Commission awards $80,000 to Clyde Beautification

Cloud County board of commissioners Monday presented a check for $80,000 to the Clyde Beautification Committee to be used for its downtown lighting project. Present to accept the check were Clyde
Beautification members LeAnn Brady, Wendy Genereux, Loretta Thompson, Brenda Koch and Dawn Seifert. The award was allocated from the 2012 Meridian Way funds.
In other business, the board approved terminating its contract with Rural Lakes and to send a letter notifying them Cloud County would be withdrawing its membership immediately.
Marlene Stamm discussed various items regarding the sanitarian position, presented drafts of the application forms she will be using and discussed the yearly contract for the sanitarian position.
Commissioners approved a classification change for Erin Garman in the JJA/Community Corrections Department from part-time to full-time with no change in wage. This position is funded by grant funds and fills an open position.
Justin Murdock, Solid Waste director, reported the drain has been replaced on the scale at the Transfer Station and that he will be meeting with Mitchell and Republic County commissioners to discuss the household hazardous waste program.
At the request of Sheriff Brian Marks, the board had a 10- minute executive session to discuss non-elected personnel. Included in the session were Amber Lindberg, jail administrator, and county clerk Linda Bogart.
Meetings during the past week reported on by commissioners included: Cloud County Resources Council, Sept. 18, KWORCC board of directors conference call on Sept. 20, and KNCK Coffeetime Sept. 21, Gary Caspers; CloudCorp meeting, Sept. 18 and Juvenile Detention meeting Sept. 19 in Marion, Johnita Crawford.
In other business the board
—reviewed department monthly expense vouchers.
—heard from highway administrator Andy Asch that it is time to spray for Sericca Lespedeza and musk thistles.
Adjournment was at 12:20 p.m.

NEWS

Possible construction of transloading facility discussed

 The Kansas Department of Transportation officials and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer made a stop in Concordia, Thursday morning, to hear input on possibly constructing a rail transloading facility in Cloud County.  Transloading is the process of moving goods from one mode of... [More]

Courthouse 11-21-14

District Court CRIMINAL  Candice Dawn Beach appeared Nov. 17 and was convicted of a violation of Criminal Damage to Property. She was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, restitution of $24.97 by Dec. 31. Her sentence... [More]

Commission approves water rate hike

 Starting next month, citizens will see an increase in water bills after rates were raised at Wednesday night’s Concordia City Commission meeting.  After several months of discussion, the Commission last night approved a six-percent increase in water and sewer... [More]

More News

SPORTS

T-Birds topple Broncos, 71-58

thumb

 Once the Cloud County Thunderbirds had finally wrestled the lead away from the Hastings College junior varsity, they weren't about to surrender it. Cloud County trailed Hastings throughout most of the first half, and was down 34-31 at halftime. The T-Birds scored the first... [More]

Hake, Guevara receive football awards

 Concordia High School seniors Drake Hake and Stafen Guevara were presented awards during the Concordia Lions Club Football Banquet Tuesday night at the Catholic Parish Hall. Hake received the Most Outstanding Senior Offensive Player Award, presented in memory of Trevor... [More]

More Sports

OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

Death knell for college life as we know it?     The books on my shelves which have bright, inviting covers are few. No one would find most of them inviting, and I admit they aren't dusted in weekly cleaning. They don't have  fresh, new titles.  They... [More]

In the Mean Time

 “WHO CARES!!”  What would be your reaction if you saw those words on the face of every clock you looked at?  Recently, I received an advertisement for such a time-piece. All the numerals are in a heap at the bottom and those words are emblazoned across... [More]

More Opinions

Buy Photos