Courthouse 1-28-14

District Court
Seth Eugene Hiatt appeared Jan. 27 and was found Guilty and convicted of Possession of a Hallucinogenic Drug, Marijuana. He was sentenced to 12 months in Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, a fine of $100, an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, a probation supervision fee of $60, and all other assessed fees. Defendant was given credit for time served. His sentence was suspended with Defendant being placed on supervised probation with Court Services for 12 months following specific terms and conditions.  The Court further finds that Defendant may perform community service work to offset the costs and fees imposed in this matter, at the rate of $6.00 per hour. Defendant shall pay a community service work insurance fee of $8.50 prior to the performance of any community service work.

NEWS

Commissioner: Issues at jail persist

 At the quarterly intergovernmental meeting in Clyde Wednesday night, Cloud County Commissioner Bill Czapanskiy told those in attendance that problems continue to plague the new law enforcement center and jail. Since the jail’s completion in March 2014, there have... [More]

Courthouse 2-26-15

District Court CIVIL Filed: Kansas Department for Children and Families received a judgment of $3,746 plus interest and costs from Laura A. Hittle, Concordia. LIMITED CIVIL Settled: Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $3,196.47 plus interest and costs from... [More]

CCCC board accepts feasibility study

 The Cloud County Community College board of trustees accepted a feasibility study Tuesday night, paving the way to move forward with fundraising for a new multipurpose facility on the Concordia campus.  Since September 2014, Carlton & Company has been conducting... [More]

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SPORTS

T-Birds tumble to Cougars, 86-79

GREAT BEND — With her team struggling to shake the Cloud County Thunderbirds, Phikala Anthony took control. Anthony outscored Cloud County 13-5 to extend a two-point lead to an 85-75 cushion, and the Barton Community College Cougars pulled out an 86-75 Jayhawk Conference... [More]

Panthers crush Tigers 73-41 in regular season finale

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 It will be better than a week before the Concordia Panthers take the floor again, but when they do it will be with some renewed confidence.  Concordia wrapped up the regular season with a 73-41 North Central Kansas League victory over Clay Center Tuesday night in the... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

Nothing more to say . . .   Sometimes an obituary can become almost poetic, perhaps and especially if the paper is back home  country - “Scott served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1965. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a hard worker, a green thumb genius... [More]

Letter to the Editor 2-27-15

Dear Editor,  The letter written by David Norlin that appeared in the February 24th edition of the Blade-Empire is yet another example of anti-gun rhetoric espoused by individuals who have a far left political viewpoint. I think Professor Norlin should have followed his... [More]

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