Courthouse 1-8-14

District Court
CRIMINAL
 Kathy Gail Matlock appeared Jan. 6 and was found Guilty and convicted of Disorderly Conduct. She was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay the costs of the action, $158. Her sentence shall be suspended on the condition that all fines and costs are paid in full by Jan. 22. Defendant shall reappear before the Court at 9 a.m., Jan. 22 if all costs and fine are not paid in full.
 Michael Anthony Criner appeared Jan. 3 and was found Guilty and convicted of Possession of a Hallucinogenic Drug, Marijuana. He was sentenced to 11 months in the 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 by Feb. 26. Defendant shall remain in custody of the Cloud County Jail until noon on Jan. 6. He was given credit for time served. His sentence was suspended and he was placed on supervised probation with Court Services for 11 months following specific terms and conditions.

NEWS

Six appointed to arts commission

 Six people were appointed to the newly formed Concordia Arts Commission during Wednesday night's city commission meeting. City Manager Larry Uri said the idea for an arts commission came about because of a grant he is working on for a mural at the proposed Broadway Plaza... [More]

For the record 8-21-14

Police Dept. Report Accident—At 4 p.m., Aug. 20, officers investigated an accident in the 600 block of Washington involving vehicles driven by Savannah Brockelman and Leslie Freeman, both of Concordia.

For the record 8-20-14

Police Dept. Report Arrest—Officers arrested Erin Crawford, 21, Concordia, at 5:10 p.m., Aug. 19, in the 100 block of West 6th Street on a Cloud County Warrant for Failure to Comply. Crawford was transported to Cloud County Law Enforcement Center. Fire Dept./EMS Report... [More]

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SPORTS

Local gymnasts compete

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gymnasts representing the Concordia Gymnastics Center competed in the 2014 Junior Olympics.  Katie Thompson, Concordia, captured first place in the all-around in the Level 7, 18-year-old division. She was first on the bars, first in the floor exercise,... [More]

Blues advance to semifinals of state tournament

WATHENA – The Concordia Blues advanced to the semifinals of the Class AA State American Legion baseball tournament with a 9-6 win over Larned here last night. The Blues are one of just two unbeaten teams remaining in the double elimination tournament. Fort Scott, also unbeaten... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

Times not to be forgotten . . .  A recent headline declares “Music complements life.”  Does it ever! But the immediate reaction to that headline was thinking that, hopefully, we soon could be hearing early band practice. It gets me out of bed on lazy... [More]

In the mean time

 Under August 20, “Touchstones,” a book of daily meditations for men, has this to offer, “Spiritual growth is the result of coming face-to-face with our own situation, feeling the brunt of our own puzzlement, recognizing no recipe will apply completely,... [More]

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