Courthouse 1-9-14

District Court
LIMITED CIVIL
Dismissed:
The case of Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. Dennis D. Price, Clyde, has been dismissed with prejudice.
Settled:
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $95.31 plus costs and interest from Jesse R. Turner, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $81.62 plus costs and interest from Lisa Ratliff, Clyde.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $95.31 plus interest and costs from Melissa Spengler, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $95.31 plus interest and costs from Stacy VandenBroeder, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $60.31 plus interest and costs from Jennifer Knight, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $86.62 plus interest and costs from Raymond Morse, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $353.65 plus interest and costs from Richard Nault, Concordia.
Filed:
Credit Management Services Inc. seeks a judgment of $1,899.42 plus interest and costs from Terry Southard, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. seeks a judgment of $2,779.90 plus interest and costs from Kelsey Renee Trost, Conordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. seeks a judgment of $382 plus interest and costs from Steven Kohl, et al, Miltonvale.
Credit Management Services Inc. seeks a judgment of $2,991 plus interest and costs from Amanda L. Conn, Concordia.

SMALL CLAIMS
Filed:
Brown Enviro-Control seeks a judgment of $236.58 from Andrew Hale, Concordia.
Brown Enviro-Control seeks a judgment of $187.80 from Caren Winkhorst, Glasco.
Brown Enviro-Control seeks a judgment of $415.21 from Stan and Maxine VanMeter, Concordia.
Brown Enviro-Control seeks a judgment of $194.63 from Jade Chaput, Concordia.
Brown Enviro-Control seeks a judgment of $535.92 from Lee Halfhide, Concordia.

TRAFFIC
All Case Types
Jan. 2-7
The following people received fines for Speeding: Cade W. Browning, (deferred adjudication), Sue A. Carr, Aaron D. Conley, Alejandro Estaban, Charles S. Gaber, Robert C. Herrera, Chase L. Larson, Joseph J. Mckibbon, Kenteh E. Neff, Jon H. Packer, Roger A. Pletcher, Ann M. Schroeder, Nathanael Stewart Washington, $141; Cynthia Gail Davis, $219; David Davis, Corey E. Loupin, Angela L. Walker, $189; Shanetha S. Lathan, Edwin  Myrick, $159, deferred adjudication; Luis O. Luna Soto, Kit C. Ringer, $165; Carlos Martinez-Rascon, $142; Darryl E. Swann, $201; Jared M. Thompson, $621.
Receiving fines for other violations were: Shanetha S. Lathan, child passenger safety; restraining systems and seat belts, $60; Kathy Gail Matlock, disorderly conduct, unknown circumstance, $158; Anthony James May, disorderly conduct, unknown circumstance, $158; William  J. Pickard, gross weight limits for vehicles, $691; William J. Pickard, motor carrier safety rules and regulations, $115; Destiney R. Schwant, liquor; purchase/consumption alcoholic liquor/CMB by minor, $336, deferred adjudication; Paul Somogyi Jr., criminal hunting; without consent from property owner on private property, deferred adjudication, $158; Shane W. Evans and William Evans, criminal hunting without consent from property owner on private property, $158 each, deferred adjudication; Michael Anthony Griner, possession of certain hallucinogenic drugs, $358; Nicholas Steven Hines, improper crossover on divided highway, $141; Anthony Lee Keazer, use/possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body, $808; Kenneth Allen Knoll, battery, $158, Ciara Lee Halfhide, basic rule governing speed of vehicles, $171.

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Quit Claim Deeds:
Hi-Nine Corporation, a Kansas Corporation, to Bergen Farms LLC, a one acre tract in the southeast quarter of section 33-6-5 west of the 6th P.M. in Cloud County Kansas, see record.
Merit, Inc. to Raymond P. Cote and Yvonne M. Cote, a tract of land beginning at a point 30 feet east of the northwest corner of park block in the city of Miltonvale, see record.
Warranty Deeds:
Gary F. Cairns to William L. Cairns and Michelle C. Cairns, the west 33' of lot 2 and the east 11' of lot 3 in block 99 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas, according to the recorded plat thereof
Merle J. Martin, Merle J. Martin and Rachelle Martin, attorney-in-fact, to Christopher Paul McGuire and Dawn McGuire, the west 22' of lot 2 and the east 44' of lot 3 in block 7 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Eldon R. Vohs and Dorothy M. Vohs to Richard D. Demars and Mary E. Demars, lot 9 and the west 16 feet of lot 8 in block 108 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kanas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Arlan R. Jensen and Laura Jensen to Donnie Kearn and Sharron Sutton Kearn, the north half of lots 10 and 11 in block 114 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
Todd P. Nicholson and Chylene E. Nicholson to James K. Waters and Jeannie M. Waters, a tract of land in the southeast quarter northwest quarter of section 4-6-3 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas, see record.
Trustee's Deed:
Kenneth D. Blackwood, trustee, and Kenneth D. Blackwood trust to Jeffery R. Blackwood and Darcy R. Blackwood, west half northwest quarter 2-8-1, see record; south half 2-8-1, all of the Southwest quarter, see record.

EARLY HISTORY OF CLOUD COUNTY
By H.E. Smith
Light at Last
The months and the years rolled on, and it was known that the ship Fides had been long at the bottom of the sea, and not a word had been heard from any of her crew. That they had all been lost was beyond a doubt.
In time Mary's mother fell sick and died, and Mary was left alone with her crippled brother. She kept the little cottage, but it was not all her own. Thee was a mortgage upon it, and upon Mary the mortgage lay heavily. Percy, the cripple, could eat, but he could do no work. He was a constant care, and he repaid his sister in love when he could repay her in no other way. She found work at dress-making, and so she labored on, praying for strength  to perform her duty to the living and to the dead.
Years, years, years, with little of sunshine, with much of gloom, and with much, very much, of care and labor!
Years four-and-twenty since that night when Paul went away so resolute and so hopeful. And Mary Archer was now forty-four. The care and the labor had made their mark, but they had not detracted from her beauty. The freshness and the bloom were faded, but the ripeness of her true womanly nature, in faith and resignation, had come with a beauty that cannot fade—the beauty of goodness and Christian devotion.
It was growing dark without. Percy had been very sick, with need of more care and more medicine. The interest on the cottage was two years over-due, and the man of calculating business who held it had foreclosed and sued for possession. The cottage could not be much longer her home. Of herself she thought not at all; but what would become of her helpless brother?
In this strait John Lettrell came to her once more, and offered both herself and her brother a comfortable home for the rest of their days. What would she tell him?
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert
(continued)

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