Courthouse 10-10-13

CRIMINAL
Kathleen Velma Perkins appeared Oct. 9 and was found Guilty and convicted of Failure to Stop at an Accident. She was ordered to pay a fine of $100 and costs of the action, $96, by Nov. 27. Defendant shall reappear before this Court on Nov. 27 at 9 a.m. if all costs and fine are not paid in full.
Lloyd R. Criffield appeared Oct. 9 and was found Guilty and convicted of Fishing Without Written Permission. He was ordered to pay a fine of $1.00 and costs of the action, $96 by Dec. 4. Defendant shall reappear before the Court at 9 a.m., Dec. 4, if all costs and fine are not paid in full.
James C. Walker appeared Oct. 9 and was found Guilty and convicted of Improper Backing, an infraction. He was ordered to pay a fine of $100 and costs of the action, $96.
Dawain D. Koerber appeared Oct. 9 and was found Guilty and convicted of No Interlock Device. He was ordered to pay a fine of $100 and costs of the action, $96 by Nov. 27. Defendant shall reappear before the Court at 9 a.m., Nov. 27, if all costs and fine are not paid in full.

District Court
LIMITED CIVIL
Settled:
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $549 plus interest and costs from Holly Guy, Clyde.
Dillon's Corporation received a judgment of $1,549.50 plus interest and costs from Phil Anderson, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $1,215 plus interest and costs from Robert Salazar, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $86.62 plus interest and costs from Terrance Britt, et al, Jamestown.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $227.10 plus interest and costs from Zachary Garst, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $259.87 plus interest and costs from Richard Scott, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $1,437.60 plus interest and costs from Bobby Dillow, et al, Concordia.
Filed:
Asset Acceptance LLC seeks a judgment of $6,102.64 plus interest and costs from Marc L. Fosdick, Concordia.
Kroger Inc. seeks a judgment of $361.64 from Harold McNeely, Aurora,
Midland Funding LLC seeks a judgment of $1,126.66 plus interest and costs from Mary L. Snavely, Concordia.

TRAFFIC
All Subtypes,
Oct. 2-Oct. 8

The following people received fines for Speeding: Donald O. Arnett, Jose D. Guerrero, Sharon L. Saulnier, $177; Aimee Lynn Barefoot, Eric N. Blackwood, Dana Kim Corp,  William E. Davis, Nichhlas Goodreau, Alejandro Hernandez, Thomas W. Hood, Timothy E. Riegel, Jason C. Romero, Sabrina J. Stolzenburg, Jessica L. Uhl, Cody W. Weir, Janet Zeiner, $141;  Rivero R. Bosch, Donna J. Polich, $183; Elva F. Brammer, $189;  Michael R. Pepper, $246.
The following people received $10 fines for failure to wear seat belt: Donald O. Arnett,  Skyler Wayne Jacobs, Alexandra Clark.
Receiving fines for other violations were: Grady W. Brayton, purchase/consumption alcoholic liquor/CMB by minor, $396, deferred adjudication; Ryan Eastin, improper driving on laned roadway, $171; Jose D. Guerrero, driving while license caneled/suspended/revoked, $100; Austin J. Virus, liability insurance coverage required, $396.

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Trustees Deed:
Steven D. Womack trust and Judy M. Womack, trustee, to Bruce R. Brown and Irene F. Brown, lot 24 in block 2 Lost Creek Hills, an addition to the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas, according to the recorded plat thereof.
Warranty Deeds:
City of Concordia to Marquis Place of Concordia LLC, Blosser second addition block A lot 1, Blosser second addition block C lot 1, a tract of land in the southeast/ southwest quarter of section 4-6-3 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas.
Micky D. Smejkal aka Micky Dean and Marc R. McFarland aka Marc to Smejkal-McFarland living trust, Micky Dean Smejkal, trustee and Marc McFarland, trustee, the east half of lot 5 in block 6, first addition to the town of Glasco formerly Dell Ray, see record; the west half of lot 5 and all of lot 6 in block 6 first addition to the town of Glasco, formerly known as Dell Ray.
Quit Claim Deeds:
Manhattan Development LLC to Richard L. Thomas and Diane L. Thomas, the southwest quarter northwest quarter of section 5 and the west half southwest quarter of said section 5 and the southeast quarter southwest of said section 5-8S-3W of the 6th PM in Cloud County Kansas; AND
 the southwest quarter northwest quarter of section 5 and the west half southwest quarter of said section 5 and the southeast quarter southwest of said section 5-8S-3W of the 6th PM in Cloud County Kansas; AND
west half southeast quarter of section 20-8S-R3W of the 6th P.M. in Cloud County Kansas.
Justin Davis and Mandy Davis to Roy H. Davis, all of lot 12 and the west half of lot 13 in block 52 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Miles E. File to Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation, southeast quarter 17-6-5.

Early History of Cloud County
By H.E. Smith
An Engineer's Yarn
One night I was delayed by an unexpected break-down in gearing, and stayed in my cellar long after the girls, the clerk and the fireman had gone, hard at work tinkering at the engine. No one was in the factory but Harkness and myself. I do not think he suspected my presence. As I was taking off my overalls and fixing up, I heard a heavy dray come up to our door. There were four or five men with it, who were not our regular cartmen. They jumped out, were let in through the half-closed doors of the main floor above me, and were led up stairs by Harkness. Presently they reappeared, bearing cases of various kinds of stock, fancy paper, gilding stuff, light machinery, and different odds and ends, with which they loaded the dray and then drove off again.
All was done in such a quiet, mysterious way, that it was evident that something wrong was being done. What could it be? The men were not robbers, for there was Mr. Harkness, and he sole owner of the factory. A man does not commit a larceny on his own property. I couldn't make it out at all.
I started to go. Just as I entered the office from below, Harkness came in by the passage-way door from the floor above. He started perceptibly when he saw me, but instantly regained his composure, and said, as cool as you please.
"Ah! You're late, Bill. What's wrong today? Hope you won't blow us up for a week or so yet. We're doing a staving business, Bill." (I think I see him now "washing his hands with invisible soap in imperceptible water," with that self-satisfied, hypocritical leer on his face.) "Just sent a load of fine boxes down to the Winged Arrow. She sails to-morrow, so we had to ship in a hurry. Fine boxes; and a beautiful vessel, Bill. Good night to you."
"Good night, sir," said I, and left.
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert
(continued)

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OPINIONS

Letter to the Editor 8-28-15

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