Courthouse 10-29-13

District Court
CRIMINAL
Adam L. Tipton appeared Oct. 23 and was found Guilty and convicted of Defective Tail Light. He was ordered to pay a fine of $45 and costs of the action, $96. Defendant shall reappear before the Court at 9 a.m., Nov. 27, if all costs and fine are not paid in full.
Alexis Sparrow appeared Oct. 24 and was convicted of Possession of a Hallucinogenic Drug, Marijuana. She was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, a probation supervision fee of $60, attorney fees of $600, a BIDS administrative fee of $100, a community service work insurance fee of $8.50 and all other assessed fees. The Court also finds that Defendant has been convicted of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and shall be sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail. Her sentences shall be served concurrently.  Defendant was given credit for time previously served. Her sentences were suspended and she was placed on supervised probation with Court Services for 12 months following specific terms and conditions.
Aaron Sleeper appeared Oct. 22 and was found Guilty and convicted of Speeding 90/70 and No Liability Insurance. For the no liability insurance charge, he was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $300 and costs of the action, $96. For the speeding charge he was ordered to pay a fine of $105 and costs of the action, $96. Defendant's sentence was suspended on the condition that all fines and costs are paid in full by Nov. 27.

NEWS

Board hears report on agreement

Eric Ivey and Kim Goodnight, ITC, presented Cloud County board of commissioners with a maintenance agreement for the use of county roads at the board's meeting Monday.  They reported ITC will begin moving Sept. 1 and should complete the project the end of 2016, although... [More]

Public’s help sought in search for missing man

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 The Cloud County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a Belleville man who has been missing since Friday evening. Cloud County Sheriff Brian Marks said Robert Munson, Jr., was last seen in Belleville on Friday evening. Munson is 6’0”,... [More]

Spencers makes first appearance

A Cloud County man, Trevin LeePaul Spencer, who is accused of murdering an Asherville man made his first appearance in Mitchell County district court Friday afternoon. Spencer appeared before District Court Judge Debra Wright, and was officially charged with the murder of Darrell... [More]

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SPORTS

CNB is runner-up in State K-18 tournament

LUCAS – In what turned out to be a pitchers' duel, Beloit Blues downed Citizens National Bank 2-0 in the K-18 State Championship game here last night. Beloit scored the only two runs of the game in the third inning.  Billy Bechard pitched all seven innings for Citizens,... [More]

CNB edges Hoisington, advances to state title game

LUCAS — Citizens National Bank advanced to the championship game of the 64th Annual K-18 Baseball State Tournament by slipping past Hoisington 10-8 in the semifinals on Sunday night. The fourth seed out of the East Regional, Citizens National Bank downed Phillipsburg 13-1... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

 We will survive . . .  Not long ago, an article appeared in the Christian Science Monitor discussing American families who have provided plural presidents in America's history.  Google was not a bit helpful, and age has not done one good thing for my memory.... [More]

In the Mean Time

(Reprinted from December 2000)  A surgeon, an engineer and a politician were debating which of their professions was the oldest.  “Eve was made from Adam's rib,” said the surgeon, “and that, of course, is a surgical procedure.”  “Yes,”... [More]

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