Courthouse 12-1-13

District Court
CRIMINAL
Foster Makay Losh appeared Jan. 30. The Court found that Defendant's unsupervised probation shall be revoked and that he be placed on supervised probation for six months. Defendant was previously convicted of criminal littering and was sentenced to one month in the Cloud County Jail, ordered to pay costs of the action, $160, a fine of $250, a community service work insurance fee of $8.50 and all other assessed fees. The Court further found that Defendant shall perform 20 hours of community service work at the direction of the supervising officer and that Defendant shall pay a probation supervision fee of $60. His sentence was suspended with Defendant being placed on supervised probation for six months with specific terms and conditions.
Roc A. Harrington appeared Jan. 30 and was found Guilty and convicted of Transporting an Open Container. He was ordered to pay a fine of $100 and costs of the action, $98.
Justin W. Bolte appeared Jan. 30 and was found Guilty of Driving While License Suspended. He was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $100 and costs of the action, $98. His sentence shall be suspended on condition that all fines and costs are paid in full by Feb. 27.

CRIMINAL
Rafael Almanza-Ortega appeared Jan. 24 and was convicted of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay the costs of the action, $160, a fine of $100, an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, a probation supervision fee of $60, attorney fees of $100 and all other assessed fees. Defendant's sentence shall be suspended with the Defendant being placed on supervised probation with Court Services for six months with specific terms and conditions.

District Court
CIVIL
Filed:
Larry Fief seeks quiet and peaceful possession of property (Mercedes 2002 automobile VIN: WDBKS49F82F262218.
J.G. Wentworth seeks a judgment of transfer of structured settlement payment rights from Austin Parson, Concordia.
Kent F. Condray seeks a judgment of $23,733.60 plus interest and costs from Wane J. McGuire, Concordia.

LIMITED CIVIL
Settled:
Capital One Bank (USA) N.A. received a judgment of $333.42 plus interest and costs from Holly Guy, Miltonvale.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $199.50 plus interest and costs from Matthew F. Ovard, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $3,479.55 plus interest and costs from Gary Bottarani, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. seeks a judgment of $479.50 plus interest and costs from Shayla Brooks, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. seeks a judgment of $272.38 plus interest and costs from Nathan Chaput, Aurora.
Credit Management Services Inc. seeks a judgment of $4,832.05 plus interest and costs from Jack Read, et al, Concordia.
Filed:
Tom's Music House seeks a judgment of $1,482.27 plus interest and costs from Bob Ginther, Hardy, Neb.
Central National Bank seeks a judgment of $679 plus interest and costs from Jennifer Robinson, Concordia.
Central National Bank seeks a judgment of $475.51 plus interest and costs from Reginald and Michelle Oesterhaus, Concordia.
FIA Card Services NA seeks a judgment of $6,247 plus costs and interest from John O. Smith, Concordia.
Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home seeks a judgment of $1,729.75 plus interest and costs from Debra L. Morales, et al, Jamestown.
Credit Management Services Inc. seeks a judgment of $3,704.12 plus interest and costs from Chelsey Cleveland, Aurora.
Credit Management Services Inc. seeks a judgment of $463.17 plus interest and costs from Trisha Wogomon, Concordia.
Nex-Tech Wireless, LLC seeks a judgment of $1,254.16 plus interest and costs from Matthew P. Garner, Concordia.
Nex-Tech Wireless LLC seeks a judgment of $675.92 plus interest and costs from Roylee Knowles, Concordia.
Nex-Tech Wireless LLC seeks a judgment of $1,192.43 plus interest and costs from Kelsey Renae Trost, Concordia.
Nex-Tech Wireless LLC seeks a judgment of $947.96 plus interest and costs from Justin Sullivan, Concordia.
Nex-Tech Wireless LLC seeks a judgment of $658.27 plus interest and costs from George Robert Smith, Junction City.
SMALL CLAIMS
Filed:
Jack and Patricia Kamien seek a judgment of $2,500 from Angela Young and Matthew Hager, Miltonvale.

TRAFFIC
All Subtypes, Jan. 23-29
The following people received fines for Speeding: Melodee A. Andersen, Hugh C. Boyd, Lyndon T. Busenitz, Kimberly A. Corwell-Bradfor, Abel E. Cuellar, Quinn D. Duncan, Olguin O. Eberardo, Morgan D. Hammel, Zachary R. Henderson, Layne A. Holmes, Allison C. Hurlbut, John J. Korus, Nathan Monaghan, Timothy W. Morgan, Diana I. Norton, William R. Pierce, Jose Santos, Jacob Michael Shutts, Teddy D. Thomas, Tracy A. Tice, Lois Torreson, Peter R. Whitlow Jr., Joel B. Whitman, Natorial Zeigler, $143; Quentin C. Bender, $224; John F. Fenton Jr., $167;  Agustin Ruiz Flores, $155; Oscar Armando Gomez, $221; Caley J. Hanigan, $203; Kyle L. Heineken, $355 deferred adjudication; Nicholas D. Meyer, $161; Thomas M. Wittman, $191.

Receiving fines for other violations were: Mark M. Bowles, over the weight limits on wheels and axles, $263; Wyatt D. Forshee, failure to wear seatbelt (14-17 yoa), $60; Oscar Armando Gomez, driving while license canceled/suspended/revoked, $100; Chace Allen Hensley, Kelsey L. Janezich,  failure to wear seat belt, $10.

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Transfer on Death Deed:
Patricia M. Johnson to Patricia M. Johnson revocable trust, block 1, Rolling Hills tracts, see record. The west 227 feet of block 2 of Rolling Hills tracts in Cloud County Kansas. See record.
Warranty Deeds:
Loren R. Logan and Virginia L. Logan to Loren Richard Logan, trustee, Virginia Lee Logan, trustee, Patrick E. Logan, trustee, and Loren Richard Logan and Virginia Lee Logan revocable living trust, the west half of the northwest quarter/northwest quarter of section 18  township 5 south range 4 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas.
Loren R. Logan and Virginia L. Logan to Loren Richard Logan, trustee, Virginia Lee Logan, trustee, Patrick E. Logan, trustee, and Loren Richard Logan and Virginia Lee Logan revocable living trust, the west half of the east half of the east half of the southwest quarter of section 7 township 5 south range 4 west of the 6th P.M. in Cloud County Kansas.
Loren R. Logan and Virginia L. Logan to Loren Richard Logan, trustee, Virginia Lee Logan, trustee, Patrick E. Logan, trustee, and Loren Richard Logan and Virginia Lee Logan revocable living trust, the northeast  quarter of the southeast quarter of section 27 township 5 south range 5 west of the 6th P.M. of Cloud County Kansas.
Raymond E. King to Curtis T. Stupka and Deanna L. Stupka, all of lots 1-14 in block "H" of Foster's Addition to the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas; all of lots 12-14 in block "G" Foster's Addition to the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas; lots 2-13 in block "D" of Udell's Addition to the city of Concordia; all of lots 8-13 in block "C" Udell's Addition to the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
Angela R. Currier to Brandon C. Paredes and Julie Paredes, lots 7-8-9-10 block 2 in Craig's Addition an addition to the city of Concordia, Cloud Couny Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation by Stewart Lender Services, Inc., its attorney in fact to Anthony P. Williams, tract in the corner of section 20 township 8 south range 1 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas. See record.
Susan L. Hoppe and Rick A. Hoppe to Susan L. Hoppe and Rick A. Hoppe, an undivided 1/5 interest in and to the north half southwest quarter of section 14 township 6 south range 4 west of the 6th P.M. in Cloud County and an undivided 1/5 interest in and to the southeast quarter southwest quarter and north half southwest quarter southwest quarter all in section 14 township 6 south range 4 west of the 6th P.M. in Cloud County Kansas.
Lloyd B. Johnston and Terry J. Johnston to Lloyd B. Johnston and Terry J. Johnston, an undivided 1/5 interest in north half southwest quarter of section 14 township 6 south range 4 west of the 6th P.M. in Cloud County Kansas and an undivided 1/5 interest in and to the southeast quarter southwest quarter and the north half southwest quarter southwest quarter all in section 14 township 6 south range 4 west of the 6th P.M. in Cloud County Kansas.
Jerry D. Johnston and Terry J. Johnston to Jerry D. Johnston and Terry J. Johnston, an undivided 1/5 interest in and to the north half southwest quarter of section 14 township 6 south range 4 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas and an undivided 1/5 interest in and to the southeast quarter southwest quarter and the north half southwest quarter, southwest quarter of section 14 township 6 south range 4 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas.
Bryce D. Johnston and Tracey Johnston to Bryce D. Johnston and Tracey Johnston, an undivided 1/5 interest in and to the north half southwest quarter of section 14 township 6 south range 4 west of the 6th P.M. in Cloud County Kansas and an undivided 1/5 interest in and to the southeast quarter southwest quarter and the north half southwest quarter southwest quarter all in section 14 township 6 south range 4 west of the 6th P.M. in Cloud County Kansas.
Quit Claims Deed:
James L. Sjogren and Marcia A. Sjogren to Timothy L. Sjogren, Section 5- Township 5- Range 3 northwest quarter.

EARLY HISTORY OF CLOUD COUNTY
BY H.E. SMITH
In a Tunnel
There never were so many trains looking exactly alike, and apparently headed in the same direction, with their engines prancing aimlessly up and down. Oh, the satisfaction of at length beholding a familiar old face, spectacles on nose, beaming behind a window! Miss Mayhew dashed frantically forward, waving the necklace aloft. The old lady started, felt instantly at her throat, and began to fumble no less frantically at the closed sash. Varnish and springs defied her. Horrors!! The train, after dawdling any length of time, at this inauspicious moment continued to move. It was a pleasant sight to behold Miss Mayhew racing along the platform, casting dignity to the winds, and the old lady on the verge of apoplexy, within the car in her efforts to raise the window. How the people stared, to be sure! But Miss Mayhew did not care. She was long past personal sensitiveness; and when the sash finally yielded, just as she reached the extreme edge of the platform, she threw in the beads, and retiring, seated herself on a carpet—had to burst into tears.
Her courage completely failed her; the weak, silly feminine sobs would come. A gentleman had approached to claim the carpet-bag. He was tall, bronzed, and bearded, and he wore a scarf abut his throat of some curious Eastern fabric. Miss Mayhew, the tension of excitement having snapped, was left as weak as an infant. Her pocket has been cut, and her portemonnaie was gone. Had she, in securing her companion's safety, fallen a victim to the snaky young man herself?
She now rose, making some confused apology for the condition of her late throne, the carpet-bag. "Ruth Mayhew!" exclaimed the stranger. "I cannot be mistaken. Surely you wear my gift, the little brooch, silver and pearls.
With a startled expression of wonder she looked up into his face, and read joy in the eyes of her once young missionary; locomotives shrieked, and the human tide surged to and fro; yet, these two saw nothing of the confusion about them. He was journeying toward the white house on the hill, which was to be his first pilgrimage in his native land, and would have missed her had she not pursued the old lady with the gold beads. "How did you recognize me!" said Ruth Mayhew, flushed, and tremulous, all the independence of later years utterly gone. "I should have known you anywhere in the world," said the Rev. John Atherton, from Algiers. Entre nous, I believe he recalled the familiar brooch before he did the wearer. However, that is none of our affair, since she was perfectly satisfied with his reply. The result of this meeting was that Aunt Harriet lost her nurse, and the Foreign Missions gained a cheerful, earnest worker, after all.
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert

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