Courthouse 12-27

District Court
CIVIL
Settled:
In the case of Casey Zach vs. State of Kansas, the Court ruled that plaintiff's motion to correct illegal sentence should be sustained. Defendant was re-sentenced to a severity level 4 drug felony.

LIMITED CIVIL
Settled:
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $1,984.07 plus interest and costs from Ashley Price, Concordia.
GE Capital Retail Bank received a judgment of $1,918.12 plus costs and interest from Donald Stillblower, Concordia.
Dismissed:
The case of Credit Management Services Inc. vs. David Fees, Concordia, has been dismissed with prejudice.

TRAFFIC
All Subtypes, Dec. 19-25
The following people received fines for Speeding: Oluwaseun O. Adewale, $230; Lindsey R. Bogner, $149; Ayonnia R. Casey, $224; Patrick D. Crowell, Kurt A. England, Miranda K. Hinnenkamp, Zachary J. LeBlanc, Kelsey N. Meyer, Lori M. Pfister, Joshua A. Stone, $143; Nichell L. Lowery, Emily K. Tavis, $173; Codie P. Milford, $167; Nathan W. Whalen, $155.
Receiving $10 fine for failure to wear seat belt were Daniel C. Lavoie, Francisco J. Mata, Patricia A. Ratliff.
Receiving fines for other violations were David R. Cohran, driving under influence of alcohol or drugs, first conviction, $948; Carissa R. Ernst, driving under influence of alcohol or drugs, first conviction, $987.50, deferred adjudication; Patrick A. Gordon, unlawful vehicle registration, $148; Tucker R. Kreikemeier, driving under influence of alcohol or drugs, first conviction, $200, deferred adjudication; Francisco J. Mata, operating motor vehicle without valid license, $198; Aaleb J. Miller, basic rule governing speed of vehicles, $148; Miguel A. Muriel, driving while license canceled/suspended/revoked, $198.

Legal Transfers

Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed
Justin R. Fleming and Sara M. Fleming to Kenneth W. Terrill and Amanda F. Terrill a tract in the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section 34-5-3 beginning two chains east of the east line of Matthew Street in east Concordia thence 3.75 chains north of the south line of the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section 34.

Warranty Deeds
Margaret Parbuoni and Michael J. Masonis to Michael E. Mosher Trust No. 1, Michael E. Mosher, Trustee, Barbara J. Mosher, Trustee, and Barbara J. Mosher Trust No. 1 an undivided half interest in and to the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section 15, township 5, range 2. See record.
Marilyn A. Johnston, Donald Dean Johnston and Marilyn A. Johnston to Lloyd B. Johnston, Lloyd B. Johnston, Terry J. Johnston, Jerry D. Johnston, Terry J. Johnston, Trisha L. Johnston, Jamie L. Bundy, Susan Hoppe, Rick A. Hoppe, Bryce D. Johnston, and Tracey Johnston, an undivided interest in the north half of the southwest quarter of section 14, township 6, range 4. See record. And an undivided interest in the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of the north half of the southwest quarter in section 14, township 6, range 4. See record.
Donald Dean Johnston and Marilyn A. Johnston to Lloyd B. Johnston, Terry J. Johnston, Jerry D. Johnston, Terry J. Johnston, Trisha L. Johnston, Jamie L. Bundy, Susan Hoppe, Rick A. Hoppe, Bryce D. Johnston, and Tracey Johnston an undivided interest in the north half of the southwest quarter of section 14, township 6, range 4. See record. And an undivided interest in the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter and the north half of the southwest quarter of section 14, township 6, range 4. See record.
Quit Claim Deed
Lisa Partridge, John Partridge, Derek Newlin, Paula Newlin, Dustin J. Newlin, Casey Newlin, and Lance Newlin to Mark Newlin the west half of the east half of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter, or the west half of east half of lot 3; and east half of the west half of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter, or the east half of the west half of lot 3, Section 32, township 5, range 3, Cloud County Kansas. See record.

Early History of Cloud County
By H.E. Smith

In A Tunnel
"I can get it out quick as a wink, child," she continued, eagerly, settling her spectacles, and spreading out a soft silk handkerchief, with the intention of applying it to Ruth's eye.
"No, thank you. It is nothing," said Ruth, hastily popping the glass back to its hiding place. Thus foiled, the old lady relapsed into silence, although she could not remain quiet long. She jerked her head about quickly to observe different objects with a sparrow-like motion, and becoming absorbingly interested in Ruth, she peered at the trimmings, even testing the quality of a ribbon furtively with a critical fore-finger and thumb. Age had chiseled wrinkles, innumerable fine lines, in the intelligent face, had whitened the scanty hair, and robbed the sunken mouth of teeth, yet the vital forces seemed unimpaired. She was like a queer little gray bird hopping along to peck a crumb of information everywhere.
"I wonder who she is and where she's goin'?" pondered the old lady, her busy brain having unsuccessfully twisted Ruth around the whirlingwheel of minute investigation. Then she bobbed abruptly, and skipped into the seat beside the object of her interest with an apologetic, "Guess I'll change my place, if you don't mind, and get out of the draught from that winder. Old folks have to be kinder keerful about draughts."
Miss Mayhew graciously assented, and her neighbor was delighted with the success of her stratagem. "Live in these parts?" small, beady eyes twinkling all over her companion interrogatively.
"Yes. Have you come far?" "Far! I guess so! I left my darter's home in Indianny day afore yesterday. My son-in-law, Marthy's husband, is a lumber merchant, you know, out West. Yes, the winter's been cold, some. We had Bible classes and lectures, and once there came a panoramy of New York. Jabez took me. Hev you been there? Most as good as seeing it for yourself, the panormay was. Come home alone? Law, yes! Made my way along as easy as could be. I stopped over night at Montreal in Canady at a great hotel, and the clerk gave me a snug little room so's I felt real to hum. There's a big bridge – the victory bridge, they call it there. I see it. I've been a good piece on the Grand Turk Railroad, too."

Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert
(continued)

NEWS

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SPORTS

Beloit squeezes out pair of wins over Blues

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OPINIONS

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