Courthouse 2-8-13

District Court
LIMITED CIVIL
Settled:
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $462.10 plus interest and costs from Michael Arms, Independence, Mo.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $364.05 plus interest and costs from Michael Plush, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $371 plus interest and costs from Adrianne Elwood, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $382.19 plus interest and costs from Mary Stimatze, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $406 plus interest and costs from Iva Newton, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $854.50 plus interest and costs from Heather Dewey, Clyde.
Filed:
Farmway Co-op Inc. seeks a judgment of $1,000 plus interest, fees and costs from Melissa Somers, Concordia.
Discover Bank seeks a judgment of $2,154.17 plus interest and costs from Tom J. Davidson, Concordia.
Capital One Bank (USA) N.A. seeks a judgment of $784.88 plus interest and costs from Laurie C. Baldwin, Miltonvale.
Credit Management Services Inc. seeks a judgment of $1,017.50 plus interest and costs from Nicholas Funk, Concordia.
Credit Managment Services Inc. seeks a judgment of $582.85 plus interest and costs from Patricia Hagar, Wichita.
John Fischer DDS seeks a judgment of $525.82 plus interest and costs from Nicholas Lee Clanin, Concordia.
Scott Condray Chartered seeks a judgment of $336.70 plus interest and costs from Doug Zimmerman, Jamestown.
Scott Condray Chartered seeks a judgment of $2,444.97 plus interest and costs from Heath Eugene Waite, Concordia.

SMALL CLAIMS
Filed:
Gallagher Plumbing and Heating seeks a judgment of $630.62 from Ron Denk, Clyde.
Gallagher Plumbing and Heating seeks a judgment of $102.53 from Ray German, Agenda.
Concordia Small Animal Clinic seeks a judgment of $602.20 from Rex and Kathleen Thomas, Delphos.

CRIMINAL
Matthew L. Emerson appeared February 7. The State of Kansas, appearing by Robert A. Walsh, Cloud County Attorney presented evidence and testimony, after which the Court found Matthew L. Emerson Guilty of Unlawful Possession or Consumption of a Cereal Malt Beverage by a Minor. He was convicted and sentenced to the custody of the Cloud County Jail for 10 days, ordered to pay a fine of $200 and costs of the action, $98 by March 7. Defendant's sentence shall be suspended upon full payment of all costs and fine. Defendant shall reappear  before the Court at 9 a.m., March 7, if all costs and fine are not paid in full. The Court directed the Division of Motor Vehicles to suspend Defendant's driving privileges pursuant to statute.

TRAFFIC
All Case Types, Jan. 30-Feb. 5
The following people received fines for Speeding: David Benavidez, Manuel N. Campuzano-Lopez, Audra Cleveland,  Craig E. Colboch, Sharena Gayman, Albert K. Greenwood, Davitt L. Harold, Ruth E. Henderson, Travis M. LeClair, Richard J. Mckeever, Laurie R. Minchew, Michael K. Nunnenkamp, Austin J. Pruser, Alexandra Smallwood MD, Darrel H. Smith, $143; Joseph L. Griffee, $185; Christopher D. Mainka, $179; Matthew D. Vorel, $149.
Receiving $10 fines for failure to wear seat belt were Tyler B. Boys and Vanessa J. Creighton.
Receiving fines for other violations were Vanessa J. Creighton, operating a motor vehicle without valid license, $198; Randy Edward Hamilton, battery, $300, deferred adjudication; Roc A. Harrington, transporting an open container, $198; Terry Rieb, failure to yield to emergency vehicle, $293; William W. Strait, Wildlife, Parks and Recreation, general violations, $198; William W. Strait, Wildlife, Parks and Recreation, general violations, $100.

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Trustee's Deed:
Jerry L. Stenberg, Trustee and Betty L. Kuiken Trust No. 1 to Eric Stenberg, Jason Stenberg and Mark Stenberg, a tract of land located in block 3 original town of city of Clyde, Cloud County Kansas and an undivided 1/5 interest in and to the common area described as the east 11 feet of lot 7 and all of lots 8, 9 and 10 in block 3 original town city of Clyde, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof except tract.
Warranty Deeds:
Federal National Mortgage Association by Martin Leigh Laws and Fritzlen PC to Ryan K. McMillan and Thea M. McMillan, lot 12 in block 71 in the original town of Concordia, Cloud County.
Curt Stasny and Lori Stasny to Robert Gruenberg, the south half of lots 19 and 20 in block 88 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Bonnie Mellies to Carl H. Pfizenmaier Jr., east half northwest quarter of Section 12, Township 7, Range 1, Cloud County, Kansas. See record.
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Lyle F. Maas and Ranada M. Maas, lots 6, 7, 8 and 9 in block 44 north addition city of Miltonvale, Cloud County Kansas.
Shirley M. Esslinger to Angela R. Currier, all of lot 8 and the west 16 feet of lot 9 in block 1 of Elmhurst an Addition to the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
Peoples Exchange Bank of Concordia to Justin Fleming and Sara Fleming, lots 21 and 22 in block 128 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
Robert Gruenberg and Hitomi Gruenberg to Jared R. Clark and Melissa R. Clark, the south half of lots 19 and 20 in block 88 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Re-recorded Deed
Veronica Barrington to Peoples Exchange Bank of Concoria, lots 21 and 22 in block 128 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
Quit Claim Deeds:
Destiny LaBonte to Shawn LaBonte, Section 11, Township 6, Range 3, a tract of land in the southeast corner of the southeast quarter. See record.
Doyle Reed and Michelle Reed to Janette Clemons, all of lots 8 and 9 in block 198, city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.

EARLY HISTORY OF CLOUD COUNTY
By H.E. SMITH
My Night in a Stage Coach
The year was 1856—the month December—the place Tamaqua. I was a young man then, and a strong one. I did a good deal of traveling through the State of Pennsylvania, going from county town to county town from the beginning of the year to the close. It was pleasant business enough, for there was less rail-roading to be done then than now, and more staging, and not infrequently long rides on canal boats in the summer time. I was not often hurried on my trips, and took my own time. My exact business at the county seats consisted of hunting up titles to obscure, wild lands, paying taxes upon them, and getting them in good condition for immediate sale.
In consequence of the nature of this business, I knew a good deal about the topography of Pennsylvania, and a good deal that, at the time, was worth knowing about its roads and its inns. All of the latter were bad, but some were better than others. One of the worst of them was at Tamaqua, and possibly it is there yet, though when I last slept under its roof, it was in altogether such a lamentable condition of decay, and its roof was such a very leaky roof indeed, that I doubt not it long ago disappeared out the sight of men, and possibly out of their memories also—Tamaqua having achieved a railroad since, and, of course, grown as only railroad towns do grow.
I arrived there in that December of 1856, on Monday afternoon, which was quite as cold and disagreeable a Monday afternoon as I remember ever to have known, though, when compared with the Tuesday that followed, it might be considered rather warm than otherwise. I was half frozen when I got there, and I was not quite thawed out when I left, for I had yielded to a burning curiosity to visit a coal mine, and I fancy that Tamaqua is nothing but a coal mine, with a thousand mouths that every morning swallow so many thousand miners and disgorge them every night.
It was then, and I think it is now, a very black and sooty place, with a canal in front of it, a hill behind it, and the huge mine I have spoken of under it. It was not only black and sooty itself, but its people were similarly black and sooty; and so were its horses, or rather its mules, for it seemed to have few of the former and a great many of the latter. Even its dogs and cats partook of the general sootiness, and were evidently greatly depressed by it. I was very cold when I went down into the mine—which had its shaft just behind the hotel—and I was colder still when I came of it. I went to bed cold, and got up cold, so cold indeed that I thought I would never be warm anymore. When I went down into the frozen breakfast-room, I looked out the window, and saw that the ground was covered deep with snow, and that it was still snowing as if it meant to exhaust the whole winter's supply in five minutes or so, being very greatly pressed to do it immediately, I drank my cold, black coffee and ate my cold, tough beef-steak in gloomy silence, thinking more than I had done for a long time before of home, of its pleasant cheer and warmth, and of the loving boys and girls in it who were even then no doubt, expecting my speedy coming, for this was already the morning of Tuesday, and Thursday would be Christmas Day.
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert
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OPINIONS

Letter to the Editor 4-18-14

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