Courthouse 3-28-14

District Court
LIMITED CIVIL
Dismissed:
The case of Kroger Inc. dba Kwik Shop #1574 vs. Harold McNeely, Aurora, has been dismissed without prejudice.
The case of Midland Funding LLC vs. Mary L. Snavely, Concordia, has been dismissed without prejudice.
The case of Mike Strong Inc. dba Payday Loan vs. Kay Rachele Rowland, Concordia, has been dismissed without prejudice.
The case of Mike Strong vs. Cory A. Guinn, Concordia, has been dismissed without prejudice.
The case of Portfolio Recovery Associates LCC VS. Deeanna Lee Stevenson, Glasco, has been dismissed without prejudice.
The case of Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Inc. vs. Bessie Luben, Cozad, Neb., has been dismissed without prejudice.
The case of Capital One Bank (USA) NA vs. Joel D. Anderson, Concordia, has been dismissed without prejudice.
The case of Credit Management Services Inc. vs. Robert Pearson, Clyde, has been dismissed without prejudice.
The case of Nex-Tech Wireless LLC vs. Juan Ruiz, Rice, has been dismissed without prejudice.
The case of Nex-Tech Wireless LLC vs. Ryan Russell Millikan, Miltonvale, has been dismissed with prejudice.
The case of Scott R. Condray Chartered vs. Kelsey Trost, Concordia, has been dismissed with prejudice to refiling and costs charged to defendant.
The case of Credit Management Services Inc. vs. Christy Dexter, Concordia, has been dismissed with prejudice.
Settled:
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $1,116.09 plus interest and costs from Kevin Collins et al, Concordia.
Scott R. Condray Chartered received a judgment of $653.92 plus interest and costs from Randy L. Turner, Cawker City.
Filed:
Credit Management Services Inc. seeks a judgment of $650 plus interest and costs from Donald Stolzenburg et al, Concordia.

TRAFFIC
All subtypes
March 19-25
The following people received fines for Speeding: Douglas A. Balbas Jr., Loarn L. Bucl, Chad M. Capron, Michael G. Mohler Jr, Jamison D. Peerson, Randall L. Rathbun, Kevin R. Rosch, John Edward Schlaefli, Tomas Ticum-Ventura, Mary A. Walker, Brandon James Wilson, Cody N. Wooderson, $141; Ajia M. Hamlin, Lin A. Khaing, $210; Bradley B. Miller, Joshua R. Scott, $165; Emily C. Paganelli, $201; Donald E. Roach, $171; Michaelle E. Strickland, $183.
Receiving fines for other violations were: Chad M. Capron, operating motor vehicle without a valid license, $100; Clinton E. Fraser, Darian R. Glover, Casey R. Mendenhall, Jordan L. Patterson, Jennifer A. Ward, failure to wear seat belt, $10; Richard Robert Knapp, driving while suspended, third or subsequent conviction, $296 (charged twice); Kevin J. Miller, connecting and safety equipment of towing vehicles, $126; Brice J. Phillips, driving under the influence, first conviction, $986.

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Warranty Deeds:
Paul Moon and Verletta Moon to Dennis D. Krier and Mary S. Krier, the south half of lots 10 and 11 in block 99 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Robert L. Steimel and Maridell I. Steimel to Robert L. Steimel trust No. 1, Robert L. Steimel, trustee, and Maridell I. Steimel, trustee, lot 3 in block 2 in College Heights addition to the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
Quit Claim Deed:
Terry Tate to Barbara Shepard, the west half of lot 2 and all of lot 3 in block 53, west addition to the city of Miltonvale, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Transfer on Death Deeds:
Ellen R. Seifert to Ellen R. Seifert revocable trust, the southeast quarter northwest quarter the southwest quarter northeast quarter the northeast quarter southwest quarter the northwest quarter southeast quarter the southwest quarter southeast quarter and the south half southwest quarter all in section 36-5-2.
Ellen R. Seifert to Ellen R. Seifert revocable trust, a tract in the east half southeast quarter of section 23-5-1 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas containing 1 acre more or less, see record.

EARLY HISTORY OF CLOUD COUNTY
By H.E. Smith
The Adventures of Marquette
Even then Marquette had no conception of the true grandeur of that valley he had entered, extending from the Allegheny ridges to the Rocky Mountains. Still, when the tidings of his wonderful discoveries reached Quebec, the exciting intelligence was received with the ringing of bells, with salvos of artillery, and most preeminent and important of all, by nearly the whole population, led by the clergy and other dignitaries of the place, going in procession to the cathedral where the Te Deum was sung in thanksgiving to God.
In Marquette's account of this voyage he writes, "Nowhere did we see such grounds, meadows, woods, stags, buffaloes, deer, wild cats, bustards, swans, ducks, parquets´ and even beavers, as on the Illinois River.
By the earnest request of the Illinois Indians, Marquette returned to them and continued with them, revered and beloved, preaching the gospel for two years. On the 18th of May, 1675, as he was ascending Lake Michigan, with his boatmen, he proposed landing at the mouth of a small stream, for the celebration of mass. He left his men in the canoe while he went a short distance into the solitude of the forest to pray. As some time passed and he did not return, they called to mind that he had said, before he left them, that he felt that the hour of his death was at hand. They went to seek him. He was lying upon a green mound dead, with his hands folded as in prayer. The boatmen silently and sadly dug his grave, and left his mortal remains in the solitude of the forest on the banks of the stream which now bears the name of Marquette.
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert

NEWS

Sod rolled out at the Broadway Plaza

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Broadway Plaza took on some color on Wednesday afternoon. Employees of Republican Valley Landscape, Concordia, rolled out about 1,000 square yards of fescue sod at the Plaza  as construction on the outdoor programmable event space nears completion. Republican Valley Landscape... [More]

McKinney Sisters have developed a love for bluegrass

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CCCC trustees approve COLA increase

The Cloud County Community College board of trustees last night approved a two percent cost of living (COLA) increase for faculty members as well as for full and regular part time administrative and support staff employees effective July 1, 2016. The faculty two percent increase... [More]

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SPORTS

American Legion drops Osborne to win state title

OSBORNE — Putting up six runs in the top of the fourth inning, the Concordia American Legion knocked off host Osborne 9-3 in the championship game of the Kansas Pee Wee Baseball State Tournament Friday night. The American Legion was clinging to a slim 2-1 lead heading into... [More]

American Legion advances to state title game

OSBORNE — Winning a matchup of two Concordia teams, the American Legion advanced to the championship game of the Kansas State Pee Wee Baseball Tournament. The American Legion shut out 16th Street Car Wash 5-0 in the tournament semifinals on Thursday night. Advancing to... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

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Letter to the Editor 7-22-16

Dear Editor,  Voting!!  As I was lying awake last night, thinking about the day and what Ted Cruz said at the Republican Convention. I realized I had to agree with him. Yes, I agree his timing and choice of place to present his feelings was probably not the best, but... [More]

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