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

Courthouse 10-23-14

District Court CIVIL Settled: In the case of State of Kansas, Cloud County, vs. Shawn J. Kirkman et al, defendant agreed to pay $10,000 in certified funds to the Cloud County Sheriff's Department and plaintiff agreed to release his property, the 2010 Ford F150 Raptor. Midland... [More]

County board sets time for plan extension hearing

Following a discussion with Ashley McMillan Hutchinson, CloudCorp executive director, about the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, Cloud County commissioners Monday set 3:15 p.m., Nov. 10, as the time for a  public hearing for consideration for the plan extension. McMillan... [More]

Hunger Banquet offers lessons on hunger, poverty

 "We are here today because more than 2.5 billion people live in poverty." This was emcee Toby Nosker's opening sentence when he addressed the crowd at Thursday evening's Hunger Banquet at the Valley Rental Center in Concordia.  Approximately 70 people attended the... [More]

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SPORTS

T-Birds beat Colby

COLBY — Cloud County broke a tie for second place in the Jayhawk Conference Western Division by knocking off Colby Community College in five sets Wednesday night. The Thunderbirds and the Trojans were both 9-4 in the Conference heading into the match. Cloud County downed... [More]

Thunderbirds drop Grizzlies

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 The Cloud County Thunderbirds notched a fifth straight Jayhawk Conference Western Division volleyball win by dropping Butler Community College 3-1 Monday night in Bryant Gymnasium. Cloud County has rattled off five wins in a row since a loss to Seward County, and is now... [More]

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OPINIONS

Marion Ellet Remembered

  Our Marion Ellet was given star treatment in Kansas City last night. She is the subject of Tom Nelson's new documentary, "The Story of Marion Ellet," which was part of the Kansas City International Film Festival. It was attended by a hand- ful of former Concordians,... [More]

Prairie Pondering

Life's little instructions . . .  Sometimes the right ideas for another column fail to appear, except with reasons why they shouldn't be attempted. That's when fingers go wandering over the keys and the mind follows. A photograph in one book reveals a smiling fellow, casually... [More]

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