Courthouse 4-1-14

District Court
CRIMINAL
 Gary Thomas Felix appeared March 27 and was found Guilty and convicted of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving While License Suspended. For the possession of drug paraphernalia charge he was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, a fine of $100, an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, attorney fees of $100, a probation supervision fee of $60 and all other assessed fees. For the driving while license suspended violation, he was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $100 and all other assessed fees. Defendant's sentence was suspended and he was placed on supervised probation with Court Service for 12 months following specific terms and conditions.
Alex J. Henderson appeared March 26 and was found Guilty and convicted of No Liability Insurance. He was sentenced to the custody of the Cloud County Jail for 30 days and ordered to pay a fine of $300 and costs of the action, $96 by April 30. His sentence was suspended upon full payment of all costs and fine.
Jennifer Lynn Bender appeared March 26 and was found Guilty and convicted of Expired Registration. She was ordered to pay a fine of $50 and costs of the action, $96 by April 30. Defendant shall reappear before the Court April 30 if all costs and fine are not paid in full.
Barrett W. Day appeared March 27 and was found Guilty and convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant. He also was convicted of No Registration. For the operating a motor vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant he was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $500, a community corrections fee of $250 (DUI fine) an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, a probation supervision fee of $60, a community service work insurance fee of $8.50 and all other assessed fees. For the no registration he was ordered to pay costs of the action, $96, and a fine of $50.  Defendant was given credit for time served. His sentence was suspended with Defendant being placed on supervised probation for a period of 12 months following specific terms and conditions. Defendant may perform approved community service work, at the rate of $6.00 per hour, to offset the fines. He must pay the sum of $8.50 for a community service work insurance fee.

NEWS

Possible construction of transloading facility discussed

 The Kansas Department of Transportation officials and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer made a stop in Concordia, Thursday morning, to hear input on possibly constructing a rail transloading facility in Cloud County.  Transloading is the process of moving goods from one mode of... [More]

Courthouse 11-21-14

District Court CRIMINAL  Candice Dawn Beach appeared Nov. 17 and was convicted of a violation of Criminal Damage to Property. She was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, restitution of $24.97 by Dec. 31. Her sentence... [More]

Commission approves water rate hike

 Starting next month, citizens will see an increase in water bills after rates were raised at Wednesday night’s Concordia City Commission meeting.  After several months of discussion, the Commission last night approved a six-percent increase in water and sewer... [More]

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SPORTS

T-Birds topple Broncos, 71-58

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 Once the Cloud County Thunderbirds had finally wrestled the lead away from the Hastings College junior varsity, they weren't about to surrender it. Cloud County trailed Hastings throughout most of the first half, and was down 34-31 at halftime. The T-Birds scored the first... [More]

Hake, Guevara receive football awards

 Concordia High School seniors Drake Hake and Stafen Guevara were presented awards during the Concordia Lions Club Football Banquet Tuesday night at the Catholic Parish Hall. Hake received the Most Outstanding Senior Offensive Player Award, presented in memory of Trevor... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

Death knell for college life as we know it?     The books on my shelves which have bright, inviting covers are few. No one would find most of them inviting, and I admit they aren't dusted in weekly cleaning. They don't have  fresh, new titles.  They... [More]

In the Mean Time

 “WHO CARES!!”  What would be your reaction if you saw those words on the face of every clock you looked at?  Recently, I received an advertisement for such a time-piece. All the numerals are in a heap at the bottom and those words are emblazoned across... [More]

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