Courthouse 4-17-14

District Court
CIVIL
Settled:
 In the case of Jessica Sherwood vs. A. Retta Waite, Concordia, judgment was entered in favor of the Defendant. Waite received judgment of $2,773.84 for rental property she owned. Costs of $109.80 were assessed to Sherwood. Judgment shall bear interest of 12 percent per annum until paid in full.
Termination
 The Court ruled that the case of Clayton D. and Agnes Irene Peterson vs. Patrick C. Peterson, et al, Clyde, be terminated.

LIMITED CIVIL
Settled:
 Credit Management received a judgment of $1,961.80 plus interest and costs from Joseph Morales et al, Concordia.
Evacuation
In the case of Bonnie Jensen vs. Charles Myers, Concordia, the Court issued an order approving eviction for immediate possession to Jensen. A hearing will be set to hear the issue on damages.
Filed:
Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems seeks a judgment of $8,302.95 plus interest and costs from Chelsi L. Darnall, Glasco.
James Reynolds et al seek a judgment of $825 together with ongoing incurring rent of $275 for each month Defendant remains on premises beyond April 2014 plus interest and costs from Erin D. Crawford, Concordia, together with a late fee of $10 a day on or after Feb. 4, 2014.
Nex-Tech Wireless LLC seeks a judgment of $1,327.06 plus interest and costs from Jackie Geisler, Concordia.
Nex-Tech Wireless LLC seeks a judgment of $931.23 plus interest and costs from Cynthia Kibler, Concordia.
Nex-Tech Wireless LLC seeks a judgment of $1,338.98 plus interest and costs from Larry Henderson, Concordia.
Nex-Tech Wireless LLC seeks a judgment of $1,854.78 plus interest and costs from Jarrett Allen, Riley.
Nex-Tech Wireless LLC seeks a judgment of $1,407.95 plus interest and costs from Christina M. Noah, Concordia.

TRAFFIC
All Subtypes
April 9-15
The following people received fines for Speeding: Charletta L. Camp, Mary K. Cummins, Dammie H. Lilienthal, Joshua P. Ogorman, Steven J. Ridgeway, Meghan J. Swanson, Michael T. Taylor, $141; Jessica J. Lueck, $147; Prairee R. Marlier, Bradley Newton, $165.
Receiving fines for other violations were: Abel E. Cuellar, James C. Merritts, failure to wear seat belt, $10; Wyatt D. Forshee, failure to wear seatbelt (14-7 yoa), $60; Jessica Ann Hutchinson, purchase/consumption alcoholic liquor/CMB by minor, $22, deferred adjudication; Summer C. Kearns, failure to wear seatbelt, $91.

CRIMINAL
 Terry Shadduck appeared April 16 and was found Guilty and convicted of No Liability Insurance. He was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to a fine of $300 and costs of the action, $96. The Court found that Defendant's sentence shall be suspended on the condition that all fines and costs are paid in full by May 28. Defendant shall reappear before the Court May 28 if all costs and fine are not paid in full.
 Kevin Dee Wright appeared April 14 and was found Guilty and convicted of two violations of K.S.A. 21-6206 Harassment by a Telecommunication Device. He was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail for each violation and ordered to pay costs of the action in the sum of $158, an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, a probation supervision fee of $60, attorney fees of $200, a BIDS application fee of $100 and all other assessed fees. Defendant was given credit for time served. Defendant's sentence shall be suspended and he will be placed on supervised probation with Court Services for 12 months following specific terms and conditions.
 Christopher Robin Vail appeared April 14 and was found Guilty and convicted of two violations of K.S.A. 21-5709, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail for each count, and ordered to pay the costs of the action, $158, restitution of $95.95 to Cloud County Sheriff's Department, a BIDS Administrative fee of $100 and fines totaling $200 by Oct. 1. Defendant is given credit for time served. Pursuant to State v. Robinson, attorney fees are waived. Defendant's sentence was suspended and he was placed on unsupervised probation for 12 months following specific terms and conditions.

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Warranty Deeds:
James R. Louthan to Hirsch Land and Cattle Company Inc., northwest quarter southeast quarter 30-8-5, see record.
Richard M. Pepple and Peggy A. Pepple to Terry Tate, lot 13 and the south 40 feet of lot 14 in block 44 in north addition to the city of Miltonvale, Cloud County Kansas.
Trustee's Deed:
Patricia M. Kennard irrevocable trust, Mary R. Howard, trustee, David B. Kennard, trustee, and Michael J. Kennard, trustee to Ballou Land and Cattle Inc., the north half northeast quarter of section 36-8-4 west of the 6th P.M. in Cloud County Kansas subject to public road rights-of-way as well as all visible easements and restrictions of record if any.

EARLY HISTORY OF CLOUD COUNTY
By H.E. Smith
Experiences in the City
 What number was considerably augmented in the time I staid, which was not long, for as soon as the merchant arrived he said: "Gentlemen, are there any among your number who have ever occupied a position of this kind in this city? Naming a vacancy he wished to have filled, "if there are, they will please come in the office." Five intelligent looking young men immediately stepped forth from whom to select; of course, the rest of us had no chance, and a repetition of this is what occurred every day, for business is done here in New York specialties more than anywhere else in the country; that is, a firm does business in one or a few separate articles, and the employment runs in the same way. If a merchant wishes to engage an entry clerk, he not only wants one who has served in that capacity, but if he is a dealer in fancy goods he wants an entry clerk who has been employed in that particular branch of business, and in this city; or, if he does not make this last condition absolutely essential, he will give the preference to such a one certainly, as I so it is in all branches of business, whether wholesale or retail; for instance, a retail shoe dealer on Sixth Avenue advertised for a clerk, and a young man with whom I had become acquainted applied. The dealer saw that the young man understood the business thoroughly, but told him he had an application by a clerk from another store on the same avenue, and he thought he might influence some trade; at any rate, other things being equal, he must of course give him the preference.
 Before the end of two weeks' fruitless search for employment, my money was exhausted, and I had done what cost me a great mental effort, applied to my former employer for the loan of two dollars, which was given me, but in a way which I construed to mean-it must be the last. I still had shelter for another week, but nothing more. I received answers to some of my communications during this time, but they all ended in nothing.
 At one place, where a gentleman had advertised for a rapid penman, good at figures, I was well received, and the gentleman seemed to take quite an interest in me; now my penmanship could not be called elegant, though good enough for ordinary purposes; as an accountant, I am correct.
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert
(Continued)

NEWS

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