Courthouse 4-24-14

District Court
CIVIL
Denied
The request of Bryan Douglas Sprung, Hutchinson Prison, for an appointed attorney was denied and his motion for relief pursuant to K.S.A. 6-1507 was denied.
Settled:
American Express Centurion Bank received a judgment of $3,517.88 and costs from Carroll Sleffel, Concordia.
Bank of America N.A. received a judgment of $44,280.75 plus interest and costs from Courtney L. Charest, et al, Concordia.

LIMITED CIVIL
Dismissed:
The case of Credit Management Services Inc. vs. Angela Sjogren, Concordia, has been dismissed with prejudice.
Settled:
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $1,562.19 plus interest and costs from Jason Tanner et al, Miltonvale.
State Farm Automobile Insurance Company received a judgment of $7,762.40 and costs from Mark A. Fraser, Concordia.
Cloud County Health Center Inc. and Cloud County Health Center dba Family Care Center received a judgment of $478 plus interest and costs from Rejeana Willoughby, Concordia.
Filed:
Central National Bank seeks a judgment of $528.31 plus interest and costs from John M. Laskowski, Miltonvale.
Central National Bank seeks a judgment of $725.29 plus interest and costs from Ethan Tyler Kahle, Clyde.

SMALL CLAIMS
Koch Excavating Inc. seeks a judgment of $914.25 from Ronald G. West Jr., Beloit.

TRAFFIC
All Subtypes
April 16-22
The following people received fines for Speeding: Howard L. Berry, Muhammad T. Umar, $177; George A. Chapman, Kelly C. Goodloe, Carl J. Jackson, Bart L. King, Ryan Kueker, Brian E. Smith, $141; Raymond J. Hamel, Richard J. Wright Jr., $186; Stefanie R. Lewis, $222; Ricky G. Mcalevy Jr., $165; Malaik A. Muhammad, $210.
Receiving fines for other violations were Zachary E. Krier, driving under the influence, first conviction (DUI Only) Deferred Adjudication, $886; Lucas R. Lintz, driving while suspended, first conviction, $196; Skyi M. Pearce, Failure to yield at stop or yield sign, $252; and license to be carried and exhibited upon demand, $131; and child passenger safety; restraining systems & seat belts, $141; Chancy L. Ross, failure to dim headlights, $171; Terry Shadduck, vehicles, liability insurance coverage required, $396; Anthony G. Bieker, failure to wear seatbelt, $10.

CRIMINAL
Timothy Michael Eugene Rowland appeared April 23. The Court found the Defendant had Violated the Terms and Conditions of his Probation and the same should be revoked. Defendant shall be remanded to the custody of the Cloud County Jail to serve 10 days from this date. Following the service of that sanction, the Court finds that Defendant's probation shall be terminated as unsuccessful.

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Warranty Deeds:
Mae Sanders to William Frybarger and June Frybarger, north half of lot 1 and the north half of lot 2 in block 183 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
Roy F. Palmer and Joyce A. Palmer to Michael E. Stein, a tract of land located in the southeast quarter 8-8-3, see record.
Michael S. Biery and Jamie L. Biery to Richard R. Vickers, lot 19, Country Club Hills Addition to the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the supplemental plat of said Addition which appears of record in volume 3 page 36 of the plat books.
B.F. Pugh to W.P. Martin, lot 4 in block 1 in Riverdale Addition to the city of Clyde, Cloud County Kansas.
Ryan Cairns to Brandon Brundridge, beginning at a point 106.18 feet east and 281.6 feet south of the northeast corner of the northwest quarter southwest quarter 32-5-3, see record.
Quit Claim Deed:
Marjorie Palecek to Seeds of Hope No. 2 Inc., the west 44 feet of lot 11 block 1 original town, city of Clyde, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Sheriff's Deed:
Sheriff of Cloud County Brian K. Marks to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development of Washington, D.C., lots 20 and 21 in block 110 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.

Early History of Cloud County
By H.E. Smith
Experiences in the City
I had strong hopes of getting employment here, but when he showed me samples of penmanship that had been submitted by other applicants, my heart failed me; one man in particular had left a sample of writing which I have never seen excelled; it was like copperplate—"the corresponding clerk," the gentleman said, "of a large house-been affected by the panic; he wants to earn $10 per week, but would work for less."
 I had now been unemployed for three weeks, during the last of which, to satisfy the cravings of hunger, I had sold a few articles of clothing that I could possibly get along without, and now had come Saturday, when the rent of my room for the ensuing week must be paid. I dreaded asking for trust in a matter of this kind, especially from a lady; but the thought of being turned into the street at length overpowered other considerations, so, putting on an indifferent air, I carelessly remarked to my landlady that I did not get any money that day, but would pay her the first of the week. She looked at me wonderingly, but answered me kindly.
Monday I renewed my efforts with re-doubled earnestness, but it was of no use. Thee are plenty of places where agents are wanted to sell superfluous articles by canvassing city or country, and the most glowing inducements are held out, but even these require the investment of some capital. The business is very distasteful to me, but I resolved to try it if I could get a chance. I found a man who was willing to let me have a sample of his wares without paying for until sold. At first I did not think very favorably of the article he had to sell (patent razor strops), but after hearing him explain all the qualities and advantages of his strops over all others, in an argument of a quarter of an hour's duration, backed up by his statements of what agents had actually done and were doing, was led to believe that I could dispose of at least one strop in every barber shop in the city.
Enough to say, I did not sell any strops that day, and at night went creeping to my room like a condemned criminal, hungry and faint.
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert
(Continued)

NEWS

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SPORTS

T-Birds slip past Central in OT, 2-1

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OPINIONS

Letter to the Editor 8-28-15

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