Courthouse 5-14-15

District Court
CIVIL
Filed:
Wells Fargo Bank NA seeks a judgment of $72,446.86 plus costs and interest from Donald Anthony Thomas et al., Dunnellon, Fla.

LIMITED CIVIL
Dismissed:
The case of Credit Management Services Inc. vs. Amy Waterman, Concordia, has been dismissed with prejudice.
Settled:
Nex-Tech Wireless LLC received a judgment of $476.45 plus interest and costs from Racheal Cairns, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $650 plus interest and costs from Donald Stolzenburg et al, Concordia.
Galt Ventures LLC received a judgment of $798.70 plus interest and costs from Sharon K. Valeka, Concordia.
Mike Strong Inc. dba Mike's Payday Loans received a judgment of $549.82 plus interest and costs from Zachariah McGuire, Concordia.
Filed:
State Bank of Delphos seeks a judgment of $972.82 plus interest and costs and other further relief as the Court deems just and equitable from Chase B. Jackson et al, Salina.
Tallgrass Veterinary Hospital P.A. seeks a judgment of $297.08 plus interest and costs from Carrie Carpentier, Clyde.
Tallgrass Veterinary Hospital P.A. seeks a judgment of $376.76 plus interest and costs from Darci J. Elliott, Concorida.
Tallgrass Veterinary Hospital P.A. seeks a judgment of $321.32 plus interest and costs from Rex Maske, Concordia.
Tallgrass Veterinary Hospital P.A. seeks a judgment of $281.72 plus interest and costs from Dee Brown, Concordia.
Westar Energy Inc. seeks a judgment of $654.70 plus interest and costs from Angela Young, Miltonvale.
Credit Management Services Inc. seeks a judgment of $539 plus interest and costs from Matthew S. Pruitt, Concordia.
Chuck and Lisa Knapp seek a judgment of $1,412 and for judgment against defendants and all other occupants for restitution and possession of the premises from Aaron and Amandy Clairmont, Concordia.

TRAFFIC
All subtypes
May 5-14
The following people received fines for Speeding: Usniel C. Almarales, Cheng A. Goch, Jeffrey S. Hollenbeck, Kelsi J. Lamer, Alexander E. Lundeen, Starleen Renee Pearce, Richae M. Schrock, Preston T. Smith, Herman Edward Van Galen, $141; Thomas G. Griswold III, Brittney H. Jones, $189; Luis Hernandez-Calleros, $195; Bharwani N. Mehdimon Hammad, $201;  Gary C. Moore, $228; John A. Nevin, $153; Tommy Nix, $255; Carrie M. Parker, $210; Karl S. Schonbeck, $273; Clydene G. Sigle, $198; Carmeilya D. Williams, $195.
Receiving fines for other violations were: Jason A. Barnes, transporting open container, $246; Brent A. Lefler, failure to yield at stop or yield sign, $171; Lester Lyle Eugene Gray, operate motor vehicle without valid license, $196; Richae M. Schrock, license to be carried and exhibited upon demand, $50; Brandon L. Cairns, failure to wear seatbelt, 14–17, $60; Erik S. Gilkeson, failure to wear seatbelt, $10.

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Quit Claim Deeds:
Robert L. Baer Bankruptcy trustee to Lori Ann Hess, west 58 feet of lot 6 and east 2 feet of lot 5 in block 8 city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
Larry D. Berndt to Norman Mosburg, lots 7, 8 and 9 block 8 in W.R. West's addition, an addition to the city of Glasco Cloud County.
Gary Strait and Cynthia Strait to Anna Retta Waite, lot 8 in block 177 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Warranty Deeds:
Lloyd R. Russell and Linda M. Russell to Nolan A. Crosson and Amanda A. Crosson, a tract of land located in the northeast quarter of 20-5-3, see record.
Susie Ann Nelson, Richard Craig Nelson and Darcy Renee Nelson to Lloyd R. Russell and Linda M. Russell, lot 1 of Country Club Hills Addition in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
William J. Walsh to Michael L. Wentz, trustee, and Marsha L. Wentz, trustee and Wentz family trust, a tract of land 3 feet wide off the northeast side of lot 16 in block 2 of College Heights an addition to the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Farmers Bank of Osborne to Jerry L. Sorell and Gaylene F. Sorell, southwest quarter of southwest quarter of 35-7-4 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas, see record.
Kevin Marcus Mans aka Kevin Manz to Kari Lynn Garcia, south half of southeast quarter of 2-5-4 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas, see record; north half of northeast quarter of 11-5-4 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas, see record; northeast quarter of northwest quarter of 11-5-4 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas, see record.
Kevin  Marcus Mans aka Kevin M. Manz aka Kevin Manz to Kim Loring Manz, south half of southeast quarter of 2-5-4 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas, see record; north half of northeast quarter of 11-5-4 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas, see record; northeast quarter of northwest quarter of 11-5-4 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas, see record.
Lois D. Harding aka Lois Harding and Sammy W. Harding, attorney-in-fact, to Anita J. Cyphers, east 11 feet of lot 3 and the west 55 feet of lot 2 in block 8 in the original townsite of the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
Obrien Swenson LLC to Wayne Jeardoe, tract 1—the southwest quarter 9-5-3 subject to easements of record except a tract, see record; Tract 2—A tract in southwest quarter 9-5-3, see record.
Anita J. Cyphers to Bruce S. Snyder and Dawn M. Snyder, a tract of land in the southwest quarter 7-6-1, see record.
Trustees' Deeds:
Robert C. Champlin, trustee, Roberta J. Champlin, trustee, and Robert and Roberta Champlin trust to Champlin Farms LLC, Parcel 1—All that part of the northwest quarter 22-5-5, lying north of the north right-of-way line of Kansas Highway No. 28, see record; an undivided half interest in the southeast quarter of 12-5-4 less a tract, see record; an undivided half interest in the southwest quarter of 12-5-4 less a tract, see record.
Maxine L. Trahan, trustee, Larry E. Trahan, trustee, and Everett L. Trahan family trust to Bill L. Shepard, lot 12 block 42 of the north addition to the city of Miltonvale, Cloud County, Kansas.

EARLY HISTORY OF CLOUD COUNTY
By H.E. Smith

Experiences in the City

 One glance was enough for me to decide not to accept the proffered hospitality, but I begged the doorman to allow me a moment for observation. To give an adequate description of the scene, I am not able; nothing less than the pen of Dante or the pencil of Dore could do the subject justice. The stench and mixture of stenches that rose in the air, the gibes and blasphemies, prayers and curses from many of the half drunk or crazy inmates, the occupation of one or two in the corner picking the vermin from their bodies, and the general appearance of extreme filth, the yells and moans of the women in the next room—all these made an impression on me which I shall not soon forget.
 On the street I again met the policeman who had directed my way to this place; he kindly loaned me a quarter. Lately I have stayed for a few nights at a place in the lower part of the city, which is maintained for the aid of the homeless by the munificence of a well-known citizen of this city.
 At the present moment I imagine my prospects for the future are a little brighter than they have been. I pray it may not be only imagination. And in closing I have only to say: Young man, unless you are possessed of money enough to be independent, or have a positive engagement with a responsible firm, don't come to the great city. I arrive at this conclusion not only from my own experience, but from that of many others whom I have either come in actual contact with or had knowledge of; men who have been merchants and lawyers, as well as clerks and artisans, and men of all degrees of ability, from low medium to high, don't come here to wait for something to turn up.
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert 

NEWS

Courthouse 7-31-14

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CCCC board approves publishing budget

 The Cloud County Community College board of trustees approved publishing the 2014-2015 budget Tuesday night, leaving the mill levy unchanged.  Amy Lange, vice president for administrative services, recommended the board maintain the operational mill levy at 25.694... [More]

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SPORTS

CNB clips Norton 2-1 in K-18 state title game

LUCAS — Scratching out just enough runs to back a solid pitching performance by Cole Larsen, Concordia Citizens National Bank clipped Norton 2-1 in the championship game of the K-18 Baseball State Tournament Tuesday night. Larsen gave up just one run on four hits, struck... [More]

Blues cruise into Class AA state tournament

LINCOLN — Outscoring its opponents in the semifinal game and championship game by a combined 20-1, the Concordia Blues qualified for the Kansas American Legion Baseball Class AA State Tournament. Concordia shut out Lincoln 11-0 in the semifinal game of the Class AA Zone... [More]

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OPINIONS

In the mean time

 Last week's rerun of GOD'S WINGS started a series of meditations for me. One of the most difficult was my seeking to answer the question, Would I be willing to lay down my life for another? When the chips were down, would I, like the mother bird, remain steadfast or would... [More]

Voters should be informed

In today’s fast-paced society, we’re often “too busy” to inquire and learn about different political points of view.  Those who vote need to familiarize themselves with the positions of every candidate.  Too often, we simply vote along party... [More]

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