Courthouse 5-23-14

District Court
Limited Civil
Settled:
James Reynolds et al received a judgment of $825 and costs, fee and interest from Erin Crawford, Concordia.
Chuck Knapp and Lisa Knapp received a judgment of $1,412 plus interest and were granted a request for an order of eviction from Aaron Clairmont et al, Concordia.
Dismissed:
The case of Scott R. Condray Chtd. vs. Nicole Alburado, Solomon, has been dismissed but the court will favorably consider a motion for re-instatement if a current address is located for the defendant.

SMALL CLAIMS
Koch Excavating received a judgment of $914.25 plus costs of $84.50 and 12 percent per annum interest from Ronald G. West Jr., Concordia.

TRAFFIC
All Subtypes
May 14-20
The following people received fines for Speeding: Justin J. Crough, $222; Chelsey L. Foulk, Joshua R. Griess, Cathy L. Spears, $234; Virgie C. Hasenbank, $282; Danielle R. Kenton, Amy N. Pannone, Kylee R. Pernicek, Kyle D. Swisher, Elizabeth A. Weedin, $141;  Tan T Le, $177; Philip D. Meinecke, William C. Morgan, $183; Gerrard Tobias, $140.
Receiving fines for other violations were: Kelton David Cheney, liquor, purchase/consumption alcoholic liquor/CMB by minor, $136; Kyle R. Cox, transporting open container, $196; Emilo David Romos Foden, liquor, purchase/consumption alcoholic liquor/CMB by minor, $136; Kenneth B. Givens, traffic control signal, $171; Jesse W. Goodwin, liquor, purchase/consumption alcoholic liquor/CMB by minor, $136; Bobby L. Holt Jr., driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, second conviction, $1,446; Dale R. Larson, official traffic control devices, required obedience, $173; Blake Austin Mikesell, driving under the influence, first conviction, $386; William C. Morgan, operating a motor vehicle without valid license, $100; Estelle Parsons, liquor, purchase/consumpton alcoholic liquor/CMB by minor, $296; Andrew C. Ramsey, liquor, purchase/consumpton alcoholic liquor/CMB by minor, $136; Alex M. Staines, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, first conviction, $886; Betty Busby, Johnny L. Dillow II, failure to wear seat belt, $10; Tarin R. Hawkins, failure to wear seat belt (14-17 yoa), $60.

CRIMINAL
Kurtis William Hall appeared May 21 and was found Guilty and convicted of No Driver's License on Person. He was sentenced to five days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $50 and costs of the action, $96. Defendant's sentence was suspended on condition that all fines and costs are paid in full by June 25. Defendant shall reappear before the Court June 25 at 9 a.m. if all costs and fine are not paid in full.
Ethan Miles Kermmoade appeared May 21 and was found Guilty and Convicted of Possession of an Hallucinogenic Drug, Marijuana. He was sentenced to the Cloud County Jail for 11 months and ordered to pay a fine of $100, costs of the action, $156, a probation supervision fee of $60 and an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40. Defendant's sentence was suspended with Defendant being placed on supervised probation with Court Services for 11 months following specific terms and conditions.
Victoria A. Walters appeared May 21 and was found Guilty and convicted of Giving a Worthless Check. She was ordered to pay a fine of $158, restitution to Press Express of $60 and an administrative handling fee of $10. All payments shall be made directly through the office of the Clerk of the District Court, Cloud County Courthouse. Defendant's sentence was suspended upon full payment of all costs and fine by June 25 at 9 a.m., or Defendant shall reappear before the Court at that time. Should Defendant fail to pay the costs and fine assessed by June 25 or fail to appear, a warrant shall be issued for Defendant's arrest.
Skyi Mariatta Melton appeared May 8 and was found Guilty and convicted of three violations of Theft. She was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail for each violation to be served concurrently and ordered to pay the costs of the action, $158, a probation fee of $60, a BIDS Administrative fee of $100,  restitution as later determined by the Court and all other assessed fees. Pursuant to State v. Robinson, no attorney fees are assessed in this action. The Court found that the Defendant's sentences are suspended with Defendant being placed on supervised probation for a period of twelve months following specific terms and conditions.

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Warranty Deeds:
Wright Trucking LLC to Brent Melton Halepeska, trustee; Deborah Ann Halepeska, trustee;  Deborah Ann Halepeska trust, an undivided half interest and Brent Melton Halepeska trust, an undivided half interest, a tract in the west half of 20-8-1 more fully described as beginning 50 feet south of the southwest corner of lot 7 in block 65 in College Addition, Miltonvale, Kan., See record.
William R. Czapanskiy, Deborah Czapanskiy, Ann S. Carr, Dale E. Chambers, Eleanor M. Chambers and Eda L. Bocksnick to Ponderosa Farm LLC, the northeast quarter of section 2-7-1 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas and the northeast quarter of section 2-7-1 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas and west half northwest quarter of section 8-6-1 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas and the northeast quarter of section 2-7-1 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas and all that part of the east half northeast quarter of section 7-6-1 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas.
William A. Dorman to Brad L. Berk, trustee, Kay L. Berk, trustee, Brad L. Berk revocable inter vivos trust and Kay L. Berk revocable inter vivos trust, all of the NW Quarter, the west half of 15-7-3, see record; all of the SW Quarter, the west half of 15-7-3, see record; the north half northeast quarter 22-7-3 except a tract, see record.
Liesel A. Flansburg fka Liesel A. Grauberger and Dustin T. Flansburg to Lisa S. Kindel, lot 11 in block 2 in Lost Creek Hills, an addition to the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Donna J. Long and Robert H. Long to Dana Brewer, an undivided half interest in the north 81 feet of lots 19, 20 and 21 in block 135 in the city of Concordia Cloud County Kansas.
Swenson Brewer and Long chartered fka Paulsen, Buechel, Swenson, Uri and Brewer to Dana Brewer and Donna J. Long, equal undivided half shares in the north 81 feet of lots 19, 20 and 21 in block 135 in the city of Concordia Cloud County Kansas.
Dana Brewer and Tina R. Brewer to Legal Enterprises LLC, the north 81 feet of lots 19, 20 and 21 in block 135 in the city of Concordia Cloud County Kansas.
Linda S. Scott fka Linda Davenport to Justin R. Ramsey, all of lot 16 in block 3 in Drake's addition to the city of Concordia Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Robert P. Maxson and Susan L. Cantine to Michael S. Biery and Jamie L. Biery, lot 4, block 13, Lost Creek Hills Addition to city of Concordia Cloud County Kansas, see record.
 Vickie L. Larson to Andrew A. Hartzel, the west 66 feet of lot 2 in block 74 in the city of Concordia Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Richard Cyphers and Phyllis R. Cyphers, aka Phyllis Cyphers to Darlene Lewis, trustee, Darlene Lewis trust, Joseph H. Odette and Jennifer A. Odette, northwest quarter 14-5-3, see record.
Quit Claim Deeds:
Lee Thurston to LBJ LP, northwest quarter except a tract beginning 25' south northwest corner northwest quarter south 155', E 175', north 155' to POB and exc. right-of-way 6-7-4, see record.
Everett L. Ford and Glorianna M. Ford to Jeffery O. Freed and Amy S. Freed, lot 3 in block 190 in the city of Concordia Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof and subject to easements and restrictions of record.
Ann Bessette to Leroy Bessette and Ann Bessette, a part of lot 48 of Heller's Addition to the city of Clyde, Cloud County, Kansas, see record.

EARLY HISTORY OF CLOUD COUNTY
By H.E. Smith
A Night in a Signal-Box
I am the wife of an ex-signalman on the Uniform railway. His signal-box stands high up, white and solitary, above a charming country.
It is very hot in summer, when the sun shines on the glass, and very cold in winter, when the northeast wind howls around it, and whistles aerial music through the telegraph.
It was an important lookout, for, within a mile of it, numerous lines intersected each other, over which, day and night, trains were ever crossing and re-crossing, with hairbreadth escapes of collisions.
When John was courting me, he often made me tremble about it by saying "Jane, that place is a trouble to me; one day I know there will be a crash; I feel it. A man can't be always in health. Even a signal man's brain will sometime become dazed and muddled; and then, if he makes a mistake, a smash must come."
We were married, and John grew brighter and more cheerful, and I trusted he had forgotten that wretched presentiment of his about collision.
After six months, however, it returned, worse than ever. He used to read all the accidents; and, when any of the officials were convicted for man-slaughter or discharged for negligence, he would say, "That may be the case tomorrow, Jane; then what's to become of you?"
I am aware most men would not have thought, like him, but he had the kindest, most sensitive heart. "John," I said at last, "why don't you quit the situation, and get something else?" "Because a married man should never give  up one employment before he's sure of another."
"Well, then, dear, don't say any more, or  you'll make me as nervous as yourself." I had begun to think about the cross lines and the mail expresses as much as John himself, though I wouldn't let him know it. the signal box began to haunt me, and I used frequently to go up to the turn of the road and look at it for nothing at all. That idea of a collision was a monomania with John—it was becoming so with me.
A year went by safely, except for that miserable thought, no two persons could be happier than John and I, especially as we now had a little daughter, who, for a while, banished John's dread, and we talked hopefully of the future. Our prospects were better, for my husband unexpectedly heard from an uncle in Australia, who had made a comfortable fortune, and intended to return and live with his relatives.
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert
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