Courthouse 5-30-14

District Court
CIVIL
Dismissed:
The case of Estelle Parsons vs. Triston Stepter, Miltonvale, has been dismissed with prejudice.
The case of Fifth Third Bank vs. Jack Moss et al, Beloit, has been dismissed without prejudice.

LIMITED CIVIL
Dismissed:
The case of Discover Bank vs. Amie K. Wolf, Miltonvale, has been dismissed without prejudice.
Settled:
Discover Bank received a  judgment of $9,244.79 plus costs from Larry Bergstrom, Concordia.
Nex-Tech wireless LLC received a judgment of $774.69 plus interest and costs from Brandin Tate, Miltonvale.
Filed:
Tanya L. Mossburgh seeks a judgment of $15,000 plus interest and costs from Scott L. Moore, Schöenchen, Kan.

TRAFFIC
Case type
All Subtypes
5/21–5/27
 The following people received fines for Speeding: Ahmednaha Afrah, $159; Jennifer L. Bassen, $165; Norman D. Collins, $195; Carolyn K. Brandon, Paula J. Carlson, Mary E. Feuerborn, Donald L. Krueger, Penner W. Loewen, Rascheal R. Nutsch, Blake Carlton Slagle, Randy M. Smith Jr., $141; Christian A. Haug, Matthew K. Railsback, Santana L. Whitmer,  $177; Shea D. Lonon, $246; Jose A. Lopez Gutierrz, $222; Anthony J. Olson, $198; Nina E. Targy, $246.
 Receiving fines for other violations were: Beau R. Backstrom, reckless driving, $196; Charles L. Gastley, overweight limits on wheels and axles, $236; Kurtis W. Hall (4-19), & Kurtis William Hall (5-2), license to be carried and exhibited upon demand, $146 each charge; Charles Bennett Johnson, failure to wear seat belt, $10; Tony M. Krause, official traffic control devices; required obedience, $173; Adrian V. Lopez, overweight limits on wheels and axles, $1,026; Miguel Pichardo, driving while license canceled/suspended/revoked, $196; Elizabeth H. Russell, driving under the influence, first conviction, $22; Gavin A. Scheibe, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, first conviction, $22; Mary K. Welch, child passenger safety; restraining systems and seat belts, $156.

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Quit Claim Deeds:
Cary E. Duvall to Lori J. Duvall, the east half of lot 14 and all of lot 15 of block 187 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof, subject to any and all easements of record.
Roy F. Fakler and Karen R. Fakler to Roy F. and Karen R. Fakler revocable trust; Roy F. Fakler, co-trustee; Karen R. Fakler, co-trustee; and Michael D. Fakler, co-trustee.
Warranty Deed:
Penny Willard to Lois L. Lervold, trustee, and James and Lois Lervold trust, the east 6 feet of lot 16 and all of lots 17 and 18 in block 26 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof except a tract. See record.

EARLY HISTORY
OF CLOUD COUNTY
By H.E. Smith
A Night In a Signal-Box
"Who knows, Jane? He was ever kind, and he may start me in something," said John, one evening, when I had taken tea to the signal box, and was amusing Maude with the colored lams. "I certainly will try, if-fi," he added, looking thoughtfully up and down the lines, "Nothing happens before."
"For goodness sake, John, don't talk like that? All has gone safely for four years; surely it will continue to do so, with care."
"I don't know that," he responded, gloomily. "It's the confounded Wyoming express I fear. Within a space of a few minutes it crosses the Hens her mail, and often it's five minutes before it's time." "What do you do then, John?" I asked, hushing Maude. "Why, then I turn the colored lamp; then the express, knowing the mail train hasn't passed, slackens speed until it has." "And if you were not to show that light?" "It would come on, get into the same line with the mail, and the carriages would go into Lucifer matches." "Oh, John, please don't. You make my blood run cold."
After that there was another fascination for me besides the signal box—the colored lamps, by mistake or omission in the use of which I knew not how many lives might be hurled to eternity. I regarded them with awe, and over again and again asked John their use.
Weeks slipped by and we got another letter from Uncle Thompson. The ship which brought him from Australia had been delayed by a severe gale in the Atlantic, but now he was safe in England, and intended to come and see us.
"Safe!" remarked John; "no one now-a-days can reckon on that, with a long railway journey before him."
John slightly exaggerated, of course, but that autumn the collisions and accidents of all kinds were something fearful. Not a day passed but fresh collisions were recorded, and, with a morbid interest, John used to read them, and make my soul quiver by the remarks, "Such might just have been my case, Jane. No doubt the fellow was dead-beat. Only the mercy of Providence saves me from manslaughter, or a discharge through  negligence."
One oppressively warm evening he had, while at tea, been reading about a more than usually terrible accident, owing, it was stated, to the signalman, who had been on the lookout for sixteen hours, making an error in the signals.
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert
(continued)

CRIMINAL
Brandon Jay Kreiter appeared May 28 and was found Guilty and convicted of Unlawful Possession or Consumption of a Cereal Malt Beverage by a Minor. He was sentenced to the custody of the Cloud County Jail for 30 days and ordered to pay a fine of $200 and costs of the action, $96 by July 30. His sentence was suspended upon full payment of all costs and fine. Defendant shall reappear before the Court at 9 a.m., July 30, if all costs and fine are not paid in full. The Court directs the Division of Motor Vehicles to suspend Defendant's driving privileges pursuant to statute.
Bradley B. Miller Jr. appeared May 28 and was found Guilty and convicted of Unlawful Possession or Consumption of a Cereal Malt Beverage by a Minor. He was sentenced to the custody of the Cloud County Jail for 30 days and ordered to pay a fine of $200 and costs of the action, $96 by July 30. His sentence shall be suspended upon full payment of all costs and fine. Defendant shall reappear before the court at 9 a.m., July 30, if all costs and fine are not paid in full. The Court directs the Division of Motor Vehicles to suspend Defendant's driving privileges pursuant to statute.
Betty L. Chase appeared May 27 and was found Guilty and convicted of 21-5706(b)(3) Possession of a Hallucinogenic Drug, Marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor, and a violation of K.S.A. 21-5709(b)(2), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. a Class A misdemeanor. For violation of K.S.A. 21-5706(b)(3) she was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, KBI Lab fee of $400, a probation supervision fee of $60, a BIDS administrative fee of $100 and all other fees. For violation of K.S.A. 21-5709(b)(2), she was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail. Her sentence was suspended with Defendant being placed on supervised probation for 12 months following specific terms and conditions. Pursuant to State v. Robinson, the Court finds that attorney fees are waived.

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