Courthouse 6-19-14

Distict Court
CIVIL
Filed:
Axis Insurance Company seeks a judgment of $54,463.47 plus interest and costs from Jayhawk Fire Sprinkler Co. Inc., Topeka.
Forfeiture
Cloud County Kansas seeks a judgment of $395 (proceeds derived directly or indirectly from or realized through unlawful activity intended to facilitate violations of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act) from Jason Charles Ryals, Cloud County Jail.

LIMITED CIVIL
Settled:
Cloud County Health Center, and Cloud County Health Center, Inc. dba Family Care Center received a judgment of $2,275 plus interest and costs from Timothy A. Wilcox et al, Concordia.
Cloud County Health Center, and Cloud County Health Center, Inc. dba Family Care Center received a judgment of $963 plus interest and costs from Ticia A. Malcuit et al, Concordia.
Cloud County Health Center, and Cloud County Health Center, Inc. dba Family Care Center received a judgment of $386.02 plus interest and costs from Michael Trost, Concordia.
Cloud County Health Center, and Cloud County Health Center, Inc. dba Family Care Center received a judgment of $1,111.40 plus interest and costs from Daniel A. Reddick, Concordia.
Central National Bank received a judgment of $1,808.13 plus costs and interest from Jennie M. Diers, Concordia.
Westar Energy received a judgment of $654.70 plus interest and costs from Angela D. Young, Miltonvale.
Filed:
University Physicians Inc. seeks a judgment of $971.08 plus interest and costs from Scott Clarence Hale, Concordia.
Children's Hospital seeks a judgment of $792.69 plus interest and costs from Scott Clarence Hale, Concordia.
Jeff Kindel seeks a judgment of $13,656.26 plus interest and  costs from Leanne Parks, Greenleaf.

SMALL CLAIMS
Settled:
Brown Enviro-Control Inc. received a judgment of $2,865 plus costs of $84.50 and 12 percent per annum interest from Russ Schmidt, Concordia.
Filed:
Kristen Long seeks a judgment of $3,776.32 from Michael S. MacKay, Concordia.

TRAFFIC
All Subtypes
June 11-17
The following people received fines for Speeding: Ilda Azpeitia-Deaguilar, Elizabeth L. Brown, Stelby Sue Brungardt, Kevin L. Couture, David E. Frantz, Kieli S. Frey, Thomas R. Kamprath, Glenna I. West, $141; Israel Cruz, $165; George C. Haist, $359; Rembert Johnson Jr., $201; Jordan M. Kivett, $291; Bradley J. Norris, $195; Kevin M. Oneal, 219; Emanuel D. Sosa, $153.
Receiving fines for other violations were: Brandon J. Bennett, driving under the influence, first conviction, $988; Drake T. Collins, purchase/consumption alcoholic liquor/CMB by minor, $296; John R. Crago, connecting and safety equipment of towing vehicles, $207; Israel Cruz, operating motor vehicle without a valid license, $50; Lester L. Mockerman, failure to wear seat belt, $10; Levi Joseph Plummer, connecting and safety equipment of towing vehicles, $126; Linda S. Smith, vehicles, unlawful Acts:e.g., registration, $227; Linda S. Smith, license to be carried and exhibited upon demand, $131; Emanuel D. Sosa, operating motor vehicle without a valid license, $100.

CRIMINAL
Darrel L. Martin appeared June 18 and was found Guilty and convicted of No Driver's License. He was ordered to pay a fine of $50 and costs of the action, $96. Defendant shall reappear before the Court June 25 at 9 a.m. if any of the costs remain unpaid.

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Quit Claim Deeds:
Joseph J. Sorell to Jennifer J. Sorell, beginning on the north line of lot number 1 of Heller's Addition to the city of Clyde. See record.
Virgil Lee Pritt, Jr. to Lula Violette Hawkins, the west 9 feet of lot 4 and all of lot 5 in block 5 in the first addition, an addition to the town of Dell Ray now city of Glasco Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Mark Ernsbarger and Deborah Ernsbarger to Ronald D. Davis and Brenda J. Davis, lot 6 and 7 in block 2 original town of Del Ray now city of Glasco, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Dixie Rogers Fowler to Phillip R. Fowler and Dereice M. Fowler, lots 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 block 61, College Addition to city of Miltonvale Cloud County Kansas.
Latisha June Fowler to Phillip R. Fowler and Dereice M. Fowler, lots 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, block 61, College Addition to city of Miltonvale, Cloud County Kansas.
Jared L. Fowler to Phillip R. Fowler and Dereice M. Fowler, lots 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, block 61, College Addition to city of Miltonvale, Cloud County Kansas.
Larry D. Berndt to Anthony R. Tobald and Jennier L. Tobald, lot 10 in block 8 W.R. West's addition to the original town of Dell Ray now city of Glasco, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.

Warranty Deeds:
Michael E. Kindel and Jacqueline L. Kindel to Zachariah T. Coon and Samatha M. Heldenbrand, lot 6 and 7 in block 76 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Gregory J. Gallagher and Annette L. Gallagher to Michael E. Kindel and Jaqueline L. Kindel, two tracts of land in the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter 34-5-3 described as beginning at a point on the east line of Matthew Street in east Concordia an addition to the city of Concordia, see record.
Jack F. Kaufman to Peggy L. Doyen, trustee, Ray A. Doyen, trustee, and Peggy L. Doyen trust, those parts of the west 32' of lot 3 all of lot 4, 5, 6 and the east 14 feet of lot 7 in block 153 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas. See record.
Cecil A. Hoesli by Nancy M. Gibbs, attorney-in-fact, to Anthony R. Tobald and Jennifer L. Tobald, lots 11 and 12 in block 8 W.R. West's Addition to the city of Glasco, Cloud County Kansas.
Roy F. Palmer and Joyce A. Palmer to Kevin Linden, southeast quarter of 8-8-3 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas described as follows: See record.
John Herbin to Ronald J. Jones and Wendy L. Jones, southwest quarter of 23-5-5 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas. See record.
Victor L. Emmel Jr. and Jolene K. Emmel to Joshua J. Meyer and Jamie J. Meyer, lots 1 and 3 in block 1 all in Craigs Addition, an addition to the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recored plat thereof; lots 1 and 3 in block 1 all in Craigs Addition an addition to the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Scott L. Chapman, Mary Jane Chapman, Nancy E. Reeves and Mark D. Reeves to Rocky W. Gumm and Marilee G. Gumm, a tract of land located in the northwest quarter 20-8-4, see record.
Trustee's Deed:
Margaret A. Heilman, trustee and Wesley and Margaret A. Heilman trust to Terry Tate, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block 43 in north addition to the city of Miltonvale, Cloud County Kansas.

EARLY HISTORY OF CLOUD COUNTY
By H.E. Smith
A Night in a Signal-Box
"John!" I called, shaking his shoulder, "What is the matter with you? Wake up! It's eleven; the express is coming!"
He breathed heavily, but made no sign. What was the matter with him? He appeared in no natural sleep. In my alarm at the flying moments, fond mother as I was, I forced Maudie to cry, hoping that might awaken him. It did. Slowly he looked up heavily; but only to sink back to sleep. At the same moment I heard in the distance the faint whistle of the express train. It was coming, and the Hensher mail had not yet passed.
The terror of a whole life was condensed in those few minutes. The collision John had foretold had come at last. All my efforts to arouse him were futile. I stood alone; the trains were rushing to their fate. I saw the awful sight of my dream realized; I saw men, women and children in one fearful heap, amid broken carriages. My head reeled; I turned sick; thence the intensity of my fright apparently cleared my brain.
Why should I not save them? As the question occurred, the whistle of the advancing mail sounded. Looking right and left, I perceived the glowing lights of each engine coming nearer, for the line was clear. I waited no more. I recalled what John had told me, and turned the signal lantern for the express to slacken speed. Eagerly, breathlessly I watched. Had I, after all, made a mistake? Yes—the lights still approached. No—they had stopped.
 The next moment the signal box was shaken to its base by the rush of the mail train beneath it. I watched it fly off in the distance, turned the light, heard the Wyoming express in its turn wheel under me, and knew, as I fell insensible on the floor, that nearly two hundred people had been on the brink of the grave, and that I had saved them.
My baby's cries, however, soon recalled my senses, when fetching water, I dashed it over John and at last brought him to. I shall ever remember his look when I told him what had occurred. He could not believe the mail had passed; but I proved it to him beyond a doubt.
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert
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NEWS

Possible construction of transloading facility discussed

 The Kansas Department of Transportation officials and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer made a stop in Concordia, Thursday morning, to hear input on possibly constructing a rail transloading facility in Cloud County.  Transloading is the process of moving goods from one mode of... [More]

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Commission approves water rate hike

 Starting next month, citizens will see an increase in water bills after rates were raised at Wednesday night’s Concordia City Commission meeting.  After several months of discussion, the Commission last night approved a six-percent increase in water and sewer... [More]

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SPORTS

T-Birds topple Broncos, 71-58

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 Once the Cloud County Thunderbirds had finally wrestled the lead away from the Hastings College junior varsity, they weren't about to surrender it. Cloud County trailed Hastings throughout most of the first half, and was down 34-31 at halftime. The T-Birds scored the first... [More]

Hake, Guevara receive football awards

 Concordia High School seniors Drake Hake and Stafen Guevara were presented awards during the Concordia Lions Club Football Banquet Tuesday night at the Catholic Parish Hall. Hake received the Most Outstanding Senior Offensive Player Award, presented in memory of Trevor... [More]

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Prairie Pondering

Death knell for college life as we know it?     The books on my shelves which have bright, inviting covers are few. No one would find most of them inviting, and I admit they aren't dusted in weekly cleaning. They don't have  fresh, new titles.  They... [More]

In the Mean Time

 “WHO CARES!!”  What would be your reaction if you saw those words on the face of every clock you looked at?  Recently, I received an advertisement for such a time-piece. All the numerals are in a heap at the bottom and those words are emblazoned across... [More]

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