Courthouse 6-27-14

District Court
CIVIL
Settled:
Hilltop Lodge Inc. received a judgment from Bryant Thurston, et al., Jamestown.

LIMITED CIVIL
Settled:
Commerce Bank was granted a default judgment from Connie K. Fahey, Clyde.
Filed:
Cloud County Health Center Inc. and Cloud County Health Center Inc. dba Family Care Center seeks a judgment of $476.52 plus interest and costs from Traci Kuchaneck et al, Washington.
Cloud County Health Center Inc. and Cloud County Health Center Inc. dba Family Care Center seeks a judgment of $1,142.50 plus interest and costs from Mitchell T. Funk, et al, Concordia.
Cloud County Health Center Inc. and Cloud County Health Center Inc. dba Family Care Center seeks a judgment of $1,116.40 plus interest and costs from Darrell Martin, et al, Clyde.
Cloud County Health Center Inc. and Cloud County Health Center Inc. dba Family Care Center seeks a judgment of $974.40 plus interest and costs from Devan Andrew Monroe, Concordia.
Cloud County Health Center Inc. and Cloud County Health Center Inc. dba Family Care Center seeks a judgment of $726.04 plus interest and costs from Larry A. Henderson, et al, Concordia.
Cloud County Health Center Inc. and Cloud County Health Center Inc. dba Family Care Center seeks a judgment of $806.90 plus interest and costs from Laura Nickels et al, Agenda.
Credit Management Services Inc. seeks a judgment of $3,861.89 plus interest and costs from Jesse Mendenhall, Glasco.
Discover Bank seeks a judgment of $1,442.79 plus interest and costs from Eric S. Gennette, Concordia.
The Fairbury Clinic, PC seeks a judgment of $106.16 plus interest and costs from Mandy L. Zaptin et al, Concordia.
Capital One Bank (USA) NA seeks a judgment of $4,046.61 plus interest and costs from Michael Lynn Hansen, Concordia.
Cavalry SPV 1 LLC seeks a judgment of $2,172.21 plus interest and costs from David A. Douglas, Glasco.
Madeline L. Nelson seeks a judgment of $6,000 plus interest and costs from William A. Lucas Jr., Grand Junction, Colo.
SMALL CLAIMS
Settled:
Brown Enviro-Control Inc. received a judgment of $2,865 plus $84.50 costs and 12 percent per annum interest from Ross Schmidt, Concordia.

TRAFFIC
All Case Types
June 18-24
The following people received fines for Speeding: Brandon J. Bennett, $195; Christopher R. Bigger, Rodney L. Biggs, Jodi L. Landrie, James A. Lehman, William C. Millar, Leslie Devon Stano, Jason K. Turpin, $141; Max Ray Downey, $183; Jeremy D. Falke, $165; Linda M. Graham, $201; Larry Heath Hall, Allen Curtis Tiller, $177; Wendy M. Huff, $147; Wendy D. Martinez, $282; Gage M. Meyn, $171; Rachel E. Miller, $45; Caroline L. Peek, $210; Eva M. Winkler, $183.
Receiving fines for other violations were: Jarrett A. Heberly, failure to yield at stop or yield sign, $171; Wendy M. Huff, operating vehicle with no registration, $50; Wendy M. Huff, operating motor vehicle without a valid license, $50; Aubrey Ann Huffman, purchase/consumption alcoholic liquor/CMB by minor, $358; Aubrey Ann Huffman, criminal littering, public property, $50; Eric Dean Johnson, criminal damage to property; without consent value <$1,000, $358; Charlotte A. Love, unlawful registration, $227; Darrell L. Martin, Jr., operating motor vehicle without valid license, $146; Rachel E. Miller, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol first conviction, $379; Michael R. Mills, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, first conviction, $946; Albert F. Steinman, Failure to wear seatbelt, $10.
Transfer on Death Deed:
Keith G. Duis and Susan D. Duis to Jeremy K. Duis and Lora N. Carmichael, lots 5-8 in block 3 in Craig's Addition Plat BK 4 page 24 being a portion of the west half southwest quarter northwest quarter of section 3-6-3 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Warranty Deeds:
Michael G. Feight and Ricki L. Feight to Bryan Feight and Lynelle Bergstrom, the south half, southwest quarter of section 12-5-2 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas less a tract, see record.
Lance J. Francis and Kayla J. Francis to Danny K. Simnitt and Ava J. Simnitt, lot 2 in block 10 Armstrong's Addition to the city of Clyde, Cloud County Kansas.
Max D. Copple to Max D. Copple trust, East half southeast quarter, section 32, township 8 south, range 2 west of the 6th P.M., Cloud County Kansas; southwest quarter, section 33, township 8 south, range 2 west of the 6th P.M., Cloud County, Kanas; lots 4, 5 and 6 in block 53 of the west addition to the city of Miltonvale, Cloud County, Kansas.
Lorin J. Miller and Lisa M. Miller to Lance J. Francis and Kayla J. Francis, all of lots 28 and 29 and also that part of lot 30 which lies west of a straight line drawn from the center of the northern boundary of said lot 30 to the center of the southern boundary of said lot 30 all in block 4 of Lost Creek Hills, an addition to the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Shaun E. Brooks, lots 1 and 2 in block 98 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
Quit Claim Deed:
Elric R. Moore, aka Rick Moore and Carla J. Moore to Rick and Carla Moore trust, Elric R. Moore, trustee, and Carla J. Moore, trustee, the north half southwest quarter 14-5-1, see record; the south half southwest quarter 28-5-1, see record.
Trustee's Deed:
Ronald L. Hubert, Arlys E. Hubert, Ronald L. Hubert, trustee, Arlys E. Hubert, trustee, Ronald L. Hubert Trust and Arlys E. Hubert Trust to Heath A. Trost and Erica R. Trost, the south 208.0 feet of the west 209.42 feet of the east 369.42 feet of block 14 of the revised plat of Rolling Hills tracts in the northwest quarter 10-6-3 and the east 162 feet of the south 208 feet of block 14 of Rolling Hills Tracts, see record.

EARLY HISTORY OF CLOUD COUNTY
By H.E. Smith
A Night in a Signal-Box
"I can't make it out, Jane," he exclaimed. "I have not the slightest recollection of going to sleep. In fact, I was doing all I could to keep awake. It must be my cold."
"What is that?" I asked, abruptly, pointing to a glass.
"Part of a tumbler of beer Dick Malin left me," he answered. I saw it all. The beer had been drugged to work our ruin. John would not hear of it.
There being no more trains, we went home, I taking the beer with me.
"John," I said, when there, "I'm going to show I am right about Richard Malin. See!" And, before he could prevent me, I had drunk the contents of the glass.
A quarter of an hour after, I was in a dead sleep as he had been. This act had destroyed any proof we had against Richard Malin; who, however, confirmed our belief by dis-charging himself from his situation.
The most singular part of the affair was, in that very express train traveled Uncle Thompson, who had come down to see us. When he heard of his narrow escape, and how I had saved him, he vowed he never would forget it. He kept his word. He started John in business, lived with us, and made his will in our favor. Now express and mail trains no longer give us sleepless nights, though we never travel without thinking of that fearful night in the signal box.
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert

CRIMINAL
Michael Mills appeared June 24 and was convicted of a violation of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant, First Offense. He was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $96, a fine of $500, a community corrections fee of $250, an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, a probation supervision fee of $60 and all other assessed fees. His sentence was suspended with the exception of a 48-hour term with Defendant being placed on supervised probation with Court Services for 12 months following specific terms and conditions.
Steven E. Kinder appeared June 25 and was convicted of Fishing Without a Valid License. He was ordered to pay a fine of $100 and costs of the action, $96, by July 30. Defendant shall reappear before the Court at 9 a.m., July 30, if all costs and fine are not paid in full.

CRIMINAL
 Brett L. Davenport appeared June 26 and was found Guilty and convicted of Driving While License Suspended, Second Offense. He was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $100 and costs of the action, $96 by July 24. Defendant shall serve five days in the Cloud County Jail. The remainder of his sentence shall be suspended on the condition that all fines and costs are paid in full by July 24.
 DeShawn L. Randolph appeared June 25 and was found Guilty and convicted of Driving While License Suspended and Speeding, 101/65. For the driving while license suspended conviction, Defendant was sentenced to one month in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $100 and costs of the action, $96 by July 30. For the speeding violation, Defendant was ordered to pay a fine of $285 by July 30. Defendant shall reappear before the Court on July 30 at 9 a.m. if all costs and fine are not paid in full.
 Erin D. Crawford appeared June 25 and was found Guilty and convicted of Driving While License Suspended. She was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $100 and costs of the action, $96 by July 30. Defendant's sentence was suspended on condition that all fines and costs are paid in full by July 30.
 Cody Levi Cherney appeared June 25 and was found Guilty and convicted of Fishing Without a Valid License. He was ordered to pay a fine of $100 and costs of the action, $96 by July 30. Defendant shall reappear before the Court July 30 at 9 a.m. if all costs and fine are not paid in full.

NEWS

For the record 3-2-15

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Courthouse 2-26-15

District Court CIVIL Filed: Kansas Department for Children and Families received a judgment of $3,746 plus interest and costs from Laura A. Hittle, Concordia. LIMITED CIVIL Settled: Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $3,196.47 plus interest and costs from... [More]

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SPORTS

Strait, Miller pick up wins in 4A state tournament

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SALINA — Concordia’s Zach Strait and Cameron Miller picked up wins in the Class 4A state wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at the Bicentennial Center. Strait, a freshman, went 2-2 in the 106-pound class. Miller, a junior making his third consecutive trip to... [More]

T-Birds upset Cougars in Region 6 tourney, 84-81

 Putting the frustrations of the regular season behind them, the Cloud County Thunderbirds went on the road and upset Barton Community College 84-81 in the opening round of the Region 6 Tournament Saturday night. Cloud County, which was beaten 78-69 by Barton in the final... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

Nothing more to say . . .   Sometimes an obituary can become almost poetic, perhaps and especially if the paper is back home  country - “Scott served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1965. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a hard worker, a green thumb genius... [More]

Letter to the Editor 2-27-15

Dear Editor,  The letter written by David Norlin that appeared in the February 24th edition of the Blade-Empire is yet another example of anti-gun rhetoric espoused by individuals who have a far left political viewpoint. I think Professor Norlin should have followed his... [More]

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