Courthouse 7-11-14

District Court
CRIMINAL
 Keenan R. Elwood appeared July 9 and was convicted of Driving While License Suspended and Speeding (65/55). For driving while license suspended, he was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $100 and costs of the action, $108. For speeding he was ordered to pay a fine of $45. His sentence was suspended on the condition that all fines and costs are paid in full by Aug. 27. If not, he shall reappear before the court at 9 a.m., Aug. 27.
 Marsha Anderson appeared July 10 and was found Guilty and convicted of two violations of Theft. She was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail for each violation to be served concurrently. The Court further ordered her to pay costs of the action, $158, a probation supervision fee of $60, restitution to Central National Bank of $150 and all other assessed fees. Pursuant to State vs. Robinson, attorney fees are waived. Her sentence shall be suspended with Defendant being placed on supervised  probation with Court Services for 12 months following specific terms and conditions.

Justin Crough appeared July 10 and was found Guilty and convicted of Giving a Worthless Check. He was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, restitution to Rod's Thriftway, $70.10, and an administrative handling fee of $10. Defendant's sentence was suspended with Defendant being placed on unsupervised probation for 12 months following specific terms and conditions.

NEWS

Commissioner: Issues at jail persist

 At the quarterly intergovernmental meeting in Clyde Wednesday night, Cloud County Commissioner Bill Czapanskiy told those in attendance that problems continue to plague the new law enforcement center and jail. Since the jail’s completion in March 2014, there have... [More]

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]

CCCC board accepts feasibility study

 The Cloud County Community College board of trustees accepted a feasibility study Tuesday night, paving the way to move forward with fundraising for a new multipurpose facility on the Concordia campus.  Since September 2014, Carlton & Company has been conducting... [More]

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SPORTS

Leiszler signs with Tabor

 Tristen Leiszler, who ranked fourth all-time in scoring in Concordia High School girls' basketball history, has signed to play at Tabor College. A 5-6 guard, Leiszler has scored 1,004 career points.  Leiszler is averaging 17.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and... [More]

T-Birds tumble to Cougars, 86-79

GREAT BEND — With her team struggling to shake the Cloud County Thunderbirds, Phikala Anthony took control. Anthony outscored Cloud County 13-5 to extend a two-point lead to an 85-75 cushion, and the Barton Community College Cougars pulled out an 86-75 Jayhawk Conference... [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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