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

Smiths get a bang out of operating fireworks stand

 A great place to buy fireworks since 2002, Kent and Julie Smith's fireworks stand attracts people from all over.   Along with a set of regular customers from the area, people from Texas and Nebraska stopped by once and just keep coming back.  "Fourth of... [More]

July 2nd edition of the Blade-Empire delayed

Due to a mechanical breakdown, Thursday's edition of the Blade-Empire will not reach mail subscribers until Monday, July 6. We apologize for the inconvenience.

City takes no action on Broadway Plaza bid

 The Concordia city commission took no action Wednesday night on a bid for the construction of Broadway Plaza.  On Tuesday, the city received only one bid for the construction of the Plaza – from Budreau Construction, Clyde – in the amount of $862,300. City... [More]

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SPORTS

Beloit squeezes out pair of wins over Blues

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Citizens National Bank defeats F&A

 Citizens National Bank gave up just two runs in beating F&A Food Sales twice in a K-18 Baseball doubleheader Tuesday night at the Concordia Sports Complex.  Billy Bechard tossed a two-hitter as Citizens National Bank won the first game, 8-0. He struck out eight... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

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In the Mean Time

 Peace of mind is clearly an internal matter.  It must begin with your own thoughts and then extend outward. It is from your peace of mind that a peaceful perception of the world arises. (A Course in Miracles)  Charlie Brown laments, “No matter how I try... [More]

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