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

Ribbon cutting ceremony for recently merged banks

A ribbon cutting in Concordia yesterday marked the merger of Peoples Exchange Bank with  American State Bank & Trust Company of Great Bend. The two banks are owned by American State Bancshares of Wichita. The merger was effective July 11. James Koch, who currently is... [More]

Concordia Terminal LLC board approves expansion

Determining there is a need for additional grain storage space, the Concordia Terminal LLC board of directors approved an $11 million expansion project during a meeting on Thursday afternoon. Concordia Terminal LLC, owned by Cloud County Co-op Elevator Association Inc., Central... [More]

Dedicated children to perform in Missoula Theatre play

 Sixty dedicated children from the north central Kansas area and even beyond have been busy every day this week learning the ins and outs of acting from instructors from the Missoula Children's Theatre, Missoula, Mont.  Results of their commitment and hard work can... [More]

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SPORTS

American Legion advances to state title game

OSBORNE — Winning a matchup of two Concordia teams, the American Legion advanced to the championship game of the Kansas State Pee Wee Baseball Tournament. The American Legion shut out 16th Street Car Wash 5-0 in the tournament semifinals on Thursday night. Advancing to... [More]

Gymnasts compete at nationals

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Seven gymnasts representing the Concordia Gymnastics Center competed in the 2016 AAU Gymnastics National Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports. There were 72 gymnasts from 22 gyms presenting the Missouri Valley District among the 1,539 total gymnasts... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

Remembering the smoke-filled rooms . . .  “The Atlantic” recently ran a lengthy commentary by Jonathan Rauch. It was “How American Politics Went Insane.”  He got into history with the party bosses, smoke filled rooms, deals made and carried... [More]

Letter to the Editor 7-22-16

Dear Editor,  Voting!!  As I was lying awake last night, thinking about the day and what Ted Cruz said at the Republican Convention. I realized I had to agree with him. Yes, I agree his timing and choice of place to present his feelings was probably not the best, but... [More]

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