Courthouse 7-24-14

District Court
CIVIL
Dismiss:
The case of Marissa R. Bieker vs. Dalton L. Forshee has been dismissed with prejudice to any future with each party to bear their own costs.
Settled:
Wells Fargo Bank NA received a judgment of $72,446.86 plus interest, costs and fees from Donald Anthony Thomas Jr., Belleview, Fla.
Filed:
Guillermo Castillo-Hernandez seeks a judgment of title to 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD 3/4 ton pickup truck from Alejandro Esteban, Concordia.
Cloud County Commission seeks tax foreclosure judgment from Leon Ball et al, Cloud County.

LIMITED CIVIL
Settled:
Nex-Tech Wireless LLC seeks a judgment of $1,136.38 plus interest and costs from Jill Stortz, Concordia.
Filed:
Champlin Tire Recycling Inc. seeks a judgment of $379.13 plus interest and costs from Johnny Bass et al, Burns.
Kaw Valley State Bank seeks a judgment of $3,239.39 plus interest and costs from Jordan L. Underwood et al, Concordia.

TRAFFIC
All Subtypes
July 16-22
 The following people received fines for Speeding: Abraham L. Adams, Amanda M. Baumann, Duane L. Dankespreiter, Cori J. Eckley, Matthew P. Hagny, Forrest G. Lambert, Lyle N. McMillan, Jimmy Russell Mcbride, Kimberly Jane Mckenzie, Elizabeth L. Neubauer, $153; Lowell D. Marsh, Thomas Richard Sothers, $141; Alyssa Myers, $231; Richard W. Smith, $201; Matthew Francis Synowiecki, $189.
 The following people received $10 fines for failure to wear seat belt: Larry E. Cyr, Crystal L. Gilkeson, Jason L. Gilkeson, Brian K. Haley, Christine Pearl Lynn Koch. Receiving a fine of $60 for failure to wear seatbelt (14–17 yoa) was Trystin B. Plymesser.
Receiving fines for other violations were: Drew M. Parker, purchase/consumption alcoholic liquor/CMB by minor, $136; Benjamin L. Vanderweide, child passenger safety, restraining systems and seat belts, $156; Krista A. Windle, operating vehicle without liability insurance, $300.

CRIMINAL
 Leah Ann Brown appeared July 21 and was found Guilty and convicted of Domestic Battery. She was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, a fine of $200, an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, a probation supervision fee of $60 and all other assessed fees. Her sentence was suspended with Defendant being placed on probation with Court Services for six months following specific terms and conditions.
  Vonn T. Malcuit appeared July 23 and was found Guilty and convicted of No Driver's License. He was ordered to pay costs of the action, $108.
Patience LeAnn Corley appeared July 23  and the Court found that Defendant had violated the terms and condition of her probation, and the same shall be revoked. Defendant was remanded to the custody of the Cloud County Jail to serve 60 days. Following the service of said sentence, the Court finds that Defendant will be discharged from probation. Any remaining costs are referred to the Court trustee's office for collection.
Jason Dominic Carter appeared July 23 and was found Guilty and convicted of Domestic Battery. He was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, a fine of $200, a probation supervision fee of $60 and all other assessed fees. Defendant's sentence was suspended with him being placed on supervised probation with Court Services for six months, following specific terms and conditions.

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Administratrix's Deed:
Kathleen L. Mitchell, administratrix, Steven M. Mitchell estate to Brent M. Clemons and Janette M. Clemons, a tract of land in the northwest quarter of section 8 township 6 south, range 2 west of the 6th P.M. in Cloud County Kansas. See record.
Quit Claim Deed:
Mark Murphy to Sotero Mares Jr., lot 18 block 193 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County  Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Sheriff's Deed:
Sheriff Brian Marks of Cloud County to Colonial Savings F.A., the south half of lots 7-8-9 all in Block 95 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
Warranty Deeds:
Danny R. Conn, Vickie L. Conn, Jason W. Wheeler and Jamie L. Wheeler to Jason W. Wheeler, Jamie L. Wheeler, Danny R. Conn and Vickie L. Conn, a tract of land in the northeast quarter southeast quarter 34-5-3, see record.
Wayne L. Chrisco and Delores Chrisco to Chad Giersch, a tract of land located in the northeast corner of the northwest quarter of section 10-7-3 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas.
Tom C. Gennette to Greg Gennette, Lot 6, Block 118, City of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas

Early History of Cloud County
By H.E. Smith
 The Great Gold Secret
 The next day and the next and the next after that, we kept bringing it up in handfuls—gold circlets and chains and necklaces and ingots without end. But on the fifth day I found the provisions getting so low that I was rather scared, for up here there was no game of any sort, there being no vegetation at that height for the game to live on. So we held a council of war. Our chaps had got the gold-fever so into their blood by this time that I verily believe they'd have kept digging on till they died of hunger; but Seth and I, who were a little cooler, talked them over at last. We told 'em that we'd got enough already to make us all as rich as Jews; that we must all starve if we didn't replenish our stock somehow; that ten to one the "find" was played out (and indeed, none of us had taken a grain all that morning); and that, in any case, the lake was always there, and they could come back and try again whenever they liked.
 So, bit by bit, we worked 'em round, and all started to go back together. We'd hard work of it the first part of the way, for our loads were pretty heavy, and stumbling in and out of the great rocks was no joke, let alone that the five days' work had taken it out of us more than we expected. One of the Spaniards got a bad fall and not one of us but had his bruise to show. But at last we got over the barren bit and found ourselves fairly down among the wood again; and then I began to be jolly, thinking this was the end of it. But it wasn't—it was only the beginning.
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert
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NEWS

Board hears report on agreement

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Public’s help sought in search for missing man

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 The Cloud County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a Belleville man who has been missing since Friday evening. Cloud County Sheriff Brian Marks said Robert Munson, Jr., was last seen in Belleville on Friday evening. Munson is 6’0”,... [More]

Spencers makes first appearance

A Cloud County man, Trevin LeePaul Spencer, who is accused of murdering an Asherville man made his first appearance in Mitchell County district court Friday afternoon. Spencer appeared before District Court Judge Debra Wright, and was officially charged with the murder of Darrell... [More]

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SPORTS

CNB is runner-up in State K-18 tournament

LUCAS – In what turned out to be a pitchers' duel, Beloit Blues downed Citizens National Bank 2-0 in the K-18 State Championship game here last night. Beloit scored the only two runs of the game in the third inning.  Billy Bechard pitched all seven innings for Citizens,... [More]

CNB edges Hoisington, advances to state title game

LUCAS — Citizens National Bank advanced to the championship game of the 64th Annual K-18 Baseball State Tournament by slipping past Hoisington 10-8 in the semifinals on Sunday night. The fourth seed out of the East Regional, Citizens National Bank downed Phillipsburg 13-1... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

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In the Mean Time

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