Courthouse 7-31-14

District Court
CIVIL
Settled:
City of Miltonvale and William R. Jones and Cynthia A. Jones received quiet title to real estate from John A. Rickard, Hepribah, Ga.
Filed:
Jerod L. Francis petitions the Court to enter an order requesting reinstatement of his driving privileges and further relief as the Court deems just and proper.
Cathedral Pioneer Church Homes No. 2 seeks a judgment from Kevin Manz, Sacramento, Calif., establishing an equitable mortgage in favor of plaintiffs on defendants' interest in real estate in Cloud County in the amount of $824,737.37 to secure his indebtedness to plaintiff.

LIMITED CIVIL
Settled:
Cloud County Health Center Inc. and Cloud County Health Center Inc. dba Family Care Center received a judgment of $574 plus $43.56 plus costs and interest from Jennifer Herrick, Topeka.
Capital One Bank (USA) N.A. received a judgment of $1,539.44 plus interest and costs from Mary Ramsey, Concordia.
Children's Hospital received a judgment of $792.69 plus interest and costs from Scott Hale, Concordia.
Filed:
Mitchell County Hospital seeks a judgment of $2,113.27 plus interest and costs from Marissa C. Jones, Concordia.

SMALL CLAIMS
Settled:
Kristen Long received a judgment of $3,236.72 plus $84.50 costs and 12 percent per annum interest from Michael S. MacKay, Concordia.
James C. Walker DVM received a judgment of $828.87 plus $84.50 costs and 12 percent per annum interest from James Coats and Micha Panzer, Concordia.
James Walker DVM received a judgment of $1,256 plus 12 percent per annum interest from Jared Valeka, Concordia.
The Citizens National Bank received a judgment of $3,998.47 plus $84.50 costs and 12 percent per annum interest from Brenda Kreiter, Concordia.
Filed:
Mary Maxine Brown seeks a judgment of $4,000 plus interest and costs and $1,000 for recovery of personal property from J.M. Cabinetry, Concordia.

TRAFFIC
All Subtypes
July 23-29
 The following people received fines for Speeding: Michael A. Butler, Laurie J. Engle, Vickie R. Fix-Turkowski, Matthew J. Huff, Tyrone M. Kelley, Jean L. Koenck, Marjorie F. Lou, Tristan Adam Mason, $153; Mary Maxine Brown, Camilia Luisa Mendoza, $141; Brandon Chafin, $234; Dustin J. Delehanty, $195; Megan A. Deras, Raul Iniguez-Villalpando, $154; Ebony L. Leary, Rafael A. Nunez, Barbara L. Schwarz, $189; Trevor D. Spriggs, $177; David D. Walthers, $1,477.
 Receiving fines for other violations were: Fred W. Bailey, motor carrier safety rules and regulations, $211; Jareb James Branfort, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, first conviction, $1,308; Garett M. Griffith-Countee, Catherine A. Hand, Joyce E. Miller, Sabrina J. Stolzenburg, failure to wear seat belt, $10; Catherine A. Hand, operating motor vehicle without a valid license, $158; Vonn Thomas Malcuit II, operating motor vehicle without a valid license, $108; Ralph E. Stirrett Jr., driving under the influence, first conviction, $886; Sabrina J. Stolzenburg, child passenger safety, restraining systems and seat belts, $168; Katie J. Wright, basic rule governing speed of vehicles, $87.

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Warranty Deeds:
Donna J. Stump to Richard E. Sorell, Lots 43 and 44 in Heller's Addition to the city of Clyde, Cloud County Kansas.
David L. Fees to Joseph D. Reedy trust and Karen L. Reedy trust, northeast quarter northwest quarter of section 36-6-4 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas.
Patricia E. Dwerlkotte to Patricia E Dwerlkotte trust, the West 16 feet of Lot 7 and the East 35 feet 6 inches of Lot 8 all in Block 85 in the city of Concordia, cloud County Kansas
Rachael M Roberts fka Rachael M. Mayo and David B. Roberts to Shaun F. Miller and Hee-Jung Boo Miller, lot 8 in block 64 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Charleen M. Adcock to Charleen M. Adcock, trustee, and Charleen M. Adcock revocable trust, west half northwest quarter 3-8-4, see record; north half 27-8-4; north half southeast quarter 27-8-4; northeast quarter 3-8-4; east half northwest quarter 3-8-4; south half 3-8-4; all of southeast quarter, 3-8-4.
Oral Dean Henderson to Oral D. Henderson, trustee of Oral and Marian Henderson revocable trust and Marian L. Henderson, trustee of Oral and Marian Henderson revocable trust, southwest quarter of 2-5-3 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas, see record.
Rocky W. Gumm and Marilee Gumm to Ritchie L. Adam, 33' south and 33' west of northeast corner of 14-8-5 west of the 6th P.M., Cloud County, Kansas. See record.
James L. Goering, Barbara A. Goering, Janis A. Cyphers and William P. Cyphers to Elm Creek Farm LLC, southeast quarter 31-5-1, see record; south half southwest quarter 32-5-1, see record.

Transfer on Death Deed:
Richard E. Sorell and Donna J. Stump to Cindy Charbonneau, Christine Sorell Price, Julie Czapanskiy and Kenny Sorell, lots 43 and 44 in Hellers Addition to the city of Clyde, Cloud County, Kansas.
Charleen M. Adcock to Charleen M. Adcock, trustee, and Charleen M. Adcock revocable trust.
Marshal's Deed:
United States Marshal, District of Kansas, to Ryan Karl McMillan, the south 40' of lot 1 and the south 40' of lot 2 in block 71 of the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Quit Claim Deeds:
Kay F. Stephens to Guy Stephens and Kisty Stephens, lots 19, 20, block 2 Loftus Addition, city of Jamestown, Cloud County, Kansas.
Rocky W. Gumm and Marilee G. Gumm to Nancy E. Reeves and Mark D. Reeves, an undivided one-half interest: a tract of land in the northwest quarter 20-8-4 said parcel contains 3.37 acres more or less, see record.
Rocky W. Gumm and Marilee G. Gumm to Scott L. Chapman and Mary Jane Chapman, an undivided one-half interest: a tract of land in the northwest quarter 20-8-4, said parcel contains 3.37 acres more or less, see record.
Trustee's Deeds:
Allyn Lee File, trustee, Rebecca File Snyder, trustee, and Ronald Lee File trust to Rebecca File Snyder aka Rebecca Sue Snyder, west half of northwest quarter of 21-6-5 west of the 6th P.M., Cloud County Kansas, see record; southwest quarter of 21-6-5 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County, Kansas, see record.
Allyn Lee File, trustee, Rebecca File Snyder, trustee, and Ronald Lee File trust to Allyn Lee File, northwest quarter of 33-6-5 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County, Kansas, see record; north half of southwest quarter of 33-6-5 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas, see record; southeast quarter of southwest quarter of 33-6-5 west of the 6th P.M. Cloud County Kansas, see record.

EARLY HISTORY OF CLOUD COUNTY
By H.E. Smith

The Great Gold Secret
Chapter II

 One afternoon, when we'd got down among the lower ranges, we were just looking about for a place to camp (for the Spaniards who had got hurt was beginning to give up), when one of the black men said suddenly,
"Señor, man watch us!"
 I looked up, and there, sure enough, was a man (a savage-looking fellow enough, but evidently, no Indian) watching us from the top of the ridge, a little to the left. He kept looking after us for a little while, and then disappeared as if the earth had swallowed him.
 "Don't like that," says Seth, "that critter's seen that we carry a heavy swag, and he's gone to tell some of his chums, you bet! "When one has found a pumpkin-pie, he goes and tells the others!
 "I feel like campin' in a strong place tonight, I do!" And so we did—with a deep cañon (gorge) behind us going sheer down nearly a hundred feet and a thick clump of trees in our front that made cover, while beyond it the ground was smooth and level for a good eighty yards, so that no living thing could come near us without being seen and fired at.
Just as we'd lit our fire, and were beginning to cook, we saw first one man and then another, till we'd counted fifteen in all, come zigzagging in and out of the bushes, down the face of the opposite ridge. They halted just at the edge of the thicket, and took a look at the smoke of our fire rising above the trees, and then two of them laid down their rifles, and were coming across the clearing to us, looking as friendly as they could, when old Seth shoves his head through the leaves, and says in Spanish:
 "Gentlemen, we're talking over a little business of our own, and wish to be private, so you'll oblige us by keeping your own side, and we'll keep ours; for we have a way of shooting things that come too near us, and we should be sorry to lift you by mistake!"
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert
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NEWS

USD 333 board approves tentative negotiated agreement

 The Unified School District 333 board of education approved a tentative teacher negotiated agreement during a special meeting on Monday. Teachers in the district will meet at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday to vote on the proposed agreement. Negotiations between the board and the teachers... [More]

County sales tax up in August

 Cloud County sales tax for August this year was up from August 2014. JoDee LeDuc, county treasurer reported at the Cloud County Commission meeting Monday that August sales tax was $62,159.43 compared to $59,404.61 in 2014.  In other business, Tom Richard, owner's representative,... [More]

For the record 8-31-15

Police Dept. Report Burglary—Officers investigated a Burglary at 6:50 p.m., Aug. 27, which had occurred in the 400 block of West 5th. Investigation continues. Arrest—Officers investigated burglaries at 8:50 a.m., Aug. 27, which took place in the 800 block of Church... [More]

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SPORTS

T-Birds slip past Central in OT, 2-1

COLUMBUS, Neb. — Freshman Leonardo Sosa and Ajuma Johnson teamed up on two goals, including one in overtime, to lead the Cloud County Community College soccer team to a 2-1 win over Central (Neb.) Community College in the season opener on Friday. Sosa scored off an assist... [More]

CCCC defeats Larks in five sets

HESSTON — Stretched to five sets, the Cloud County Community College volleyball team got past Hesston College on Friday.  The Thunderbirds edged the Larks 25-23 in the first set.  Hesston College won the second set 25-20 and the third set 25-20 to go up 2-1.  Cloud... [More]

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OPINIONS

Letter to the Editor 8-28-15

Dear Editor,  This letter is being written in response to the news media coverage of the Health Department's budget. We have had a multitude of people either stop us on the street, call or ask our families about the statement the Health Department was $100,000 over on commodities.... [More]

Prairie Pondering

This and That . . .  Quite often, I wonder if there are other people in their 90s who suddenly become quite aware of Time and the essence thereof, resulting in a frustrated, often frantic state of mind in which too many things demand attention, none of which seems to get... [More]

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