Courthouse 7-8-13

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Warranty Deeds:
Joel W. Parker and Shannon D. Parker, fka Shannon D. Stohs to Tera R. Annon, the east half of lot 9 and all of lot 10 in block 56 in the city of Concordia Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Troy E. Johnson and Jeni Johnson to Joel W. Parker and Shannon D. Parker, lot 2 in block 2 in Craig's addition in the city of Concordia Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Kyle Lee Blackwood and Tessa Blackwood to Dustin Schultz and Candace Schultz, a tract of land in the southwest half southwest quarter 28-8-1, see record.
Terry Geist and Vickie E. Geist to Terry Tate, the west half of lot 3 and the east 455' of lot 4 in block 7 original city of Miltonvale Cloud County Kansas.
Maxine Geist to Terry Tate, the west half of lot 3 and the east 45' of lot 4 in block 7 original city of Miltonvale Cloud County Kansas.
Quit Claim Deed:
Samantha E. Goff Nondorf to Charles W. Nondorf, the west 2 feet of the south half of lot 7 and the south half of lots 8 and 9 in block 80 in the city of Concordia Cloud County Kansas.

EARLY HISTORY OF CLOUD COUNTY
BY H.E. SMITH
The Heroine Of The Curfew
It lacked but half an hour of curfew toll. The old bell-ringer came from under the wattled roof of his cottage stoop, and stood with uncovered head in the clear, sweet-scented air. He had grown blind and deaf in the service, but his old arm was as muscular as ever; and he who listened this day marked no faltering in the heavy, metallic throbs of the cathedral bell. Old Jasper had lived through many charges. He had tolled out his notes of mourning for Good Queen Bess; and with tears scarcely dry he had rung the glad tidings of the coronation of James.
Charles the First had been crowned, reigned, and expiated his weaknesses before all England in Jasper's time; and now he who under his army held all the Commonwealth in the hollow of his hand ruled as more than monarch, and still the old man with the habit of a long life upon him, rang his matin and curfew.
Jasper stood alone now, lifting his dimmed eyes up to the softly dappled sky, gathering but a faint sense of the lovely scene or of the incense-freighted air.
The walls of his memory seemed so written over—so crossed and re-crossed by the annals of the years that had gone before, that there seemed little room for anything in the present. Little recked he that Cromwell's spears-men were camped on the moor beyond the village—that Cromwell himself rode with his guardsmen but a league away; he only knew that the hell that had been hung in the tower when William the conqueror made curfew a law, had been spared by Puritan Roundhead, and that is arm for sixty years had never failed him at eventide.
He was moving with slow step toward the gate, when a woman came hurriedly in from the street an stood beside him; a lovely woman, but with face so blanched that it seemed carved in the whitest of marble with all of its roundness and dimples. Her great solemn eyes were raised to the aged face in pitiful appeal, and the lips were forming words that he could not understand. "Speak up, lass. I am deaf, and can not hear your clatter."
The voice raised, and the hands clasped and unclasped, and wrung themselves together, palm to palm. "For Heaven's sake, good Jasper, do not ring curfew tonight." "What, na ring curfew! Ye must be daft, lassie." "Jasper, for sweet Heaven's sake, for my sake, for one night in all your long life forget to ring the bell! Fail this once and my lover shall live, who Cromwell says shall die at curfew toll.
Do you hear?—my lover, brave Richard Temple. See, Jasper, here is money to make your old age happy. I sold my jewels that the Lady Maud gave me; and the gold shall all be yours for one curfew."
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert
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NEWS

Sign-up has begun for disaster assistance

 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday that starting April 15, eligible farmers and ranchers can sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs restored by passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.  "We implemented these programs in... [More]

For the record 4-16-14

Sheriff's Dept. Report Arrests—Deputies arrested Mark Fraser, Concordia, April 15, charging him with Burglary, Criminal Damage to Property, Theft and Trespassing. Fraser was transported to Cloud County Corrections. Deputies arrested Eric Johnson, Concordia, April 15, charging... [More]

Heart Choices banquet is May 1 at Motherhouse

The Annual Heart Choices Spring Banquet will be May 1 at the Nazareth Motherhouse, 13th and Washington, in Concordia. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the meal will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a program which will highlight activities and events that have taken place throughout... [More]

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SPORTS

Rall pitches T-Birds past Pratt

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 The Cloud County Community College baseball team split a Jayhawk Conference Western Division doubleheader with Pratt Tuesday at the Concordia Sports Complex. Cloud County won the first game, 4-1. Pratt outslugged the Thunderbirds 13-12 in the second game. Jesse Rall limited... [More]

Concordia girls finish fourth

ELLSWORTH — Megan James, Molly Adams and Maggie Lambert  recorded first-place finishes to help the Concordia Panthers to a fourth-place finish in the Ellsworth Invitational track and field meet Tuesday. James won the pole vault by clearing 9-0. She also placed sixth... [More]

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OPINIONS

Letter to the Editor 4-11-14

Dear Editor, Subject: Blowing out the candle  Abortion blows out the candle of the future. Everyone with a mind and a conscience knows this.     President Lincoln's words on the slavery issue apply. “I couldn't deny to someone else what I myself desire,... [More]

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