Courthouse 8-28-14

District Court
LIMITED CIVIL

Settled:
Central National Bank received a judgment of $364.92 plus costs and interest from Mary Sue Stimatze, Concordia.
Champlin Tire Recycling Inc. received a judgment of $379.13 plus interest and costs from Johnny Bass dba Johnny B's Roadside Service, Burns.
Kaw Valley State Bank/Trust Co. received a judgment of $3,239.39 plus interest and costs from Nikole Erin Ottens, Concordia.
Filed:
Carter D. LLC seeks a judgment of $785.90 plus interest and costs from Terry Hay, Salina.
Cloud County Highway Department seeks a judgment of $418 plus interest and costs from Palmer Truck & Trailer, Salina.
Cloud County Highway Department seeks a judgment of $95 plus interest and costs from Jose Mares, Concordia.

TRAFFIC
All Case Types
Aug. 20-26
The following people received fines for speeding: Jesus Bailon-Astorga, $165; Kyle G. Barwikowski, Gerald W. Collins, Molly S. Davis, Gary A. Gillies, Alonso M. Loya, Hayde Marino, Chelsea K. Martin, Belinda K. Mcmillan-Snyder, $153; Tammie R. Blue, Angela D. Burchfiel, $189; Mari Deaver, $213; Maria D. Moran, $183; Tavarus E. Saul, $240; Reginia E. Sepedy, $409; Gavin J. Stensaas, $171; Lauro Torres Jr., $177.
Receiving fines for other violations were Eric R. Balint, driving while license canceled/suspended/revoked, $458; Nathaniel G.J. Blair, Failure to dim headlights, $183; Daniel L. Carle, Child passenger safety; Restraining systems & seat belts, $168;  Mari Deaver, child passenger safety; restraining systems and seat belts, $60; Amanda Marie Garman, Darin Lawrence Kindel, James W. Stapleton, failure to wear seat belt, $10; Colton R. Marcotte, failure to yield at stop or yield sign, $183; Jace A. Moore,(7/25) vehicles, liability insurance coverage required, $408; Jace A. Moore, unlawful registration, $158; Jace A. Moore,(7/26) liability insurance required, $300; Eden Lea Murnahan, disorderly conduct, unknown circumstance, $258; Stephen B. Peterson, driving while license canceled/suspended/revoked, $250.

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Warranty Deeds:
Jerod Francis and Makita Francis to Tom C. Gennette, lot 33 in block 148 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
Linda L. Kearn to Ronald H. Deal and Bradley C. Deal, lots 13 and 14, block B, Foster's addition to city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas, see record.
Clifton J. Stoner, Dennis R. Stoner, Deborah Dean Stoner and Dawn S. Olson, fka Dawn L. Stoner to Royce D. Bruntzel and Brenda J. Bruntzel, the south 77 feet of lots 25, 26 and 27 of block 154 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas which includes that portion of vacated 5th Street, adjoining said lots on the south thereof.
Linda S. Lucas and Jack Lucas to Linda S. Lucas and Jack Lucas, all of lot 16 west half of lot 17, block 72, city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas, see record.
Robert Corber Jr., Megan Corber fka Megan Ernsbarger, Mark Ernsbarger and Deborah Ernsbarger to Don L. Prochaska and Kathleen A. Prochaska, the east half of lot 11 and all of lots 12, 13 and 14 in block 9 in M.L. Brierley's 2nd addition to the city of Glasco, Cloud County Kansas.
Jeff M. Womack and Judy G. Womack to Stephen D. Klang and Holly C. Lenz-Klang, a tract described as beginning at the northwest corner of the north half west half southwest quarter northeast quarter 3-6-3.
Quit Claim Deed:
Margaret Depiesse to Clayton E. Searles and Doris E. Searles, center of the 66' of north half of block 9, W.R. West Addition to city of Glasco, Cloud County Kansas, see record.
Transfer on Death Deed:
Don L. Prochaska and Kathleen A. Prochaska to Justin K. Prochaska, the east half of lot 11 and all of lots 12, 13 and 14 in block 9 in M.L. Brierley's Second Addition to the city of Glasco, Cloud County Kansas.

EARLY HISTORY OF CLOUD COUNTY
By H.E. Smith
The Great Gold Secret
We all agreed at once; and, indeed, we were too far gone now for any more marching. So we sat down there for three days, bearing it as well as we could, and trying to shoot game between whiles. But our eyes were too dim and our hands too shaky for that; and the birds and monkeys scurried past, chattering and screaming as of in mockery. And at last we couldn't keep it off any longer, and it came.
 The Spaniards died first, and no wonder, poor fellows! For though some of them as brave men as ever stepped, they haven't the pith and fiber of an Englishman. The Portuguese held out longer, for he had the heart of a lion; but at last he went too, and old Seth and I were left alone. If they're left lying here, and our hunger gets worse, we might be driven to–you know!"
So we wrapped the poor fellows in their blankets, with a heavy stone in each, and rolled them over the edge of the ravine down into the water. We buried the gold, too, and marked the spot, in case anything should turn up to save us at the last; and then we lay down again, as if we had nothing left to do but to die.
After that, everything seems blurred and hazy, an ugly dream. The trees and the rocks and the sky seemed to go round and round in a whirl, and old Seth stood up as tall as a steeple, and great black things came out of the bushes and made faces at me; and then I was sitting under the old tree in the churchyard at home, and heard my old mother's voice (who's been dead this five and twenty years) as plain as print; till all at once there were men's faces and men's voices al around us, and I felt somebody lifting my head and pouring something into my mouth, and then I fainted right off.
 We had been picked up by a party coming back from the mines, and they carried us down with them to Arica; and when we got round again we went back and dug up the gold, and gave a lumping lot of it to the wives and children of the poor fellows that had died for us.
When I got back after that last week's work, my hair was quite gray—as gray as you see it now. That's all the story.
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert 

NEWS

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