Courthouse 8-29-13

District Court
CIVIL
Settled:
In the case of Brennan Anderson, Jamestown, vs. Kansas Department of Revenue, the administrative suspension of Anderson's driver's license was affirmed. It was ordered that the stay or suspension of plaintiff's driver's license be withdrawn and suspension become effective 30 days after filing of court order (Aug. 28).

LIMITED CIVIL
Settlement:
In the case of Joseph H. Odette versus Central National Bank and Everton Energy LLC, the plaintiff Joseph H. Odette received payment of $628.66 from Bestlife Farms and $150 from Central National Bank.
Central National Bank received a judgment of $2,848.40 plus interest and costs from Lance E. Mason, Concordia.
Scott R. Condray received a judgment of $4,521.90 plus interest and costs from Cordital Svoboda, Munden.
Filed:
Kroger Inc. dba Kwik Shop #15744 seeks a judgment of $384 from Ashley Ochoa, Glasco.
Tom's Music House seeks a judgment of $4,153.76 plus interest and costs from Lance Mitchell, Cuba.
Credit Management Services Inc. seeks a judgment of $1,437.60 plus interest and costs from Bobby Ryan Dillow et al, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. seeks a judgment of $1,713.07 plus interest and costs from William S. Drury et al, Concordia.

TRAFFIC
All Subtypes
Aug. 21-27
The following people received fines for Speeding: Curtis E. Abbott, Jayme L. Carnagey (deferred adjudication), Thomas J. Connolly, Andria Fuselier, Angela M. Harrison, Lisa J. Lehr, Janet E. Mccann, Glenn R. New Moon, Richard A. Ptacek, Garrett A. Reynolds, John A. Ruttan, Micah Saenz, Chrystal D. Stapleton, Marcos A. Valdez (deferred adjudication), Sarah Vonmuller, Sharon Soltero, $141; Jacob J. Banik, Thomas N. Isdale, $177; Juan F. Gonzalez, $147; Denice K. Malota, Amy Rowe,  $171; Ashley D. Seifert, $159.
Receiving $10 fines for failure to wear seat belt were Kelly M. Cullum, Timothy J. Gruszka, Warren L. Heinen, Wade L. Heinrichs, Nicolas W. Helms, Aaleb J. Miller.
Receiving fines for other violations were: John R. Boden, Debra L. Cook, failure to yield at stop or yield sign, $171; Cody LKW Diehl, driving while license canceled/suspended/revoked: $196; Nicolos Gonzalez, child passenger safety, restraining systems and seat belts, $156; Nicolos Gonzalez, child passenger safety, restraining systems and seat belts, $60; Jovan J. Inyard, liquor, purchase/consumption, cereal malt beverage by minor, $248 (deferred adjudication); Billy J. Snovelle, commercial driver's license required, $196.

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Trustee's Deed:
Stan Kenton Alderson, trustee, and Jacine Carol Alderson, trustee, and Stan Kenton Alderson and Jacine Carol Alderson revocable trust to Roy J. Koenig, lots 8 and 9 in block 53 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
Warranty Deeds:
Jeanne Yenni to Mark Chapman, all of the southeast quarter 38-8-5, see record.
Diane Kay Grubb and Glenn Grubb to Garry P. McGinnis and Julia McGinnis, lots 11 and 12 in Block B, Erickson's Addition to the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
David L. Garrison and Stephanie A. Garrison to Joseph Eugene Brown and Jessia Leigh Brown, lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and the north 30 feet of lot 5 in Block 3 in Kennedy's Annex to the city of Clyde, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Patricia L. Istas-Jackson trust and Jerrold L. Istas, trustee to Snell Contracting, lot 12 in Block 121 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
Larry Lee Kline, Brenda Kline, Lois LaPlant and Jerry LaPlant to Jerry LaPlant and Lois LaPlant, all of the  northeast quarter 31-8-2, see record.
John W. Cooper to Kent L. Studt, trustee, Charles A. Zimmerman, trustee, and Kent L. Studt Trust No. 1, lots 1 and 2 Block 11 in M.L. Brierley's Second Addition, city of Glasco, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Elk State Bank to Kenneth Hartzell and Diane Hartzell, the west half of lot 14 in Block 75 in the city of Conordia,  Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Quit Claim Deeds:
George A. Fredrickson revocable trust and George A. Fredrickson, trustee, to Wanda L. Fredrickson revocable trust and Wanda L. Fredrickson, trustee, the west 4'8" of lot 7 and all of lot 8 in Block 134 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
George A. Fredrickson revocable trust and George A. Fredrickson, trustee to Steven Fredrickson, Lisa M. Dean and Travis McCary, a tract of real estate located in the north half northeast quarter 36-5-3 containing 1.57 acres more or less. See record.

EARLY HISTORY OF CLOUD COUNTY
By H.E. Smith
The Last Wager
"The whole affair is so ridiculous!" she exclaimed. She adjusted the moss roses nevertheless and tripped demurely into the parlor. Now, if there was a determined point in Jack Lacy's character it was his aversion to women in general, and if there was any one thing on which he prided himself it was his decided old bachelorism. Imagine his vexation and dismay, therefore, when, after a formal introduction, old Mr. Thorne withdrew, leaving him with the pretty creature in white muslin and roses. It was embarrassing enough, particularly as Mary blushed every time he looked at her, and evinced an exceedingly great disposition to laugh.
"Well," thought Jack, "the manners and customs of the locality are rather odd, to say the least of it. I came to consult an old man about purchasing land of him, and he bounces out of the room, and sends in his daughter. What on earth am I to say to her, I'd like to know?
Mary, glancing shyly in the direction of her companion, came to the conclusion that he had "beautiful Spanish eyes," and a mustache decidedly superior in style to the hirsute adornments of the young gentlemen at Thornville.
Mr. Lacy looked up at the ceiling and down at the carpet, and wondered what the consequences would be were he to escape through the open French window. That would not be a very dignified proceeding, however, so he resigned himself to destiny by making some original remark on the weather.
It had the much desired effect of breaking the ice, however, and he was agreeably surprised with the arch vivacity of Miss Thorne. Only once did she seem confused; it was when she had been describing a fine grove of cedars that belonged to her father's land, regretting at the same time that he had contemplated the sale of it.
"I believe I should like to become the purchaser," said Jack. "Your father has told  you that I had some idea of settling here?" Mary grew scarlet, and murmured some sentence or other. The conversation was effecutally checked, and Jack, perplexed at the effect, for which he could perceive no visible cause,  rose to take leave.
"Will you mention to your father, Miss Thorne, that I shall call to see him about the matter tomorrow morning?" he asked. All the moss roses in Mr.Thorne's rose garden could not have rivaled the hot glow on Mary's cheeks as she fled out of the room without a word of reply. "Very singular family this," muttered Jack, slowly drawing on his gloves and walking down the broad garden path.
"But she is an uncommonly pretty girl—and I shall certainly take an early walk through the grove of cedars tomorrow morning, before breakfast.
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert
(Continued) 

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