Courthouse 9-11-13

District Court
CRIMINAL
Anthony L. Smith appeared Sept. 4 and was found Guilty and convicted of Exhibition of Speed. He was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $100 and costs of the action, $96. Defendant's sentence shall be suspended on condition that all fines and costs are paid in full by Oct. 2.
Christopher Michael McMillan appeared Sept. 9 and was convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant, First Offense. He was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay the costs of the action, $96, a fine of $500, a $250 Community Corrections Supervision Fund (DUI fine), an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, a probation supervision fee of $60 and all other assessed fees. His sentence was suspended with the exception of a 48-hour term and Defendant was placed on supervised probation with Court Services for six months following specific terms and conditions.
Joshua F. Jack appeared Sept. 4 and was found Guilty and convicted of Littering. He was ordered to pay a fine of $115 and costs of the action, $96 by Oct. 9.
Dain Scott Ellis appeared Sept. 5 and was found Guilty and convicted of Theft. He was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, restitution of $25.72 and a BIDS Administrative fee of $100 by Oct. 2. His sentence was suspended with Defendant being placed on unsupervised probation for 12 months following specific terms and conditions.
Corey James Clark appeared Sept. 5 and was found Guilty and convicted of Theft. He was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail, ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, and restitution to Daniel Lavoie as determined by the Court by Nov. 4.

NEWS

Commissioner: Issues at jail persist

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Courthouse 2-26-15

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SPORTS

Leiszler signs with Tabor

 Tristen Leiszler, who ranked fourth all-time in scoring in Concordia High School girls' basketball history, has signed to play at Tabor College. A 5-6 guard, Leiszler has scored 1,004 career points.  Leiszler is averaging 17.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and... [More]

T-Birds tumble to Cougars, 86-79

GREAT BEND — With her team struggling to shake the Cloud County Thunderbirds, Phikala Anthony took control. Anthony outscored Cloud County 13-5 to extend a two-point lead to an 85-75 cushion, and the Barton Community College Cougars pulled out an 86-75 Jayhawk Conference... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

Nothing more to say . . .   Sometimes an obituary can become almost poetic, perhaps and especially if the paper is back home  country - “Scott served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1965. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a hard worker, a green thumb genius... [More]

Letter to the Editor 2-27-15

Dear Editor,  The letter written by David Norlin that appeared in the February 24th edition of the Blade-Empire is yet another example of anti-gun rhetoric espoused by individuals who have a far left political viewpoint. I think Professor Norlin should have followed his... [More]

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