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

County officials give reports at monthly meeting

Cloud County board of commissioners had its monthly meeting with county officials as part of their regular session Monday morning and heard the following reports: COUNTY CLERK Linda Bogart reported her office is completing all of the reporting requirements for the August Primary... [More]

For the record 8-19-14

Police Dept. Report  Arrests—Officers arrested James D. Ninemire, 40, Concordia, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Aug. 19, in the 900 block of Archer Street charging him with Driving Under the Influence, Transporting an Open Container, Possession of Marijuana and Possession... [More]

For the record 8-18-14

Police Dept. Report Theft–Gilford Hale, Concordia, reported on Friday, Aug. 15, at 12:45 p.m. the Theft of Items from the 500 block of West 3rd St. Investigation continues. Accident– Officers investigated an Accident on Sat., Aug. 16th, at 11:00 a.m. in the 1500 block... [More]

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SPORTS

Local gymnasts compete

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gymnasts representing the Concordia Gymnastics Center competed in the 2014 Junior Olympics.  Katie Thompson, Concordia, captured first place in the all-around in the Level 7, 18-year-old division. She was first on the bars, first in the floor exercise,... [More]

Blues advance to semifinals of state tournament

WATHENA – The Concordia Blues advanced to the semifinals of the Class AA State American Legion baseball tournament with a 9-6 win over Larned here last night. The Blues are one of just two unbeaten teams remaining in the double elimination tournament. Fort Scott, also unbeaten... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

Times not to be forgotten . . .  A recent headline declares “Music complements life.”  Does it ever! But the immediate reaction to that headline was thinking that, hopefully, we soon could be hearing early band practice. It gets me out of bed on lazy... [More]

In the mean time

 Under August 20, “Touchstones,” a book of daily meditations for men, has this to offer, “Spiritual growth is the result of coming face-to-face with our own situation, feeling the brunt of our own puzzlement, recognizing no recipe will apply completely,... [More]

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