Courthouse 9-22

Taylor B. Wren appeared Sept. 21 and was found Guilty and convicted of No Driver’s License on Person. She was ordered to pay a fine of $50, and the costs of the action in the sum of $98 by October 19, 2011. Defendant shall reappear before the Court on Oct. 19, 2011 at 9:00 o’clock a.m. if all costs and fine are not paid in full.
Lauren D. Cyr appeared Sept 21 and was found Guilty and convicted of Unlawful Possession or Consumption of a Cereal Malt Beverage by a Minor. She was sentenced to the custody of the cloud County Jail for ten days, and ordered to pay a fine of $200 and the costs of the action in the sum of $98 by Oct. 26, 2011. The Court finds that Defendant’s sentence shall be suspended upon full payment of all costs and fine. Defendant shall reappear before the Court on Oct. 26, 2011 at 9:00 o’clock a.m. if all costs and fine are not paid in full. The Court directs the Division of Motor Vehicles to suspend Defendant’s driving privileges pursuant to statute.
Amy Blochlinger appeared Sept. 19 and was found Guilty and convicted of Giving a Worthless Check, 3 violations, and shall be sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail for each violation, to be served concurrently. The Court ordered Defendant  to pay the costs of this action in the sum of $160, and to pay restitution to Corner Liquor, $75; to Sonic Drive-in, $84.82; and to Cloud County Treasurer (adm. handling fees) the total sum of $30. She shall pay an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, a probation supervision fee of $60 and all other assessed fees.
The Court further finds that Defendant’s sentence shall be suspended with the Defendant being placed on supervised probation with Court Services for a period of 12 months with specific terms and conditions.

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Warranty Deeds:
Edwin L. Workman, Edwin Workman Jr., Katrina Workman, Cindy Hake, Rodney Hake, Annette Stierlen to James L. Workman and Christine L. Workman, the east half of lot 12 and all of lot 13 in block 189 in the city of Concordia Cloud County Kansas.
Douglas E. Hower and Sanja Hower to James D. Dooley and Charlene D. Dooley, lot 6 in block B in Budreau’s Subdivision in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the plat thereof.
William A. Dodson and Sherri D. Dodson to JCS Quality Properties LLC, the east 66 feet of the west 110 feet of lot 2 in block 56 in the city of Concordia Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Barbara G. St. Aubin aka Barbara Yonally St. Aubin and Forrest St. Aubin to Jim L. Demars revocable family trust dated Jan. 6, 2005 and Mara Del Demars revocable family trust dated Jan. 6, 2005, lot 6 block 43 in north addition in the city of Miltonvlae Cloud County Kansas.
Daniel L. Haist, Ronald D. Lawrenz and Debra A. Lawrenz to Dennis L. Brewster and Alice B. Brewster, the west 4 feet of lot 4 and the east 42 feet of lot 5 in block 121 in the city of Concordia Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof and that portion of vacated 7th Street adjoining said lots on the north thereof.
Quit Claims Deeds:
Terry Tate and Jennifer Tate to Gloria Hartley, lots 1 and 2 block 34 north addition city of Miltonvale, Cloud County Kansas.
Jerry Pfeifer to Robert L. Eakins and Kay L. Eakins, all of lots 8, 9, except the east 50 feet thereof and all of lot 10 in block 12 in the city of Jamestown, Cloud County Kansas.
James L. Yonally and Nancy Yonally to Barbara G. Yonally St. Aubin, lot 6 block 43 north addition Miltonvale, Cloud County Kansas.
Transfer on Death
Larry W. Jones to Mark W. Jones, Robbin Jones and Hayley Jones, the north 132 feet of lot 1 in H.E. Gardner’s Addition to the city of Clyde, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.

District Court
CRIMINAL
Brandon A. Anguish appeared Sept. 15 and was found Guilty and convicted of Transporting an Open Container. He was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $98, a fine of $200, attorney fees of $100 and all other assessed fees by Nov. 30. Defendant’s sentence shall be suspended with the Defendant being placed on unsupervised probation for six months with specific terms and conditions. Defendant’s driving privileges shall be restricted for a period of 60 days. The Court shall issue the Defendant a restricted driver’s license.
Lester Lyle Eugene Gray appeared Sept. 15 and was found Guilty and convicted of Driving as a Habitual Violator. He was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail, and ordered to pay the costs of the action, $98, a fine of $200, attorney fees of $150 and all other assessed fees by Nov. 30. His sentence was suspended with the exception of a five-day term on the condition that all costs and fees be paid in full by Nov. 30.
Floyd James Charles Yeagley appeared Sept. 15 and was found Guilty and convicted of Harassment by Telecommunication Device. He was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail, ordered to pay costs of the action, $160, a BIDS Administrative fee of $100, attorney fees of $200, an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, a probation supervision fee of $60 and all other assessed fees. Defendant’s sentence was suspended with Defendant being placed on supervised probation with Court Services for a period of six months with specific terms and conditions.

EARLY HISTORY OF CLOUD COUNTY
BY H.E. SMITH
JULY 16, 1875

THE DEAD LETTER
He overheard our conversation in the garden, and thus learned of our engagement. A year previously he had proposed to me and was rejected and in revenge he determined to blast my happiness at all hazards. He was an expert at imitating the hand-writing of others, and having attended the same school that I did for several years, he was easily enabled to produce a facsimile of my chirography.
A few weeks after your departure he was thrown from a buggy and fatally injured. Before he died he sent for me, and I received from his tongue the secret that he was the author of a letter to which my name was signed, and had caused your sudden strange flight.
In whatever light you have come to look upon me it is but right for you to know the truth. For myself my heart has never changed. Jennie
The first thing I did after reading this letter was to obtain leave of absence for a few weeks; the next was to hasten to my lodgings, pack my trunk and take the first rain for N-----.
The train was the “Fast Express,” but to me it seemed a “slow coach.” Close connections were made, and at six o’clock that evening I stepped upon the platform at N----. It had been two years since my feet had touched it. A crowd of recollections rushed through my mind, but nothing stayed me. At once I set out for the Fisk mansion. It was summer, and as I followed the walk form the gate to the door every object seemed as familiar as if I had seen them only the day before.
My desire was to find Jennie alone, and my wish was gratified. The old hall door was open, and I stepped in unannounced. I turned into the parlor softly and saw her sitting at a west window gazing at the glowing sunset sky, but oh how changed. There were Jennie’s eyes and hair, but the rounded form and glowing cheeks were wanting; in their place were wan features and an emaciated form—a wreck of her former self. The hand destroyer was upon her, and it was evident that her sufferings were fearful. My heart sank within me, and again my dream of happiness vanished.
Register of Deeds
Judy Lambert
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