Courthouse 9-25-13

District Court
CRIMINAL
  Anahi H. Torres appeared Sept. 25 and was found Guilty and convicted of Speeding, 80/70 and Driving While License Suspended. She was ordered to pay costs of the action, $96 and a fine of $45 for the speeding conviction. For driving while license suspended she was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $100. Her cash bond was applied to the costs of the action and her sentence was suspended upon full payment of all costs and fines.
 Jordan Michael Lamb appeared Sept. 18 and was found Guilty and convicted of Criminal Damage to Property. He was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, restitution of $100 by Nov. 6. Defendant's sentence shall be suspended with Defendant being placed on unsupervised probation for six months following specific terms and conditions.
 Martin H. Garcia appeared Sept. 16 and was found Guilty and convicted of Driving Beyond Restrictions. He was ordered to pay a fine of $100 and the costs of the action in the sum of $96 forthwith.
 Trevor Randall Coons appeared Sept. 24 and was found Guilty and convicted of Criminal Damage to Property and Unlawful Consumption of a Cereal Malt Beverage by a Minor. For the criminal damage to property charge he was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action,$158 and restitution of $319.06 as indicated. For the unlawful consumption of a cereal malt beverage by a minor charge, he was sentenced to one month in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $200. His sentence was suspended with Defendant being placed on unsupervised probation for six months following specific terms and conditions. The Court finds that Defendant's probation may terminate early if all costs and restitution are paid, and the apology made to the Chief of Police.
 Dennis Halstead appeared Sept. 24 and was found Guilty and convicted of No Interlock Device and No Tag. For the no interlock charge he was ordered to pay a fine of $100 and costs of the action in the sum of $96 forthwith. For the violation of no tag he was ordered to pay a fine of $50 forthwith.

NEWS

Five people arrrested in connection with fight

 Five people were arrested late Sunday night in connection with a fight that resulted in injuries to a minor. The Cloud County Sheriff’s Department reported Monday that officers responded to a call of a juvenile who had been injured and transported to Cloud County... [More]

Solid waste topics discussed by county board

 Mike Hake, Solid Waste director, discussed a number of items with Cloud County commissioners at their weekly meeting Monday, including that the rural Water district is upgrading its monitoring system and has requested a new meter be installed at the Transfer Station. Cost... [More]

Courthouse 11-25-14

District Court CRIMINAL  Cassandra L. Johnson appeared Nov. 24 and was convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant, Second Offense. She was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, a fine... [More]

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SPORTS

T-Birds use balance to upend Central, 92-72

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Five players scored in double figures to lead the unbeaten Cloud County Thunderbirds to a 92-72 win over Central (Neb.) Community College Tuesday night in Bryant Gymnasium. Freshman guard Ridell Camidge led the way for Cloud County with 23 points. He was 9 of 16 from the field,... [More]

Cloud County hangs on for win over Scotties

HIGHLAND — Locked up in a tight battle for the second consecutive day, the unbeaten Cloud County Thunderbirds were able to hold on and defeat the Highland Scotties 79-76 in the Highland Community College Classic on Saturday. Cloud County (7-0) needed overtime to get past... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

Death knell for college life as we know it?     The books on my shelves which have bright, inviting covers are few. No one would find most of them inviting, and I admit they aren't dusted in weekly cleaning. They don't have  fresh, new titles.  They... [More]

In the Mean Time

 “WHO CARES!!”  What would be your reaction if you saw those words on the face of every clock you looked at?  Recently, I received an advertisement for such a time-piece. All the numerals are in a heap at the bottom and those words are emblazoned across... [More]

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