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

Board rescinds moratorium motion

The Cloud County board of commissioners voted to rescind its motion from the June 15 meeting, which had asked Cloud County Attorney Rob Walsh to impose a 180-day moratorium to study cell phone tower locations. The vote earlier this month had come following a meeting with concerned... [More]

Tree care becomes full-time occupation for McNutt

 When Paul McNutt, owner and manager of Paul's Tree Care, moved to Concordia from San Diego in 1999, tree care was just supposed to be a side-job.  By 2007, after a severe ice storm, McNutt had so much business, he decided to quit his job at Cunningham Telephone and... [More]

School board approves transfer of funds

During its end of the year closeout meeting, the Unified School District 333 board of education approved the transfer of $474,815.25 from the general fund. The transfer is pending a payment of $6,300 from the Kansas Department of Education for career and technical education.... [More]

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SPORTS

Concordia swimmers place in home meet

CONCORDIA -- 9 swim teams met in Concordia on Saturday, June 27 for the Concordia Invitational.  They were the Concordia Hurricanes, Clay Center Tigersharks, Beatrice Barracudas, Seward Swim Club, Washington County Swim Team, Fairbury Wave Breakers, York Dolphins, Wilber... [More]

Co-op and Funk Pharmacy advance to championship game

 Cloud County Co-op and Funk Pharmacy advanced to the championship game of the Concordia Recreation Girls' Softball Tournament by picking up wins in the opening round Thursday night at the Concordia Sports Complex. Scoring 21 runs in three innings, Cloud County Co-op defeated... [More]

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OPINIONS

Letter to the Editor 6-26-15

Dear Editor, We have been 31 years in our home on the 600 block of East 15th Street, bought with a wonderful country view. Now we have a tower to look at less than 100 feet from our home. What a sad, sad day. Bo & Susan Hubert

Letter to the Editor 6-26-15

Dear Editor, It's a shame that, in today's world, greed has replaced neighborly values.  Today, our neighborhood is a recipient of a 170-foot cell tower.  When your neighbors' safety and property is compromised for personal gain, it's a sad day.  We will all miss... [More]

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