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

For the record 8-20-14

Police Dept. Report Arrest—Officers arrested Erin Crawford, 21, Concordia, at 5:10 p.m., Aug. 19, in the 100 block of West 6th Street on a Cloud County Warrant for Failure to Comply. Crawford was transported to Cloud County Law Enforcement Center. Fire Dept./EMS Report... [More]

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]

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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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