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

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SPORTS

Leiszler signs with Tabor

 Tristen Leiszler, who ranked fourth all-time in scoring in Concordia High School girls' basketball history, has signed to play at Tabor College. A 5-6 guard, Leiszler has scored 1,004 career points.  Leiszler is averaging 17.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and... [More]

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GREAT BEND — With her team struggling to shake the Cloud County Thunderbirds, Phikala Anthony took control. Anthony outscored Cloud County 13-5 to extend a two-point lead to an 85-75 cushion, and the Barton Community College Cougars pulled out an 86-75 Jayhawk Conference... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

Nothing more to say . . .   Sometimes an obituary can become almost poetic, perhaps and especially if the paper is back home  country - “Scott served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1965. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a hard worker, a green thumb genius... [More]

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