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

Get in the Cloud grants awarded

Four business in Cloud County have been approved to receive Get in the Cloud grant funds. The Cloud County board of commissioners approved Get in the Cloud County grant applications for Moody Hue Studio, Concordia; Old Mill Custom Cabinets, Glasco; Designs 4 U, Concordia; and... [More]

Increasing number of commissioners to appear on ballot

Voters in Cloud County will decide in November if the county board of commissioners will be increased from three members to five members. A petition to increase the number of county commissioners, circulated by Gary Fraser, Concordia, was presented to the County Clerk's Office... [More]

Ribbon cutting ceremony for recently merged banks

A ribbon cutting in Concordia yesterday marked the merger of Peoples Exchange Bank with  American State Bank & Trust Company of Great Bend. The two banks are owned by American State Bancshares of Wichita. The merger was effective July 11. James Koch, who currently is... [More]

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SPORTS

American Legion drops Osborne to win state title

OSBORNE — Putting up six runs in the top of the fourth inning, the Concordia American Legion knocked off host Osborne 9-3 in the championship game of the Kansas Pee Wee Baseball State Tournament Friday night. The American Legion was clinging to a slim 2-1 lead heading into... [More]

American Legion advances to state title game

OSBORNE — Winning a matchup of two Concordia teams, the American Legion advanced to the championship game of the Kansas State Pee Wee Baseball Tournament. The American Legion shut out 16th Street Car Wash 5-0 in the tournament semifinals on Thursday night. Advancing to... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

Remembering the smoke-filled rooms . . .  “The Atlantic” recently ran a lengthy commentary by Jonathan Rauch. It was “How American Politics Went Insane.”  He got into history with the party bosses, smoke filled rooms, deals made and carried... [More]

Letter to the Editor 7-22-16

Dear Editor,  Voting!!  As I was lying awake last night, thinking about the day and what Ted Cruz said at the Republican Convention. I realized I had to agree with him. Yes, I agree his timing and choice of place to present his feelings was probably not the best, but... [More]

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