For the record 1-21-13

Police Dept. Report
Accidents—Officers investigated a two vehicle accident at 10:15 a.m., Jan. 16, in the 300 block of West 8th Street. A vehicle driven by Crystal Wilson, Concordia, struck a legally parked and unattended vehicle owned by William Powell, also of Concordia.
Officers investigated a two vehicle accident at 1:35 p.m., Jan. 16, at the stoplight at Lincoln and East 15th Street. A vehicle driven by Sarah Strnad, Formoso, was stopped at that location and was struck by a vehicle driven by Christina Van Allen, Concordia.
Officers investigated a two vehicle accident at 3:25 p.m., Jan. 16, in the Walmart parking lot in the 100 block of East College Drive. Vehicles driven by Jordan Jackson, Manhattan, and Steven Sorell, Clyde, collided at that location with minor damages reported.
Officers investigated a two vehicle accident at 10:15 a.m., Jan. 17, at the intersection of East 18th and Lincoln Streets. Vehicles driven by William Edwards, Wichita, and Dean Grienke, Tecumseh, collided at that location.
Officers investigated a two vehicle accident at 12:50 p.m., Jan. 20, in the 1000 block of Lincoln Street involving vehicles driven by Alan Day and Charles Boden, both of Concordia. No injuries were reported.
Arrests—Officers arrested Jacob Thomas Sommerlund, 22, Marquette, at 5:50 p.m., Jan. 16, in the 400 block of East 2nd Street on an Ottawa County Warrant for Failure to Appear. Sommerlund was transported to Cloud County Corrections.
Officers arrested Tryaun Ayers, 19, Concordia, at 6:20 p.m., Jan. 16,  in the 200 block of West 18th Street on a Cloud County Warrant for Failure to Appear. Ayers was transported to Cloud County Corrections.
Officers arrested Janelle Evans, 32, Concordia, at 3:55 p.m., Jan. 17, in the 1000 block of East 10th Street charging her with Obstruction. Evans was transported to Cloud County Corrections.
Officers arrested Billy Joe Jones, 49, Concordia, and John Geisler, 51, Concordia, at 2:30 p.m., Jan. 18, in the 500 block of East 2nd Street. Both were transported to Cloud County Corrections and charged with Arson, Burning Without a Permit and Disorderly Conduct.
Officers arrested Kelsey Trost, 25, Concordia, at 5:25 p.m., Jan. 18, in the 500 block of East 6th Street charging her with Domestic Battery. Trost was transported to Cloud County Corrections.
Citation—Officers cited and released Jackson Bernard Cain, 18, Concordia, at approximately 11 p.m., Jan. 16, in the 400 block of West 14th Street, charging him with Minor in Possession.
Theft—Keenan Edwards, Concordia, reported the Theft of Items from his vehicle Jan. 12 sometime between 5 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. while it was parked in the 400 block of West 11th Street. Theft was reported at 8:55 a.m., Jan. 17. Investigation continues.

NEWS

For the record 3-2-15

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Courthouse 2-26-15

District Court CIVIL Filed: Kansas Department for Children and Families received a judgment of $3,746 plus interest and costs from Laura A. Hittle, Concordia. LIMITED CIVIL Settled: Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $3,196.47 plus interest and costs from... [More]

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SPORTS

Strait, Miller pick up wins in 4A state tournament

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SALINA — Concordia’s Zach Strait and Cameron Miller picked up wins in the Class 4A state wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at the Bicentennial Center. Strait, a freshman, went 2-2 in the 106-pound class. Miller, a junior making his third consecutive trip to... [More]

T-Birds upset Cougars in Region 6 tourney, 84-81

 Putting the frustrations of the regular season behind them, the Cloud County Thunderbirds went on the road and upset Barton Community College 84-81 in the opening round of the Region 6 Tournament Saturday night. Cloud County, which was beaten 78-69 by Barton in the final... [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]

Letter to the Editor 2-27-15

Dear Editor,  The letter written by David Norlin that appeared in the February 24th edition of the Blade-Empire is yet another example of anti-gun rhetoric espoused by individuals who have a far left political viewpoint. I think Professor Norlin should have followed his... [More]

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