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

Winners announced in lighting contest

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Courthouse 12-19-14

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Commission approves bond sale for dam projects

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SPORTS

Bulldogs pin loss on Panthers in league dual

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 The Concordia High School wrestling team was beaten 46-36 by Marysville in a North Central Kansas League dual Thursday night in the Concordia Junior-Senior High School gymnasium. Concordia got out to an 18-0 lead by winning the first three matches.  Zach Strait, 106... [More]

Four Panthers receive state recognition

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OPINIONS

Letter to the Editor 12-19-14

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Year of Peace

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