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

Possible construction of transloading facility discussed

 The Kansas Department of Transportation officials and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer made a stop in Concordia, Thursday morning, to hear input on possibly constructing a rail transloading facility in Cloud County.  Transloading is the process of moving goods from one mode of... [More]

Courthouse 11-21-14

District Court CRIMINAL  Candice Dawn Beach appeared Nov. 17 and was convicted of a violation of Criminal Damage to Property. She was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, restitution of $24.97 by Dec. 31. Her sentence... [More]

Commission approves water rate hike

 Starting next month, citizens will see an increase in water bills after rates were raised at Wednesday night’s Concordia City Commission meeting.  After several months of discussion, the Commission last night approved a six-percent increase in water and sewer... [More]

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SPORTS

T-Birds topple Broncos, 71-58

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 Once the Cloud County Thunderbirds had finally wrestled the lead away from the Hastings College junior varsity, they weren't about to surrender it. Cloud County trailed Hastings throughout most of the first half, and was down 34-31 at halftime. The T-Birds scored the first... [More]

Hake, Guevara receive football awards

 Concordia High School seniors Drake Hake and Stafen Guevara were presented awards during the Concordia Lions Club Football Banquet Tuesday night at the Catholic Parish Hall. Hake received the Most Outstanding Senior Offensive Player Award, presented in memory of Trevor... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

Death knell for college life as we know it?     The books on my shelves which have bright, inviting covers are few. No one would find most of them inviting, and I admit they aren't dusted in weekly cleaning. They don't have  fresh, new titles.  They... [More]

In the Mean Time

 “WHO CARES!!”  What would be your reaction if you saw those words on the face of every clock you looked at?  Recently, I received an advertisement for such a time-piece. All the numerals are in a heap at the bottom and those words are emblazoned across... [More]

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