For the record 4-21-14

Police Dept. Report
Accident–Officers investigated a two vehicle accident at 10:55 p.m., April 18, in the 900 block of East 7th Street. A vehicle driven by Karah E. Standridge, Concordia, struck a parked  vehicle owned by Jeromy J. Thrash, also of Concordia.
Arrests—Officers arrested Natasha Lynn Martinez, 20, Clifton, at approximately 3 a.m., April 19, in the 1100 block of Cedar Street. Martinez was stopped for not wearing a seat belt and upon investigation charged with No Seat Belt, Driving While Suspended, Obstruction of Official Duty, Refusal of Intoxilizer and Driving Under the Influence. Martinez was transported to the Cloud County Law Enforcement Center.
 Officers responded to the 800 block of Matthew Street at approximately 8 p.m., April 19, for a complaint of Damage to Property. Officers arrested Lawrence C. Croxford, 30, Auburn, Maine, for Criminal Damage to Property. Croxford was cited and released.
 Officers arrested Duaine C. Otott, 19, Concordia, at 6 p.m., April 20, in the 100 block of East College Drive, charging him with Theft. Otott was cited and released.

Fire Dept./EMS Report
 At 12:22 p.m., Sunday, Medic-5 responded to the 700 block of West 13th for a 21-month-old. No transport was made.
 At 6:04 p.m., Sunday, Medic-5 responded to the 500 block of East 10th and transported an  84-year-old male patient to Cloud County Health Center.
 At 12:48 a.m., Monday, Medic-5 responded to Union Road and 155th Road for a vehicle rollover. No transport was made.

NEWS

Voters to head to polls for Tuesday’s primary

 Cloud County voters will have the opportunity to help elect candidates for U.S. senator, 1st District representative, a governor and numerous other state offices when they go to the polls for the primary election next Tuesday, Aug. 5.  Republicans in Cloud County's... [More]

Courthouse 7-31-14

District Court CIVIL Settled: City of Miltonvale and William R. Jones and Cynthia A. Jones received quiet title to real estate from John A. Rickard, Hepribah, Ga. Filed: Jerod L. Francis petitions the Court to enter an order requesting reinstatement of his driving privileges... [More]

CCCC board approves publishing budget

 The Cloud County Community College board of trustees approved publishing the 2014-2015 budget Tuesday night, leaving the mill levy unchanged.  Amy Lange, vice president for administrative services, recommended the board maintain the operational mill levy at 25.694... [More]

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SPORTS

Blues advance to semifinals of state tournament

WATHENA – The Concordia Blues advanced to the semifinals of the Class AA State American Legion baseball tournament with a 9-6 win over Larned here last night. The Blues are one of just two unbeaten teams remaining in the double elimination tournament. Fort Scott, also unbeaten... [More]

CNB clips Norton 2-1 in K-18 state title game

LUCAS — Scratching out just enough runs to back a solid pitching performance by Cole Larsen, Concordia Citizens National Bank clipped Norton 2-1 in the championship game of the K-18 Baseball State Tournament Tuesday night. Larsen gave up just one run on four hits, struck... [More]

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OPINIONS

In the mean time

 “The roots of the American experiment in democracy reach back thousands of years, fed by our failures as well as our successes, our crimes as well as our ideals. When at last we learn humility, our republic will bloom.” These words are from Jacob Needleman,... [More]

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