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

Five people arrrested in connection with fight

 Five people were arrested late Sunday night in connection with a fight that resulted in injuries to a minor. The Cloud County Sheriff’s Department reported Monday that officers responded to a call of a juvenile who had been injured and transported to Cloud County... [More]

Solid waste topics discussed by county board

 Mike Hake, Solid Waste director, discussed a number of items with Cloud County commissioners at their weekly meeting Monday, including that the rural Water district is upgrading its monitoring system and has requested a new meter be installed at the Transfer Station. Cost... [More]

Courthouse 11-25-14

District Court CRIMINAL  Cassandra L. Johnson appeared Nov. 24 and was convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant, Second Offense. She was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, a fine... [More]

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SPORTS

T-Birds use balance to upend Central, 92-72

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Five players scored in double figures to lead the unbeaten Cloud County Thunderbirds to a 92-72 win over Central (Neb.) Community College Tuesday night in Bryant Gymnasium. Freshman guard Ridell Camidge led the way for Cloud County with 23 points. He was 9 of 16 from the field,... [More]

Cloud County hangs on for win over Scotties

HIGHLAND — Locked up in a tight battle for the second consecutive day, the unbeaten Cloud County Thunderbirds were able to hold on and defeat the Highland Scotties 79-76 in the Highland Community College Classic on Saturday. Cloud County (7-0) needed overtime to get past... [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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