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

Trustees approve funds for bleachers

 The renovation of Arley Bryant Gymnasium is moving forward after the Cloud County Community College board of trustees approved a $218,000 bid Tuesday night to replace the bleachers.  The replacement of the bleachers is part of a $450,000 gym renovation project. In... [More]

For the record 1-28-15

Police Dept. Report Arrest—Officers arrested Joseph Lopez, 32, Concordia, at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 27, in the 500 block of East 16th on a Cloud County Warrant for Domestic Battery. He was transported to the Cloud County Law Enforcement Center.

Courthouse 1-28-15

District Court CRIMINAL Shelby Lynne Nelson appeared Jan. 26 and was found Guilty and convicted of Disorderly Conduct. She was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay the costs of this action, $158, and a fine of $100 by Feb. 25. Her sentence was suspended... [More]

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SPORTS

Thomas delivers as T-Birds clip Cougars, 95-94

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 The ball was where the Cloud County Thunderbirds wanted it — in the hands of point guard Devon Thomas — and as he had all night, Thomas delivered.  With the T-Birds trailing 25th-ranked Barton Community College 94-93, Thomas took an inbounds pass with 4.6... [More]

Cougars hand T-Birds fourth consecutive defeat

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 Outscored 30-8 over the final 5:59 of the first half and the first 7:57 of the second, the Cloud County Thunderbirds suffered their fourth consecutive Jayhawk Conference Western Division loss, 73-56, to the Barton Community College Cougars Wednesday night in Bryant Gymnasium.... [More]

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

 A current documentary on display at  the Gallery in Sams Hall of Fine Arts at Kansas Wesleyan University is entitled “Living with Less.”  It asks if the viewer  can discard one personal item a day for a year and it's all about consumerism and... [More]

In the Mean Time

  Always looking for inspiration, I recently picked up a copy of the “Family Almanac & Handy Hints” at the drugstore. Since bringing it home, I've found a goldmine for the mind.  The first thing that caught my eye was the picture on the cover. It brought... [More]

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