For the record 8-12-13

Police Dept. Report
Accidents—Officers investigated a two vehicle accident at 1:20 p.m., Aug. 8, in the 1400 block of L Street. A vehicle driven by Joshua Ross, Concordia, struck a parked vehicle owned by Amanda Baumann-Weber, Concordia. No injuries were reported.
Officers investigated a two vehicle accident at approximately 5 p.m., Aug. 9, in the 200 block of West 6th Street. Vehicles driven by James Joyner Jr. and Heather S. Trigg, both of Concordia, collided at that location.
Damage to property—Bennie D. Willis, Concordia, reported damage to property at 10:30 a.m., Aug. 10. Damage occurred sometime in the overnight hours. Investigation continues.
Arrests—Officers arrested Travis J. Huber, 22, Courtland, at 4:40 a.m., Aug. 10, in the 200 block of West 7th Street. Huber was transported to Cloud County Corrections and charged with Criminal Damage to Property.
Officers arrested Matthew P. Garner, 23, Hubbell, Neb., at 3:35 a.m., Aug. 10, in the 1200 block of Broadway Street. Garner was taken to Cloud County Corrections and charged with Public Intoxication and Obstruction of Legal Police Process.
Officers arrested Sean J. Wallace, 25, Concordia, at 2:30 a.m., Aug. 11, in the 600 block of Olive Street and transported him to Cloud County Corrections, charging him with Obstruction. Officers also arrested Dustin D. Brown, 30, Concordia, in the 700 block of Olive Street at 2:45 a.m. Brown also was transported to Cloud County Corrections and charged with Obstruction.
Officers arrested Jordan Lamb, 30, Concordia, at 4:10 p.m., Aug. 11, in the 200 block of East 7th Street charging him with Pedestrian Under the Influence. Lamb was transported to Cloud County Corrections.

NEWS

Get in the Cloud grants awarded

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Increasing number of commissioners to appear on ballot

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Ribbon cutting ceremony for recently merged banks

A ribbon cutting in Concordia yesterday marked the merger of Peoples Exchange Bank with  American State Bank & Trust Company of Great Bend. The two banks are owned by American State Bancshares of Wichita. The merger was effective July 11. James Koch, who currently is... [More]

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SPORTS

American Legion drops Osborne to win state title

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American Legion advances to state title game

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OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

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Letter to the Editor 7-22-16

Dear Editor,  Voting!!  As I was lying awake last night, thinking about the day and what Ted Cruz said at the Republican Convention. I realized I had to agree with him. Yes, I agree his timing and choice of place to present his feelings was probably not the best, but... [More]

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