Sales tax received down from 2013

 Amount of sales tax and compensating use tax received in July (June sales) this year was down considerably from the amount received in July 2013. JoDee LeDuc, Cloud County treasurer, reported to Cloud County commissioners at their meeting Monday that the amount received this year was $61,302.39, compared to $69,374.81 received in 2013.
 In other business, Andy Asch, highway administrator, presented a hiring authorization for Clint Jensen as a part-time mower operator, effective Aug. 11 at a rate of $8 per hour. Commissioners approved the hire.
 Commissioner Gary Caspers asked about the spraying of weeds at the former ALCO building. Asch said his department has had some equipment problems and would try to complete the spraying this week.
 Asch reported employees are continuing to patch the Ames/Miltonvale road, completing ditch work and should finish spraying Johnson grass this week.
 Sheriff Brian Marks presented classification changes for Charles Lindberg from full-time deputy to part-time deputy effective Aug. 18, with a wage change to $10 per hour; a change for James L. Belden from part-time deputy to full-time deputy, effective Aug. 13 at a wage of $16.05 per hour; and a change for Kyle Marks from part-time corrections officer to full-time corrections officer effective Aug. 11, at a wage of $13.12 per hour.
 The board appointed commissioner Johnita Crawford as voting delegate, commissioner Caspers, first alternate voting delegate, and commissioner Gail Engle second alternate voting delegate to the KAC 39th Annual Conference to be held in Wichita Nov. 12-14.
 John Gisselbeck, Steve Graham, Darla Bebber, Linda Foster and Tammy Marrs, representing Merit, Inc., discussed the use of the Wind Farm funds that were granted to Miltonvale for its various projects. They said to date, the projects have created 13 new jobs in Miltonvale.
In other matters, the board
•heard a report from Caspers that he participated in the Statewide Vigilant Guard Tornado Functional Exercise held Aug. 6 at the Health Department.
•heard a report from Engle that he attended the Chemical Dependency Committee meeting on Aug. 8.
•discussed the safety inspection at the Transfer Station and the hauling contract with Mike Hake, Solid Waste director.
•discussed the Statewide Vigilant Guard Tornado Exercise held Wednesday at the Health Department with Diana Gering, Health administrator.
 Adjournment was at 4:30 p.m. Next meeting will be at 9 a.m., Aug. 18.


CCCC trustees vote to retain men’s program

The Cloud County Community College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to keep the men's soccer program during Monday's special meeting, as well as renewing the contract of men's head soccer coach, James Ross. The board also authorized Dr. Danette Toone, president of the college,... [More]

County commission meets

 The Cloud County Board of Commissioners, including Bill Czapanskiy, Gary Caspers and Gail Engle, along with County Clerk, Shella Thoman, met Monday morning. The cold, wet and snowy conditions may have contributed to the lack of news reported during the meeting. Brian Marks,... [More]

For the record 12-1-15

Police Dept. Report Accidents—Officers investigated a vehicle-deer accident at 7:40 p.m., Nov. 25, in the 1400 block of East 11th Street. A vehicle driven by Bonnie J. Trost, Concordia, struck a deer at that location. Officers investigated an accident at 8:30 p.m., Nov.... [More]

More News


Pirates use barrage of free throws to sink T-Birds


 Cloud County’s bid to open Jayhawk Conference play with a home win over unbeaten Independence Community College ran afoul.  The Thunderbirds were whistled for 29 fouls, and the Pirates shot 30 more free throws on its way to an 84-73 victory Monday night in Bryant... [More]

CCCC fends off Pirates, 77-65


 Kicking off conference play more than a month earlier than they have in past years, the Cloud County Thunderbirds outscored Independence Community College 17-6 over the final 5:31 to lock up a 77-65 victory Monday night in Bryant Gymnasium. With the Jayhawk Conference combining... [More]

More Sports


Letter to the Editor 11-30-15

Dear Editor, Subject: Syria-ously  Tim Huelskamp finally arrived in Salina Nov. 23rd, after town-hauling it all over West-Central smaller towns. Speculation was, he didn’t want to face more critical questions likely in more populous areas.   Turns out,... [More]

Letter to the Editor 11-27-15

 Dear Editor,  On November 30, 2015, the Board of Trustees (BOT) at Cloud County Community College (CCCC) presumably will decide whether (1) to deactivate the men's soccer program and initiate men's wrestling at CCCC or (2) to let the athletic program remain as it is... [More]

More Opinions

Buy Photos