Published in the Iola Register on Aug. 9, 2013.

Courthouse 8-9-13

District Court
CIVIL
Filed:
The State of Kansas Cloud County seeks forfeiture of a 2002 GMC Sierra VIN: 1GTEK19T12E24010 which was used to facilitate or was intended to facilitate violation(s) of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.
Thomas Matthew Strecker seeks quiet title to personal property within this state from unknown Defendants.
Meritrust Credit Union seeks judgment of $13,839.02 plus interest and costs from Jose Mares Jr., Concordia.

LIMITED CIVIL
Settled:
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $1,135.01 plus interest and costs from Robert Mason, et al, Glasco.
Credit Management Services Inc. received a judgment of $10,632.60 plus interest and costs from William C. Lowell et al, Concordia.
Filed:
Educational Credit Union seeks a judgment of $3,395.21 plus interest and costs from Bobby Ryan Dillow, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. seeks a judgment of $799.70 plus interest and costs from Sara  Shuler, Concordia.
Credit Management Services Inc. seeks a judgment of
$574.40 plus interest and costs from Eugene C. McDaniel and Gail McDaniel, Concordia.
Capital One Bank (USA) seeks judgment of $2,727.18 plus interest and costs from Jeffrey J. Newell, Concordia.

SMALL CLAIMS
A. Retta Waite seeks a judgment of $2,773.84 for damage to house at 338 W. 2nd Street from Jessica Sherwood and Dustin Mendenhall, Concordia.

TRAFFIC
All Subtypes, July 31-Aug. 6
The following people received fines for Speeding: Tyler D. Abell, Wenjing Cao, Ana J. Capps, Kellie C. Conners, David Crider, Jeremy J. Frost, Charles Henry Myers, Shawna M. Nunez, Nicole R. Popov, Troy A. Simonsen, Karl J. Smith, Anthony Tenbrink Jr,  Shannon M. Wiese, $141; Holly L. Andrews, Tina L. Gauthier, Dena R. Leath, $143; Barry B. Baxa, Phillip D. White, $177; Cassidy L. Cook, Mary G. Staples,  $159; David A. Deichmann, $201; Adam D. Ferris, Christopher D. Holsten, Mary R. Liefort, Megan E. Stamps,  Lois I. Stanley, $171; Karen M. Griffith, $165; Mayra A. Heernandez, $212; Cody Alexander Johnson, $219; Bradley D. Hixson, $150; James F. Moore, Barbara K. Stewart, $197; Robia Sadaf Qasimyar, $153; Dorothy N. Reid, $185;  Brian R. Stevenson, $207;  Kelly Stringfellow, $148; Eric N. Swearingen, $282.
Receiving $10 fines for failure to wear seat belt were Brian L. Tatro and Kelsey Renae Trost.
Receiving fines for other violations were: Adam T. Ball, failure to stop or obey railroad crossing signal, $391,  deferred adjudication; Austin C. Barnes, refusal to submit a preliminary breath or saliva test, $201; Blair J. Bloomfield, failure to yield at stop or yield sign, $171; Daniel P. Cleary Jr., failure to yield to emergency vehicle, $293; Daniel P. Cleary Jr., operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, $50; Nicole L. Henery, liability insurance coverage required, $400; William L. Mcilvain, defective headlamps on motor vehicle, $141; Rigoberto Ortega-Silva, operating motor vehicle without a valid license, $200; Karen R. Senters, liability insurance coverage required, second violation within three years, $898; Damon L. Smith, liability insurance coverage required, $398; Wyatt Phillip Stimatze, defective muffler, $222.

CRIMINAL
Damon L. Smith appeared July 31 and was found Guilty and convicted of No Liability Insurance. He was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $300 and costs of the action, $98. Defendant's sentence shall be suspended on the condition that all fines and costs are paid in full by Sept. 4.
Rigoberto Ortega-Silva appeared July 31 and was found Guilty and convicted of No Driver's License. He was ordered to pay a fine of $100 and costs of the action, $98. Defendant's cash bond shall be applied to the costs of the action.
Dakota Mendenhall appeared July 31 and was found Guilty and convicted of Furnishing Cereal Malt Beverages to a Minor. He was sentenced to one month in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $160 and a fine of $500 by Oct. 2. Defendant's sentence shall be suspended with Defendant being placed on unsupervised probation for six months following specific terms and conditions.
Nathan Daniel Creamer appeared Aug. 5 and was found Guilty and convicted of Furnishing Cereal Malt Beverages to Minors. He was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158 and a fine of $500 by Oct. 2. His sentence shall be suspended with Defendant being placed on unsupervised probation for 12 months following specific terms and conditions.
Timothy Michael Eugene Rowland appeared July 31 and was found Guilty and convicted of Possession of a Hallucinogenic Drug, Marijuana, Furnishing Cereal Malt Beverages to a Minor and No Liability Insurance. On the possession of hallucinogenic drug charge he was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay the costs of the action, $160, a fine of $100, an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, a probation supervision fee of $60 and all other assessed fees. For furnishing cereal malt beverages to a minor, he was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $100. For no liability insurance he was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $300. His sentences shall be suspended with the exception of a five-day term, with Defendant being placed on supervised probation with Court Services for 12 months following specific terms and conditions.
Karen Senters appeared July 31 and was found Guilty and convicted of No Liability Insurance, Second Offense. She was sentenced to six months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $800 and costs of the action, $98 by Oct. 2. Defendant's sentence shall be suspended and she was placed on unsupervised probation for 12 months following specific terms and conditions.
Brandon Scott Pellant appeared Aug. 5 and was found Guilty and convicted of Obstructing or Interfering with Law Enforcement and Unlawful Possession or Consumption of a Cereal Malt Beverage by a Minor. On the obstruction or interfering with law enforcement charge he was sentenced to 11 months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158 and a fine of $500 by Oct. 2. For the unlawful possession or consumption of a cereal malt beverage by a minor he was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $200 by Oct. 2. His sentences shall be suspended with Defendant being placed on unsupervised probation for 12 months following specific terms and conditions. The Court finds that the Defendant may perform pre-approved community service work, at the rate of $6.00 per hour, to offset the costs and fines imposed in this action. Defendant must pay a community service work insurance fee of $8.50 prior to the performance of any community service work.
The Court directs the Division of Motor Vehicles to suspend Defendant's driving privileges pursuant to statute.
Daniel P. Cleary Jr. appeared July 31 and was found Guilty and convicted of Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle and No Driver's License. For the failure to yield charge he was ordered to pay a fine of $195 and costs of the action, $98. For the no driver's license charge he was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $50. His sentence was suspended on condition that all fines and costs are paid in full by Oct. 2.
Miguel A. Muriel appeared Aug. 5 and was convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant, Second Offense. He was sentenced to 12 months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $96, a fine of $1,000, a $250 Community Corrections Supervision Fund (DUI fine), an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, a fingerprinting fee of $45, a probation fee of $60, a community service work insurance fee of $8.50 and all other assessed fees. His sentence was suspended with the exception of a five- day term, with the Defendant being placed on supervised probation with Court Services for 12 months following specific terms and conditions.
John H. Hamilton II appeared Aug. 7 and was found Guilty and convicted of Disorderly Conduct. He was sentenced to 10 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $50 and costs of the action, $158. His sentence was suspended on condition that all fines and costs are paid in full by Sept. 11. 

LEGAL TRANSFERS
Warranty Deeds:
Brian C. Forshee and Ashley R. Forshee to Darin L. Kindel and Loni K. Kindel, the east half of lot 9, all of lots 10 and 11 in block D of Foster's Addition to the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
June E. Treffer to Michael Stein, the west half of 15-8-4 Cloud County Kansas less two tracts for permanent right-of-way,  all of the NW Quarter, see record; the west half of 15-8-4 Cloud County Kansas less two tracts for permanent right-of-way, all of the SW Quarter, see record.
Paul L. Blochlinger and Delores A. Blochlinger to Sherri A. Biery, Sandra A. Zamecnik and Bradley P. Blochlinger, all of lot 14 and the west 10 feet of lot 15 all in block 143 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
Linda K. Strnad and Dloyd J. Strnad to Linda K. Strnad revocable inter vivos trust, Linda K. Strnad, trustee and Dloyd J. Strnad, southwest quarter 4-6-2 Cloud County Kansas; east half southeast quarter 5-6-2 Cloud County Kansas.
Kyle C. Krier and Laura Krier to Francisco Ayala and Imelda Ayala, the east 22 feet of lot 12 and the west 44 feet of lot 13 in block 57 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Beckie S. Jones, Robin R. Lambert and Terry Lambert to Rosabel Flax, a tract of land in block 3 in east Concordia an addition to the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas, see record.
Darin L. Kindel and Loni Kindel to Dustin Fuller and Kelsie Fuller, the south 72 feet of the east half of lot 26 and the south 72 feet of lot 27 in block 124 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
Wilma M. Fraser to Jason Alquist, a tract in the northwest quarter of 17-2-2 west of the 6th P.M. in Cloud County Kansas described as follows: see record.
Quit Claim Deeds:
Wade Nelson to Martin J. Nelson and Lucila Nelson, lot 8 in block 140 in the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas.
Cloud County Development Corporation to Cloud County Health Center Inc., lots 1-7 in block 2 of the Lost Creek Hills Addition to the city of Concordia, Cloud County Kansas according to the recorded plat thereof.
Justin Schmidt and Darlene A. Schmidt to Bryan Yohe, the south 62 feet of lot 5 and the south 62 feet of the west 38 feet of lot 4 all in block 4 in W.R. West's Addition to the city of Glasco, Cloud County Kansas and the south 10 feet of the north 88 feet of the west 38 feet of lot 4 and the south 10 feet of the north 88 feet of lot 5 all in block 4 in W.R. West's Addition to the city of Glasco, Cloud County Kansas.

EARLY HISTORY OF CLOUD COUNTY
By H.E. Smith
The Lost Wager
"My diamond sleeve buttons to your coral necklace that you don't impose on me within the next three months, Minnie," said Jack gaily.
"Done!" said Minnie, "Girls, you all know the wager, don't you? I always coveted Jack's diamonds.""But you won't have them, mademoiselle! How dark it is getting in this cavernous old hall. Shall I ring for lights, Uncle Chester? And, by the way, have you written that letter of introduction to Mr. Thorne?"
"All in good time, my boy—all in good time," said the old gentleman, depositing his huge, silver-bound spectacles in their case. "You young men are all in such a desperate hurry. Tell Betsy to carry a lamp into the library, girls. Minnie, where is my gold pen? I won't be very long about it, and then we will have a nice long evening to gossip over Jack's prospects.
While Mr. Chester sat in his cozy, red-curtained library, revising the letter which he had been writing to his old friend Jabez Thorne of Thornville, to the effect that his nephew, John Lacy, was in search of an eligible piece of land, and wished to settle down in that vicinity, and requested Mr. Thorne's aid and co-operation in the selection of the same, Minnie opened the door.
"Papa, there is some one down stairs who wishes to see you immediately for a minute." "Very annoying!" said the old gentleman, "just as I was finishing this letter of Jack's. However, I can seal it afterward. Minnie, suppose you glance over it and dot the i's and cross the t's; I'm not so much of a penman as I used to be."
And old Mr. Chester pushed back his chair and rose from the antique table to attend the claims of his urgent guest. Olive Chester was brushing out the heavy braids of her luxuriant hair before the dressing-mirror of her own apartment, two hours later, when Minnie ran in, with a countenance comically divided between dismay and delight.
"My dear Minnie, what has happened?"exclaimed the elder sister, dropping her hair brush and letting all the raven tresses ripple down unheeded over her shoulders.
"I've won the diamond sleeve-buttons, Olive! But oh! I didn't mean to. What would papa say if he only knew it—and Cousin Jack, too?"
Register ofDeeds
Judy Lambert
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