Times-Union Court News 01-08-2002



Marriage Licenses
The following couples have applied for marriage licenses in the office of Kosciusko County Clerk Sharon Christner:
• Steven A. Barnhart, 32, and Tracy A. Barnhart, 30, both of South CR 650W, Warsaw.
• Javier Juarez Centeno, 19, Joshua Drive, Warsaw, and Stephanie Lynn Fairchild, 19, Wooster Road, Winona Lake.
• William Howard Fisher, 60, and Connie Leigh Van Curen, 59, both of Woodland Acres Drive, Syracuse.
• Eric Lee Gibson, 22, and Cynthia Lou Hartley, 19, both of South CR 300E, Warsaw.
• Kenneth Wayne Hawkins, 53, and Laura Lee Utter, 49, both of EMS C30 Lane, Warsaw.
• Andrew Joseph Himes, 27, and Amber Michelle Krallman, 20, both of South CR 1000W, Claypool.
• Jason Scot Humiston, 25, East Forest Glen Avenue, Leesburg, and Kristen Joy Riddick, 21, Seminary Drive, Winona Lake.
• Grover Van Dyke Layne Jr., 39, and Rebecca Dee Wallen, 27, both of Kuder Lane, Warsaw.
• David Glenn Mitchell, 42, and Kim Elaine Konkle, 48, both of EMS B40C Lane, Leesburg.
• Ricci Lewis Moore, 31, and Cindy Lee Cummins, 33, both of North Timberline Circle West, Warsaw.
• Patrick Brian Murphy, 35, and Debbie Lynn Adolphson, 30, both of North Gettysburg Court, Warsaw.
• Warren Charles Murphy, 56, South Blue Spruce Road, Warsaw, and Sandra Lucille Geiger, 54, North Huntington Street, Syracuse.
• Dagoberto Sanchez Sorto, 33, and Rosario Romero Canales, 29, both of Sue Avenue, Warsaw.
• Michael H. Strand, 51, North Memorial Parkway, Cromwell, and Robyn L. Jones, 40, East Esterbrook Drive, North Webster.
• Dale Lynn Suver II, 27, and Jessica Marie Lay, 22, both of East Smith Drive, Syracuse.
• Justin Michael Turner Eggeso, 28, and Meagan Renee Hix, 24, both of East Koher Road, Syracuse.

Superior Court III
The following violations were recently admitted and adjudged in Kosciusko Superior Court II with Judge Joe V. Sutton presiding. Unless otherwise indicated, the conviction is for a Class D felony. The month the incident occurred is included to eliminate confusion.
The following people also paid $129.50 in court costs during sentencing between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30:
Driving While Intoxicated – Fined $100 from a July offense; sentenced to three years in prison, of which all by 60 days were suspended; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol interdiction fee, a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting; and driving privileges suspended one year was Randal W. Collar, 47, Syracuse. The prison term can be served in work release if Collar is qualified for and accepted to the program.
Fined $100 from a June offense; sentenced to two years in prison, of which all by 60 days were suspended; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol interdiction fee, a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting; and driving privileges suspended one year was Ryan N. Vickery, 27, North Webster. The prison term can be served in work release if Vickery is qualified for and accepted to the program.
Fined $100 from a June offense; sentenced to two years in prison, of which all by 60 days were suspended; ordered to pay a $300 alcohol countermeasure fee, a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting; and driving privileges suspended one year was Anthony Whitenack, 28, Warsaw. The prison term can be served in work release if Whitenack is qualified for and accepted to the program.
Sentenced for a June offense to three years in prison, ordered to pay a $200 alcohol interdiction fee and driving privileges suspended two years was Jack L. Roatcap, 37, Syracuse. Also, for driving while adjudged a habitual traffic offender, Roatcap was sentenced to eight years in prison, of which four years were suspended, and ordered to pay a $500 fine, a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting. The prison terms are ordered served concurrently.
Fined $50 from a June 2000 offense; sentenced to one year in prison, of which all but 40 days were suspended; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee, a $25 initial and $10 monthly probation user’s fee, $300 in court-appointed attorney fees, to complete an alcohol treatment program and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting; and driving privileges suspended one year was Angel Smith, 23, Syracuse.
Fined $120.50 from an August offense; sentenced to 1-1/2 years in prison, of which all but 60 days were suspended; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee, the costs of his court-appointed attorney, a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting; and driving privileges suspended one year was Ronnie Hurd, 52, Warsaw. The prison term can be served in work release if Hurd is qualified for and accepted to the program.
Fined $100 from a June offense; sentenced to 1-1/2 years in prison; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee, a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting; and driving privileges suspended two years was Ricky L. Hite, 41, Warsaw. The prison term can be served in work release if Hite is qualified for and accepted to the program.
Fined $100 from a February 1999 offense; sentenced to two years in prison, of which all but 120 days were suspended; ordered to pay a $300 alcohol countermeasure fee, a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting; and driving privileges suspended one year was Charles C. Sherwood, 67, North Webster. The prison term can be served in work release if Sherwood is qualified for and accepted to the program.
Fined $70.50 from a June offense; sentenced to three years in prison, of which two years were suspended; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee, a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting; and driving privileges suspended one year was John E. Williams Jr., 33, Syracuse. The prison term can be served in work release if Williams is qualified for and accepted to the program.
Sentenced from a September offense to 36 months in prison, of which all but two months were suspended; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol interdiction fee, a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting; and driving privileges suspended one year was Richard Miller, 26, Warsaw. The prison term can be served in work release if Miller is qualified for and accepted to the program.
Fined $100 from a May offense; sentenced to three years in prison, of which 1-1/2 year were suspended; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee, a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting; and driving privileges suspended one year was L. Edward Pruitt, 36, Silver Lake. The prison term can be served in work release if Pruitt is qualified for and accepted to the program.
Driving While Intoxicated (Class A Misdemeanor) – Fined $500 from a May offense; sentenced to one year in jail; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee; and driving privileges suspended two years was Jeffrey Marrs, 30, Cromwell. Also, for driving while adjudged a habitual traffic offender (a Class D felony), Marrs was sentenced to three years in prison, of which six months were suspended; ordered to pay a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting; and his driving privileges are suspended for life. The prison terms can be served in work release if Marrs is qualified for and accepted to the program.
Fined $50 from a June offense; sentenced to one year in prison; ordered to pay a $300 alcohol countermeasure fee; and driving privileges suspended two years was Donald J. Northrup, 49, Syracuse. Also, for driving while adjudged a habitual traffic offender (a Class C felony), Northrup was sentenced to four years in prison and his driving privileges are suspended for life. The prison terms were ordered served concurrently and can be served in work release if Northrup is qualified for and accepted to the program.
Fined $25 from an April offense; sentenced to one year in prison, of which six months were suspended; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee; and driving privileges suspended one year was Branden A. Wiseman, 26, Bourbon. The prison term can be served in work release if Wiseman is qualified for and accepted to the program.
Fined $20.50 from a January offense; sentenced to one year in jail; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting; and driving privileges suspended one year was Terry L. Loe, 46, North Webster. The prison term can be served in work release if Loe is qualified for and accepted to the program.
Nonsupport Of A Child – Fined $1 from a January 2001 offense; sentenced to three years in prison, to be suspended on the condition that he pay his current child support, plus $1,600 per year toward the arrearage; and ordered to reimburse the county for the costs of his court-appointed attorney was Kevin Schlemmer, 39, Warsaw.
Sentenced from a July offense to three years in prison, to be suspended on the condition that he pay his current child support, plus $100 per month toward the arrearage was Joe C. Shepherd, 30, Warsaw.
Sentenced from a July offense to three years in prison, to be suspended on the condition that she pay her current child support, plus $1,000 per year toward the arrearage was Tohnya Moser, 28, Etna Green.
Sentenced from an April offense to three years in prison, to be suspended on the condition that he pay his current child support, plus $620 per year toward the arrearage was Christopher L. Grindle, 19, Silver Lake.
Sentenced from a June offense to three years in jail of which all but 180 days were suspended on the condition that he pay his current child support, plus $160 per month toward the arrearage was Robert L. Pickens Jr., 25, Warsaw. The jail term can be served in work release if Pickens is qualified for and accepted to the program.
Public Intoxication (Class B Misdemeanor) – Fined $100 from a May offense and sentenced to six months in jail, to be suspended upon attendance in Alcoholics Anonymous twice weekly was Bruce Edward McClure, 48, Milford.

Superior Court II
The following infractions were recently admitted and adjudged in Kosciusko Superior Court II with Judge James Jarrette presiding. The month the incident occurred is included to eliminate confusion.
The following people also paid $79.50 in court costs:
Speeding – Fined $27 in November were Teresa J. Houser, 17, Syracuse; Parnell Peconga, 20, Warsaw; William W. Julian, 35, North Webster; Brenda Penner, 37, Claypool; Norman Troyer, 18, Nappanee; Chandler J. Tenney, 18, Leesburg; Isaac M. Hall, 22, Syracuse; Mark Ianigro, 18, Warsaw; David A. Hardy, 37, Winona Lake; Sheryl A. Puston, 47, Leesburg; George A. Bess, 18, Syracuse; Trent E. Long, 18, South Whitley; and Ross M. Wilhite, 17, Warsaw.
Find $27 in October was Michelle L. Ousley, 27, Bourbon.
Fined $27 in May was Amanda S. Prater, 20, Silver Lake.
Fined $27 in February was Charlene M. Garber, 39, Syracuse.
Fined $12 in November were Terri M. Johnson, 21, Warsaw; Catherine S. Ott, 63, Warsaw; Jess L. Rush, 34, Cromwell; Victor D. Courtney, 37, Warsaw; Katrina L. Null, 24, Nappanee; Timothy L. Harter, 24, Warsaw; Jason W. Weed, 24, Pierceton; Paul A. Algate, 38, Winona Lake; Isaias Benitez, 24, Warsaw; Gregory B. Burkett, 22, Warsaw; Tina M. Eigsti, 31, Etna Green; and Carl N. Wendel, 82, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in October were Andrew Stevens, 42, Syracuse, and Gary W. Burnau, 54, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in July was Brandon D. Roberts, 20, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in June was David J. Hilliker, 34, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in March was Rhonda J. Truex, 35, Etna Green.
Fined $7 in November were John T. Crouse, 23, Warsaw; Ryan R.D. Ousley, 21, Warsaw; Amanda J. Barber, 20, Akron; Kendall S. Pearson, 21, Milford; and Gidget L. Doss, 31, Milford.
Passing In Violation Of Signs Or Markings – Fined $7 in November were Christopher D. Mignery, 18, Warsaw, and Aaron S. Yoder, 17, Syracuse.
Expired Plates – Fined $7 in November were Jeffery A. Yates, 33, Warsaw; James F. Stewart Jr., 53, Warsaw; and Paul R. Snell, 49, North Webster.
False Registration – Fined $7 in November were Liliana Pena, 24, Warsaw, and Shane A. Nickerson, 30, Milford.
No Valid License – Fined $7 in November were Jose Jimenez, 20, Warsaw, and Angela G. Kneller, 30, Silver Lake.
Fined $7 in October was Shane L. Miller, 19, Tippecanoe.
Fined $7 in May was Jessica Galindo, 24, Warsaw.
Disregarding A Traffic Signal – Fined $7 in November were Aaron J. Hoffman, 17, Warsaw, and Jeffrey W. Lancaster, 29, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in April was Michael W. Morris, 18, Pierceton.
Learner’s Permit Violation – Fined $7 in November were Bruno Torres, 21, Winona Lake, and Laura Rohn, 16, Nappanee.
Disregarding A Stop Or Yield Sign – Fined $7 in November was Waunita M. Young, 56, Warsaw.
Driving Left Of Center – Fined $7 in November was Tammy A. Mickem, 31, Warsaw.
Unsafe Start From Park – Fined $7 in October was Joshua K. Conner, 16, Rochester.
Disregarding A Flashing Red Signal – Fined $7 in March was Scott Rodewald, 23, Warsaw.
The following people were assessed no court costs:
Violation Of Seat Belt Law – Fined $20 in November were Marcella A. Harwood, 22, Syracuse; Christopher M. Baker, 30, Silver Lake; Scott A. Slone, 26, Warsaw; Susan L. Stover, 39, Warsaw; Jeannie R. Crace, 27, Mentone; Nathan A. Blocher, 20, Winona Lake; Danielle Marchand, 20, Syracuse; Chad M. Sherman, 24, Pierceton; Scott A. Slone, 26, Warsaw; Elvia Obregon, 43, Pierceton; Daniel L. Drabenstott, 23, Syracuse; Auddie L. Truex, 18, Warsaw; Joseph K. Fugate, 27, Pierceton; Andrea A. Hettler, 23, Claypool; Theresa L. Compton, 30, Warsaw; James L. North, 53, North Manchester; and Cynthia J. Lepper, 48, Cromwell.
Fined $20 in October was Teresa L. Bradley, 25, Silver Lake.
Fined $20 in June were Emetrio Velasques, 31, Warsaw, and Michelle R. Trammel, 34, Cromwell.
Fined $20 in May was David H. Figueroa, 28, Bourbon.
Fined $20 in April was Michael B. Rigney, 37, Warsaw.
Fined $20 in March was Jeffrey T. Reinhardt, 36, Etna Green.

Superior Court I
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• Providian National Bank v. Orin A. Boyd, East Fort Wayne Street, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $2,321.74 due on account, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• National City Bank v. Lori Thomas, West Lafayette. Plaintiff seeks $3,209.48 due on promissory note, plus court costs.
• Tony and Paula S. Smith, doing business as Red Horse Bait & Sports Shop, v. Patrick J. Mettler, North Park Avenue, Warsaw. Plaintiffs seek $22,279.71 for treble damages for breach of contract, plus attorney fees and court costs.
• Indiana Insurance Co. v. Porfirio Perez, Frazier Street, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $3,705 due on contract, plus court costs.
• Platinum Financial Service Corp., as assignee of Citicorp Classic, v. Miguel Rico, Perry Street, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $3,292.82 due on account, plus interest and court costs.
• SAC Finance Inc. v. Judith L. Abbott-Dullworth, West Winona Avenue, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $3,094.14 due on assigned account, plus attorney fees and court costs.
Marriage Dissolution
Ream
Cory K. Ream, South CR 750E, Pierceton, and Kimberly D. Ream, Churubusco. They were married April 11, 1995, and separated Dec. 27, 2001. There is one minor child.

Superior Court I
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• S&P Capital Investments Inc. v. William D. Roberts. Plaintiff awarded summary judgment of $640.33, plus interest, $96.04 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Associates Housing Finance, LLC, v. Matthew M. Stump, et al. Plaintiff awarded $112,541.93 by default, plus costs incurred, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• American General Financial Services awarded the judgments noted by default, plus court costs, from the following people: Brian and Nancy J. Cannon, $4,644.55, and Kelly J. Newman, $3,342.22.
• Sears, Roebuck & Co. v. Jeff C. Boatwright. Plaintiff awarded $2,543.20 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Bodkin Abstract Co. Inc. v. David M. and Iris R. Nader, Barry Hecker and Cheryl Threewits. Plaintiff is discharged from any and all liability in this case and is awarded $1,354 for attorney fees and court costs.
Dismissals
The following case was dismissed with prejudice:
• Irene Manns v. Sushil Kumar Bhambri.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• Brian L. and Stacy D. Goshert. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. Father ordered to pay $117 per week in child support. Dec. 26.
• Gregory T. and Barbara A. Kester. Dec. 27.

Circuit Court
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• CitiFinancial Commercial Corp., formerly known as Associates Commercial Corp., v. Marshall D. Crawford, East Pierceton Road, Pierceton. Plaintiff seeks $8,165.02 due on contracts, plus interest.
• Jenette Fairchild v. Earl Evans, Fairlane Drive, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount to compensate for injuries and losses resulting from a Dec. 24, 1999, auto accident in the parking lot of Owen’s Supermarket, Market Street, Warsaw.
• National City Mortgage Co. v. Marlys R. Huffman, East North Kitson, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $61,227.75 due on promissory note, plus interest, attorney fees, costs incurred, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Jeffrey L. and Janet S. Peterson v. Cleo W. and Elinor Estep. Plaintiffs seek to remove the restriction from their real estate that states only dwellings can be built on the property. The Petersons want to sell the real estate to Milford Public Library, which will use the land for an expansion.
• Wendell E. Cox, Anderson, v. NIPSCO, Merrillville. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount to compensate for injuries and losses resulting from Jan. 7, 2000, electroshock burns caused when an electrical arc went through his body from an alleged improperly grounded system while he was installing cable lines on a pole along Ind. 13, south of Syracuse. Plaintiff also seeks interest and court costs and requests a trial by jury.
• Frankenmuth Mutual insurance Co. v. Chad E.Johnson, and C.E. Johnson Mechanical Inc., East Winona Avenue, WArsaw. Plaintiff seeks a judgment declaring it is not obligated to defend or indemnify defendants for any allegations asserted in a counterclaim filed by Indiana Construction Corp. in Allen Superior Court.
• Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. v. Bryce J. Gilbert, North Fifth Trail, North Webster. Plaintiff seeks $63,539.77 due on promissory note, plus interest, attorney fees, costs incurred, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Bank One/NA v. Thomas P. Larken, East CR 500S, Warsaw, and American General Finance. Plaintiff seeks $68,179.94 due on promissory note, plus interest, attorney fees, costs incurred, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• The Chase Manhattan Bank v. Jerry Bates, East Leedy Street, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $65,819.94 due on promissory note, plus interest, attorney fees, costs incurred, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
Marriage Dissolutions
Endicott
Phillip L. Endicott, Goshen, and Heather M. Endicott, West CR 100N, Warsaw. They were married July 16, 1998, and separated in May 1999. There is one minor child.
Gage
Annette and Lynn Gage, North Timberline Circle West, Warsaw. They were married May 16, 1987, and separated Dec. 21, 2001. There are two minor children.
Hacker
Shawn B. Hacker, East Hatchery Road, Syracuse, and Penny L. Hacker, Ind. 5N, Cromwell. They were married March 27, 2001, and separated Nov. 15, 2001. There are no minor children.
Kintzel
Carson Kintzel, Tanager Drive, Warsaw,and Gretchen Kintzel, North Memorial Parkway, Cromwell. They were married Aug. 19, 2000, and separated Dec. 8, 2001. There are no minor children.
Menzie
Max M. Jr. and Juanita D. Menzie, East CR 950N, North Manchester. They were married March 14, 1998, and separated Dec. 14, 2001. There is one minor child.
Slone
Marshall B. Slone, South Buffalo Street, Warsaw, and Christine Slone, Sunday Lane, Winona Lake. They were married Sept. 24, 1998, and separated on a date not indicated. There is one minor child.

Circuit Court
Judgments

The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Homeside Lending Inc. v. David M. Collins. Plaintiff awarded $47,215.41 by default, plus interest, costs incurred, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• First Federal Savings Bank v. Laura Stutzman. Plaintiff awarded $54,656.78 by default, plus interest, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Monte L. Florey and Donald Hatfield, et al, v. North Lake Liquids Inc., et al. Defendants’ motion for summary judgment is granted in its favor and against Hatfield, as personal representative of the estate of Aaron Hatfield, and Yolanda Lavon Kuda, individually and as parents of Aaron Hatfield.
• Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp. v. Martina Esquivel. Plaintiff awarded $58,500.26 by default, plus interest, costs incurred and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
Name Change
• Beverly Jeanne Johnson’s request to change her name to Beverly Jeanne Rhodes is granted.
Dismissals
The following case was dismissed:
• Kosciusko County Health Department v. Marvin and Marvis Whitehead and Wayland Lockheart.
The following cases were dismissed with prejudice:
• Christopher Barnhill and Gabriel Thornburg v. Melanie Shue.
• Donald E. Kidd v. Marilyn Whitney, M.D., et al. This case is dismissed as to Philip A. Rettenmaier, D.O., only and remains pending against all other defendants.
The following cases were dismissed without prejudice:
• Dale and Mary Jane Miller v. Scott Pinkowski, et al.
• Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. v. Virgil Rowe, et al.
• Diana and William Music v. Jay Feldman and Grange Mutual Casualty Co. This case is dismissed as to Grange only and remains pending against Feldman.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• Jesus and Lidia Jael Castro. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. Father ordered to pay $70 per week in child support. Dec. 19.
• Mary (former name Pucher restored) and Tony Giese. Dec. 20.
• Rachelle (former name Feldman restored) and Bryant Shelton. Dec. 21.
• Robert G. Jones and Deloris (former name Waldrop restored). Dec. 27.
• Thomas S. and Canda Armey. Dec. 27.
• Michael D. and Beth Anne May. Dec. 27.
• Cesar and Andrea D. Cuahuizo. Jan. 3.
Other Action
• Kimberly Zumbrun v. Jeffrey L. Zumbrun. This case is referred to mediation, with David C. Cates presiding.
• Louann, Oakley and Ann-Drew Vanover v. Ellen Gingrich and United Family Mutual Insurance. This case is referred to mediation, with Thomas R. Lemon presiding.
• Glen E. Brodbelt v. Lavon E. Brodbelt. This case is referred to mediation, with Michael W. Reed presiding.
• Dennis W. Klotz v. Mark A. Bollenbacher. This case is referred to mediation, with Robert J. Konopa presiding.

Bankruptcies
The following is an explanation of bankruptcy terms:
Chapter 7: Liquidation. A court-appointed trustee liquidates the assets of an individual or firm and distributes them to creditors on a prorated basis.
Chapter 11: Business reorganization. Debtor retains possession of assets and attempts to remain in business by proposing a plan of reorganization to pay all or a portion of debts from future earnings.
Chapter 13: For individuals with regular income. Often called “wage earner plan.” Debtor retains assets and agrees to pay all or a portion of debts from future earnings over a three- to five-year period.
Chapter 12: The family farm bankruptcy proceeding. It is a hybrid between Chapter 13 and Chapter 11. A trustee is appointed, but the debtors remain in possession of their assets and propose to pay all or a portion of debts from future earnings over a three- to five-year period.
• Linda Darnell, also known as Linda Smith, 1701 Northwood Drive #16, Nappanee. Chapter 7. Assets: $2,708. Debts: $209,006.
• Louis and Della Goodenough, formerly doing business as Goodenough Trucking Co., P.O. Box 323, Pierceton. Chapter 7. Assets: $53,273. Debts: $160,838.
• Elizabeth Moore, 601 S. Bourbon St. #13, Bourbon. Chapter 7. Assets: $1,630. Debts: $13,115.
• Linda Moore, 9744 N. Hiawatha Lane, Syracuse. Chapter 7. Assets: $3,050. Debts: $10,839.
• Amy Nolin, also known as Amy Zimmerman, 1831 Nye St., Warsaw. Chapter 7. Assets: $7,610. Debts: $17,372.
• Mantie Furnas, 6455 W. CR 100N, Atwood. Chapter 7. Assets: $2,995. Debts: $27,685.
• Thomas Paxton, P.O. Box 244, Silver Lake. Chapter 7. Assets: $16,721. Debts: $155,233.
• Debra Starr, 1114 E. Fort Wayne St., Warsaw. Chapter 7. Assets: $2,110. Debts: $44,156.
• Melissa Thomas, 207 N. High St., Silver Lake. Chapter 7. Assets: $16,721. Debts: $42,637.
• Janice Boyer, 20566 U. S. 6, Milford. Chapter 7. Assets: $173,835. Debts: $121,245.
• Timothy and Susan Griffith, 420 Clayton St., Rochester. Chapter 7. Assets: $6,050. Debts: $112,889.
• Ronald Landis, 3699 N. CR 175E #136, Warsaw, and Tracy Landis, 2441 S. CR 250S #42, Warsaw. Chapter 7. Assets: $60,441. Debts: $95,068.
• Matthew Skivers, 5522 Ind. 25N, Rochester. Chapter 7. Assets: $200. Debts: $34,423.
• Steven Williamson, 7294 Bumblebee Blvd., Claypool. Chapter 7. Assets: $44,150. Debts: $48,141.

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