Times-Union Court News 03-12-2002



Marriage Licenses
The following couples have applied for marriage licenses in the office of Kosciusko County Clerk Sharon Christner:
• Rex Devon Alley, 48, and Jennifer Louise Coffel, 21, both of West Tower Street, Pierceton.
• Charles Andrew Baldridge, 21, and Stephanie Renae Witmer, 19, both of South First Street, Pierceton.
• Jonas A. Bontrager, 20, CR 56, Nappanee, and Leanna L. Hochstetler, 19, North CR 1050W, Nappanee.
• Scott A. Coverstone, 39, and Kathleen M. Dawson, 44, both of Prairie Street, Warsaw.
• Patrick Shannon Kelley, 29, and Bethanie Jo Hine, 22, both of West Crystal Flash Road, North Webster.
• Omar Murillo, 23, and Veronica Diaz, 21, both of East Sheridan Street, Warsaw.
• Daniel S. New, 53, and Lonnie S. Rollings, 56, both of West Swan Court, Claypool.
• Matthew Ralph Stetten, 28, and Kristina Marie Klinge, 25, both of Short Street, Nappanee.
• Michael Lee Swihart, 21, and Kimberly Machelle Fletcher, 21, both of East Market Street, Warsaw.
• Christopher Michael Wentzel, 20, and Jennifer Leah Adams, 23, both of West CR 250S, Warsaw.

Superior Court III
Judgments
The following judgments were recently awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court III, small claims division, with Judge Joe V. Sutton presiding:
• Jerred E. Reiff and Briarwood Lawnscapes, LLC, v. Drent Reynolds. Plaintiff awarded $350.
• John N. Gardner v. Mike Ward and Tracey Crum. Plaintiff awarded $2,235.
• Main Channel Marina awarded the judgments noted against the following people: David Baker, $1,281.43, and Kevin L. and Judy McDonald, $227.01.
• Cheryl and William Shively Jr. v. Jennifer McKinney. Plaintiff awarded two judgments: $1,099.54 and $1,059.
• Anthony Wayne Credit Adjusters awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Pamela Crace, $462.91; Melissa Dalman, $128.82; Dana and Jesse Honeycutt, $674.82; Gabino Munguia, $266.54; Kelly Newsome, $499.80; Jennifer Penrod, $213.33; Bud Phillips, $539.93; Coreen L. Richardson, $718.14; Randell L. and Lisa G. Riley, $302.90; Dion Rogers, $230.94;
Also, Cheryl M. Scudder, $176.39; Robert M. Simcox, $194.13; Michael E. and Pamela L. Stahly, $402.13; Michelle L. Steinberg, $218.84; Jennifer L. Ybarra, $172.86; and Alexis Short, $1,076.35.
• Jim and Diane Gast v. Peggy A. Ridenour. Plaintiffs awarded $1,093.28.
• Martin Financial Management awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Ralph Hamilton, $1,305.60; Patsy Howard, $417.76; Joe May, $382.12; Jesse and Rita Ferguson, $738.50; David Fisher, $2,332.88; Dawn E. Himes, $460.81.
• Lakeview Mobile Home Park v. Derek Sebo. Plaintiff awarded $757.43.
• Bryon J. Berry v. Chad B. Stiller. Plaintiff awarded $168.34.
• CreditMax Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Trina and George “Bill” Kilgore, $3,000; Dave K. and Deborah E. Armstrong, $1,334.04; and Mary E. Baumgartner, $3,000.
• Green & Cates v. Beulah Bradley. Plaintiff awarded $410.57.
• Connie J. Akers v. Charlie and Rellie Henson. Plaintiff awarded $1,676.31.
• 30 West Auto Sales and Service v. Jay Urbin. Plaintiff awarded $456.44.
• Desmond Jackson awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Eva Brown, $3,000, and Aaron Dobbs and Ricki L. Creamer, $2,954.
• Paul’s U-Lock-It v. Tim Stump. Plaintiff awarded $350.
• Helvey & Associates Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Keith Kellogg, $925.09; Michael and Jaime Kneller, $1,372.77; Debra Carter, $2,620.51; Mark A. Poe, $1,561.40; and Joe Slone, $1,007.99.
• Capitol One Bank v. Richard L. Walls. Plaintiff awarded $711.42.
• New Moves Health Systems Inc. v. Patricia Wolford Burns. Plaintiff awarded $941.
• Danielle L. Hickman v. Dean Croucher. Plaintiff awarded $3,000.
• Daniel McQuarter v. Tom Nettrouer. Plaintiff awarded $1,567.
• Diana Bailey v. Brenda Ferguson. Plaintiff awarded $225.
• Paradise Audio & Musical v. Russel Pennington. Plaintiff awarded $654.
• Rachelle A. Bickel v. John J. and Rhonda L. Barr. Plaintiff awarded $3,000.
• Ross Stuckman v. Linda Aleman. Plaintiff awarded $1.076.36.
• Capital One Realty Inc. v. Gary Rothenberger. Plaintiff awarded $1,881.27.
• James L. Walmer v. Josh Zaugg. Plaintiff awarded $1,045.73.
• R&R Enterprises Inc. v. Rebecca Hall. Plaintiff awarded $1,170.
• Professional Account Services awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Jack B. and Debra Baldwin, $929.81; Randy M. Gregory, $417.87; Angela Charters, $1,373.90; Kenneth Burnworth, $445.10; Shanna Blackburn, $463.45; Michelle Sult, $451.55; Richard Kellstrom, $324.12; Anthony Jacobson, $364.14; Kenneth D. Herman, $1,945.94.
• Allen Collections Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Kristina Blocher, $271.25, and David L. and Laura Hursey, $344.32.
• Medical & Dental Business v. Mika J. Shepherd. Plaintiff awarded $712.40.
• Warsaw Place Apartments awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Robert and Judy Coble, $800, and Todd Lawrence Howard, $1,700.
• Gail Hummel v. Sears, Roebuck & Co. Plaintiff awarded $1,230.85.
• Woodward Realty & Insurance v. James Copenhaver. Plaintiff awarded $198.
• John Steven Pamer v. Chris Solina. Plaintiff awarded $400.
• Sterling Management Ltd. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Ricci Moore, $2,535, and Lori Masters, $1,350.
• Fred Curtis v. Tommy Trammel. Plaintiff awarded $930.88.
• Max R. Fahl v. Paul E. Copeland. Plaintiff awarded $1,377.
• Brouwer’s Country Carpet v. Jan Woudema. Plaintiff awarded $860.23.
• Money Matters Professional v. Angel M. Flory. Plaintiff awarded $432.53.

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 $50 in November was April S. O’Neill, 36, Warsaw.
Fined $27 in February were Brian C. Fearnow, 27, Akron; Dawnetta M. Dockery, 41, Pierceton; Carlos Cabrera, 22, Tippecanoe; Eric L. Williams, 41, Rochester; and Matthew I. Dilley, 21, Warsaw.
Fined $27 in January were Gary M. Reese, 23, Warsaw; Brian A. Whiteneck, 27, Warsaw; Kent R. Trobaugh, 42, Leesburg; Michael J. Dewitt, 34, Syracuse; Lori J. Clark, 30, Leesburg; Heidi J. Hartley, 22, North Webster; Rodney B. Knuckles, 16, Pierceton; Samantha K. Biltz, 17, Leesburg; Brian A. Meck, 35, Warsaw; Beth A. Davis, 23, Warsaw;
Also, Charles L. VanVorst Jr., 30, Leesburg; Chris L. Kurtz, 17, Bourbon; Craig A. Hamersley, 36, Warsaw; Aaron J. Campbell, 17, Syracuse; and Ashley N. Cook, 16, Bourbon.
Fined $27 in December were Stacy L. Naugler, 23, Cromwell.
Fined $12 in February were Phillip F. Fozo, 16, Warsaw; Kerry J. Phillips, 31, Mentone; Brian L. Kelly, 35, Leesburg; Christina J. Cattron, 52, North Manchester; Philip W. Jenkins, 31, Nappanee.
Fined $12 in January were Frederick L. Berger, 19, Leesburg; Sara M. Espino, 36, Warsaw; Nicole M. Green, 18, Atwood; Jason D. Alspaugh, 23, Warsaw; Yavonda K. Myers, 31, Warsaw; Raymond E. Sharp, 24, North Webster; Charles D. Walters, 33, Pierceton; Heather A. Clevenger, 31, Syracuse; Nicole E. Scrafton, 17, Warsaw; Natalie M. Noble, 17, Warsaw;
Also, Kyle L. Munson, 17, Pierceton; Jennifer L. Fisher, 19, Warsaw; Juan V. Malagon, 25, Warsaw; Mark A. Nafziger, 42, Rochester; and Aaron M. Linebaugh, 20, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in December were Crystal L. Gano, 42, Rochester; Sarah A. Tuttle, 19, Bourbon; and Joseph E. Chivington, 25, North Webster.
Fined $12 in June was Joshua M. Freeman, 20, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in February were Nathan A. Shewman, 19, Akron; Joshua A. Dirck, 18, Claypool; Lee A. LaFountain, 45, Warsaw; Benjamin D. Essick, 18, Warsaw; and Michael R. Shortt, 38, Pierceton.
Judgment (court costs only) in November against Elizabeth M. Dean, 19, Winona Lake.
False Registration – Fined $7 in February were Patricia Juarez, 27, Warsaw, and Simeon Pina, 26, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in January were Stephanie L. Flannery, 31, Warsaw, and Don Martin, 46, Syracuse.
Driving Left Of Center – Fined $7 in February was David A. Baldridge, 21, Pierceton.
Fined $7 in December was Tamala J. Huffman, 33, Syracuse.
Disregarding A Traffic Signal – Fined $7 in February was Maria Garcia, 36, Atwood.
No Valid License – Fined $7 in February were Stacy L. Tyler, 18, Akron; Patricia Juarez, 27, Warsaw; and Jose Arroyo, 25, Akron.
Fined $7 in January were Michael J. Kats, 28, Warsaw; Javier A. Juarez, 17, Warsaw; Nicole L. Helfrich, 28, Warsaw; and Armando Hernandez, 19, North Manchester.
Driving Without Proof Of Insurance – Fined $50 in February was Ruby A. Arnett, 69, Warsaw.
Loose Or Leaky Load – Fined $50 in February was Harry E. McKinley, 81, Claypool.
Disregarding A Stop Or Yield Sign – Fined $7 in February were Christopher B. Waites, 17, Warsaw; Jeremy W. Waldschmidt, 18, Warsaw; Dana L. Ziebarth, 17, Winona Lake; Linnette J. Rivera, 18, Warsaw; and Alice S. Twait, 63, Syracuse.
Fined $7 in January were Jorge A. Medina, 22, Warsaw; Denice L. Calhoun, 37, Syracuse; Nathaniel L. Hall, 22, Warsaw; Aaron L. Leininger, 17, Rochester; Keara A. Flaherty, 18, Warsaw; Cassandra M. Bixler, 18, Pierceton; and Humberto P. Nunez, 17, Warsaw.
No License In Possession – Fined $7 in February was Simeon Pina, 26, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in January were Adam M. Rhoades, 19, Pierceton, and Rachel A. Kelley, 18, Claypool.
Failure To Signal – Fined $7 in January was Larry L. Hilliard Jr., 31, Warsaw.
Muffler And Noise Violation – Fined $7 in January was Scott D. Shelhart, 20, Warsaw.
No Registration – Fined $7 in January was Shane A. Ashby, 26, Claypool.
Expired Plates – Fined $7 in December were Kenneth P. Kelley, 50, Warsaw, and Tammy L. Nolan, 28, Warsaw.
Improper Display Of License Plate – Fined $7 in December was George B. Phillips, 17, Warsaw.
Improper Passing To Left – Fined $7 in December was Andrew J. Trudell, 21, Warsaw.
Driving While Suspended – Fined $300 in August was Michael A. Beard, 25, Warsaw.
The following people were assessed no court costs:
Violation Of Seat Belt Law – Fined $20 in February were Wendy M. Stahl, 30, Atwood; Diana K. Borsa, 37, Etna Green; Jose Moyotl, 26, Winona Lake; Gregory Fear, 46, Etna Green; James Churchill, 22, Warsaw; Shane E. Yates, 22, Claypool; Matthew J. Unsicker, 18, Nappanee; Laura Castro, 30, Syracuse; Angela J. Swihart, 21, Warsaw; Cassandra D. Sharp, 18, Silver Lake;
Also, Carolina Salazar, 27, Syracuse; Terry A. Hyde, 34, Pierceton; Ramiro Castro, 30, Winona Lake; Ruth I. Breske, 59, Warsaw; Jeff D. Konkle, 19, Claypool; David J. Kellermann, 41, Cromwell; and Janine S. Roth, 36, Silver Lake.
Fined $20 in January were Robert E. Marshall, 47, North Webster; Kevin J. Butler, 48, North Manchester; Brian K. Long, 18, Rochester; Scott T. Nine, 22, North Manchester; Kristen L. Weaver, 23, Syracuse; Bryan Dawson, 26, Warsaw; Anthony C. Enyeart, 32, Leesburg; David S. Collins, 32, Leesburg; Darl W. Mosher, 17, Pierceton; Steven F. Goff Jr., 31, North Webster;
Also, Cindy J. Jordan, 43, Winona Lake; Amy B. Dian, 34, Warsaw; Darl W. Mosher, 17, Pierceton; Amber M. Harmon, 20, Silver Lake; Drent B. Reynolds, 25, Pierceton; Keith L. Eakright, 18, Silver Lake; Jenna E. Witmer, 17, North Manchester; Aaron R. Marshall, 18, Claypool; Teresa A. Miller, 36, Warsaw; and David S. Dilley, 16, Warsaw.
Fined $20 in December was Laburnski J. Christian, 20, Warsaw.
Fined $20 in November was Donald Bales, 22, Cromwell.

Superior Court I
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• CreditMax Inc. v. the following people for the amounts noted due on contracts: Danny S. and Keitha Stevens, EMS D18 Lane, Syracuse, $4,742.83, and Manuel Castillo, West CR 100N, Warsaw, $7,338.18.
• American Acceptance Co., LLC, assignee of Direct Merchants Credit Card, v. John Ellis, South CR 600W, Claypool. Plaintiff seeks $1,930.07 due on account, plus interest and court costs.
• UCFC Loan Trust v. Cindy S>Slater, North Indiana Street, Sidney. Plaintiff seeks $27,088.46 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.
• KLCA Inc., doing business as Precision Grinding & Sharpening, v. Landstar Polymer Recover Inc., Bristow, Okla. Plaintiff seeks $9,066.04 due on account, plus interest and court costs.
• Donald K. Sterling and DKS Transport Inc. v. TransAm Trucking Inc., Elkhart. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount to compensate for damage and losses resulting from an Aug. 27, 2001, auto accident in Pennsylvania. Plaintiffs request a trial by jury.
• SAC Finance Inc. v. Dennis L. Kauffman, East Wawasee Lane, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $5,255.87 due on agreement, plus attorney fees and court costs.

Superior Court I
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• United Recovery Services v. Karen and David Saint. Plaintiff awarded $19,116.39, plus court costs.
• Capital One Bank v. Brent A. Collingsworth and Stephanie Zeisig. Plaintiff awarded $1,153.32 by default, plus court costs.
• Stephen R. and Susan J. Snyder v. Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals and John and Susann Kellogg. The Snyders’ petition for writ of certiorari is denied and the variance granted Dec. 17, 2000, to the Kelloggs remains in full effect.
• First Resolution Investment Corp. v. Kevin K. Stonebraker. Plaintiff awarded agreed judgment of $3,323.16, plus interest and court costs.
• Doc Miller’s Fish and Seafood Co. Inc. v. Beluga’s and Heidi Breyen. Plaintiff awarded $13,026.65 from Beluga’s, plus interest and court costs, and $4,379.79 from Breyen, plus interest and court costs.
• SAC Finance Inc. v. Eloise J. Witmer, now known as Eloise J. Cassidy. Plaintiff awarded $9,540.51, plus interest and court costs.
• First Select Inc. v. Billy Ray Crum. Plaintiff awarded $2,524.67 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• United Farm Family Insurance, as subrogee of Bernlace Miller and Donna Fox. Plaintiff awarded $6,817.50 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Helvey & Associates Inc., formerly known as Joe Mater & Associates, awarded the judgments noted by default, plus interest and court costs, against the following people: Bryan J. and Stephanie L. Kitson, $4,431.98, and George A. and Dana S. Call, $5,254.04.
• Grauel Enterprises Inc., doing business as Mr. Steve’s, v. Michael A. Mosley. Plaintiff awarded $6,213.28 by default, plus interest.
• Providian National Bank v. Teresa R. Ellis. Plaintiff awarded $10,472.75 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• First Union National Bank v. Leonard J. Morseau Jr., et al. Plaintiff awarded summary judgment of $77,784.76, plus interest, court costs, costs incurred and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Martin Financial Management Inc. v. Mark G. and Jeanette Schall. Plaintiff awarded $5,674.99 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Platinum Financial Service Corp. awarded the judgments noted by default, plus interest and court costs, against the following people: Tracey A. Yates, also known as Tracey A. Valdez, $4,412.74, and Gordon S. Johnson, $3,949.
• Conseco Finance Servicing Corp. v. Harold A. and Kimberly M. Tucker and Tom Trammel. Plaintiff awarded $59,945.57 by default, plus interest, court costs and possession of manufactured home, with sale to satisfy judgment.
• FSF Inc. v. Debbie Gibson. Plaintiff awarded $4,533.35, plus court costs.
• Lobel Financial Corp., as assignee of Mike Anderson, and CPDJE Inc. v. Charlene A. and Bruce K. Tillman.
• United Farm Family Insurance, as subrogee of Robert Barth, v. Raul Calderon. Plaintiff awarded $4,940.53 by default, plus interest and court costs.
Dismissals
The following cases were dismissed with prejudice:
• Affiliated Family Dentist, P.C., v. Brent D. Corl.
• National City Bank v. Ronald and Sabrina A. Powell.
• Sarah Vilcsek v. Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals.
• Bill and Linda Caudill v. Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals.
• William N. Salin v. Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals.
• Patricia Blazek and James S. Titone v. Neal Van Ness.
• National City Bank v. Lisa M. and Cornelius Newsome.
The following cases were dismissed without prejudice:
• Conseco Finance Servicing Corp. v. Joe M. and Jaime Fuentes.
• National City Bank v. Donnie D. and Wendy I. Helser.
• Magnus Services Inc. v. Randy K. Lewallen.
• Platinum Financial Service Corp. v. John Sutton.
• Teachers Credit Union v. Debra K. Beam.
• National City Bank v. Robert Murphy and Christina R. Winters, formerly known as Christina R. Murphy.
• American Acceptance Co., LLC, v. David Steffen.
• Platinum Financial Service Corp. v. Aaron Vis.
• National City Bank v. James P. Fuller and Dan Daggett.
• North American Capital Corp. v. David T. Workman.
Marriage Dissolution
The following dissolution was finalized on the date indicated:
• Malinda S. and Dudley S. Vanhorn. Feb. 28.
Dismissal
The following dissolution proceeding was dismissed:
• Kirby R. and Cynthia M. Lawson.
Other Action
• Avona Weber v. Ricky L. Parker and Schneider National Carriers. This case is referred to mediation, with Thomas R. Lemon presiding.

Circuit Court
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Carol and Mark Morrison v. American National Red Cross, Washington, D.C.; American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne; and American Red Cross, Kosciusko County Chapter. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount for injuries suffered when Carol Morrison fell after a June 13, 2000, blood donation at Center Lake Pavilion and suffered multiple injuries.
• Kosciusko County Health Department v. Scott and Tammy Grant, East CR 100N, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks an order requiring the Grants to come into compliance with ordinances and to repair the problem causing sewage drainage and seepage. Plaintiff also seeks that a fine be assessed until compliance is made.
• Gary and Annrita Chappell v. Michael and Jill Morrolf, Carmel. Plaintiffs seek to quiet title to real estate in Cripplegate Heights.
• State of Indiana v. Jason T.Mauk, East CR 200N, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $1,276 due on note, plus court costs.
• Pacesetter Financial Services Inc. v. Charles Bordner, Kendallville. Plaintiff seeks $4,320.61 due on contract, plus court costs and possession of collateral.
• Novus Services, doing business as Discover Card, v. Sandra J. Ely, North Front Street, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $3,426 due on account, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Mutual Federal Savings Bank v. Gregory Alan Timmons, North Branch Street, Syracuse; Janet K. Timmons, Syracuse; and CT registered agent of Associates First Capital Corp., Indianapolis. Plaintiff seeks $54,593.41 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.
• First Federal Savings Bank v. John Paul Reid, North Zimmer Road, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $113,684.32 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.
• First Federal Savings Bank v. Kevin M. Carr, EMS B61H Lane, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $49,785.65 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.
• First Horizon Home Loan Corp., formerly known as FT Mortgage Companies, doing business as MNC Mortgage, v. Keith and Anna M. Probst, East Prairie Street, Leesburg. Plaintiff seeks $130,042.60 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.
• Ohio Savings Bank v. Sherie L. Baugher, EMS T7 Lane, Leesburg. Plaintiff seeks $141,234.33 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
Brown
Tracy Brown, South Sherman Street, Warsaw, and Todd Brown, Portland, Maine. They were married March 21, 1994, and separated in November 2000. There are two minor children.
Hernandez
Dora E. Hernandez, Warsaw, and Ritchie Hernandez, Garfield Street, Warsaw. They were married Sept. 27, 2001, and separated on a date not indicated. There is one minor child.
Keene
Bonnie Keene, Woodland Trail, Warsaw, and Joshua Keene, address unknown. They were married Nov. 1, 1999, and separated Aug. 7, 2000. There is one minor child.
Hile
Tammy Hile, South High Street, Warsaw, and David E. Hile, North CR 600W, Leesburg. They were married July 11, 1998, and separated Aug. 12, 2001. There is one minor child.
Whitmyer
Laura Whitmyer, East Center Street, Warsaw, and Lance Whitmyer, West CR 600S, Claypool. They were married Oct. 7, 1998, and separated July 1, 2001. There is one minor child.
Wulitich
Elizabeth Wulitich, East CR 500N, Leesburg, and Joshua Wulitich, Columbia City. They were married Feb. 18, 1998, and separated Nov. 1, 2001. There are two minor children.

Circuit Court
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• American General Finance Inc. v. Robert W. and Donata Sturgill. Plaintiff awarded $3,564.34 by default, plus court costs.
• Jeffrey L. and Janet S. Peterson v. Cleo W. and Elinor Estep, et al. Restrictive covenants on real estate in question are ordered removed.
• The Collection Co. v. Connie Hatcher. Plaintiff awarded $7,866.97 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Insuremax Insurance Co. v. Jose and Marcos Lozano, Edward Hussey and State Farm Insurance Co. Insuremax has no duty to pay damages or to defend any suit or settle any claim from a July 10, 2001, between Marcos Lozano and Hussey.
• Chase Mortgage Holdings Inc. v. David Tabb, et al. Plaintiff awarded $126,288.15, plus interest, 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. Larkin, et al. Plaintiff awarded $74,441.10 by default, plus interest, court costs, costs incurred and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
Dismissals
The following case was dismissed with prejudice:
• MDI Inc. v. Mitchell Jeffrey and Cynthia L. Vancena.
The following case was dismissed without prejudice:
• National City Bank of Indiana v. Doyle L. Munson, et al.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• Heather D. and Dustin C. Mayer. Mother awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Father ordered to pay $60 per week in child support. Feb. 28.
• Laura and Timothy Newton. Couple awarded custody of their two minor children. March 1.
• Lynae and Danny Runyon. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. March 1.
Other Action
• Audrey and Mike Kausal v. Imogene Criswell, et al. This case is referred to mediation, with John F. Lyons 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.
• Leighton Calloway, 202 Lakeside Drive, Winona Lake. Chapter 7. Assets: $85,230. Debts: $149,826.
• James and Heather Grindle, 308 Eisenhower Parkway, Warsaw. Chapter 7. Assets: $83,910. Debts: $392,213.
• Kevin Linehan, 2727 W. CR 950S, Silver Lake. Chapter 7. Assets: $115,231. Debts: $175,366.
• Jerry and Phyllis McNutt, P.O. Box 533 Syracuse. Chapter 7. Assets: $32,194. Debts: $81,981.
• Troy and Mary Musick, 1150 S. Jackson St., Nappanee. Chapter 13. Assets: $123,447. Debts: $84,279.
• Eugene and Phyllis Tilbury, 9660 E. Pixie Parkway, Cromwell. Chapter 7. Assets: $72,253. Debts: $144,164.

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