Times-Union Court News 04-24-2001



Marriage Licenses
The following couples have applied for marriage licenses in the office of Kosciusko County Clerk Sharon Christner:
• Rodney Lee Pratt, 25, and Brandy Leigh Manns, 21, both of Chinworth Court, Warsaw.
• Donald E. Boehm, 64, New Albany, Ohio, and Donna H. Price, 62, East George Street, Syracuse.
• Moises Carrillo, 19, and Tara Sue Callahan, 20, both of Ind. 13N, Syracuse.
• Carl Clinton Chupp, 20, Nappanee, and Karen Sue Miller, 22, North CR 900W, Nappanee.
• Gustavo Contreras, 23, and Melisa Ann Klinger, 21, both of South Lakeshore Drive West, Warsaw.
• Brandon L. Creighton, 30, Oriole Drive, Warsaw, and Rachelle Marie Plaster, 25, North Sherman Street, Warsaw.
• Rogelio Cruz, 41, and Esmeralda A. Rangel, 47, both of West CR 250S, Warsaw.
• Danny E. Graves, 52, West CR 700S, Claypool, and Carrie C. Sharp, 48, Old Road 30W, Warsaw.
• Jeffrey D. Keough, 42, and Deborah Slone, 41, both of North Buffalo Street, Warsaw.
• Jeremy Andrew Lybarger, 25, and Krystal R. Brock, 30, both of Millers Drive, Mentone.
• Luis Aurelio Martinez Diaz, 26,and Mary Alice Hernandez, 25, both of East Levi Lee Road, Warsaw.
• Michael J. Monesmith, 45, and Gloria J. Wells, 43, both of South Country Club Road, Warsaw.
• Mark A. Rodriguez-Delgado, 35, and Alicia L. Hinora, 44, both of West Broadway Street, Etna Green.
• Rodney Alan Slabaugh, 21, and Jennifer Joy Fritz, 20, both of Ind. 19N, Nappanee.

Superior Court III
Judgments
The following judgments were recently awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court III, small claims division, with Judge Joe V. Sutton presiding:
• FSF Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Shannon Gayheart, $3,000, and Thomas L. Paxton and Melissa A. Thomas, $2,500.
• Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. v. Howard Newcomer. Plaintiff awarded $80.
• Blackpoint Properties Inc. v. Larry L. Rose. Plaintiff awarded $5,640.
• New Moves Health Systems Inc. v. Richard Cosman Patton. Plaintiff awarded $2,300.
• Marineland Gardens Community v. Fisher Well Drilling. Plaintiff awarded $300.
• David A. and Cindy Bartley C. Global Auto. Plaintiffs awarded $2,255.04.
• Michael and Susan E. Stevens v. Barry and Carolyn Sapp. Plaintiffs awarded $542.
• United Recovery Service v. Mike and Sharon Smithberger. Plaintiff awarded $1,871.78.
• Dana Federal Credit Union v. Christopher Anderson and James Sampson. Plaintiff awarded $1,420.
• Financial Services of Whitley County awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Michael A. Kyler, $398.97; Terry Baker, $139.23; Eddie and Patti Craft, $182.27; Robert J. Greene, $76.40; Larry L. Layne, $754.69; Angela Music, $79.10; Sally K. Charles, $326.65; Carrie Bradford, $219.50; Anna M. North, judgment; Renea Warren, $342.05;
Also, Wendel A. and Melissa Pelfrey, $768.82; Ben Netherland, $137.50; Belinda G. Mann, $1,382.56; Nita Lisenby, $99.32; Lisa G. Hall, $165.22; Kenneth R. Hall, $2,777.38; Dawn Goble, $308.78; Barbara E. Combs, $479.
• John B. Routh v. Aaron Stavedahl. Plaintiff awarded $208.87.
• Helvey & Associates Inc. v. Seth T. Bickel. Plaintiff awarded $683.14.
• Advance America awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Eric T. Kotzenmoyer, $318, and Shane Laffallotte, $368.
• Teresa Roderick v. Darrel Bradtke. Plaintiff awarded $3,000.
• Dianne L. Plummer v. James W. and Angelique Harter. Plaintiff awarded $2,201.71.
• Jeremy P. Warren v. Joyce Taylor and Jenelle Gilliam. Plaintiff awarded $925.
• William Hoene v. Chris Woodcox. Plaintiff awarded $412.53.
• Judy Hall awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Angie and Terry Tackett, $825; Rellie and Charlie Henson, $2,578.38; and Mark Medley and Loretta Hall, $3,000.
• Todd W. Raney v. Bruce Kenworthy, doing business as Mr. Music. Plaintiff awarded $750.
• Accent Carpet Care v. Leanne Coffman. Plaintiff awarded $517.
• Mary Kendrick v. Michael Green. Plaintiff awarded $3,000.
• Paul and Marilyn Arlington v. John N. Abel. Plaintiffs awarded $2,497.
• American General Finance awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Victor Reed, $1,256.84, and Mark A. Akins, $2,006.71.
• Capital One Bank awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Bill Wallen, $1,840.13, and Mike Garee, $1,133.65.
• United Farm Family Insurance awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Guadalupe McDonald, $1,771.92, and George Holbrook, $621.96.
• Woodlawn Hospital v. Dennis A. Alderfer. Plaintiff awarded $832.04.
• CreditMax Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Eric L. Helton, $3,000, and Antonio S. and Cari A. Rodriguez, $3,000.
• Graceland Village v. Viola Watson. Plaintiff awarded $715.
• Allen Collections awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Kelly Jefferson, $212.68; Charles F. Cramer, $212.68; Marvin L. Dunn, $133.18; and Amanda Ulrey, $418.67.
• Brian and Cindy Malik v. Jovonna Endicott and Joseph Miller. Plaintiffs awarded $494.12.
• Asset Acceptance Corp. v. Leslie Williams. Plaintiff awarded $2,056.39.
• NCO Financial Systems Inc. v. Robert G. Hamilton. Plaintiff awarded $182.51.
• VanKirk’s Carpet Genie v. Michelle Roney. Plaintiff awarded $325.
• North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Emergency Medical Service awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Heather Adkins, $430.58; John A. Alexander, $290.42; John R. Alexander, $397.88; James E. Baker, $455.06; Kim Gill, $407.08; Jeff Evert, $402.10; John E. Gingerich, $162.32; John C. Lamb, $388.74; Mindy Hernandez, $28.42; Randy K. Lewallen, $396.54;
Also, Stacy O’Connell, $243.97; Ryan H. Prickett, $201.90; Daniel Sprague, $447.19; Loretta L. Treece, $216.35; and Marta Areusno, $345.33.
• Hampton & Voelz v. Mike Kausal. Plaintiff awarded $405.
• Anthony Wayne Credit Adjusters awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Antione Phillips, $867.08; Carol A. Warren Tackett, $669.35; Helen Dees, $136.56; James Baker, $235.92; Michael J. Baker, $119.24; Loralee Black, $588.17; Robert L. Cleveland, $512.54; Mark McGillem, $327.51; Dewayne O’Connor, $532.03; Ford Olinger, $306.92;
Also, Robert L. Osborn, $201.20; Carl D. Saint, $523.09; Todd M. Seitner, $274.84; Patty Lou Shafer, $288.88; and Shelly Whitaker, $395.76.
• Willard and Cheryl Brandt v. Tim Hawkins. Plaintiffs awarded $550.
• Jennifer Shepherd v. Aimee Gladieux. Plaintiff awarded $600.
• Barry and Cheryl Harmon v. Terry and Grace Woodling. Plaintiffs awarded $2,054.80.
• Robert Lamb v. David Pratt. Plaintiff awarded $2,984.50.
• Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery v. Carolina Aguilar. Plaintiff awarded judgment.
• Stump’s LP Gas Inc. v. Franklin Hale. Plaintiff awarded $163.01.
• BJ Rentals awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Shane Lafollette, $376.43, and Tony Vandiver, $200.73.
• 30 West Auto Sales & Service awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Thomas Gibbs, $625; Rodney Bays, $925; Rachel Hively, $883.75; and Shawn L. Carpenter, $915.
• Desmond Jackson awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Henry Tilberry, $784, and Lutricia Harris, $2,634.75.

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 $125.50 in court costs during sentencing between Feb. 22 and March 30:
Driving While Intoxicated – Fined $100 in November; sentenced to three years in prison, of which one year was suspended for probation; ordered to make restitution to the city of Warsaw for damage done to a patrol car, to pay a $300 state alcohol interdiction fee and a $15 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee and to complete an alcohol treatment program at Bowen Center; and driving privileges suspended two years was Victor D. Ceballos, 25, Warsaw. Ceballos also was sentenced to three years in prison, of which one year was suspended for probation, and his driving privileges are suspended for life for a charge of being a habitual traffic violator, a Class D felony.
Fined $100 in October; sentenced to one year in the Kosciusko County Jail, of which all but 60 days were suspended for probation; ordered to pay a $300 state alcohol interdiction fee and a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program at Bowen Center and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting; and driving privileges suspended one year was Christopher G. Tripp, 25, Warsaw.
Sentenced to three years in the Kosciusko County Jail, of which two years were suspended for probation; ordered to pay a $300 state alcohol interdiction fee and a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee and to complete an alcohol treatment program at Bowen Center; and driving privileges suspended one year was Brent D. Corl, 33, Warsaw. Corl also was sentenced to one year in jail, ordered to pay a $200 drug interdiction fee and his driving privileges are suspended 180 days for possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor. The jail terms were ordered served concurrently.
Fined $300 in November; sentenced to three year in the Kosciusko County Jail, of which two years were suspended for probation; ordered to pay a $200 state alcohol interdiction fee and a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program at Bowen Center and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting; and driving privileges suspended one year was Shaun M. Church, 24, Syracuse.
Fined $100 in December; sentenced to two years in the Kosciusko County Jail, of which all but 90 days were suspended for probation; ordered to pay a $300 state alcohol interdiction fee and a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program at Bowen Center and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting; and driving privileges suspended one year was Dustan R. Gesaman, 28, Leesburg.
Fined $100 in January; sentenced to two years in the Kosciusko County Jail, of which all but 90 days were suspended for probation; ordered to pay a $300 state alcohol interdiction fee and a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program at Bowen Center and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting; and driving privileges suspended one year was John W. Petro Jr., 22, Winona Lake.
Fined $200 in November; sentenced to three years in the Kosciusko County Jail, of which all but 120 days were suspended for probation; ordered to pay a $200 state alcohol interdiction fee and a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee and to complete the Veterans Administration alcohol treatment program; and driving privileges suspended two years was John L. Neer, 71, Warsaw. Neer also was sentenced to three years in the Kosciusko County Jail, of which all but 120 days were suspended for probation, for resisting law enforcement, a Class D felony. The terms were ordered served concurrently.
Fined $1 in May; sentenced to three years in prison; ordered to pay a $300 state alcohol interdiction fee; and driving privileges suspended two years was Kevin Clifton, 24, Warsaw.
Fined $100 in February 2000; sentenced to 1-1/2 years in the Kosciusko County Jail, of which all but 60 days were suspended for probation; ordered to pay a $200 state alcohol interdiction fee and a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program at Bowen Center; and driving privileges suspended one year was Patricia J. Stewart, 54, North Webster.
Fined $100 in November; sentenced to two years in the Kosciusko County Jail, of which all but 90 days were suspended for probation; ordered to make restitution for any property damage resulting from this incident and to pay a $300 state alcohol interdiction fee; to complete an alcohol treatment program at Bowen Center; and driving privileges suspended one year was Hector Martinez Mena, 31, Silver Lake. Mena also was sentenced to 60 days in jail and his driving privileges were suspended 180 days for failure to stop after damage to vehicle, a Class C misdemeanor. The jail terms were ordered served concurrently.
Fined $100 in December; sentenced to 1-1/2 years in prison; ordered to pay a $200 state alcohol interdiction fee; and driving privileges suspended three years was Angel Rosendo, 21, Pierceton. Rosendo also was sentenced to 1-1/2 years in prison and his driving privileges are suspended three years for failure to stop after an accident resulting in injury, a Class D felony. The jail terms were ordered served consecutively and can be served in work release if Rosendo is qualified for and accepted to the program.
Nonsupport Of A Child – Fined $1 in April 2000; sentenced to three years in prison, of which 1-1/2 years were suspended for probation; and ordered to pay a $15 initial and $5 monthly probation user’s fee and child support as it becomes due, plus $4,000 per year on probation toward arrearage was Tharon C. Smith, 25, Goshen.
Fined $1 in October; given a three-year suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay a $15 initial and $5 monthly probation user’s fee and child support as it becomes due, plus $25 per week toward arrearage was Evlyn Wooldridge, 28, Warsaw.
Fined $1 in October; given a three-year suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay a $15 initial and $5 monthly probation user’s fee and child support as it becomes due, plus $31.25 per week toward arrearage was Ronald L. Mann, 26, Angola. Mann must also remain gainfully employed and must apply his 2000 tax refund toward the arrearage.
Fined $1 in January; given a three-year suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay child support as it becomes due, plus $40 per week and $2,500 per year toward arrearage was Edward Shell, 39, Markle.
Fined $1 in January; given a three-year suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay child support as it becomes due, plus $21 per week toward arrearage was Jeffery M. Lackey, 28, Winona Lake.
Fined $1 in September; given a three-year suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay child support as it becomes due, plus $3,000 per year toward arrearage was Terry O. Green Jr., 28, Indianapolis.
Given a three-year suspended jail sentence and ordered to pay child support as it becomes due, plus $750 per year toward arrearage, was Mark J. McCormack, 24, Noblesville.
Driving While Intoxicated (Class A Misdemeanor) – Fined $25 in February; sentenced to one year in the Kosciusko County Jail, of which all but 60 days was suspended for probation; ordered to pay a $200 state alcohol interdiction fee and a $15 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee, to complete an alcohol treatment program at Bowen Center and to attend a Drunk Driving Impact Panel meeting; and driving privileges suspended one year was Jonathan E. Rule, 23, Warsaw.
Fined $1 in September; sentenced to three years in prison, of which six months were suspended for probation; ordered to pay a $200 state alcohol interdiction fee; and driving privileges suspended two years was Lowell K. Collins, 34, Etna Green. The judge cited Collins’ medical problems as a mitigating factor and his criminal history and lack of remorse as aggravating factors in sentencing considerations.
Habitual Traffic Violator (Class A Misdemeanor) – Fined $200 in November, sentenced to 90 days in the Kosciusko County Jail and driving privileges suspended two years was Melissa Murphy-Estep, 36, Warsaw.
Criminal Conversion (Class A Misdemeanor) – Fined $25 in November was David C. Reed, Syracuse.
Habitual Traffic Offender – Fined $100 in July, sentenced to six months in the Kosciusko County Jail and driving privileges suspended for life was Jeffrey Frazier, 30, Pierceton.

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 $75.50 in court costs:
Speeding – Fined $27 in March were Lance A. Wilhite, 21, Warsaw; Heather R. Richardson, 22, Warsaw; Ross M. Parker, 16, Winona Lake; Aubrey M. Zolman, 20, Pierceton; Eric R. Workman, 25, Claypool; Dee A. Muraski, 29, Warsaw; Randall E. Yoder, 46, Nappanee; Ann Vanover, 17, Syracuse; David R. Creekmore, 24, Leesburg; Jody S. Wilson, 48, Claypool; and Joseph E. Chivington, 24, North Webster.
Fined $27 in October were Nicholas J. Lawrence, 18, Warsaw, and Lucas F. Denney, 22, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in March were Barbara M. Hyden, 26, Silver Lake; Jody M. Francis, 21, Warsaw; Corrine E. Stokes, 24, Warsaw; Scott B. Avey, 20, Winona Lake; Sabrina Newsome, 20, Warsaw; Lauren T. Blackwood, 18, Leesburg; Scott A. Slone, 25, Warsaw; Kathleen J. Allison, 45, Winona Lake; Randy C. Hoover, 32, Claypool; Donna R. Johnson, 64, Syracuse; Linda C. Keirn, 59, Mentone; Allan M. Ramsey, 78, North Webster; Stephen J. Atkins, 24, Winona Lake; Alfredo C. Soriano Jr., 55, Etna Green; and Frances P. Collett, 36, Winona Lake.
Fined $12 in February were Thomas S. King, 17, Pierceton; Christopher E. Huiras, 17, Silver Lake; and Terry L. Miller, 18, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in November was Teresa G. Beckstrom, 36, Pierceton.
Fined $12 in October was Lucas F. Denney, 22, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in March were Shad S. Hickey, 22, Cromwell; and Jay R. Proctor, 47, Nappanee.
No All-Terrain Vehicle Registration – Fined $7 in March was Travis F. Yates, 18, North Manchester.
Overweight Tandem – Fined $400 in March was Garold O. Slusher, 48, Pierceton.
No License In Possession – Fined $7 in March was Todd A. Burns, 17, North Webster.
Fined $7 in January was Lora Oswalt, 16, Warsaw.
Driving While Suspended – Fined $25 in March was Brian G. Smith, 21, Pierceton.
Fined $50 in February was Jennifer McMullen, 25, Warsaw.
Judgment (court costs only) in August against Joshua A. Stutzman, 23, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in July was Barbara N. Regenos, 18, Bourbon.
Unsafe Start From Park – Fined $7 in March was Blake E. Dirks, 17, Warsaw.
Expired Plate – Fined $7 in March was Lane A. Wilhite, 21, Warsaw.
Disregarding A Stop Or Yield Sign – Fined $7 in February was Robert F. Cary, 50, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in February was Michael A. Hann, 34, Syracuse.
False Registration– Fined $7 in September was Sara N. Geisleman, 21, Warsaw.
The following people also paid $75 in court costs:
Possession Of Paraphernalia – Fined $150 in March was Samantha S. Stewart, 18, Warsaw.
Fined $100 in March were Korey C. Brown, 20, Warsaw, and Dustin J. Sieslinger, 17, Warsaw.
Operating A Snowmobile Without Registration Numbers – Fined $7 in January was Mike G. Schleining, 35, Syracuse.
The following people were assessed no court costs:
Violation Of Seat Belt Law – Fined $20 in March were Donald M. Chadwick Jr., 28, Warsaw; Ashley N. Johnson, 18, Warsaw; Nancy L. Lake, 53, Winona Lake; Ian M. Harrold, 16, Warsaw; Willie J. Phillips, 36, Pierceton; Sherry Westfall, 36, Akron; Joshua W. Remfrey, 24, Akron; Nicole Chessum, 20, Winona Lake; Kathryn B. Nichols, 19, Winona Lake; Jeremy O. Wagoner, 29, Larwill; Doug A. Page, 32, Pierceton;
Also, Sharon C. Stephen, 33, Tippecanoe; Frances M. Shriver, 78, Winona Lake; Christopher Feiger, 28, South Whitley; Robert J. Straughan, 23, Warsaw; Eloy Velazquez, 19, Leesburg; Doug A. Page, 32, Pierceton; and Benjamin R. Sweeny, 18, Warsaw.
Fined $20 in February was Claudia E. Addair, 44, Warsaw.
Fined $20 in November were Daniel S. Gillespie, 26, Syracuse, and Krin C. Devore, 46, Warsaw.
Child Restraint Violation – Judgment (court costs only) in March against Wendy L. Cobern, 26, Warsaw, and Donna G. Gonzalez, 32, Warsaw.

Superior Court I
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. v. Charles Jr. and Clarissa L. Poe, North CR 650E, Pierceton, and Helvey & Associates Inc. Plaintiff seeks $93,676.35 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.
• Terry and Linda Hall v. Jacob and Katrina Miller, Plum Street, Leesburg. Plaintiffs seek possession of real estate and judgment for delinquent rent and damages, plus attorney fees and court costs.
• Lisa C. Drubert v. The Penn Warranty Corp., Taylor, Pa. Plaintiff seeks judgment for repairs to vehicle believed covered by warrant, plus court cots. Plaintiff requests a trial by jury.
• Wabash County Farm Bureau Credit Union v. Daniel T. and Krista Taylor, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $2,544.04 due on promissory note, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Providian National Bank v. Evelyn M. Brown, East CR 500N, Leesburg. Plaintiff seeks $26,279.27 due on account, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Star Financial Bank v. Michael A. Hagy, East Oldfield Road, Leesburg. Plaintiff seeks $43,348.76 due on account, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Conseco Finance Servicing Corp., formerly known as Green Tree Financial Servicing Corp., v. Heather A. Simmons, North Fourth of July Avenue, Syracuse, and Turkey Creek Regional Sewer District. Plaintiff seeks $65,323.73 due on contract, plus interest, attorney fees, court costs, costs incurred and foreclosure of security agreement as prior to other liens, with possession and sale of manufactured home to satisfy judgment.
• American Acceptance Co, LLC, as assignee of Citibank Visa, v. Nicole Searfoss, Heritage Drive, Pierceton. Plaintiff seeks $1,396.79 due on agreement, plus interest and court costs.
• Wabash County Farm Bureau Credit Union v. Rhonda Addair, Old Road 30W, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $14,994.42 due on promissory note, plus interest, attorney fees, court costs and possession of mobile home, with sale to satisfy judgment.
• State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. (subrogee of Brian Mast) v. Julie Stackhouse, North Main Street, North Manchester. Plaintiff seeks $1,115.88 as paid to insured claimant, Mast, after a Dec. 8, 2000, auto accident near Syracuse. Plaintiff also seeks court costs.
Marriage Dissolutions
Eldridge
Stephen W. Eldridge, East Truesdell, Syracuse, and Julie A. Eldridge, Milford. They were married Sept. 17, 1983, and separated April 18, 2001. There are no minor children.
Stephens
Polly Anna and Clarence Donald Stephens, East CR 650S, Pierceton.They were married Oct. 8, 1966, and have not yet separated. There are no minor children.
Swanson
Todd Alan and Patricia R. Swanson, North CR 800W, Warsaw. They were married May 15, 1993, and separated April 8, 2001. There are two minor children.

Superior Court I
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• Valentine & Miner v. Susan D. White. Plaintiff awarded $5,083.75, plus court costs.
• FSF Inc., doing business as First Step Financial, v. Aaron M. and Shauna E. Lalonde. Plaintiff awarded $6,573.79.
• Teachers Credit Union v. Tere Connors. Plaintiff awarded $499.77 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Platinum, as assignee of Bank of America, v. Randall A. Ingle. Plaintiff awarded $4,544.69 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Federal Diversified Services, a division of The Pacesetter Corp., v. Bobbie Sexton. Plaintiff awarded $4,407.30 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Oakwood Acceptance Corp. v. Robert and Shantell Spath. Plaintiff awarded $138,092.80 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.
• Martin Financial Management Inc. v. Tohnya Rothenberger Miner and Janlyn P. Schumacher. Plaintiff awarded $5,117.15 by default, plus interest and court costs.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• Vickie and Jeffrey D. Maggard. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. Father ordered to pay $150 per week in child support. April 16.
• Thad A. and Sonya K. Tinkey. Father awarded custody of one and mother awarded custody of two of couple’s three minor children. Father ordered to pay $82 per week in child support. April 17.
Other Action
• Brenda Slone v. Allen R. Martindale, DPM. The Hon. Robert Bowen is appointed special judge in this matter.

Circuit Court
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Bankers Trust Co. of California/NA v. Randall S. and Rebecca J. Wright, East CR 600S, Claypool; FirstPlus Financial Inc.; The Pacesetter Corp.; Teachers Credit Union; and Federal Diversified Services. Plaintiff seeks $69,559.40 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.
• ABN AMRO Mortgage Group Inc. v. Robert G. and Lula M. Jones, East CR 1050N, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $159,285.53 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.
• Daniel and Penny Fierstos v. Nicolas Alt, Erie, Mich., and USAA Casualty Insurance Co. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount to compensate for injuries and damage resulting from a June 1, 1999, auto accident on Ind. 14. Plaintiffs also seek interest, court costs and available limits for an underinsured motorist claim. Plaintiffs request a trial by jury.
• Alvin and Kathleen Hatton v. Indiana Family and Social Services Administration and Kosciusko County Office of Family and Children. Plaintiffs seek a order restraining defendants from denial of Medicaid benefits and remanding their case for further review.
Name Change
• Joan Estelle Hively, Warsaw, seeks to change her name to Joan Estelle Surface Ragan.
Marriage Dissolutions
Coburn
Michelle J.A. Coburn, West High Street, Syracuse, and Geoffery C. Coburn, North CR 300E, Syracuse. They were married Oct. 17, 1992, and separated March 26, 2001. There are two minor children.
Cook
Jeffrey A. Cook, Ind. 15S, Claypool, and Monika A. Cook, East CR 600S, Claypool. They were married July 16, 1994, and separated Dec. 9, 2000. There is one minor child.
Daniels
Brenda S. and David L. Daniels, Kuder Lane, Warsaw. They were married Nov. 3, 1979, and separated April 13, 2001. There are two minor children.
Miller
Kandie R. Miller, South Main Street, Milford, and Hubert D. Miller Jr., Bluffton. They were married June 29, 1991, and separated Nov. 2, 2000. There are two minor children.
Robinson
Gary L. Robinson, East Garfield Street, Warsaw, and Emily S. Robinson, East CR 800S, Claypool. They were married Sept. 25, 1985, and separated May 1, 1992. There are two minor children.
Shambarger
Kevin Shambarger, East Gary Street, North Manchester, and Maudie Shambarger, West CR 250S, Warsaw. They were married May 31, 1996, and separated March 16, 2001. There are no minor children.
Senders
Nancy Senders, Wexford Place, Warsaw, and Jeremiah Senders, West CR 1050N, Milford. They were married May 21, 1999, and separated March 2, 2001. There is one minor child.
Swanson
Patricia R. Swanson, North CR 800W, Warsaw, and Todd A. Swanson, East Main Street, Atwood. They were married May 15, 1993, and separated April 11, 2001. There are two minor children.
Ward
Sydney and John M. Ward Jr., EMS W17 Lane, North Webster. They were married May 19, 1998, and separated April 26, 2000. There is one minor child.

Circuit Court
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Midland Mortgage Co. v. Ronald D. Landis. Plaintiff awarded $60,786.26 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.
• The Bank of New York v. Robert L. and Mary Lou Lasuer. Plaintiff awarded $56,860.26 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.
• Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp. v. Irma G. Ramos, Guadalupe Franco and Evanston Insurance Co. Plaintiff awarded $57,718.62 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.
• CreditMax Inc. v. John C. Brown. Plaintiff awarded $4,249.34 by default.
Dismissals
The following cases were dismissed:
• Standard Mutual Insurance Co. v. R. Dennis and Amanda Jones.
• Bank United v. Robert L. Johnson, John Hall and Roger H. Buss. This case is dismissed as to Roger Buss only.
The following cases were dismissed with prejudice:
• Jennifer L. Yoder v. Grange Insurance Co. Court costs taxed to plaintiff.
• Judy Craig v. Mark Dyer and Bison Mfg. Inc.
• Larry Reiff v. Zimmer Inc.
• Ryan M. Slone, a minor by his next friends and parents, Mark and Linda Slone, v. Bryan Keim.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• Brandi R. (former name Weiss restored) and Richard S. Cain. April 12.
• Ginger (former name Vires restored) and Paul Huston. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. No child support ordered at this time. April 16.
• Melissa J. Koby and Michael R. Patillo. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. Father ordered to pay $64 per week in child support. April 16.
• Margaret E. (former name McCutcheon restored) and Arthur E. Sutton. April 16.

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.
• James and Ruth Baker, doing business as Baker Antiques & Collectibles, 405 N. Harris St., Bourbon. Chapter 7. Assets: $6,650. Debts: $8,301.
• Joey Mayhew, 436-B Old Road 30E, Bourbon. Chapter 7. Assets: $1,550. Debts: $20,922.
• Robert McDonough, 1173 Lakeshore Drive, Akron. Chapter 7. Assets: $3,100. Debts: $33,596.
• Harry and Bernice Meadows, 3981 S. CR 600W, Mentone. Chapter 13. Assets: $81,490. Debts: $77,138.
• Sara Mills, also known as Sara Binkerd, 10820 N. CR 500E, Syracuse. Chapter 7. Assets: $131,000. Debts: $33,677.
• Russell and Shirley Shapland, 1125 Franklin St., Nappanee. Chapter 13. Assets: $164,635. Debts: $188,480.

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