Times-Union Court News 04-28-1998



Marriage Licenses
The following couples have applied for marriage licenses in the office of Kosciusko County Clerk Marsha McSherry:
• Timothy Wayne Drummond, 28, Sixth Street, Winona Lake, and JoAnn Marie Ridenour, 26, East CR 225S, Winona Lake.
• Darin Lee Nettleton, 20, and Sarah Jean Pence, 20, both of North CR 650W, Etna Green.
• Michael John Brickner, 23, EMS C28E1 Lane, Warsaw, and Colleen Jeanette O’Grady, 24, Parchment, Mich.
• John Thomas Crouse, 20, and Tisha Lynn DeLaCruz, 20, both of North West Street Warsaw.
• Gary Ralph Rothenberger, 27, and Tammy Jo Stevens, 30, both of Turtle Bay Drive, Syracuse.
• Brad Erin Marshall, 26, Robin Drive, Warsaw, and Charlene Kay Robbins, 27, West Wilson Avenue, Silver Lake.
• Robert Lee Smith, 21, and Lisa Renee Charlton, 21, both of North CR 75W, Milford.
• Billy Joe Caverley, 24, and Angela Christine Miller, 21, both of South Scott Street, Warsaw.
• Brian C. Duke, 37, and Carma Jean Kuhn, 28, both of West CR 900S, Claypool.
• Kenneth A. Williamson, 43, and Debra J. Stewart, 44, both of West Crystal Flash Road, North Webster.
• Eric Wayne Robinson, 23, and Abby G. Shaffer, 28, both of South Union Street, Warsaw.
• William Edward Turton, 35, and Tara Ann Gundersen, 27, both of EMS T31 Lane, Leesburg.
• Harold Edwin Hammonds, 19, and Shannon Kimberly Page, 19, both of Sixth Street, Winona Lake.
• Marion Earl Beezley, 18, and Tricia Lyn Carlassara, 18, both of EMS D24B Lane, Syracuse.
• Andrew Vernon Johnson, 21, and Kari Kristine Breeden, 19, both of Columbia City.

Superior Court III
Judgments
The following judgments were recently awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court III, small claims division, with Judge Joe V. Sutton presiding:
• Helvey & Associates Inc., doing business as Joe Mater & Associates, awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Donald H. and Sandra K. Johnson, $944.32; Jim E. Hamilton, $1,188.01; Jason E. and Rachel A. Hamilton, $2,626.72; Bonnie Bordas, $312.66; Chris and Vickie L. Wooldridge, $1,722.86; Javier Cantu, $1,380.45; George and Joann Stidams, $573.79; Dennis M. and Jeanine Kinsey, $410.04; Robert W. Jonson, $2,421.39; William Jr. and Angela Music, $215.81; and Steve Fiedeke, $652.02.
• Reed & Earhart awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Tammy L. Stevens, $1,756.81; James Edgar Rose, $633.38; Thomas Halsey, $655.89; Sharon Miller, $843.68; and Melody Grow, $675.04.
• Midwest Collection Service Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Connie L. Hite, $463.88; Amy A. Feldman, $1,884.45; Howard J. Ramsey, $1,360.50; Barbara D. Thomas, $493.95; and Kenneth G. Pischke, $1,986.78.
• Paul E. Jr. and Amy L. Sills vs. Chris Crick. Plaintiff awarded $610.
• New Plumbing & Heating vs. Sharon M. Allen. Plaintiff awarded $190.50.
• Brad Baugher, doing business as Baugher Roofing, vs. Richard E. Jr. and Karen J. McCuddy. Plaintiff awarded $2,300.
• Sir Diesel Co. Inc. vs. Ron Mantey. Plaintiff awarded $1,500.
• American General Finance awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Robert Jr. and Robin Vicary, $1,898.72, and Jeremy Manns, $1,694.69.
• Freeman Builders Inc. vs. Roger and Basil Hale. Plaintiff awarded $1,176.50.
• Woodlawn Hospital vs. Deborah K Ruch. Plaintiff awarded $463.76.
• One Call Water Inc. vs. Elaine Fulford. Plaintiff awarded judgment.
• Martin Financial Management Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: David E. Derolf, $2,993.44; Earl L. Kiser, $169.64; Isabel Nunez, $1,073.95; and Jeffrey A. Brown, $328.24.
• Gary Miller vs. Kathy Carpenter. Plaintiff awarded $718.75.

Superior Court II
The following misdemeanors and 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 $325.50 in court costs:
Driving While Intoxicated – Fined $25 in December, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended 180 days was Dustin Bradway, Warsaw.
Fined $24.50 in October; sentenced to 60 days in jail, of which 54 days will be suspended upon attending Victim’s Impact Panel; license suspended 90 days; and ordered to reimburse court-appointed attorney fees was James Salyer, Pierceton.
Fined $24.50 in August, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended 90 days was Francisco Castro, Warsaw.
The following person also paid $125.50 in court costs:
Driving While Suspended – Fined $74.50 in September, sentenced to 90 days in jail and license suspended 180 days was Michael Hershberger, Syracuse.
The following people also paid $125 in court costs:
Visiting A Common Nuisance – Fined $25 in December was Stephanie Jones, Warsaw.
Public Intoxication – Fined $50 in November was Benny Fitzpatrick, Warsaw.
Judgment (court costs only) in November against and sentenced to 180 days in jail was Benny Fitzpatrick, Warsaw.
Fined $50 in September was Benny Fitzpatrick, Warsaw.
Criminal Mischief – Fined $25 in October was Adam Snyder, Warsaw.
Battery – Fined $75 in October was Diana Kidd, Syracuse.
Fined $25 in October was Adam Snyder, Warsaw.
Judgment (court costs only) in September against Terry Prater, Warsaw, and Burton Blackmer, Bourbon.
Judgment (court costs only) in June against Jose Salinas, Warsaw.
Fined $77 in May was Derek Anglin, Warsaw.
Possession Of Marijuana – Fined $25 in October and license suspended 180 days was Ronnie Prater, Pierceton.
Illegal Consumption Of Alcohol By A Minor – Fined $125 in October was Benjamin Irvine, Warsaw.
Intimidation – Fined $75 in October was Jerry Pratt, Pierceton.
Resisting Law Enforcement – Fined $25 in October and sentenced to 3o days in jail was Ronda Reed, Warsaw.
The following people also paid $75.50 in court costs:
Speeding – Fined $50 in March were Della J. Pollock, 43, Pierceton, and Jerry D. Ervin, 46, Cromwell.
Fined $27 in April were Holiver Capulin, 18, Leesburg; Tamara J. Miller, 16, Syracuse; Conrad L. Meinert, 68, Warsaw; Velma E. Pfleiderer, 59, Warsaw; Tracy J. Juillerat, 19, Larwill; Ronald D. Reynolds, 31, Warsaw; Kasey D. Larue, 36, Warsaw; Roger G. Hall, 37, Claypool; David S. Findley, 17, Warsaw; Anthony D. King, 31, Winona Lake; and Matthew R. Thomas, 16, Warsaw.
Fined $27 in March were Martha Malagon, 31, Warsaw; Kent D. Mueller, 45, Warsaw; Jose Sanchez, 39, Warsaw; Kaye L. Wallen, 42, Warsaw; Rebecca I. Doll, 62, Milford; Laurie A. Hathaway, 31, Warsaw; Mona A. Kahler, 24, Warsaw; Lisa D. Wight, 23, Syracuse; and Danny S. Hazen, 32, Bourbon.
Fined $27 in December was Steven D. Poe, 18, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in April were Joel L. Lehman, 19, Nappanee; Korey C. Brown, 17, Warsaw; Terra E. Harding, 16, Warsaw; Darlene Holsclaw, 44, Warsaw; Jason H. Ladd, 29, Syracuse; Cathy M. Conrad, 38, Winona Lake; John M. Slusher, 41, Cromwell; Darren A. Parker, 19, Silver Lake; Douglas E. Cox, 30, Warsaw; Carol A. Alcini, 40, Winona Lake;
Also, Bobby R. Vickers, 20, Silver Lake; Brian N. Stiver, 53, Warsaw; Tamara L. Wood, 33, Leesburg; Jamie L. Byron, 25, Warsaw; Jeremy W. Cox, 18, Claypool; Tristan D. Gawthrop, 17, North Manchester; Willa L. Henry, 61, Winona Lake; Joanna M. Shankster, 19, Claypool; Dorothy M. Burkett, 49, Warsaw; and Douglas L. Roberts, 50, North Websters.
Fined $12 in March were Pamela J. Leininger, South Whitley; Randy A. Nelland, 27, Syracuse; Charles R. Teeter, 22, North Manchester; Ting R. Zhen, 55, Warsaw; Kathryn M. Dean, 42, Syracuse; Kelli L. Armie, 32, Milford; Keith A. Wronka, 32, Cromwell; Joseph H. Cutler, 48, Warsaw; Helen A. Hurd, 50, Warsaw; and Jeff R. Branning, 23, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in February were Tacie G. O’Dell, 28, Cromwell, and Leslie D. Shue, 53, Leesburg.
Fined $12 in September was Lisa M. Scott, 34, Claypool.
Fined $7 in April was Sally L. Biddinger, 41, Syracuse.
Fined $7 in February was Christopher M. Clark, 20, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in October was Mary A. Park, 41, Milford.
Fined $7 in September was Rashel A. Park, 18, Milford.
Learner Permit Violation – Fined $7 in April was Javier C.Ramirez, 22, Warsaw.
Failure To Use Headlights – Fined $7 in April was Raymond R. Blosser, 20, Syracuse.
Expired Plates – Fined $7 in April was Tammy J. Hardesty, 29, Pierceton.
Fined $7 in March was Humberto Lopez, 23, Warsaw.
Disregarding A Stop/Yield Sign – Fined $7 in April were Isidro Fernandez, 28, Silver Lake; Seth J. Gilmer, 25, Winona Lake; Kara K. Eaton, 17, Warsaw; and Raymond R. Blosser, 20, Syracuse.
Fined $7 in March were Timothy E.Rottger, 23, Syracuse; Craig N. Larimer, 21, Syracuse; and Sarah L. Baldridge, 33, North Manchester.
No Registration – Fined $7 in April was Paul M. Stearley, 37, Warsaw.
Temporary Motorcycle Learner Permit Violation – Fined $7 in April was Brad A. Smith, 27, Warsaw.
Driving Left Of Center – Fined $7 in March was Joshua L. Keener, 18, Pierceton.
Passing Violation – Fined $7 in March were Brian L. Spangle, 32, Leesburg; and Britt A. Phillips, 17, Syracuse.
No Valid License – Fined $7 in March was Jason W. Shepherd, 23, Silver Lake.
Fined $7 in October was Stephen L. Stout, 43, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in May was Christopher A. Wooldridge, 26, Warsaw.
Failure To Yield – Fined $7 in March was Jason W. Shepherd, 23, Silver Lake.
Failure To Dim Lights – Fined 47 in March was Laurie A. Hathaway, 31, Warsaw.
Disregarding A Traffic Signal – Fined $7 in March was Misty D. Waldridge, 18, Warsaw.
No Or Inadequate Muffler – Fined $7 in March was Gene H. Denz, 19, Winona Lake.
False Registration – Fined $7 in January was Jeremy J. Pulsipher, 19, Winona Lake.
Fined $7 in June was Rita Bernal, 34, Warsaw.
No Proof Of Insurance – Fined $50 in November was Christopher L. Hall, 20, Syracuse.
The following people also paid $75 in court costs:
Failure To Possess Hunting/Fishing License – Fined $7 in April were Paul M. Austin, 24, Warsaw; David E. Koch, 28, Rochester; Timothy F. Harper, 46, Cromwell; Chan O. Tucker, 32,Mentone; Bobby E. Rudd, 61, Silver Lake; and Raymond L. Cassidy, 17, North Webster.
No All-Terrain Vehicle Registration – Fined $7 in April was Harold E. Hyde, 30, Mentone.
Possession Of Tobacco By A Minor Under Age 18 – Judgment (court costs only) in March against Justin J. Rater, 14, Milford, and Travis P. Hepler, 13, Milford.
The following people were assessed no court costs:
Driving While Intoxicated By A Minor With A Blood-Alcohol Level Of .02 Percent Or Greater – Judgment in March against and license suspended 60 days was Nathan K. Hilliard, 20, Warsaw.
Violation Of Seat Belt Law – Fined $20 in April were Kip A. Shoemaker, 29, Warsaw; Jamie L. Foreman, 18, Warsaw; Joshua L. Warren, 23, North Manchester; Enrique S. Espinoza, 26, Warsaw; Chad C. Spencer, 21, Winona Lake; and Mark A. Christian, 18, North Manchester.
Fined $20 in March were Armando M. Cantero, 35, Warsaw (two counts); Rhonda J. Truex, 31, Etna Green; Carlos E. Thompson, 49, Syracuse; Angela M. Brooks, 28, Warsaw; Jason L. Scharf, 19, Warsaw; Lonclay Wadkins, 24, Mentone; John F. Shepherd, 30, Milford; Steven W. Scharf, 20, Warsaw; Dennis K. Martin, 43, Pierceton; and Margarita Martinez, 31, Pierceton.
Fined $20 in November was Christopher L. Hall, 20, Syracuse.
Fined $20 in October was Harold A. Tucker, 33, Winona Lake.
Charges were dismissed against the following people:
Driving While Suspended – (November) Leroy Greene, Syracuse.
Contributing To The Delinquency Of A Minor – (October) Benjamin Irvine, Warsaw.
Public Intoxication – (October) Ronda Reed, Warsaw.
False Informing – (June) Jose Salinas, Warsaw.

Deferrals
The following people have entered into deferral agreements through the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, paying a $77 fee. If the defendants commit no other violations during a five-month period following signing of the agreement, the charges will be dismissed.
Speeding – (April) Deborah J. Woods, 44, Warsaw; Sara G. Parker, 16, Winona Lake; Connie J. Blue, 41, Warsaw; (October) William E. Yates, 28, Warsaw; (September) Dennis R. Polk, 45, Leesburg.

Superior Court I
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• Deborah Miller, Topeka, vs. Deborah and Richard Kemper, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks grandparent visitation with her grandson, whom the Kempers adopted and of whom they have custody. Miller is the maternal grandmother of the child.
• Heritage Acceptance Corp. vs. Ken Perez, Lighthouse Drive, Pierceton. Plaintiff seeks $3,491.87 due on contract, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Rockhill, Pinnick, Pequignot, Helm, Landis & Rigdon vs. Horizon Computer Inc., East Winona Avenue, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount for breach of contract and consequential damages.
• Martin Financial Management vs. the following people for the amounts noted due on accounts, plus court costs: Chuck Bell, U.S. 30, Pierceton, $2,154.49, and Scott L. Keaffaber, CR 52, Syracuse, $14,370.53.
• Linda Rummer vs. Ellen’s Lunch Room, Leesburg, and Ellen Smith, Brett Smith and Elbert Frazier. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount in each of six counts to compensate for damages resulting from alleged repeated touching and fondling and offensive verbal assaults by Brett Smith and Frazier during the course of her employment at Ellen’s Lunch Room (December 1994-March 1998), and Ellen Smith’s alleged failure to act regarding the conduct of Brett Smith and Frazier. She also seeks punitive damages and court costs.
• First National Bank of Warsaw vs. Kyle G. Mosher, North CR 900E, Pierceton; Larry Mosher, Sheridan Street, Warsaw; Thomas Bell and Ival Blocher, both c/o Bryon J. Berry, Warsaw; and RBP Inc., Fort Wayne. Plaintiff seeks $43,097.83 due on promissory note, plus interest, court costs, costs incurred, $2,500 in attorney fees and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Erie Insurance Group vs. Christopher Wilson. Plaintiff seeks $1,162.08 as paid to insured claimant, Chad Fulkerson, after a Feb. 7, 1998, auto accident. Plaintiff also seeks court costs.
• Helvey & Associates Inc., doing business as Joe Mater & Associates, vs. Dale and Kristen C. Beverly, South Loon Lane, Claypool. Plaintiff seeks $4,553.31 due on assigned accounts, plus interest and court costs.
• Prime Option vs. Cary E. Hartman, William Drive, Winona Lake. Plaintiff seeks $4,265.73 due on account, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Bank One/NA, successor by merger to Bank One Indianapolis/NA, vs. Robert D.Stutzman, North CR 400W, Milford. Plaintiff seeks $4,706 due on agreement, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
Marriage Dissolutions
Lackey
Anna M. Lackey, Greenhill Drive, Warsaw, and Brian K. Lackey, West Monoquet Road, Warsaw. They were married Feb. 14, 1992, and separated March 29, 1998. There is one minor child.
McClarnon
Carrie Lee McClarnon, Kosciusko County, and Jeffery Mark McClarnon, Leesburg. They were married May 24, 1986, and separated Jan. 20, 1998. There are no minor children.

Superior Court I
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• Rockhill, Pinnick, Pequignot, Helm, Landis & Rigdon vs. Edward Waltz Jr. Plaintiff awarded $746 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• First Card/FCC National Bank vs. Shelly K. Rayburn. Plaintiff awarded $6,130.44 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Snap-On Credit Corp. vs. Michael Eby. Plaintiff awarded $5,392.46 by default and possession of property unlawfully detained.
• Providian National Bank vs. Gary L. Taylor. Plaintiff awarded $5,838.43 by default, plus interest, $1,500 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Cityscape Mortgage Corp. and First Bank National Association vs. Larry Silva, Gayle S. Seidner and First Indiana Bank. Plaintiff awarded $50,733.48 by default, plus interest, costs incurred, court costs and mortgage ordered foreclosed as prior to others, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Heritage Acceptance Corp. vs. Clarence D. Hall. Plaintiff awarded $5,762.78 by default, plus court costs.
• First Card/FCC National Bank awarded the judgments noted, plus interest and court costs, from the following people: Jerry R. and Gina M. Smith, $5,303.03; Brenda Alexander, $3,038.38; Marjorie M. Wyman, $1,077.87; Teddy P. Swihart, $6,889.58; and Joyce A. Leemon, now known as Joyce A. Boniphant, $6,931.66.
• Providian National Bank vs. Sue F. Kruger. Plaintiff awarded $4,041.81, plus court costs and interest.
• Martin Financial Management Inc. vs. Randall Hayes Scamehorn. Plaintiff awarded $3,745.39 by default, plus interest and court costs.
Dismissals
The following case was dismissed:
• City of Warsaw vs. William R. and Patricia A. Garman.
The following cases were dismissed with prejudice:
• Combo Auto and Marine Inc. and Lamar Halsey vs. Joshua J. Wigent, David L. and Gale Parker, and Dan G. Reichard. Court costs taxed to plaintiff.
• First Card/FCC National Bank vs. Gary L. Taylor.
• Monogram Credit Card Bank of Georgia vs. John D. Wright.
The following cases were dismissed without prejudice:
• Sears, Roebuck & Co. vs. Sharrone L. Jones.
• Providian National Bank vs. Tammy L. Stewart. Court costs taxed to plaintiff.
Marriage Dissolution
The following dissolution was finalized on the dates indicated:
• Mark A. and Kim T. Smith. Mother awarded custody of couple’s three minor children. Father to pay $459 per week in child support. April 21.
Other Action
• Randolph R. Busch’s request for a probationary driver’s license is granted, allowing him to drive for employment, church and rehabilitation purposes only.

Circuit Court
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Mark A. and Jacquelyn S. Makinson vs. Steve Eldridge, doing business as Eldridge Construction Co., Syracuse. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount to compensate for injuries suffered Oct. 8, 1997, when Mark Makinson fell through a hole in a roof at a job site while working for Eldridge. Plaintiffs also seek court costs and request a trial by jury.
• Fleet Mortgage Corp. vs. Ronald G. and Vonnie R. Kitchen, Westwood Road, Winona Lake. Plaintiff seeks $127,737.72 due on promissory note, plus interest, costs incurred, attorney fees, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Novus Services Inc. vs. Dennis and Nancy Wertenberger, South Brallier Road, Pierceton. Plaintiff seeks $7,756.36 due on contract, plus interest and court costs.
• Midwest Collection Services vs. Bud E. and Jacqueline Vanscoik, East Armstrong Road, Leesburg. Plaintiff seeks $610.38 due on account, plus interest and court costs.
• Margaret Schue and Judy Lowry vs. Progressive Builders Inc. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount to compensate for damages resulting from breach of contract, plus punitive damages.
• Pearl and Ronnie G. Maish vs. Ronald P. Conley, Pierceton. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount to compensate for injuries and damage resulting from a May 31, 1996, auto accident on Center Street. Plaintiffs also seek court costs and request a trial by jury.
• Michelle L. and Michael Gray vs. Mark S. Leinbach, North CR 900E, North Webster. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount to compensate for injuries and damage resulting from a June 22, 1997, auto accident near the intersection of East Center and Taft streets. Plaintiffs also seek court costs and request a trial by jury.
• Norwest Mortgage Inc. vs. James E. and Tamara S. Hawkins, Norman, Okla. Plaintiff seeks $32,480.92 due on promissory note, plus interest, attorney fees, court costs, costs incurred and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• John Holt vs. Sally Nicely, Mary Lou Poe and Martha Crider, all of Greenfield. Plaintiff seeks partition of real estate in question, with real estate ordered sold and proceeds divided among the parties. Plaintiff also seeks attorney fees and court costs.
• First Union National Bank vs. Howard Hatcher, now deceased; and Ralph F. Howard, in his capacity as administrator for the estate of Howard Hatcher, Chapman Lake Drive, Warsaw; and all unknown heirs of Howard Hatcher. Plaintiff seeks $96,630.87 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.
• Heather Johnson-Saunders vs. Charma L. Burton, West Fifth Street, North Manchester, and Todd C. Custer, Ind. 13S, North Manchester. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount to compensate for injuries and damage resulting from a June 6, 1997, auto accident near the intersection of CR 400E and Ind. 14. Plaintiff also seek court costs and request a trial by jury.
• Lake Medical Group Inc. vs. John F. Kelley, Country Club Lane, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks (1) $5,935.05, plus treble damages for alleged conversion of funds, plus court costs; (2) $31,997 for an amount allegedly taken from a LMG bank account and applied to a personal loan; and (3) $77,611.32 due on promissory note, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs. Kelley was president of LMG at the time these acts allegedly occurred.
• Pacesetter Financial Services Inc. vs. Don and Sharla Music, Boys City Drive, Winona Lake. Plaintiff seeks amounts due on two promissory notes and a contract, plus court costs.
Marriage Dissolutions
Garza
Juli Garza, East North Street, North Webster, and Edward Garza, EMS B3A Lane, Leesburg. They were married Aug. 12, 1996, and separated in August 1997. There are two minor children.
Rich
Jackie E. Rich Jr., North Park Avenue, Warsaw, and Tammie Rich, Leander, Ky. They were married Dec. 30, 1994, and separated Dec. 18, 1997. There is one minor child.
Thornburg
Rachel Thornburg, North Huntington Street, Syracuse, and Troy Thornburg, South Harkless Drive, Syracuse. They were married Feb. 8, 1993, and separated Feb. 12, 1998. There are three minor children.
Bell
Wilburn K. Bell, East Sunset Drive, Syracuse, and Judith Kay Bell, Goshen. They were married Nov. 22, 1967, and separated Sept. 27, 1997. There are no minor children.
Leighton
Shellie L. Leighton, EMS W30B Lane, North Webster, and Timothy John Leighton, North East Wawasee Drive, Syracuse. They were married Sept. 26, 1997, and separated April 20, 1998. There are no minor children.
Smith
Jamie Jo Smith, West Center Street, Warsaw, and Parke Andrew Smith Jr., Smyrna, Ga. They were married Feb. 1, 1997, and separated Dec. 20, 1997. There are no minor children.
Thompson
William Thompson, Ind. 19N, Etna Green, and Sherry Thompson, Meadows Trailer Park, Nappanee. They were married April 21, 1991, and separated April 4, 1998. There are no minor children.
Nelson
Ada Faye Nelson, North Miami Lane, Cromwell, and Roger Allen Nelson, East Greenhaus Drive, Syracuse. They were married Jan. 28, 1985, and separated Dec. 3, 1997. There is one minor child.
McClelland
Matthew J. McClelland, South Eastridge North Drive, Warsaw, and Katina M. McClelland, South CR 400W, Warsaw. They were married April 27, 1996, and separated Dec. 29, 1997. There are no minor children.

Circuit Court
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Providian National Bank vs. Stacey L. Anderson. Plaintiff awarded $17,635, plus interest, $2,100 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Curry Buick-Cadillac-Pontiac-GMC Truck Inc. vs. Barth RSV Inc. Plaintiff awarded $2,000, plus court costs.
• American General Finance vs. Richard S. Salter. Plaintiff awarded $4,654.16 by default, plus court costs.
• Midwest Collection Services vs. Keith D. Fisher. Plaintiff awarded $10,058.16 by default, plus court costs.
• First Federal Savings Bank vs.the estate of Eleanor Barton and Terry Barton (as party in possession). Plaintiff awarded $22,163.44 by default, plus court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Financial Services of Whitley County Inc. vs. Peggy S. Williamson. Plaintiff awarded $14,192.18 by default, plus interest.
• Commercial Credit vs. April A. Townsend. Plaintiff awarded $3,508.37 by default, plus court costs.
• State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. (subrogee of Gary S. Shepherd) vs. Michael Bryant, James E. Martin II, Sandy Prater and James F. and Bonnie Martin. Plaintiff awarded $3,000 from Bryant and Prater, plus interest and court costs.
Name Changes
• David Wayne Farley’s request to change his name to David Wayne Bachota is granted.
• Darci Bereline Cumberland’s request to change her name to Darci Bereline Jordan is granted.
Dismissals
The following cases were dismissed:
• Warsaw Siding Supply Co. Inc. vs. Surroundings Sprinkler Systems Inc., doing business as Century Cedar Log Homes.
• Charlene and Paul Hoffman vs. Aldi Inc.
The following cases were dismissed with prejudice:
• Darcy Schmucker vs. Inland Mortgage.
• Erie Insurance Group, as subrogee of Indiana Industrial Services Inc., and its employees: Keith Finchum, Allen Bell, Craig Bradley and Brad Dunlap vs. Ira B. Lowe.
• LaVar Hoard vs. TJM Development Inc. and William Rondeau. Court costs taxed to plaintiff.
• Guy Fisher vs. Janet R. Fisher Trust, John S. and Gary Fisher, and Tom Farms, LLC.
The following case was dismissed without prejudice:
• Star Banc Corp. vs. Gary Neterer.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• Bruce and Linda Whisman. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. No child support ordered at this time. April 8.
• Patricia Lynn (former name Walker restored) and Harry Wayne Wolford. April 8.
• Bobbie (former name Watson restored) and Christopher Dyer. April 14.
• Troy A. and Sandra K. Dirck. Mother awarded custody of couple’s three minor children. Father ordered to pay $239 per week in child support. April 15.
• Brian W. and Amanda A. Wake. April 16.
• Robin and Carlos Lundy. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. Father ordered to pay $65 per week in child support. April 17.
• Terry L. and Kimberly A. Weisser. Mother awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Father ordered to pay $123 per week in child support. April 17.
• Rebecca S. and James J. Meier. Couple awarded joint custody of their two minor children. April 17.
• Jason and Tracy Curtis. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. Father ordered to pay $300 per month in child support. April 20.
• Christopher M. and Stacy L. Calhoon. Couple awarded joint custody of their minor child. April 21.
• Esmeralda G. and Jose Angel Martinez. Mother awarded custody of couple’s three minor children. No child support ordered at this time. April 21.
• Jennifer Ann (former name Savage restored) and Wayne Haines. April 21.
• Kathleen Marie and Donald Paul Deck. April 21.
• Collene A. (former name Haines restored) and Bobby Joe Crum. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. No child support ordered at this time. April 22.
• Holly (former name Vining restored) and Robert Pickens. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. No child support ordered at this time. April 22.
• Vicky and Scott Huffer. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. Father ordered to pay $60 per week in child support. April 22.
Dismissal
The following dissolution proceeding was dismissed:
• Jeff and Sheila Braunsdorf.

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