Times-Union Court News 07-24-2001



Marriage Licenses
The following couples have applied for marriage licenses in the office of Kosciusko County Clerk Sharon Christner:
• Jay A. Auer, 37, Lura Circle Drive, Milford, and Dawn M. Craig, 36, South Main Street, Milford.
• Douglas Wayne Ballard, 24, Beaufort, S.C., and Heather Antoinette Mast, 20, EMS C19C Lane, Warsaw.
• Dennis L. Crumbley, North CR 525E, Warsaw, and Valerie Sue Kesterke, 24, East CR 225S, Winona Lake.
• Larry E. Druckamiller, 35, East CR 300N, Warsaw, and Donna L. Bradley, 36, Goshen.
• Jeb Andrew Freeman, 21, and Sarah Renae Holder, 21, both of EMS D11 Lane, Syracuse.
• David P. Galloway, 50, and Kathy J. Koehn, 42, both of East Island Avenue, Syracuse.
• Michael Paul Mahy, 26, and Margaret Regina Curry, 21, both of North Huntington Street, Syracuse.
• Christian Marcus McCray, 22, Wooster Road, Winona Lake, and Sarah Elizabeth Kessler, 26, Arbor Lane, Winona Lake.
• Bobby Wayne Noblitt, 22, and Erica Jo Wrightsman, 21, both of East CR 900S, Claypool.
• Mark Ray Oldfather, 23, Ind. 114W, North Manchester, and Kimberly Bradley, 20, Ind. 13S, North Manchester.
• Charles Allan Poe, 24, and Jeanelle Lindsay Conaway, 19, both of North Lake Street, Warsaw.
• Timothy David Sprankle, 22, North Parker Street, Warsaw, and Elizabeth Erin Regier, 21, Oak Hill Street, Winona Lake.
• Kyle Loren Stackhouse, 24, Plymouth, and Rachael Annette Yeiter, 22, West CR 200S, Warsaw.
• Romualdo Nava Victoriano, 19, Margarita Moreno Guzman, 18, both of M-Dee Acres, Nappanee.
• Micah Wesley Young, 23, Circleville, Ohio, and Bethany Ann Scrafton, 21, EMS T25 Lane, Leesburg.

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 or $75.50 in court costs:
Speeding – Fined $27 in June were Michael C. Weiss, 17, North Webster; Taylor M. Goon, 19, Warsaw; Santiago S. Pina, 25, Warsaw; Julie A. Moore, 29, Milford; Travis J. Carlin, 17, Warsaw; Chad M. Ovimet, 18, Warsaw; Melanie L. Hutcherson, 37, Winona Lake; Mark K. Knox, 31, North Webster; and Rene M. Romero, 24, Warsaw.
Fined $27 in May was Judy A. Rowe, 38, Warsaw.
Fined $27 in October was Colby J. Bickel, 17, Akron.
Fined $27 in September was Nellie A. Demetz, 20, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in June were Archibald P. Pounds, 33, Syracuse; Mark Hernandez, 17, Warsaw; Matthew G. McNeil, 25, Warsaw; Althea K. Clugston, 47, Cromwell; Jessica L. England, 23, Silver Lake; Cory B. Zent, 21, Rochester; and Joshua B. Hemingway, 17, Akron.
Fined $12 in May were Don M. Music, 25, Winona Lake; Joselito S. Diaz, 26, Warsaw; Martin Tlahuel, 33, Winona Lake; Jeffrey S. Abbott, 22, North Manchester; and Joshua J. Van Dusen, 19, Bourbon.
Fined $7 in June was Noble R. Bolen, 33, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in May was Eric Workman, 25, Claypool.
Fined $7 in November was Brian L. Mosier, 21, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in September was Jesse C. Henley, 19, Milford.
No Valid License – Fined $7 in June was Mark K. Knox, 31, North Webster.
False Registration – Fined $7 in June was Franklin P. Bright, 17, Warsaw.
Disregarding A Flashing Red Signal – Fined $7 in June was Kristina M. Salsgiver, 17, Warsaw.
Disregarding A Stop Or Yield Sign – Fined $7 in June were Leanne M. Coffman, 36, Warsaw, and Michael A. Lowry, 30, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in May was Tony L. Cormeny, 41, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in April was Lucas A. Woodward, 17, Warsaw.
Driving While Suspended – Judgment (court costs only) in June against Andi J. Stroup, 28, Warsaw.
Fined $100 in January was Adrian Argumedo, 30, Warsaw (two counts).
Judgment (court costs only) in January against William V. McDonald, 37, Warsaw.
Fined $25 in November was Robert L. Pickens, 25, Warsaw.
Unsafe Movement – Fined $7 in June was Benjamin F. Garber, 17, Pierceton.
Expired License Plate – Fined $7 in September was Luanne E. Lugo, 42, Warsaw.
The following people also paid $75 in court costs:
Possession Of Paraphernalia – Fined $50 in June was Dustin P. Cordill, 17, Warsaw.
Fined $100 in May was Michael D. Roszak, 27, Mentone.
Possession Of Tobacco By A Minor Under Age 18 – Judgment (court costs only) in January against Matthew E. Brown, 17, Nappanee.
The following people were assessed no court costs:
Violation Of Seat Belt Law – Fined $20 in June were Carlos Quintero, 24, Warsaw; Michael B. Bumgardner, 46, Warsaw; Janet Routson, 37, Syracuse; April M. Smith, 23, Warsaw; Jose L. Rodriguez, 31, Winona Lake; Derric C. Kauffman, 21, Bourbon; Richard S. Salter, 46, Winona Lake; Charles F. Wildey, 38, South Whitley; Vince E. Slone, 37, Warsaw; Pheba L. Clevenger, 24, Pierceton;
Also, Sheryl L. Marcuccilli, 35, Warsaw; Gregory F. Scalet, 18, Warsaw; Samuel C. Strike, 25, North Manchester; Christopher W. Burnworth, 20, Pierceton; Craig A. Tackett, 16, Mentone; Phoebe A. Compton, 29, Claypool; Robert M. Green, 36, Leesburg; Whitt A. Huffer, 17, Warsaw; and Rene M. Romero, 24, Warsaw.
Fined $20 in May were David W. Neff, 37, Warsaw; Randall W. Baker, 29, Leesburg; Judy A.Rowe, 38, Warsaw; Ryan M. Owens, 21, Silver Lake; and Juan E. Esqueda, 23, Warsaw.
Fined $20 in April was Ryan M. Owens, 21, Silver Lake.
Fined $20 in March were Nichol D.Keplinger, 33, Warsaw; Thomas R. Tuggle, 20, Winona Lake; and Adam J. Snyder, 23, Warsaw.
Fined $20 in November was Robert L. Pickens, 25, Warsaw.
Child Restraint Violation – Judgment in January against Donald Shepherd, 31, Pierceton.
Judgment in November against Julie A. Nickell, 24, Winona Lake.

Superior Court I
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• National City Bank v. Laura M. Smith, East Potter Place, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $1,032.35 due on agreement, plus interest, $200 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Conseco Finance Servicing Corp., formerly known as Green Tree Financial Servicing Corp., v. Joe M. and Jamie Fuentes, East Levi Lee Road, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $30,917.04 due on contract, plus interest, attorney fees, court costs and foreclosure of security agreement, with possession and sale of manufactured home.
• Conseco Finance Servicing Corp. v. Barbara J. Edelen, West Railroad Street, Etna Green. Plaintiff seeks $126,382.99 due on contract, plus interest, attorney fees, court costs and foreclosure of security agreement, plus possession and sale of manufactured home to satisfy judgment.
• Monogram Credit Card Bank of Georgia v. Oshie J. and Margaret E. Waddell, South CR 700E, Pierceton. Plaintiff seeks $4,823.87 due on agreement, plus interest, $200 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Teachers Credit Union credit card issued by Infibank v. Amanda Spiteri, EMS B13 Lane, Pierceton. Plaintiff seeks $1,877 due on credit card agreement, plus interest, $200 in attorney fees and court costs.
• David A. Taylor v. Lori A. Geisleman, Fort Wayne. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount to compensate for injuries and damage resulting from a June 24, 2000, auto accident in Fort Wayne. Plaintiff also seeks court costs and requests a trial by jury.
• Keybank/NA v. Keith Scott, Niles, Mich.; and Summer Scott, North CR 500E, Syracuse; Monogram Credit Card Bank of Georgia; First Nationals Bank of Warsaw, now known as National City Bank, Warsaw; and Joanne Kolbe, West Center Street, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $8,541.58 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.
• Teachers Credit Union v. Thomas Grubbs, Old Road 30W, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $4,160.13 due on account, plus interest, costs incurred, attorney fees and court costs.
• Bankers Trust Co. of California/NA v. Marvin R. and Cathy R. Schmucker, North CR 500W, Milford, and Citifinancial Services Inc. Plaintiff seeks $53,047.18 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.
• Doc Miller’s Fish and Seafood Co. Inc. v. Heidi Breyen and Beluga’s, both of St. Joseph, Mich. Plaintiff seeks (1) $8,719.72 due on account, plus interest and court costs; (2) $929.46 for nonsufficient funds check, plus attorney fees and court costs; and (3) $1,920.33 for nonsufficient funds check, plus attorney fees and court costs.
• Sky Bank – Mid Am Region, formerly known as MidAm Financial Services Inc. v. Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Poehler, Ind. 13S, North Manchester; MidAm Financial Services Inc.; and Kosciusko County treasurer. Plaintiff seeks $15,378.40 due on promissory note, plus interest, attorney fees and foreclosure of mortgage.
• Buyers Acceptance Corp. v. Johnny R. Salisbury, U.S. 30E, Pierceton. Plaintiff seeks $2,971.60 due on contract, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.n First Select Inc. v. Mark L. Davis, East Main Street, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $1,713.82 due on account, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Wabash County Farm Bureau Credit Union v. Christopher and Jennifer Ducey, EMS W26 Lane, North Webster. Plaintiff seeks $3,634.79 due on promissory note, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs
• John Lindsay, doing business as Lindsay Body Shop, v. Valentina, Dan and Kylelaya Duff, all of Northside Drive, Warsaw; Joshua Paul and Geisla Denney, South Scott Street, Warsaw; Pete and Anthony Paseka, Ferguson Road, Warsaw; and Kristopher Kody Perkins, West Blanchard Street, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks (1) $4,428.90 from Joshua Paul Denney, Anthony Paseka, Kylelaya Duff and Perkins for their roles in the theft and/or disposal of a computer system from the body shop, plus damages for the lost information on the computer system and the cost of restoring information and programs. Plaintiff also seeks double damages, plus attorney fees; (2) $5,485.92 from Anthony Paseka and Joshua Paul Denney for all other damages, plus attorney fees; (3) and $3,500 each from the Denneys and the Duffs. Plaintiff also seeks court costs.
• Sheila and David Hackworth, individually and as parents and natural guardians of John and Destinee Hackworth, v. Nora Warren, Tennis Street, Winona Lake. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount in each of two counts for injuries and damage resulting from a July 18, 1999, auto accident. Plaintiffs request a trial by jury.
• Anita and Michael Gloyeski v. Nora Warren, Tennis Street, Winona Lake; Progressive Insurance Co.; and EMC Insurance Co. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount in each of two counts for injuries and damage resulting from a July 18, 1999, auto accident, plus underinsured motorist benefits. Plaintiffs request a trial by jury.
Marriage Dissolutions
Hargrave
Cori L. Hargrave, Grandview Drive, Warsaw, and Bradley J. Hargrave, San Diego, Calif. They were married June 21, 1997, and separated in July 2001. There are two minor children.
Hurt
Karen Marie and Stephen Hurt, North Lake Street, Syracuse. They were married Feb. 14, 1997, and separated May 1, 2001. There is one minor child.
Ihnen
Denise and Timothy Ihnen, East Oak Lane, Warsaw. They were married Aug. 3, 1996, and separated July 5. 2001. There is one minor child.
Sroufe
James E. and Janice L. Sroufe, North Fascination Way, Cromwell. They were married Feb. 19, 1983, and separated July 2, 2001. 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
• Bankers Trust Co. v. Andrew Nichols, et al. Plaintiff awarded $109,959.80 by default, plus interest, $1,750 in attorney fees, costs incurred, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Mercury Finance Co. v. Julie Manns and Chris Blake. Plaintiff awarded $4,620 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Beneficial Indiana Inc. v. Gabriel Nunez. Plaintiff awarded $1,967.40 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Conseco Finance Servicing Corp. v. Beth M. Tharp. Plaintiff awarded $48,677.25 by default, plus court costs and foreclosure of security agreement, with possession and sale of manufactured home to satisfy judgment.
• Sears, Roebuck & Co. v. Erin S. Alfrey. Plaintiff awarded agreed judgment of $1,016.36, plus interest and court costs.
• Michael E. and Robyn L. Lamle v. The Elrod Group Inc. Plaintiffs awarded $6,667.45 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Joshua R. Hughes v. John R. Hewitt. Plaintiff awarded $3,600 by default, plus interest.
• Jack D. and Naomi Boyer v. Ricky T., John J., David E. and Mark E. Fuller. Defendants awarded summary judgment.
• CreditMax Inc. awarded the judgments noted by default against the following people: Dennis E. Irvine, $5,823.37; Christopher Ferguson, $6,947.05; Carlos P. and Rosemary M. Musser, $6,660.92; and Randall L. Riley, $4,833.27.
• Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. v. Charles F. Jr. and Clarissa L. Poe, et al. Plaintiff awarded $93,928.02 by default, plus interest, costs incurred, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to others, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• National City Bank v. Mark A. Stollar. Plaintiff awarded $7,532.33, plus interest and court costs.
• The South Bend Clinic v. David S. And Terilynn Mullinger. Plaintiff awarded $800 by default, plus interest and court costs.
Changes
Dismissals
The following case was dismissed with prejudice:
• Screw Conveyor Corp. v. T-Square Millwright Services Inc. and Terry Thompson.
The following case was dismissed without prejudice:
• Bankers Trust Co. v. Jacqueline S. Riddle, et al.
Marriage Dissolution
The following dissolution was finalized on the date indicated:
• Richard G. and Jaime Sumpter Rivera. Father awarded custody of couple’s minor child. Mother ordered to pay $33 per week in child support. July 12.

Circuit Court
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• American General Finance v. James E. Bach, East CR 550S, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $4,015.35 due on promissory note, plus interest and court costs.
• Bradshaw Insurance Agency v. George M. Rogers, Canada, and Roger J. Hebert, St. David, Maine. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount to compensate for damage resulting from a March 7, 2000, auto accident at the intersection of U.S. 30 and CR 350W, near Warsaw, involving insured claimant, Ahmad Said. Plaintiff also seeks court costs.
• Jack Shambaugh v. Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Plaintiff seeks issuance of a new title to van purchased from Keith Kellenberger on March 2, 2000.
• United Credit Union v. Fred A. Jones, East Sycamore Street, Silver Lake. Plaintiff seeks $3,784.38 due on promissory note plus court costs.
• Eastlund Enterprises Inc. v. John K. Longenbaugh, East Carroll Street, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $3,545.68 due on agreement, plus attorney fees and court costs.
• Equicredit Corp. of America v. Gladys I. Heiman,North Lake Street, Syracuse; Doyle Butler, South Harkless Drive, Syracuse; Jon W. Sroufe, North Pawnee Road, Syracuse; Beneficial Indiana Inc.; and Wawasee Community School Corp. Plaintiff seeks $72,064.26 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.
• Providian National Bank v. Mantie L. Furnas, Atwood. Plaintiff seeks $13,949.78 due on account, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Washington Mutual Bank/FA, successor by merger to Bank United, v. Daniel E. and Michaelle, Bartels, Nokomis Drive, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $129,116.25 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.
• Thomas A. and Marsha A. Flora v. Larry L. Poyser, Little Eagle Drive, Warsaw. Plaintiffs seek that investments be rescinded and judgement in the principal amounts of their investments, plus interest, court costs, costs incurred and attorney fees.
• National City Mortgage v. John C. and Esther M. Burger, CR 25, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $76,571.59 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.
• Greenpoint Credit v. David E. Railsback, West Amelia Drive, Silver Lake. Plaintiff seeks foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with possession and sale of mobile home and real estate to satisfy judgment. Plaintiff also seeks costs incurred, attorney fees and court costs.
• Kerry Hughes v. Matthew Trier, North CR 350W, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks an order directing Trier to convey property to Hughes or, in the alternative, judgment in an unspecified amount for breach of contract.
• Wabash County Farm Bureau Credit Union v. Ryan J. Hoffman, EMS B34 Lane, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $5,082.49 due on agreement, plus interest, $1,000 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Matthew D. Brown v. Lakeview Partners, Indianapolis. Plaintiff seeks $75,593.59 due on employment contract, plus interest, liquidated damages, penalty damages and attorney fees.
• Louann and Oakley Vanover, individually and as legal guardians of Ann-Drew Vanover, and Ann-Drew Vanover, individually, v. Ellen Gingrich, Fort Wayne, and United Farm Family Mutual Insurance Co. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount in each of two counts to compensate for injuries and damage resulting from a July 28, 1999, auto accident on Ind. 13 in Kosciusko County. Plaintiffs also see interest, court costs and available underinsured motorist limits.
• Bankers Trust Co. of California/NA v. Jorge Castro Jr., North CR 450E, Leesburg; Manhattan Mortgage Corp.; and National City Bank. Plaintiff seeks $91,653.35 due on promissory note, plus interest, attorney fees, costs incurred, court costs and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale to satisfy judgment.
• BA Mortgage LLC, successor by merger to Keybank/NA, v. Stephen A. and Carolyn Farner, Rt. 1, Claypool; James C. and Kimberly S. Farner, West CR 500S, Claypool; and Lake City Bank, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $27,388.78 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.
• Mutual Federal Savings Bank v. Gary S. Powers, Chapman Lake Drive, WArsaw, and Greg Snavely, East CR 800N, North Webster. Plaintiff seeks $12,093.43 due on promissory note, plus interest, $500 in attorney fees, costs incurred, court costs and foreclosure of security agreement, with possession and sale of collateral to satisfy judgment.
• Ed Warren, doing business as Warren Brothers, v. Greg and Connie M. Meadows, West Clearwater Drive, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $3,840 due on account, plus attorney fees and foreclosure of mechanic’s lien, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
Marriage Dissolutions
Cramer
Elizabeth and Chris Cramer, South Paxton Drive, Warsaw. They were married Feb. 4, 1989, and separated June 17, 2001. There are three minor children.
Derry
Toni Derry, Leesburg, and David Derry, North CR 175E, Warsaw. They were married Oct. 6, 1989, and separated July 12, 2001. There are three minor children.
Farr
Charles and Michele Farr, North Webster. They were married Feb. 29, 1992, and separated June 14, 2001. There are no minor children.
Fisher
Jamie Lyn Fisher, Pierceton, and Joshua Leigh Fisher, FPO, AP. They were married June 19, 1999, and separated July 10, 2001. There is one minor child.
Foust
Rose M. Foust, South West Channel Road, Warsaw, and Jack B. Foust, East CR 900N, North Manchester. They were married Feb. 16, 1999, and separated June 14, 2001. There are no minor children.
Goodwin
Sandra Goodwin, East CR 200N, Warsaw, and Lewis P. Goodwin, address unknown. They were married Feb. 11, 2000, and separated July 4, 2001. There are no minor children.
Helfrich
Chris and Nicole Helfrich, West CR 250S, Warsaw. They were married Aug. 21, 1999, and separated July 12, 2001. There are no minor children.
Markley
Rae Anne and James L. Markley, Middlebury. They were married Jan. 1, 1986, and separated June 15, 2001. There are no minor children.
Miller
Michael P. and Teresa Marie Miller, 14th Street, Winona Lake. They were married Nov. 3, 1997, and separated June 16, 2001. There are no minor children.
Paredes
Rebekah Jo Ortega Paredes, South CR 1000W, Akron, and Agustin Ortega Paredes, Akron. They were married Jan. 1, 1997, and separated June 1, 2001. There is one minor child.
Quinn
Jennifer and Mark A. Quinn, Goshen. They were married Sept. 7, 1985, and have not yet separated. There are two minor children.
Richter
David R. Richter, EMS B60B, Warsaw, and Linda L. Richter, Bunting Lane, Warsaw. They were married in November 1999 and separated April 25, 2001. There are no minor children.
Tracy
Richelle J. and Richard I. Tracy, West CR 125N, Etna Green. They were married Feb. 4, 1989, and separated June 27, 2001. There is one minor child.
Wagner
Glenda Wagner, Marion Avenue, Warsaw, and John Wagner, North CR 875W, Etna Green. They were married July 14, 1984, and separated June 4, 2001. There are two minor children.

Circuit Court
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Violet B. Gard v. Intermedia Partners Southwest, doing business as Marcus Cable Associates, LLC, and East Winona Avenue Strip Mall, also known as Keough Family Ltd. Partnership. Summary judgment is granted in favor of defendants.
• United Credit Union v. Alfred McDonald and Sherry S. Valentine. Plaintiff awarded summary judgment of $7,898.40, plus interest.
• Benjamin F. England Jr. v. Geri Slaymaker. Plaintiff awarded $4,647.67, plus interest and court costs.
• NCO Financial Systems Inc., formerly known as Compass Receivables Management Corp. Plaintiff awarded $220.45 by default, plus court costs.
• Steven A. DePlanty v. Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals, et al. Petition for writ of certiorari denied and BZA decisions in this case affirmed. Court costs taxed to DePlanty.
• Homeside Lending Inc. v. Daniel L. and David W. Kessler, et al. Plaintiff awarded $35,398.66 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.
• American General Finance v. Merry S. Adams and Charles F. Cramer. Plaintiff awarded $17,706.77 by default, plus court costs.
• Amresco Bureaus Investors, LP, v. Samuel Engle. Plaintiff awarded $2,341.17 by default, plus interest and court costs.
Dismissals
The following case was dismissed:
• Ron Poe v. United Companies Lending Corp. and United Companies Financial Corp.
• Dale and Mary Jane Miller v. Scott Pinkowski and McCormick Motors Inc. This case is dismissed as to McCormick Motors Inc. only.
The following cases were dismissed with prejudice:
• Jay F. and Mary Jo Painter v. Timothy G. and Vicki S. Andrews, Gail L. Benedict and Mark L. and Lisa K. Leas.
• Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals v. Alan and Barbara Kramer.
• J. Richard Ransel, trustee in bankruptcy for Robbin and Raymond Ketcham, v. Kroger Ltd. Partnership I, The Kroger Co. and The Coca-Cola Co. This case is dismissed as to The Coca-Cola Co. only.
• State of Indiana v. Ruth Whitaker.
• Daniel and Penny Fierstos v. Nicholas Alt and USAA Casualty Insurance Co.
• The estate of Joshua L. Hartline, et al, v. Bruce Clark, et al.
• Standard Federal Bank v. Mark L. Davis and state of Indiana and Indiana Department of Revenue, et al. This case is dismissed only as the Indiana Department of Revenue.
• James and Melinda Woodward v. Willard Juillerat and Bruce Sweetheimer Trash Removal.
• Donald P. Wolfram, M.D., v. Joey Michelle Mayhew.
The following cases were dismissed without prejudice:
• Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. v. David B. Sheets, et al.
• EMC Mortgage Corp. v. William M. Whitridge.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• Michael and Earcella Strieby. Mother awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Father ordered to pay $144 per week in child support. June 25.
• Amanda (former name Howard restored) and Josh Manns. Mother awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Father ordered to pay $100 per week in child support. June 25.
• Brigette D. (former name restored and hyphenated with her married name to Brunton-Pilz) and Lee J. Pilz. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. Father ordered to pay $35 per week in child support. June 27.
• Jacqueline S. (former name Kepler restored) and Daniel Trofimchuck. June 28.
• Angela (former name Vanderlinden restored) and Benjamin Keener. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. No child support ordered at this time. June 29.
• Catherine R. (former name Davenport restored) and Elmer W. Steele. Father awarded custody of couple’s minor child. No child support ordered at this time. June 29.
• Vickie J. and Everett Rice. July 2.
• Stephen and Sandra K. Mishler. July 6.
• Lori (former name Overmeyer restored) and Matthew Blankenship. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. Father ordered to pay $60 per week in child support. July 12.
• Carla S. and Brian D. Smith. Mother awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Father ordered to pay $185 per week in child support. July 12.
• Madeline and Michael Islas. Father awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Mother ordered to pay $63 per week in child support. July 16.
• Lena and David Snyder. Father awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Mother ordered to pay $88 per week in child support. July 16.
Dismissal
The following dissolution proceeding was dismissed:
• Katina M. and Charles G. Belcher Jr.
Other Action

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.
• Dolores Corbett, 400 Wexford Place, Warsaw. Chapter 7. Assets: $1,046. Debts: $16,796.
• Joseph Morris, 302 Jefferson St., Rochester. Chapter 7. Assets: $63,600. Debts: $36,200.
• James Sr. and Charlotte Pittman, 1045 Franklin St., Nappanee. Chapter 13. Assets: $183,225. Debts: $264,436.
• Jeffrey and Tanya Simmons, 458 N. Clark St., Nappanee. Chapter 13. Assets: $10,470. Debts: $26,666.
• William Vance and Yvonne Vance, formerly known as Yvonne Saner and Yvonne Walker, 7085 E. CR 125S, Pierceton. Chapter 7. Assets: $67,950. Debts: $121,685.

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