Times-Union Court News 08-04-1998



Marriage Licenses
The following couples have applied for marriage licenses in the office of Kosciusko County Clerk Marsha McSherry:
• Jerald William Yeager, 34, EMS C17A Lane, Warsaw, and Michelle Renee Dick, 27, East CR 375N, Warsaw.
• Michael Eugene Davis, 27, and Michelle Lin Meade, 27, both of West CR 250S, Warsaw.
• Blake Howard Harris, 20, EMS B12 Lane, Pierceton, and Apryl Rhnea Bishop, 20, North CR 250W, Milford.
• David L. Dillinger, 41, and Patti L. Redinger, 41, both of North Barbee Road, Warsaw.
• Mathew Scott Miner, 25, and Leeann Kuilema, 23, both of East Sheridan Street, Warsaw.
• Shane Alan Ashby, 22, and Rebecca Mae Roberts, 18, both of Ind. 15N, Silver Lake.
• Douglas D. Smith, 43, East Greenhaus Drive, Syracuse, and Kathryn A. Bartman, 39, South Front Street, Syracuse.
• James Barton Marshall, 22, and Sarah Grace Eherenman, 18, both of West Winona Avenue, Warsaw.
• Travis John Tanner, 21, and Chrissy Lynn Kuhn, 19, East Blacks Court, North Webster.
• Randy W. Biglow, 43, and Susan M. O’Dell, 31, both of EMS B60D Lane, Warsaw.
• Elden Zonner, 48, and Carrie Sue Reed, 48, both of East Pickwick Drive, Syracuse.
• Peter Michael Demorest, 23, and Elizabeth Anne James, 22, both of Warsaw.
• William Eugene Beck, 27, and Teresa Ann Hopkins, 45, both of East North Kitson Lane, Syracuse.
• Gregory Allen Colt II, 27, West Leigh Drive, Warsaw, and Jaimie Lynn Proksch, 21, North Johnson Street, Warsaw.
• Reuben Nathaniel Plank, 20, West CR 950S, and Molly Jean Rucoi, 20, Michaels Street, Warsaw.
• Richard Lavern Matter, 28, and Glenda S. Baldridge, 31, both of South Buffalo Street, Warsaw.
• Lawrence E. Goble, 49, Warsaw,and Sheree G. Livingston, 44, Macon, Ga.
• Brandon Eugene Carey, 22, Hepler Drive, Warsaw, and Toni Marie Young, 19, East North Street, Larwill.
• Roger Alan Walton, 34, and Nancy Geraldine Stutzman, 23, both of East Levi Lee Road, Warsaw.
• Richard J. Krygowski, 31, and Lorie Ann Jones 26, both of North CR 200W, Warsaw.
• Matthew S. Miller, 21, North CR 200W, Warsaw, and Linda Sue Borkholder, 22, County Line Road, 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:
• Suburban Acres Mobile Home Park vs. Lester Miller. Plaintiff awarded $1,148.
• Helvey & Associates, doing business as Joe Mater & Associates, awarded the judgments noted against the following people: William Clark, $598.18; Johnny M. and Prestica Daniels, $1,354.89; Shawn P. and Christina L. Deweese, $2,313.82; and Samantha S. Laughlin, $527.94.
• F. Joan Milam vs. Chris Creekmore. Plaintiff awarded $2,573.81.
• Allen Collections Inc. vs. Janice Horn Whitridge. Plaintiff awarded $263.52.
• Red Bud Apartments vs. Carla Arthur. Plaintiff awarded $720.
• Larry Huffer and Patricia A. Kuhn vs. Ronald and Billy Barley. Plaintiffs awarded $1,000.
• Check Protection Systems Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Shireen Davis, $505.23, and Douglas Jordan, $548.27.
• Anthony Wayne Credit Adjusters awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Karissa L. Kilgore, $365.91; Michael J. Baker, $216.64; William J. Dawson, $161.94; Devonda Marsillett, $108.01; Jerry L. Jr. and Debra D.Miller, $128.38; Alice Neace, $211.15; Kelley Neeley, $156.13; James D. Thomas, $247.54; Gary Turner, $188.92; and Joseph B. Williams, $451.85.
• Bryon J. Berry vs. Dawn M. Gauthier Pine. Plaintiff awarded $571.48.
• Meck’s Whispering Pines vs. Kim Heath Hunter. Plaintiff awarded $375.
• Charlie-Checks Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Scott A. Leedy, $120; Armando Marrufo, $280; Allen D. Abbott, $120; Joshua Perry, $120; Harry P. Johnson, $580; Tim Garris, $430; Kathy Garris, $280; Sandy Avalos, $255; Lori Ann and Matthew Blankenship, $530; Pamela Myers, $33; Roni M. Bergman, $180; and Sharla R. Music, $230.
• Investors 300 Inc., doing business as Hoosier Propane, vs. Cindy Shuherk. Plaintiff awarded $269.74.
• Diamond Air Inc. vs. Aristeo Gonzales. Plaintiff awarded $2,225.99.
• Enterprise Leasing Co. of Indianapolis Inc. vs. Teresa Weaver. Plaintiff awarded $1,325.06.
• Richard W. and Tara E. Still vs. Sharon Heckman. Plaintiffs awarded $175.
• John and Angie McGarvey vs. Kevin and Ruth Ann Weikart. Plaintiff awarded $450.
• Karl Yets vs. Trisha Ousley. Plaintiff awarded $3,000.
• Wilford Prater, doing business as Southside Towing, vs. Toni Bonebreak. Plaintiff awarded $195.
• Amy L. Sills vs. Christopher Davies. Plaintiff awarded $1,757.68.
• Partylite Gifts Inc. vs. Ramona Kimes. Plaintiff awarded $2,349.24.
• Joanne M. Kolbe vs. Angie Cress. Plaintiff awarded $351.29.
• Miller’s Super Value vs. Brian Miller. Plaintiff awarded $561.74.
• Tina Conley vs. Michelle Baker. Plaintiff awarded $135.
• Thomas Krizmanich, doing business as Northern Indiana Sports and Orthopedics, vs. Seth T. Bickel. Plaintiff awarded $1,160.45.
• Martin Financial Management Inc. vs. Johnny Poe. Plaintiff awarded $1,929.07.
• First National Bank/South Dakota vs. Dan K. and Shanna L. Slone. Plaintiff awarded $3,979.39.

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 $24.50 in December, sentenced to 60 days in jail and license suspended 90 days was Carl Coy, Winona Lake.
Fined $25 in November, sentenced to six days in jail and license suspended 180 days was Lowell Miller, Mentone.
The following person also paid $125.50 in court costs:
Driving Without A License – Fined $24.50 in December and license suspended 60 days was Tabitha Sexton, Burket.
The following people also paid $125 in court costs:
Illegal Consumption Of Alcohol By A Minor – Fined $50 in December was Mike Whitaker, Warsaw.
Criminal Conversion – Fined $25 in December and sentenced to 20 days in jail were Richard Carroll, Winona Lake (two counts), and Jose Cruz, Warsaw.
Fined $100 in October and sentenced to 20 days in jail was Felipe Morales, Winona Lake.
Illegal Taking Of Deer – Fined $1 and ordered to pay a $500 replacement fee to the Department of Natural Resources was Chris Sabin, Syracuse.
Visiting A Common Nuisance – Fined $25 in December was Aaron Arnett, Mentone.
Spotlighting With Firearm – Fined $125 in November was Timothy Sleeth, Akron.
Public Intoxication – Fined $50 in October was Kevin Bowser, Nappanee.
Fined $50 in September was Miguel Magno, Syracuse.
Battery – Fined $25 in October, given a 180-day suspended jail sentence and ordered to pay a $100 domestic violence fee was Jane Thompson, Pierceton.
Fined $25 in October and given a 180-day suspended jail sentence was Douglas Nine, Silver Lake.
Possession Of Marijuana – Fined $50 in August was David Gregory, Syracuse.
The following people also paid $75.50 in court costs:
Speeding – Fined $27 in July were James A. Scarberry, 18, Bourbon; Mark D. Wease, 43, Leesburg; Daniel D. Adkins, 21, Pierceton; Joshua L. Perry, 18, Warsaw; Stacy J. Sears, 34, Rochester; and William K. Overton, 40, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in July were Nicholas A. Kintzel, 19, Warsaw; Holly N. Fancil, 30, Warsaw; Peggy A. Guyas, 36, Syracuse; Kurt A. Kammerer, 16, Leesburg; Hillary J. Hodges, 17, Warsaw; John T. Morgan, 16, Bourbon; Jimmy P. Goble, 19, Burket; Melinda R. Sandin, 19, Pierceton; Adam W. Grimm, 17, Warsaw; Dawn K. Schaeffer, 20, Pierceton; and Theodore T. Penrod, 26, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in June were Ervin J. Graber, 47, Nappanee, and Keith E. Strauss, 42, Syracuse.
Fined $12 in May were Donald E. Brown, 22, Leesburg, and Laura L. Belcher, 22, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in July were Gerard Rios, Warsaw, and Mark A. Hoppus, 37, Warsaw.
No Registration – Fined $7 in July was Matthew J. Maurer, 21, Akron.
Disregarding A Stop Sign – Fined $7 in July was Stacey G. Nunez, 22, Winona Lake.
Fined $7 in May was Douglas M. Cihlar, 38, Syracuse.
Disregarding A Traffic Control Device – Fined $7 in July was Kevin W. Johnson, 32, Warsaw.
Expired Plate – Fined $7 in July were Richard A. Setty, 57, Warsaw, and James E. Bach, 45, Warsaw.
No License In Possession – Fined $7 in July was Heather A. Marshall, 27, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in June were Joe A. Melendez, 30, Milford, and Rusty T. Meier, 25, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in April was Terri K. Mitchel, 33, Warsaw.
Parking In Unauthorized Area – Fined $7 in July was Cheryl A. Mattern, 46, Nappanee.
Disregarding A Traffic Signal – Fined $7 in June was Juan P. Olivo, 21, Milford.
False Registration – Fined $7 in June was David J. Smith, 20, Syracuse.
Learner Permit Violation – Fined $7 in June was Mark R. Hastings, 31, Winona Lake.
No Motorcycle Endorsement – Fined $17 in June was Mark R. Hastings, 31, Winona Lake.
Passing Violation – Fined $7 in May were Robert E. Lee, 19, Warsaw, and Laura L. Belcher, 22, Warsaw.
The following people also paid $75 in court costs:
Violation Of Nighttime Speed Limit/Motorboat – Fined $7 in July was Thurl R. Stuck, 29, Cromwell.
No Stern Light After Sunset – Fined $7 in July was Thomas E. Strickler, 66, Syracuse.
No Life Preservers As Required – Fined $7 in June was Michael E. Applegate, 46, Leesburg.
Failure To Produce Valid Boat Registration – Fined $7 in June was Brent A. Howard, 19, Warsaw.
Improper Display Of Registration Number – Fined $7 in June was Fred L. Curtis, 68, Syracuse.
Failure To Display Excise Decal – Fined $7 in June was William S. Blocher, 25, Pierceton.
The following people were assessed no court costs:
Violation Of Seat Belt Law – Fined $20 in July was Daniel E. Lyons, 19, North Webster.
Fined $20 in June were Brandi L. Humes, 16, Claypool, and Joe A. Melendez, 30, Milford.
Fined $20 in May were Chad A. Goble, 19, Winona Lake, and Cynthia L. Beliles, 28, Rochester.
The following person was found not guilty of charges:
Hunting Without Consent – (October) Scott Fetters, Warsaw.
Intimidation – (August) Nathan DeLaCruz, Warsaw.
Charges were dismissed against the following people:
Battery – (December) Susan Gearhart, Syracuse; (October) Michael Hale, Warsaw; (July 1997) Earl Marsillett, Warsaw.
Criminal Conversion – (December) Jason Block, Warsaw.
Criminal Mischief – (October) Douglas Nine, Warsaw.
Fleeing Law Enforcement – (October) Lance Bailey, Warsaw.
Illegal Consumption Of Alcohol By A Minor – (September) Miguel Magno, Syracuse.
Possession Of Marijuana – (July 1997) Danny Kessler, North Webster.

Superior Court I
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• Credit Acceptance Corp. vs. Robert Cassidy, EMS W23 Lane, North Webster. Plaintiff seeks $3,639.79 due on contract, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• NBD Bank/NA vs. Dorothea S. Cooper, Old Road 30W, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $7,713.22 due on agreement, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services Inc. vs. the following people for the amounts noted due on accounts, plus court costs: Steven Masterson, Plymouth, $1,291; Mark Humes, Plymouth, $1,311.36; Russell Hendricks, Plymouth, $1,006.90; Rodney Castle, West Swick Road, Claypool, $1,672.25; Rachel Bradley, Ind. 14, Silver Lake, $1,313; Randy Avery, East Chicago Street, Syracuse, $2,052; and Alex A. Sielesnew, South CR 500E, Pierceton, and Mary Sielesnew, Oak Harbor, Ohio, $1,761.55.
• Bill R. and Linda L. Osborne vs. Timmy Lee and Phyllis K. Smith, South Union Street, Warsaw. Plaintiffs seek termination of contract and an order for them to vacate the premises, plus $2,500 in attorney fees.
• Gallant Insurance Co., as subrogee of Dawn Hunt, and Dawn Hunt, individually, vs. William Sears, Fort Wayne. Plaintiffs seek $4,436.29, as paid to insured claimant, Hunt, after a Sept. 8, 1996, auto accident at Frontage Road and Eastlake Drive, Warsaw. Plaintiffs also see court costs.
• ITT Hartford Insurance Co. Inc. vs. Leonard Gooding, Bremen. Plaintiff seeks $20,795.56, as paid to insured claimant, Sierra Concepts, after an Oct. 3, 1997, auto accident at U.S. 30 and CR 760W. Plaintiff also seeks interest and court costs.
• State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. (subrogee of Robert W. Hobbs) vs. Mary A. Hernandez, Hepler Drive, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $2,375.25, as paid to insured claimant, Hobbs, after a May 23, 1997, auto accident at the intersection of Market and Lake streets, Warsaw. Plaintiff also seeks court costs.
• Martin Lauster vs. Daniel L. Spangle, East Winona Avenue, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks (1) an amount to compensate for damage resulting from a check on which payment was stopped, plus treble damages and court costs, and (2) $4,500 due for goods and services.
Marriage Dissolutions
McClellan
Matthew Paul McClellan, East Clark Street, Warsaw, and Sandra Kay McClellan, Fourth Street, Winona Lake. They were married Nov. 30, 1985, and separated Oct. 1, 1997. There are two minor children.
Shireman
Scott and Rebecca Shireman, West Broadway Street, Etna Green. They were married July 12, 1996, and separated July 6, 1998. There are no minor children.
Tyson
Rebecca D. and Kermit R. Tyson, East Armstrong Road, Leesburg. They were married Sept. 10, 1984, and separated July 17, 1998. There are five minor children.
Kaze
Robert S. and Eva K. Kaze, St. Mary’s Drive, Warsaw. They were married Sept. 6, 1997, and separated June 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
• Providian National Bank vs. Janet L. Barker. Plaintiff awarded $5,765.47, plus interest.
• Enterprise Rent-A-Car vs. Richard Holbrook. Plaintiff awarded $3,733 by default, plus court costs.
Dismissals
The following case was dismissed with prejudice:
• CNA Insurance Companies, as subrogee of Lee Brookshire and Moellering Construction Co., vs. Lindsay A. Roy.
The following case was dismissed without prejudice:
• David Van Dyke, by his next friend, Steven Van Dyke, vs. National Bicycle League, et al.

Circuit Court
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• American General Finance vs. Tracy J. Stimmel, Ligonier. Plaintiff seeks $2,794.55 due on promissory note, plus interest and court costs.
• Roger L. Hudson vs. Phyllis A. Hudson, Huntington Street, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $7,000 for breach of contract, plus court costs and attorney fees.
• Thomas V. Buskirk vs. Brian C. and Debra S. Carter, West CR 100S, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $1,537 due on promissory note, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• First National Bank of Warsaw vs. Richard D. and Eileen M. Crews, East Woodland Acres, Syracuse; State Bank of Syracuse, now known as KeyBank National Association; and American General Finance Inc. Plaintiff seeks $59,506.30 due on promissory note, plus interest, attorney fees, court costs, expenses incurred and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• NationsBanc Mortgage Corp., assignee of The Homestead Mortgage Co., vs. Ronald D. Landis, Wayside Court, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $50,612.30 due on promissory note, plus interest, court costs, attorney fees and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Indiana Lawrence Bank vs. Steven D. and Sheryl L. Carnes, Burket. Plaintiff seeks $20,106.38 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 and collateral to satisfy judgment.
• Citibank (South Dakota)/NA vs. John W. Hoyle, South High Street, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $2,260.45 due on charge account, plus court costs.
Marriage Dissolutions
Doty
Suzanne M. Doty, 12th Road, Bourbon, and Spencer A. Doty, North Walnut Street, Etna Green. They were married June 18, 1983, and separated in September 1993. There are four minor children.
Petro
Helen Marie Petro, Asheville, N.C., and William Petro Jr., North Detroit Street, Warsaw. They were married Sept. 14, 1991, and separated June 10, 1995. There are no minor children.

Circuit Court
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• State of Indiana vs. Elizabeth J. Hill. Plaintiff awarded $1,641 by default, plus court costs.
• Beneficial Indiana Inc. vs. Maria and Oren Shidler. Plaintiff awarded $3,880.20 by default, plus court costs.
• Robert E. and Roberta J. Grimm vs. the heirs and estates of Harold O. and Lois K. Swenson, and any unknown claimants. Plaintiffs declared owners of real estate in question and title ordered quieted.
• Midwest Collection Services vs. Bud E. and Jacqueline VanScoik. Plaintiff awarded $25 by default, plus court costs.
• Financial Services of Whitley County Inc. vs. Patricia A. Julian. Plaintiff awarded $3,210.09 by default, plus court costs and interest.
• Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals vs. Thomas L. and Doris F. Bradford. Defendants ordered to apply for an improvement location permit for the new residence constructed on real estate without the necessary permit, and to remove mobile home located in violation of the zoning ordinance which provides that only one principle structure be located on any lot. Also, plaintiff awarded $1,500 for the violation, plus court costs.
Dismissals
The following case was dismissed:
• Keybank National Association, formerly known as Society National Bank/Indiana, successor by merger to Citizen Banking Co., vs. Frank C.Sturm, et al. Court costs taxed to plaintiff.
The following case was dismissed with prejudice:
• Douglas J. Thompson vs. Super Valu Inc, doing business as Augsburger’s Supermarket.
The following case was dismissed without prejudice:
• Midfirst Bank vs. G. Thorpe and Karen Suzann Mitchell and Commercial Credit Loans Inc., and Commercial Credit Loans Inc. vs. G. Thorpe and Karen Suzann Mitchell.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• Jamie Jo and Parke Andrew Smith. July 17.
• Eric D. and Shamra L. Shaw. Father awarded custody of couple’s minor child. No child support ordered at this time. July 22.
• Theresa M. and Donald E. Kauffman. Couple awarded joint custody of their two minor children. Father ordered to pay $158 per week in child support. July 24.
• William G. and Tonya L. McCleary. July 24.
• Tammy K. and Ray A. Gerber. Couple awarded joint custody of their two minor children. No child support ordered at this time. July 27.
• Tina F. and Lee Austin Dunkleberger. Mother awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Father ordered to pay $112.50 per week in child support. July 28.
Dismissal
The following dissolution proceeding was dismissed:
• Jerry Dale and Cathy Jean Ervin.

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