Times-Union Court News 09-01-2000



Marriage Licenses
The following couples have applied for marriage licenses in the office of Kosciusko County Clerk Marsha McSherry:
• Michael Joseph McGrath, 26, and Shelly Rene Wolfe, 24, both of East Longspur Lane, Warsaw.
• Christopher Paul Martin, 27, and Samantha Kaye Baldridge, 26, both of South CR 775E, Pierceton.
• Christopher Brent McGowan, 28, and Stacey Sue Hovenden, 27, both of North Jefferson Street, Silver Lake.
• Benjamen Keith Brzozowski, 22, and Lisa Eileen Peregrine, 22, both of Etna Green.
• Michael David Warren, 18, and Angela Marie Gottschalk, 19, both of Tippecanoe Drive, Warsaw.
• James O. McIntosh, 40, and Sharon L. Tuttle, 35, both of Crystal Lake Road, Warsaw.
• Rex Alan Briar, 30, and Lisa Marie Erb, 30, both of North Happiness Drive, Syracuse.

Superior Court III
Judgments
The following judgments were recently awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court III, small claims division, with Judge Joe V. Sutton presiding:
• May Department Stores vs. Pete Castro. Plaintiff awarded $1,314.02.
• Frauhiger Realty vs. Sue Barton. Plaintiff awarded $1,603.
• Rockhill, et al, vs. John Allen Werensly. Plaintiff awarded $1,424.68.
• Ann M. and Albert G. Schafer vs. Charity Harner. Plaintiffs awarded $1,545.90.
• Snow & Sauerteig awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Larry R. Little, $847.97; Travis L. and Tiffany Ritter, $496.10; and Manuel Lugo, $212.59.
• Lawyers Investment vs. Tammy Brown Cotton. Plaintiff awarded $491.
• Valley Forge Apartments vs. Stephanie Burns and Nathan Ybarra. Plaintiff awarded $1,245.18.
• Weed Septic Tank Service Inc. vs. Jeff Abbott. Plaintiff awarded $87.69.
• Allen Collections Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Patrick C. and Jolinda L. Brown, $101.61; Barbara Valentine, $395; Amanda Ulrey, $1,214.09; Patsy Prater, $445.08; Donald J. and Melissa R. Eppenbaugh, $609.07; Kevin A. McElroy, $696.37; and Lois E. James, $399.03.
• Martin Financial Management awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Tina and Steven Eigsti, $175.77; April Montalvo, $1,425.40; Todd Wilson and Deborah Killian, $1,183.99; Shelly and Carson May, $209.23; Lonnie Freshour, $745.11; Randall L. Riley, $197.27; Kathleen C. Chilcutt, $235.42; Earl L. Kiser, $508.73.
• Beckman, Lawson, LLP, awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Heather A. Smith and Matthew Wools, $2,540.80, and Arthur Bortz, $335.33.
• 30 West Auto Sales & Service Inc. vs. Marino Cacahua. Plaintiff awarded $455.
• Harris Mobile Home vs. Christopher L. Conley. Plaintiff awarded $242.
• Kimberly Hartman vs. Stacy L. Slusher, $442.60.
• Linda Norman vs. Jason and Carla Lester. Plaintiff awarded $3,000.
• Financial Services of Whitley Count awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Michael J. Smithberger, $238.55, and Diane Iseton, $588.
• Gast Fuel & Service Inc. vs. Tracie Willis. Plaintiff awarded $198.
• Monteith Tire Co. Inc. vs. Bobbie Pulsipher. Plaintiff awarded $1,104.81.
• Reed & Earhart awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Alicia Scott, $499.16; Diana Hamilton, $941.70; Michael Reid, $125.35; Fred Kruger, $139.65; Brad Gordon, $502.81; Nathan D. Olinger, $312.58; Cari Woodall, $1,247.23; John C. Brown, $1,389.05; Rodney W. McGowen, $246.51; Valentina Duff, $150.72; and Laura Shroyer, $500.
• Helvey & Associates Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Tonya and Arcadio Zuniga, $348.95; Buddy L. Reel, $401.65; Kimberly D. and Michael D. Griffith, $803.34; Mary Lou and Delbert Heath, $1,183.90; Mitchell and Billie Houtz, $844.32; Kerry F. Fuller, $1,579.41; Dominique Butler, $349.31; Lyle and Kathleen A. Meeker, $351.48.
• Warsaw Community School Corp. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Kim Littlejohn, $99.30, and Marsha E. Kellogg, $170.

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 April 27 and July 31:
Driving While Intoxicated – Fined $200 in July 1999; sentenced to 1-1/2 years in jail, of which six months were suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol education program and attendance at a session of the drunk driving impact panel; ordered to pay a $200 state alcohol countermeasure fee; and license suspended one year was Bradford Adams, 35, Warsaw.
Fined $200 in December; sentenced to two years in jail, of which all but 90 days were suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol education program; ordered to pay a $200 state alcohol countermeasure fee; and license suspended one year was David L. Shipley, 22, Leesburg.
Fined $300 in November; sentenced to two years in jail, of which all but 120 days were suspended (concurrent with other sentences noted here) conditional upon completion of an alcohol education program; ordered to pay a $200 state alcohol countermeasure fee; and license suspended one year was Luke M. Plank, Warsaw.
Fined $100 in July; sentenced to one year in jail, of which all but 60 days were suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol education program; ordered to pay a $200 state alcohol countermeasure fee; and license suspended one year was David Wayne Swank, 29, Warsaw.
Fined $300 in April; sentenced to three years in jail, of which two years were suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol education program; ordered to pay a $200 state alcohol interdiction fee and a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee; and license suspended one year was Scott G. Cunningham, 33, Syracuse.
Fined $300 in July; sentenced to three years in jail, of which two years were suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol education program and attendance at a drunk driving impact panel meeting; ordered to pay a $200 state alcohol interdiction fee; and license suspended one year was Charles L. Messmer, 40, Warsaw.
Fined $200 in February; sentenced to two years in jail, of which all but 90 days were suspended (consecutive to other sentences noted here) conditional upon completion of an alcohol treatment program, attendance at a drunk driving impact panel meeting and refraining from consuming alcohol or being in the presence of controlled substances or illicit drugs during the term of his probation; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol interdiction fee and a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user‘s fee; and license suspended one year was Robert S. Craft, 23, New Paris.
Fined $200 in March; sentenced to two years in jail, of which all but 60 days were suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol treatment program; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol interdiction fee; and license suspended one year was Scott A. Rucker, 44, Winona Lake.
Fined $200 in October; sentenced to two years in jail; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol interdiction fee; and license suspended one year was Paul A. Mallery, 35, Warsaw.
Fined $200 in September; sentenced to two years in jail; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol interdiction fee; and license suspended two years was John D. Rodriguez, Warsaw.
Fined $200 in January; sentenced to two years in jail, of which all but 14 months were suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol treatment program and attendance at a drunk driving impact panel meeting; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee and a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee; and license suspended one year was Roger W. Reed, 44, Pierceton.
Fined $200 in March; sentenced to two years in jail, of which all but 90 days were suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol treatment program and attendance at a victim’s impact meeting; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol interdiction fee; and license suspended one year was Joshua F. Hamman, 22, Claypool.
Fined $200 in January; sentenced to three years in jail, of which two years were suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol treatment program; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol interdiction fee and restitution for any property damage; and license suspended one year was Danny R. Clingaman, Warsaw.
Fined $400 in March; sentenced to three years in prison, of which one year was suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol treatment program; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee; and license suspended two years was Richard C. Hernandez, 28, Warsaw.
Fined $200 in February; sentenced to 1-1/2 years in jail, of which all but 60 days were suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol treatment program and attendance at a drunk driving impact panel meeting; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee and a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee; and license suspended one year was Scott E. Jones, 25, Syracuse.
Fined $200 in February; sentenced to 1-1/2 years in jail, of which all but 60 days were suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol treatment program; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee; and license suspended one year was Jeffrey L. Schroeder, 42, New Paris.
Fined $200 in March; sentenced to two years in jail, of which all but 60 days were suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol treatment program; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee; and license suspended one year was Roger K. Krupa, 45, Cromwell.
Fined $200 in June 1999; sentenced to 1-1/2 years in jail, of which all but 90 days were suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol treatment program; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee and a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee; and license suspended one year was Mark P. Wyman, 34, Elkhart.
Fined $100 in October 1998; sentenced to 1-1/2 years in jail; ordered to complete an alcohol treatment program and to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee; and license suspended one year was Alfonso Gomez, 24, Warsaw.
Fined $200 in February; sentenced to 1-1/2 years in jail, of which all but 60 days were suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol treatment program; and ordered to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee; and license suspended one year was Debra Baker, 39, Warsaw.
Fined $200 in August 1999; sentenced to 1-1/2 years in jail, of which all but 90 days were suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol treatment program; ordered to attend a session of the victim’s impact panel and to pay a $200 alcohol interdiction fee and a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee; and license suspended one year was Gregory W. Addair, 22, Winona Lake.
Fined $200 in March; sentenced to two years in jail, of which all but 90 days were suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol treatment program; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee; and license suspended one year was Rex A. Renbarger, 46, Warsaw.
Fined $100 in July; sentenced to one year in jail, of which all but 60 days were suspended conditional upon completion of an alcohol treatment program and attendance at a drunk driving impact panel meeting; ordered to pay a $200 alcohol countermeasure fee and a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee; and license suspended one year was Evelyn L. Lewis, 31, Syracuse.
Driving While Suspended – Fined $200 in February; sentenced to two years in jail, of which all but 95 days were suspended; and license suspended one year was David R. Parker, 39, Winona Lake.
Fined $200 in August 1999, sentenced to 90 days in jail and license suspended one year was Dwinell White, Fort Wayne.
Fined $200 in June 1999, sentenced to 90 days in prison and license suspended one year was Donald Kauffman, 34, Syracuse.
Driving While Suspended (Class A misdemeanor) – Sentenced in March to one year in jail (concurrent with other sentences noted here) and license suspended 90 days was Rex Renbarger, 46, Warsaw.
Fined $500 in December, sentenced to one year in jail and license suspended one year was Thomas A. Vance, 33, Nappanee.
Driving While Adjudged A Habitual Traffic Offender – Fined $200 in November; sentenced to 1-1/2 years in jail; and license suspended for life was William J. Schrader, Syracuse.
Fined $200 in April 1999; sentenced to six months in jail; and license suspended two years was Chad Harris, 28, Columbia City.
Fined $200 in January; sentenced to 1-1/2 years in jail, of which one year was suspended; and license suspended for life was Ric Hernandez, 33, Warsaw.
Fined $300 in April; sentenced to three years in jail, of which all but 90 days were suspended; and license suspended for life was Frederick James, 32, Warsaw.
Sentenced to three years in prison, of which one year was suspended (concurrent with other sentences noted here) and license suspended for life was Richard C. Hernandez, 28, Warsaw.
Sentenced to 1-1/2 years in jail, of which one year was suspended and license suspended for life was Gloretta Beach, 32, South Bend.
Fined $1 in June; sentenced to three years in jail, of which two years were suspended; and license suspended for life was Ricky Daniels, 38, Warsaw.
Nonsupport Of A Child – Fined $1 in January; sentenced to three years in jail, of which two years were suspended for probation; ordered to pay a $50 initial and $15 monthly probation user’s fee and to pay current child support and address arrearage, which should be made current by Dec. 31 and to which his $2,000 bond was applied, was Daniel L. Haab, Warsaw.
Fined $1 in April; sentenced to three years in jail, of which all but six months were suspended (consecutive to other sentences noted here) conditional upon maintaining a current address and employment status with the Title IV-D Office and that support be paid as ordered, plus arrearage, was William L. Griggs Jr., 32, Tippecanoe.
Nonsupport Of A Child (Class C Felony) – Fined $1 in April; sentenced to four years in jail, of which all but one year was suspended (consecutive to other sentences noted here) conditional upon maintaining a current address and employment status with the Title IV-D Office and that support be paid as ordered, plus arrearage, was William L. Griggs Jr., 32, Tippecanoe.
Nonsupport Of A Child (Class A misdemeanor) – Found guilty of March offense and $1,000 bond ordered applied to arrearage was Phillip A. Konieczny, 41, Warsaw.
Possession Of Marijuana (Class A misdemeanor) – Sentenced to one year in jail (concurrent with other sentences noted here); ordered to pay a $200 drug interdiction fee and license suspended 180 days was Danny Clingaman, Warsaw.
Sentenced in February to 30 days in jail (consecutive to other sentences noted here), ordered to pay a $200 state drug interdiction fee and license suspended 180 days was Robert S. Craft, 23, New Paris.
Resisting Law Enforcement (Class A misdemeanor) – Sentenced to one year in jail (concurrent with other sentences noted here) was Danny Clingaman, Warsaw.
Illegal Consumption Of Alcohol By A Minor (Class C misdemeanor) – Fined $100 in November and sentenced to 60 days in jail (concurrent with other sentences noted here) was Luke M. Plank, Warsaw.

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 $51.50 in February was Linda S. Hammer, 47, Winona Lake.
Fined $27 in July were Cory R. Cantrell, 20, Syracuse; Ronald L. Collins, 27, Cromwell; Dale L. Suver, 49, Syracuse; and Drent B. Reynolds, 24, Pierceton.
Fined $27 in June was Justin R. Miner, 18, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in August was David A. Sprong, 41, Claypool.
Fined $12 in July was Bonifacio Castillo, 25, Pierceton.
Fined $7 in July was Robert F. Cary, 50, Warsaw.
Disregarding A Stop Or Yield Sign – Fined $7 in August was Larry E. Garver, 34, Warsaw.
Disregarding A Traffic Signal – Fined $7 in July was Amber M. Williamson, 19, Warsaw.
Expired Plates – Fined $7 in July was Isaac A. Wildman, 18, Warsaw (two counts).
False Registration – Fined $7 in July was Isaac A. Wildman, 18, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in June was Michael Hoagland, 31, Warsaw.
Driving Left Of Center – Fined $7 in June was Luis Perez, 26, Winona Lake.
No Or Inadequate Muffler – Fined $7 in June was Michael Hoagland, 31, Warsaw.
No Valid License – Fined $7 in June was Sarah E. Hein, 21, Pierceton.
The following people also paid $75 in court costs:
No Hunting Or Fishing License In Possession – Fined $7 in July was Chad F. Sellers, 28, Silver Lake.
Possession Of Paraphernalia – Fined $25 in July was Welcome S. Lloyd, 15, Warsaw.
Fined $25 in June was Justin D. Gaydek, 21, Winona Lake.
The following people were assessed no court costs:
Violation Of Seat Belt Law – Fined $20 in August was Ryan Wolfe, 17, Warsaw.
Fined $20 in July was Leigh A. Rumple, 33, Milford.

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 – (July) James H. Fairchild, 39, Warsaw; Rachael P. Hurd, 20, Milford.

Superior Court I
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• Grauel Enterprises Inc., doing business as Mr. Steve’s, vs. the following people for treble damage in the amounts noted for alleged unauthorized control over property, plus interest and court costs: Robert L. Dougherty, Marion, $3,453.26; Sean Hamernik, West Lake Street, Warsaw, $7,031.27; Corwin W. Keaffaber, Lake City Highway, Warsaw, $5,117.21; Dusty S. Keener, East CR 400S, Pierceton, $4,244.89; and Norma J. Whetten, Section Street, Milford, $8,283.54.
• Jerad Sanders, East Sunset Drive, Bourbon, vs. Philip L. Peugh, First Street, Winona Lake. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount to compensate for injuries and damage resulting from a July 19, 1999, auto accident at the intersection of Argonne Road and Durbin Street, Warsaw.
• Helvey & Associates Inc. vs. the following people for the amounts noted due on assigned accounts, plus interest and court costs: Karen A. Best, East Main Street, Warsaw, $14,529.66; Albert M. Himes, East CR 800S, Claypool, $3,130.99; and Donna S. Banghart Brett, East CR 200N, Warsaw, $8,716.11.
• North American Capital Corp., as assignee of Discover Financial Service, vs. David T. Workman, East Lakeview Drive, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $3,844.81 due on account, plus interest and court costs.
• Robin Meade vs. Billie Dixon, as personal representative of the estate of Martha Meek. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount for injuries resulting from a fall through the floor of a rented property. Plaintiff requests a trial by jury.
• Lake City Bank vs. Matthew R. Boggs, West Van Buren Street, Leesburg. Plaintiff seeks $13,600.04 due on promissory note, plus interest, court costs and attorney fees.
• Lake City Bank vs. Paulette J. Miller, North Zimmer Road, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $1,667 due on credit card account, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• Steve and Mona Hemmer vs. Terry Sechrist, Fort Wayne. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount to compensate for failure to complete home improvement contract. Plaintiffs also seek attorney fees and court costs.
• Lonnie W. Sawvel vs. Paramount Homes Inc., U.S. 6, Syracuse, and Chase Manhattan Bank, Indianapolis. Plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount to compensate for breach of agreement; an order rescinding Sawvel’s contractual obligation or finding the loan taken out in his name void; punitive and treble damages;and attorney fees.
• Ted and Louise Lambert vs. Crystal Amburgy. Plaintiffs seek visitation rights with their 6-year-old grandson of whom Amburgy has custody.
• Farm Credit Services of Mid-America vs. Judy A. Mock, Syracuse, Turkey Creek Township and state of Indiana. Plaintiff seeks $16,880.11 due on promissory note, plus interest, attorney fees, costs incurred and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• SCS Credit Corp. vs. David A. VanScoik, Armstrong Road, Leesburg. Plaintiff seeks $3,684.03 due on contract, plus attorney fees and court costs.
Marriage Dissolutions
Kindle
Jeffrey E. and Rose M. Kindle, East Center Street, Warsaw. They were married Jan. 1, 1982, and separated May 19, 2000. There are two minor children.
Larrew
Brian and Ranai Larrew, North CR 200E, Leesburg. They were married Dec. 12, 1989, and separated Aug. 17, 2000. There are two minor children.
Quance
Carter L. and Marty J. Quance, Hepler Drive, Warsaw. They were married Sept. 30, 1989, and separated Aug. 21, 2000. There are no minor children.
VanKirk
Sherry and Gary VanKirk, South Buffalo Street, Warsaw. They were married Sept. 25, 1971, and separated Aug. 21, 2000. 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
• Farmers State Bank of Mentone vs. Chuck and Teresa Lisenbee. Plaintiff awarded $79,660.95 by default, plus interest and mortgage ordered foreclosed as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Teachers Credit Union awarded the judgments noted by default, plus court costs, against the following people: Charles Winger, $8,952.36; Terry Halfacre and Ann Halfacre, also known as Deb Halfacre, $2,131.82; Rebecca Wright, $4,115.48.
• FSF Inc. awarded the judgments noted by default, plus court costs, against the following people: Jonathan T. Mullins, $5,412.75; John D. Rhoades, $6,179.97; Glenna L. Patino, $5,582.44; Michele L. Abner-Ostrander, $6,098.11; and Robert and Sharon Brown, $5,721.13.
• National City Bank vs. David J. Jackson. Plaintiff awarded $10,939.44 by default, plus interest and court costs.
Dismissals
The following cases were dismissed:
• Beckman Lawson, LLP, vs. Ginger Abbs.
• NIPSCO vs. Richard F. Koontz.
The following cases were dismissed with prejudice:
• State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. (subrogee of Jay A.Slone) vs. Raymond M. Cruz. Court costs taxed to plaintiff.
• Douglas Brickel, administrator of the estate of Stephen D. Brickel, deceased, vs. city of Warsaw. Court costs taxed to plaintiff.
The following cases were dismissed without prejudice:
• KeyBank/NA vs. Keith and Summer Scott, First National Bank of Warsaw and Monogram Credit Card Bank.
• Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services Inc. vs. Sean R. Toren.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• Brian E. and Tammy K. Wood. Mother awarded custody of couple’s three minor children. Father ordered to pay $201 per week in child support. Aug. 8.
• Christopher A. and Jennifer M. Torpy. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. Father ordered to pay $137.32 per week in child support. Aug. 22.
Other Action
• Tammy J. and Steven Rocke0y vs. Darren K. Estepp and Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance Group. This case is referred to mediation.

Circuit Court
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Contimortgage Corp. vs. Jerry L. and Debra D. Miller, East Clark Street, Warsaw; Beneficial Indiana Inc., doing business as Beneficial Mortgage Co., Warsaw; city of Warsaw; Anthony Wayne Credit Adjusters, Fort Wayne; Warsaw Community School Corp.; United Recovery Services Inc., Fort Wayne; and Martin Financial Management Inc., Mariner Drive, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $51,860.18 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.
• Associates Financial Services Co. Inc. vs. Alyssa M. Rayl, South Roosevelt Avenue, Silver Lake. Plaintiff seeks $115,966.38 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.
• Darrell and Priscilla Slone, North High Street, Silver Lake, vs. Mark Benefiel, Gaston, and Allstate Insurance Co., Indianapolis. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount in each of two counts to compensate for injuries and damage resulting from a Sept. 6, 1998, auto accident on East Center Street in Warsaw. Plaintiffs also seek judgment for the applicable medical payments and underinsured motorist limits available and request a trial by jury.
• State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. (subrogee of Thomas L. Stout) vs. Stephanie Houchin, EMS T26 Lane, Leesburg. Plaintiff seeks $2,124.07 as paid to insured claimant, Stout, after a May 16, 2000, auto accident on Northeast Wawasee Drive. Plaintiff also seeks court costs.
• Trustcorp Mortgage Co. vs. Donald O. Richards, North Warner Road, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $68,079.86 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.
• Bank One/NA vs. Justin and Lisa Young, East CR 1000S, Claypool. Plaintiff seeks $105,748.52 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.
Name Change
• Dawn Renee Fender seeks to change her name to Dawn Renee Metcalf.
Marriage Dissolutions
Bryant
Lynn Ann and Steve Eldon Bryant, South Dixie Drive, North Webster. They were married Aug. 14, 1982, and separated Aug. 15, 2000. There are no minor children.
Packer
Kathleen E. and Randall L. Packer, East Tulip Tree Drive, Warsaw. They were married June 21, 1975, and separated Aug. 9, 2000. There are no minor children.
Runyon
Tisha Bame and Joseph Andrew Runyon, East Levi Lee Road, Warsaw. They were married July 13, 2000, and separated Aug. 21, 2000. There are no minor children.
Segundo
Dale A. Segundo, Meadow Ridge Drive, Warsaw, and Juan N. Segundo, Nappanee. They were married Dec. 31, 1996, and separated Aug. 13, 2000. There are no minor children.

Circuit Court
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Premium Asset Recovery Corp. vs. Terry Mudd. Plaintiff awarded $10,952.77 by default, plus court costs.
• Financial Services of Whitley County Inc. vs. Ellen Zehner Shoemaker. Plaintiff awarded $6,693.58, plus court costs and interest.
• First Nationwide Mortgage Corp. vs. Paul A. Mallery. Plaintiff awarded $57,070.30 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.
Dismissals
The following cases were dismissed with prejudice:
• National City Bank of Indiana vs. Colleen L. Garrison, Terrence E. Odle and ____ Doe, whose name is unknown.
• Toni and Dennis Tribbey vs. Bob Evans Farms Inc.
• Lloyd Howard vs. Aldi Inc.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• Louvina (former name Samons restored) and Steven J. Lucas. Aug. 16.
• Raymond A. and Nancy R. Bricker. Aug. 18.
• Evelyn and Lonnie Rake. Mother awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Father ordered to pay $5,200 annually in child support. Aug. 21.
• Tina M. and Paul A. Fine. Aug. 22.
• Douglas L. and Patricia A. Raber. Aug. 23.
• Todd W. and Hyon S. Danner. Mother awarded custody of couple’s minor child. Father ordered to pay $68 per week in child support. Aug. 23.
Dismissal
The following dissolution proceeding was dismissed:
• Patricia and William Garman.

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.
• Larry Miller and Angela Miller, also known as Angela Leitch, 72751 CR 35, Syracuse. Chapter 7. Assets: $8,720. Debts: $58,161.

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