Times-Union Court News 11-06-2001



Marriage Licenses
The following couples have applied for marriage licenses in the office of Kosciusko County Clerk Sharon Christner:
• Ryan Christopher Aranda, 19, and Jennifer Dawn Kotokovetz, 19, both of Cherry Creek Lane, Warsaw.
• William Dean Bates, 36, Sturgis, Mich., and April S. Hepler, 41, North Hickory Street, North Webster.
• Marshall Glen Boyer, 63, and Sandra Kay Hammer, 62, both of East Hatchery Road, Syracuse.
• Wallace Lee Dingess, 27, and Melody Ann McNeely, 28, both of Ind. 13S, North Manchester.
• Justin Philip Ebey, 19, and Jessica Rae Heater, 19, both of North Candy Cane Lane, Cromwell.
• Douglas Eric Farmer, 28, and Tracy Lynn Renschler, 27, both of Hepler Drive, Warsaw.
• Jorge Carlos Gil Casillas, 50, and Avelina Pacheco Rosales, 43, both of West Market Street, Warsaw.
• Clinton Thomas Goggans, 21, Ind. 5N, Larwill, and Jessica Renea Roberts, 22, East Catholic Street, Pierceton.
• Stephen James Hoffert, 26, Ringgold, Ga., and Hannah Rachel Hargraves, 24, Rossville, Ga.
• Joshua Ian Lundy, 22, and Christina Leeann Yoder, 20, both of East CR 500N, North Webster.
• Jeremy Michael Lyon, 25, and Tiffany Heather Hainge, 26, both of South Columbia Street, Warsaw.
• Bradly Wayne Morris, 22, East CR 225S, Warsaw, and Whitney Brooks Clark, 17, EMS C28E Lane, Warsaw.
• Donald James Reynolds, 39, and Hope Ann Bair, 36, both of Beech Lane, Warsaw.
• Christian E. Yates, 31, and Delois Ann Gonzales, 24, both of South First Street, Pierceton.
Superior Court III
Judgments
The following judgments were recently awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court III, small claims division, with Judge Joe V. Sutton presiding:
• James J. Bohlin awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Versie Brunner, $916.92, and Ken Stenstrom, $710.30.
• Cheryl A. and Willard B. Brant, v. Sharon Smith. Plaintiffs awarded $2,953.97.
• FSF Inc., doing business as First Step Finance, v. Jerry Reed. Plaintiff awarded $3,000.
• Rick Long v. Scott and Virginia Faulkner. Plaintiff awarded $1,800.
• CreditMax v. Jeffery D. Holcomb. Plaintiff awarded $3,000.
• R.L. Gilbert Utility Contractor v. Dustin P. Piggott. Plaintiff awarded $920.08.
• Kay Hatfield v. Matt and Charity Schultz. Plaintiff awarded $2,286.94.
• Bryon J. Berry awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Carl W. Click, $2,250; Dawn Donovan, $1,355.91; and Henry and Debra K. Frazier, $203.10.
• Beauchamp & McSpadden v. Markson Products. Plaintiff awarded $2,813.68.
• Anthony Wayne Credit Adjusters awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Wesley Gearheart, $504.72; Joseph Bannon, $144.01; and Susan Bannon, $144.01.
• Jeff Johnson v. Jerry Koelinger. Plaintiff awarded $1,408.20.
• Dale and Marijane Clark v. Brian Craig. Plaintiffs awarded $2,000.
• Wawasee Community School Corp. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Henry and Debra Frazier, $111.75; Annbel McPheeters, $188.15; Sharleen A. Miller, $125.70; Bobby and Shauna Morris, $170.60; Noe and Guadalupe Ortega, $100; Christopher Pauwels, $56; Gabe L. and Pamela Rassi, $144.75; Jean Roder, judgment; Jose Santana, $112.40; Deloris Scott, $116.35;
Also, Kathy Sweatland, $138.15; Michele Vanderford, $172; Tony and Vicki Wallace, $151.45; Pamela Whitton, $86.35; and Valerie Skaggs, $89.40.
• Financial Services of Whitley County awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Patsy and Ronnie R. Spranger, $2,001.14; Sharon Shepherd, $150; Susan J. Blackburn,$395; Kelly Blackburn, $113.72; Michael D. Harris, $132.67; Charles D. Hartmann, $229.30; Sally J. Swihart, $136.14; Robert D. Warner, $737.72.
• Milford Meadows Apartments v. Buddy Greer and Sandy A. and Pearl Avalos. Plaintiff awarded $537.
• Woodrow Burchett v. Timothy A. Dilley. Plaintiff awarded $1,470.05.
• Miller Custom Inc. v. Brenda Miller. Plaintiff awarded $2,310.
• Henry and Mary Miller v. Jeb Burkett. Plaintiff awarded $950.
• Etna Green Mobile Home Community v. Aaron M. and Amanda Fear. Plaintiff awarded $1,367.14.
• Maxine Shaffer v. Eric Stewart. Plaintiff awarded $210.50.
• Stichter Construction v. Donna Brett. Plaintiff awarded $155.
• Carri McCuan and Mark Miller v. Jason Brown. Plaintiffs awarded $2,500.
• Collier’s Commercial Services awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Mike Caverly, $236.32; Willie Tyler, $102; and Gary Johnson, $347.22.
• Desmond Jackson awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Jose Guzman, $2,300; Monica Smith, $3,000; Brenda D. Dejesus, $2,780; and Zach Dotson, $2,595.
• 30 West Auto Sales & Service Inc. awarded the judgments noted against the following people: Richard Hall, $477.50, and Kathy Santana, $1,325.
• Weed Inc. v. John Zolman. Plaintiff awarded $470.70.
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 in court costs:
Speeding – Fined $100 in June was Jared P. Ganshorn, 20, Leesburg.
Fined $100 in May was David W. Tucker, 40, Milford.
Fined $27 in October were Charles D. Sterk, 17, Akron; John Landis, 20, Warsaw; Misty D. Warren, 24, Warsaw; Richard L. Hershberger,. 47, Rochester; Benjamin D. Baker, 27, Mentone; Joseph B. Richards, 26, Warsaw; Melanie A. Benson, 26, Winona Lake; Kurt A. Kammerer, 19, Leesburg; Sara L. Banghart, 19, Warsaw; Benjamin J. Fisher, 16, Bourbon; Trent A. Templin, 16, Leesburg; Brian N. Woody, 32, Syracuse; and Jamie I. Napier, 24, Syracuse.
Fined $27 in September were Kellie M. Wolfe, 23, North Manchester, and William E. Yates II, 31, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in October were Timothy R. Kuhn, 28, Leesburg; Daniel M. Zolman, 19, Pierceton; Linda M. Giusti, 45, Warsaw; Matthew R. Pettiette, 17, Pierceton; Angie B. Grable, 26, Winona Lake; Jennifer L. Reiff, 26, Leesburg; Roxanne M. Rose, 20, Syracuse; Bryan M. Hart, 29, Rochester; Stephen L. Francis, 32, North Manchester; Jeremiah J. Snyder, 18, Syracuse; Matthew J. Miller, 17, Milford;
Also, Ryan S. Trieschman, 19, Bourbon; Juanita L. Wagner, 60, Warsaw; Mark A. Dillion, 44, Warsaw; Mark S. Buchholz, 42, Warsaw; Bianey Garcia, 21, Nappanee; Angela M. Goldson, 26, North Manchester; Jeffrey M. Hoyt, 32, Mentone; Elzic W. Whitley, 68, Warsaw; Baltazar C. Perez, 24, Warsaw; Rianna L. Coy, 18, Syracuse; and Cindy M. Norman, 40, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in September were Gary M. Vervaet, 21, Warsaw; Robert C. Leiter, 63, Warsaw; Quinn E. Wegener, 26, Syracuse; and Danny D. Keaffaber, 56, North Manchester.
Fined $12 in August was David M. VanDyke, 20, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in July was Sarah J. Ferguson, 17, Leesburg.
Fined $12 in April were Joseph B. Richards, 26, Warsaw, and Ryan D. Kunish, 20, Warsaw.
Fined $12 in January was John H. Beer, 21, Milford.
Fined $7 in October were Tony E. Shepherd, 22, North Manchester; James S. Shofner, 49, Syracuse; Wesley A. Paugh, 27, Bourbon; Robert P. Barefoot, 47, North Manchester; John M. Lundgren, 17, Milford; Neal E. Duncan, 44, Leesburg; and Valerie A. Mock, 17, Syracuse.
Disregarding A Traffic Signal – Fined $7 in October were Charles E. Campbell, 40, Rochester; Sean R. Mills, 33, Warsaw; Gerald L. Ganun, 70, Rochester; and Ryan T. Shimasaki, 25, Warsaw.
Expired Plates – Fined $7 in October were Brett A. Estep, 20, Warsaw, and Candace K. Moats, 39, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in September was Timothy P. Markward, 44, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in August was Brian L. Overholser, 35, Winona Lake.
Fined $7 in July was William K. Overton, 43, Warsaw.
No Record Of Duty Status – Fined $17 in October was Richard L. Shanahan, 65, Pierceton.
Failure To Drive On Right Side – Fined $7 in October were Matthew J. Kimball, 20, Warsaw, and Camilo M. Romero, 25, Winona Lake.
Disregarding A Stop Or Yield Sign – Fined $7 in October were Deborah A. Sadler, 42, Warsaw; Randall B. Grindle, 20, Warsaw; and Aaron C. McCray, 18, North Webster.
Fined $7 in September was Jason W. Mullins, 20, Warsaw.
Failure To Use Headlights – Fined $7 in October was Amy B. Bowman, 25, Warsaw.
False Registration – Fined $7 in October were Stephen M. Whitaker, 16, Warsaw; Misty D. Warren, 24, Warsaw; Monty G. Wolf, 35, Etna Green; and Derek W. Cochran, 39, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in September were Stephen L. Plotner, 44, Warsaw, and Christopher H. Godwin, 21, Pierceton.
Fined $7 in July was Sherri R. Fugate, 24, Pierceton.
No Valid License – Fined $7 in October were Rosalie A. Carter, 60, Warsaw, and Juan Olvera, 38, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in September were Peggy C. Stivers, 38, Pierceton, and Timothy P. Markward, 44, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in May was Richard A. Rangel, 40, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in March was Shane D. Burgess, 28, Warsaw.
No License In Possession – Fined $7 in October was Ulises E. Barboza, 18, Warsaw.
Fined $7 in September was Shannon Wagoner, 25, Larwill.
Disregarding A Traffic Control Device – Fined $7 in October were Glenn E. Gibson, 34, Warsaw, and Richard E. Bartlett, 78, North Webster.
Wrong Way On A One-Way Road – Fined $7 in October was Elizabeth M. Goble, 16, Warsaw.
Allowing Unlawful Use Of Vehicle – Fined $50 in September was Joshua J. McGuire, 23, Warsaw.
Permitting Violation – Fined $7 in September was Roger H. Rapsavage, 44, Warsaw.
Permitting Operation Without A License – Fined $7 in September was Roger H. Rapsavage, 44, Warsaw.
Failure To Yield – Fined $7 in August was Randall L. Stutzman, 15, Syracuse.
Driving Without Proof Of Insurance – Fined $50 in July was Sherri R. Fugate, 24, Pierceton.
Driving While Suspended – Fined $50 in May was Richard A. Rangel, 40, Warsaw.
No Registration Certificate – Fined $50 in May was Zachariah L. Harding, 22, Warsaw.
Unsafe Start From Park – Fined $7 in March was Shane D. Burgess, 28, Warsaw.
Muffler And Noise Violation – Fined $7 in March was Mindy L. Contreraz, 26, Warsaw.
Failure To Signal – Fined $7 in July was Brandon J. Hoffman, 21, Warsaw.
The following person also paid $79 in court costs:
Sale Of Tobacco To A Minor Under Age 18 – Fined $50 in October was Jason W. Garber, 18, Syracuse.
The following people were assessed no court costs:
Violation Of Seat Belt Law – Fined $20 in October were Liz M. Walls, 40, Mentone; Robert B. Landis, 32, Tippecanoe; Judith E. Wimmer, 26, North Manchester; Perry L. Waggoner, 22, Warsaw; Matthew L. Taylor, 22, Warsaw; Juventino Ramos, 21, Warsaw; Robert E. Hurley, 43, Warsaw; Rebecca Rassi, 28, Syracuse; James A. Cress, 35, Akron; Christopher D. Lloyd, 24, Winona Lake;
Also, Charles R. Teeter, 26, North Manchester; Todd A. Kinch, 37, Pierceton; Jeremy W. Isley, 21, Mentone; Wendy L. Cobern, 27, Warsaw; Matthew I. Dilley, 21, Warsaw; Kasey N. Shanes, 17, Claypool; Roderick J. Labby, 37, PIerceton; Darrell W. Boling, 67, Claypool; Goble Shepherd Jr., 27, Warsaw; Timothy J. Cockerham, 24, Warsaw;
Also, Michael M. Donovan, 48, Warsaw; Maria Cervantes, 28, Warsaw; Monty G. Wolf, 35, Etna Green; Morgan M. Smith, 21, South Whitley; Greg A. Bowser, 54, Milford; Anthony J. Meads, 21, Warsaw; Benjamin C. Brazo, 19, Mentone; and Stanley G. Clevenger, 37, Mentone.
Fined $20 in September were Aubrey M. Pfister, 17, Winona Lake; Charlotte A. Jessie, 40, Pierceton; Stephen L. Plotner, 44, Warsaw; Brandon L. Von, 19, North Manchester; Shirley E. Pollock, 70, Warsaw; Abigail L. Pifer, 25, Winona Lake; Anthony B. Grindle, 40, Cromwell; Amanda L. Chavez, 24, Winona Lake; Michael E. Stahley, 38, Warsaw; Richard W. Gensch, 34, Pierceton;
Also, Sipriano Quintero, 29, Pierceton; Jonathan J. Harding, 22, North Manchester; Brooks L. Kuhl, 19, Leesburg; Thomas V. Howard, 46, Warsaw; Matthew S. Shepherd, 20, Rochester; Joselito S. Diaz, 27, Warsaw; Jones E. Prater, 37, Claypool; Tommy W. Brooks, 38, Warsaw; Jennifer M. VanDyke, 22, Warsaw; David W. Jessie, 38, Pierceton; and Glenda L. Christner, 61, North Manchester.
Fined $20 in August was Michele R. Vanderfor, 35, Cromwell.
Fined $20 in July was Kristen R. Personette, 22, Warsaw.
Fined $20 in June were Jennifer L. Beck, 25, North Manchester; Christy L. Hartley, 22, Warsaw; and Tommy L. McKinney, 27, Warsaw.
Fined $20 in May were Osiel Hernandez, 31, Cromwell; Nancy Hernandez, 33, Cromwell; and William F. Snow, 31, Warsaw.
Child Restraint Violation – Fined $25 in September was David W. Jessie, 38, Pierceton.
Superior Court I
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Superior Court I with Judge Duane G. Huffer presiding:
Complaints
• Ron’s Well Service Inc. v. James A. and Debra K. Myers. North CR 150E, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $1,902 due on contract, plus interest, attorney fees, court costs and foreclosure of mechanic’s lien, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• Sears, Roebuck & Co. v. Patricia J. Workman, North Koher Road East, Syracuse. Plaintiff seeks $1,467.42 due on agreement, plus attorney fees.
• First North American National Bank v. Rebecca L. Walker, East Smith Street, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $2,537.45 due on credit card agreement, plus interest, $200 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Teachers Credit Union Credit Card issued by Infibank v. Jay Brown, North CR 400E, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $1,445.64 due on credit card agreement, plus interest, $200 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Platinum Financial Services, as assignee of Bank One, v. Lisa S. Sand, EMS T5 Lane, Leesburg. Plaintiff seeks $7,039.44 due on credit card agreement, plus interest, $200 in attorney fees and court costs.
• Sears, Roebuck & Co. v. Billy R. Wallen, East CR 200N, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $3,202.60 due on credit card account, plus interest and court costs.
Marriage Dissolution
Frush
Donald R. Frush, Gilliam Drive, Warsaw, and Carol E. Frush, East Jefferson Street, Warsaw. They were married June 24, 1955, and separated Oct. 20, 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
• CreditMax Inc. v. Javier Martinez. Plaintiff awarded $8,111.12, plus court costs, after a bench trial.
• Associates Housing Finance, LLC, formerly known as Ford Consumer Finance Co. Inc., v. David P. and Penny L. Norris and Anderson Surveying Inc. Plaintiff awarded $58,876.69 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.
• Helvey & Associates Inc.,formerly known as Joe Mater & Associates, v. Robert L. Jr. and Jamie Howard. Plaintiff awarded $3,720.52 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• Green & Cates v. David Allen Melching. Plaintiff awarded $3,387.73 by default, plus interest.
• Union Federal Bank of Indianapolis v. Douglas E. and Kathy J. Hougey, et al. Plaintiff awarded an agreed judgment of $75,460.99, plus $750 in attorney fees, costs incurred, interest and foreclosure of mortgage as prior to other liens, with sale of real estate to satisfy judgment.
• American Acceptance v. Julia E. Raczkowski. Plaintiff awarded $7,683.79 by default, plus interest and court costs.
• MTS Products, division of Modular Technical Services, v. Rock Hard Inc. Plaintiff awarded summary judgment of $3,328.92, plus interest and court costs.
• Beckman Lawson, LLP, v. Robert A. and Robert G. Jones. Plaintiff awarded $4,455.30 by default, plus court costs.
• National City Bank v. Donald R. Sparks. Plaintiff awarded $4,863.09 by default, plus interest and court costs.
Dismissals
The following case was dismissed with prejudice:
• Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals v. Kurt and Mari A. Gunkel.
Marriage Dissolutions
The following dissolutions were finalized on the dates indicated:
• Eugene Benka and Phyllis (former name Harris restored). Oct. 22.
• Valerie and Mark P. Metzger. Mother awarded custody of couple’s two minor children. Father ordered to pay $166 per week in child support. Oct. 25.
• Deborah A. and Robert L. Stutzman. Mother and father each awarded custody of one of couple’s two minor children. Father ordered to pay $33.21 per week in child support. Oct. 30.
Other Action
• Michael A. Zimmerman v. Dr. Margaret Snyder. This case is transferred to Marshall County.
Circuit Court
Filings
The following petitions were filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Discover Bank, issuer of Discover Card, by Discover Financial Service Inc., v. Laura Stutzman, East Fort Wayne Street, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $3,862.55 due on contract, plus interest and court costs.
• Citifinancial Services Inc. v. Linda S. Bentele, East Fort Wayne Street, Warsaw, and city of Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $59,537.03 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.
• New Plan Excel Realty Trust Inc. v. C&C Specialties Inc., doing business as Samuel Mancino’s Italian Eatery, Woodland Plaza, Warsaw, and Lisa M. and Lawrence Cochrane, Buffalo Court, Nappanee. Plaintiff seeks ejection from premises for failure to make lease payments and for immediate possession of that space, plus damages, interest, attorney fees and court costs.
• New Plan Excel Realty Trust Inc. v. Deanna Newton, doing business as Earth Design I, Nancy Drive, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks judgment for unpaid rent, plus attorney fees and court costs.
• Lake Group, LLC, v. Investors’ Realty Inc. Plaintiff seeks the court to declare the rights of the parties and to declare that the terms of the listing contract and real estate lease were not met and that no commission is due. Also, Lake Group seeks restitution of all money paid as commission, plus punitive damages and court costs.
• Zoyla Zimmerman, Westwood Road, Winona Lake, v. Daniel Heiser, Bremen. Plaintiff seeks possession of her personal property, plus $8,646.74 and and unspecified amount in damages for the detention and possible destruction of her personal property.
• Bankers Trust Co. of California v. Bernadine A. and Roger Lee Blair, Warsaw; Collection Bureau of Warsaw; Helvey & Associates Inc.; and John or Jane Doe, Country Club Road, Warsaw. Plaintiff seeks $76,582.50 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.
• LaSalle Bank/NA v. Mark D. and Linda S. Mallane, North Sir Lancelot Lane, Cromwell, and Citifinancial Services Inc., Indianapolis. Plaintiff seeks $171,852.74 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.
Marriage Dissolutions
Bates
Christina M. Bates, East CR 450S, Warsaw, and Jonathan D. Bates, South CR 600E, Pierceton. They were married Dec. 28, 1990, and separated Nov. 15, 2000. There are no minor children.
Chamberlin
Dan J. and Lorraine L. Chamberlin, North Main Street, Milford. They were married Oct. 7, 1977, and separated Oct. 26, 2001. There are three minor children.
Coverstone
Dana and Scott Coverstone, Ind. 13N, Leesburg. They were married Dec 1, 1999, and separated Oct. 26, 2001. There are no minor children.
May
Michael D. May, EMS B60C Lane, Warsaw, and Beth Anne May, East CR 150S, Pierceton. They were married Nov. 22, 2000, and separated Oct. 18, 2001. There are no minor children.
Moore
Phillip and Cheryl Moore, EMS B44 Lane, Leesburg. They were married March 24, 1989, and separated Oct. 30, 2001. There are no minor children.
Runyon
Lynae Runyon, South Walnut Street, Syracuse, and Danny Runyon, no address given. They were married Dec. 21, 1996, and separated Aug. 17, 2001. There is one minor child.
Searcy
Thomas Searcy, Mishawaka, and Amy Cofield Searcy, New York, N.Y. They were married June 19, 1993, and separated Oct. 25, 2001. There are no minor children.
Ward
Thomas Christopher and Brandy Jo Ward, Prairie Drive, Syracuse. They were married Jan. 14, 1995, and separated Oct. 29, 2001. There are two minor children.
Circuit Court
Judgments
The following judgments were awarded in Kosciusko Circuit Court with Judge Rex Reed presiding:
Complaints
• Bank One/NA v. Kevin J. Gregory, et al. Plaintiff awarded $58,312.71 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.
• Citimortgage Inc. v. John and Margaret Muchowicz. Plaintiff awarded $45,258.32 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.
Dismissal
The following case was dismissed without prejudice:
• Standard Federal Bank v. Mark L. Davis.
Marriage Dissolution
The following dissolution was finalized on the date indicated:
• Brenda L. and Mitchell T. Glant. Oct. 25.
Dismissal
The following dissolution proceeding was dismissed:
• Bonnie and Jack N. Himes.
Other Action
• Mark Damon Bamburg’s request for a probationary driver’s license is granted, allowing him to drive for employment or court-ordered rehabilitation programs only.
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.
• John Byrer, 409 N. Broadway St., Mentone. Chapter 7. Assets: $2,055. Debts: $3,998.
• Kevin Clifton, 221 W. Main St., Warsaw. Chapter 7. Assets: $950. Debts: $5,227.
• Renee Cook, 509 S. Paradise Drive, Rochester. Chapter 7. Assets: $2,125. Debts: $20,663.
• Duane Lehner, 20248 U.S. 6, Milford. Chapter 7. Assets: $11,470. Debts: $21,247.

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