Jackson & Scott County Property Owners Should Get Tax Bills This Week

Both Jackson & Scott county treasurers said that real estate owners should begin receiving 2019 property tax bills this week. Both counties placed the spring & fall notices in the mail yesterday, April 9.
The first installment – Spring Coupon A – is due Thursday, May 10.
The second installment – Fall Coupon B – is due Tuesday, Nov. 12.
To view 2019 tax rates for both counties, see Legal Notices for each found inside this week’s print edition of the Times or below in the online Public Notices.
JACKSON COUNTY
Jackson County Treasurer Roger D. Hurt said that payment methods are similar to the past years.
•Payment by mail delivery with a check and payment coupon. Payment is considered on time when postmarked on or before the due date.
•Payment in person by cash or check only. The Treasurer’s Office during business hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
•Payment can be made at all four locations of The Peoples Bank and at The State Bank Of Medora. This option for payment must include the payment coupon to be presented at the bank to allow for proper crediting to your tax bill, Hurt said..
•Payment with credit/debit cards using the I-Freedom Process. On-line at www.jackson-tax.net or the county website: www.Jacksoncounty.in.gov. This option will incur a convenience fee charge to the taxpayers card.
•Payment with credit /debit cards by phone using the toll free automated system at 1-888-809-5849. Note this option will incur a convenience fee charge.
• Taxpayers can also use the Drop Box. At the back entrance of courthouse (Sugar Street) Payment is considered on time if received in the drop box by midnight on the deadline date. These payments require checks; no cash.
“If anyone is ever in doubt of the amount that they owe, how to make a payment, where a payment can be processed or general questions on the billing schedule, I encourage them to call us at the Jackson County Treasurer’s Office at 812-358-6125 of 812-358-6126 or email at treasurer@jacksoncounty.in.gov,” said Hurt
If you have questions about your assessment or re-assessment answers can be obtained from the county assessor’s office at 812-358-6112.
Questions about exemptions and tax rates can be answered by the county Auditor’s Office at 812-358-6161.
SCOTT COUNTY
Scott County Treasurer, Sheryl Jent, said Scott County taxpayers have several payment options:
1) In-person at the Treasurer’s office located on the east side of courthouse Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..
2) Locked drop-box located wall of Treasurer’s office to avoid waiting in line.
3) Call 812-752-8414 to pay by phone; however, credit/debit card transaction fees apply.
4) Mail check along with payment coupon to: Scott Co. Treasurer, 1 E. McClain Avenue, Suite 140, Scottsburg, IN 47170. Non-sufficient funds will void tax payment. Mailed payments must have a USPS postmark on or before May 10, 2019. Receipt(s) can be mailed to taxpayer if self-addressed stamped envelope is enclosed with payment.
To ensure prompt posting of your tax payment, please detach and return the Spring payment coupon with your payment or write parcel number on check.
“Remember the statement you receive this month includes both Spring and Fall coupons; therefore, statements are not mailed again in the Fall,” said Jent. “Due to the increase of counterfeit currency, patience is asked while the staff inspects all bills when paying by cash.”
Some banks also accept tax payments and offer Saturday hours that the courthouse does not. They include:
•WesBanco in Scottsburg and Austin. The Austin branch does not have Saturday hours.
•New Washington State Bank in Scottsburg.
•Stock Yards Bank in Austin.
Tax bill must be presented to bank when paying.
The Treasurer said partial payments are accepted year round. But keep in mind any unpaid taxes will automatically receive penalty after May 10.
For questions regarding:
Assessments contact the Assessor’s Office at 812-752-8436.
Exemptions/Deductions contact the Auditor’s Office at 812- 752-8408.
Taxes contact the Treasurer’s Office at 812752-8414.

Scott School District 1 Considers $20 Million Project

The Board of Trustees of Scott County District 1 have announced plans for a proposed $20-million renovation of the elementary school campus in Austin.
Preliminary plans call for razing the 1936 brick gym and elementary classrooms as well as the two 1950’s era elementary classrooms.
New District 1 Superintendent Trevor Jones, himself an AHS grad, said that multiple factors have prompted the school board to look at new construction.
“When you look at the underground infrastructure—the gas lines, the water and sewer lines—on 60- and 80-year-old buildings, then factor in the costs to maintain roofs and the advancing technology used in the classrooms today, the buildings are functionally obsolete,” said Jones. “Today security for our students and controlled access to the buildings are the highest priority. These current buildings have multiple access—multiple ways for anyone to get in.”
“These buildings have served the students and the school district well. But looking 50 years into the future, we need a new building,” he said.
Preliminary cost estimates put the elementary renovation at about $16 million, Jones said.
An additional project being considered is removing the high school’s indoor pool, which was built in the early 1980s, and replacing it with a multi-purpose area.
The pool was closed last year because of ballooning maintenance costs and needed repairs. Jones, who officially became District 1 School Superintendent this past February, said he was told that pool maintenance costs were around $10,000 a month.
Renovating the pool into a multi-purpose space is estimated to cost $1.1 million. Soft costs and contingencies push the entire project up to $20 million.
“If we don’t build a new building, we’ll still be spending millions of dollars in repairs to the old buildings going down the road,” Jones said.
Paying for the project will result in a property tax increase.
Currently the school district’s debt is at just over $7.7 million that is being paid by a tax rate of just under 80 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. The school district’s assessed valuation is just over $161 million.
The school’s last major project— the middle school—is expected to be paid off in two years, Jones said.
“The debt will be paid down some before this project comes onto the tax rolls, which would increase to an estimated $1.15 tax rate which would drop to about 70 cents in about four years,” according to District 1 Treasurer and Business Manager Jami Parks.
Parks estimated that a Jennings Township home with an assessed value $75,000 with a homestead and mortgage exemption could see an increase in property taxes of around $11, a month or $136 per year of the proposed school project.
But before any construction plans are finalized, two public hearings will be held on the matter.
The first public hearing will be at 6:30 p.m. next Monday, April 15, in the school administration building. During this meeting, two school architectural firms—Kovert Hawkins, of Jeffersonville, and Lancer Beebe LLC, of Indianapolis, — will make presentations and offer their visions for Austin elementary’s building future for the coming decades.
A second public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, to allow for additional public comment.
Jones said it is the school board’s desire to select an architect by the end of May or early June.
Because the project is over $3 million, all school district voters will get to have a yes/no special referendum vote in November.
Jones said if school district voters approve the school plans, construction of a multiple phase, 3-year project could begin in May 2020.
“This is a big decision on a big project impacting the school district into the future,” said Jones. “I welcome the opportunity to discuss and answer questions with anyone in the school district.”

City of Scottsburg Seeking 30% Water Rate Increase

The Scottsburg City Council will be holding a public hearing next Monday, April 15, to consider a 30% water rate increase on all customers of the utility.
Water rates in the city have remained stable for a decade. “The last water rate increase was in 2009,” said Scottsburg Utility Office Manager Leslie Bixler.
She said this increase proposal is a result of increased costs for chemicals used in treatment, electric power needed for pumping and distributing water to customers and cost of materials for repairs and upgrades to the water system.
“Considering the length of time from the last rate increase, the city is seeking about 3% a year increase,” said Bixler.
The rate increase, if approved, would result in about a $6.95 per month increase for most utility customers using the 2,500 gallons of water each month.
“More than half of our customers use 2,500 gallons of water or less each month,” said Bixler. Business, commercial and industrial water users will see the same 30% rate increase.
The City of Scottsburg bills customers for water, sewer, electric, sanitation (trash collection), and internet broadband on a single monthly bill.
“Customers should not think that their entire bill will be going up 30%,” said Bixler. “The rate increase request is only for the water consumption portion of the monthly bill.”
The rates per 1,000 gallons being requested for the majority of users are $12.16 for the first 1,500 gallons; $10.43 for the next 18,500 gallons; $7.76 for the next 20,000 gallons.
If adopted at the April 15 council meeting, the new rates would be reflected in water customers’ June billing, said Bixler.
The Scottsburg City Council will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15, at City Hall Council Room to consider the increase. A copy of the proposed water rate ordinance is available for public inspection at city hall and is available online at www.crothersvilletimes.com.

Proposed Scottsburg Water Rates

Meal & Music At Hamacher Hall Friday

April is Crothersville History Month and in celebration, the Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association will be hosting its annual History Dinner Theater fundraiser on Friday, Apr. 12.
Beginning at 6 p.m. there will be a dinner served with fried chicken, potatoes & gravy, salad, green beans, biscuits, drinks, and desserts.
Following the dinner will feature music by the band, ‘No Strings Attached’, consisting of area musicians.
Hamacher Hall is located at 211 East Howard Street in Crothersville.
The cost is $15 per person and funds raised will be used for maintaining and improving the facilities at Hamacher Hall. For reservations contact Linda Seals at 812-521-3695.

Legal Notices

2019 Scott County Tax Rates
2019 Jackson Co. Tax Rates

LEGAL NOTICE
5C Auto at 687 West York Road, Austin, IN 47102 is submitting an NOI letter to notify the Indiana Department of Environmental Management of our intent to comply with the requirements under 327 IAC 15-6 to discharge storm water exposed to industrial activities. Run-off from the facility will discharge to the Hutton Creek.
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LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Alcohol Beverage Board of Scott County, Indiana will hold a public hearing at 11:00 am on April 24, 2019 at the Scott County Court House, Commission Room #128, 1 E. McClain Ave. in the city of Scottsburg in said county, to investigate the propriety of holding an alcoholic beverage permit by the applicants listed herein to wit:
RR7230904 Beer Wine & Liquor ‑ Restaurant (210) RENEWAL
Hybo Enterprises, LLC 45 N. First Street, Scottsburg IN
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LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Alcohol Beverage Board of Scott County, Indiana will hold a public hearing at 11:00 am on April 24, 2019 at the Scott County Court House, Commission Room #128, 1 E. McClain Ave. in the city of Scottsburg in said county, to investigate the propriety of holding an alcoholic beverage permit by the applicants listed herein to wit:
RR7228678 Beer Wine & Liquor — Restaurant (210-1) RENEWAL
MEP INC 1613—1615 MCCLAIN AVE Scottsburg IN
D/B/A PUERTO VALLARTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
MARTIN BERNAL, 1504 GREATHOUSE RD SOUTH, Bowling Green, President
PABLO BERNAL 6628 DEER CREEK #1428 Indianapolis, Secretary
RR7235307 Beer Wine & Liquor — Restaurant (210) TRANSFER
City of Scottsburg, 60 South Main Street and 80 South Main Street Scottsburg IN
D/B/A
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given that Jackson County, Indiana, acting by and through its Board of Commissioners, will receive bids at the Office of the Auditor, Jackson County Courthouse, Brownstown, Indiana, until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 6, for the 2019 Community Crossing Resurfacing Program.
At the hour of 6 p.m. local time on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 all bids for this work will be opened and read aloud in the Jackson County Annex at 220 East Walnut Street, Brownstown, Indiana.
Bids shall be unit price for all work called for in the contract documents and submitted on the forms prescribed including and submitting on the forms prescribed including the State Board of Accounts For No. 96 (Revised 2013).
The bidder must file with their sealed bid, a certified check or bid bond in the amount equal to ten (10%) percent of the total bid, payable to the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. The above check or bid bond is to ensure the execution of the contract on which such bid is made.
The contractor to whom the work is awarded will be required to furnish, before commencing work, a performance, maintenance and payment bond in the amount equal to the bid price of the contract awarded to said contractor, and certificates of all insurance required by specifications.
The contract documents are on file for public inspection at:
Jackson County Highway Department
360 South County Road 25 East
Brownstown, Indiana 47220
A copy of the contract documents may be obtained at the County Highway Department at no charge to the contractor. Any questions should be directed to Jerry Ault, County Highway Supervisor, at 812-358-2226.
The Board of Commissioners of Jackson County reserves the right to reject any and all bids and the right to waive any informality in the bidding process.
Jackson County Auditor
Kathy Hohenstreiter
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LEGAL NOTICE
State Of Indiana
County of Scott
IN THE Scott Superior Court
Cause No. 72D01-1903-JT-11
72D01-1903-JT-12
72D01-1903-JT-13
IN THE MATTER OF THE TERMINATION OF THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP:
KS – DOB 5/21/2012
SS – DOB 6/11/2013
ES – DOB 11/11/2014
and
Elizabeth Hardcastle
(Biological Mother)
Steven Sizemore
(Biological Father)
SUMMONS FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION & NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING
TO: Steven Sizemore
Whereabouts unknown
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the above noted parent whose whereabouts are unknown, that the Indiana Department of Child Services has filed a Petition for Involuntary Termination of your Parental Rights, and that an adjudication hearing has been scheduled with the Court.
YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear before the Judge of the Scott Superior Court, One East McClain Avenue, # 252, Scottsburg, IN 47170 – 812-752-8425, 812-752-8424 for a(n) Initial Hearing on 5/28/2019 at 9:00 AM and Fact Finding Hearing on 7/18/2019 at 1:00 PM and to answer the Petition for Termination of your Parental Rights of said children.
You are further notified that if the allegations in said petition are true, and/or if you fail to appear at the hearing, the Juvenile Court may terminate your parent-child relationship; and if the Court terminates your parent-child relationship you will lose all parental rights, powers, privileges, immunities, duties and obligations including any rights to custody, control, visitation, or support in said children; and if the Court terminates your parent-child relationship, it will be permanently terminated, and thereafter you may not contest an adoption or other placement of said children.
You are entitled to representation by an attorney, provided by the State if applicable, throughout these proceedings to terminate the parent-child relationship.
YOU MUST RESPOND by appearing in person or by an attorney within thirty (30) days after the last publication of this notice, and in the event you fail to do so, adjudication on said petition and termination of your parental rights may be entered against you, in your absence, without further notice.
Missy Applegate, Clerk
Krista A. Willike, 32250-10
Attorney,
Indiana Department of Child Services
1050 W. Community Way
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Office: 812-595-5529
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF ADOPTION AN ORDINANCE REGARDING THE DESIGNATION OF NO PARKING AREAS FOR THE TOWN OF CROTHERSVILLE, INDIANA
Taxpayers, property owners and other interested parties in the Town of Crothersville, Indiana (“Town”) are hereby notified that the Town Council adopted an ordinance regarding the designation of no parking areas on March 21, 2019.
The ordinance amends the previously adopted no parking ordinance which included fines and penalties for violations. Those same fines and penalties are incorporated herein by reference to the prior ordinance.
The effective date of the ordinance is April 14, 2019. The full text of the ordinance is on file in the Office of the Clerk-Treasurer of the Town of Crothersville, Indiana.
Chapter 72, Traffic Schedules, at Schedule I, “Prohibited Parking”, shall be amended to include:
Street Side Description
E. Bard Street North US 31 to Preston Street
E. Bard Street North and South Preston Street to East Street
W. Bard Street North and South side N. Kovener Street to terminus
Bethany Rd. East and West side Myer Street to Benham Ave
Benham Avenue North and South side Kovener Street to Bethany Road
Central Avenue East and West side Moore Street to terminus
Coleman Avenue North and South side Seymour Rd to Preston
E. Dixon Street South side East line of U.S. 31 and West line of Vine
Street
W. Dixon Street North and South side West line of U.S. 31 and N Kovener Street
S. Dismore Street- East and West side Howard Street to Main Street
N. Dismore Street- East and West side Howard Street to Dixon Street
East Street East and West side Moore Street to terminus
E. Howard Street- North side South side of U.S. 31 to West side of Preston
Street
E. Howard Street South side South side of U.S.31 to Pennsylvania Ave
W. Howard Street South side Pennsylvania Ave to Kattman Ave
W. Howard Street North and South side Kattman Ave to Kovener Street
N. Jackson Street East and West side E. Howard Street to Coleman Ave
S. Jackson Street West side Main Street to Howard Street
Kattman Ave East and West Side W. Main Street to W. Dixon Street
Kovener Street East and West side W. Walnut Street to terminus
E. Main Street North side Between the east line of Armstrong Street (also known as US Hwy 31) and the west line of Preston Street, except for a portion thereof 111 feet in length to be utilized as a loading zone, the west terminus of the loading zone being 46 feet of the east line of Armstrong Street and the east terminus of the loading zone being 157 feet east of the East line of Armstrong Street.
W. Main Street North and South side Pennsylvania Ave to terminus
Marshall Dr East and West side Moore Street to Armstrong Street
Myers Street North and South side Bethany Road to east terminus
Mill Street North and South side West line of Kattman Ave to
East line of Park Ave
Moore Street North and South side East line of U.S. 31 to terminus
Oak Street North and South side Seymour Rd to Preston Street
Oak Street North and South side East of Preston Street
Park Ave East and West side W. Howard Street to Benham Ave
Preston Street- East and West side, Coleman Avenue to Moore Street
with the exception of 5 handicap spots in front of High School gym. Also, allow parking to the west side from Oak Street to Howard Street
Rider Street North and South side Bethany Road to Kovener Street
Seymour Rd East and West side Dixon Street to terminus
S Vine Street East and West side Dixon Street to Howard Street
N Vine Street- East and West side Walnut Street to terminus
E Walnut Street North and South side Pennsylvania Ave to terminus
E Walnut Street North and South side West line of U.S. 31 to railroad
W. Walnut Street North and South side Railroad to terminus
West Street East and West side Moore Street to terminus
ADOPTED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL this 21st day of March, 2019.
The complete version of the ordinance is available for examination and copying at the Office of the Clerk-Treasurer at the Town Hall of the Town of Crothersville, 111 East Howard Street, Crothersville, Indiana 47229 during normal business hours.
Terry Richey
Clerk-Treasurer
Dated: March 25, 2019
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Circuit Court
Cause No. 72C01-1903-GU-7
In The Matter of the Guardianship of :
Carmen Adora Brown
SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
To: Michael Paul Brown
You are notified that a Petition for Appointment of Guardianship over Carmen Adora Brown, a minor, has been filed by Norma J. Cornett in the Scott County Circuit Court. You are hereby further notified that a hearing has been set on this petition for May 9, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. and that if you fail to respond to this Petition prior to the hearing or fail to appear at the hearing, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded by the Petitioners.
Dated: March 18, 2019
Missy Applegate
Clerk
Scott Circuit Court
T. Michael Carter

14475-98

Attorney for Petitioner
37 South First Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170
812-752-1000
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Case No: 72D01-1903-MI-00016
In the Matter of the Name Change of
Eric Tyler Claire
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Eric Tyler Claire, whose mailing address is 5316 S. State Road 3, Scottsburg, IN 47170 in Scott County, Indiana hereby gives notice that he has filed a petition in the Scott Superior Court requesting that his name be changed to Eric Tyler Gladden.
Eric Tyler Claire
Petitioner
Dated: March 15, 2019
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
IN THE SCOTT CIRCUIT COURT
CASE NO: 72C01-1903-EU-0008
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF CAROLYN S. BARNES, Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Notice is given that Julie Thomas was on March 21, 2019, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Carolyn S. Barnes, deceased, who died on February 23, 2019. The Personal Representative is authorized to administer the estate without Court supervision.
All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.
Dated: March 21, 2019.
Missy Applegate
Clerk
Scott Circuit Court
Kerry Thompson
Attorney for the Estate of
Carolyn S. Barnes
HOUSTON, THOMPSON and LEWIS, PC
49 East Wardell Street
Scottsburg, Indiana 47170
Telephone: (812) 752-5920
Facsimile: (812) 752-6989
Supreme Court ID #840-72
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
IN THE SCOTT CIRCUIT COURT
COUNTY OF SCOTT
CAUSE NO.: 72C01-1903-GU-000011
IN THE MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP OF MATTHEW LEE HAMBLEN, HARMONY ALEXIS NICOLE TANKERSLEY, AND TAYLOR RAYE TANKERSLEY, MINORS.
NOTICE OF FILING OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF CO-GUARDIANS AND HEARING THEREON
To: Steven Ray Tankersley
Whose Whereabouts are Unknown
On Friday, May 24, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., in the Circuit Court of Scott County, Indiana, a hearing will be held to determine whether a guardian should be appointed for Harmony Alexis Nicole Tankersley and Taylor Raye Tankersley. The purpose of this proceeding is to protect Harmony Alexis Nicole Tankersley and Taylor Raye Tankersley. At the hearing, the Court will determine whether Harmony Alexis Nicole Tankersley and Taylor Raye Tankersley are incapacitated persons or minors under Indiana law.
If the Court finds that Harmony Alexis Nicole Tankersley and Taylor Raye Tankersley are incapacitated persons or minors, the Court at the hearing shall also consider whether Merritt J. Warner and Melissa Warner should be appointed as Co-Guardians of Harmony Alexis Nicole Tankersley and Taylor Raye Tankersley. The Court may, in its discretion, appoint some other qualified person as guardian. The Court may also, in its discretion, limit the powers and duties of the Co-Guardians to allow Harmony Alexis Nicole Tankersley and Taylor Raye Tankersley to retain control over certain property and activities. The Court may also determine whether a Protective Order should be entered on behalf of Harmony Alexis Nicole Tankersley and Taylor Raye Tankersley.
Harmony Alexis Nicole Tankersley and Taylor Raye Tankersley may attend the hearing and be represented by an attorney. The Petition may be heard and determined in the absence of Harmony Alexis Nicole Tankersley and Taylor Raye Tankersley if the Court determines that the presence of Harmony Alexis Nicole Tankersley and Taylor Raye Tankersley is not required. If Harmony Alexis Nicole Tankersley and Taylor Raye Tankersley attends the hearing, opposes the Petition, and is not represented by an attorney, the Court may appoint an attorney to represent the alleged incapacitated person or minor. The Court may, where required, appoint a Guardian Ad Litem to represent Harmony Alexis Nicole Tankersley and Taylor Raye Tankersley at the hearing.
The Court may, on its own motion or on request of any interested person, postpone the hearing to another date and time.
Dated: March 22, 2019.
Missy Applegate
Clerk
Scott Circuit Court
Kerry Thompson, #840-72
HOUSTON, THOMPSON and LEWIS, PC
49 East Wardell Street
Scottsburg, Indiana 47170
E-mail: kthompson@htllawyers.com
Telephone: (812) 752-5920
Fax: (812) 752-6989
Attorney for the Petitioners
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
IN THE SCOTT CIRCUIT COURT
CAUSE NO. 72C01-1903-EU-007
IN THE MATTER OF UNSUPERVISED
ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESTATE OF JERRY L. DUNN, DECEASED
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF SCOTT COUNTY, INDIANA
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JERRY L. DUNN, DECEASED
CAUSE NO. 72C01-1903-EU-000007
NOTICE IS HEREBY given that Jerry L. Dunn, Jr. was on the 21st day of March, 2019, appointed personal representative of the estate of Jerry L. Dunn, who died on February 25, 2019.
All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.
DATED at Scottsburg, Indiana, this 28 day of March, 2019.
/s/ MISSY APPLEGATE
CLERK, Scott Circuit Court
ROBERT L. HOUSTON
HOUSTON, THOMPSON and LEWIS, PC
49 East Wardell Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170
Telephone: 812/752-5920
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LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
IN THE SCOTT CIRCUIT COURT
CAUSE NO. 72C01-1903-EU-0010
IN THE MATTER OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESTATE OF KAREN F. SHEATS, DECEASED
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Notice is given that Nancy L. Bolin was, on April 2, 2019, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Karen F. Sheats, deceased, who died on March 20, 2019. The Personal Representative is authorized to administer the estate without Court supervision.
All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.
Dated: April 2, 2019
Missy Applegate
CLERK,
SCOTT CIRCUIT COURT
ROBERT L. HOUSTON, #7800-72
HOUSTON, THOMPSON AND LEWIS, PC
49 East Wardell Street
Scottsburg, Indiana 47170
(812) 752-5920
Fax: (812) 752-6989
Email: rhouston@htllawyers.com
Attorney for Estate of Karen F. Sheats
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LEGAL NOTICE
MDK # 19-007448
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
IN THE SCOTT SUPERIOR COURT
CAUSE NO. 72D01-1902-MF-000007
Bank Of America, N.A.
Plaintiff,
vs.
The Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, beneficiaries of Edith Irene Stidham, AKA Edith I. Stidham, AKA Edith Stidham and their unknown creditors; and, the unknown executor, administrator, or personal representative of the Estate of Edith Irene Stidham, AKA Edith I. Stidham, AKA Edith Stidham, et al.
Defendants.
AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF PRAECIPE FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION
Now comes the undersigned affiant and hereby states as follows:

  1. Manley Deas Kochalski LLC (“MDK”) is counsel for Plaintiff in these proceedings.
  2. I am employed by MDK as an attorney, am over the age of eighteen (18) years, have reviewed the records of MDK related to this matter, and am competent to testify to the matters contained in this affidavit.
  3. That she is the attorney for the Plaintiff in the above-entitled cause of action for foreclosure of a mortgage on real estate.
  4. That The Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, beneficiaries of RC Stidham, AKA R. C. Stidham and their unknown creditors; and, the unknown executor, administrator, or personal representative of the Estate of RC Stidham, AKA R. C. Stidham and The Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, beneficiaries of Edith Irene Stidham, AKA Edith I. Stidham, AKA Edith Stidham and their unknown creditors; and, the unknown executor, administrator, or personal representative of the Estate of Edith Irene Stidham, AKA Edith I. Stidham, AKA Edith Stidham are Defendants therein; that they are the persons to whom notice of these proceedings should be directed; and that their residence and whereabouts are unknown.
  5. MDK does not know and with reasonable inquiry and diligence is unable to ascertain the residence and whereabouts of said Defendants, The Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, beneficiaries of RC Stidham, AKA R. C. Stidham and their unknown creditors; and, the unknown executor, administrator, or personal representative of the Estate of RC Stidham, AKA R. C. Stidham and The Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, beneficiaries of Edith Irene Stidham, AKA Edith I. Stidham, AKA Edith Stidham and their unknown creditors; and, the unknown executor, administrator, or personal representative of the Estate of Edith Irene Stidham, AKA Edith I. Stidham, AKA Edith Stidham, whom she desires to serve by publication.
  6. MDK has made the following attempts to locate The Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, beneficiaries of RC Stidham, AKA R. C. Stidham and their unknown creditors; and, the unknown executor, administrator, or personal representative of the Estate of RC Stidham, AKA R. C. Stidham and The Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, beneficiaries of Edith Irene Stidham, AKA Edith I. Stidham, AKA Edith Stidham and their unknown creditors; and, the unknown executor, administrator, or personal representative of the Estate of Edith Irene Stidham, AKA Edith I. Stidham, AKA Edith Stidham: examined forms filed with the Probate Court for a current address.
  7. This action is one of those mentioned in Rule 4.4 of the Indiana Rules of Trial Procedure.
    I affirm under the penalties for perjury, that the foregoing representations are true.
    Attorney
    Manley Deas Kochalski LLC

MDK # 19-007448
STATE OF INDIANA
COUNTY OF SCOTT
IN THE SCOTT SUPERIOR COURT
CAUSE NO. 72D01-1902-MF-000007
Bank Of America, N.A.
Plaintiff,
vs.
The Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, beneficiaries of Edith Irene Stidham, AKA Edith I. Stidham, AKA Edith Stidham and their unknown creditors; and, the unknown executor, administrator, or personal representative of the Estate of Edith Irene Stidham, AKA Edith I. Stidham, AKA Edith Stidham, et al.
Defendants.
D5
NOTICE OF SUIT SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
TO: The Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, beneficiaries of RC Stidham, AKA R. C. Stidham and their unknown creditors; and, the unknown executor, administrator, or personal representative of the Estate of RC Stidham, AKA R. C. Stidham and The Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, beneficiaries of Edith Irene Stidham, AKA Edith I. Stidham, AKA Edith Stidham and their unknown creditors; and, the unknown executor, administrator, or personal representative of the Estate of Edith Irene Stidham, AKA Edith I. Stidham, AKA Edith Stidham:
BE IT KNOWN, that Bank Of America, N.A., the above-named Plaintiff, by its attorney, Elyssa M. Meade, has filed in the office of the Clerk of the Scott Superior Court its Complaint against Defendants The Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, beneficiaries of RC Stidham, AKA R. C. Stidham and their unknown creditors; and, the unknown executor, administrator, or personal representative of the Estate of RC Stidham, AKA R. C. Stidham and The Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, beneficiaries of Edith Irene Stidham, AKA Edith I. Stidham, AKA Edith Stidham and their unknown creditors; and, the unknown executor, administrator, or personal representative of the Estate of Edith Irene Stidham, AKA Edith I. Stidham, AKA Edith Stidham, and the said Plaintiff having also filed in said Clerk’s office the affidavit of a competent person showing that the residence and whereabouts of the Defendants, The Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, beneficiaries of RC Stidham, AKA R. C. Stidham and their unknown creditors; and, the unknown executor, administrator, or personal representative of the Estate of RC Stidham, AKA R. C. Stidham and The Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, beneficiaries of Edith Irene Stidham, AKA Edith I. Stidham, AKA Edith Stidham and their unknown creditors; and, the unknown executor, administrator, or personal representative of the Estate of Edith Irene Stidham, AKA Edith I. Stidham, AKA Edith Stidham, upon diligent inquiry are unknown, and that said cause of action is for default on the promissory note and to foreclose a mortgage on the following described real estate in Scott County, State of Indiana, to wit:
Tract C
A part of the north half of the northwest fourth of the southwest quarter of section 4, township 3 north, range 7 east 2nd principal meridian, Jennings Township, Scott County, Indiana, and also being a part of the land described in Instrument Number 9603837, Office of the Recorder, Scott County, Indiana, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of the north half of the northwest fourth of the southwest quarter of S4-T3N-R7E-2nd PM, said corner being marked by a railroad spike; thence North 89 degrees 56 minutes 35 seconds East (assumed bearing with the south line of said half 835.38 feet to a steel rod and the true point of beginning; thence continuing North 89 degrees 56 minutes 35 seconds East said with said 227.06 feet to a steel rod; thence North 00 degrees 03 minutes 46 seconds West 382.79 feet to a steel rod; thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes 35 seconds West 228.12 feet to a steel rod; thence South 00 degrees 13 minutes 16 seconds East 382.79 feet to the true point of beginning, containing 2.00 acres and being subject to an easement, for a roadway and utilities, 30 feet in width, along the northern 83.10 feet of the east side of the above described tract and all legal rights-of-way.
Including an easement, for a roadway and utilities, 30 feet in width, the centerline of which is described as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of the above described tract; thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes 35 seconds West with the north line of said tract 15 feet to the true point of beginning; thence North 00 degrees 03 minutes 46 seconds West 276.59 feet to Cutshall Road.
Excepting the sell of Tract D, as was conveyed by R.C. Stidham and Edith Irene Stidham, husband and wife, to James D. Stidham and Elaine D. Henson, as joint tenants, by Warranty Deed dated February 20, 2001 of recorded as Deed Instrument Number 0100768 in the Office of Recorder of Scott County, Indiana.
commonly known as 1200 East Cutshall Road, Scottsburg, IN 47170.
NOW, THEREFORE, said Defendants are hereby notified of the filing and pendency of said Complaint against them and that unless they appear and answer or otherwise defend thereto within thirty (30) days after the last notice of this action is published, judgment by default may be entered against said Defendants for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Superior Court
Elyssa M. Meade (25352-64)
Stephanie A. Reinhart (25071-06)
Sarah E. Barngrover (28840-64)
Chris Wiley (26936-10)
J. Dustin Smith (29493-06)
Amanda L. Krenson (28999-61)
Attorneys for Plaintiff
MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC
P.O. Box 441039
Indianapolis, IN 46244
Telephone: 614-220-5611
Facsimile: 614-220-5613
Email: sef-emmeade@manleydeas.com
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LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Case No: 72D01-1903-MI-00017
In the Matter of the Name Change of
Geraldine Hudgins
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Jerlene Hudgins, whose mailing address is 550 Rosewalk Lot 20, Scottsburg, IN 47170 in Scott County, Indiana hereby gives notice that she has filed a petition in the Scott Superior Court requesting that her name be changed to Geraldine Hudgins.
Geraldine Hudgins
Petitioner
Dated: March 28, 2019
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
4/3, 4/10, 4/17 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Case No: 72D01-1904-MI-00019
In the Matter of the Name Change of
Junelle Lashley Edrington
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Junelle Lashley Edrington, whose mailing address is 537 E. Radio Tower Road, Scottsburg, IN 47170 in Scott County, Indiana hereby gives notice that he has filed a petition in the Scott Superior Court requesting that his name be changed from Junell Lasley Edrington to Junelle Lashley Edrington.
Junelle Lashley Edrington
Petitioner
Dated: April 4, 2019
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
4/10, 4/17, 4/24 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Case No: 72D01-1904-MI-00018
In the Matter of the Name Change of
Carmen Peter Grap
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Carmen Peter Grap, whose mailing address is 839 Lane Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170 in Scott County, Indiana hereby gives notice that he has filed a petition in the Scott Superior Court requesting that his name be changed from Carmine Peter Grap, as noted on birth certificate, to Carmen Peter Grap.
Carmen Peter Grap
Petitioner
Dated: April 4, 2019
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
4/10, 4/17, 4/24 hspaxlp

LEGAL NOTICE
State of Indiana
County of Scott
In the Scott Superior Court
Case No: 72D01-1904-MI-00021
In the Matter of the Name Change of
Samantha Louise Jent
Petitioner
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
Samantha Louise Jent, whose mailing address is 128 Red Oak Way, Austin, IN 47102 in Scott County, Indiana hereby gives notice that he has filed a petition in the Scott Superior Court requesting that his name be changed from Samantha Louise Jent to Samuel Lee Jent.
Samantha Louise Jent
Petitioner
Dated: April 5, 2019
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
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LEGAL NOTICE
IN THE SCOTT SUPERIOR COURT
STATE OF INDIANA
Cause No. 72D01-1903-AD-9
IN RE THE ADOPTION OF Josiah Nicholas Ray Case, minor
NOTICE OF ADOPTION
Unknown Father is notified that a petition for adoption of the child, named JNRC born to Tiarra Dawn Murphy on October 1, 2018 was filed in the office of the Clerk of Court, Courthouse, 1 E. McClain Ave., Room 252, Scottsburg, IN 47170. If Unknown Father seeks to contest the adoption of the child, Unknown Father must file a motion to contest the adoption in accordance with IC 31-19-10-1, in the above named court not later than thirty (30) days after the date of service of this notice. If Unknown Father does not file a motion to contest the adoption within thirty (30) days after service of this notice the above named court will hear and determine the petition for adoption. The consent to adoption by Unknown Father will be irrevocably implied and Unknown Father will lose the right to contest either the adoption or the validity of Unknown Father’s implied consent to the adoption. No oral statement made to Unknown Father relieves Unknown Father of Unknown Father obligations under this notice. This notice complies with IC 31-19-4.5-3 but does not exhaustively set forth a person’s legal obligations under the Indiana adoption statutes. A person being served with this notice should consult the Indiana adoption statutes.
Missy Applegate
Clerk
Joseph Leon Payne, 6439-72
JOSEPH L. PAYNE, P.C.
P.O. Box 345
Austin, IN 4732
(812) 794-4100
Counsel for Petitioners
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