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Friday, November 25, 2011

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Alice M. Serfass to Charisse E. Begor, 771 E. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 771 E. Lizard Creek Road, $143,000.

Wildlands Conservancy, Inc., to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, property on West Sunset Road, $137,000.

Jim Thorpe

Michael Bretzik Jr. to Jason A. Smith, 324 North St., Jim Thorpe, property on North Street, $12,698.

Kidder Township

Jonathan Gold to William J. Barnett Jr., West Chester, property at 93 Ruffled Grouse Court, Lake Harmony, $136,000.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

File for divorce

Darwin W. Hoppes Jr., 11 Windy Lane, New Ringgold, filed suit for divorce from Tracee Hoppes, 31 Teepee Lane, New Ringgold. They were married June 15, 1985.

Divorces granted

Jeanine Gottstein was granted a divorce from and Bruce Gottstein, both of 412 Rolling Mill Avenue, Tamaqua. They were married Aug. 8, 2008.

Lamar R. Kunkel, 387 Archery Club Road, New Ringgold, was granted a divorce from Bernadine M. Kunkel, 857 E. Patterson St., New Ringgold. They were married March 9, 1985.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

Barry E. Williams to Jason Treantafelo, 208 Ore St., Bowmanstown, property at 208 Ore St., $125,000.

Jim Thorpe

Michael Bretzik to Jason A. Smith, 324 North St., Jim Thorpe, property on North Street, $62,302.

Kidder Township

Holiday Pocono Civic Association to Beaver Run Water Association, P.O. Box 265, Albrightsville, Holiday Poconos Lot 30, Section F, Hemlock Forest, $1.

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to Joseph Rotolo, Shirley, N.Y., Holiday Poconos lots 203 and 204, Section A, $37,454.

Lansford

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Deeds recorded

Bowmanstown

William R. Glawe to Robert S. Kugler Jr., P.O. Box 342, Bowmanstown, property at 330 White St., $136,000.

Franklin Township

Nelson P. Andrew to Nelson P. Andrew, 48 Church St., Lehighton, property at 48 Church St., $1.

Scott D. Andreas to Scott D. Andreas, 95 Krakow Drive, Lehighton, property at 85 Krakow Drive, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Mauch Chunk Trust Company to Edward M. Staloski, 320 North Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 320 North Ave., $55,000.

Kidder Township

Saturday, November 19, 2011

File for divorce

Jennifer Kanard, 55 Mantzville Road, Tamaqua, filed suit for divorce from Thomas Kanard, 3340 S. Fifth Avenue, Whitehall. They were married Sept. 25, 1999.

Angela Marie Chandler, 523 Church St., New Ringgold, filed suit for divorce from Costy A. Chandler, Remington, Va.

Divorces granted

Patrick M. Caufield, Ashland, was granted a divorce from Careen A. Canfield, Minersville. They were married June 26, 1999.

Barry D. Strause was granted a divorce from Constance Strause, both of Auburn. They were married Jan. 27, 1965.

Criminal contempt

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Divorce started

Brian D. White Sr., 134 Bridge St., Lehighton, filed against Jeanmarie White, same address. They were married Nov. 13, 2010.

Medical bills

Remit Corporation, of Bloomsburg, filed three civil complaints on behalf of Blue Mountain Health Systems, for medical bills allegedly owed for services rendered at area hospitals.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

George Galada to Daniel F. Kisacky, 71 Third St., Beaver Meadows, property at 71 Third St., $32,000.

East Penn Township

Gloria A. Terry to Robert Alan Harris, 202 William Penn Road, Lehighton, property at 202 William Penn Lane, $225,000.

Franklin Township

Judy L. Schafer to Jeremiah I. Schafer, 25 Watson Park Blvd., Lehighton, Lot 2, Martin F. and Judy L. Schafer, Red Hill Road, $1.

Scott A. Gambler to Gregory S. Svetz, 195 Pine Cone Drive, Lehighton, property at 195 Pine Cone Drive, $275,000.

Jim Thorpe

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mortgage foreclosures

The following actions were filed as mortgage foreclosures for alleged defaults on loans.

Wells Fargo Bank, 1 Home Campus, Des Moines, Iowa, filed against Tara M. and Craig Balliet, 327 Ore St., Bowmanstown, over property at that address. Sought is $109,520.10 and continuing interest.

Midfirst Bank, 999 N.W. Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City, Okla., filed against Francis J. Steen, 1325 N1 Buckhill Rd., Albrightsville, over property at that address. Sought is $108,604.91 and continuing interest.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Prothonotary's report

A total of 274 cases were started in October in the office of Carbon County Prothonotary Joann M. Behrens, according to a monthly statistical report released by the officeholder. A breakdown of the cases is as follows:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Divorces started

Thomas Motzkus, 300 Leininger Drive, Lehighton, filed against Diane Motzkus, 6155 Werleys Corner Rd., New Tripoli. They were married Oct. 14, 2000.

Misty J. Yanick, 1395 Wintergreen Rd., Palmerton, filed against Brian Yanick, Box 2090, Schuylkill County.

Michael E. Binder, 348A W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, filed against Sarah J. Binder, 300 Third St., Weatherly.

Kathleen M. Balliet, 30 W. Holland St., Summit Hill, filed against Richard Balliet Sr., 1114 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Divorces granted

Caroline Isgate was granted a divorce from Glenn Isgate, both of Ringtown. They were married May 16, 1989.

Janet Berry Enos was grtanted a divorce from Michael Jonathan Enos, both of Auburn. They were married in May 1987.

School tax suits

Tamaqua Area School District filed to obtain judgments in court against three property owners in Tamaqua Borough charging they owe back real estate taxes to the school district.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Credit defaults

The following actions were filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card/loan accounts.

Pro Credit Solutions, of Greensburg, filed against John Lew, 740 E. James St., Lehighton, seeking $2,620.70.

LVNV Funding, of Scranton, filed against Donald Smale, 14 N. Chestnut St., Summit Hill, seeking $1,093.75.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Divorces granted

Brittany B. Quintinsky, Vulcan Road, Apt. B, Barnesville, was granted a divorce from Michael P. Quintinsky, Pottsville. They were married Aug. 15, 2009.

Nanessa M. Goepfert, 38 W. Water St., Coaldale, was granted a divorce from Ronald W. Goepfert, 26 Zehner's Crossing Road, Tamaqua. They were married Dec. 23, 2005.

Lisa R. Brinich was granted a divorce from Christopher F. Brinich, both of Pottsville. They were married Nov. 25, 1989.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hector and Milagros (Hernandez) Rodriguez to Wayne Rosinski, properties at 306 and 309 W. Sherman St., McAdoo, $35,000.

Verna Ann Hower, Bloomsburg, and Emma Jane Schneck, Zionsville, as co-executors of the estate of Mabel M. Mars, late of Pine Grove Township, to Oak Grove Sportsman's Association, Pine Grove Township, lot containing 0.99 of an acre in Pine Grove Township, $7,500.

Martin R. and Betty J. Jones to Matthew R. and Paige E. Lerch, property on north side of Township Route 825 in East Brunswick Township, $190,000.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Divorces granted

Megan Louise Ingraham, 220 N. Greenwood St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Brandon Cole Ingraham, Albrightsville. They were married July 9, 2010.

Megan K. Phillips, 439 E. Elm St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Timothy J. Phillips, 213 E. Broad St., Apt. 2, Tamaqua. They were married March 20, 2010.

Jason J. Clauser was granted a divorce from Mandi Clauser, both of Schuylkill Haven. They were married Oct. 14, 1995.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Credit defaults

The following actions were filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card/loan accounts.

FIA Card Services, Newark, Del., filed against Lori A. Zerbe, 2260 Long Run Rd., Lehighton, seeking $24,056.88.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mauch Chunk Trust Company, Jim Thorpe, to JBUL Holdings, LLC, property at the southeast corner of Centre and White streets, Shenandoah, $1 (full consideration $41,000).

Joseph J. and Mona Kotchmar, Roseville, to John J. Kotchmar Jr., 2010 Park Drive, Tamaqua R.D., parcel containing 0.257 of an acre in MaryD, Schuylkill Township, $1 (full consideration $5,000).

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Divorces granted

Joseph Shevokis, 192 Chee St., Barnesville, was granted a divorce from Patricia Shevokis, 242 N. Nice St., Frackville. They were married Sept. 2, 1979.

Victoria M. Fisher, Minersville, was granted a divorce from Matthew J. Fisher, Port Carbon. They were married June 17, 2006.

Cheryl A. Caufield was granted a divorce from James P. Caufield, both of Shenandoah. They were married July 11, 1988.

Kevin P. Kowalick was granted a divorce from Mikki J. Kowalick, both of Frackville. They were married Oct. 10, 2008.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Granted divorce

Marcia A. Keefer was granted a divorce from Dennis A. Keefer, both of Pottsville. They were married June 27, 1987.

Drop charges

Criminal charges were dismissed against four defendants by President Judge William E. Baldwin on motion by District Attorney James P. Goodman.

Charges of simple assault and harassment were nolle prossed against Sandra Branham, 46, of Orwigsburg. Goodman said the victim did not wish to prosecute. It was a domestic dispute.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Brian L. Mertz, 640 E. White Bear Drive, Summit Hill, from Roberta A. Mertz, same address.

Tara Sistrunk, 1549 Bridgeton Rd., Breinigsville, from Tyrone D. Sistrunk, 333 Iron St., Lehighton.

Cynthia M. Bowman, 137 Packerton Dam Drive, Lehighton, from Francis A. Bowman, 409 Bear Run Drive, Lehighton.

Cherie L. Matto Walck, 105 Moyer Lane, Lehighton, from Gerald N. Walck, same address.