October 3, 2013

Wells County Indiana
Beginning 10:00:00 AM, 10/29/2013
Courthouse Local Time
Wells County
Pursuant to the laws of the Indiana General Assembly, notice is hereby given that the following described property is listed for sale for delinquent taxes and/or special assessments. The county auditor and county treasurer will apply on or after 10/11/2013 for a court judgment against the tracts or real property for an amount that is not less than the amount set out below and for an order to sell the tracts or real property at public auction to the highest bidder, subject to the right of redemption. Any defense to the application for judgment must be filed with the Wells County Circuit Court and served on the county auditor and treasurer before 10/11/2013. The court will set a date for a hearing at least seven (7) days before the advertised date of sale and the court will determine any defenses to the application for judgment at the hearing. The county auditor and the county treasurer are entitled to receive all pleadings, motions, petitions, and other filings related to the defense to the application for judgment.
Such sale will be held on 10/29/2013 at the Courthouse and that sale will continue until all tracts and real property have been offered for sale.
Property will not be sold for an amount which is less than the sum of:
(A) the delinquent taxes and special assessments on each tract or item of real property; and
(B) the taxes and special assessments on the real property that are due and payable in the year of the sale, whether or not they are delinquent; and
(C) all penalties due on the delinquencies, and
(D) an amount prescribed by the county auditor that equals the sum of:
(1) twenty-five($25) for postage and publication costs; and
(2) any other costs incurred by the county that are directly attributable to the tax sale; and
(E) any unpaid costs due under IC 6-1.1-24-2(b) from a prior tax sale; and
No property listed below shall be sold if, at any time before the sale, the Total Amount for Judgment is paid in full. If the real property is sold in the tax sale, the amount required to redeem such property will be 110% of the minimum bid for which the tract or real property was offered at the time of sale, as required by IC 6-1.1-24-5 if redeemed not more than six (6) months after the date of sale, or 115% of the minimum bid for which the tract or real property was offered at the time of sale, as required by IC 6-1.1-24-5 if redeemed more than six (6) months after the date of sale, plus the amount by which the purchase price exceeds the minimum bid on the real property plus ten percent (10%) per annum on the amount by which the purchase price exceeds the minimum bid on the property. All taxes and special assessments upon the property paid by the purchaser subsequent to the sale, plus 10% per annum interest on those taxes and special assessments, will also be required to be paid to redeem such property.
In addition, IC 6-1.1-25-2 (e) states the total amount required for redemption may include the following costs incurred and paid by the purchaser or the purchaser’s assignee or the county before redemption: (1) The attorney’s fees and cost of giving notice under IC 6-1.1-25-4.5. (2) The costs of title search or examining and update the abstract of title for the tract or item of real property. The period of redemption shall expire on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 for an initial offering. The period of redemption may expire Wednesday, February 26, 2014 for certificates not sold.
If the tract or item of real property is sold for an amount more than the minimum bid and the property is not redeemed, the owner of record of the property who is divested of ownership at the time the tax deed is issued may have a right to the tax sale surplus.
The Auditor and Treasurer specifically reserve the right to withhold from the sale any parcel which has been listed in error, or which otherwise becomes ineligible for sale either prior to 10/29/2013 or during the duration of the sale.
This notice of real property tax sale, and the tax sale itself are undertaken and will be conducted pursuant to the requirements of the laws of the State of Indiana which regulate the sale of land for delinquent taxes, pursuant to I.C. 6-1.1-24-1 et seq.
The County does not warrant the accuracy of the street address or common description of the property, and a misstatement in the key number or street address does not invalidate an otherwise valid sale.
Dated: 10/3/2013
Registration For Bidding On the Tax Sale:
If you are interested in bidding on the tax sale for an Indiana county, you may register online at This .registration is good for all counties that SRI services. You need to register only once for all counties. If you do not have access to a computer with internet service you may register the morning of the sale.
Please arrive the morning of the tax sale at least 30 minutes before the beginning time to be assured you will receive your bid number before the start of the sale.
Please bring your registration form and W9 form with you the morning of the tax sale. You will be able to print these forms from the registration web site.
901300004 90002-00930-00 $558.67 Boots, Bentley 19-26-12 .910 N 200’ OF W 200’ OF E 1414.5’ NE 722 E 300 S BLUFFTON IN 46714
901300005 90002-00959-01 $3,616.70 Steffen, Steven L/Charlotte K 17-26-12 1.00 SE COR SE 2059 E 300 S BLUFFTON IN 46714
901300006 90002-00959-03 $2,664.66 Steffen, Steven L/Charlotte K 17-26-12 3.00A SE QTR SE COR 2059 E 300 S BLUFFTON IN 46714
901300007 90002-01165-03 $2,745.83 Steffen, Steven L/Charlotte K 16-26-12 3.83A SW COR SW SW 2059 E 300 S
901300010 90004-02007-00 $1,507.04 Whitesell, Jeff A/Lisa A TOCSIN KUNKEL #2 LOT 06 36-Q 6162 N Main
901300018 90006-04324-00 $911.84 Masterson, Jan R 21-26-11 .18A N PT S 160’ OF E 170’ LOT 8 HUPP 3136 S Main
901300019 90006-04328-00 $1,740.91 Masterson, Jan L 21-26-11 .230 N 57’ OF E 205’ LOT 7 HUPP PART 3164 S Main
901300020 90006-04535-00 $1,094.68 Miller, Nicholas B/Cheris D 21-26-11 .24A N 150’ OF W 60’ OF E 416.25’ NE 3060 W Market
901300021 90007-04805-01 $5,750.88 Estes, Steven G/Kelly A 14-25-12 6.00A E.405’OF W 1264.46’OF S 645.33’NW 4179 E 850 S
901300023 90007-05012-00 $284.67 Petroleum Speed Shop LLC PETRO ELSTON 01-25-12 ELSTON ADDN LOT 01 PETROLEUM IN
901300024 90007-05013-00 $393.93 Petroleum Speed Shop LLC PETRO ELSTON 02-25-12 ELSTON ADDN LOT 02 PETROLEUM IN
901300025 90007-05014-00 $593.30 Petroleum Speed Shop LLC PETRO ELSTON 03-25-12 ELSTON ADDN LOT 03 PETROLEUM IN
901300026 90007-05014-01 $250.00 Petroleum Speed Shop LLC 22-25-12 .060 PT W/2 NE E OF LOT#1 ELSTONS ELSTON ADDN LOT 02 PETROLEUM IN
901300027 90007-05054-00 $284.67 Petroleum Speed Shop LLC PETR ELSTON 04-25-12 ELSTON ADDN LOT 04 PETROLEUM IN
901300028 90008-05469-01 $1,254.93 Johnson, Timothy L W 252’ OF E 667.2’ OF S 423.94’ FRL S/2 NE N OF HWY 06-27-11 2.46A 5107 Nw Sr 116
901300034 90010-06958-00 $2,215.18 Steffen, Steven L/Charlotte K T & SW 66-26-12 510 W SOUTH 4-F 510 W South
901300035 90010-07589-00 $1,597.43 Steffen, Charlotte K TOWNLEY & TOWNLEY WEST BLK 1 S/2 E 58’ 4-E (216 S Baldwin) 216 S Baldwin
901300036 90010-07589-01 $2,086.23 Steffen, Charlotte K N/2 E 58’ BLK 1 TOWNLEY & TOWNLEY WEST (1004 W Washington) 1004 W Washington
901300037 90010-07934-00 $1,762.06 Smeltzer, Gary D STUDABAERS WEST BLUFFTON 116 4-B STUDABAKERS N 47’ OF S 145’ 214 N Oak
901300038 90010-08011-00 $1,724.69 Fritz, Addie D ORIGINAL LOT 65 4-D EX E 33’ 402 E Market
901300045 90010-08697-00 $2,021.45 Hilty, David W 09-A .94 W PT E OF HWY NNW 1339 S Clark Ave
901300046 90010-08803-00 $1,504.16 Higgins, Robert E TOWNLEY SO N 1/2 LOT 254 4-P 1119 S Scott
901300047 90010-08882-00 $669.32 Nunley, Robert M/ATerry L TOWNLEY SOUTH LOT 251 4-P 221 E Spring
901300048 90010-08907-00 $8,414.07 Adams, Jay A/Jeaneen R 04-L .35 PT NW SE MAIN ST/CENTRAL 505 S Main
901300052 90010-09104-00 $2,369.24 Smeltzer, Gary D OAK PARK 174 4-O 1010 S Oak
901300053 90010-09273-00 $825.71 Gehrett, George L/Penelope L 156-26-12 4-K PT NE SWW OF LOT HOME COLONY 720 S Jersey
901300058 90010-09510-00 $1,821.96 Trissel, Lucinda E/Smeltzer, K WINTERVILLE 6 & 7 00-26-12 W 38’ OF E 76’ (4K) 706 W Wiley Ave
901300059 90010-09553-00 $875.71 Wile, Lori A T & S PT #92 & 49 .04A (4-F) 312 W Cherry
901300060 90010-09638-00 $2,134.19 Thomas, Tommie S TOWNLEY TOWNLEY WEST LOT 51 4-E 828 W Cherry
901300063 90012-09771-01 $3,756.63 Saalfrank, David A/Patricia M DEBLYN MEADOWS LOT 3 32-P 410 Meadow Ln
901300069 90022-06413-03 $919.69 Hovis, Edwin L ZANESVILLE ORIG W/2 LOT 28 4-D 3046 W Broadway
Total Properties: 31
I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true list of lots and land returned delinquent for the nonpayment of taxes and special assessments for the time periods set forth, also subsequent delinquent taxes, current taxes and costs due thereon and the same are chargeable with the amount of tax, etc., with which they are charges on said list.
Given under my hand and seal this 3rd day of October, 2013.
Beth Davis, Auditor, Wells County Indiana.
oj, nb 10/3

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