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Joyland Amusement Park Foreclosure Lawsuit Filed
By Robbie Rhodes

Stanley and Margaret Nelson, the couple who owned and operated Joyland
for nearly 30 years, sold the park in May 2003 to David Rohr, a former
general manager of the park.  But payments on the mortgage held by the
Nelsons were not received and so on February 11, 2004, the Nelsons
filed an action to foreclose against David Rohr and Rohr Enterprises,
the parent company of Joyland.

The Nelsons claimed that Rohr defaulted on loan installment payments,
was delinquent on real estate taxes and failed to provide maintenance
and security on the property.  The Nelsons additionally claimed that
payroll taxes through June 30, 2003 went unpaid, resulting in a tax
lien filed in December 2003.  Also filed in December were two lawsuits
by Wichita companies for failure to pay bills owed to them by Rohr
(ref. 1).

Shortly after the February action was filed the Nelsons withdrew it
because they were "sufficiently satisfied with the progress of events
at Joyland," but on 26 July they again filed a foreclosure lawsuit
seeking to regain control of the park and claiming that Rohr's company
is financially unstable.  The Internal Revenue Service this year
placed a federal tax lien against Rohr's company for about $185,000,
according to the lawsuit (ref 2.).



Robbie Rhodes

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