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August 17, 2009
Judge enforces plea agreement in Afton airstrip case
The lawsuit against Afton resident Jeffrey Walker and his allegedly illegal airstrip has finally landed. A jury trial was scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 17 at the Washington County Court House. However, the jury trial never took place because the court decided to enforce a plea...
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August 17, 2009 - 1:07pm
June 15, 2009
Afton airstrip jury trial fails to take off
The lawsuit against Afton resident Jeffrey Walker and his allegedly illegal airstrip will be stuck on the runway for a bit longer. A jury trial was set for June 15 at 8:30 a.m., but prior to the trial, Walker's attorney made a motion to be removed from the case. The motion was g...
June 15, 2009 - 8:50am
May 22, 2009
Afton airstrip trial still on the runway
The lawsuit against Afton resident Jeffrey Walker and his allegedly illegal airstrip will be delayed once again. New Afton city attorney Fritz Knaak informed the city council at its May 19 meeting that the jury trial has been postponed until June 15 so that he can acquaint himself...
May 22, 2009 - 11:58am
February 24, 2009
Afton airstrip case to get a jury trial
The suit against Afton resident Jeffrey Walker and his allegedly illegal airstrip has taken off and is now flying to a jury trial in the spring. It's been almost five years since Walker installed an airstrip on his property at 1022 Indian Trail South in Afton -- a move which Afton...
February 24, 2009 - 1:02pm
October 1, 2008
Afton airstrip case faces setback
The case of the illegal airstrip has suffered a small setback. The Afton City Council is prosecuting landowner Jeffrey Walker for what it alleges is an illegal airstrip operating at Walker's property at 1022 Indian Trail South. A pre-trial was scheduled at Washington County for...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am
September 17, 2008
Afton airstrip case headed for pre-trial
The case of Afton's unofficial airstrip will be in court next week -- and there's some last-minute wrangling over how to proceed. At a special meeting held earlier this month, Afton City Council members met with Holly Newman, an attorney hired by 15th Street resident Kathy Buchholz. The...
September 17, 2008 - 12:00am
June 25, 2008
Complaint lodged in Afton airstrip case
Litigation has been filed against the owner of an airstrip operating in Afton. After weeks of delays, the complaint against Jeffrey Walker has now been lodged with the district court, alleging he owns an unlicensed airport and is using the land illegally at 1022 Indian Trail South. Legal...
June 25, 2008 - 12:00am
May 28, 2008
Afton hopes to file airstrip complaint
Officials say they are poised to file a lawsuit against the owner of an airstrip operating within Afton city limits. The Woodbury Bulletin has obtained a copy of the complaint which is due to be filed against resident Jeffrey Walker, alleging he owns an unlicensed airport and is...
May 28, 2008 - 12:00am
April 23, 2008
Airstrip dispute edges closer to court
The first steps in the battle to end a four-year airstrip saga are due to be taken this week. Residents of Indian Trail and 15th Street in Afton say they have suffered for years from the actions of neighbor Jeffrey Walker, who installed an airstrip on his property at 1022 Indian...
April 23, 2008 - 12:00am