(Richmond, IN)--Thursday was the deadline for Wayne County Commissioner Ken Paust to file a response in Wayne Circuit Court to foreclosure efforts by First Bank totaling nearly three quarters of a million dollars. Ten years ago, Paust’s wife, Linda, signed a promissory note of $800,000 connected to a tract of land on Salisbury Road. First Bank alleges that the Pausts did not make monthly payments and is exercising its right to call for the entire amount, which now stands at $733,000. Paust explained to Kicks 96 and the Point News last month that he had sold part of the land on contract and that the buyer had failed to make payments. He said that allowing the loan to go through the foreclosure process was the easiest way to allow First Bank to obtain a clear title. The case has been assigned to a special judge from Rush County.