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Estimates of the number of American Civil War casualties are growing – from the conventional 618,222 to something closer to 750,000 – as demographic historians deploy increasingly sophisticated computer models. Similarly, estimates of the number of North Vietnam/Viet Cong soldier and civilian deaths in the Vietnam war vary considerably, but are generally placed at about 1 million or more. The American death toll is put at 58,315. Which side won the Vietnam War?

Please select one:
1. – North Vietnam won. It drove Americans from the field of battle.
2. – Don’t know.
3. – It was a stalemate, something along the lines of the War of 1812, which ended largely because a distracted super power got tired.
4. – America won. It left on its own terms, not those of Vietnam.

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Top story: Contest honors 125 child artists.

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Contest honors 125 child artists
Student artists from all Fulton County schools were honored Wednesday for their entries into Rochester's first downtown banner contest.

The contest was sponsored by the Eta Mu Chapter of Psi Iota Xi and the Honeywell Foundation Educational Outreach Program, and the Fulton County Community Foundation helped with a $1,000 grant.

For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Holcomb proclaims Indiana Indian Day
Students, county historians, Mennonites, Catholics and others invite everyone to attend Indiana Indian Day at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

The event is built around an apology to Native Americans.

Two tribes were driven out of Indiana at gunpoint: the Potawatomi in September 1838 and the Miami in October 1846. Members of both tribes will attend to tell their stories.

For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

Friday, April 21, 2017
Student production of 'Into the Woods' opens Friday
Rochester High School students present the musical "Into the Woods" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the RHS auditorium.

Presale tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and ages 60 and older. They are available at First Federal Savings Bank, Rochester Telephone Co. and State Farm Insurance.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Duncan meets brother
For some people, family history is clouded in mystery.

Some never know anything at all about their bloodline - so many questions and no answers and no one to ask.

That's exactly how Robert "Bob" Banta's first 67 years of life were until fate stepped in.

For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Wind farm developer contacting landowners
One of the world's leading renewable energy companies is considering the development of a wind farm in Fulton, Cass and Miami counties that could begin producing power in the next few years.

The UK-based RES Group, which has been active in the renewable energy industry for more than 30 years, has reportedly been contacting landowners about possible lease agreements for the wind farm. The renewable energy developer, which completed its first wind project in the U.S. in 1997, would like to construct 300 wind turbines in south Fulton County, northwest Miami County and northeast Cass County.

For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

Monday, April 17, 2017
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Harsh reality: RHS frosh earns win vs. Lewis Cass

Lewis Cass' 7-6 win over Rochester in last year's Class 2A, Sectional 38 softball sectional quarterfinals was a harsh ending to the Lady Zs' season.

RHS threw some Harsh reality right back at the Lady Kings in their first meeting since Friday.

That would be freshman pitcher Ady Harsh, who fired a complete-game five-hitter and allowed no earned runs as RHS edged Lewis Cass 2-1.

For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
RHS scores 9 in first, routs Plymouth

PLYMOUTH - This time, the Rochester softball team took advantage of their baserunners.

Jossie Sweany, Alexis Elliott and Kennedy Musselman each had two-run singles as part of a nine-run first inning, and Maci Brown pitched a two-hit shutout as the Lady Zs cruised to a 13-0 win in five innings over host Plymouth Thursday.

For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

Friday, April 21, 2017
The Bryce you pay: Frosh's dramatic HR lifts Zebras in conference opener

WABASH - Welcome to the new era of pitch counts in high school baseball.

And welcome to the Three Rivers Conference, Bryce Abbott.

Abbott, a freshman first baseman playing in just his second career varsity game, slugged a two-run homer with two outs in the top of the seventh inning to lead Rochester to a 4-3 Three Rivers Conference road win over Northfield Wednesday.

For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
RHS girls win, boys lose to Peru

The Rochester track team had their home opener against Peru at Barnhart Field Tuesday. They also had their senior night.

The coaches probably hope the team runs as fast as the home season lasted.

RHS won the girls meet 77-53, but Peru won the boys meet 69-62.

For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Malchow, Pflueger on board
The Rochester School Board hired Lisa Pflueger as the girls varsity basketball coach and Rob Malchow as the new boys varsity basketball coach at Monday's school board meeting.

Pflueger told the board that she had visited Rochester during summers at her family's lake cabin since she was eight years old. Even though she lives in Kokomo, she considers Rochester "like a second home."

For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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Michael 'Mike' Lynn Terry
Mr. Michael "Mike" Lynn Terry, 50, Fort Wayne, and formerly of Rochester, passed away at 5:12 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Mary M. Avery
Mary M. Avery, 67, Kings Mountain, N.C., died Thursday at home.

Survivors include her sons, Ivan Avery, Houston, Texas, Bill Swango, Nappanee, and Joseph Swango, Kings Mountain, N.C.; her daughters, Elizabeth Avery, and Elaine Lemberg, both of Syracuse; her brother, Melvin Merrill, Rochester, and her sister, Nancy Anderson, South Bend.

Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at El Bethel United Methodist Church, 122 El Bethel Road, Kings Mountain, N.C. Visitation will be private. Arrangements are handled by Greene Funeral Service.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Dennis L. Thompson
Dennis L. Thompson, 74, Akron, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his residence after being in failing health for the last 15 years.

Friday, April 21, 2017
Joey J. Kuykendoll
Infant Joey J. Kuykendoll died April 14, 2017, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

Survivors include his parents, Rachel Stuff and Austin Hamilton, Mishawaka; his brother and sister, Osirys Parker and Isys Stuff, Mishawaka; and his great-grandmother, Patricia Kuykendoll, rural Rochester.

His funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Visitation is 12:30 p.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Friday, April 21, 2017
Michael Graham
Michael Graham, 65, formerly of Rochester, died Wednesday at Hospice of St. Francis, Titusville, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.

Friday, April 21, 2017
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Breaking News
AP FACT CHECK: Steve who? Trump shortchanges a relationship
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a pair of interviews, President Donald Trump gave a skewed account of auto jobs and health care under his watch and flatly contradicted himself on how long he's known his right-hand strategist, Steve Bannon.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Russia, Iran affirm commitment to Syria
BEIRUT (AP) - Russia and Iran renewed their support for the Syrian government in a flurry of calls on Sunday, saying last week's U.S. missile strike violated Syrian sovereignty but failed to boost the morale of "terror groups" in Syria.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Trump sticks to unproved wiretap accusation
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump defiantly refused to back down from his explosive claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones, and sidestepped any blame for the White House decision to highlight an unverified report that Britain helped carry out the alleged surveillance.

Monday, March 20, 2017
AP FACT CHECK: Pope didn't change 10 Commandments
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis didn't say that God had told him to revise the 10 Commandments as claimed in a widely shared story. Francis never made the purported comments and has not changed or added to the 10 Commandments.

Monday, March 13, 2017
AP FACT CHECK: Cabinet members go rogue on science, history
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of Donald Trump's boasts from the first weeks of his presidency were dashed by developments in recent days.

Monday, March 13, 2017
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