Kokomo attorney Mark Hurt earlier this month became the first challenger for a U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.
Hurt, a Republican, formally announced his candidacy Feb. 1 in Indianapolis. Donnelly, elected to the Senate in 2012, is the only Indiana Democrat holding statewide office. National Republicans are targeting him for defeat after President Donald Trump won Indiana by 19 percentage points.
Local disc golf enthusiasts and beginners alike will soon be able to test their skills at Rochester City Park.
Like traditional golf, disc golf is a precision-and-accuracy sport. However, instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc. Instead of hitting a ball into a hole, discs are thrown into baskets set at varying lengths around different obstacles.
As college costs continue to rise at a pace that exceeds inflation, Teachers Credit Union on Thursday donated $5,000 to the Fulton County Promise in an effort to financially assist and raise awareness about the importance of saving for postsecondary education.
Talking Zebras is a monthly column written by Rochester Community Schools administrators and staff on the subjects of their choosing.
This past fall, the Rochester Athletic Student Council was formed. Athletes were nominated by their head coach.
Current members of the council include: Emma Dahlquist, Zane Gilbreath, Abigail McCarter, Alexis Elliott, Allie Bickle, Ben Perez, Carter Hooks, Drew Sailors, Jackson Sawyer, Kelsey Tyler, Madelyn Sailors, Mason Brady, Ross Pearson, Sarah Schaller, Killian Bailey, Kinley Lingenfelter, and Thomas Rohr.
Rochester's 200 medley relay team and Tippecanoe Valley's Chase Brower were among the top qualifiers at the Warsaw boys swimming sectional preliminaries Thursday night. The RHS 200 medley relay team of Jeff Ruppert, Mason Brady, Jared Seuferer and Will Thonn qualified first in 1:48.06, 0.16 seconds faster than No. 2 Warsaw.
Rochester could stay in Class 2A for volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball for the next two-year classification period, according to enrollment figures that the IHSAA released Monday.
Meanwhile, North Miami appears certain to be headed up to Class 2A for volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball while staying in Class 1A for football. Winamac would appear to be heading back down to Class 1A for football.
Martha L. Meade, 68, Silver Lake, died Sunday at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne.
Survivors include her husband, Fred Meade, Silver Lake; her son, Leo E. Pruitt Jr., Silver Lake; her mother, Mary Ann Edwards, Akron; her sister, Sue Stone, Georgetown; and her brothers, Kenneth Richardson, Macy, and Danny Richardson, Peru.
Her funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home. Visitation is 11 a.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Advocacy groups and the White House say that people suspected of living in the United States illegally are being rounded up in large numbers as part of stepped-up enforcement under President Donald Trump. Advocates cited what they call heavy-handed raids in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Texas and North Carolina and elsewhere.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Thursday made a messy case that he "inherited a mess" from his predecessor. Economic stats and territorial losses of Islamic State insurgents don't support his assertions about the problems handed to him on those fronts.