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Friday, January 19, 2018
The Rochester Sentinel
  • Friday, January 19, 2018 5:00 AM

    Fulton County Sheriff Chris Sailors doesn’t believe overcrowding at the Fulton County Jail is something that will go away anytime soon.
    Sailors has now compiled 2017 jail statistics and can compare them to previous years. He shared that information with commissioners Tuesday and the Fulton County Council on Wednesday.

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

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:00 AM

    Notre Dame football player Kevin T. Stepherson, who has been no stranger to run-ins with the law, was booked at the Fulton County Jail on Tuesday.
    On the same day, Head Coach Brian Kelly announced Stepherson also was dismissed from the team.

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

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 5:00 AM

    The citizens opposing a proposed RES commercial wind farm aren’t done in Fulton County.
    They want Fulton County officials to sign a pledge to keep commercial wind energy turbines out of the county.

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

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 5:00 AM

    Fulton County’s governing bodies have reorganized for 2018.
    Bryan Lewis continues to be the chairman of the Fulton County Commissioners, and Rick Ranstead will serve as vice chairman of the commissioners.

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

  • Saturday, January 13, 2018 5:00 AM

    Rochester Downtown Partnership and the city of Rochester have come together in hopes of pumping new life into the city’s historic downtown corridor. 
    The city and organization are preparing to apply for a grant through the Main Street Revitalization Program, which is administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. It was originally announced that a maximum of $500,000 could be awarded; however, OCRA is increasing the grant award amount by $100,000.

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

  • Friday, January 12, 2018 5:00 AM

    Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. Superintendent Brett Boggs has announced his retirement.
    The educator spent nearly all of his life so far at Tippecanoe Valley Schools.

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

  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:00 AM

    Rochester Community Schools’ financial advisor says taxpayers shouldn’t see a tax rate increase in relation to a planned $11.5 million bond issue.
    That’s because new debt will start as old debt is paid off.

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

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 5:00 AM

    A Macy man accused of trying to murder a woman nearly a year ago will be tried this spring.
    DeWayne C. VanAlstine Jr., 46, faces felony charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery. His jury trial is set for 8:30 a.m. April 17 in Fulton Circuit Court.
    VanAlstine has been held without bond because of a parole hold at the Fulton County Jail since his arrest.

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

  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018 5:00 AM

    The Sentinel report
    Ethan Manning has announced his Republican primary election candidacy for the Dist. 23 state representative’s seat  currently held by Bill Friend, R-Macy.
    Friend has announced he won’t run for re-election this year. The district includes townships in Miami and Cass counties and Liberty Township in Fulton County.

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

  • Monday, January 8, 2018 5:00 AM

    In the words of former Tippecanoe Valley High School football player Dave Gross, his head coach Charlie Smith taught his players to “put your heart and soul into” playing the game.
    Smith’s 1977 Valley football team, who went undefeated during the regular season and finished as the Class A runners-up, must have taken that advice.
    On Saturday in between the Viking’s boys basketball JV and varsity games, Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. honored the 40th anniversary of that team’s success.

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

  • Saturday, January 6, 2018 5:00 AM

    An Illinois manufacturer has plans to move to Rochester.
    Fulton Economic Development Corp. and Frank Boley, CEO of Boley Tool & Machine Works Inc., East Peoria, Ill., signed a purchase agreement at the end of 2017 for 11 acres of land in the Blacketor Industrial Park. Boley plans a manufacturing facility.

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

  • Friday, January 5, 2018 5:00 AM

    Newcastle Township Trustee Linda Erp, in office 20 years, recently found herself on the wrong end of a state audit.
    The experience has been frustrating, embarrassing and expensive, Erp said.
    “I have tried so hard to do what’s right. And it is hard,” she added.

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

  • Thursday, January 4, 2018 5:00 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The two most powerful Republicans in the Indiana Legislature said they do not plan to take major action to address a growing crisis in the Department of Child Services during this year’s session, which kicked off Wednesday.
    The move by House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate leader David Long will help shield Gov. Eric Holcomb while his administration regroups from the first major criticism the Republican has received since taking office roughly a year ago.

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

  • Wednesday, January 3, 2018 5:00 AM

    Three people were injured and one person was arrested on a drinking and driving charge after a 7:20 p.m. Monday wreck near Kewanna.
    According to police records, vehicles driven by Christopher D. Bickle, 46, 1021 S. Old U.S. 31, and Tyler M.B. Monroe, 23, Claypool, collided at Indiana 14 and County Road 775 West at 7:20 p.m.

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

  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018 5:00 AM

    Fulton County Farm Winter School, a joint venture between the Rochester High School agriculture department and Purdue Extension, has four sessions in the coming month.
    Three are in the high school agriculture classroom – enter through the ag shop – and the fourth is in the high school auditorium. All are on Wednesdays and start at 7:30 p.m.

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

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