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Friday, September 22, 2017
The Rochester Sentinel
  • Friday, September 22, 2017 5:00 AM

    Verizon Wireless is dropping customers in rural stretches of Greater Lafayette because they are using too much data on a partner’s network, and costing Verizon too much money, despite being on the carrier’s highly touted unlimited-data plans.

    The dropped customers include some who live in Delphi, Logansport and surrounding areas where Verizon allows customers to roam on towers operated by S and R Communications.

    The partnership between Verizon and S and R allows Verizon’s customers to roam on S and R towers while still having access to LTE data.

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

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 5:00 AM

    County officials plan to use $856,487 of County Economic Development Income Tax proceeds to fund general county expenses in 2018.

    The Fulton County Council and Fulton County Auditor conducted the 2018 budget hearing Tuesday. The budget will be advertised with a maximum tax levy of $534,096 more than what’s allowed.

    The state may or may not request that the amount be cut. That won’t be known until January.

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

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:00 AM

    Fulton County Commissioners on Monday entered into contracts with H.J. Umbaugh & Associates and the law firm Barnes & Thornburg ahead of making a decision on a proposed wind farm in the county.

    “Umbaugh is probably the more important contract to address right out of the gate here because their services are, I think, what the commissioners and the public are really wanting to know,” County Attorney Greg Heller said, adding Umbaugh & Associates is tasked with determining the financial impact of a proposed wind farm. “I think, really, that Barnes and Thornburg is going to be more on the back end if things start going forward.”

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 5:00 AM

    The Rochester School Board has a resolution on the table that would censure one of its own members.

    The resolution centers on alleged unethical conduct by Stacey Carvey-Schoenhals. She is in her first term on the board.

    The resolution basically states the Rochester Classroom Teachers Association alleges her “unannounced, unescorted and too frequent presence in classrooms is creating a threatening environment.”

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

  • Monday, September 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A U.S. Census Bureau report has found that Indiana had 373,000 fewer people without health insurance last year than three years earlier.

    The report released last week said about 8 percent of Indiana residents, or about 530,000 people, lacked medical insurance in 2016. That’s down from 14 percent, or 903,000 residents, in 2013.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Maria Kelsay is Artist of Year
    Saturday, September 16, 2017 5:00 AM

    Maria Kelsay says a “summer acting class changed her life.”
    The Rochester resident took an acting class at age 15 in New York City, her hometown. The man who taught the class, Jack Farrell, ended up becoming her friend and coaxing her into doing improv with him in a coffeehouse-type setting.
    From then on, Kelsay has harbored a love for theater

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

  • Friday, September 15, 2017 5:00 AM

    The Trail of Courage Living History Festival, now 42 years old, is Saturday and Sunday at the Fulton County Historical Society grounds north of Rochester.

    Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, and $3 for children 5-11.

    Visitors will find re-enactors and traders in period costumes, vendors of everything from jewelry to cast iron and fur pelts, foods cooked over wood fires, two stages of entertainment and more.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:00 AM

    Rochester Park Board’s meeting Monday was notably copacetic, given Mayor Ted Denton’s recent contentious decision to postpone completion of a disc golf course at the city park.

    The board gathered under the Lakeside Park pavilion to discuss plans for a sand volleyball court there and tabled discussion on the disc golf course and other business until moving to the Round Barn Golf Club pro shop.

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

  • Beer and wine bar features Cuban food
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:00 AM

    When Luis and Alissa Ferro decided to follow their dream and open a restaurant, the young couple quickly realized Rochester was the place for that to happen.

    Five years later, they’ll throw open the doors to Uncorked later this month at 527 Main St.

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

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:00 AM

    MIAMI (AP) — Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation.

    “I just hope everyone survived,” Gov. Rick Scott said.

    He said boats were cast ashore, water, sewers and electricity were knocked out, and “I don’t think I saw one trailer park where almost everything wasn’t overturned.”

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

  • Eastern Europe comes to Akron
    Monday, September 11, 2017 12:00 AM

    Akron had visitors from another era and culture this weekend.

    The Newark Renaissance Faire was at Cutshall Park Saturday and Sunday. Historic preservation group New Sotterlee Project International present the fair, whose theme was Eastern European.

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

  • Saturday, September 9, 2017 5:00 AM
    The Purdue Extension Service of Fulton County will present its annual “Agricultural Outlook Breakfast” at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 22 in the Community Building at the Fulton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1009 W. Third St. 
    The program, sponsored by several local banks, is free to the public and designed to help local farmers, landowners, input suppliers and agribusiness managers make better business decisions in the coming year. The program will be presented by Chris Hurt, an agriculture economist from Purdue. For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Friday, September 8, 2017 5:00 AM
    The Sentinel report
    It appears Death Valley will find its way into the official name of the Tippecanoe Valley football field in some form.
    It’s part of each of four finalists for the field’s name. 
    Three of the four finalists also  include Smith-Bibler, the last names of winningest coaches in Valley history.
    They, and Smith’s son Scott Smith and retired NASCAR driver Tony Elliott were killed Oct. 2, 2015, in a plane crash en route to a Notre Dame football game in South Carolina. For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 5:00 AM

    MIAMI (AP) — Florida residents picked store shelves clean and long lines formed at gas pumps Wednesday as Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 monster with potentially catastrophic winds of 185 mph, steamed toward the Sunshine State and a possible direct hit on the Miami metropolitan area of nearly 6 million people.

    The most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic destroyed homes and flooded streets as it roared through a chain of small islands in the northern Caribbean some 1,000 miles from Florida. Forecasters said Irma could strike the Miami area by early Sunday, then rake the entire length of the state’s east coast and push into Georgia and the Carolinas.

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

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 5:00 AM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Wielding the most powerful winds ever recorded for a storm in the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Irma bore down Tuesday on the Leeward Islands of the northeast Caribbean on a forecast path that could take it toward Florida over the weekend.

    The storm, a dangerous Category 5, posed an immediate threat to the small islands of the northern Leewards, including Antigua and Barbuda, as well as the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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

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