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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Top story: Experts: Be safe with all fireworks.

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Experts: Be safe with all fireworks
Using sparklers on the Fourth of July may be as traditional as cookouts, but they remain one of the most dangerous fireworks each holiday.

Burning at a temperature of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals - sparklers can cause serious burns. Combined with firecrackers and rockets, they account for more than 50 percent of firework-related injuries each year, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

Rochester Fire Chief Tom Butler says sparklers should always be used under close adult supervision and offers these safety tips to prevent sparkler injuries:

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Local news
Relay raises $21K
Loud music, bright lights and even brighter smiles set the stage at Rochester High School's track Saturday night for Fulton County's 2017 Relay For Life.

The relay, which sets out to raise money for those affected by cancer, ran for eight hours. Participants walked, danced and partied under the lights well into the night as they raised approximately $21,000.

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

Monday, June 26, 2017
TOPP's Woodling wins 600 Open at Plymouth Speedway
TOPP Motorsports' Dylan Woodling won the 600 Open title at Plymouth Speedway Saturday night. TOPP Motorsports is race team based in Rochester.

Meanwhile, Winamac resident David Fritz was second in the Super Streets race, finishing behind only Shaun Wiltjer.

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

Monday, June 26, 2017
Belcher gives for LEDs in schools
Rochester resident Dick Belcher and his family have chosen to support another energy-saving project at a public building.

A donation of $150,000 will help put LED lighting in Rochester schools.

The money will be funneled through the Fulton County Community Foundation and released over a three-year period, Belcher said.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017
Full lineup of weekend events here
Fulton County residents shouldn't have any trouble finding something fun to do this weekend.

The Living Local festival and community parade will keep downtown hopping Saturday.

Relay For Life will keep Rochester High School lit up late until midnight Saturday with people raising funds for the American Cancer Society.

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

Friday, June 23, 2017
Scrap yard gets tax break
The Fulton County Council on Tuesday approved a tax abatement package for Rochester Iron and Metal.

With a unanimous vote, the council approved a confirmatory resolution, establishing the scrap metal recycler's Lucas Street property as an economic revitalization area. The council also approved the company's request for a reduction in real property tax for 10 years.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017
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All set: Rochester, Culver to host volleyball sectionals
Rochester will host a Class 2A volleyball sectional for the second straight year, and Culver will host both a Class 1A volleyball sectional and regional and a Class 1A girls soccer regional, according to an IHSAA Executive Committee vote at its meeting Thursday.

Other volleyball sectional host sites of concern to area teams include West Noble in Class 3A, North Judson in Class 2A and South Newton in Class 1A.

In addition to Culver, sites for the new four-team regionals include Norwell in Class 3A, LaVille and Taylor in Class 2A.

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

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Davis: 'I couldn't pass up' return to Caston

Carl Davis might have left Caston, but his affection for the school never did.

So when the opportunity to come back presented itself, he pounced.

Three years after he resigned as the school's girls basketball coach, Davis was hired in May as Caston's new boys basketball coach.

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

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Hooker gets first football job at Caston

The lesson one might be able to gain from Brian Hooker is not to assume.

He thought he would be a football coach before he would be a baseball coach. He wound up coaching baseball at Rochester for 15 years.

He thought he would be the offensive coordinator for the Caston football team this year. Instead, he's the head coach.

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

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Caston names Hooker interim football coach

The Caston School Board approved Brian Hooker as interim varsity football coach for the 2017 season at its meeting Tuesday. Hooker will also be the offensive coordinator.

Hooker replaces Brady Jones, who resigned as both football and wrestling coach as well as his faculty position. Hooker will remain a physical education and health teacher within the Rochester schools.

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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Knee injury helps turn Bonnell into champ
A knee injury might not sound like a good way to start a successful triathlon career, but Manitou Monster Triathlon women's champion Shanna Bonnell, a Star City resident and 2002 Winamac High School grad, might not have won Saturday without it.

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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Russell Lee 'Pudge' Egolf
Russell Lee "Pudge" Egolf, 78, Rochester, passed into eternity at 12:31 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2017, at his home.

He was born Dec. 13, 1938, in North Manchester, to Earl E. and Eleanor (Pratt) Egolf.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Kenneth Freels
Kenneth Freels, 86, Spring Hill, Fla., and formerly of the Fulton area, died Sunday.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Jerry P. Stowe
Jerry P. Stowe, 62, Rochester, and formerly of Niles, Mich., passed away on May 30, 2017, in Fort Wayne.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Kristina J. McIntyre
Kristina J. McIntyre, 49, Rochester, died Thursday at Signature Healthcare of Fort Wayne.

Survivors include her husband, Michael; two daughters, Ashton Hall, Rochester, and Johanna E. McIntyre, Mount Vernon, Ill.; her son, Dustin J. McKee, Rochester; her sister, Linda Martin, Peru; and her brother, Bobby Holland, Peru.

Her funeral service is 4 p.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 3 p.m. to the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Phillip E. Perdue
Phillip E. Perdue, 58, Norfolk, Va., and formerly of Rochester, died June 16, 2017, in Norfolk, Va.

Survivors include his wife, Melissa Perdue; his mother, Linda Perdue; and his sister, Kari Blackley.

His celebration of life is 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at WHRO TV station in Norfolk, Va.

Friday, June 23, 2017
 more obituaries

Breaking News
Trump travel ban partly reinstated
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to the U.S. Trump hailed the decision as a "victory for national security," but it's likely to set off a new round of court disputes over anti-terror efforts and religious discrimination.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Trump: Health overhaul not 'that far off'
WASHINGTON (AP) - Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare." Expressing frustration, he complained about "the level of hostility" in government and wondered why both parties can't work together on the Senate bill as GOP critics expressed doubt over a successful vote this week.

Monday, June 26, 2017
AP sources: Senate GOP would halt Obamacare taxes
WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Senate Republicans prepared Wednesday to release their plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, a proposal that would cut and revamp Medicaid, end penalties on people not buying coverage and eliminate tax increases that financed the statute's expansion of coverage, lobbyists and congressional aides said.

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Sessions to testify
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fellow Republicans pressed President Donald Trump on Sunday to come clean about whether he has tapes of private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey and provide them to Congress if he does - or possibly face a subpoena, as a Senate investigation into collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice extended to a Trump Cabinet member.

Monday, June 12, 2017
Trump injects US into Arab crisis
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump injected the United States into a volatile crisis among America's Mideast allies, siding Tuesday with Saudi Arabia and other countries against Qatar in a dispute that threatens to disrupt efforts to defeat the Islamic State group and counter Iran.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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