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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Rochester’s new Super Walmart is set to open in late July and there’s talk of a healthy selection of grocery items. Do you plan to shop there for food?

  20%
No way. I’m loyal to my local Kroger and always have been.

  35%
Yes I do. I can’t wait for another grocer on the south side of town.

  42%
I’m shopping where I get the best price, no matter what the sign on the front of the store says. I have no allegiances except to my pocketbook.

  4%
I shop out of town and will continue to do so.

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Top story
East 18th Street sidewalk OK'd
From approving a new one on 18th street to addressing a deteriorated one on Franklin Street, sidewalks were a main topic of the Rochester Board of Public Works and Safety Thursday.

The board approved the installation of a sidewalk on the north side of 18th Street from Madison Street east to Wallace Avenue.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Local news
Alleged killer faces new charge
The man who's accused of killing Kewanna resident Lawrence Pfeifer and robbing Kewanna State Bank on Sept. 26, 1997, has been charged with another 1997 armed robbery.

Indiana State Police on Wednesday served William M. Stinemetz with a Miami Circuit Court arrest warrant alleging a felony charge of robbery with a deadly weapon.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016
Topp racing grows quickly
From the first time he sat behind the wheel of a race car, Kevin Birchmeier loved auto racing.

Recently the local businessman has taken his admiration for a driver named Tyler Courtney and turned it into a second business.

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



Friday, June 24, 2016
Sheriff's building payoff passed
The Fulton County Council on Tuesday agreed to pay off the Fulton County Sheriff's Department administration building.

It's been leasing the building for eight years from Dulin and Morris LLC.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Lakefest theme is roaring '20s
The annual Lake Manitou Association Lakefest dinner and auction this year sports a roaring 20s theme.

Attendees are invited to dress in their finest for the event. The association also will sell some '20s attire for those who want or need it.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Washout fix out of reach, officials say
A proposed long-term fix for a washout on County Road 350 North, or River Road, is financially out of reach, according to county officials.

Fulton County Highway Superintendent Rick Ranstead told Fulton County Commissioners Monday a feasibility study calls for roughly $2.2 million to repair a washout that closed the road in 2014.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
more local news




Sports
Sports physical law is updated
In a change from previous procedure, the IHSAA has mandated that physicians must sign physical forms by hand and include their medical license number on the physical forms starting in the 2016-17 school year.

The IHSAA said that changes to its Pre-participation Physical Evaluation, or PPE, form come after a recommendation from the Indiana State Medical Association's Committee on Sports Medicine.

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


Monday, June 27, 2016
Cubs fans should just enjoy the ride
According to Baseball Prospectus, the Chicago Cubs have a 99.8 percent chance to make the National League playoffs and a 97.3 percent chance to win the National League Central division title.

And that is coming after a four-game losing streak that included three straight at home to the rival St. Louis Cardinals.

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


Saturday, June 25, 2016
Topp racing grows quickly
From the first time he sat behind the wheel of a race car, Kevin Birchmeier loved auto racing.

Recently the local businessman has taken his admiration for a driver named Tyler Courtney and turned it into a second business.

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


Friday, June 24, 2016
Source: Pacers acquire Teague
NBA

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Pacers traded one Indianapolis native for another Wednesday, sending George Hill to Utah and acquiring Jeff Teague in a point guard swap that also includes Atlanta.

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


Thursday, June 23, 2016
Holland plans on returning
SOFTBALL

Even though she will have two daughters playing NCAA Division I softball next year, Rochester softball coach Carla Holland said she plans on returning to coach the Lady Zs next year.

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


Wednesday, June 22, 2016
 more sports

Obituaries
Francis L. Babcock
Francis Lee "Bud" "Doc" Babcock, 87, passed away of natural causes on Dec. 23, 2015, at his home in Green Valley, Ariz.

Monday, June 27, 2016
Jerry L. Bretzinger
Mr. Jerry L. Bretzinger, 64, Rochester, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016, at his residence.

Monday, June 27, 2016
Sally M. Townsend
Sally M. Townsend, 60, Peru, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, in her residence.

Monday, June 27, 2016
Grace L. Norman
Grace L. Norman, 86, Macy, passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016, at Life Care Center of Rochester.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Jerry L. Bretzinger
Jerry L. Bretzinger, 64, Rochester, died Thursday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Sue; and three daughters, Cheryl Jones, Rochester, Sarah Brown, La Porte, and Amy Bretzinger, Rochester.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.



Saturday, June 25, 2016
 more obituaries

2016 Election
Clinton, Sanders battle in California
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Already the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton pressed for victory in California and five other states Tuesday, while Bernie Sanders hoped a strong showing would raise doubts about her historic achievement and spur superdelegates to rally around him instead.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Cruz quits race
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump's path to a likely November face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Trump's rants risk annoying delegates
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Donald Trump's relentless assault on the rules that govern how Republicans choose their nominee is coming far too late to change what even defenders acknowledge is a complicated selection system.

Monday, April 18, 2016
Senate leaders face Republican primary challenges
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The two most-powerful leaders of the Indiana Senate are working to fend off Republican primary challengers who have criticized their handling of contentious issues in the GOP-dominated General Assembly.



Monday, April 18, 2016
 more 2016 election

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