The registration deadline for a two-day Bridges Out of Poverty workshop, which offers a comprehensive look at poverty, is fast approaching.
The workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7 in the Community Building at the Fulton County 4-H Fairgrounds, is made possible through a partnership of the Fulton County Service Providers, members of the faith community and the Fulton County Purdue Extension Office.
It is provided as part of a community conversation series, also hosted by service providers and the faith community. Speakers will include certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainers Karen Hinshaw, Annette Lawler and Nancy Manuel.
The cost, which includes the Bridges Out of Poverty book, is $40 for the first day and $25 for the second day. Participants must attend the first day to register for the second day. Lunch is on one's own.
The cost to register increases after Wednesday to $85 for both days.
Jason See, chaplain at Woodlawn Hospital, said the workshop offers something for everyone. He has been leading a task force, comprised of service providers and members of the faith community, which aims to increase awareness of poverty among the public and increase available resources for families and residents of Fulton County.
The Rochester Board of Public Works and Safety on Thursday awarded a contract to Kleenco Maintenance & Construction for $793,000 worth of improvements at the city's wastewater treatment plant.
The project, slated to begin in September, is aimed at reducing phosphorus discharge to meet limits required by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, which handles many federal environmental rules.
Until recently, IDEM has not limited phosphorus. Ahead of applying for a new discharge permit last year, the city became aware that limits were expected to tighten. An extension on that permit was eventually granted, while a plan to meet the new state and federal regulations was put into place.
Kristopher T. Abney, 36, pleaded guilty Wednesday of one count of intimidation.
He was sentenced to one year in jail on the Class D felony. The plea came the same day he would have faced a jury trial.
A plea agreement between Abney, his attorney Mark K. Leeman and Fulton County Prosecutor Rick Brown calls for an additional charge of intimidation and a habitual offender notice to be dismissed.
Abney was issued an arrest warrant in the case on June 17, 2014, after an investigation by Fulton County Prosecutor's Investigator Dave Lawson determined he made threatening phone calls from prison to his ex-wife. The context of what lead up to the threats, Lawson stated, revolved around money, property and relationship issues.
A Claypool pilot's airplane glided into the parking lot of Lau Industries after its engine stalled Monday night.
Kenneth Bergman, 58, took off from the Fulton County Airport shortly before 7 p.m. He flew about 500 feet from the runway when the engine of the 2016 Easy Raider airplane he was piloting stalled, according to Indiana State Police Trooper Ben Reason and Indiana State Police Sgt. Dan Prus.
Beacon Credit Union's Project Spotlight voting is underway.
In Fulton County, six organizations are vying for funding from the charitable giving program. The ones with the three highest number of votes will split $1,750. Voting ends Sept. 30.
A person may vote one time a day, using their email address as verification. Voters can cast ballots in more than one county each day.
Here are the Fulton County organizations and the descriptions they provided about themselves:
Fulton County Horse and Pony Club - The Fulton County Horse and Pony Club is dedicated to teaching youth all about horses and the equine industry. They are a local 4-H club with a beautiful facility to call home. They have large horse shows throughout the spring and summer which are always free to the public.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods Saturday as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally. The violent day left three dead, dozens injured and this usually quiet college town a bloodied symbol of the nation's roiling racial and political divisions.
The chaos erupted around what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade - including neo-Nazis, skinheads, members of the Ku Klux Klan - who descended on the city to "take America back" by rallying against plans to remove a Confederate statue. Hundreds came to protest against the racism. There were street brawls and violent clashes; the governor declared a state of emergency, police in riot gear ordered people out and helicopters circled overhead.
WABASH -- Rochester's 13-game football nightmare is over.
Corbyn Wood shook off cramps that forced him from the game earlier to return a punt 42 yards for a touchdown with 9:45 left and give the Zebras an 8-0 win over Wabash Friday.
The win was RHS' first since a 17-10 win over Tippecanoe Valley on Oct. 2, 2015. They lost their last three games of that season and lost all 10 by an average margin of 38 points last season.
The win was also Brian Hooker's first in his first game as Zebra coach.
Ironically, moments before the RHS-Wabash game went final, North Miami polished off Maconaquah 16-6 in Denver to give coach Joe Grant his first win as a varsity coach. Grant coached RHS last year before resigning in June and taking the North Miami job.
FULTON - Rochester boys soccer player Trey Adley's knee hurts a lot. Out of the 160 minutes the team has played through two games this week, he's played in less than half of them.
But when he has been on the pitch, he's helped the Zebras to a 2-0 record.
Adley scored twice against Caston on Thursday to give RHS a 4-1 win. Skylar Razer scored on a rebound, and Alex Andrianov scored the only goal of the second half on a direct kick set piece assist from Will Thonn.
Bryan Hernandez scored the lone Caston goal with 34:27 left in the first half, but that was the only goal Dalton Heishman allowed in his first career start in goal.
RHS coach Trevor Brown was unimpressed with his team and added that Caston and coach Narciso Sanchez were more prepared.
"Honestly, the first 34 minutes, they were by far the better team," Brown said. "They outpossessed us. They had better opportunities. They were more cohesive. Tons and tons of credit to coach Sanchez. I'm always amazed at how much he maximizes his talent. Just a lot of respect for him. ... I don't know how much we deserved it, but we'll take it."
Robert "Sid" Cover, 72, Denver, died Thursday at Wellbrooke of Wabash.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Cover, Denver; mother Joan Cover, Denver; three daughters, Tina Berry, San Antonio, Texas, Stacy Howell, Denver, and Cassie Cover, Kokomo; a son, Mitch (Jerri) Cover, Mentone; and two sisters, Nancy Cover-Fields, Denver, and Ellen (Jim) Cofer, Alabama.
His funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Saturday blamed "many sides" for the violent clashes between protesters and white supremacists in Virginia and contended that the "hatred and bigotry" broadcast across the country had taken root long before his political ascendancy.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump warned North Korea that it could face "fire and fury" after a new report Tuesday said U.S. intelligence believes Pyongyang has successfully produced a nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Firmly taking charge in an unruly White House, former Gen. John Kelly moved in Monday as President Donald Trump's new chief of staff and immediately made sure that Trump's profanity-spouting new communications director was shown the door, ignominiously ousted after less than two weeks on the job.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House stepped up demands Sunday for revived congressional efforts on health care and suggested senators cancel their entire summer break, if needed, to pass legislation after failed votes last week.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, authorities said Sunday in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.