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See: All will benefit
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.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Local news
Sewer plant work soon
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.

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Friday, August 18, 2017
Abney enters intimidation plea
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.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Pilot crash-lands at Lau
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.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Voting has begun
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.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
3 die, dozens injured
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.

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Monday, August 14, 2017
more local news

8 is enough: Wood's punt return helps RHS end 13-game grid losing streak

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.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017
Despite knee pain, RHS' Adley scores twice in boys soccer win over Caston

RHS 4, Caston 1

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."

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Friday, August 18, 2017
Lily blooms: Lady Zs rely on frosh, Sailors to win 5-game epic

ROYAL CENTER - Lily Cashen is a 13-year-old freshman on the Rochester volleyball team. She had been waiting much of her life for her first match on the varsity.

And she might have a hard time topping what happened in that first match.

Cashen came up with the final two kills of the match to lead RHS to a 19-25, 25-15, 26-28, 25-21, 22-20 win over Pioneer in their season opener Wednesday.

It was a roiling, sweaty, intense yet friendly match - RHS coach Erin Cashen and Pioneer coach Rod Nies were spotted giving each other a high-five afterwards - that took nearly two hours to complete.

RHS had four game points in Game 3 but then came back to win Games 4 and even the match.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017
RHS boys beat Delphi in opener

Trey Adley, Garrett Eytcheson and Skyler Razer each scored a goal to lead the Rochester boys soccer team to a season-opening 3-1 win over Delphi at the Brent Blacketor Memorial Sports Complex Tuesday.

Will Thonn and Kaleb Haimes added one assist each. Adley's goal came on a penalty kick.

Harrison Herrell was the victorious goalkeeper in his first career start in net.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Cripe wins MGA Five Tee tourney

MGA Five Tee Tournament results

at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek Sunday

Final results

1. Larry Cripe - 65

2. Ken Hoff - 66

t-3. Dan Bailey - 67

t-3. Brad Good - 67

t-5. Tori Patterson - 68

t-5. Mark Martens - 68

Closest to hole

No. 3 - Jack Sawyer

No. 16 - Harry Stambaugh


No. 2 - Larry Cripe

No. 5 - Ken Hoff

No. 7 - John McLochlin

No. 8 - Brad Good

No. 11 - Dan Bailey

No. 15 - Mark Martens

No. 16 - Harry Stambaugh

Cider Cup Points

Larry Cripe - 65 net - 21 points

Ken Hoff - 66 - 20

Dan Bailey - 67 - 19

Brad Good - 67 - 19

Tori Patterson - 68 - 17

Mark Martens - 68 - 17

Tom Sawyer - 69 - 15

Bryan Holcomb - 69 - 15

Mike Bennett - 69 - 15

Dale Bradley - 69 - 15

Brian Simonson - 71 - 11

Chuck Evans - 72 - 10

Jim Clevenger - 73 - 9

John McLochlin - 73 - 9

Dan Quinlan - 74 - 7

Jack Sawyer - 75 - 6

Joe Dague - 75 - 6

Mark Wood - 76 - 4

John Leap - 77 - 3

Harry Stambaugh - 77 - 3

Jim Collins - 78 - 1

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
 more sports

Robert "Sid" Cover
Robert "Sid" Cover

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.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Rebecca Reichard
Rebecca Reichard, 90, Rochester, died Friday at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
William Johnson
William Johnson, 70, rural Claypool, died Friday in Claypool. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
John M. Kennedy Ray
John M. Kennedy Ray, 55, Kewanna, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at his residence.

He was born on May 3, 1962, in Peru. On July 4, 1994, he married Lorna Riley. She survives.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

He was a member of the Carpenters Union No. 615 in Kokomo. He was an expert craftsman, specializing in custom mantels. John was a gentle giant who loved God and his country and his family and friends.

Friday, August 18, 2017
Robert Cover
Robert Cover, 72, Denver, died Thursday at Wellbrooke of Wabash. Arrangements are pending at McClain Funeral Home.

Friday, August 18, 2017
 more obituaries

Breaking News
Trump blames 'many sides' for violent Virginia clashes
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.

Monday, August 14, 2017
Trump blasts NKorea over new report
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.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Scaramucci out of White House job
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.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
White House: Pass health bill now or else
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.

Monday, July 31, 2017
9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt
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.

Monday, July 24, 2017
 more breaking news

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