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.
Rochester Schools Superintendent Jana Vance on Friday passed along a press release from the Indiana Department of Education detailing ISTEP problems here.
Rochester's ISTEP results are skewed because the state-hired testing company, Pearson, provided a calculator to some students that it should not have. The situation has not been resolved with the Indiana Department of Education at this time, the release said. The school corporation's accountability grade could be affected and high schoolers may have to retake their tests in order to graduate.
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.
Matt York won the men's title, and Shanna Bonnell won the women's title at the Manitou Monster Triathlon Saturday.
York, a middle school math teacher in the Kokomo schools, beat friend and training partner Dustyn Schrock to the finish line by 46 seconds. York was timed in 56 minutes, 47.2 seconds. Schrock completed the course in 57:33.0.
Rob Malchow is back as the boys basketball coach at Rochester High School, and the reason is simple.
There was no unfinished business, no scores he needed to settle, no nagging losses - no, not even that double-overtime loss to Princeton in the 2009 Class 3A state title game - that he needed to overcome.
Karen M. Grimm, 70, Clinton, Ark., died April 28, 2017, at home.
Survivors include her husband, James R. Grimm; her sons, James M. Grimm, Rochester, and Daniel R. Grimm, Clinton, Ark.; a brother, David McCarthy, Ocala, Fla.; and a sister, JoAnne Wingereid, Loveland, Ohio.
Her memorial service is 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Crawford Park, 1000 E. Mishawaka Ave., Mishawaka.
Zachery A. Pierce, 27, Waukesha, Wis., died March 26, 2017.
Survivors include two sons, Dominec Pierce and Dante Pierce; his parents, Donald and Carolyn Raska, Rochester; four sisters, Penelope Prater, Texas, Anna Nicole Stanley, Warsaw, Jamie Painter, Illinois, and Amber Sauer, Illinois; and three brothers, Michael High, North Carolina, Braxton Raska, Rochester, and James Raska, Illinois.
A memorial service is noon Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is 11 a.m. to the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.
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.
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.
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.
LONDON (AP) - An unprecedented "ransomware" cyberattack that has already hit tens of thousands of victims in 150 countries could wreak even more havoc today as people return to their desks and power up their computers at the start of the work week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump claimed more progress than he's achieved on his 100-day plan and showed he was not completely familiar with what he had promised in that "contract" with voters.