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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Estimates of the number of American Civil War casualties are growing – from the conventional 618,222 to something closer to 750,000 – as demographic historians deploy increasingly sophisticated computer models. Similarly, estimates of the number of North Vietnam/Viet Cong soldier and civilian deaths in the Vietnam war vary considerably, but are generally placed at about 1 million or more. The American death toll is put at 58,315. Which side won the Vietnam War?

  30%
1. – North Vietnam won. It drove Americans from the field of battle.

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2. – Don’t know.

  48%
3. – It was a stalemate, something along the lines of the War of 1812, which ended largely because a distracted super power got tired.

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4. – America won. It left on its own terms, not those of Vietnam.

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Top story
Culver seeks park funds
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to build an outdoor amphitheater on the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver.

The campaign, sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity, is being run by the town of Culver.

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


Monday, May 22, 2017

Local news
Pilot eyes town; Proposes travel center on 25 South
Locals and travelers alike may in the future have a new option when it comes to fueling up and grabbing a bite to eat on Rochester's south side.

According to Fulton County Area Plan Director Casi Cowles, Pilot Flying J has expressed interest in the construction of a travel center just off U.S. 31 at the southeast corner of Indiana 25 and Rouch Place Drive. She said the company, based in Knoxville, Tenn., is expected to vote on final plans next week.

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


Saturday, May 20, 2017
After 2 ransoms, Woodlawn beefs up
Twenty-nine bitcoins, or $25,700. That's what it cost Woodlawn Hospital to get its hacked computers unlocked in the past year.

But the word "terrorists" is a better way to explain the people who were able to lock the hospital out of a good portion of its servers and computers, said Hospital IT Director Travis Albright.

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


Friday, May 19, 2017
Geier: Stretch wheel tax
Fulton County Highway Superintendent John Geier has plans to stretch funds for road repair and maintenance projects much further this year.

He told the Fulton County Council Tuesday more than $765,000 has been collected through the county's wheel tax and excise surtax, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2016. In a partnership with the city of Rochester later that year, 13th Street from Park Road to the bypass at U.S. 31 was repaved. It was the first time the county dipped into the wheel tax fund to complete a road repair project.

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


Thursday, May 18, 2017
Scrapyard asks for tax break
The Fulton County Council on Tuesday took its first step in approving a tax abatement package for Rochester Iron and Metal.

The council voted unanimously to approve a declaratory resolution establishing the scrap metal recycler's Lucas Street property as an economic revitalization area.

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


Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Good bye, Coach
Hall of Fame Tippecanoe Valley boys basketball coach Bill Patrick has retired after 19 seasons at the school and 48 seasons as a high school basketball coach.

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



Tuesday, May 16, 2017
more local news

Sports
Lady Zs rely on no drama, 'Jesse-isms' to win sectional
With the match tied 2-2, the Rochester girls tennis team would not have won the Culver Academy sectional if Zoe Bixler would not have beaten Culver Academy's No. 1 singles player for the third and decisive point Thursday.

Of course, they wouldn't have even played Culver Academy Thursday if No. 2 singles player Allie Bickle had not have beaten Knox's No. 2 singles player in the semifinals on Wednesday.

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


Monday, May 22, 2017
Winamac boys win 5th straight sectional
Boys track

The Winamac boys track team won its fifth consecutive sectional title at Rensselaer Central High School Thursday. The Warriors scored 103.5 points to top the 14-team field. Boone Grove was runner-up with 63.5 points.

Senior Bill Williamson, an Indiana Tech recruit, accounted for 31 points. He won sectional titles in the high jump (6-4) and pole vault (13-0) and was third in the long jump and fourth in the 110 hurdles. He automatically qualified for the high jump, pole vault and long jump and could also advance to the Valparaiso regional in the 110 hurdles.

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


Saturday, May 20, 2017
Singles sweep leads RHS to back-to-back sectional titles
GIRLS TENNIS

CULVER - May 18 will forever be a special date in Rochester girls tennis history.

Exactly one year after RHS beat Culver Academy to end the Lady Eagles' 11-year run as sectional champions, RHS did it again with a 3-2 win over Culver Academy at the Culver Academy sectional final Thursday.

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


Friday, May 19, 2017
Harsh, Brown lead RHS past Southwood
SOFTBALL

WABASH - The goal for Rochester softball pitcher Ady Harsh was clear. Throw strikes.

She did that and with help from fellow Maci Brown, the Lady Zs pulled away to beat host Southwood 8-3 Wednesday.

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


Thursday, May 18, 2017
NM's Lefebvre, White win sectional titles
GIRLS TRACK

The North Miami girls track team got a jump on the competition at the Rochester girls track sectional at Barnhart Field Tuesday.

That would be from jumpers Carlee Lefebvre, Faith White and Adi Hartley.

Lefebvre soared 17-1 1/2 to win the long jump, White cleared 5-2 to win the high jump and also qualified for regionals in the long jump, and Hartley also qualified for regionals in the high jump.

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


Wednesday, May 17, 2017
 more sports

Obituaries
Charles F. Coombs
Charles F. Coombs, 77, Macy, died Friday at home.

Monday, May 22, 2017
Ann S. Lough
Ann S. Lough, 78, Indianapolis, and formerly of Rochester, died Saturday at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.



Monday, May 22, 2017
Lloyd D. Smith
Lloyd D. Smith, 85, Rochester, died Friday at home.

Monday, May 22, 2017
Dean Smith
Dean Smith, 85, Rochester, died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Edward D. Wilcox
Edward D. Wilcox, 76, Argos, died on May 16, 2017, at 7 a.m. at his residence in Argos. He had been in declining health for several years.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
 more obituaries

Breaking News
Cyberattack wreaks havoc
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.

Monday, May 15, 2017
AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Trump's AP interview
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.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
AP FACT CHECK: Steve who? Trump shortchanges a relationship
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a pair of interviews, President Donald Trump gave a skewed account of auto jobs and health care under his watch and flatly contradicted himself on how long he's known his right-hand strategist, Steve Bannon.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Russia, Iran affirm commitment to Syria
BEIRUT (AP) - Russia and Iran renewed their support for the Syrian government in a flurry of calls on Sunday, saying last week's U.S. missile strike violated Syrian sovereignty but failed to boost the morale of "terror groups" in Syria.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Trump sticks to unproved wiretap accusation
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump defiantly refused to back down from his explosive claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones, and sidestepped any blame for the White House decision to highlight an unverified report that Britain helped carry out the alleged surveillance.

Monday, March 20, 2017
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