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.
11% 2. Dont 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.
11% 4. America won. It left on its own terms, not those of Vietnam.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.