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Woodlawn Hospital officials are considering an urgent care clinic. It would not require an appointment and would take care of patients with minor illnesses and injuries. The clinic would be open every day of the week including holidays. It would not take care of major problems such as heart attacks, strokes or serious injuries. Do you think this is a good idea? Please pick the response that most closely reflects your views.

  88%
1 – It certainly is. There are a lot of medical situations that don’t belong in the emergency room, but need attention at a time when the physician offices are not open or have no openings available. It would be a valuable community service for those who have a sudden need for medical care or can’t see a doctor or nurse practitioner during normal business hours. 

  4%
2 – Maybe.

  0%
3 – No opinion.

  8%
5 – Nope. Fulton County has lots of medical care already – a modern hospital and several doctors and nurse practitioners. Enough is enough.

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WHOOP IT UP
WHOOP IT UP
WHOOP IT UP Rochester High School students and fans surround RHS girls basketball players after the Zebras' 52-38 win over Hanover Central Saturday. The Zs' next stop: IHSAA Class 3A northern semistate action on Saturday at Warsaw. 2-24-2015

The Sentinel photo/Noah Roberts



Dausman top volunteer for lakes organization
Lake Manitou resident Ray Dausman was named Volunteer of the Year by The Indiana Lake Management Society.

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

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Special girls made this happen
There was a time where grouchy area basketball fans would once mutter something like the following: How crazy is it that Rochester and Tippecanoe Valley would not meet until the semistate?

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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Malchow link to 2009
Rob Malchow got the "bug" again.

Along with Bethany Sewell and Randy Wynn, they comprise Rochester girls basketball coach Tony Stesiak's coaching staff. They bring different experiences to coaching, but they have won before, and they got to share in the Lady Zs' Class 3A regional title Saturday night.

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

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Underdogs? Lady Zs complete stunning run
"All I Do Is Win."

That was the song playing over the speakers as the Rochester High School girls basketball team emerged for their postgame pep rally after winning the Class 3A RHS regional Saturday.

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

Monday, February 23, 2015
Smiley: Let's give recycling a chance
Rochester government officials want the city street department workers to take on curbside recycling.

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

Saturday, February 21, 2015
County pay policies updated
Fulton County Commission-ers Tuesday made amendments to the county personnel policies handbook, adjusting hours and compensation for county employees.

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

Friday, February 20, 2015
Pursuit arrest nets 9 charges
A Rochester man took police on a two-county chase Tuesday that sped through Rochester and ended when stop sticks didn't work, but a snowy yard did.

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

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Motel meth bust nets 7
Seven people were hauled to jail from Rochester Motel early Monday after police found an active meth lab in one of the rooms there.

It was rented by one of the people arrested. Together, the accused face 27 criminal charges.

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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
14-car pileup hurts 7
Whiteout conditions reducing visibility to near zero caused 13 vehicles to crash Saturday morning, and another vehicle to be trapped in the pileup, at Indiana 25 and County Road 950 South near Caston School.

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

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Woodlawn asks for up-front payments
People seeking medical treatment at Woodlawn Hospital's emergency room will be asked, starting March 1, for an initial payment toward the cost of those services, or for their co-pay at the time of service.

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

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Town revisits pickup
The Kewanna Town Council revisited curbside recycling pickup bids Feb. 6.

It opened a letter from Key Waste/Republic Services. The company extended its November 2014 bid, which was not accepted at that time.

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

Friday, February 13, 2015
Council OKs Old U.S. 31 resurfacing
The Fulton County Council gave Fulton County Highway Department the go-ahead to budget $300,000 for mill and fill work on Old U.S. 31.

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

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Found meth lab numbers drop in '14
Fulton County Sheriff's Department reports 27 methamphetamine labs were seized in Fulton County in 2014.

The number of methamphetamine labs taken over by state, city and county officers in Fulton County dropped about 16 percent from 2013, when 32 labs were seized.

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

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Singing telegrams benefit foundation
Trying to find the perfect Valentine gift for a loved one may be as simple as making a telephone call to the Fulton County Community Foundation.

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

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Harmon, Head talk education
State Rep. Tim Harmon, R-Bremen, and State Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, presented their legislative updates to a record crowd Saturday.

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

Monday, February 9, 2015
Free TB tests
The Fulton County Health Department is heading to Kewanna Tuesday to meet with citizens because there is an active case of tuberculosis there.

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

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Virtual school mulled
A glut of recent snow days has caused parents, students and educators to think more seriously about online learning.

Virtual learning days can melt away the makeup days by counting as a school day.

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

Friday, February 6, 2015
Girls basketball game rescheduled
The West Central-Rochester girls basketball game postponed from last night has been rescheduled for TONIGHT.

The varsity game will start at 6 p.m. in the RHS main gym. The JV game will start at 7:30 p.m. in the auxiliary gym.

The Southwood-RHS JV boys game will start at 6 p.m. in the auxiliary gym. The Southwood-RHS varsity boys game will start at 7:45 p.m. in the main gym as scheduled.

Friday, February 6, 2015
Animal fines hiked
The Rochester City Council unanimously increased penalties for violations of animal-related offenses by anywhere from $10 to $85 depending on the offense.

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

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Speaker focuses on suicide
Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. hosts youth suicide prevention speaker Jeff Yalden on Feb. 16 and Feb. 17.

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

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Heavy snow, blowing, drifting cancel school
Highway Superintendent Rick Ranstead said Monday mid-afternoon all county roads were open to traffic and passable.

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

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
RHS wins title
PLYMOUTH - The failures of the Rochester wrestling team at the Plymouth sectional had been gnawing at coach Clint Gard for two years.

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

Monday, February 2, 2015
Twitter threat spurs lockdowns
A social media post caused four local school corporations to implement heightened security measures Friday.

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

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Barts found not guilty
Monty Barts was found not guilty of indecent exposure Thursday by a Fulton Superior Court jury.

The three-man, three-woman jury deliberated about two hours. It heard testimony for two hours in the morning - including Barts' story - and closing arguments of about the same length.

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

Friday, January 30, 2015
Smiley: We're well oiled
Rochester Mayor Mark Smiley on Wednesday said city government is working like a well-oiled machine.

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

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Council may map utilities
The Rochester City Council is considering implementing a Geographical Information System, or GIS, for mapping utilities.

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

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Rochester schools patrons can tap new app
Rochester Community School Corp. has a new, free mobile app geared to students and parents.

The app is an easy and convenient way to stay connected with a child's school community - at the district, school and teacher level, according to a school press release.

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

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Inmate tests positive for TB
An inmate at the Fulton County Jail recently tested positive for tuberculosis, TB, and subsequently was transferred into medical isolation for treatment at an Indianapolis hospital.

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

Monday, January 26, 2015
Sailors: Tickets increase in '14
Fulton County Sheriff's Department reports an 86 percent increase in traffic tickets issued from 2013 to 2014.

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

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Local traffic warnings increase
Rochester Police Department reports a 313 percent rise in traffic and city ordinance warnings issued from 2012 to 2014.

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

Friday, January 23, 2015
County's Indiana Bicentennial Committee seeks input
Fulton County's Indiana Bicentennial Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulton County Public Library.

Rochester High School American Studies teacher Scott Stalbaum is chairman of the committee. He invites anyone interested in helping plan Fulton County's celebration for the 2016 bicentennial to attend.

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

Thursday, January 22, 2015
School safety plan updated
Rochester Schools teachers now have the ability to call for their school building to be locked down in an emergency.

In the past, they had to contact an administrator first, wasting what could end up being valuable time keeping students safe.

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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Valley girls beat RHS
AKRON - For members of the Tippecanoe Valley girls basketball team, 2011 seemed like a long time ago. That was the last time they beat Rochester.

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

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Hospital path gains better lighting
Walkers, bicyclists, joggers and nature watchers now have a much-improved atmosphere on the Woodlawn Hospital pathway at night.

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

Saturday, January 17, 2015
County needs detailed
The Fulton County Council heard department heads' five-year wish lists this week.

As a Fulton County five-year revenue bond is to be retired in June. The county council is considering selling another bond and wants to decide what it will and will not use the revenue for.

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

Friday, January 16, 2015
Carlson pleads guilty
The Kewanna man involved in the shooting death of his 28-year-old friend Kenny Moore on Sept. 30, 2012, pleaded guilty Tuesday.

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

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Peru office administers FC housing
Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority is now handling the former work of the Fulton County Housing Authority, which closed its office Dec. 31.

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

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
RHS preps grads
Rochester High School is committed to preparing our students for life after high school. We know that there are many paths a student can choose, and we try to open as many pathways as possible to our students during their time with us.

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

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
New time, payroll started
Fulton County officeholders and supervisors learned Thursday about advances in electronic time keeping and payroll processing.

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

Monday, January 12, 2015
Roe on campaign trail
Rolland "Dick" Roe is seeking the Democratic nomination for mayor of Rochester in the May 5 primary election.

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

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Lease: Pay more for CDL holders
As the city looks for a new wastewater treatment employee, the Rochester Board of Public Works and Safety considers further compensation for workers with a Commercial Driver's License, or CDL.

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

Friday, January 9, 2015
Super chill shuts schools
With wind chill temperatures of 15 to 30 below, snow showers and drifting snow, county authorities issued a hazardous weather advisory Tuesday that lasts through midday today.

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

Thursday, January 8, 2015
GUNS, SUNDAY SALES, COAL AND ETHICS
State Rep. Bill Friend, R-Macy, was appointed Nov. 5, 2014, to the leadership position of speaker pro tempore of the Indiana House of Representatives. That means he presides over the house in the absence of Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis during this 119th Indiana General Assembly, which opened at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Council sets 2015 pay
The Fulton County Council last week unanimously adopted the 2015 salary ordinance, which includes the salary schedule and compensation policies.

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

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Zebras take 6th at team state duals
Led by three wrestlers who went undefeated, the Rochester wrestling team went 2-2 and finished sixth out of 12 teams in Class 2A at the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Team State Duals at Ball State University in Muncie Saturday.

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

Monday, January 5, 2015
City: Know local snow removal law
So it's easier and safer for city workers to clear snow, the Rochester Board of Public Works and Safety wants citizens to be aware of the city's snow removal ordinances.

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

Saturday, January 3, 2015
Jeb Bush clears path
WASHINGTON (AP) - Jeb Bush has resigned all of his board memberships - both nonprofit and business - in a move that helps clear a path toward a 2016 presidential campaign.

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

Friday, January 2, 2015
Akron curbside recycling nixed
Akron had its last curbside recycling pickup Saturday.

The Akron Town Council rejected the only bid received for curbside recycling in their meeting Dec. 16. The bid received last month from Key Waste Services Inc. neither met the budgeted amount nor the bid specifications. The council, along with the Fulton County Solid Waste District, will look into alternatives. They are hopeful that curbside pickup will resume, but have no idea when that will be yet. They encouraged Akron residents to utilize the recycling trailers in the lot behind Day Hardware.

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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Leadership changes at Pike
John R. Brown will step down as president of Pike Lumber Co. Thursday.

He will hand the reins to James 'Jim' W. Steen, who has been executive vice president for seven years. Craig M. Brouyette is being promoted to executive vice president/sales manager.

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

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
IHSAA collecting concussion information
Growing concern over the potential short- and long-term effects of head injuries has persuaded the Indiana High School Athletic Association to take action.

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

Monday, December 29, 2014
Blinded by the car light
How can one account for the connection between the weather, the time of day and the prevalence of roadway incivility?

Explainable or not, it's indisputably a fact.

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

Saturday, December 27, 2014
City trash contract worries haulers
The proposed combining of trash and recycling pickup threatens local trash haulers, the Rochester City Council was told Tuesday.

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

Friday, December 26, 2014
FINCHER POINTS TO JOBS, SAYS HE IS ELECTABLE
So far as we know, Dave Fincher is the only candidate for Mayor of Rochester who has been arrested on misdemeanor marijuana charges.

Fincher, a 55-year-old member of the North Miami Class of 1977, is the longtime owner of DeBruler Imaging, 808 Main St., was accused of having pot in his car on Dec. 6. Police said Fincher was driving near Ninth and Main streets without his headlights.

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


Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Free movie, services on holiday calendar
• The Ancilla Domini Community Choir and area musicians, directed by Andrew Jennings, perform carols and prelude music at 10 p.m. prior to The Mass of the Nativity of the Lord at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Center at Donaldson. Rev. John Zemelko will celebrate Mass.

Refreshments will be served afterwards in the lower level of Cana Hall.

Christmas Day Mass will be held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday in the Catherine Kasper Home Chapel. The public is welcome.

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

Monday, December 22, 2014
Snipes tree farm trims business back
Laura Snipes has started to trim back Snipes Christmas Tree Farm.

After 50 years in the Christmas tree business, she plans to retire next year.

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


Saturday, December 20, 2014
Council finalizes '15 budget
The Fulton County Council on Wednesday cut about $839,400 from the county's 2015 budget at the behest of state money managers.

They approved their revised budget 7-0 after about one-half hour of meeting time.

The council made these cuts from its county general fund spending plan:

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


Friday, December 19, 2014
Cardiac rehab coming
Woodlawn Hospital will begin offering cardiac rehabilitation in the near future.

During their Tuesday meeting, the hospital board of trustees approved unanimously the new service. It will be up and running as soon as a registered nurse is hired to staff it and the equipment - purchased nearly three years ago - can be moved into place.

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


Thursday, December 18, 2014
EMS buys new rig
Fulton County has been down to three ambulances as opposed to the usual four.

That is soon to change as Fulton County Emergency Medical Service has purchased a used ambulance.

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

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
BONUS TIME
A $59,100 school performance award from the state will be distributed equally between Rochester School Corporation's 122 teachers who were judged to be effective, or highly effective, during their 2013-2014 performance evaluations.

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

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Farm school starts Jan. 7
Purdue Extension's Farm Winter School starts Jan. 7, 2015.

The four-session agricultural learning series will be at Rochester High School, as in years past, and offers pesticide applicator permit-holders the opportunity to earn credits toward their license renewal.

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

Monday, December 15, 2014
Downtown planning in motion
The Rochester Redevelopment Commission voted to engage Strategic Development Group Inc., or SDg, to develop revitalization plans for downtown Rochester.

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

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Landfill electric plant up
A waste services company is now generating enough power from the gases belched up by a northern Indiana landfill to light more than 3,200 homes.

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


Friday, December 12, 2014
SO LONG, B&B
Phil and John McCarter are coming in for a soft landing.

They decided to close their B&B Men's Wear store, 814 Main St., in June and are conducting a going out of business sale. The closing date has not been decided. "We're still selling gift certificates," says Phil. He recommends those who have a gift certificate to use it by February.

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

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Santa Claus comes to town
Upcoming Christmas events:

• Santa Claus will be at his house on the Fulton County Courthouse square from 1-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Dec. 20-21 so children can pass along their Christmas wishes to the Jolly Old Elf.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
SENTINEL Q&A FCCF's Brian Johnson explains Lilly GIFT VI
You can't go far in these parts without bumping into the Fulton County Community Foundation.

It has helped finance community buildings in Akron, Kewanna and Leiters Ford, among other places. It helped get Manitou Mountain, Akron's community plaza, the Compassionate Care clinic and the Nickel Plate trail started. The foundation kicked in to the Brent Blacketor sports complex, Akron Library work and invested in Fulton's park.

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

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Top teachers get rewards
The Indiana Department of Education is rewarding teachers with good evaluations with cash.

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

Monday, December 8, 2014
Lilly time
The Fulton County Community Foundation's Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available online at nicf.org. The application deadline is Jan. 6.

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

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Crafts, stories and Santa among holiday events
Upcoming Christmas events:

• TimberWolf Trading Post, 1297 W. 18th St., hosts a mailbox for letters to Santa Claus.

Children may drop letters in the mailbox 10 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, through Wednesday if they want a reply from the jolly old elf.

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

Friday, December 5, 2014
Kids fun night combined with canned food drive
Caston Junior-Senior High School Student Council hosts a movie night food drive Friday, with the cost of admission being a canned good.

The event was conceived by Cheyanne Meyer, the senior class president, with the help of guidance counselor Tara Seuferer. There are 15 Caston students organizing and running the movie night.

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


Thursday, December 4, 2014
4-way stop halted
Because Fulton County residents spoke up, a suggested four-way stop at county roads 200 East and 700 North was withdrawn at the Fulton County Commissioners meeting Monday.

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


Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Fulton County holiday pay issues arise
Some Fulton County employees are discouraged by a lack of holiday pay due to changes in the personnel policy handbook.

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


Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Why Mitch didn't run
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Of the many incisive political calls made by former Gov. Mitch Daniels in his lengthy work in politics, one of the sharpest may have been walking right up to the line of a White House run and then pulling back.

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

Monday, December 1, 2014
Woodlawn takes on nursing homes
Woodlawn Hospital is in the nursing home business.

To increase the amount of government Medicaid reimbursement nursing homes receive they engage in intergovernmental transfer. The assets of six nursing homes have been transferred to the hospital, which now engages the nursing home operators in partnership to run the facility.

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




Saturday, November 29, 2014
Curbside recycling ending
The last day for curbside recycling in Rochester is Dec. 31.

The Fulton County Solid Waste District contract to handle curbside pickup comes to an end. Those interested in recycling will be required to drop it off at the Recycling Center until the city approves an alternative solution.

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




Friday, November 28, 2014
Traffic plan OKed
A new parking ordinance aimed at reducing traffic congestion was passed unanimously Tuesday by the Rochester City Council.

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


Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Ferguson jury decides
A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests.

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


Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Holiday roundup
Here's a roundup of area Christmas events:

• The Miracle Tree is up at Shepherd's Chevrolet. Names can be picked out during normal dealership hours, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays.

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

Monday, November 24, 2014
RHS rallies, beats LaVille
LAKEVILLE - The Rochester girls basketball team is still undefeated, and for the second time this season, they had to make a comeback in the second half in order to stay undefeated.

Becky Malchow scored a game and career-high 27 points, including 12 of the Lady Zs' 15 in the fourth quarter, to lead RHS to a 53-45 win over host LaVille Friday at the Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.

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






Saturday, November 22, 2014
ENTREPRENEUR'S LATEST: SCHNABELTIER CHEESE
What do cheese and sewer inspection robots have in common?

Rex Robison, Kris Robison and Matt Sutton, for starters.

These are people who get things done and it looks like they are onto another winner. For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.


Friday, November 21, 2014
Housing office closing
The Fulton County Housing Authority office will close Dec. 31 because there isn't enough federal funding to pay agency administrative costs.

Housing Authority Director Kim Benzing updated county commissioners Monday and the county council Tuesday about the office closing.

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






Thursday, November 20, 2014
Ft Wayne Philharmonic takes RHS stage Nov. 29
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic is eager to usher in another holiday season on Nov. 29 for hundreds of Fulton County families.



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


Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Courthouse gets a new flagpole
The Fulton County Courthouse is getting a new flagpole.

Josh Sriver, county information Technology and Maintenance director, approached the Fulton County Commissioners about the need to replace and move the flagpole Monday. 



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


Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Foundation awards $142,000 in grants
The Fulton County Community Foundation kicked off the holiday season Thursday with some good cheer - $142,000 of it.

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

Monday, November 17, 2014
Gun class goes well
The Rochester Police Department's Handgun Familiarization Class for Ladies was considered a success by Chief Andy Shotts.



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


Saturday, November 15, 2014
Depot move a little closer
The Rochester Redevelopment Commission is moving closer to the Erie Railroad depot.

The commission met Wednesday to discuss downtown revitalization projects, focusing mainly on the train depot and Rochester Times Cinema.



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


Friday, November 14, 2014
Basket drive is ongoing
Fulton County United Ministries is well underway in its effort to spread holiday cheer at Christmas.

Applications for Christmas baskets are being accepted 9 a.m.-noon Saturday and Nov. 22 and 4-7 p.m. Nov. 25.



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


Thursday, November 13, 2014
Principal isn't RMS' only new thing
My name is Chris Ross. I am the new principal at Rochester Middle School. Previously, I was the assistant principal at Hanover Middle School in Cedar Lake. I am thrilled to be a part of the Rochester Community School Corp. and the community.



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


Wednesday, November 12, 2014
1 family, 3 Marines
John Howkinson is a proud and rare class of father.

Not only did John serve in the Marines from 1954-57 but his son, Mark Howkinson, and grandson, Tyler Howkinson, also donned dress blues in service to their country.

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

Monday, November 10, 2014
Dancy:Value team moves
Fulton County Assessor Judy Dancy reports Tyler Technologies Appraisal and Tax Division employees are visiting properties in Newcastle Township as they collect data for mandated reassessment and will soon move to Richland Township.

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


Saturday, November 8, 2014
Robot team needs help
Rochester High School's robotics team is in need of sponsors for this year's FIRST Robotics Competition in West Lafayette.



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


Friday, November 7, 2014
DNR: Fewer deer
Indiana deer hunters may see fewer deer this year, especially in northern Indiana.

The firearms season runs Nov. 15-30.



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


Thursday, November 6, 2014
New look for board
Rochester School Board has three new members come Jan. 1, 2015.



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


Wednesday, November 5, 2014
High-tech cameras now in jail
The Fulton County Sheriff's Department has installed five new cameras to better monitor inmates at the Fulton County Jail.

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

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Polls open 6-6
Polls are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday as Fulton County voters go to elect a new sheriff, clerk, recorder and county councilman.

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

Monday, November 3, 2014
Sentinel Poll: Election
How will you vote in Tuesday's congressional election? For incumbent Republican Jackie Walorski or Democrat challenger Joe Bock?

PLEASE SEE THE BOTTOM LEFT OF THE WEBSITE TO CAST YOUR VOTE!



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


Saturday, November 1, 2014
Candidates talk drugs, SATs
Four of six Rochester School Board election candidates gave the public an idea of their thoughts and beliefs Thursday.

Tuesday is the general election. Polls are open 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

Friday, October 31, 2014
BOCK STUMPS AT RHS
Joe Bock, Democratic candidate for Indiana's 2nd Congressional District, met with Rochester High School students Wednesday.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
6 seek 3 seats in Akron
Six candidates are on the ballot for the three spots on the Akron Town Council in the Nov. 4 election. Democratic incumbents Sue Bussard and Crystal Weida are joined by Democrat Terry Swick and Republicans Jim Saner, Brandon Slone and Jana Vance.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Retired ISP trooper dies in van crash
Former Indiana State Police trooper and Akron town marshal Paul Rayl, 71, was killed early Saturday morning in a Jasper County crash.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Late TD lifts Zs
MONTICELLO - After it was over, exuberant Rochester football player Jordan Shafer ran over to Michael Kistler and lifted him up on his shoulders and walked him over to the team huddle for the postgame victory chant.

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Monday, October 27, 2014


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