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The Fulton County Round Barn Festival is June 6, 7 and 8. What part of the festival is your favorite?

  13%
1. The food. There’s nothing like a Lions shake, an elephant ear and a sausage sandwich to curb a festival food craving.

  28%
2. The Twilight parade. It’s a good length, the time of day is perfect and it’s fun to see your friends and neighbors on their floats and vehicles.

  6%
3. The music. There aren’t very many opportunities for an outdoor concert in Rochester these days and the festival bands are usually pretty entertaining.

  8%
4. The midway/vendor tents/downtown walk. There’s plenty of shopping, eating, neighbors to visit with and wackiness to watch.

  44%
5. All of it. I just really like summertime festivals.

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JJ DINNER
JJ DINNER
JJ DINNER Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg were the keynote speakers at the Jefferson Jackson Democratic Dinner Saturday at the Fulton County Museum. Clockwise, from top - Noah Roberts, Ritz, Lori Roberts and Caleb Hunter. 7-27-2015

The Sentinel photo/Wesley Dehne.



Ritz, Buttigieg speak at Democratic dinner
Glenda Ritz, superintendent of public instruction and 2016 gubernatorial candidate, called for greater emphasis on education and job creation while terming the Religious Freedom Restoration Act a "disaster" at the annual Jefferson Jackson Democratic Dinner at the Fulton County Museum Saturday.

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

Monday, July 27, 2015
Former doctor faces molest charge
A former Warsaw doctor was jailed, accused of videotaping underage boys without their clothes and touching them to satisfy sexual desires.

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

Saturday, July 25, 2015
FRANKIE SWANGO, RMP SALES BOSS
As sales manager of Rochester Metal Products, Frankie Swango, 64, is among the most accomplished professional women in Fulton County.

Her accounts might be worth a few thousand or a few million dollars.

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

Friday, July 24, 2015
4-H auction raises $174,666
With volunteers having had a chance to catch their breath, the preliminary results of Friday's Fulton County 4-H livestock auction and Spotlight Sale of Champions are now available, according to Eric Biddinger, the auction committee's tech whiz.

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

Thursday, July 23, 2015
County to use digital filing
After several years of exploring digital filing, county officials are ready to move forward with a system.

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


Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Joel Lowe returns to RHS
Some familiar faces are returning to the Rochester Community School Corp. this summer.

Joel Lowe returns to teach Rochester High School Project Lead the Way courses. He replaces Ryan Smiley, who was hired for the position when Lowe left to enter the private sector in the spring of 2012.

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

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Denney reports E. coli violation
Richard Denney, wastewater treatment operator for the Lake Bruce Conservancy District, reported Saturday an E. coli violation occurred last week.

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Monday, July 20, 2015
Spotlight numbers down
With just 11 Fulton County 4-H members putting their animals or products on the auction block for Friday's Spotlight Sale of Champions, it was a quick one.

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


Saturday, July 18, 2015
Moeller is tops twice
18-year-old Madeline Moeller, daughter of Jeff and Lida, brought both the grand champion market goat and the grand champion Boer goat to the Fulton County 4-H Fair.

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

Friday, July 17, 2015
Police pay hike proposed
Rochester Police Chief Andy Shotts has proposed a budget to city officials that he hopes will entice new officers to stay with the department.

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

Thursday, July 16, 2015
DEAN FOODS CLOSING
Dean Foods Co. is closing its 1700 N. Old U.S. 31 plant and sending its production work elsewhere in Indiana after 60 years in Rochester.

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

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Leininger has top lamb
Mariah Leininger cleaned up in the Fulton County 4-H Fair sheep show Monday.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Bugno leaves Army
Fulton County Medical Clinic will host an open house from 3-5 p.m. today to celebrate the military career of Dr. Craig Bugno.

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

Monday, July 13, 2015
FARM BLOG
Kelly Whiteman-Snipes wanted to be more active in her community.

So a job at the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce was right up her alley.

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

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Karah Hizer is queen
Karah Hizer, daughter of Brett and Kimberley Hizer, is the 2015 Miss Fulton County.

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

Friday, July 10, 2015
Chamber seeks new director
Fulton County Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new executive director.

Diane Spore resigned June 29, said Bethaney Bauman, chamber board president.

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

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Block party Friday
As part of the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce's first annual Community Celebration, the Rochester Downtown Partnership also planned Friday activities.

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

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
10 seek Miss Fulton County title
Ten young women will vie for the title of Miss Fulton County 2015.

The annual queen contest is at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rochester High School. Admission is $5 for ages 6 and older.

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

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
MaKenzie Lowe is Miss Akron
MaKenzie Lowe is the 2015 Miss Akron Fourth of July.

The 17-year-old daughter of Buddy and Angie Lowe, she will be a senior at Tippecanoe Valley High School in the fall.

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

Monday, July 6, 2015
Recycling schedule changes
Based on experience in the months since the program started, city workers have adjusted the Rochester curbside recycling schedule.

They've split the Lake Manitou route into two routes, bumping back Manitou Heights collection by one day, said Fulton County Solid Waste District Director Stacy Hart.

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

Friday, July 3, 2015
7 girls seek Akron queen's tiara
The Miss Akron Fourth of July pageant is 7 p.m. Friday in the Akron Community Center, following the Miss Sparkler and Mr. Firecracker contest at 6:30 p.m.

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


Thursday, July 2, 2015
Thomas part of fire department history
I had a meeting with the chief at the Rochester Fire Department, and as I walked through the front doors, I saw a beautiful bench with the name Paul Thomas etched in it.

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Giving circle awards 5 grants
The Fulton County Community Foundation's Women's Giving Circle gave away $5,000 in grants Saturday during their annual gathering.

Circle members' annual dues are split between annual grants for immediate needs and an endowment for future grants.

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

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
U.S. 31 focus is drug arrests
Six police departments targeted U.S. 31 in Fulton and Miami counties over three days last week to stem drug trafficking.

Officers dubbed the unannounced three-day patrols "Operation Blue Wave," Indiana State Police said in a press release.

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

Monday, June 29, 2015
U.S. 31 focus is drug arrests
Six police departments targeted U.S. 31 in Fulton and Miami counties over three days last week to stem drug trafficking.

Officers dubbed the unannounced three-day patrols "Operation Blue Wave," Indiana State Police said in a press release.

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

Monday, June 29, 2015
Flu knocks poultry from fair
Fulton County 4-Hers signed up for poultry projects won't be taking their birds to the fair this year.

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

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Chamber party taking shape
The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce's July 10 Community Celebration is taking shape.

A parade, a downtown party with food, games, vendors, an art show and music make up the Friday events.

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

Friday, June 26, 2015
Webb: Help us rehab spaces
Harry Webb spoke to city officials on Tuesday about improving city-owned parking lots and creating a space for small events at the Fulton County Courthouse.

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

Thursday, June 25, 2015
New EMA boss hired
Lawrence Hoover is Fulton County's newly appointed emergency management agency director.

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
NEW CHIEF
Oscar Haughes is the new Rochester Middle School principal.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Eckman located on Friday
Indiana Department of Natural Resources conservation officers found the body of Aaron T. Eckman, 20, Lapaz, about a mile from where he is believed to have fallen into the Tippecanoe River.

State police said they found him about 9:20 p.m. Friday. He was last seen about 2 a.m. Wednesday near 7934 W. Olson Road. Police said he had been visiting his girlfriend's relatives at that home, west of Leiters Ford, owned by Daniel Rhode.

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

Monday, June 22, 2015
AAAL seeks art, talent
Akron Area Arts League has two opportunities for people to share their talents during the Akron Fourth of July Festival.

The league plans a Fourth of July talent show.

Open auditions are at 7 p.m. June 29 and 30 at the Akron Community Center. Any talent is welcome.

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

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Still no word
There was no additional information from Indiana State Police Thursday about the possible drowning of 20-year-old Aaron T. Eckman, Lapaz.

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Friday, June 19, 2015
Council OKs wheel taxes
The Fulton County Council passed a wheel tax and excise surtax on Tuesday, which will cause drivers to pay more to register a vehicle in 2016.

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


Thursday, June 18, 2015
3" rain washes roads away
Three inches of rain Monday night and early Tuesday left Fulton County with stranded motorists, closed roadways and a flood warning.

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

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Kepler: More rain could hurt crops
To a farmer, or gardener, rain is generally a welcome blessing; however, sometimes there can be too much of a good thing.

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

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
York, Bearss earn triathlon victory
Kokomo's Matt York and Rochester's Anna Bearss won the men's and women's titles, respectively, at the fourth Manitou Monster Triathlon Saturday.

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

Monday, June 15, 2015
Police go to SWAT school
Rochester police officers will head to the 12th annual Indiana SWAT Officers Association Conference Sunday-Tuesday in Fort Wayne.

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

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Police: Mow or get fined
It's the season to keep your lawn mowed or face ordinance violation warnings and citations.

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

Friday, June 12, 2015
Park lights return
An online petition addressed to city officials to restore power to Rochester City Park lights was successful, and as of June 2 the lights have been turned back on.

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

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Tyler gets big Moose honor
Rochester resident Mark Tyler, a member of Manitou Lodge No. 1107, Loyal Order of Moose, was summoned to receive the Pilgrim Degree of Merit.

It is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.

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


Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Bell's prison term stays
The Indiana Supreme Court turned down the appeal of convicted Fulton County murderer Roy E. Bell.

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

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Wood fans 21, but NM falls
FRANKFORT - Carroll High School softball coach Stephanie Pencek often quotes Rudyard Kipling's poem "If" to her players.

The poem is known for a famous line: "If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster/And treat those two impostors just the same."

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

Monday, June 8, 2015
Drug test survey still available
The number of people who took a Rochester Community Schools poll about random drug testing wasn't as big as school officials thought it would be.

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

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Garden spaces open to all
Devon and Jamie Larrison are seeking volunteers interested in providing the community with organic produce.

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

Friday, June 5, 2015
Sheriff eyes jail's future
Fulton County Sheriff Chris Sailors has an extensive wishlist for the Fulton County Jail.

Sailors approached Fulton County Commissioners Monday about plans to extend the life of the jail for 20-30 years and gave them a tour of the 30-year-old facility.

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

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Search reveals nothing
Searchers for Jeremiah Mathis found nothing of consequence Monday.

They didn't find Jeremiah, and they didn't find such things as his red fabric lunch box or his cellphone.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Search today
There's a search today for 22-year-old missing Jeremiah Mathis.

At some point on the afternoon of May 22 between his sister's home in the 1200 block of Wabash Avenue and his job at Walmart, he vanished.

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

Monday, June 1, 2015
Police: No sign of man gone a week
BY CHRISTINA M. SEILER

Managing Editor, The Sentinel

and WESLEY DEHNE

Staff Writer, The Sentinel

Robin Jeffs' little brother is missing, and she's worried sick.

Jeremiah Mathis, 22, was last seen on his way to work May 22, walking south on Main Street in front of Rochester Glass Co. That was about 2 p.m. He never made it to work. He hasn't been heard from since.

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

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Daugherty reflects on year 1
Robert "Skeeter" Daugherty has no regrets about leaving the road and heading inside.

Having gone from assistant Rochester police chief to Rochester Community Schools school resource officer, he's adjusted.

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

Friday, May 29, 2015
Caston junior killed in wreck
Caston Junior-Senior High School students are dealing with the loss of a classmate during finals week.

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

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Lingenfelter, Pfeiffer top RHS Class of '15
Kovenant Lingenfelter, daughter of Lyle and Cana Lingenfelter, Rochester, is the valedictorian of the Rochester High School Class of 2015.

Riley N. Pfeiffer, daughter of Ed and Wendy Pfeiffer, Rochester, is the salutatorian.

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Grant funds 30 students' reading fun
Talking Zebras is a monthly column written by Rochester Community Schools administrators and educators. Rochester Middle School math teacher Cassie Murphy, who has a principal's license, is the administrative coordinator of a new summer reading program.

Rochester Community Schools is pleased to offer several great programs to help students continue their learning throughout the summer.

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

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Dague is Rookie Milk Woman
Kewanna's Janet Dague enjoys all the Indy 500 has to offer this weekend from a unique perspective.

She's the Indiana Dairy Association's Rookie Milk Woman.

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

Saturday, May 23, 2015
County has new wellness specialist
Elizabeth "Betsy" Hines has only one thing on her work plate lately - improving the wellness of Fulton County.

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

Friday, May 22, 2015
Wheel tax vote ahead
Fulton County Council hopes to start collecting on Jan. 1 a wheel tax and excise surtax to help cover road repair and maintenance expenses.

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

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Kewanna council passes rate hikes
The Kewanna Town Council on May 7 passed sewer and water utility rate increases that will take effect over three and four years, respectively.

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Facing 3 charges, RMS' Ross resigns
Rochester Middle School Principal Chris Ross, facing three alcohol-related misdemeanor drinking and driving charges, resigned Friday.

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


Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Positive change happening at Valley
The sixth-century Greek philosopher Heraclitus claimed, "Change is the only constant in life."

At Tippecanoe Valley High School, we recognize that change is a normal and necessary part of the education profession. In many ways, it is inevitable. It can be sudden or structured, or it can be mandated or self-initiated. It is the role of the school to ensure that the change is in the best interest of the children we serve.

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

Monday, May 18, 2015
Mt. Zion homes targeted
Fulton County sheriff's deputies are seeking suspects in the shooting of homes in the Mount Zion area.

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


Saturday, May 16, 2015
City to reduce phosphorus
The city of Rochester has some serious work to do when it comes to how much phosphorus leaves the city sewer plant and ends up in public waterways.

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


Friday, May 15, 2015
Body shop burns
Officials are trying to determine what caused a fire that destroyed a Kewanna body shop.

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


Thursday, May 14, 2015
Valley honors retirees
At Monday night's Tippecanoe Valley School Board meeting, seven staff members were honored for exceptional service and retirement.

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


Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Reading test results in
Some local third-graders will have to retake Indiana's mandatory reading assessment.

The Indiana Department of Education on Friday released 2015 iREAD test results.

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

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Energy law ripped
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A new law aimed at decreasing energy usage in Indiana might not save consumers money as advertised and could leave the state at risk of violating federal emissions rules, environmentalists say.

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

Monday, May 11, 2015
SWCD starts INfield
Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District is forming an INfield Advantage group in 2015.

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


Saturday, May 9, 2015
Beeker: Pugh drowns
Fulton County Coroner Darin Beeker has determined 68-year-old Dale Pugh, Rochester, died Wednesday by accidental drowning.

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

Friday, May 8, 2015
Pugh dies in lake
Rochester resident Dale Pugh, 68, died at Lake Manitou Wednesday.

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


Thursday, May 7, 2015
Denton wins mayor primary
Smiley second, Fincher third in Republican primary voting

Republican Ted Denton will face Democrat Rolland "Dick" Roe in the November general election for mayor.

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

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Suspect arrested in April 9 fire
Court records say Ashtin B. Bailey, arrested Thursday, set fire to the home at 222 E. Sixth St. Bailey, 20, 766 N. Indiana 19, Akron, was arrested by city police on April 30 on preliminary charges of arson and burglary.

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

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Voting is 6-6
Residents of the city of Rochester go to the polls Tuesday to choose which of the three Republican mayoral contenders they want to give a chance at the city's top office in the November general election.

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

Monday, May 4, 2015
Candidates talk issues
Ten men and two women have declared their candidacy for the Rochester City Council in Tuesday's primary election.

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


Saturday, May 2, 2015
Cleland recalls POW camp release
70 years to the day he's freed

Glenn Cleland stopped by Wednesday, awash in 70-year-old memories of a war that changed the world.

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

Friday, May 1, 2015
Donation benefits police dog
The Fulton County Sheriff's Department has received a grant from Miami Correctional Facility's Purposeful Living Units Serve, or PLUS, Unit.

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


Thursday, April 30, 2015
Mayoral Candidates Discussion
WROI radio hosts coffee and conversation with Rochester mayoral candidates Friday morning and the public is invited.

The morning starts at 7:30 a.m. at Jarrety's Place with Dick Belcher's weekly radio show.

Belcher's guests will be Fulton County Democratic Party Chairman Phyllis Biddinger and Fulton County Republican Party Chairman Chad Hartzler.

Following that, from about 8:05 a.m.-9 a.m. WROI owner Tom Bair will interview the candidates in a "conversation format, talking about their qualifications, their plans, their visions for the future of Rochester," Bair said.

It's an open forum, Bair said, and attendees can suggest questions at the event, or ahead of time through social media, by calling the radio station or sending an email to wroi@rtcol.com.

And Bair said, he's buying the coffee.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Jobs, economy frequent topics
Jobs and youth seemed the central focus of Tuesday night's Republican mayoral debate, with a little talk about drug problems sprinkled in for good measure.

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


Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Candidates focus on economics
With less than two weeks away before primary election, the three Republican mayoral candidates spoke to the Fulton County Republican Women's Club at City Hall on Monday.

At the club's Meet the Candidates night, incumbent Mark Smiley and challengers Ted Denton and Dave Fincher told of what they hope to accomplish if elected.

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Smith receives top honor
This year's Fulton County Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award winner joins two other members of his family in receiving the honor.

Mart Smith was feted Saturday by the chamber at a gala that also included the naming of various business award winners including the McCarter family. B&B Men's Wear was named the Family Business of the Year and Joe McCarter, president of Rochester Telephone Co., was named Businessman of the Year.

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

Monday, April 27, 2015
Karas receives director award
Fulton County Communications Director Gail Karas is the inaugural winner of the Association of Public Safety Communications' Don Kottlowski Director Award.

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

Saturday, April 25, 2015
After debate, city approves HS&M funds
After debate, city approves HS&M funds

The expansion of Team Pride Athletic Apparel Corp. into the former Hart, Schaffner and Marx building is one step closer, following a heated debate by city officials.

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


Friday, April 24, 2015
Wheel tax considered
The Fulton County Council may implement a wheel tax, or county vehicle registration fee, to help cover the expense of road repair and maintenance.

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


Thursday, April 23, 2015
$17.6 million for Akron school
Tippecanoe Valley School Board on Monday affirmed its plan for as much as $17.6 million of construction at Akron Elementary School.

The board completed state-mandated hearings about the project and its scope and cost.

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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Commission tables ATV ordinance
Fulton County Commissioners Monday tabled an ordinance allowing all-terrain vehicles on county roads until an amendment can be made.

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


Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Funds are No. 1 issue
State senators last week introduced a proposed budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

Indiana's spending plan was the focal point of Saturday's legislative breakfast at Akron Community Center.

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

Monday, April 20, 2015
WHAT SAY YOU, MR. MAYOR?
Sentinel Campaign Q&A, Round 4

Incumbent Mark Smiley faces challenges from former Rochester City Council member Ted Denton and former Board of Public Works and Safety member Dave Fincher. The primary vote is May 5. The winner will run against Democrat Dick Roe, a former Rochester Police Chief, in the Nov. 3 election. Roe is unopposed in the primary.

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

Saturday, April 18, 2015
RTC's Verizon towers go live
Rochester Telephone Co. has entered the cellular telephone infrastructure business.

But that doesn't mean it will offer cell service anytime soon, said RTC President Joe McCarter.

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

Friday, April 17, 2015
Sawyer burglary suspect is jailed
Police believe they've solved a year-old burglary case.

Gladstone, Mich., resident Ross J. Bunch, 25, was arrested Friday by warrant-carrying Fulton County Sheriff Chris Sailors and his detective, Dan Pryor.

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

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Mayoral debate April 28
Candidates and questioners are prepping for Rochester's Republican mayoral primary debate.

The debate, hosted by The Rochester Sentinel and Rochester High School advanced placement government students, is slated for 7 p.m. April 28 in the RHS auditorium.

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Lake dates listed
Lake Manitou Association has summer at the lake mapped out and is publicizing these activities:

May 31 - First Baptist Church begins its summertime boat church services.

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


Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Town fetes native son
The visitor's book was filling up. There was a steady stream of eager, smiling visitors coming through the front door. Jazz music played in the background. The hostess was serving up birthday cake, ice cream and punch.

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

Monday, April 13, 2015
Town fetes native son
The visitor's book was filling up. There was a steady stream of eager, smiling visitors coming through the front door. Jazz music played in the background. The hostess was serving up birthday cake, ice cream and punch.
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Monday, April 13, 2015
WHAT SAY YOU, MR. MAYOR?
Sentinel Campaign Q&A, Round 3

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

Saturday, April 11, 2015
FCUW raises $86,500
The United Way of Fulton County raised $86,500 for the community for the year 2014, supporting 10 United Way member agencies.

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


Friday, April 10, 2015
Talk of the Town
Birthday celebration

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Kewanna's late artist James Spencer Russell.

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

Thursday, April 9, 2015
ATV OK on rural roads?
Vote expected April 20

Fulton County Commissioners want to hear public feedback before allowing the operation of all-terrain vehicles on Fulton County roads.

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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
A walk on Main Street in 1941
A walk on Main Street in 1941

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is one of the late Jack K. Overmyer's weekly Considered Comment columns, which we are reprinting in selected installments. He was president and owner of The Sentinel when he died in 2010.

For the 50th reunion of our Rochester High School class, I recreated for my fellow classmates the 1941 arrangement of businesses along Main Street. It proved to be an amusing and enjoyable bit of nostalgia.

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Indiana aims to restore broken image
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana tourism agencies are rolling out campaigns emphasizing that everyone is welcome, but it might not be enough to quickly restore the state's battered image after a backlash over its religious objections law.

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

Monday, April 6, 2015
Council OKs part of CEDIT release
The Fulton County Council approved releasing $20,000 of County Economic Development Income Tax, CEDIT, funds to be used for environmental cleanup concerns in the former Hart, Schaffner and Marx plant.

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

Saturday, April 4, 2015
WHAT SAY YOU, MR. MAYOR?
Sentinel questions and answers: Law and order edition

Rochester Mayor Mark Smiley, a two-term incumbent, faces Republican primary challenges from Dave Fincher and Ted Denton. The vote will take place on May 5.

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

Friday, April 3, 2015
Kewanna hosts birthday bash
Party celebrates life of artist James Russell, 1915-2000

There's a big birthday party coming up in Kewanna.

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

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