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Wednesday, April 16, 2014





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Recently, Indiana State Police cleaned up two large methamphetamine dumping sites in Fulton County and a house with more than 100 portable labs in Logansport. Have you ever suspected someone was making meth in your neighborhood?

  34%
1. Certainly. There was a bust and/or cleanup nearby.

  1%
2. Maybe. I smelled strong ammonia or charcoal lighter fluid but it was hard to pinpoint where it came from.

  23%
3. No. I live in a safe neighborhood where that type of thing would never happen.

  42%
4. There may be meth houses in my neighborhood but people with one-pot meth labs in their backpacks and in vehicles worry me more because they can go to public places.

Vote
This Week's Poll
Poll Result

Recently, Indiana State Police cleaned up two large methamphetamine dumping sites in Fulton County and a house with more than 100 portable labs in Logansport. Have you ever suspected someone was making meth in your neighborhood?

  34%
1. Certainly. There was a bust and/or cleanup nearby.

  1%
2. Maybe. I smelled strong ammonia or charcoal lighter fluid but it was hard to pinpoint where it came from.

  23%
3. No. I live in a safe neighborhood where that type of thing would never happen.

  42%
4. There may be meth houses in my neighborhood but people with one-pot meth labs in their backpacks and in vehicles worry me more because they can go to public places.

Vote
This Week's Poll
Poll Result

Recently, Indiana State Police cleaned up two large methamphetamine dumping sites in Fulton County and a house with more than 100 portable labs in Logansport. Have you ever suspected someone was making meth in your neighborhood?

  34%
1. Certainly. There was a bust and/or cleanup nearby.

  1%
2. Maybe. I smelled strong ammonia or charcoal lighter fluid but it was hard to pinpoint where it came from.

  23%
3. No. I live in a safe neighborhood where that type of thing would never happen.

  42%
4. There may be meth houses in my neighborhood but people with one-pot meth labs in their backpacks and in vehicles worry me more because they can go to public places.

Vote



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DONATION
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DONATION Kroger donated $675 to the Fulton County United Ministries food pantry. From left - Matthew McCall, Neal Springer, Kim Gard, Chuck Kumler, pantry official Don Abbott, Chris Hartman, Connie Malott. The money was raised during the store's 2103 holiday season Share the Feast program.

The Sentinel photos/Mike Kenny



1 race on the county ballot May 6
Fulton County voters go to the polls 6 a.m.-6 p.m. May 6 for a primary election with few races to vote on.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Tour de Max offers 3 routes
This year's Tour de Max bicycle tour through Marshall County starts with registration and check-in 7-9 a.m. May 17 at the Vandalia Train Depot in Culver Park.

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Monday, April 14, 2014
County's health improves
Experts who study the overall health of a community say Fulton County's health ranking has improved in the past five years.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps is collaboration between Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014
UFO sighting?
My bicycling partner and I were riding back to Rochester from a tasty meal at Sloane's in Akron Wednesday night when we saw something that involuntarily stopped our pedaling.

Three lights appeared in the sky, low to the west-southwest. My first thought was a big jet coming in to land. 



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Friday, April 11, 2014
Big crane arrives Friday
It will be Friday before a crane arrives to help take down the downtown Rochester water tower.

The crane was delayed at another job, said Fred Kosinski of Kosinski Demolotion. Wind gusts too high for work were expected today.



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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Contractor starts cutting water tower into pieces
Travis Kosinski climbed the downtown Rochester water tower Tuesday in two minutes, 10 seconds.

Wearing a safety harness and trailing wire rope, he snapped himself onto the railing of the catwalk and took a walk around the top of the tower.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Water tower comes down Wednesday
Rochester's 79-year-old downtown water tower will be dismantled and taken away Wednesday.

Kosinski Demolition, Port Austin, Mich., will do the work. Rochester Water Superintendent Randy Wynn said it will take one, maybe two days, depending upon weather, when the contractors arrive, how late their work and other factors.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
SENTINEL Q&A WITH HARRY WEBB DRUGGIST RECOUNTS CHANGES IN INDUSTRY
In this era of big box stores, chain store marketing and pharmacies tucked into grocery stores, Harry Webb stands firm as a locally-owned, independent, small town druggist.



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Monday, April 7, 2014
City pool gets rebuild this spring
When the public visits the Rochester City Pool this summer it will find the 44-year-old facility has been upgraded.

The Rochester Park Board on Friday agreed to a $185,928 replacement of water circulation gutters and the liner.



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Saturday, April 5, 2014
City mulls refilling old water tower
Rochester city officials are considering refilling the 79-year-old downtown water tower.

The tower currently stands empty, waiting to be dismantled by Kosinski Demolition, a subcontractor of Phoenix Fabricators and Erectors.



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Friday, April 4, 2014
Tofson: Fulton County better prepared for severe weather than 40 years ago
Tornados may not change, but how such disasters are handled has in the 40 years since an April 3, 1974, tornado devastated Fulton County.



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Thursday, April 3, 2014
10-year prison sentence for meth making
One man was sentenced, another submitted his second guilty plea and a third asked for his sentence to be amended in Fulton Superior Court Tuesday.

All three are dealing with methamphetamine charges.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Habitat breaks Main Street ground
It's an empty lot today, but with some help, a mother and son will soon call 1129 Main St. home.

Habitat for Humanity broke ground Monday on the organization's 13th home in Fulton County, this one for Marci Murphy and her son Kye Murphy.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Exhibit features artwork of Kewanna's Russell
The artworks of a famous artist with Fulton County ties are on display at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis for the coming five months.

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Monday, March 31, 2014
High school lists end-of-year dates for students
Rochester High School students have a number of dates to mark on their calendars as the end of the school year approaches.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014
Play ball!
Anyone up for a trip back to the schoolyard and a rousing game of dodgeball?

If so, the Rochester Youth League has an opportunity for some competition, and the chance to win bragging rights, during its first fundraising dodgeball tournament.

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Friday, March 28, 2014
Award names sought
The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its Community Service Award.

The winner will be honored at the chamber's annual banquet May 17 and join a long list of previous community servants.

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

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Police: DCS called about hungry child
Rochester City Police said Tuesday they involved the Department of Child Services immediately Friday when investigating a child neglect complaint against Heather E. Savage, 33, 531 Pontiac St.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Arras joins police force
Rochester Police Department's most recently-acquired crimefighting tool is on the road.

Along with patrolman Gerard Ostrom one will find Arras, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinoise.

Arras is recently graduated from police dog school at Vohne Liche Kennels, Denver. He is trained two ways, Ostrom explained, "so it's patrol work and narcotics."

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
CHAMBER CHIEF: GOT A QUESTION? CALL ME
Diane Spore brings a variety of life experience to her job as Executive Director of the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce.

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Work week
Transformation of the former Grass Creek Parsonage into a missionary house begins Monday.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014
School roof work commences when weather warms
The Rochester School Board accepted the first round of bids for its $8 million school renovation project Monday.

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Friday, March 21, 2014
New comic launches Monday
A new comic strip, WuMo, will debut on The Sentinel's entertainment page Monday. WuMo celebrates life's absurdity and bittersweet ironies, holding up a funhouse mirror to our modern world and those who live in it, according to its syndicate, Universal UClick.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Water tower dismantling will be soon
Rochester's 79-year-old downtown water tower will likely be dismantled within the coming two weeks.

The exact schedule isn't known. It depends upon the schedule of Kosinski Demolition, the contractor that will do the work.

Fencing around the tower was removed Tuesday by Kent Denny.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Dan Ronk: I'm retiring
Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Dan Ronk is retiring at the end of this school year.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Kokomo presses for tornado damage repairs
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) - Owners of structures damaged by tornadoes that hit Kokomo in November are being urged to start removing the debris or begin rebuilding.

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Monday, March 17, 2014
Interactive learning is key at RCS
By Dan McCarthy

Technology Coordinator

My son, Kevin, lives in Hawaii. He sometimes calls me using Facetime while riding his bike to work. Kevin has a cell phone with a microphone and camera. We chat about family and work as he rides to the Internet startup company where he works. I often ask him to show me the turquoise waters of Kailua Bay as he passes by the beach so I can experience the world outside the frigid state of Indiana.



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Saturday, March 15, 2014
Warrant service leads to meth lab, arrests
State police serving probation and parole warrants in Rochester found their suspects, and more, Wednesday.

They were looking for Eugene Dovich, Chans Baumgart and James Clark.



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Friday, March 14, 2014
Arts league sets Sept. 27 date for taste event
Akron Area Arts League is planning an expanded Taste of the Arts event for its second year.

The organization had its first planning meeting for the festival Tuesday.



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Thursday, March 13, 2014
Putman in court; other trials slated
Al Putman's first pre-trial conference was Tuesday in a case accusing him of strangling and battering of a child.

Putman was arrested in January on charges of Class C Felony neglect of a dependent, Class D Felony strangulation and Class D Felony battery.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Hertha's Place was working man's oasis
BY JACK K. OVERMYER

"My rent of $3 a week included three square meals a day. And I mean square!"

Such was Tony DeMarco's description of Hertha's Place, an unusual rooming and boarding house at 716 Madison Street that was operated by an equally unusual woman, Hertha Graeber. For nearly 30 years her hearty noontime dinners became cherished habits for many of Rochester's working men.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Police: Valley IT man gave kid alcohol
Indiana State Police say a Tippecanoe Valley Schools employee gave home-brewed moonshine to a student.

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Monday, March 10, 2014
City talks drain fees
Staff Writer, The Sentinel

City officials have determined no ordinance or resolution was previously passed for a stormwater utility fee.

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Friday, March 7, 2014
Coil spring adds facility
Winamac Coil Spring is opening a second facility in a move that represents a return to its roots.

A four-generation family business, the company has grown from the Winamac garage where Walter Pasaresi started it in 1948 to a major Kewanna industry.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014
Eye on the future
A draft plan for revitalizing downtown Kewanna is in the works.

Scott Burgins, Strategic Development Group, Sam Miller, ARCH Trio, and Cecil Penland, Rundell Ernstberger Associates, presented recommendations for a town development plan Tuesday at the Kewanna Town Hall.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Wild ride
A jeep plunged through Lake Manitou's ice Friday night.

Police received a report at 2:05 p.m. Saturday a black 1997 Jeep owned by Haley Lehman and driven by Kiel J. Williams, 30, was driven onto the lake and sunk the night before.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
SENTINEL Q&A WITH Matt campbell, RPD NOT YOUR AVERAGE COP
Detective Sergeant Matt Campbell, 44, is an iron-pumping SWAT team leader, a teacher of snipers and all-around hard guy who routinely takes four-mile runs.

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Monday, March 3, 2014
$150K goes to watershed
LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) - Call it the trickle-down effect.

Rainwater, if it's not filtered through the ground or vegetation, carries loose dirt, fertilizer or bits of cow pies off your field into the back creek. And what starts in Indiana is felt all the way to the Caribbean.

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

Saturday, March 1, 2014
Home invader charges pressed
A North Judson man is accused of an October 2012 home invasion in Rochester.

Joseph W. Esposito, 26, North Judson, is accused of entering a woman's home and stealing her purse while wearing a Spider-Man mask. He was booked Feb. 20 at the Fulton County Jail.

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

Friday, February 28, 2014
Alley: Some plans don't pay
Woodlawn Hospital President John Alley would like to cut ties between Woodlawn Orthopedics physicians and Medicare Advantage plans.

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

Thursday, February 27, 2014
City talks storm drains
A city effort to implement a stormwater utility fee has to wait until officials make sure they haven't already done it.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
All in favor at hearings for schools
The Rochester School Board encountered no opposition Monday to its $8 million school improvement plan.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Kays, Newton advance
WARSAW - Rochester senior swimmer Patrick Kays said he can never be satisfied. Because once a swimmer gets satisfied, that's when he starts to slip.

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Monday, February 24, 2014
County: No road flooding Friday
Fulton County Emergency Management Agency adjusted its travel status to advisory level on Friday because there are places where water may top roadways.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014
City drain fees
Rochester officials say a possible stormwater utility charge on properties in city limits is overdue.

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Friday, February 21, 2014
Road funds tight
This year's severe winter weather has cost the county highway department about $250,000, according to county highway superintendent Rick Ranstead.

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

Thursday, February 20, 2014
City makes stormwater fee progress
Rochester city officials hope to implement a stormwater utility tax fee next year that's been years in the work.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Fear makes election bid
Fulton County voters will have a choice for sheriff in the November election.

Kerry Fear has filed his Democratic candidacy for the May 6 primary election and announced his bid for office against Republican Chris Sailors.

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Not guilty
After a three-day trial wrapped up Friday, a 12-person Fulton Superior Court jury cleared Chad A. Shidler, Rochester, of sex charges.

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

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Welfare fraud charge levied against couple
Police arrested a Rochester couple Wednesday on suspicion of welfare fraud.

Crystal L. Vazquez, 29, and Anthony C. Vazquez, 32, each face a Class C felony charge of fraud.

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

Friday, February 14, 2014
City: Keep your water running
The City of Rochester issued a freeze warning for all water and sewer customers and is asking them to run a small stream of water at a cold water faucet inside homes or businesses until further notice.

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

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Doing what we can to help
By Jon Hutton

Tippecanoe Valley High School assistant principal

During 2013 and now into 2014 our community and neighboring communities have been home to more loss than I can remember in the 18 years since I moved to this area.

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

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Top grads
Caston School Corporation has named its third class of distinguished alumni.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Ready for 'War'
This has been a girls basketball season like no other.

Teams are no longer asking if they had any games canceled due to the weather. They're asking how many games they had canceled. (Somehow, North Miami avoided this and got 20 games in.)

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

Monday, February 10, 2014
Author knew the key to life
BY TAMI McMahan

Columbia Elementary Principal

Author Robert Fulghum once wrote, "All I REALLY NEED TO KNOW about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in Kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school. These are the things I learned:

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Saturday, February 8, 2014
Snow removal dictates parking controls
Rochester residents are now being asked to park on alternating sides of the streets each day to help city crews get snow cleared.



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Friday, February 7, 2014
Work slated for dam
The Lake Manitou dam stands to get a facelift in the fall.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is planning to replace aluminum segments used to help control lake water levels with a new concrete weir, said Traci Powell, DNR project development section manager.

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

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Work crew
Since Fulton County Community Corrections added a work crew in the fall 170 hours of county road cleanup has been complete.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Sewer project done in spring
The Fourth Street sewer project is on track to wrap up in early spring, Fulton Economic Development Corp. president. Terry Lee told Fulton County Commissioners Monday.

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

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Business tax law expected to survive
Area legislators expect some form of business property tax to survive Gov. Mike Pence's efforts to remove it entirely.

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

Monday, February 3, 2014
Val's bowl pick
Sports are great because we can get simple answers in a complex world.

People of different ideologies can parse over what President Obama said and meant in his State of the Union speech, but sporting events like the Super Bowl are much more straightforward.

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

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Father, 4-year-old hurt in house fire
Two people were injured in a modular home fire Wednesday.

Rochester, Kewanna, Aubbeenaubbee, Argos and Culver firefighters responded to a 12:08 p.m. Wednesday fire at 4276 N. 350 West, a home owned by Christine Danielson.

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

Friday, January 31, 2014
Chamber of commerce studies, restyles itself
Rochester and Lake Manitou Chamber of Commerce has a new name, new director, new logo and proposed new partnership with Main Street Indiana.

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

Thursday, January 30, 2014
County wants leaf pickup
Rochester city officials are considering how to help the county provide an alternative to leaf burning outside the southwestern city limits.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
DEEP FREEZE
A second round of dangerously cold polar air closed schools and businesses and put the county under an emergency travel-only declaration.

All area schools were closed Monday and announced there would be no classes today either.

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Snow drifts close roads
High winds are keeping Fulton County roads closed until at least 5 p.m. today.

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

Monday, January 27, 2014
Frito-Lay wants Fulton County permit
Frito-Lay Inc. is asking the state for permission to apply its food processing byproducts as a fertilizer in Fulton County.



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Saturday, January 25, 2014
High school sports affected by weather
The following sporting events scheduled for Thursday were affected due to snow and frigid temperatures:

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Friday, January 24, 2014
School to buy nearby lots
Rochester Community School Corporation plans to purchase a three-lot property across from Columbia Elementary School.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014
School project detailed
School administrators, engineers and accountants will be on hand Feb. 17 to explain the Rochester Community School Corporation's proposal for $8 million of work.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Fatal lake crash
Rochester resident James M. "Jimmy" Downs III, 51, was killed early Sunday in a snowmobile crash on Lake Manitou.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
SENTINEL Q&A WITH REV. MARK SPENCER
The Rev. Dr. Mark Spencer, 60, a preacher since 1978, has been at the pulpit of Rochester's First Baptist Church since April 1, 1995.

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Saturday, January 18, 2014
Prosecutor Brown off Lambert Jr. drug case
Fulton County Prosecutor Rick Brown has removed himself from a criminal action against Ronald P. Lambert Jr., once accused of trying to kill Brown.

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

Friday, January 17, 2014
Donnelly: Jobs and troops are priorities
Going into 2014, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., said his priorities are economic growth and addressing high military suicide rates.

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

Thursday, January 16, 2014
IT is farm school topic
Area farmers can learn more about crop and machinery information management at tonight's session of the Fulton County Farm Winter School.

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

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Diane Spore new chamber director
Athen's resident Diane Spore is the new executive director of the Rochester and Lake Manitou Chamber of Commerce.

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

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Multi-state gun law effort sought
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Having failed in an earlier effort to bar federal agents from enforcing gun regulations in Missouri, conservative lawmakers are trying a new tack this year: banding together with other like-minded states to defy certain federal laws at the same time.

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

Monday, January 13, 2014
Rose remains president
Fulton County Commissioners organized on Wednesday for the new year.

Roger Rose remains president of the commissioners, with Sherry Fulton elected vice-president. Bryan Lewis is the third commissioner, chosen by the party to replace the late Mark Rodriguez.

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

Saturday, January 11, 2014
Water line breaks during storm
Impassible roads weren't the only concerns for city employees over the weekend.

City Operations Manager Warren Lease told the Rochester Board of Public Works and Safety Thursday the sharp drop in temperature sent water department crews out to fix a gushing eight-inch water line break during blizzard conditions.

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

Friday, January 10, 2014
40-acre rezone gets nod
Fulton County Commissioners on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve Fulton Economic Development Corp.'s petition to rezone 40 acres of land for a potential industrial park.

The land is adjacent to Brent Blacketor Memorial Sports Complex.

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

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Emergency order lifted
Fulton County endured another icy blast Tuesday, coupled with drifting and blowing snow that kept government and businesses closed and children home from school.

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

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Wind chill hits -40, local travel banned
Fulton County authorities prohibited local travel for the second day Tuesday as a blustery deep freeze settled in behind more than eight inches of snow.For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Don't drive
Fulton County braced Sunday for nasty weather and so did emergency officials, who declared a state of emergency 5 p.m. Sunday through 5 p.m. Friday.
Monday, January 6, 2014
Bitter cold on its way
Brace yourself, Fulton County. Some bitter cold is on its way.

That was the word Friday from those who prepare for weather events. Emergency management, animal care and police agencies warn the cold air coming this way could be very dangerous.

Saturday, January 4, 2014
No show
Rochester Times Cinema is closed.

The movie theater at 618 Main St. was bought by Dr. Kenneth Hoff in the early 1980s. Susie Hilton began leasing it in 1993.

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

Friday, January 3, 2014
Landfill to become park, shooting range
Fulton County Commissioners would like to use the old county landfill site at County Road 450 North for a park and shooting range.

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

Thursday, January 2, 2014
2014 tax rates fixed
Fulton County's 2014 budget order is certified and property tax rates are available.

The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance certified Fulton County taxing entities' budgets and taxes Dec. 27.

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

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
SENTINEL Q&A WITH JOE DONNELLY
Joe Donnelly, Indiana's junior U.S. Senator, often takes positions that peeve ideological purists.



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Monday, December 30, 2013
Newtown file yields a chilling portrait
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Police in Connecticut released thousands of pages Friday from the investigation into the Newtown school massacre, providing the most detailed and disturbing picture yet of the rampage, Adam Lanza's chilling fascination with murder, and school employees' brave and clear-headed attempts to protect the children.

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

Saturday, December 28, 2013
Talk of the Town
No more bags

The Fulton County Solid Waste District will not accept plastic bags or plastic film of any kind after Dec. 31.

"We no longer have an outlet for recycling these items and don't anticipate being able to in the future," a notice sent to city residents said. The district suggests taking such bags to the plastic bag drop-off bins at Kroger and Walmart, or throwing them away.

It also suggests residents use re-usable shopping bags.

Henry meeting

The Henry Township Advisory Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7 in the office of the township trustee to reorganize for the new year.

The board will elect officers and organize as township board of finance.

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


Thursday, December 26, 2013
County raises a no-go
Fulton County's employees aren't getting raises next year, and the county has trimmed money earmarked for health care expenses.

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

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
FRIEND DISCUSSES AG GAG, FENCED HUNTING, METH
Bill Friend might have less free time than any other member of the Macy High School Class of 1967.

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

Monday, December 23, 2013
BIG RAIN UP AHEAD
A forecast of up to three inches of rain combined with rapidly melting snow has prompted a flood watch for Fulton County from 1 a.m. today to Sunday morning, the National Weather Service reports.

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

Saturday, December 21, 2013
City applies for trail grant
City officials are waiting to see if they get a planning grant for walking and biking trails.

Rochester's application for a Safe Routes to School grant was sent Friday, according to City Council member Chayse Thompson. Indiana Safe Routes to School is a federally-funded program administered by the Indiana Department of Transportation.

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Friday, December 20, 2013
Park board plans more pool repairs
The 40-year-old Rochester City Pool will get a major overhaul.

Rochester City Council member Burns Becht said Wednesday that the park board is looking at everything from replacing pool lining and gutters to buying new chairs and repainting the pool's locker and shower rooms.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013
COUNTY MULLS PAD FOR FUEL TANKS
County officials are backing away from a $12,000 concrete pad for their new fueling station at the Fulton County Highway garage, 1037 S. Indiana 25.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Winston deserved Heisman despite questions
It was a pleasant surprise to be nominated to be a Heisman Trophy voter.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
RHS GRAD SHARES CAUTIONARY TALE: LIFE DERAILED BY DRINKING, DRIVING AND DEATH
Robert Tofson was on a roll in the fall of 2010.

He liked being in the Navy, which had stationed him in Florida. He liked working on aircraft and he liked socializing with his pals. He knew he could count on his family. A 20-year-old member of the Rochester High School Class of 2009, he had fond memories of RHS, notably of teacher Eileen Fellers.

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Monday, December 16, 2013
Budget test vote Tuesday
One day after winning lopsided House approval, bipartisan legislation to ease across-the-board spending cuts and reduce economy-rattling budget brinkmanship appears likely to command the 60 votes necessary to clear the Senate, officials in both parties said Friday.

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Saturday, December 14, 2013
Beat down
For roughly 12 hours Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning any YouTube user in the world could type and search for "RMS fight" and see a disturbing battery happen in the halls of Rochester Middle School.

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Friday, December 13, 2013


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