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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The Rochester Sentinel
  • Shore it up

    Paul Caudill, owner of Caudill Services, spreads riprap and No. 8 stone at the East Ninth Street boat ramp by Manitou Beach on Thursday morning. City officials say the boat ramp has suffered erosion. Mayor Ted Denton asked for it to be shored up before Memorial Day weekend.

  • Mill Creek cleanout

    Fulton County Highway Department works Tuesday to clear logs damming up three culverts under the East Fourth Street bridge near Waterhaven Apartments. Derek Richard operates the backhoe while Kyle Unger looks on. Unger waded into Mill Creek to clear the logjams with a chainsaw. Highway Superintendent John Geier anticipated there would be three or four truckloads of debris removed.

    The Sentinel photo / Wesley Dehne

  • 2019 Sentinel Scholars

    These 10 graduating Caston High School seniors earned the highest cumulative GPAs over four years of high school and were named Sentinel Scholars Monday. From left: Front – Brock Buczkowski, Brianna Calfee, Katrina Frye, Isabel Newcom and McKenzie Paschen; back – Destiny Ray, HannahMarie Siders, Cydnie Smith, Haven Vorhees and Alexandria Wiese.

    The Sentinel photo / Leah Sander

  • Banner beauty
    Psi Iota Xi sorority’s banner art contest winners are now hanging in downtown Rochester, with 60 students’ art on display on utility poles. Art by runners-up is hung at the Fulton County Public Library for showing. Among the art featured at the library are, from left: Chairs in the sand by Shylie Roe, Rochester High School; turtles by Keegon Shirrell, Riddle Elementary; a flamingo by Kimberly Banic, RHS; and a scuba diver by Savannah Gudas, Riddle Elementary.
    
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  • Rick Shepherd believes his job is to “make (the kids) more at ease.”

    Shepherd is the Tippecanoe Valley Schools’ resource officer. He started in February, replacing Dalis Owens, who left to take a job with Parkview Health’s police department.

    Shepherd is a 1986 Tippecanoe Valley High School graduate. His journey to become the SRO at his alma mater took several twists and turns.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • The deadline for Rochester’s annual Summer Parks Program is fast approaching.

    Applications need to be turned in by May 24 to Rochester City Hall. They are available at city hall, the Columbia and Riddle offices or by sending a message through the Summer Parks Program Facebook page.

    Any child who has completed kindergarten through sixth grade may participate. This year’s program runs June 3-21. Hours are 8 a.m.-noon, and activities include swimming, bowling, playing at the park, crafts, sports tournaments, taekwondo and more.

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

Monday, May 20, 2019 12:00 AM

Northwestern 12, Rochester 2 (5 innings, Saturday)

Rochester 5, Culver Academy 1 (Saturday)

Ally Borges had a single, a double and an RBI, and Kinzie Weaver and Maci Brown had one hit each for Rochester in a five-inning loss to host Northwestern in the first game of a three-way doubleheader Saturday. Brown had a double.

Brown pitched the first three innings, allowing three hits and two earned runs. Mya Musselman took the loss in relief after allowing nine runs (seven earned) in 1 1/3 innings of relief. Chloe Harris allowed a run in one-third of an inning.

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

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  • Rick Shepherd believes his job is to “make (the kids) more at ease.”

    Shepherd is the Tippecanoe Valley Schools’ resource officer. He started in February, replacing Dalis Owens, who left to take a job with Parkview Health’s police department.

    Shepherd is a 1986 Tippecanoe Valley High School graduate. His journey to become the SRO at his alma mater took several twists and turns.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department used its new drone early Thursday morning to locate a man in a wooded area on the south side of Rochester.

    The sheriff’s department, assisting city police, deployed the drone around 2 a.m. between Super 8 motel and Old U.S. 31. Police say the man they were searching for had threatened to harm himself prior to retreating into a wooded area.

    The sheriff’s department used its DJI M210 Public Safety UAV, equipped with thermal imaging and optical zoom cameras. It was the first time the drone was used for police work, said Fulton County Sheriff Chris Sailors.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • The deadline for Rochester’s annual Summer Parks Program is fast approaching.

    Applications need to be turned in by May 24 to Rochester City Hall. They are available at city hall, the Columbia and Riddle offices or by sending a message through the Summer Parks Program Facebook page.

    Any child who has completed kindergarten through sixth grade may participate. This year’s program runs June 3-21. Hours are 8 a.m.-noon, and activities include swimming, bowling, playing at the park, crafts, sports tournaments, taekwondo and more.

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

Police show new sketch of suspect (with audio and video)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities on Monday released video of a man suspected of killing two Indiana teenagers two years ago and urged the public to scrutinize the footage, which shows him walking on an abandoned railroad bridge the girls visited while out hiking the day they were slain. The Indiana State Police also released a new sketch of the suspect, which State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said was produced thanks to “new information and intelligence” collected during the investigation into the February 2017 killings of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams.
Donnelly, in Farewell Address, Calls on the Senate to do the Bipartisan Work Necessary to Solve the Big Problems Facing the Nation
Washington, D.C. – Today, on the floor of the United States Senate, Senator Joe Donnelly gave his farewell address, marking the final time he will give remarks in the Senate before his term of office expires in early January. In addition to thanking Hoosiers for giving him the opportunity to represent them, Donnelly called on his Senate colleagues to do the bipartisan work necessary to address the significant challenges facing our nation.
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  • Northwestern 12, Rochester 2 (5 innings, Saturday)

    Rochester 5, Culver Academy 1 (Saturday)

    Ally Borges had a single, a double and an RBI, and Kinzie Weaver and Maci Brown had one hit each for Rochester in a five-inning loss to host Northwestern in the first game of a three-way doubleheader Saturday. Brown had a double.

    Brown pitched the first three innings, allowing three hits and two earned runs. Mya Musselman took the loss in relief after allowing nine runs (seven earned) in 1 1/3 innings of relief. Chloe Harris allowed a run in one-third of an inning.

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

  • BOYS TRACK

    PLYMOUTH — The legend of Mitchell Rans continued on for one more sectional at Plymouth High School Thursday.

    Rans, the Caston senior and IUPUI-bound runner, went the distance twice more. He won sectional titles in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters and advanced to regionals in both events. Often running into a headwind, Rans clocked 4:34.87 in the 1,600 and 10:11.80 in the 3,200.

    It marked his second and third career individual sectional track titles. He also won the 1,600 at the 2017 sectional.

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

  • The Rochester girls tennis team’s season ended with back-to-back losses to North Judson.

    But from coach Jesse Atkinson’s viewpoint, those losses were not alike.

    RHS fell to North Judson 3-2 Wednesday in a sectional semifinal at Culver Academy. Culver Academy beat Knox 4-1 in the other semifinal and faced North Judson in the sectional final Thursday.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Carlene Anne Snipes

    Jan. 20, 1935 - May 16, 2019

    Carlene Anne Snipes, 84, Rochester, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

    On Jan. 20, 1935, Carlene Anne Thompson was born in Rochester. She was the daughter of Robert Bryce and Arlene F. Morris Thompson. Growing up, she shared her childhood with three sisters and a brother.

    Carlene graduated from Rochester High School in 1952. Over the years, she helped spearhead and organize their class reunions. #zebranation

  • Greg Witham, 69, Valparaiso, and formerly of Mentone, died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
  • Richard L. Adamson, 81, Akron, died Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home.
  • Everett Gillman Jr., 61, Etna Green, died Saturday at the Center for Hospice Care, Roseland. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
  • Carmel Manns

    May 25, 1928 - May 16, 2019

    Carmel Manns, 90, rural Akron, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019, at his residence.

    He was born on May 25, 1928, in Carey, Ohio, to Mitchell and Gracie (Barnett) Manns.

    He married Opal Smith on June 11, 1948, in Salyersville, Ky. She survives.

  • Patricia Ann 'Tish' Blackburn

    June 28, 1939 - May 15, 2019

    Mrs. Patricia Ann “Tish” Blackburn, 79, Rochester, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at her residence.

    On June 28, 1939, Patricia Ann Swanson was born in Fulton County. She was a cherished daughter of Carl E. and Helen I. Woolley Swanson. Growing up, she shared her childhood with a big sister, Phyllis. In 1957, she graduated from Rochester High School.

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