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Friday, April 19, 2019
The Rochester Sentinel
  • TEACHER WALK-IN

    TEACHER WALK-IN Rochester High School math teacher Terry Screeton stands under his umbrella in the rain Thursday morning during a teacher walk-in, Wear Red For Ed, in support of public education. Teachers gathered at each Rochester school and invited the public to join them.

    The Sentinel photo/Tyra Bahney

  • SENIORS

    SENIORS From left: Front – Brock Buczkowski, Brianna Calfee, Katrina Frye, Isabel Newcom, McKenzie Paschen; back – HannahMarie Siders, Cydnie Smith, Haven Vorhees, Ally Wiese. Not pictured: Mackenzi McClory.

    Photo provided

  • DONATION

    DONATION Rochester Lions Club treasurer John Roberts, left, conveys a $200 gift to Riddle Elementary School Principal Luke Biernacki for the school’s One School, One Book reading program. Zebbie Jr. looks on.

    Photo provided

  • TOPS AT ROCHESTER

    These Rochester High School students earned the top marks in the last grading period, which puts them in the running to be named Sentinel Scholars. Each spring the 10 graduating seniors with the highest cumulative GPAs are given the distinction of being Sentinel Scholars.

    SENIORS From left: Front – Kirsta Gardner, Carly Beehler, Grace Daake, Jerry Plummer, Jacob Bowman; back – Sarah Rohr, Adriann Shepherd, Gabriella Goss, Adam Brown, Lillian Scott and Isaac Smith.

    The Sentinel photo/Tyra Bahney

    
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Top Stories

  • A jury trial has been slated for Alyssa Shepherd, the driver in the fatal bus stop crash in Fulton County.
    Following a pretrial conference Thursday afternoon, Fulton County Prosecutor Mike Marrs announced there was no plea agreement at that time and a jury trial has been set for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 15 in Fulton Superior Court.

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

Friday, April 19, 2019 5:00 AM

Softball
Maconaquah 13, Tippecanoe Valley 7 (Wednesday):
Amy Baca had doubled twice, singled and scored three runs, and Ally Betten had two hits and three RBIs, but the Lady Vikings dropped their Three Rivers Conference opener Wednesday. Brayden Baney had a hit, a walk and three RBIs. Sydney Howard had a hit and an RBI, and Kirsten Prater and Kayle Long each had a hit.
Howard took the loss in the circle, allowing 10 hits and six runs in four innings. Mayde Fear allowed three earned runs in three innings of relief. She walked three and fanned five.

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

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  • A jury trial has been slated for Alyssa Shepherd, the driver in the fatal bus stop crash in Fulton County.
    Following a pretrial conference Thursday afternoon, Fulton County Prosecutor Mike Marrs announced there was no plea agreement at that time and a jury trial has been set for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 15 in Fulton Superior Court.

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

  • Several developments are underway in Fulton County for the construction of a new jail.
    County commissioners met Monday and officially signed a contract with Garmong Construction Services to serve as the construction manager. The firm will operate under the Construction Manager as Constructor, or CMC, approach. This project delivery method, also known as Construction Manager at Risk, allows for Garmong to be involved in the design process and provide input to the architecture firm.

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

  • A teacher walk-in is scheduled for Thursday morning from 7:30-7:45 a.m. at each of the Rochester Community School buildings.
    Teachers will be wearing red in support of public education and have invited everyone to join them, wearing red, and bring noisemakers and friends if they prefer.

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

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.
U.S. Senate Debate, Oct. 30, 2018
U.S. Senate Debate
Oct 8th, 2018 U.S. Senate Debate
Father Daughter Dance [2-20-18]
A group of girls dancing during the Fulton County Father Daughter Dance.
2018 State of the City Address (Part 3 of 3) [1-31-18]
Rochester Mayor Ted Denton gives his 2018 State of the City Address. Part 3 of 3
  • Softball
    Maconaquah 13, Tippecanoe Valley 7 (Wednesday):
    Amy Baca had doubled twice, singled and scored three runs, and Ally Betten had two hits and three RBIs, but the Lady Vikings dropped their Three Rivers Conference opener Wednesday. Brayden Baney had a hit, a walk and three RBIs. Sydney Howard had a hit and an RBI, and Kirsten Prater and Kayle Long each had a hit.
    Howard took the loss in the circle, allowing 10 hits and six runs in four innings. Mayde Fear allowed three earned runs in three innings of relief. She walked three and fanned five.

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

  • BASEBALL
    WABASH — The Rochester baseball team faced a significant hurdle in their Three Rivers Conference opener Wednesday.
    They had to play the defending conference champions on their home field.
    Thanks to junior pitcher Trey Stesiak, freshman second baseman Evan Elliott and shaky Wabash defense, they leaped the hurdle and gained the early TRC advantage with a 7-1 win over the Apaches at Chris Rood Field.

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

  • TRACK
    Senior Assassination is going on at Rochester High School.
    That explained why some seniors were wearing floaties on their arms when they weren’t participating in a track meet against Peru at Barnhart Field Tuesday.

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

  • Marabel L. See, 99, Macy, died Thursday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
  • Letitia A. Carter, 83, Rochester, died Thursday at Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester.
    Survivors include her husband, Everett; three daughters, Susan Sewell, Debbie Henke and Cheryl Nichols; a son, Joseph D. Carter; three sisters, Phyllis Boling, Pamela Muller and Sylvia Dubose; and two brothers, Max and Phylip Hite.
    Her funeral service is 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Russiaville Friends Church, 270 E. Main St. Visitation is 10-11:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.
  • Blanche Kay Payne
    Kay Payne, 76, Rochester, passed away at 9:23 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
  • Trudy B. Haney
    Trudy B. Haney, 74, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019, at home in Kewanna. 
  • Brenda G. Miller
    Brenda G. Miller, 65, rural Akron, passed away at 3:34 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
  • Blanche K. Payne, 76, Rochester, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
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