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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The Rochester Sentinel

    BENEFIT BREAKFAST Rochester Optimist Club raised more than $1,200 for the Community Recovery Fund during a Saturday pancake breakfast at Talma Community Building. Tippecanoe Valley Middle School eighth-grade honor society members, from left, Caden Davis, Jonathan Ruiz, Luke Parson, Brittany Benn, Abby Koch and Shaylin Wilcox, sing Christmas songs to diners.

    The Sentinel photo/Leah Sander


    Columbia kindergarteners visited local nursing homes Friday to sing songs and give residents homemade Christmas ornaments.

    Photo provided


    SLIME TIME Riddle Elementary School student Molly Moore pours slime over the head of her mother, Jeni Moore, a fourth-grade teacher, Friday. A majority of the teachers at the school received such special treatment in celebration of a $1,600 fundraising effort by The Kindness Crew to buy groceries at Kroger and for the fifth-grade student council to buy gifts for the Miracle Tree.

    The Sentinel photo/Tyra Bahney


    CHRISTMAS VILLAGE Lois Wilkinson and her children start off the holiday season each year by piecing together an entire Christmas village that takes up half of the living room in her Monroe Street home. The village has well more than 1,000 individual pieces.

    The Sentinel photo/Tyra Bahney

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:00 AM

Girls basketball
Culver (4-8) at Rochester (4-9), 6 p.m./7:30 p.m. (JV/Varsity): The Lady Cavaliers won back-to-back games last week against Elkhart Christian and South Bend Career Academy. Now they seek a third straight win, which would be the first time they have accomplished that since the 2014-15 season when Gina Hierlmeier was coach.

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


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In recent days there have been mass shootings in Florida and Tennessee. Are you becoming numb to all of this or are you still taken aback by such carnage?


  • Fulton County Commissioners on Monday signed a contract for services for 2019 with Fulton Economic Development Corp.
    And it calls for enough funding – $53,763 – for six months instead of 12 because that’s all that was budgeted for the coming year by the county.

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

  • A jury trial has been slated for a Rensselaer man accused of robbing Lake City Bank on March 3.

    The trial, set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 26 in Fulton Circuit Court, is one of three court dates set for 37-year-old Michael P. Miller, who is charged with robbery and possession of methamphetamine. In a separate case, he also faces a charge of trafficking in a controlled substance with an inmate, as well as an additional charge of possession of methamphetamine. 

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

  • The Rochester City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on its portion of funding in 2019 for the Fulton Economic Development Corp.
    A proposed agreement calls for the same contribution the council agreed to this year. That amount would be $107,526, or nearly half, of FEDCO’s $238,673 budget. The corporation’s budget also would remain the same, according to the proposal.

    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.
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  • Beatrice W. Angle Scott
    Beatrice W. Angle Scott, 98, Logansport, passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at WoodBridge Health Campus, Logansport.
  • Lawrence E. MacLain
    Lawrence E. MacLain, 80, Kewanna, passed away unexpectedly at 7:55 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at his residence.
  • June L. Kurtz
    June L. Kurtz, 87, Fort Wayne, and formerly of Harlan, passed away on Dec. 16, 2018, at The Cedars, Leo.
  • Jeffery M. Ogle Sr., 55, Gun Barrel City, Texas, and formerly of Fulton County, died Aug. 29, 2018, at Kaufman Healthcare Center, Kaufman, Texas.

  • Raymond E. Miller, 69, Argos, died Wednesday at home.
    Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Miller, Argos; his daughter, Dawn Bradley, Argos; and his son, Craig Miller, Argos.
    His funeral service is 6 p.m. Sunday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. Visitation is 2 p.m. to the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home.
  • Kevin D. Pyle
    Kevin D. Pyle, 49, rural Akron and formerly of Mentone, passed at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
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