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Friday, May 24, 2019
The Rochester Sentinel
  • CRUSHED
    This sedan was smashed early Thursday morning when a storm with severe straight line winds tore through Rochester, toppling trees. There were at least five other vehicles in the same neighborhood, bounded roughly by Main Street and Rochester City Park, 10th and 14th streets, and several homes, hit by trees.
  • Ready for Fun
    The Rochester Summer Parks Program staff are preparing for its monthlong children's program. The program runs 8 a.m.-noon, June 3-21. Registration deadline is Friday. Forms are available at Rochester City Hall. The staff are, from left: Front – Director Donna Frisinger, Gracie Andrews, Mercedes Brown, Kalvary Lingenfelter, Ellie Shank, Abbi Richard, Trine University intern Harrison Korkos, Solomon Manns and his mother, Assistant Director Laura Manns; back – Carly Beehler, Siera Weathers, Grant McCarter, Quin Stesiak.
  • 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

    
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  • The west side of Rochester seems to have suffered the most damage from a severe storm that moved through Fulton County early Thursday morning, uprooting trees, crushing vehicles and leaving city streets a mess.

    Straight line winds – the National Weather Service of Northern Indiana website says they were recorded at about 60 mph in Fulton County – also tore roofs from buildings and snapped or downed power lines throughout the county. First responders and lineworkers were flooded with calls for service, and thousands of residents were left without power.

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

Friday, May 17, 2019 12:00 AM
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.

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  • The west side of Rochester seems to have suffered the most damage from a severe storm that moved through Fulton County early Thursday morning, uprooting trees, crushing vehicles and leaving city streets a mess.

    Straight line winds – the National Weather Service of Northern Indiana website says they were recorded at about 60 mph in Fulton County – also tore roofs from buildings and snapped or downed power lines throughout the county. First responders and lineworkers were flooded with calls for service, and thousands of residents were left without power.

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

  • Fulton County Leadership Academy sent 16 new graduates into the community Tuesday.

    During the past six months they toured businesses and industries, health care and public facilities, heard from the media and educators and learned about the places that come together to make Fulton County what it is.

    “It really does me a lot of good when I’m at a community event and I can sit there and go ‘Leadership Academy graduate, Leadership Academy graduate, Leadership Academy graduate,’” Organizer Mark Kepler said. It’s the 13th year he’s been involved with the program, which was begun by the Rochester Chamber of Commerce several years prior to that.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Fulton County Commissioners, moved by the drive and community support for a youth center, pledged $15,000 to the project Monday.

    They will provide the funding over a three-year period.

    “It really kind of touched me that there’s a group out here that’s committed to this,” Commissioners President Bryan Lewis said. “I appreciate all of you who stepped up to do this because it’s a monumental task. If we can help you to get this thing rolling, I would like to do that.”

    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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  • BASEBALL

    WABASH — Another year, another wrenching last at-bat loss for the Rochester baseball team at sectionals.

    Trenton Daughtry allowed just one run over five innings of relief, and he also drove home the game-winning run with an RBI single down the third baseline in the bottom of the sixth inning to lead Wabash to an 8-4 win over the Zebras in a Class 2A, Sectional 37 quarterfinal at Chris Rood Field Thursday.

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

    CONVERSE — Ellie Snep pitched a no-hitter, and Augusta Garr and Guinevere Garr had two-run doubles in the first inning to lead the Whitko softball team to a 12-0 win over Rochester in a Class 2A, Sectional 37 semifinal at Oak Hill Wednesday.

    Whitko, the two-time defending regional champions, advanced to play either Wabash or Oak Hill in the sectional final at 7 p.m. today.

    RHS beat Whitko 6-2 on May 1 in their matchup that counted in the Three Rivers Conference standings.

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

    CONVERSE — Ally Borges hit a two-run homer, and Mya Musselman had a two-run double, and the Rochester softball team edged Lewis Cass 6-5 in a Class 2A, Sectional 37 quarterfinal at Oak Hill High School Tuesday.

    RHS improved to 11-9 and will play either Manchester or Whitko in the semifinals. RHS defeated both during Three Rivers Conference play.

    The win marked RHS’ first win in a sectional game since beating John Glenn 7-3 in a Class 3A sectional in 2015.

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

  • Sweet Madelyn “Maddi” Grace Johnson entered the world on May 15, 2019, at 3:03 p.m. to the proudest mommy and daddy, Sarah and Derek Johnson. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. Maddi went to be with her Heavenly Father while in her mother’s womb.

    Her time was spent surrounded by her adoring family who will never forget the joy Maddi brought to them. She enjoyed keeping Mommy up with her late night kicks and listening to her parents and big sister sing to her. They will always remember the blessing of holding Maddi in their arms.
  • Esther Sheeks, 76, Rochester, died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital.

    Survivors include a daughter, Sunday Sheeks, Rochester; and her sisters, Joyce Kolar, Argos, and Jean Eskridge, McHenry, Ill.
  • Hannah Jane Nolen

    June 9, 1955 - May 14, 2019

    Mrs. Hannah Jane Nolen, 63, Rochester, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Hickory Creek, Winamac.

    On June 9, 1955, Hannah Jane Mitchell was born in Fulton County. She was a cherished daughter of Adolph and Miriam Alice Dersham Mitchell. Growing up, she shared her childhood with a sister, Priscilla. As a proud Flyer, Hannah graduated from Akron High School in 1974.

  • Terrance M. Doody, 79, Plymouth, died Tuesday at home.

    Survivors include his daughters, Jeanetta Stubbs, Clyde, Texas, Jacqueline Williams, Rochester, and Mallie Moyer, St. Louis, Mo.; his sons, Terrance A. Doody, Plymouth, Shawn Doody, Rochester, James Doody, Plymouth, Arthur Doody, Culver, and Patrick Doody, Texas; his sisters, Irene Lisak, Plymouth, Patricia Kolar, Argos, Beatrice M. Beran, California, Jean Henney, Plymouth, Georgia Ford, Rochester, and Martha Rosario, Puerto Rico; and his brother, Arthur F. Doody, Woodridge, Ill.
  • Esther Sheeks, 76, Rochester, died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
  • March 31, 1958 - May 18, 2019

    Everett Gillman Jr., 61, Etna Green, passed away on May 18, 2019, at the Center for Hospice Care, Roseland.

    He was born on March 31, 1958, in Man, W. Va., to Everett and Myrtle (Browning) Gillman. On Sept. 18, 1999, in Etna Green, he married Marilyn Hackworth Owens. She preceded him in death on Nov. 2, 2018.

    He worked for ABC Industries of Winona Lake from 1976 to 2012. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and target shooting.

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