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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The Rochester Sentinel
  • Sunshine and chili bowls
    Sunshine and chili bowls
    Laura Stewart, left, and Thad Stewart, have a lunch break Saturday during the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce’s Chili Cook-Off and Blacktop Cruisers’ Red Hot Car Show.
  • Solving world food insecurity
    Solving world food insecurity
    Tippecanoe Valley High School sophomore Mallory Bowers is one of only six Indiana high school students selected as delegate to the World Food Prize Youth Institute.

    The institute is Wednesday-Oct. 19 in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Bowers first competed at the Purdue Youth Institute to qualify for this event.

    In the spring, she submitted her prize-winning research paper for which she selected a country currently experiencing food insecurity, researched causes of that food insecurity and then proposed a solution to improve food security. She presented her paper to a panel of experts at Purdue University, who provided constructive feedback.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • A total loss
    A total loss
    A firefighter shoots water Wednesday onto the side of the former City Tavern in Culver, where an afternoon fire turned the empty building, tied up in an unsafe structure court battle, into rubble. Fire departments responded from three counties, including Fulton, to douse the blaze at Lakeshore Drive and Lake Street. Area news outlets report the state fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause.
  • And they’re off ... on break
    And they’re off ... on break
    From left, Rochester Middle School students Andrew Shull, Tyler Reese, James Gardner, Emily Siebert, Abbi Darling, Cydnie Lamb and Skyla Evans hang out on play equipment at Rochester City Park Wednesday as part of the school’s PBIS celebration. RMS Principal Oscar Haughs said 90 percent of RMS students had good behavior during the first nine weeks of school that qualified them to go to the park. PBIS stands for Postive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Rochester schools’ fall break starts today and runs through Oct. 21, except for those who go to fall intersession on Oct. 17.
    
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Top Stories

  • A jury of six men and six women has been selected to hear the case against Alyssa Shepherd, the driver who hit four children, killing three of them, in Fulton County.

    It’s been nearly a year since the tragedy, which has garnered national attention and prompted state legislation. In May, Gov. Eric Holcomb ceremonially signed the MAXSTRONG school bus safety law. The bill mandates safety changes that include requiring stop arm cameras on buses, no longer allowing children to cross state highways to board a bus and increasing penalties for those who disregard school buses with their stop arms out.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • One can probably say this about coaches from many different sports, but high school golf coaches aren’t just coaches.

    They are ambassadors for the sport.

    Most high school football players will never put on a helmet and shoulder pads again after graduating high school. But once a teenager learns how to play golf, they have learned a lifetime hobby.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • INDIANAPOLIS — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed to Indiana health officials that a person in Elkhart County contracted Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, a rare virus transmitted by mosquitoes. The patient died as a result of the infection. The identity of the person was not revealed.

    This is the first human case in Indiana since 1998 and only the fourth reported since 1964, according to the health department. The CDC says approximately five to 10 human cases of EEE are reported nationwide each year, typically from late spring through early fall. Nearly one-third of human cases are fatal.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • The last time the Rochester football team played Delphi, Bill Clinton was president of the United States.

    The IHSAA put them together as part of the draw Sunday night.

    While the Zebras will play an opponent they haven’t played since 1998, Tippecanoe Valley, Caston and Winamac were assigned opponents they have never played before.

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

SENTINEL POLL

How often do you visit a public park

Fulton County, its towns and Rochester have a myriad of public parks, including one along the Tippecanoe River, one with a skate park and frisbee golf course, one with a splash pad and another with a pond to fish in. How often do you visit a public park:


 

  • A jury of six men and six women has been selected to hear the case against Alyssa Shepherd, the driver who hit four children, killing three of them, in Fulton County.

    It’s been nearly a year since the tragedy, which has garnered national attention and prompted state legislation. In May, Gov. Eric Holcomb ceremonially signed the MAXSTRONG school bus safety law. The bill mandates safety changes that include requiring stop arm cameras on buses, no longer allowing children to cross state highways to board a bus and increasing penalties for those who disregard school buses with their stop arms out.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • INDIANAPOLIS — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed to Indiana health officials that a person in Elkhart County contracted Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, a rare virus transmitted by mosquitoes. The patient died as a result of the infection. The identity of the person was not revealed.

    This is the first human case in Indiana since 1998 and only the fourth reported since 1964, according to the health department. The CDC says approximately five to 10 human cases of EEE are reported nationwide each year, typically from late spring through early fall. Nearly one-third of human cases are fatal.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Solving world food insecurity
    Tippecanoe Valley High School sophomore Mallory Bowers is one of only six Indiana high school students selected as delegate to the World Food Prize Youth Institute.

    The institute is Wednesday-Oct. 19 in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Bowers first competed at the Purdue Youth Institute to qualify for this event.

    In the spring, she submitted her prize-winning research paper for which she selected a country currently experiencing food insecurity, researched causes of that food insecurity and then proposed a solution to improve food security. She presented her paper to a panel of experts at Purdue University, who provided constructive feedback.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
(AP) - What Can be Saved - part 1
From The Associated Press, this is the first part of a series, What can be Saved.
RMS LIP DUB 2019
Rochester Middle School Lip Dub 2019
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.
U.S. Senate Debate, Oct. 30, 2018
  • One can probably say this about coaches from many different sports, but high school golf coaches aren’t just coaches.

    They are ambassadors for the sport.

    Most high school football players will never put on a helmet and shoulder pads again after graduating high school. But once a teenager learns how to play golf, they have learned a lifetime hobby.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • The last time the Rochester football team played Delphi, Bill Clinton was president of the United States.

    The IHSAA put them together as part of the draw Sunday night.

    While the Zebras will play an opponent they haven’t played since 1998, Tippecanoe Valley, Caston and Winamac were assigned opponents they have never played before.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • ARGOS — Emma Dunlap notched a first-half hat trick, and Morgan Dunlap started a four-goal-in-seven-minute onslaught with a 35-yard direct kick goal to help lead the Argos girls soccer team to a 6-0 win over Bremen in a Class 1A, Sectional 35 semifinal at Argos’ Eugene Snyder Field Thursday.

    Aryanna Allen and Parker Baughman also scored for No. 5 Argos, who led 5-0 at halftime and improved to 12-3-1.

    Argos had a 15-4 edge in shots on goal and a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks. Alyssa Poisel stopped all four shots she faced for the shutout.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Helen G. Whetstone, 91, Mentone, died Sunday at her daughter’s home.
  • Evon Eugene Towne

    Nov. 20, 1951 - Oct. 10, 2019

    Evon Eugene Towne, 67, Marseilles, Ill., passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at his home.

    His funeral service was at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Praise Center Assembly of God, Ottawa, Ill. Visitation was on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at Seals-Campbell Funeral Home, Marseilles, Ill. Burial was in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

  • Eric Jeffery Allman

    Jan. 18, 1946 - Oct. 14, 2019

    Eric Jeffery Allman, 73, rural Peru, passed away at 8:48 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at home.

    Born Jan. 18, 1946, in Peru, he was the son of Harry Clarence Allman and the former Mary Juanita Smith. He was married to the former Mary Ann Clark. She preceded him in death on March 27, 1999. He was then united in marriage to Joyce Ann Kellams.

  • Helen G. Whetstone, 91, Mentone, died Sunday at her daughter’s home. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.
  • Jimmie L. Shine, 54, Rochester, died Friday at Woodlawn Hospital.

    Survivors include his sisters, Lotte Toney, Fortville, Nancy Claassen, New Port Richey, Fla., Melissa Belpedio, Rochester, Kristi Gochenour, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Aimee Stephens, New Albany.

    Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.
  • Robert M. Hibschman, 90, died Oct. 4, 2019.

    Survivors include three daughters, Annette Alessi, Birmingham, Ala., Linda Bowersock, Savannah, Tenn., and Susan Morello.

    No service is planned at this time. Arrangements are handled by King Memorial Home.
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