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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The Rochester Sentinel
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:00 AM
    Fulton County’s economic development director, William “Terry” Lee, has been suspended with pay pending further investigation into his arrest on Friday.

    That is according to Fulton Economic Development Corp. Board President Brian Goodman, who added Lee would “not be at the office or operating in any capacity for FEDCO” at this time.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:00 AM
    Fulton County Commissioners on Monday decided to table an order banning weapons from the county courthouse.

    Commission President Bryan Lewis noted approval of the order, which they found favorable, was put off for review of conflicting personnel policy.

    County employees would be exempt from the weapons ban; however, that currently isn’t reflected in county policy. As it stands, most county employees can’t carry weapons on the job, regardless of whether they’re in the courthouse or not.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Monday, June 17, 2019 12:00 AM
    Secretary Sam has received recognition from her school.

    On May 24, the last day of school, Akron Elementary School recognized secretary Samantha Bradford with its first Fantastic Flyer Award. The Akron student council will recognize one person a month with the award as part of its Honor Council designation.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:00 AM
    Hundreds of people stand and clap along to the music.

    Cheerleaders, students, alums and parents shout its lyrics. Trombone players, trumpeters, tuba players and bass drummers blare and thump to its melody. Teenage orchestras perform subtle versions at school events, such as this month’s commencement ceremonies.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Friday, June 14, 2019 12:00 AM

    Fulton County residents shouldn’t have any trouble finding something fun to do over the next couple weeks.

    A long list of events kicks off today with the three-day Fulton County Historical Power Show, followed by the Manitou Monster Triathlon on Saturday. Rochester’s Living Local Fest with the Community Parade and a Lake City Skiers show on June 29 will close out the remainder of the month, which also includes the annual Bi-County Classic tractor pull and Relay for Life events.

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

  • Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:00 AM
    Tippecanoe Valley High School seniors received these honors during senior day:

    Sentinel Scholars: Sarah Tucker, Olivia Ellenwood, Hannah Durkes, Kamile Yocum, Billy Gillman, Rachael Randall, Hannah Jansma, Shayleigh Shriver, Dylan Wood, Elijah Holder.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:00 AM

    The Fulton County Historical Power Show is Friday-Sunday at the Fulton County Historical Society grounds.

    The three-day event will host exhibitors of antique tractors, lawn tractors, hit-n-miss engines, farm equipment and antique trucks.

    A toy show, vendors of a variety of foods, crafts, flea market items and swap parts will also be available on the grounds.

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

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:00 AM
    Concrete mixer trucks lined up Monday afternoon on the north side of the Fulton County Courthouse, as a crew with Thompson Concrete began work on the first of four rebuilt sidewalk approaches.

    Concrete sidewalk work is to move to the west side approach today, weather permitting, and continue to the south side approach Wednesday.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Monday, June 10, 2019 12:00 AM
    Fulton County Communications Director Gail Karas is compiling a list of all the county’s storm sirens and who to contact for maintenance.

    The effort comes as a result of a report about a siren in Athens not functioning on Memorial Day, when an EF3 tornado hit north Miami and south Fulton counties. The town of Athens is less than 6 miles north from the area hit hardest by the tornado.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:00 AM
    The Rochester Board of Public Works and Safety approved on Thursday substantial hikes to sewer tap fees.

    The proposal came from Wastewater Superintendent Marcus Halterman, who couldn’t recall the last time the fees were raised.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Friday, June 7, 2019 12:00 AM
    In response to a citizen’s complaint, the Akron Town Council has approved a new access route to the town’s wastewater lagoons.

    The council agreed in May to make an access area off of Brentwood Drive to get to the lagoons. Channing Utter, who granted the town an easement so it could access the lagoons, complained about increased traffic on his property so an alternative route was needed. There is more traffic as the town works to get into compliance with Indiana Department of Environmental Management requirements.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:00 AM
    Sixth Street between Clay Street and Sweetgum Road was closed Wednesday because a pipe failure caused a large sinkhole to develop.

    The sinkhole, reported late Friday, prompted a quick response from the Fulton County Highway Department. After assessing the situation, the department set up barricades and backfilled the site with stone.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019 12:00 AM
    The Rochester High School football season will look and feel a little different this year.

    Barnhart Field, the RHS track and football stadium, suffered enough damage in a May 23 storm that the facility won’t likely be repaired in time for football.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:00 AM
    Fulton County department heads are keeping track of storm recovery spending; however, a federal disaster declaration for reimbursements is unlikely.

    That is according to Fulton County Emergency Management Agency Director Larry Hoover, who reported to commissioners Monday morning.

    “I haven’t heard anything from the state’s side on the storm damage, so I’m assuming there’s not going to be a declaration,” he said. “Usually, they’re pretty good about letting you know if the governor is going to put in for anything.”

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Monday, June 3, 2019 12:00 AM
    Anyone who purchased plants in the past two months at a Walmart or Rural King needs to check their plants for browning leaves or decline of health. If the plants exhibit those symptoms, then they are asked to contact state officials who are working to contain a pathogen that could kill acres of oak trees across Indiana.

    In fact, tracking down and destroying all infected plants is a top priority for the state’s entomology and plant pathology department.

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