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Sunday, December 9, 2018
The Rochester Sentinel
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:00 AM

    The city of Rochester is pursuing a grant through the Indiana Department of Transportation for sidewalk rehabilitation.
    The Rochester Board of Public Works and Safety on Thursday approved a list of sidewalks the city will seek funding for, including 12th Street from Main Street to the Nickel Plate Trail; 13th Street from Main Street to College Avenue; Franklin Avenue and Elm Street, both from 12th to 15th streets; Third Street from Clay to Pontiac streets; Fourth Street from Clay to Main streets; Seventh Street from Jay to Main streets; and Pontiac Street from Third to Seventh streets.

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

  • Friday, December 7, 2018 5:00 AM

    Marshall County Coroner John Grolich has identified the Winamac eighth-grader killed in a wreck on U.S. 31 Wednesday as 13-year-old Owen Abbott.
    Grolich’s report lists the cause of death as “multiple blunt force trauma.”
    Abbott, sitting at the back left of an Eastern Pulaski Schools bus, was killed when a truck hit the back of his school bus about 9 a.m.

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

  • Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:00 AM

    A Winamac middle-schooler on his way to a field trip was killed Wednesday morning when his school bus was hit from behind by a truck on U.S. 31.
    Winamac suffered a second blow Wednesday when it learned 22-year-old Winamac resident Wyatt Spence was seriously injured shortly after midnight in a three-vehicle wreck on I-80 in Lake County.

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

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018 5:00 AM

    Advent services
    Today is the first of a series of three advent services at St. John Lutheran Church, 404 Jefferson St. A soup supper is at 6 p.m. followed by the 7 p.m. service, today, Dec. 12 and 19.
    12 crafts
    The Akron Public Library’s “12 Crafts of Christmas” for children starts today.
    Each day through Dec. 20, kids may pick up a craft kit at the circulation desk and make it at the library.

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

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 AM
    Indiana State Police report 1 Winamac student killed in a school bus crash on U.S. 31 south of Plymouth today.
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death Monday with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in the Capitol rotunda for three days of mourning and praise by the political elite and everyday citizens alike.
    With Bush’s casket atop the Lincoln Catafalque, first used for Abraham Lincoln’s 1865 funeral, dignitaries came forward to honor the Texan whose efforts for his country extended three quarters of a century from World War II through his final years as an advocate for volunteerism and relief for people displaced by natural disaster.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Monday, December 3, 2018 2:00 PM
    Wednesday's Sentinel won't arrive in the mailbox until Thursday because of a national day of mourning for President George H.W Bush and USPS closing. The e-Edition and online sales are unaffected.
  • Monday, December 3, 2018 5:00 AM

    It’s time for the unveiling of the All-Sentinel teams for the fall sports season.
    We’ll present the All-Sentinel girls golfers, boys tennis players and cross-country runners today.
    We walked around a lot of bunkers, stood behind the baseline at a lot of tennis matches and got our shoes muddy at a lot of cross-country meets to make these lists. These lists are of our own creation, and we take full responsibility.

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

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 5:00 AM

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Divisions among the world’s leading economies emerged from the moment their leaders gathered Friday in Argentina: Donald Trump struck his own deals and angered allies, and the leaders of Russia and Saudi Arabia bonded amid criticism from European powers.
    U.S. negotiators blocked progress at the Group of 20 summit on managing migration, slowing climate change and streamlining how world trade is governed, according to European officials involved in the discussions.

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

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 5:00 AM

    Santa Claus, reindeer, horse-drawn carriages and ice sculptors converge today at the Fulton County Courthouse for the Rochester Downtown Partnership Holiday Walk.
    Santa arrives at 6 p.m. at his house on the west side of the Fulton County Courthouse for the annual lighting of the courthouse trees. There will be an 8:30 p.m. drawings for a boy’s and girl’s bike from among the names of those who visit Santa. Anyone ages 18 and younger who dresses like Cindy Lou Who or the Grinch also will be entered into another drawing.

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

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 5:00 AM

    GOSHEN — Local police and prosecutors anticipate potential rises in cases of OWI, drug possession and other crimes in northern Indiana as Michigan moves to legalize marijuana for personal use.
    Voters in Michigan passed a measure on Election Day to allow possession and retail sales of marijuana in the state. The new law is expected to take effect Dec. 6 after state election officials certify the results of the election Monday, making Michigan the first state in the Midwest and the 10th state overall to make pot legal on a recreational level.

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

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 5:00 AM

    The Rochester City Council Tuesday night conducted a second hearing on the city’s application for a grant that would help pay for the facade renovations of 10 downtown properties.
    The city’s grant proposal was submitted in early October. The application for $600,000 in funds is due Friday. Awards are to be announced in January. Tuesday’s city council hearing and votes were its final tasks necessary for the grant application.

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

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 12:00 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet Monday after a six-month, 300 million-mile journey and a perilous, six-minute descent through the rose-hued atmosphere.
    After waiting in white-knuckle suspense for confirmation to arrive from space, flight controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, leaped out of their seats and erupted in screams, applause and laughter as the news came in that the three-legged InSight spacecraft had successfully touched down.

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

  • Monday, November 26, 2018 12:00 AM

    CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm blanketed much of the central Midwest with snow on Sunday at the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, bringing blizzard-like conditions that grounded hundreds of flights and forced the closure of major highways on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

    “It’s going to be messy,” said Todd Kluber, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service who is based in suburban Chicago.

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

  • Saturday, November 24, 2018 5:00 AM

    Rochester Downtown Partnership promises fun for all ages Friday during its Downtown Holiday Stroll, starting at 6 p.m.
    The events kick off with Santa Claus making his way to his house in the 800 block of Main Street for the annual lighting of the Fulton County Courthouse trees. He’ll stick around to take requests from children and each child who sees him will be entered into a drawing for a new bicycle. A boy’s and a girl’s name will be drawn at 8:30 p.m. Winners must be present.

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

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