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Top stories: Commission sets debates; FEDCO offers peer group.

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Top story
Commission sets debates
INDIANAPOLIS - The Democratic, Republic and Libertarian candidates for governor of Indiana have agreed to debate three times in televised debates organized by the Indiana Debate Commission.

Participating will be Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell.

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

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Local news
Courthouse bids Tuesday
Fulton County IT and Maintenance Director Josh Sriver told county officials Tuesday that bids for the courthouse renovation project will be opened 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Fulton County Office Building.

The goal of the project is to renovate the basement of the courthouse to meet ADA, or Americans with Disabilities Act, requirements and make cosmetic updates to align the basement with historical aesthetics on the other two floors.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Runaway horse finds downtown
In an attempt to get a runaway horse and buggy to stop, police say a man intentionally drove into the buggy that was headed into downtown Rochester Tuesday morning.

Rochester Police Lt. Matt Campbell told The Sentinel the unmanned buggy "just took off" from Goodwill, where the owners had been shopping. It dropped at least one bag of horse feed along the way.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Board OKs Walk to School Day
Rochester School Board approved a Walk to School Day Oct. 4 for Riddle Elementary School.

On that day, explained Safe Routes to School committee member Terry Lee, students are encouraged to walk or ride their bicycles to school.

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Kinley wins sectional
WINONA LAKE - Rochester senior Kinley Lingenfelter stood in the deep grass on the 18th hole at Stonehenge Golf Club at the Warsaw girls golf sectional and she reached for her 7-iron.

This wasn't going to be an easy shot. The fading sun was in her eyes. A flock of squawking geese was behind her. The rough was tall, and her lie was not easy.

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Monday, September 19, 2016
Police worry about opioids
Rochester Police Chief Andy Shotts told city officials Thursday the seizure of meth labs is down, but meth use has remained unchanged.

He announced during a meeting of the Rochester Board of Public Works officers are still finding "ice," or crystal methamphetamine, but his main concern is a rise in opioid abuse - particularly the powerful synthetic painkiller fentanyl.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016
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Northfield wins 70-6, spoils RHS homecoming

Jackson Beery ran for three touchdowns, and John Schuler blocked a punt that he returned for a touchdown and also ran for a touchdown as the Northfield football team beat Rochester 70-6 Friday, spoiling RHS' homecoming game.

Northfield led 35-6 at halftime en route to beating RHS for the second straight year and for the first time at Barnhart Field since 1994. Prior to last year, RHS defeated Northfield 20 straight years from 1995-2014.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016
RHS volleyball sweeps North Miami

Rochester def. North Miami, 25-16, 25-12, 25-22

Two days after taking its first Three Rivers Conference loss in over three years, the Rochester volleyball team started a new winning streak with a 25-16, 25-12, 25-22 win over North Miami at the RHS gym Thursday.

After a Cailyn Bolser kill off the block and after RHS' Hannah Towne sent a bullet long down the left sideline, North Miami led 21-20 in Game 3 and had a favorable rotation with the 6-0 Bolser in the middle.

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Friday, September 23, 2016
RHS, Norse football fortunes differ

4-1, 3-0 Three Rivers Conference

at Rochester

0-5, 0-3

7 p.m.

The football fortunes of Northfield and RHS have reversed after years in the opposite direction.

RHS is 0-5 for the first time since the 1981 team went 0-10. Like Joe Grant in 2016, the 1981 Zebras also had a first-year coach in Mark Miller, who stayed for 31 years and turned RHS into a winning program.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Mac ends RHS 26-match TRC win streak

Maconaquah def. Rochester, 14-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-12, 15-10

BUNKER HILL - After three years and 26 consecutive victories, the Rochester volleyball team's dominance over the Three Rivers Conference ended Tuesday.

Maconaquah went on a 20-1 run covering Games 4 and 5 and pulled out a 14-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-12, 15-10 win over the Class 2A, No. 5 Lady Zs, dropping RHS to 17-3 and handing RHS its first conference loss since a dropping another five-gamer to Southwood in September 2013.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
RHS rolls over Manchester, sets up TRC showdown vs. Maconaquah

Rochester def. Manchester, 25-4, 25-7, 25-10

The Three Rivers Conference showdown between Rochester and Maconaquah is set for tonight. Manchester was not going to get in the host Lady Zs' way Monday.

RHS rolled to a 25-4, 25-7, 25-10 home win over the Lady Squires Monday in their first meeting since a 3-0 RHS sweep at last year's sectional.

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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Martha L. Murray
Martha L. Murray, 90, Rochester, died Friday, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

Survivors include three daughters, Julia Fairchild, South Bend, Delores Cleveland, Atwood, and Renee Servis, Terre Haute.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Janice K. Horn
Janice K. Horn, 67, Macy, died Wednesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Survivors include her husband, Mickey Horn, Macy; son Troy W. Horn; and one brother, Bob Gibson, Rochester.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Friday, September 23, 2016
James A. Shearer
James A. Shearer, 46, Rochester, died Saturday at home.

Survivors include his daughter, Nichole Hudson, South Bend; father James M. Shearer, Kewanna; and brothers Paul Shearer, Fair Oaks, and Todd Shearer, South Carolina.

Funeral service is noon Sunday at the Lake Bruce Garage-Community Hall. Visitation is 11 a.m. to the time of the service at the hall. Arrangements are handled by Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
James A. Shearer
James A. Shearer, 46, Rochester, died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Dale Coplen
Donald Dale Coplen, 83, died at 9:34 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at Parkview Wabash Hospital, Wabash.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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2016 Election
Trump backers claim shift in his immigration rhetoric
CLEVELAND (AP) - As he turns his attention to the general election, Donald Trump is signaling that he is ready to tone down his fiery rhetoric on illegal immigration - at least behind closed doors.

Monday, August 1, 2016
Clinton accuses Trump of degrading comments
ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) - Hillary Clinton said Sunday that Donald Trump repaid the "ultimate sacrifice" of a U.S. Army captain killed in Iraq with insults and degrading comments about Muslims, as the soldier's bereaved father pressured Republican Party leaders to distance themselves from the GOP presidential nominee.

Monday, August 1, 2016
Cruz refusal to endorse Trump overshadows Pence's convention debut
CLEVELAND (AP) - Undercutting calls for Republican unity, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stubbornly refused to endorse Donald Trump Wednesday night as he addressed the GOP convention, igniting thunderous boos from furious delegates as he encouraged Americans to simply "vote your conscience" in November.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Trump claims convention nod
CLEVELAND (AP) - United for a night, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday as their presidential standard-bearer, capping the billionaire businessman's stunning takeover of the GOP and propelling him into a November faceoff with Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Convention to show love-hate for Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican Party consummates its love-hate relationship with Donald Trump at its national convention this week in Cleveland. Don't expect the typical four-day love fest.

Monday, July 18, 2016
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