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Sunday, April 30, 2017
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Estimates of the number of American Civil War casualties are growing – from the conventional 618,222 to something closer to 750,000 – as demographic historians deploy increasingly sophisticated computer models. Similarly, estimates of the number of North Vietnam/Viet Cong soldier and civilian deaths in the Vietnam war vary considerably, but are generally placed at about 1 million or more. The American death toll is put at 58,315. Which side won the Vietnam War?

Please select one:
1. – North Vietnam won. It drove Americans from the field of battle.
2. – Don’t know.
3. – It was a stalemate, something along the lines of the War of 1812, which ended largely because a distracted super power got tired.
4. – America won. It left on its own terms, not those of Vietnam.

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Top story: BZA OKs Manitou Marina.

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BZA OKs Manitou Marina
Rochester City Councilman Mason Heyde is turning a high school dream into a reality.

As a student at Rochester High School, he developed a business plan for a marina on Lake Manitou. Nine years later, his plan will come to fruition.

On Thursday, the Rochester Board of Zoning Appeals gave him the go-ahead to operate Manitou Marina LLC at 1309 Ewing Road. The property is directly south of The Dam Landing and was once the location of a former marina.

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

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Local news
Prom crash reenactment Wednesday
First responders are coming together to give Rochester High School students a sobering reminder about the consequences of drunk driving.

With Rochester High School's prom coming up next weekend, Fire Chief Tom Butler told the Rochester Board of Public Works and Safety on Thursday his department will be one of multiple agencies participating in a prom crash reenactment at the high school.

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

Friday, April 28, 2017
Council supports purchase
Rochester City Council showed support Tuesday for the purchase of the former Nearly New Shop, 117 E. Seventh St., which has been eyed for demolition ahead of proposed improvements to an adjacent city parking lot.

Rochester Redevelopment Commission President Terry Lee told the council a purchase price of $15,000 has been set by owner Betty Hill. He noted the commission has tax increment financing funds available to act as the purchasing agent.

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

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Mayor Denton: Cut the chick-chat
Mayor Ted Denton on Tuesday said he will no longer entertain further discussion about allowing chickens in city limits unless it's brought forward by a member of the Rochester City Council.

His statement followed a brief presentation by Rochester resident Mallory Stout, who requested to be on the council's agenda Tuesday to discuss the benefits of backyard chickens.

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Benzing in top spot
Rochester resident Kim Benzing is the new state president of Psi Iota Xi sorority.

Benzing was installed Saturday at Bremen during the philanthropic organization's annual state meeting.

There to support her were the members of Eta Mu chapter, Rochester, who then invited their roughly 300 sisters to visit Rochester April 20 and 21, 2018.

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Utter is service award winner
This year's Fulton County Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award winner is Akron's J. Channing Utter, an owner and officer of Pike Lumber Company, community park champion and community revitalization-backer.

The award is given annually to someone who has given extraordinary service to the community over a period of years, either through their profession or career or through their outside interests and service. It is for continued service to the community and not for a single activity or event.

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

Monday, April 24, 2017
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Caston scores 7 in 1st inning, beats Northfield

Caston 8, Northfield 4 (Thursday): Efrain Amezquita and Maddux Zeider each had a hit and two RBIs, and Zach Conrad and Zeider combined on a six-hitter for the host Comets in a win over Northfield Thursday.

Caston scored seven times in the first inning, knocking out Northfield starter Matt Coe. Myles McDonald added two hits.

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

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Sprinters set 'Thonn' for RHS boys

WABASH - The perception of the Rochester boys track program might be that it relies on the distance runners for points and whatever the sprinters give them is a bonus.

That didn't happen in a road meet against Three Rivers Conference rival Southwood. With many top distance runners sitting out to rest their legs for the Lime City Relays at Huntington North on Saturday, it was the sprinters who guided RHS to a 78-37 win.

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

Friday, April 28, 2017
Brooks, Hooks help RHS beat Wabash

WABASH - Better defense yielded better results for the Rochester baseball team.

Bryce Lahman drove in a run and scored a run as part of a three-run second inning, and Aaron Brooks and Bryce Abbott each added an RBI as the visiting Zebras beat Wabash 5-3 at Chris Rood Field Wednesday to end a two-game skid. Zaine Young and Brooks had two hits each.

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

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Logansport blanks error-prone Zebras

LOGANSPORT - Max Weatherwax and Brantlen Collins combined on a three-hit shutout as the Logansport baseball team blanked visiting Rochester 7-0 at Jim Turner Field Tuesday.

Austin Foster, Zaine Young and Carter Hooks each had singles for the Zebras, who fell to 5-10. Aaron Brooks reached twice on walks, and Bryce Abbott and Alan Pfeiffer each had walks.

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Manchester scores 15, routs Lady Zs

NORTH MANCHESTER - The Rochester softball team have laid a lot of 10-run rule beatings on their opponents over the last eight years as the program put out a seemingly endless stream of Division I players.

The Lady Zs were on the other end of that beating Monday.

Manchester scored three runs in the first inning, eight more in the second and four more in the third as they cruised past RHS 15-2 in five innings Monday.

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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James R. Zepik
James R. Zepik, 74, Kewanna, died Thursday at IU Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Duane E. Thompson
Duane E. Thompson, 62, Mentone, died Wednesday at home.

Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Thompson, Mentone; two sons, Kyle Thompson, Akron, and Cale Thompson, Mentone; his parents, Earl and Ruby Thompson, Claypool; his brother, Bill Thompson, Claypool; and his sister, Peg Bailey, Bloomington.

His funeral service is 7 p.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Friday, April 28, 2017
Iris M. Davis
Iris M. Davis, 91, Mentone, died Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.

Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Faulker, Winona Lake, and Debra Garee, Mentone; and her sister, Lois Miller, Mentone.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday at King Memorial Home, Mentone. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Friday, April 28, 2017
Iris Davis
Iris Davis, 91, Mentone, died Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at King Memorial Home.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
James M. Converse
James M. Converse, 78, Deedsville, died Tuesday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Survivors include his wife, Margot Converse, Deedsville; children Patricia A. Davis, James N. Converse, Thomas W. Converse, and John P. Converse, all of Miami County; and one sister, JoAnn Yates, Elkhart.

His funeral service is 4 p.m. Friday at The Cross church, Rochester. Visitation is 2 p.m. to the time of the service Friday at the church. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Breaking News
AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Trump's AP interview
WASHINGTON (AP) - In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump claimed more progress than he's achieved on his 100-day plan and showed he was not completely familiar with what he had promised in that "contract" with voters.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
AP FACT CHECK: Steve who? Trump shortchanges a relationship
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a pair of interviews, President Donald Trump gave a skewed account of auto jobs and health care under his watch and flatly contradicted himself on how long he's known his right-hand strategist, Steve Bannon.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Russia, Iran affirm commitment to Syria
BEIRUT (AP) - Russia and Iran renewed their support for the Syrian government in a flurry of calls on Sunday, saying last week's U.S. missile strike violated Syrian sovereignty but failed to boost the morale of "terror groups" in Syria.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Trump sticks to unproved wiretap accusation
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump defiantly refused to back down from his explosive claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones, and sidestepped any blame for the White House decision to highlight an unverified report that Britain helped carry out the alleged surveillance.

Monday, March 20, 2017
AP FACT CHECK: Pope didn't change 10 Commandments
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis didn't say that God had told him to revise the 10 Commandments as claimed in a widely shared story. Francis never made the purported comments and has not changed or added to the 10 Commandments.

Monday, March 13, 2017
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