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Top story: Hurt seeks seat.

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Top story
Hurt seeks seat
Kokomo attorney Mark Hurt earlier this month became the first challenger for a U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.

Hurt, a Republican, formally announced his candidacy Feb. 1 in Indianapolis. Donnelly, elected to the Senate in 2012, is the only Indiana Democrat holding statewide office. National Republicans are targeting him for defeat after President Donald Trump won Indiana by 19 percentage points.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Local news
Disc golf on its way: 18-hole course will be put up at City Park
Local disc golf enthusiasts and beginners alike will soon be able to test their skills at Rochester City Park.

Like traditional golf, disc golf is a precision-and-accuracy sport. However, instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc. Instead of hitting a ball into a hole, discs are thrown into baskets set at varying lengths around different obstacles.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Rep. Friend: CAFO bill needs some discussion
State Rep. Bill Friend, R-Macy, believes a confined feeding bill pending for the Indiana General Assembly is "very misunderstood."

He's hoping the House Committee on Environmental Affairs has more time to devote to House Bill 1494, which amends state law on confined feeding operations.

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


Tuesday, February 14, 2017
College savings program gets a financial leg up
As college costs continue to rise at a pace that exceeds inflation, Teachers Credit Union on Thursday donated $5,000 to the Fulton County Promise in an effort to financially assist and raise awareness about the importance of saving for postsecondary education.

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Monday, February 13, 2017
Mentors are a win-win
Talking Zebras is a monthly column written by Rochester Community Schools administrators and staff on the subjects of their choosing.

This past fall, the Rochester Athletic Student Council was formed. Athletes were nominated by their head coach.

Current members of the council include: Emma Dahlquist, Zane Gilbreath, Abigail McCarter, Alexis Elliott, Allie Bickle, Ben Perez, Carter Hooks, Drew Sailors, Jackson Sawyer, Kelsey Tyler, Madelyn Sailors, Mason Brady, Ross Pearson, Sarah Schaller, Killian Bailey, Kinley Lingenfelter, and Thomas Rohr.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017
CAFO bill still pends
The Hoosier Environmental Council attorney says a Wednesday amendment to a confined feeding bill pending before the House Committee on Environmental Affairs is a step forward.

But there's still more race to be run, said Kim Ferraro, who also is the Environmental Council's agricultural policy director.

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Friday, February 10, 2017
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Sports
RHS' Clark, Winamac's Armstrong lose at state
WRESTLING

Rochester's Dan Clark lost in his first-round match at the IHSAA state wrestling finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Friday.

Clark, a senior heavyweight, fell to North Central's (Indianapolis) Elijah Bailey 6-1.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
RHS medley relay, Valley's Brower among top area boys swimming sectional qualifiers
Boys swimming

Rochester's 200 medley relay team and Tippecanoe Valley's Chase Brower were among the top qualifiers at the Warsaw boys swimming sectional preliminaries Thursday night. The RHS 200 medley relay team of Jeff Ruppert, Mason Brady, Jared Seuferer and Will Thonn qualified first in 1:48.06, 0.16 seconds faster than No. 2 Warsaw.

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Friday, February 17, 2017
Zebras play 'really well,' but Triton wins
BOURBON - Triton boys basketball coach Jason Groves didn't know what to do against Rochester Tuesday night.

The Trojans tried a zone defense, and that didn't work. They tried a man-to-man defense, and that didn't work. Out of answers, he asked his players what they wanted to do. They went back to a zone.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Zebras lead by 5 in 4th, but Triton wins
BOYS BASKETBALL

BOURBON - Zac Pitney scored 22 points to lead three players in double figures as the Triton boys basketball team beat Rochester 52-49 at the Trojan Trench Tuesday.

Beau Hepler hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points, and Grant Johnson had 10, including the go-ahead driving layup with 1:46 to go that put Triton ahead for good at 50-49.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Enrollment down, RHS more likely to stay in 2A for volleyball, basketball
Rochester could stay in Class 2A for volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball for the next two-year classification period, according to enrollment figures that the IHSAA released Monday.

Meanwhile, North Miami appears certain to be headed up to Class 2A for volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball while staying in Class 1A for football. Winamac would appear to be heading back down to Class 1A for football.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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Obituaries
Thomas E. Zeiger
Thomas E. Zeiger, 66, Rochester, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at the Veterans Administration Northern Indiana Health Care System, Marion Campus.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Martha L. Meade
Martha L. Meade, 68, Silver Lake, died Sunday at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Meade, Silver Lake; her son, Leo E. Pruitt Jr., Silver Lake; her mother, Mary Ann Edwards, Akron; her sister, Sue Stone, Georgetown; and her brothers, Kenneth Richardson, Macy, and Danny Richardson, Peru.

Her funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Hartzler Funeral Home. Visitation is 11 a.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.



Friday, February 17, 2017
Thomas E. Zeiger
Thomas E. Zeiger, 66, Rochester, died Thursday at the Veterans Administration Northern Indiana Health Care System, Marion Campus. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Pat Alvin Allen
Pat Alvin Allen, 65, Rochester, passed away at 4:39 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at his residence.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Arlen L. Hammond
Arlen L. Hammond, 87, Granger, and formerly of Rochester, died Friday at home.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
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Breaking News
AP FACT CHECK: Are immigration raids result of Trump policy?
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Advocacy groups and the White House say that people suspected of living in the United States illegally are being rounded up in large numbers as part of stepped-up enforcement under President Donald Trump. Advocates cited what they call heavy-handed raids in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Texas and North Carolina and elsewhere.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's messy case that he inherited a mess
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Thursday made a messy case that he "inherited a mess" from his predecessor. Economic stats and territorial losses of Islamic State insurgents don't support his assertions about the problems handed to him on those fronts.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
The Latest: Trump tells CEOs people will 'love' his tax plan
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):

11:05 a.m.

President Donald Trump has told the heads of several of the largest U.S. retailers - including Target, Best Buy and Gap - that people will "love" his planned tax reforms.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Shock, joy and fear as voters elect Donald Trump president
From Virginia coal country, as election results trickled in, Jimmy McDonald texted his boss to warn he might need a day off Wednesday. Celebrations, it seemed, were in order.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Trump vows to unify a deeply divided nation
NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to unify a deeply divided nation, having scored a stunning victory backed by extraordinary support from working-class America.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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