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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The Rochester Sentinel
  • SETTING OUT

    SETTING OUT Rochester Middle School eighth-graders Makenna Beall, left, and Emily Basham, right, get ready with the rest of the Rochester Middle School tennis team for travel to a Tuesday match at Maconaquah Middle School. This is the fourth year that RMS has fielded a coed club tennis squad. Mason Heyde is the coach, and Matt Freeman and Mike Smith are his assistants. In addition to Maconaquah, RMS’ schedule consists of matches against other TRC schools: Peru, Manchester and Wabash.

    The Sentinel photo/Shelby Lopez

  • INTERNAL AFFAIRS

    INTERNAL AFFAIRS Rochester High School students, from left, Emma Dahlquist and Jaela Burkett, work on a dissecting a pig Monday during Biomed Four, a class taught by Amy Blackburn. The dissections started Friday and are to conclude on Thursday and Friday. Students worked in teams of three and were challenged to identify such things as internal organs, muscular structure and bones.

    The Sentinel photo/Megan Nile

  • PIPING HOT

    PIPING HOT Crystal Connell scoops apple dumplings during the Trail of Courage Living History Festival Saturday at the Fulton County Historical Society grounds.

    The Sentinel photo/Shelby Lopez

  • Maria Kelsay is Artist of Year

    Maria Kelsay says a “summer acting class changed her life.”
    The Rochester resident took an acting class at age 15 in New York City, her hometown. The man who taught the class, Jack Farrell, ended up becoming her friend and coaxing her into doing improv with him in a coffeehouse-type setting.
    From then on, Kelsay has harbored a love for theater

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

    
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  • Fulton County Commissioners on Monday entered into contracts with H.J. Umbaugh & Associates and the law firm Barnes & Thornburg ahead of making a decision on a proposed wind farm in the county.
    “Umbaugh is probably the more important contract to address right out of the gate here because their services are, I think, what the commissioners and the public are really wanting to know,” County Attorney Greg Heller said, adding Umbaugh & Associates is tasked with determining the financial impact of a proposed wind farm. “I think, really, that Barnes and Thornburg is going to be more on the back end if things start going forward.”

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:00 AM

VOLLEYBALL
The Maconaquah volleyball team ended Rochester’s 26-match Three Rivers Conference winning streak last year.
It decided the TRC as Maconaquah went 9-0 and RHS went 8-1.

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

Free speech for everyone?

In recent weeks our nation has been jolted by violence related to demonstrations by neo-Nazis and other white supremacist groups. Should the the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protect Nazi demonstrations and speech? Please check the response that most closely represents your view.


 

  • Fulton County Commissioners on Monday entered into contracts with H.J. Umbaugh & Associates and the law firm Barnes & Thornburg ahead of making a decision on a proposed wind farm in the county.
    “Umbaugh is probably the more important contract to address right out of the gate here because their services are, I think, what the commissioners and the public are really wanting to know,” County Attorney Greg Heller said, adding Umbaugh & Associates is tasked with determining the financial impact of a proposed wind farm. “I think, really, that Barnes and Thornburg is going to be more on the back end if things start going forward.”

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

  • The Rochester School Board has a resolution on the table that would censure one of its own members.

    The resolution centers on alleged unethical conduct by Stacey Carvey-Schoenhals. She is in her first term on the board.

    The resolution basically states the Rochester Classroom Teachers Association alleges her “unannounced, unescorted and too frequent presence in classrooms is creating a threatening environment.”

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

  • FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A U.S. Census Bureau report has found that Indiana had 373,000 fewer people without health insurance last year than three years earlier.

    The report released last week said about 8 percent of Indiana residents, or about 530,000 people, lacked medical insurance in 2016. That’s down from 14 percent, or 903,000 residents, in 2013.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
25-269-17 Vehicle Break-in Suspects [07-18-17]
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday released this video showing who they believe to be the suspects in a series of vehicle break-ins that occurred on July 8.
07-05-17 Ski Show
06-25-17 Relay for Life
American Cancer Society Relay for Life, 2017
Becky Young's Bird Movie
Rochester High School Soapbox Derby
  • Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Robert D. Benedict, 97, Indianapolis, died Aug. 23, 2017, at University Heights Health & Living Community, Indianapolis. 
    Survivors include one son, Dr. Bryan R. Benedict, Indianapolis; and one sister, Rachel McGuire, Denver. 
    His memorial service is 1:30 p.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. 
  • Nola J. Boston, 90, formerly of rural Twelve Mile, died Monday at North Woods Village, Kokomo.
    Survivors include her daughter, Lori Jo Wright, Kokomo.
    Her funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is 1 p.m. to the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. 
  • Ward A. McCarty
    Ward A. McCarty, 93, Columbus, died 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
    Ward was born in Rochester June 17, 1924, the son of J. Murray and Henriyetta Ward McCarty. He married Norma Ogilvie. She survives.
  • Marvin Lee Snyder
    Marvin Lee Snyder, 81, Argos, died on Sept. 18, 2017, at 1:07 p.m. at the South Bend Hospice House. Marvin had been in declining health for the past couple of years.
    On March 5, 1936, in Kewanna, he was born to Alpheus “Al” Snyder and Mary Fern (Pasco) Snyder. Marvin lived most of his life in the Argos community.
  • Carol S. Sheetz
    Carol S. Sheetz, 76, Rochester, passed away at 6:18 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at Hickory Creek at Rochester.
    She was born on Aug. 27, 1941, in Fulton County, the daughter of C. Frank and Delia (Lambert) Greer Sr.
  • Merle E. Hostetler
    Merle E. Hostetler, 77, Denver, and formerly of Gilead, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by loving family, at 2:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at his residence. 
    Merle was born Jan. 31, 1940, in Miami County, to Robert and Esther Hostetler.

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