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Friday, October 20, 2017
The Rochester Sentinel
  • Wind farm opposition grows
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:00 AM

    A crowd of concerned citizens, some proudly wearing anti-wind turbine buttons, filled Fulton County Commissioners’ meeting room Monday to voice their opposition to wind farm development in the county.

    Many took issue with the proposed setbacks for wind turbines – part of several amendments approved by the Fulton County Area Plan Commission on Sept. 25.

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

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 5:00 AM

    Fulton County Sheriff Chris Sailors says tragedy was averted Monday afternoon.

    Sheriff’s deputies, along with Indiana State Police troopers and Rochester police officers, were dispatched to the area of County Road 100 North – between county roads 200 West and 300 West – on a report of a suicidal man outside his vehicle with a gun. 

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

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:00 AM

    Editor’s note: This is the second of three stories about Sentinel Editor W.S. Wilson’s bicycle ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. 
    DAY 1
    Pittsburgh – Connellsville, Pa.
    62.24 miles
    The riding began Monday morning in downtown Pittsburgh. We started near where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers form the Ohio and worked our way out of town on the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail along the Monongahela River.

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

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 11:08 PM

    My friends Paul and Mike and I decided to ride our bicycles from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., along two bike trails. 

    Our route included the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage, a former rail line between Pittsburgh and Cumberland, Md. Then, the C&O Canal Towpath, about 180 miles roughly parallel to the Potomac River between Cumberland and our nation’s capital.

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

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 5:00 AM

    Rochester Water Department heard initial plans Monday from HWC Engineering, Indianapolis, on projects projected to cost nearly $6 million.

    HWC Engineering representatives Dick Weiger and Rex Dillinger spoke to the board about replacing a water main on Monroe Street and extending water and sewer services south of U.S. 31.

    In its report to the board, the firm states that “over the last few years, the city has made multiple repairs to the existing water main on Monroe Street” and recommended replacing the water main from 14th to 18th streets. 

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

  • Friday, October 13, 2017 5:00 AM

    Officials have less than 180 days to develop plans to address noncompliance issues at the Fulton County Jail.

    Following a Sept. 14 jail inspection, Fulton County Commissioners received a letter from Chance Sweat, state jail inspector for northern Indiana for the Department of Correction. In it, he states, commissioners have failed to maintain and provide a jail to the sheriff that meets Indiana Jail Standards. 

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

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:00 AM

    Speaking to about 200 supporters Tuesday at Ignition Park in South Bend, Mel Hall announced his candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana.

    U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, a Jimtown Republican,  currently holds that seat.

    “I am running because I believe in citizen government. I am running because I believe we need to and must do better in Washington,” said Hall, the former CEO and chairman of Press Ganey. “I am running to give a voice to all people in the 2nd District."

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

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:00 AM

    Five young women are finalists for the coveted Fulton County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

    One will earn free tuition to the qualifying college or university of her choice.

    The Fulton County Community Foundation announced the finalists Monday. Four are from Rochester High School and one is from Tippecanoe Valley High School.

    Biology, pre-med, psychology, and biochemistry are just a few of the challenging academic paths this year’s finalists plan to pursue.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Shirley Willard given top award
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:00 AM

    Fulton County Historian Shirley Willard is the recipient of the Indiana Historical Society’s 2017 Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award.

    She will be recognized during IHS’s annual Founders Day dinner Nov. 6 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in downtown Indianapolis.

    The award is made annually to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the field of history. Wilma Moore, Indianapolis, also receives the award this year.

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

  • Chief: Free smoke alarms
    Saturday, October 7, 2017 5:00 AM

    Partnering with the American Red Cross, Rochester Fire Department provided homeowners about 30 free smoke detectors this week.
    And there are plenty left at the station if people need them.

    The fire department’s free smoke detector campaign kicked off Monday. Firefighters visited, door-to-door, in Manitou Heights, asking residents if their smoke detectors were in working order and if they have a home escape plan and providing home safety tips.

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

  • Friday, October 6, 2017 5:00 AM

    GIRLS SOCCER
    LAKEVILLE — Sometimes great goalkeeper play in soccer can be both a good thing and a bad thing.

    On one hand, a team with a great goalkeeper can squash scoring opportunities of its opponent. On the other hand, a team never wants its keeper to be too busy. Spend too much time stopping shots, and that might mean one’s team is not even getting chances to score.

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

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 5:00 AM

    Jeff Shriver finds himself the Tippecanoe Valley football coach again.

    Valley athletic director Duane Burkhart announced Monday that coach Stephen Moriarty was suspended indefinitely for “conduct unbecoming a coach.”

    The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation released a statement on Wednesday specifying what that conduct was.

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

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017 5:00 AM

    The Fulton County Solid Waste District is taking steps to offer more recycling drop-off sites in Rochester since the city won’t be picking up recyclables as of Jan. 1, 2018.
    Waste District Director Stacy Hart said the district is looking for one or two more locations for a drop-off trailer to make it more convenient for residents to continue recycling.

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

  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017 5:00 AM

    As promised, Fulton County Commissioners on Monday took no action on proposed amendments to the county’s wind ordinance.

    Amendments to the ordinance were approved by the Fulton County Area Plan Commission on Sept. 25. Commissioners have 90 days to approve, reject or modify them.

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

  • Monday, October 2, 2017 5:00 AM

    Fulton County Public Library, beginning work on its long-range plan, has scheduled a day of focus groups to which everyone is invited.

    They are designed to get an accurate view of what the community wants and needs from the library, said Director Andrea Stineback.

    Dan and Sharon Wiseman, Wiseman Consulting and Training, Bloomington, will be in town Oct. 9 for the 5 p.m. library board meeting.
    The next day they will convene the focus groups, with specific slots aimed at specific groups of people.

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

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