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Sunday, February 18, 2018
The Rochester Sentinel
  • CENTER OF ATTENTION
    CENTER OF ATTENTION Joe Wildermuth, left, offers Gay Pedigo a bite of cookie during Hickory Creek at Rochester’s annual Valentine’s Day party Wednesday. They were chosen Valentine’s Day king and queen.
     

    Photo provided

  • THE GIFT OF LIFE

    THE GIFT OF LIFE Codie Pickett donates blood at St. Joseph Catholic Church Tuesday during a visit from the American Red Cross Bloodmobile.

    The Sentinel photos/Shelby Lopez

  • FINALIST

    FINALIST Rochester High School Principal Adam Strasser presents RHS senior Ethan Trottier with a National Merit Scholarship finalist certificate. The award is based upon his scores on the PSAT standardized test. He now is in the running for one of 2,500 2018 $2,500 scholarships that will be announced in March.

    Photo provided

  • HOOP IT UP

    HOOP IT UP There was more than basketball on the agenda at Rochester High School Friday night. Former Rochester High School language arts teacher Bob Brash, left, with Athletic Director Greg Martz. Longtime basketball announcer Brash received the Marjory Phillips Award for his dedication to RHS athletics.

    Photos provided/Paula Beehler

    
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  • FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Leaders of Indiana’s agriculture industry say President Donald Trump’s plan to either overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement or withdraw the U.S. from the deal could be a dangerous blow to the state’s farmers.
     
    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • This is the third of four parts about the killings of Delphi girls Libby German and Abby Williams one year ago and the people they left behind who still search for answers. Saturday: Social media.

    Abby Williams’ and Libby German’s lockers – which turned into makeshift shrines through the end of the 2016-17 school year – remain empty this year, but look as plain as all the others in the hallways of Delphi Community Middle School. Really, there are few tributes or formal memorials to the girls in the hallways of the school, where they were eighth-graders at the time they were killed.

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

Friday, February 16, 2018 5:00 AM

Soccer
High school soccer teams will be reversing their home and visiting uniforms next season, according to a rule revision the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) made at its Jan. 22-24 meeting in Indianapolis.

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

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  • FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Leaders of Indiana’s agriculture industry say President Donald Trump’s plan to either overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement or withdraw the U.S. from the deal could be a dangerous blow to the state’s farmers.
     
    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • This is the third of four parts about the killings of Delphi girls Libby German and Abby Williams one year ago and the people they left behind who still search for answers. Saturday: Social media.

    Abby Williams’ and Libby German’s lockers – which turned into makeshift shrines through the end of the 2016-17 school year – remain empty this year, but look as plain as all the others in the hallways of Delphi Community Middle School. Really, there are few tributes or formal memorials to the girls in the hallways of the school, where they were eighth-graders at the time they were killed.

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

  • Even with more than 50 candidates vying for elective office, there are only two locally contested races for the May 8 primary.
    Fulton County voters will choose between Republican candidates Brian Townsend and Ryan Zimpleman, who are running for the District 1 seat on the Fulton County Council.

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

2018 State of the City Address (Part 3 of 3) [1-31-18]
Rochester Mayor Ted Denton gives his 2018 State of the City Address. Part 3 of 3
2018 State of the City Address (Part 2 of 3) [1-31-18]
Rochester Mayor Ted Denton gives his 2018 State of the City Address. Part 2 of 3.
2018 State of the City Address (Part 1 of 3) [1-31-18]
Rochester Mayor Ted Denton gives his 2018 State of the City Address. Part 1 of 3.
Demolition of the former Nearly New Shop [12-27-17]
Here's a video of the demolition of the former Nearly New Shop, 117 E. Seventh St. Work picked back up today and is expected to take a couple weeks, weather permitting.
Fawn nibbles [10-24-17]
A fawn nibbles south of Rochester, Indiana.
  • Donnie Ehlinger, 65, Knox, and formerly of Rochester, died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
     
  • Kurt A. Wernz, 62, rural Peru, died Thursday at St. Vincent Kokomo Hospital.
    Survivors include his five children, Kurt A. Wernz Jr., Kokomo, Kristopher A. Wernz, Peru, Brandy D. Cody, Claypool, Taylor D. Kelley, Tippecanoe, and Kameron Wernz, Peru; and two sisters, Kathy A. Sunday, Denver, and Kandy B. Hattery, Peru. 
    Visitation is 2-7 p.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.
  • Loretta M. Dausch, 95, Logansport, died Thursday at home.
    Survivors include one daughter, Jerri Kerschner, Logansport.
    Her funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation is 10 a.m. to the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.
     
  • Dorothy P. Vick, 89, rural Akron, died Thursday at Hickory Creek at Rochester.
    Survivors include her daughters, Elizabeth Lockwood, Fond du Lac, Wis., Alice JoAnn Burkhart, La Porte, Sandra Joseph, La Porte, Hazel Krout, Michigan City, April Lutton, Michigan City, Cynthia Vick, California, Karen Vick, California, Tina Vick, Wabash, and Leewanna Lewis, Akron; and her sons, Rick Krout, La Porte, Tom Krout, La Porte, and Kent Vick, Rochester.
    Her funeral service is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Visitation is 6 p.m. to the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
  • Patricia A. Kissinger, 80, Mentone, died Thursday at home. 
    Survivors include her husband, Jerry Kissinger, Mentone; her son, David Kissinger, Maumee, Ohio; her daughter, Ruth Ann Lewis, Burlington; and her sister, Betty Dodd, Niles, Mich. 
    Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
     
  • Dawn Rena Ginn Grubbs
    Dawn Rena Ginn Grubbs, 41, Akron, passed away at 7:16 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
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