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Lake Manitou Association president Dave Apt is of the opinion that fishing on the lake isn’t quite as good as it once was. Do you agree?

1. – I sure do. There still are plenty of fish in Manitou but you have to be willing to work a little harder than in years past. Manitou fishing is OK, not great. It used to be great.

2. – It seems to be about the same.

3. – No opinion. 

4. – Manitou fishing is as good as it ever was.


28 years for punch that killed; City skips curbside trash pickup.

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28 years for punch that killed
A Peru man was sentenced to the maximum of 28 years in prison for a sucker punch that resulted in the death of Rochester resident Tony Coleman at the Leiters Ford Tavern two years ago.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Local news
New Riddle chief hired
Culver Junior/Senior High School's athletic director and assistant principal is coming to work at Rochester Schools.

Luke Biernacki was hired Monday by the Rochester School Board as the new Riddle Elementary School principal.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Pugh, Pomeroy at top
Rochester and Tippecanoe Valley high schools have named their Class of 2016 valedictorians and salutatorians.

Eli Pugh, son of Kevin and Jill Pugh, is the RHS valedictorian. He plans to study mathematics at Stanford University and participate with the triathlon team there. He is a member of National Honor Society, Key Club, student council, Peers Educating Peers, and the cross country, track and field and swim teams. He is employed at The Elks lodge and as a school lifeguard.

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Monday, May 23, 2016
'A-M-A-Z-I-N-G:' Gut feeling preceded RHS girls tennis' first sectional title
Mariah Yochum had a feeling.

Yochum, the only senior on the Rochester girls tennis team, just had a feeling the Lady Zs would beat Culver Academy on Wednesday and win their first sectional title ever on Thursday even though there was evidence to suggest otherwise.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016
$2.9 million bond OK'd
The Fulton County Council has approved the sale of a $2.9 million general obligation bond to finance capital improvement projects.

There were no public comments about the bond issue during a Tuesday public hearing at the Fulton County Office Building. A related ordinance appropriating the funds from the bond issue was adopted unanimously. The sale is slated for late May with closing in early June.

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Friday, May 20, 2016
Flyers prep for construction
Akron Elementary School Flyers broke ground Wednesday for a $17.6 million expansion and rehabilitation project.

On hand were approximately 450 people, including students.

Principal Chrissy Mills asked the assembled crowd how many once attended Akron, an elementary, junior high or high school students? Many hands went up.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016
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Plymouth ends historic Lady Zs run

CULVER - The Rochester girls tennis team's historic state tournament run will not include a regional title.

Plymouth stroked their way past the Lady Zs 5-0 to earn their spot in the Culver Academy regional final. They pressured the Lady Zs with forceful groundstrokes and precisely angled volleys while avoiding unforced errors.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
North Miami's White, Lefebvre 'long' to reach track state finals

North Miami sophomore Faith White is on the cusp of doing something her brother did last year.

Go to the state finals in track.

Meanwhile, Carlee Lefebvre, who is already a state champion in softball, will look to make state in a second sport when she and White participate in the regional at Kokomo High School. Start time is 6 p.m. today.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Holland homers on senior day, but Bremen sweeps Zebras
Rochester senior Alec Holland had a memorable senior moment, but the rest of his baseball teammates might like to forget their doubleheader against Bremen at Bob Copeland Field Saturday.

Bremen won the first game 20-4 in five innings, and they won the second game 15-2 in six innings.

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Lady Comets struggle with 'quick hands' in loss to Triton

BOURBON - The Caston softball team has lost its confidence at the plate, according to coach Alysha Marrs.

And with its first Class 1A, Sectional 50 game against South Newton coming up on Tuesday, it would help to find it soon.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016
Knox out punch: Lady Zs win first tennis sectional title

CULVER -- The moment didn't escape Rochester junior tennis player Rosalie Navarro.

Not when she jumped into the arms of teammate Emma Barontini after Barontini won the clinching point for the history-making Lady Zs.

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Friday, May 20, 2016
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George E. Critchley
George E. Critchley, 79, Macy, died Monday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Ellers Mortuary.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Richard L. Waltz
Richard L. Waltz, 78, Rochester, died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Beverly Raya
Beverly Raya, 70, Rochester, died Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.

Survivors include a daughter, Angel Parker, Mentone; and a brother, Jack Brower, Rochester.

Funeral service is 3 p.m. Monday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Beverly Raya
Beverly Raya, 70, Warsaw, died Thursday at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Jerome T. Clavers
Jerome T. Clavers, 90, Rochester and formerly of Chilton, Wis., passed away at 1:55 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
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2016 Election
Cruz quits race
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump's path to a likely November face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Trump's rants risk annoying delegates
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Donald Trump's relentless assault on the rules that govern how Republicans choose their nominee is coming far too late to change what even defenders acknowledge is a complicated selection system.

Monday, April 18, 2016
Senate leaders face Republican primary challenges
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The two most-powerful leaders of the Indiana Senate are working to fend off Republican primary challengers who have criticized their handling of contentious issues in the GOP-dominated General Assembly.

Monday, April 18, 2016
 more 2016 election

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Akron groundbreaking May 18, 2016
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