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Will the Boston Marathon bombing affect your plans to attend major sporting events like football games and car races? Please check the appropriate response.

1. – No way. I’m not letting creeps take charge.

2. – Maybe. It is a little strange to think there are people out there who would do something like this.

3. – No opinion.

4. – Yes it will. There seem to be more and more whackos out there and I feel safer watching TV.


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Top story
Pence visits Rochester
Deserving local leaders received high praise Thursday from Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who visited Webb's Family Pharmacy in Rochester to ceremonially sign Senate Enrolled Act 80, SEA 161 and House Enrolled Act 1157, all aimed at combating methamphetamine use in Indiana.

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

Friday, April 29, 2016

Local news
City police, fire hiring
Staff Writer, The Sentinel

The Rochester Board of Public Works and Safety is meeting in executive session at 1 p.m. today to interview applicants for vacant patrolmen positions at Rochester Police Department.

Police Chief Andy Shotts told the Rochester City Council Tuesday the board will interview three candidates.

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

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Big step in battle started locally
It's nice to imagine the late, great pharmacist Parke Baxter - a good neighbor if there ever was one - looking down from on high at what Harry Webb hath wrought.

It is safe to say he would beam with pride. He would like the poise with which his successor Webb and cohorts struck a blow in the war against drug abuse. He would like their quiet persistence, their reliance on cold, hard facts and their willingness to do the right thing.

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Fire claims man's life
Police say an early morning fire on Monday claimed the life of a Rochester man.

According to a Fulton County Sheriff's Department press release, Charles Fruitt, 61, died as a result of a residential fire at his 4058 E. 700 North home. His death is attributed to smoke inhalation.

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
County seeks $2.76M bond
The Fulton County Council is in the process of selling a general obligation bond issue of $2.9 million or less to finance capital improvement projects.

The public will have an opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the bond sale at the May 17 county council meeting at the Fulton County Office Building. The sale is slated for late May and closing in early June.

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

Monday, April 25, 2016
Ellspermann: Be yourself
Sue Ellspermann suggested to Fulton County's businesswomen Friday they need to stay true to themselves and bring all they have to the table if they want to succeed.

The former lieutenant governor, Ellspermann was the speaker for the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce's first Women in Business event.

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

Saturday, April 23, 2016
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RHS track sweeps Southwood

The Rochester boys track team hosted Southwood on senior night at Barnhart Field Thursday, but arguably its three most accomplished seniors did not participate.

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Wabash blanks slumping RHS

Rochester baseball coach Cory Good could tell that Wabash had a more experienced team than his just by watching them in pregame warm-ups Wednesday.

Then they proved it even further during the game.

Jordan Burnsworth homered and drove in five runs, and Jordan Holley pitched a five-hit shutout with eight strikeouts as the Apaches beat RHS 12-0 in five innings at Bob Copeland Field.

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

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Abbott homers, but RHS loses to Logan

A dinger's a dinger if the umpire says it's a dinger.

That's what Rochester center fielder Brett Abbott was credited with in the first inning against Logansport at Bob Copeland Field Tuesday. But if that was an optical illusion, what happened over the next five innings wasn't.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Bad Day: Manchester catcher's 3 RBIs lead to win over Lady Zs

The Rochester softball team came into their game with Manchester Monday having scored 53 runs during a four-game winning streak.

Manchester sophomore pitcher Mattie McKee put a stop to it, and she has her sophomore battery mate to thank for it.

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
RHS wins Logansport Invite
The Rochester boys golf team won the Logansport Invitational title by shooting a 329 at Dykeman Park Golf Course Saturday.

Runner-up Logansport finished four strokes back. Caston was eighth in the 10-team field with a 424.

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Monday, April 25, 2016
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Jeannette B. Cole
Jeannette B. Cole, 87, Denver, died Thursday at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Survivors include three children, Philip Maus, South Carolina, Sue Smith, Logansport, and Linda Galloway, South Carolina.

Funeral service is 2:30 p.m. Saturday at McClain Funeral Home. Visitation is from noon until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Friday, April 29, 2016
Herschel E. Howard
Herschel E. Howard, 82, Leeton, Mo., formerly of Rochester, died April 20, 2016, in Columbia, Mo.

Survivors include his brother, Larry Howard; daughters Donita Huffman, Janet S. Tuley, Athens, Ellen Duff, Warsaw, Rhonda Jackson, Debra Zimmerman, and Karen Rohr; and son Larry W. Doolittle.

No service was held.

Friday, April 29, 2016
Charles "Charlie" W. Fruitt
Charles "Charlie" W. Fruitt, 61, Rochester, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016, at his residence.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Quinton E. Barger
Quinton "Eugene" Barger, 59, Rochester, died Tuesday at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Catrina; three sons, James Fuson, Gary, Clayton, Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Shelton, Delong; and four sisters, Stella Williams, East Prairie, Mo., Wanda Howard, Portage, Terry Barger, Charleston, Mo., and Ruthann Horn, Portage.

Funeral service is 4 p.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Raymond L. Lewis
Raymond L. Lewis, 94, Mentone, passed away at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Mason Health & Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
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2016 Election
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

Monday, April 18, 2016
Sanders wins 3 states
WASHINGTON (AP) - Bernie Sanders scored three wins in Western caucus contests, giving a powerful psychological boost to his supporters but doing little to move him closer to securing the Democratic nomination.

Monday, March 28, 2016
Trump's TV telephone interviews in spotlight
NEW YORK (AP) - In television news, a telephone interview is typically frowned upon. Donald Trump's fondness for them is changing habits and causing consternation in newsrooms, while challenging political traditions.

Two organizations are circulating petitions to encourage Sunday morning political shows to hang up on Trump. Some prominent holdouts, like Fox's Chris Wallace, refuse to do on-air phoners. Others argue that a phone interview is better than no interview at all.

Monday, March 28, 2016
Rubio shifts to the offensive in an effort to slow Trump
KENNESAW, Georgia (AP) - A flood of mainstream Republican officials and donors have lined up behind Marco Rubio in the week since former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush suspended his campaign for president.

Monday, February 29, 2016
 more 2016 election

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