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TRIBUTE Dan DeCrow displays the Purple Heart he received in a ceremony at Fort Hood April 10 for his son, Justin DeCrow, who was killed in the Fort Hood shootings on Nov. 5, 2009. Find The Sentinel's Memorial Day pages Saturday, with listings of Fulton County's war dead, the flag ceremony, flag etiquette and more. 5-22-2015

The Sentinel photo/Mike Kenny



County has new wellness specialist
Elizabeth "Betsy" Hines has only one thing on her work plate lately - improving the wellness of Fulton County.

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

Friday, May 22, 2015
Wheel tax vote ahead
Fulton County Council hopes to start collecting on Jan. 1 a wheel tax and excise surtax to help cover road repair and maintenance expenses.

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

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Kewanna council passes rate hikes
The Kewanna Town Council on May 7 passed sewer and water utility rate increases that will take effect over three and four years, respectively.

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Facing 3 charges, RMS' Ross resigns
Rochester Middle School Principal Chris Ross, facing three alcohol-related misdemeanor drinking and driving charges, resigned Friday.

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


Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Positive change happening at Valley
The sixth-century Greek philosopher Heraclitus claimed, "Change is the only constant in life."

At Tippecanoe Valley High School, we recognize that change is a normal and necessary part of the education profession. In many ways, it is inevitable. It can be sudden or structured, or it can be mandated or self-initiated. It is the role of the school to ensure that the change is in the best interest of the children we serve.

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

Monday, May 18, 2015
Mt. Zion homes targeted
Fulton County sheriff's deputies are seeking suspects in the shooting of homes in the Mount Zion area.

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


Saturday, May 16, 2015
City to reduce phosphorus
The city of Rochester has some serious work to do when it comes to how much phosphorus leaves the city sewer plant and ends up in public waterways.

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


Friday, May 15, 2015
Body shop burns
Officials are trying to determine what caused a fire that destroyed a Kewanna body shop.

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


Thursday, May 14, 2015
Valley honors retirees
At Monday night's Tippecanoe Valley School Board meeting, seven staff members were honored for exceptional service and retirement.

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


Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Reading test results in
Some local third-graders will have to retake Indiana's mandatory reading assessment.

The Indiana Department of Education on Friday released 2015 iREAD test results.

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

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Energy law ripped
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A new law aimed at decreasing energy usage in Indiana might not save consumers money as advertised and could leave the state at risk of violating federal emissions rules, environmentalists say.

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

Monday, May 11, 2015
SWCD starts INfield
Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District is forming an INfield Advantage group in 2015.

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


Saturday, May 9, 2015
Beeker: Pugh drowns
Fulton County Coroner Darin Beeker has determined 68-year-old Dale Pugh, Rochester, died Wednesday by accidental drowning.

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

Friday, May 8, 2015
Pugh dies in lake
Rochester resident Dale Pugh, 68, died at Lake Manitou Wednesday.

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


Thursday, May 7, 2015
Denton wins mayor primary
Smiley second, Fincher third in Republican primary voting

Republican Ted Denton will face Democrat Rolland "Dick" Roe in the November general election for mayor.

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

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Suspect arrested in April 9 fire
Court records say Ashtin B. Bailey, arrested Thursday, set fire to the home at 222 E. Sixth St. Bailey, 20, 766 N. Indiana 19, Akron, was arrested by city police on April 30 on preliminary charges of arson and burglary.

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

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Voting is 6-6
Residents of the city of Rochester go to the polls Tuesday to choose which of the three Republican mayoral contenders they want to give a chance at the city's top office in the November general election.

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

Monday, May 4, 2015
Candidates talk issues
Ten men and two women have declared their candidacy for the Rochester City Council in Tuesday's primary election.

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


Saturday, May 2, 2015
Cleland recalls POW camp release
70 years to the day he's freed

Glenn Cleland stopped by Wednesday, awash in 70-year-old memories of a war that changed the world.

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

Friday, May 1, 2015
Donation benefits police dog
The Fulton County Sheriff's Department has received a grant from Miami Correctional Facility's Purposeful Living Units Serve, or PLUS, Unit.

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


Thursday, April 30, 2015
Mayoral Candidates Discussion
WROI radio hosts coffee and conversation with Rochester mayoral candidates Friday morning and the public is invited.

The morning starts at 7:30 a.m. at Jarrety's Place with Dick Belcher's weekly radio show.

Belcher's guests will be Fulton County Democratic Party Chairman Phyllis Biddinger and Fulton County Republican Party Chairman Chad Hartzler.

Following that, from about 8:05 a.m.-9 a.m. WROI owner Tom Bair will interview the candidates in a "conversation format, talking about their qualifications, their plans, their visions for the future of Rochester," Bair said.

It's an open forum, Bair said, and attendees can suggest questions at the event, or ahead of time through social media, by calling the radio station or sending an email to wroi@rtcol.com.

And Bair said, he's buying the coffee.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Jobs, economy frequent topics
Jobs and youth seemed the central focus of Tuesday night's Republican mayoral debate, with a little talk about drug problems sprinkled in for good measure.

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


Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Candidates focus on economics
With less than two weeks away before primary election, the three Republican mayoral candidates spoke to the Fulton County Republican Women's Club at City Hall on Monday.

At the club's Meet the Candidates night, incumbent Mark Smiley and challengers Ted Denton and Dave Fincher told of what they hope to accomplish if elected.

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Smith receives top honor
This year's Fulton County Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award winner joins two other members of his family in receiving the honor.

Mart Smith was feted Saturday by the chamber at a gala that also included the naming of various business award winners including the McCarter family. B&B Men's Wear was named the Family Business of the Year and Joe McCarter, president of Rochester Telephone Co., was named Businessman of the Year.

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

Monday, April 27, 2015
Karas receives director award
Fulton County Communications Director Gail Karas is the inaugural winner of the Association of Public Safety Communications' Don Kottlowski Director Award.

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

Saturday, April 25, 2015
After debate, city approves HS&M funds
After debate, city approves HS&M funds

The expansion of Team Pride Athletic Apparel Corp. into the former Hart, Schaffner and Marx building is one step closer, following a heated debate by city officials.

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


Friday, April 24, 2015
Wheel tax considered
The Fulton County Council may implement a wheel tax, or county vehicle registration fee, to help cover the expense of road repair and maintenance.

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


Thursday, April 23, 2015
$17.6 million for Akron school
Tippecanoe Valley School Board on Monday affirmed its plan for as much as $17.6 million of construction at Akron Elementary School.

The board completed state-mandated hearings about the project and its scope and cost.

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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Commission tables ATV ordinance
Fulton County Commissioners Monday tabled an ordinance allowing all-terrain vehicles on county roads until an amendment can be made.

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


Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Funds are No. 1 issue
State senators last week introduced a proposed budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

Indiana's spending plan was the focal point of Saturday's legislative breakfast at Akron Community Center.

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

Monday, April 20, 2015
WHAT SAY YOU, MR. MAYOR?
Sentinel Campaign Q&A, Round 4

Incumbent Mark Smiley faces challenges from former Rochester City Council member Ted Denton and former Board of Public Works and Safety member Dave Fincher. The primary vote is May 5. The winner will run against Democrat Dick Roe, a former Rochester Police Chief, in the Nov. 3 election. Roe is unopposed in the primary.

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

Saturday, April 18, 2015
RTC's Verizon towers go live
Rochester Telephone Co. has entered the cellular telephone infrastructure business.

But that doesn't mean it will offer cell service anytime soon, said RTC President Joe McCarter.

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

Friday, April 17, 2015
Sawyer burglary suspect is jailed
Police believe they've solved a year-old burglary case.

Gladstone, Mich., resident Ross J. Bunch, 25, was arrested Friday by warrant-carrying Fulton County Sheriff Chris Sailors and his detective, Dan Pryor.

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

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Mayoral debate April 28
Candidates and questioners are prepping for Rochester's Republican mayoral primary debate.

The debate, hosted by The Rochester Sentinel and Rochester High School advanced placement government students, is slated for 7 p.m. April 28 in the RHS auditorium.

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Lake dates listed
Lake Manitou Association has summer at the lake mapped out and is publicizing these activities:

May 31 - First Baptist Church begins its summertime boat church services.

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


Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Town fetes native son
The visitor's book was filling up. There was a steady stream of eager, smiling visitors coming through the front door. Jazz music played in the background. The hostess was serving up birthday cake, ice cream and punch.

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

Monday, April 13, 2015
Town fetes native son
The visitor's book was filling up. There was a steady stream of eager, smiling visitors coming through the front door. Jazz music played in the background. The hostess was serving up birthday cake, ice cream and punch.
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Monday, April 13, 2015
WHAT SAY YOU, MR. MAYOR?
Sentinel Campaign Q&A, Round 3

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

Saturday, April 11, 2015
FCUW raises $86,500
The United Way of Fulton County raised $86,500 for the community for the year 2014, supporting 10 United Way member agencies.

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


Friday, April 10, 2015
Talk of the Town
Birthday celebration

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Kewanna's late artist James Spencer Russell.

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

Thursday, April 9, 2015
ATV OK on rural roads?
Vote expected April 20

Fulton County Commissioners want to hear public feedback before allowing the operation of all-terrain vehicles on Fulton County roads.

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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
A walk on Main Street in 1941
A walk on Main Street in 1941

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is one of the late Jack K. Overmyer's weekly Considered Comment columns, which we are reprinting in selected installments. He was president and owner of The Sentinel when he died in 2010.

For the 50th reunion of our Rochester High School class, I recreated for my fellow classmates the 1941 arrangement of businesses along Main Street. It proved to be an amusing and enjoyable bit of nostalgia.

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Indiana aims to restore broken image
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana tourism agencies are rolling out campaigns emphasizing that everyone is welcome, but it might not be enough to quickly restore the state's battered image after a backlash over its religious objections law.

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

Monday, April 6, 2015
Council OKs part of CEDIT release
The Fulton County Council approved releasing $20,000 of County Economic Development Income Tax, CEDIT, funds to be used for environmental cleanup concerns in the former Hart, Schaffner and Marx plant.

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

Saturday, April 4, 2015
WHAT SAY YOU, MR. MAYOR?
Sentinel questions and answers: Law and order edition

Rochester Mayor Mark Smiley, a two-term incumbent, faces Republican primary challenges from Dave Fincher and Ted Denton. The vote will take place on May 5.

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

Friday, April 3, 2015
Kewanna hosts birthday bash
Party celebrates life of artist James Russell, 1915-2000

There's a big birthday party coming up in Kewanna.

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

Thursday, April 2, 2015
RHS down to 2A
NM down, Winamac football up in new classifications

Rochester, North Miami and Winamac high schools found out Tuesday that they will be affected by the new IHSAA classifications.

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


Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Lingenfelter is Lilly winner
Kovenant Lingenfelter's spring break got a whole lot sunnier Friday when she received the news she's the 2015 Fulton County Lilly Community Scholar.

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


Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Liaison helps plan
The Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. is passionate about the success of all students.

Our vision is to do whatever it takes to equip all students to be outstanding today, tomorrow and beyond. This includes students with disabilities. The reality is that adults with disabilities have a lower employment rate than those of adults without disabilities. Because of this fact, people with disabilities often need extra support and training to ensure success in employment.

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

Monday, March 30, 2015
Ruse uses police info
The Fulton County Sheriff's Department has received complaints from citizens about a telephone scam called spoofing.

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


Saturday, March 28, 2015
Guilty plea in $50,000 theft of baseball money
Michael G. Fincher, 35, 6502 E. 700 North, Rochester, on Monday pleaded guilty of stealing money from Mentone Youth League Monday.

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


Friday, March 27, 2015
HS&M hearing delayed
A public hearing about a confirmatory resolution designating the former Hart, Schaffner and Marx building an economic revitalization area has been continued.

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

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Akron hires new deputy
In its March 17 meeting, the Akron Town Council unanimously approved hiring Travis Schieber as Akron's deputy marshal.

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Report: Ex-BMV chief knew about the overcharges
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles Commissioner R. Scott Waddell and other top officials knew for years that residents were being overcharged for driver's licenses and other fees, but did nothing to stop it until a class-action lawsuit was filed in 2013, a newspaper investigation found.

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
3 Republicans contend in mayoral race
Beginning April 20, absentee voters in Rochester will have choices to make among candidates running for local elected offices in the May 5 primary election.

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

Monday, March 23, 2015
Guilty on 7
A 12-person Fulton Superior Court jury found Fredrick L. Nicholson, 54, aka Max Nicholson, guilty of six counts of fraud and one count of theft Friday.

Sentencing is scheduled at 9 a.m. April 23.

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

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Nicholson fraud trial underway
A 12-person jury is hearing this week the criminal fraud trial of Max Nicholson.

Jury selection was Wednesday, with testimony taking place Thursday and today.

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

Friday, March 20, 2015
Council tables CEDIT request
The Fulton County Council on Tuesday tabled a request for County Economic Development Income Tax funds to be used for asbestos cleanup at the former Hart, Schaffner and Marx plant.

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


Thursday, March 19, 2015
Watch out!
With spring comes the excitement of warm weather, and at the same time, the fear of a common roadway hazard - potholes.

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


Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Body safety talk today
Rochester Community Schools this week hosts Sgt. Terry Hall, who presents at all four schools his popular Body Safety Program.

Hall also speaks to parents and the public at 5:30 p.m. today at Rochester Learning Center.

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

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
State Reps. talk wages
Common construction wage was by and large the focal point of State Rep. Douglas Gutwein, R-Francesville, State Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, and State Rep. Bill Friend, R-Macy, who presented their legislative updates Saturday.

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

Monday, March 16, 2015
Teen meth forum slated
The Indiana Youth Institute is hosting a free forum on teen meth abuse in Fulton County.

According to a 2014 study from the Indiana Prevention Resource Center, almost 2 percent of high school seniors in the north-central region of Indiana, including Fulton County, report trying methamphetamines.

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

Saturday, March 14, 2015
Parent voices concern about public education
Public education is not broken, but the truth is, there are those who would see it dismantled. Standardized tests span days. An A-F school grading system beguiles accountability to the detriment of our communities. School and teacher performance is evaluated with flawed methodology that ignores broader issues. Funding for our public schools is determined, in part, by misguided logic. A teacher shortage looms as college grads pursue careers that pay more, reward more and don't require them to continually defend themselves in a tumultuous political climate.

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

Friday, March 13, 2015
60 years for Leiters Ford murder
William B. Scroggs was sentenced Wednesday to 60 years in prison for his part in the November 2011 murder of Leiters Ford resident Wilma Upsall Howard.

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

Thursday, March 12, 2015
RHS grad accused in Indy death
A former Rochester resident and 2012 Rochester High School graduate is accused of murder in Indianapolis.

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Some humor to brighten the day
A couple is in bed sleeping when there's a rat-a-tat-tat on the door. The husband rolls over and looks at the clock, and it's half past three in the morning.

"I'm not getting out of bed at this hour," he thinks and rolls over. Then, a louder knock follows.

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

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
PROUD VIKINGS FALL IN TITLE GAME
INDIANAPOLIS - After the Class 3A state championship game was over, Tippecanoe Valley girls basketball coach Chris Kindig sat at a podium in the media room at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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

Monday, March 9, 2015
School drug tests mulled
The issue of student drug testing raised its head Wednesday at a Rochester School Board study session.

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

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Valley will aim to slow down Young
Ask a player from the Tippecanoe Valley girls basketball team about Princeton, their opponent in the Class 3A state title game at 6 p.m. Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, and they tend to know who Jackie Young is and where she plans on going to college.

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

Friday, March 6, 2015
Vikings represent many towns
AKRON - The Tippecanoe Valley girls basketball team which plays Princeton at 6 p.m. Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for the Class 3A state title might be a family, but they're a family that represents many different towns.

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

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Shoots is new landfill director
Bob Shoots is Republic Service's new representative at County Line Landfill.

Shoots addressed Fulton County Commissioners during their meeting Monday. Having been involved with the site for two months now, he said the site has a lot of potential and is a great asset for the county.

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
County receives $580,000 charity care
Four County Counseling Center has been in the business of saving lives in Fulton County for 30 years, according to C.J. Davis.

Davis, the Four County president and chief executive officer, updated Fulton County Commissioners Monday on the services the agency provides to Fulton County residents.

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
'On to Indy'
WARSAW - High school sports don't exist merely to settle neighborhood rivalries, but it could be one of the side benefits.

Against archrival Rochester Saturday, the Tippecanoe Valley girls basketball team settled a neighborhood rivalry that had the whole state's attention to win the first semistate title in school history.

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

Monday, March 2, 2015
Scrapyard theft suspect arrested
The former cashier at Rochester Iron and Metal, 1552 E. Lucas St., is suspected of stealing as much as $1 million from the business.

Penny K. Hisey, 50, 13614 N. Macy Millark Road, was booked by city police Thursday at the Fulton County Jail on preliminary charges of theft and receiving stolen property.

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

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Kindig: Valley must stop Lady Zebra shooters
The Tippecanoe Valley girls basketball team got to practice at Warsaw High School Tiger Den gym Wednesday night. They'll be playing at that same gym against Rochester at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Class 3A north semistate.

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

Friday, February 27, 2015
Dausman top volunteer for lakes organization
Lake Manitou resident Ray Dausman was named Volunteer of the Year by The Indiana Lake Management Society.

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

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Special girls made this happen
There was a time where grouchy area basketball fans would once mutter something like the following: How crazy is it that Rochester and Tippecanoe Valley would not meet until the semistate?

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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Malchow link to 2009
Rob Malchow got the "bug" again.

Along with Bethany Sewell and Randy Wynn, they comprise Rochester girls basketball coach Tony Stesiak's coaching staff. They bring different experiences to coaching, but they have won before, and they got to share in the Lady Zs' Class 3A regional title Saturday night.

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

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Underdogs? Lady Zs complete stunning run
"All I Do Is Win."

That was the song playing over the speakers as the Rochester High School girls basketball team emerged for their postgame pep rally after winning the Class 3A RHS regional Saturday.

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

Monday, February 23, 2015
Smiley: Let's give recycling a chance
Rochester government officials want the city street department workers to take on curbside recycling.

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

Saturday, February 21, 2015
County pay policies updated
Fulton County Commission-ers Tuesday made amendments to the county personnel policies handbook, adjusting hours and compensation for county employees.

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

Friday, February 20, 2015
Pursuit arrest nets 9 charges
A Rochester man took police on a two-county chase Tuesday that sped through Rochester and ended when stop sticks didn't work, but a snowy yard did.

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

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Motel meth bust nets 7
Seven people were hauled to jail from Rochester Motel early Monday after police found an active meth lab in one of the rooms there.

It was rented by one of the people arrested. Together, the accused face 27 criminal charges.

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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
14-car pileup hurts 7
Whiteout conditions reducing visibility to near zero caused 13 vehicles to crash Saturday morning, and another vehicle to be trapped in the pileup, at Indiana 25 and County Road 950 South near Caston School.

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

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Woodlawn asks for up-front payments
People seeking medical treatment at Woodlawn Hospital's emergency room will be asked, starting March 1, for an initial payment toward the cost of those services, or for their co-pay at the time of service.

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

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Town revisits pickup
The Kewanna Town Council revisited curbside recycling pickup bids Feb. 6.

It opened a letter from Key Waste/Republic Services. The company extended its November 2014 bid, which was not accepted at that time.

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

Friday, February 13, 2015
Council OKs Old U.S. 31 resurfacing
The Fulton County Council gave Fulton County Highway Department the go-ahead to budget $300,000 for mill and fill work on Old U.S. 31.

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

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Found meth lab numbers drop in '14
Fulton County Sheriff's Department reports 27 methamphetamine labs were seized in Fulton County in 2014.

The number of methamphetamine labs taken over by state, city and county officers in Fulton County dropped about 16 percent from 2013, when 32 labs were seized.

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

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Singing telegrams benefit foundation
Trying to find the perfect Valentine gift for a loved one may be as simple as making a telephone call to the Fulton County Community Foundation.

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

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Harmon, Head talk education
State Rep. Tim Harmon, R-Bremen, and State Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, presented their legislative updates to a record crowd Saturday.

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

Monday, February 9, 2015
Free TB tests
The Fulton County Health Department is heading to Kewanna Tuesday to meet with citizens because there is an active case of tuberculosis there.

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

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Virtual school mulled
A glut of recent snow days has caused parents, students and educators to think more seriously about online learning.

Virtual learning days can melt away the makeup days by counting as a school day.

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

Friday, February 6, 2015
Girls basketball game rescheduled
The West Central-Rochester girls basketball game postponed from last night has been rescheduled for TONIGHT.

The varsity game will start at 6 p.m. in the RHS main gym. The JV game will start at 7:30 p.m. in the auxiliary gym.

The Southwood-RHS JV boys game will start at 6 p.m. in the auxiliary gym. The Southwood-RHS varsity boys game will start at 7:45 p.m. in the main gym as scheduled.

Friday, February 6, 2015
Animal fines hiked
The Rochester City Council unanimously increased penalties for violations of animal-related offenses by anywhere from $10 to $85 depending on the offense.

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

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Speaker focuses on suicide
Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. hosts youth suicide prevention speaker Jeff Yalden on Feb. 16 and Feb. 17.

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

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Heavy snow, blowing, drifting cancel school
Highway Superintendent Rick Ranstead said Monday mid-afternoon all county roads were open to traffic and passable.

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

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
RHS wins title
PLYMOUTH - The failures of the Rochester wrestling team at the Plymouth sectional had been gnawing at coach Clint Gard for two years.

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

Monday, February 2, 2015
Twitter threat spurs lockdowns
A social media post caused four local school corporations to implement heightened security measures Friday.

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

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Barts found not guilty
Monty Barts was found not guilty of indecent exposure Thursday by a Fulton Superior Court jury.

The three-man, three-woman jury deliberated about two hours. It heard testimony for two hours in the morning - including Barts' story - and closing arguments of about the same length.

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

Friday, January 30, 2015
Smiley: We're well oiled
Rochester Mayor Mark Smiley on Wednesday said city government is working like a well-oiled machine.

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

Thursday, January 29, 2015


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