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  • 'A Christmas to Belong' play
    'A Christmas to Belong' play
    Rehearsing the opening musical number for The Cross church’s original Christmas play “A Christmas to Belong” are from left: Lori Overmyer, Tami Powell, Lana King, Dakota Hayden, Abe Furrow, Cheney Canada, Kerry Hopkins and Martin Furrow. The play is at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the church, 100 W. Third St., with free admission.
  • Barkman wins the Lilly
    Barkman wins the Lilly
    Rochester High School senior Whitley Barkman is the 2020 Fulton County Community Foundation Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

    She will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to an Indiana college or university of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

    Whitley is the daughter of Stacy Barkman and Kassandra Barkman and plans to attend the University of Indianapolis, where she will major in biology.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Wings Etc. opens Dec. 17
    Wings Etc. opens Dec. 17
    The Rochester Wings Etc. Grill & Pub will open Tuesday, Dec. 17.

    The family-friendly sports bar, which can seat 130 people, is at 390 Rochester Crossing Drive across from Pilot Travel Center. Groundbreaking took place in July.

    Nick Radecki, the company’s district manager, says not much remains on the checklist before the restaurant opens its doors.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Santa's here
    Santa's here
    Santa poses with Wyatt Bush in his house at the Fulton County Courthouse Friday. Santa arrived via carriage during the Rochester Downtown Partnership’s Holiday Stroll.
    
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  • DENVER — Tristan Working scored a season-high 33 points, and the North Miami boys basketball team used a 13-0 run covering the first and second quarters to beat Culver 55-41 Tuesday.

    Braxton Beall added nine points, and Darian Hanley had six for North Miami, who improved to 2-2.

    Donavan Ziaja had a double-double for Culver, scoring all 12 of his points in the second half and adding 11 rebounds. Owen Valiquet hit three 3-pointers in the second half and scored 11 points.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Sheriff Chris Sailors reports the daily inmate population at the Fulton County Jail is essentially where it needs to be to meet Indiana Jail Standards.

    As of Tuesday – the same day Sailors shared that information with the Fulton County Council – the inmate population was 57. In stark contrast, the county’s daily average in 2018 was 115.

    Despite the downturn, the county still retains an interlocal agreement with Miami County for guaranteed bed space. Under that agreement, the county is billed $40 per inmate per day.

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

  • The Southwood girls basketball team’s barrage of turnovers trumped their barrage of early 3-pointers.

    And once host Rochester started taking advantage, they had earned another comeback win.

    Maci Brown hit three 3-pointers and scored a game-high 17 points, and Kaitlin Rogers added 13 points, all in the first half, to lead the Lady Zs to a 70-47 win Saturday.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Wings Etc. opens Dec. 17
    The Rochester Wings Etc. Grill & Pub will open Tuesday, Dec. 17.

    The family-friendly sports bar, which can seat 130 people, is at 390 Rochester Crossing Drive across from Pilot Travel Center. Groundbreaking took place in July.

    Nick Radecki, the company’s district manager, says not much remains on the checklist before the restaurant opens its doors.

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

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  • Sheriff Chris Sailors reports the daily inmate population at the Fulton County Jail is essentially where it needs to be to meet Indiana Jail Standards.

    As of Tuesday – the same day Sailors shared that information with the Fulton County Council – the inmate population was 57. In stark contrast, the county’s daily average in 2018 was 115.

    Despite the downturn, the county still retains an interlocal agreement with Miami County for guaranteed bed space. Under that agreement, the county is billed $40 per inmate per day.

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

  • Barkman wins the Lilly
    Rochester High School senior Whitley Barkman is the 2020 Fulton County Community Foundation Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

    She will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to an Indiana college or university of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

    Whitley is the daughter of Stacy Barkman and Kassandra Barkman and plans to attend the University of Indianapolis, where she will major in biology.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Wings Etc. opens Dec. 17
    The Rochester Wings Etc. Grill & Pub will open Tuesday, Dec. 17.

    The family-friendly sports bar, which can seat 130 people, is at 390 Rochester Crossing Drive across from Pilot Travel Center. Groundbreaking took place in July.

    Nick Radecki, the company’s district manager, says not much remains on the checklist before the restaurant opens its doors.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
(AP) - What Can be Saved - part 1
From The Associated Press, this is the first part of a series, What can be Saved.
RMS LIP DUB 2019
Rochester Middle School Lip Dub 2019
Police show new sketch of suspect (with audio and video)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities on Monday released video of a man suspected of killing two Indiana teenagers two years ago and urged the public to scrutinize the footage, which shows him walking on an abandoned railroad bridge the girls visited while out hiking the day they were slain. The Indiana State Police also released a new sketch of the suspect, which State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said was produced thanks to “new information and intelligence” collected during the investigation into the February 2017 killings of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams.
Donnelly, in Farewell Address, Calls on the Senate to do the Bipartisan Work Necessary to Solve the Big Problems Facing the Nation
Washington, D.C. – Today, on the floor of the United States Senate, Senator Joe Donnelly gave his farewell address, marking the final time he will give remarks in the Senate before his term of office expires in early January. In addition to thanking Hoosiers for giving him the opportunity to represent them, Donnelly called on his Senate colleagues to do the bipartisan work necessary to address the significant challenges facing our nation.
U.S. Senate Debate, Oct. 30, 2018
  • DENVER — Tristan Working scored a season-high 33 points, and the North Miami boys basketball team used a 13-0 run covering the first and second quarters to beat Culver 55-41 Tuesday.

    Braxton Beall added nine points, and Darian Hanley had six for North Miami, who improved to 2-2.

    Donavan Ziaja had a double-double for Culver, scoring all 12 of his points in the second half and adding 11 rebounds. Owen Valiquet hit three 3-pointers in the second half and scored 11 points.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Tippecanoe Valley goes 4-1 at Mac Invite (Saturday): The Valley wrestling team went 4-1 and finished in third place at the Maconaquah Invitational Saturday.

    Valley beat Lewis Cass 54-30, North Miami 63-18, Whitko 69-12 and Lapel 50-30. Valley lost to the host Braves 36-34.

    Undefeated Valley wrestlers included Johnny Gonsalez, Jacob Eherenman, Branson McBrier, Hunter Eherenman, Brandon Hammer, Drake Montelongo and Hagaen Slusher.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • The Southwood girls basketball team’s barrage of turnovers trumped their barrage of early 3-pointers.

    And once host Rochester started taking advantage, they had earned another comeback win.

    Maci Brown hit three 3-pointers and scored a game-high 17 points, and Kaitlin Rogers added 13 points, all in the first half, to lead the Lady Zs to a 70-47 win Saturday.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Oris G. Baker

    Feb. 25, 1927 - Dec. 6, 2019

    Oris G. Baker, 92, Rochester, passed away at 5:24 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

    He was born on Feb. 25, 1927, in Rochester, the son of Howard Ray and Sarah “Sadie” (Estabrook) Baker.

  • James A. Hoffer, 78, Argos, died Friday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver.
  • Ingrid F. Becherer, 87, Rochester, and longtime Kokomo resident, died Friday at Howard Community Hospital.
  • Wanda Louise Loudermilk

    July 30, 1931 - Dec. 4, 2019

    Wanda Louise Loudermilk, 88, of the Tiosa community, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at Woodlawn Hospital.

    On July 30, 1931, Wanda was born in Piney View, W.Va., to Tommy Allen and Roxie Faye Garrett Bragg. Growing up, she shared her childhood with nine siblings.

  • Miriam Alice Sites

    Jan. 2, 1927 - Dec. 6, 2019

    Miriam Alice Sites, 92, rural Roann, passed away at 8:57 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at her residence.

    She was born on Jan. 2, 1927, in Miami County, to the late Ernest and Thelma (Miller) Keyes.

  • Wanda L. Loudermilk, 88, Tiosa, died Wednesday at Woodlawn Hospital.
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