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Saturday, December 15, 2018
The Rochester Sentinel
  • SLIME TIME

    SLIME TIME Riddle Elementary School student Molly Moore pours slime over the head of her mother, Jeni Moore, a fourth-grade teacher, Friday. A majority of the teachers at the school received such special treatment in celebration of a $1,600 fundraising effort by The Kindness Crew to buy groceries at Kroger and for the fifth-grade student council to buy gifts for the Miracle Tree.

    The Sentinel photo/Tyra Bahney

  • CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

    CHRISTMAS VILLAGE Lois Wilkinson and her children start off the holiday season each year by piecing together an entire Christmas village that takes up half of the living room in her Monroe Street home. The village has well more than 1,000 individual pieces.

    The Sentinel photo/Tyra Bahney

  • TREASURES FOR KIDS

    TREASURES FOR KIDS Big R Stores donated $2,000 worth of toys to the American Bikers Aimed Towards Education’s Treasures for Kids. ABATE donates the toys to United Ministries. From left, Fulton County ABATE representative Monica Smith, Big R Stores manager David Kale and ABATE co-representative Kim Shull.

    The Sentinel photo/Tyra Bahney

  • DONATION

    DONATION Ceres Solutions and Land O’ Lakes are contributing as much as $80,000 to Indiana food banks this month. Above, Marijo Martinec, Food Bank of Northern Indiana, receives a $10,000 check from Ceres board member Tom Schwenk.

    Photo provided

    
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  • The Rochester City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on its portion of funding in 2019 for the Fulton Economic Development Corp.
    A proposed agreement calls for the same contribution the council agreed to this year. That amount would be $107,526, or nearly half, of FEDCO’s $238,673 budget. The corporation’s budget also would remain the same, according to the proposal.

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

Saturday, December 15, 2018 5:00 AM

BOYS BASKETBALL
Alex Ahnafield scored a game- and career-high 15 points, and Isaiah Jackson added 10 for the Rochester boys basketball team in a 53-24 win over North Miami Friday.
Kyle Reinartz had six of his eight points in a game-opening 13-0 run for the Zebras, who improved to 3-3 overall and 1-0 in the Three Rivers Conference. Reinartz also had a team-high 11 rebounds. Meanwhile, Ahnafield the rim protector had six rebounds and five blocked shots.

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

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  • The Rochester City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on its portion of funding in 2019 for the Fulton Economic Development Corp.
    A proposed agreement calls for the same contribution the council agreed to this year. That amount would be $107,526, or nearly half, of FEDCO’s $238,673 budget. The corporation’s budget also would remain the same, according to the proposal.

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

  • The Seventh Federal Reserve District just saw the first quarter-to-quarter decline in farmland values since the fourth quarter of 2016, according to its quarterly AgLetter.
    Farmland values were 1 percent lower during the third quarter than they were during the second quarter for the district – which includes Michigan, Iowa and most of Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin – according to 188 agricultural bankers responding to an Oct. 1 survey, the Chicago Fed agricultural newsletter said.
    Even with that dip, farmland values in the district remained 1 percent higher than a year earlier, it said.

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

  • The city’s East Fourth Street reconstruction project is wrapping up for the year and is expected to pick back up in the spring.
    The project, which received $670,000 of funding from the state’s Community Crossings grant program, was contracted to E&B Paving Inc. in March. The company submitted a bid of $1,684,175 for the work.

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

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
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A group of girls dancing during the Fulton County Father Daughter Dance.
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
  • BOYS BASKETBALL
    Alex Ahnafield scored a game- and career-high 15 points, and Isaiah Jackson added 10 for the Rochester boys basketball team in a 53-24 win over North Miami Friday.
    Kyle Reinartz had six of his eight points in a game-opening 13-0 run for the Zebras, who improved to 3-3 overall and 1-0 in the Three Rivers Conference. Reinartz also had a team-high 11 rebounds. Meanwhile, Ahnafield the rim protector had six rebounds and five blocked shots.

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

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL
    DENVER — Bailey Keim outscored the entire Rochester team with 24 points, and Hannah Hall added 15, and the North Miami defense forced 37 turnovers in a 62-22 win over visiting Rochester Thursday.
    The Lady Warriors hadn’t beaten RHS since Dec. 20, 2008, but they left no doubt in this game, going on a 30-2 run in the first half to open up a 24-point halftime lead. They forced 37 RHS turnovers out of both their fullcourt press and 1-3-1 halfcourt zone.

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

  • Girls basketball
    Rochester (4-7, 1-3 Three Rivers Conference) at North Miami (7-3, 2-1), 6:15 p.m./7:45 p.m. (JV/Varsity): Rochester would like to both break their four-game losing streak while also extending their nine-game winning streak against conference and sectional rival North Miami.

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

  • Raymond E. Miller, 69, Argos, died Wednesday at home.
    Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Miller, Argos; his daughter, Dawn Bradley, Argos; and his son, Craig Miller, Argos.
    His funeral service is 6 p.m. Sunday at Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos. Visitation is 2 p.m. to the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home.
  • Kevin D. Pyle
    Kevin D. Pyle, 49, rural Akron and formerly of Mentone, passed at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
  • Victor L. Coplen, 33, Roanoke, and formerly of Rochester, died Monday at home.
    Survivors include his mother, Debbie Fernandez, Rochester; his father, Tim Coplen, Rochester; two sisters, Sandra Cheesman, and Martina Fernandez, both of Rochester; and a brother, Chico Fernandez, Rochester.
    His funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home. Visitation is noon to the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.
  • Connie Sue Houser
    Mrs. Connie Sue Houser, 74, Rochester, passed away at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.
  • Victor Coplen, 33, Roanoke, died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.
  • Rick L. Miller, 61, Akron, and formerly of Rensselaer, died Monday at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.
    Survivors include his three children, Jennifer Becker, Melissa New and Steve Miller; his father, Donald Miller; and his sister, Debbie Baltes.
    No service or visitation will occur. Arrangements are handled by Steinke Funeral Home.
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