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President Trump contends that the removal of Confederate statues from America’s public spaces is “foolish.” Do you agree?

Please select one:
1 - Leave those statues be. Robert E. Lee was one of the finest military leaders America has produced. He inspired his troops and often won when outnumbered. The Confederacy and the Civil War are part America’s rich and complex history. That history should not be sanitized.
2 - No opinion.
3 - Take those statues down. Robert E. Lee was a slave owner and a traitor. We should no more have his statue in our public parks than a statue of Benedict Arnold. This isn’t about sanitizing history, it is about recognizing the central role played by slavery in a war that claimed well over 600,000 Americans.

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Top stories: After arrest, mother doubts her decision; Adley scores 4 goals in rout of Wabash.RHS defense has radar set on Rader

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Top story
After arrest, mother doubts her decision
For years, a woman, who wishes to remain anonymous and we will call The Driver, drove to and from work.

She would load her three children in the car and take them to school before unlocking the doors to her business.

In the evenings, she would lock that same door and go home to her family. She says her entire life revolves around her children.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Local news
Plan board tables wind energy rules
A public hearing on proposed amendments to Fulton County's wind ordinance drew a crowd of about 60 to the Fulton County Office Building Monday night.

The Fulton County Area Plan Commission discussed the amendments for nearly five hours, adjourning shortly before midnight. In the audience were two representatives of RES, a renewable energy company considering the development of a wind farm in Fulton, Cass and Miami counties, and several people to challenge such a project.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Baileys sale finalized
Chris VanDuyne spends his workdays in a Federal Emergency Management Agency office on the 52nd floor of One World Trade Center in New York City.

On Monday, he was building a computer algorithm that would decide how many FEMA people to send in response to Hurricane Harvey.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Ren Faire in Akron Sept. 9-10
Knights are coming to Akron in September.

The town will have its first Renaissance fair then. From 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 10, the Newark Renaissance Faire will be at Cutshall Park.

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Monday, August 28, 2017
Stadium name sought
The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation is seeking suggestions from the community on a name for the Tippecanoe Valley High School football field.

School corporation policy states that in order to name a facility, a committee must be formed and the public must have a chance to give input. Suggestions from the public will be accepted through noon Sept. 5 and must be emailed to suggestions@tvsc.k12.in.us.

The committee will then review the names and narrow the list down to three. Those three names will then be sent to the school board for review and will be discussed during three separate public board meetings - a 6 p.m. Sept. 6 work session at the administration office, a 7 p.m. Sept. 11 board meeting at Mentone Elementary and a 7 p.m. Sept. 18 special board meeting at Mentone Elementary.

According to school corporation policy, the board of trustees will make the final selection from the list submitted by the committee.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017
Wind energy rules meeting Monday
The Fulton County Area Plan Commission meets 7 p.m. Monday at the Fulton County Office Building to discuss proposed amendments to the county's wind farming ordinance.

The current regulations, adopted in 2011, are being reviewed ahead of a proposed development of a wind farm in the county.

One of the world's leading renewable energy companies, UK-based RES Group, has reportedly been contacting landowners about possible lease agreements for a wind farm. The renewable energy developer, which completed its first wind project in the U.S. in 1997, would like to erect 300 wind turbines in south Fulton County, northwest Miami County and northeast Cass County.

Fulton County Area Plan Director Casi Cowles told The Sentinel the plan commission isn't trying to "reinvent the wheel" in amending the current ordinance. She said the proposed amendments are based on the ordinances of Benton, Tipton and White counties, which all have large wind farm projects in operation. Wind ordinances in Cass and Miami counties have also been reviewed, as those counties are included in RES Group's project area.

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Friday, August 25, 2017
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Sports
RHS defense has radar set on Rader
Rochester

2-0, 0-0 Three Rivers Conference

at Peru

0-2, 0-0 7 p.m.

That the RHS football team is 2-0 after a winless 2016 season is encouraging enough. That the offense hasn't plumbed the depths of first year coach Brian Hooker's playbook might be more encouraging. Once the team grasps and executes more plays, especially in the passing game, then they will be only harder to defend.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Adley scores 4 goals in rout of Wabash
BOYS SOCCER

Rochester 10, Wabash 0

Trey Adley scored four goals, and Garrett Eytcheson, Will Thonn and Alex Andrianov scored twice each to lead the host Zebra boys soccer team past Wabash 10-0 at the Brent Blacketor Memorial Sports Complex Tuesday.

With Whitko canceling a game scheduled for Thursday due to not having a team, RHS had a week to prepare for this game. They focused on finishing drills and having good attitudes, not getting frustrated and team unity.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Melanson accounts for 65 total yards in Valley loss
Football

Culver Academy 33, Tippecanoe Valley 7 (Friday): Noah Miller threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Shepherd in the fourth quarter, but the host Vikings lost their home opener Friday.

Valley had 62 yards rushing with five different Valley players rushing for between 16 and 24 yards.

Wes Melanson accounted for 65 of Valley's 175 yards of total offense.

Culver Academy led 14-0 at halftime and stretched the lead to 33-0 after three quarters.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Pomares-Perego, Brown lead RHS to first Bremen Invite title since 2004
The Rochester boys tennis team won the Bremen Invitational Saturday for the first time since 2004. RHS went 2-1 on the day. They defeated Fremont 4-1 and North Judson 5-0 before losing to Bremen 3-2. Fremont and Bremen also went 2-1, but RHS was declared the champion based on most individual matches won.

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Monday, August 28, 2017
3 INTs, early running game spur Zebra win
FOOTBALL

From a winless season to their best start in 10 years, the Rochester football team has come a long way in two games.

Brady Perez ran for a pair of touchdowns, both on fourth-down plays and both on bootlegs, and also intercepted a pass on defense, and Justin Risten also ran for a touchdown as the Zebras beat Osceola Grace 20-7 in the home opener at Barnhart Field Friday.

RHS improved to 2-0. Osceola Grace, a non-IHSAA affiliated program associated with Grace Brethren Church, dropped to 1-1.

RHS is 2-0 for the first time since beating Peru and Plymouth to open the 2007 season. They also broke an eight-game home losing streak, winning at Barnhart for the first time since a 17-10 win over Tippecanoe Valley on Oct. 2, 2015.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017
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Obituaries
Shawn Rodriguez
Shawn Rodriguez, 51, formerly of St. Petersburg, Fla., died at his sister's home in Rochester.

Survivors include his daughter, Patricia Hiebert, Fort Campbell, Ky.; a son, Thomas Rodriguez, St. Petersburg, Fla.; his father, Raymond Rodriguez, Neosho, Mo.; two sisters, Melody Davidson, Rochester, and Helen Rodriguez, South Bend; and five brothers, Jay Gragg, Helena, Okla., Roy Gragg, South Bend, Ramon Rodriguez, Rock Springs, Wyo., Dean Rodriguez, Neosho, Mo., and Joseph Rodriguez, Rochester.

A private family service will occur. Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.


Thursday, August 31, 2017
Joseph F. Aguinaga
Joseph F. Aguinaga, 79, Rochester, died Tuesday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Dr. William G. McCarthy
Dr. William G. McCarthy, 90, Terre Haute, passed away early Saturday morning, Aug. 26, 2017, at St. Vincent Heart Center, Carmel. He was a professor of early childhood and elementary education at Indiana State University. He was born Sept. 26, 1926, in Mill Valley, Calif., to William Matthew McCarthy and Honora Josephine Nolan McCarthy.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Dennis Bailey
Mr. Dennis Bailey, 69, Rochester, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at his residence.

On Dec. 3, 1947, Dennis was born in Chicago. Growing up, he shared his childhood with two sisters and a brother. Following high school, patriotism beckoned. Dennis answered the call, serving with the United States Army.

On Feb. 15, 1985, in Porter County's St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Dennis married the love of his life, Pamela Marie Von Huben. They shared 32 years of life's adventures. Together they raised three beautiful daughters, Michelle, Kimberly and Mallorie. The family tree continued to grow with the added blessings of two grandchildren.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Shawn Rodriguez
Shawn Rodriguez, 51, formerly of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Sunday at his sister's home in Rochester.

Survivors include his daughter, Patricia Hiebert, Fort Campbell, Ky.; a son, Thomas Rodriguez, St. Petersburg, Fla.; his father, Raymond Rodriguez, Neosho, Mo.; two sisters, Melody Davidson, Rochester, and Helen Rodriguez, South Bend; and his brothers, Ramon Rodriguez, Rock Springs, Wyo., Dean Rodriguez, Neosho, Mo., and Joseph Rodriguez, Rochester.

A private family service will occur. Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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Breaking News
Jerry Lewis dies at the age of 91
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.

Monday, August 21, 2017
Trump blames 'many sides' for violent Virginia clashes
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Saturday blamed "many sides" for the violent clashes between protesters and white supremacists in Virginia and contended that the "hatred and bigotry" broadcast across the country had taken root long before his political ascendancy.

Monday, August 14, 2017
Trump blasts NKorea over new report
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump warned North Korea that it could face "fire and fury" after a new report Tuesday said U.S. intelligence believes Pyongyang has successfully produced a nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Scaramucci out of White House job
WASHINGTON (AP) - Firmly taking charge in an unruly White House, former Gen. John Kelly moved in Monday as President Donald Trump's new chief of staff and immediately made sure that Trump's profanity-spouting new communications director was shown the door, ignominiously ousted after less than two weeks on the job.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
White House: Pass health bill now or else
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House stepped up demands Sunday for revived congressional efforts on health care and suggested senators cancel their entire summer break, if needed, to pass legislation after failed votes last week.

Monday, July 31, 2017
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