Shopping Guide News - May 15, 2024

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Fulton County H.O.P.E.’s

HOW TO HELP OTHERS People are shown at Fulton County Healing Through Opportunity, Positivity and Empowerment’s last quarterly meeting earlier this year at the Fulton County Public Library’s Rochester branch.

A substance abuse symposium and mental health chats are part of Fulton County Healing Through Opportunity, Positivity and Empowerment’s current two-year plan.

H.O.P.E. President and Co-Founder Amy Roe recently detailed those plans to The Shopping Guide News of Fulton County.

H.O.P.E.’s mission statement as listed on its website is that it “strives to be the driving force in providing awareness and education to the residents of Fulton County regarding resources as well as provide pathways to accessing those resources.”

The nonprofit, founded in 2018, has three areas of focus: substance abuse, mental health and poverty. Casey Jones, Becky Clark and Tammy Wilson respectively lead committees on those subjects.

Roe said H.O.P.E. works as an “incuba-

tor” to develop solutions to help people, letting others run any initiatives started.

“We are the folks who are saying, ‘Hey, this was an identified need, let’s find a resource to start that conversation or move the needle,’” she said.

H.O.P.E. collects data though quarterly meetings, which is used for planning.

The substance abuse symposium, which doesn’t have a specific date yet, would be the second one H.O.P.E.’s ever had, with the first happening around when the organization started.

“It helped to spur on (the substance abuse support group) Celebrate Recovery (locally and) the Recovery Cafe (in Rochester and) support the Drug Court (in Fulton County),” said Roe of the first symposium.

“So now we feel like it’s time to be able to bring that conversation up again and say, ‘OK, are we meeting the expectations still, are there gaps that we have, are there challenges that we’re dealing with, are we

pivot to?’” she added.

It was Clark, who works for 4C Health, who suggested having a symposium again.

She also mentioned having the mental health chats, which will probably be next year.

“Knowing that the suicide rate has increased ... (Clark) made a case to the board that ... even though they’ve done a lot of work, there’s still this huge (mental health) stigma,” said Roe.

Roe said the chats will address such topics as “what is seasonal effective disorder, what is depression, what is anxiety, caregiver burnout.”

Another of H.O.P.E.’s goals is working on creating a facility or better resources in the county for abuse victims.

Roe said leaders recently met with rep-

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RHS senior Steininger to attend Vanderbilt on Army ROTC scholarship

Wesley Steininger is getting his college tuition paid for thanks to an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship.

The Rochester High School senior has a four-year award for Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.

He plans to study electrical engineering and computer engineering, “perhaps adding on a double major in computer science and then minoring in engineering and business,” he said.

Following graduation, he will be a second lieutenant and have to do either eight years in the Army Reserves or four in the Reserves and four on active duty.

Steininger, the son of Matt and Jenny Steininger of Rochester, said he has considered going into the military since his sophomore year.

His girlfriend’s father, who went to West Point, talked with him at the close of his junior year about joining the military.

He learned of the scholarship and applied in fall 2023, first getting a three-year ROTC award.

Wesley said a Vanderbilt representative helped him get upgraded to a four-year scholarship.

With his deciding to attend Vanderbilt on the scholarship, Wesley declined the 2024 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship he’d originally received. That award was given instead to runner-up Addison Zimpleman.

Vanderbilt is covering half of Wesley’s room and board while he’s in college.

The summer before his senior year, he’ll be required to do training at Fort Knox in Kentucky.

Wesley’s post-graduate plans also include him hopefully owning an engineering firm.

He said engineering teacher, Joel Lowe, has been his favorite educator at RHS.

“Mr. Lowe’s engineering program has really kind of made me consider the option of engineering and settle on it along with when I took the physics class last year I really enjoyed that, did well at it,” said Wesley. “All of the math classes I have enjoyed.”

His extracurricular activities at RHS have included four years of swimming and cross country, three years of track and a year of baseball.

Wesley was student council president for his particular class for three years and has been involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

He called getting the ROTC



Rochester High School senior, Wesley Steininger, will attend Vanderbilt University on an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship. He’ll be a second lieutenant after he graduates. Photo by Leah Sander.

scholarship “a huge honor.”

Wesley noted his classmates, Tanner Reese and Alex Deming, also have received ROTC scholarships.

“I’m really proud of what we’ve done. I know we can kind of show what Rochester is capable of via the characteristics, the character that we have, the hard

Let’s Study The Bible —

work and the mental toughness,” said Wesley. “I’m really thankful for the community and what they’ve done for me and for all of us.”

Promises of God

(Read Philippians 4:1-13)

“Be [anxious] for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God“ (Philippians 4:6).

Historians will probably call our era “the age of anxiety.” Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and his will for us.

Believers will have God’s presence (Philippians 4:15). “The Lord is at hand” does not mean “his coming is soon,” but that he is near to help us right now. In verse 2 there were two women in the Philippian church at odds with each other, and Paul encouraged them to make things right. Remember this: worry often comes when we do not make things right with people. We must face differences honestly and do what God wants us to do (see Matthew 18:15-17).

Believers will have God’s peace (Philippians 4:6-9).

“Peace with God” is the result of faith in Christ (Romans 5:1); “the peace of God” and the presence of “the God of peace” will come when the believer practices right thinking, right praying, and right living. Worry is tension between the mind and heart. The peace of God will guard (garrison) our hearts and minds if we but meet the conditions he gives.

Believers must have right praying (Philippians 4:67). Not just praying, but right praying. The Bible nowhere says that any kind of praying will bring peace to our hearts. What is right praying?

It begins with adoration, for this is what the word “prayer” means in verse 6. This is love, enjoying the presence of God, honoring him in worship. Rushing into his presence and begging for peace of mind will never get results. We must bow before him in worship and let him search our hearts and minds.

Next comes supplication, which means the earnest, sincere desire of the heart. True prayer comes from the heart, not the lips. What a joy it is to present our requests to him!

Finally, there is appreciation or thanksgiving (see Ephesians 5:20 and Colossians. 3:15-17). It takes faith to thank him for uncomfortable circumstances or for requests not yet granted. How God loves to hear his children thank him! Read Daniel 6:10 and you will see that this is the way Daniel prayed. No wonder he had such peace in that lions’ den!

Believers must have right living (Philippians 4:9-13). If there is something in my life I dare not pray about, then I will never have peace. Right living always brings peace; see Isaiah 32:17 and 48:18, 22. It is not enough to use the Bible as a basis for praying and claiming its promises; we must also use it as a basis for our living, obeying its precepts.

Read carefully James 4:1-11 and notice that wrong praying (verse 3), wrong living (verse 4), and wrong thinking (verse 8) produce war instead of peace! Remember, “ I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).

Read Ron Purkey’s Bible study outlines free at Purkey has been an ordained Baptist minister for 50 years.

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resentatives at The Beaman Home in Kosciusko County and toured its facility. The nonprofit, which helps abuse victims, also has a presence in Fulton County.

“We’re having some negotiations and conversations of what that could look like (to bring a shelter here to Fulton County or improve resources),” said Roe. “(Beaman Home) is researching the ways that they can more effectively serve Fulton County, and Fulton County H.O.P.E. is negotiating those conversations.”

The two-year strategic plan also includes creating a program to help people with self-sufficiency.

Roe and others met with Combined Community Services representatives in Kosciusko County regarding their Project

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Independence program designed for that need.

“Project Independence (has) a case manager who wraps around individuals who are in need and comes alongside and knows the services, helps them navigate (them) ... challenges them, keeps them accountable, and they have a 75 to 80% success rate of the folks that go through that program,” said Roe.

She said CCS wouldn’t establish a program here, but H.O.P.E. is merely learning from the organization to start such a thing.

“What we have noticed is that we have made it easy for people to get access to resources, but we have not seen the impact of folks being pulled out of poverty like we’ve wanted to,” said Roe.

Other parts of the strategic plan include improving commu-

nication about what H.O.P.E. does and staffing a booth at the Nickel Plate Music and Arts Festival in the summer offering information on resources to people.

Roe said she’s happy “just to think about all the conversations that we’ve fostered, the projects that we’ve been able to help, the community change that we have been able to help influence due to just starting a conversation and inspiring other people and partnering with people.”

Those who wish to get involved with H.O.P.E. may message the organization’s Fulton County H.O.P.E. Facebook page, reach out through the organization’s website or email

People may call (574) 2234357 if they need help with resources.

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O B ituaries


Brian C. Weitzel, 55, Rochester, passed away at 7:26 A.M. Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 21, 1968, in Montpelier, Ohio, the son of James and Margaret (Mandler) Weitzel. On Aug. 16, 2014, at the Athens Community Church, he married Melissa (Conwell) Beck; she survives.

Brian had worked in the construction industry, working for Rochester Homes before currently being employed as a working supervisor for Whitley Manufacturing, Rochester. He was a member of The Cross Church, where he belonged to Celebrate Recovery. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, foraging for mushrooms, plants and various fungus from nature and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Survivors include his wife, Melissa Weitzel, Rochester; children, Bryce Weitzel, Pierceton, and Reece Weitzel, Pierceton; stepchildren, Emma Beck, Rochester, Nathaniel Beck, Kentucky, Bronson (Elizabeth) Vanata, Indianapolis, Clifford Vanata, Fulton, and Maggie (Andrew) Rock, Twelve Mile; seven grandchildren, including Adrian Dale and Alexander Vanata, who resided with him; father, James Weitzel, Rochester; siblings, Hubert Morris, Iowa, Jackie Selleck, Butler, and James Weitzel, Florida; stepfather, Richard Studebaker, Peru; stepsiblings, Stephanie Yeakley, Peru, Missy Childers, Nashville, Tenn., Richard Studebaker, Peru, and Ken Studebaker, Peru; parents-in-law, Sue (Mickey) Horn, Rochester, and Jeri Conwell, Rochester; brothers and sisters-in-law, Becky (Brian) Sweany, Rochester, Michael (Tamara) McFarland, Rochester, and Matthew (Samantha) McFarland, Lafayette; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Studebaker, in 2014; sister, Cherlynn Brooks, in 2024; brother, David Morris; father-inlaw, Terry Conwell; and stepfather-in-law, Rev. Michael McFarland.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Celebrate Recovery at the Cross Church.

Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be expressed at

Mark A. Jones

U.S. Army Veteran

Mark A. Jones, 80, Rochester, passed away at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at Wynnfield Crossing, Rochester.

He was born June 18, 1943, in Peru, the son of Francis B. “Shorty” and Kathryn (Mang) Jones. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1961 and served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. On June 3, 1967, at St. John Lutheran Church, Rochester, he married Diane K. Wilkes, and she survives.

Mark had worked for various car dealerships in Rochester and after retirement he enjoyed working at Bloomin’ Corner. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1343. He was one of the founding members of the Rochester Girls Softball League. In his spare time, he enjoyed following all his grandchildren’s sporting events and enjoyed helping out his neighbors with snow removing or collecting leaves.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Jones; daughters, Ann (John) Clark, Rochester, and Kristine (Troy) Bixler, Rochester; grandchildren, Jace Bixler, Westfield, Caden Bixler, Rochester, and Sabrina Bixler, Rochester; sisters, Lana (Larry) Kuhn, Denver, and Jane Sprague (Bob Myers Sr.) Mexico, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Kent Jones; and brother-in-law, Larry Wilkes.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Health Center.

Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be expressed at

Michael L. Martin Retired Senior Designer

Michael L. Martin, 74, Rochester, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

He was born May 23, 1949, in Keokee, Va., the son of Truman Allen and Nina (McKinney) Martin. He, along with his family, moved to Plymouth from Virginia in 1957 and graduated from Plymouth High School. On June 6, 2009, in Warsaw, he married Cindy Jones; she survives.


Michael studied at Wharton County Junior College in Wharton, Texas, and received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston in political science. He also studied at Ivy Tech College to learn CADD and robotics. While living in the Houston, Texas, area, Michael had worked many years for National Oilwell as a designer and drilling systems engineer. After moving back to Indiana, he retired from Utilimaster Corporation after 16 years as a senior designer. In his leisure time, he belonged to ABATE, the Indiana Patriot Guard and enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy Martin, Rochester; children, Michael (Rena) Martin, Cleveland, Ohio, Layla Martin, Plymouth, Tabitha Martin, Plymouth, and Kaley (Jeremy) Stump, Nappanee; stepchildren, Morgan (Hayden) Correll, Nappanee, Amber (Rick) Wilburn, Rochester, and Aaron Pesak, Rochester; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings, David C. Martin, Pennington Gap, Va., Carolyn Strolle, Naples, Fla., Truman “Frank” (Cher) Martin, Wisconsin, H. Daniel (Deb) Martin, Plymouth, Rita Lemon, Washington, Martha C. LaValle, Plymouth, Karen Lieliert, Warsaw, Melvin Martin, Virginia, and Greta Martin, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Glenn A. Martin; and sister, Patricia F. Schieb.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to ABATE of Kosciusko County or Fulton County or the Indiana Patriot Guard.

Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Online condolences may be expressed at

Janice C. Koch

Red Hat Society Member

Mrs. Janice C. Koch, 77, Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 7:58 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2024, at Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital of Warsaw.

On Feb. 21, 1947, Janice Colleen Bryant was born in Rochester to Kenneth Dean and Rowena Grace McIntire Bryant. Growing up she shared her childhood with a sister, Mary, and a brother, Ronald. Janice graduated with the Akron High School class of 1966.

On Sept. 10, 1966, Janice married her high school sweetheart, Eugene A. “Gene” Koch. They shared over 50 years of life’s adventures. From their union came three wonderful children, Janelle, Angela and David. The family tree continued to grow with the added blessings of seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, with two more on the way late summer.

Her memberships include the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Master Gardeners and Red Hat Society. Grandma Janice adored her grandchildren and each of the arrivals of her great-grands. There was nothing better than spending time with them making memories, especially during family celebrations and the holidays.

Left to cherish Janice’s memory are two daughters, Janelle Shanes and husband Jim of Rochester and Angela Merley and husband Eric of Claypool; a son, David Koch and wife Kristy of Rochester; seven grandchildren, Tyler Bauters and husband Trent, Jessie Mooneyhan and husband Cody, twins, Maycee and Lillie Koch, Kennedie Brooks, Shay Merley and Kayla Merley; great-grandchildren, Natalee Mooneyhan, Aliyah Mooneyhan, Arthur Mooneyhan, Asher Merley and Leo Bauters; sister, Mary Sundine of Rochester; brother, Ronald Bryant and wife Shawn of Kokomo; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Janice in death are her parents, Rowena and Kenneth Bryant; beloved husband, Gene Koch, on April 13, 2017; father and mother- in- law, Ted and Frances Koch; brother-in-law, Steven Sundine; and sister-in-law, Nancy Trump.

A celebration of the life of Janice C. Koch will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Pastor Butch Troke will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, and an hour prior to her service on Thursday. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Wheels on Fire, c/o Beaver Dam Community Church, 9798 S. 1000W, Akron, IN 46910.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at

Richard S. Rude

Richard S. Rude, 79, Royal Center, died Saturday, May 4, 2024, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born on May 3, 1945. On June 23, 1967, he married Rebecca L. Byrd; who survives.

Additional survivors are his children, Brian (Linda) Rude, Logansport, Jennifer (Brad) Steill, Lafayette, Bradley Rude, Kokomo and Rachel Navel, Lafayette; sisters, Carolyn Wischmann, Florida, Vivian (Richard) Howton, Elkhart, Ginger (David) Hoekstra, Michigan, and Sharin (Michael) Najera, Florida; 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Vivian (Stoner) Rude; sister, Alice Howard; and great-grandchild, Carson Rude.

Funeral services were held with military rites at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Harrison Chapel, 304 S. Chicago St., Royal Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to Guardian Angel Hospice Foundation, in his memory.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Linda S. Grove

Linda S. Grove, 77, Rochester , died at 4:35 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2024, at Goshen Hospital, Goshen.

She was born on Feb. 3, 1947. On Aug. 24, 1979, she married Robert “Les” Grove; who survives.

Additional survivors are stepdaughter, Christine (Bill) Land, North Webster; stepson, Micheal (Gayla) Wayne, Liberty Center; five stepgrandchildren; brother, Rick (Diana) Holloway, Orlando, Fla.; and her loving dog Sam. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Fawn (Grubbs) Holloway; and brother, Robert Holloway.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, at King Memorial Home 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with Pastor Rod Ruberg officiating.

Interment was held in Mentone Cemetery, Mentone.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Advanced Home Care & Hospice Services 1701 S. Main St. Goshen, IN 46526.

Riley Sherman Stevens

Jessica and Lane Stevens, Plymouth, are the parents of a son, Riley Sherman, born at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in Woodlawn Health. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20.75 inches long. He joins siblings, Avril 4, and Brooks 2.

Maternal grandparents are Robert and Stacy Celmer, Plymouth.

Paternal grandparents are Matthew and Shannon Stevens, Bourbon.

Paternal great-grandparents are Sherman and Linda Stevens, Bourbon.

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Delores Jean Dobson

Delores Jean Dobson, 85, Winamac, died Thursday, May 9, at home.

She was born on April 16, 1939. On Dec. 18, 1954, she married James G. Dobson; who preceded her in death on Aug.10, 2010.

She is survived by three sons, Bill (Kris) Dobson, Washington, Don (Deb) Dobson, and Steve (Michelle) Dobson, both of Winamac; daughter, Brenda (Joe) Krulik, Winamac; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Alanna (Eugene) Ralph; two sister-in-laws, Gail Howard and Gladys Stonebraker; brother-in-law, William (Diane) Dobson; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ellar (Stepp) Howard; grandson, Joseph John “Joey” Krulik Jr.; one infant sister; two sisters, Vera Mae Wireman, and Charlotte Gilliam; four brothers, Jack Howard, Paul Howard, James Burn “J.B.” Howard, and Ray Howard.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 15, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac.

Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, May 15, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with Thurman Ritchie officiating.

Interment will be held in Idle Cemetery, Francesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or the Jim Dobson Memorial Fund, through the Community Foundation of Pulaski County.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary, Winamac.

Angela Carol Ginter

Angela Carol Ginter, 59, Akron, and formerly of Eastern Kentucky, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at her residence.

She was born on Nov. 8, 1964.

On Aug. 15, 1985, she married Jonathan G. Ginter, who preceded her in death on March 8, 2023.

She is survived by her children, Brittany Ginter, Paul Fites, both of Akron, and Casey (Jessica) Ginter, Holly Ridge, N.C.; four grandchildren; siblings, Connie (Mike) Little Pikeville, Ky., and Sheila Cheek, Salyersville, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Cheek and Patricia Ann Osborne and her husband.

A memorial service will take place at a later date in Kentucky and will then be interred with her husband in Salyersville, Ky.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the First Baptist Church 1001 Dehner Dr., Ossian, IN 46777, with checks to help with the Mission Fund, or to the donor’s local animal shelter.

John Tombaugh

John Tombaugh, died April 15, 2024.

Graveside services along with military services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 20, at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Arrangements have been entrusted to Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Delores Ann (Gustin) Schuttrow

Delores Ann (Gustin) Schuttrow, 81, Rensselaer, died at 4 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2024, at Franciscan Health Hospital, Lafayette.

She was born on Sept. 11, 1942. On June 15, 1968, she married Charles Schuttrow; who preceded her in death on June 18, 2010.

She is survived by her son, Patrick C. Schuttrow, Winamac. Additional survivors are Duard Honegger Jr., Glenn Honegger, Virginia (Andrew) Honegger Fisher, and Grace (Michael) Honegger Majewski; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman Cecil and Florence Caroline (Calhoun) Gustin; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2024, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville, with Pastor Steve Hartman officiating.

Interement will be held in Roseland Cemetery, Francesville. Memorial contributions will be used to purchase a memorial bench to be placed near the Winamac High School Auditorium. Make checks payable to the Winamac Music Boosters with “Memorial Bench” in the memo line.

Gloria A. Rife

Gloria Ann (Miller) Rife, 86, Winamac, died Sunday, May 5, 2024, at Northwest Health-Porter.

She was born on June 8, 1937. On Nov. 27, 1970, she married JB Rife; who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children, Karen Sommers, Jeffrey (Dawn) Rife, and Nancy Rife; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Mike (Linda) Miller, and Gary Miller.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Pauline (Heater) Miller; daughter, Betty Ann Hiatt; son, Robert Rife; brothers, Jimmy Gill, and twin Tom Miller; sisters, Janet Benedict and Barbara Heater; three stepsisters, Marjorie Burns, Charlotte Tribbett, and Cecelia Schneider; and stepmother, Pearl Miller.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Rans Funeral Home & Crematory, Harrison Chapel, 304 S. Chicago St., Royal Center, with Pastor Heath Hiatt officiating.

Interment was held in McKinley Memorial Gardens, 600 W. Main St., Winamac. A memorial dinner was held at the VFW, Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be made to VFW, 1066 US 35, Winamac, IN 46996


Anna Smith, 68, Mishawaka, died Saturday, May 4, 2024, at home.

She was born on Jan. 24, 1956. She married Jeffry Smith; who survives.

Additional survivors are her children, Lynn Gaddy and Ahmanda Smith, Hal Gaddy, and Curtis Smith, all of South Bend, Tim (Angie) Gaddy, Granger, and Jacob Smith, Winamac; sister, Sandy Bare, South Bend; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Loyal and Evelyn Bare; and half sister, Janet Stubbs.

A celebration of life service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Timberland Bible Church, 16623 SR 23, South Bend, IN 46635. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 681405, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

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Richard G. Wagoner

U.S. Army Veteran

Richard G. Wagoner, 82, Rochester, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at his home while working at the farm.

On April 14, 1942, Richard George Wagoner was born in Fulton County to Robert Wilson and Mary Katherine Johnson Wagoner. Growing up he shared his childhood with a sister, Connie, and three brothers, Robert, James and Thomas. He graduated from Rochester High School with the class of 1960. Answering the call of patriotism, Richard served with the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1966.

Richard and Colleen Joyce Rhodes were married Sept. 20, 1969, at the First Baptist Church of Rochester. They have shared 54 years of life’s adventures. From their union came two handsome sons, Richard and Stacy. Two more generations have been added to the family tree with the blessings of seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A man of strong faith, Richard loved praising our Lord and was a vibrant member of the Faith Outreach Church and the Armor Bearers Men’s Prayer Group. He took great pride in the appearance of his lawn, mowing it with meticulous precision with a beautiful stripe. When he had spare time, he hit the links at Mill Creek. Richard loved watching the Purdue football and basketball teams. Boiler up!

A true patriot with a great love for the USA, Richard was a staunch supporter of our 45th President Donald Trump. While relaxing in his easy chair and watching the news, Tori would often join him. He loved tinkering on his John Deere equipment in his machine shed. As a Grandpa, Richard was the proud patriarch of the Wagoner family, overseeing four generations. He loved when his grandchildren visited the farm, making many memories during their visits for special family celebrations and the holidays.

Left to cherish Richard’s memory are his wife, Colleen; two sons, Richard Wagoner and wife Shelly of Brownsburg and Stacy Wagoner and wife Heather of Hoover, Ala.; six grandchildren, Kyrsten Cook and husband Shane, Hannah Wagoner, Morganne Wagoner, Alivia Wagoner and twins, Evan Wagoner and Elijah Wagoner; great-grandchildren, Oliver Kaleb Cook, Rylan Cook and Ethan Cook; two brothers, Robert J, Wagoner and James D. Wagoner and wife Carolyn, all of Rochester; three sisters-in-law, Terri Wagoner, Annette Fenstermaker and Marcia Heishman; canine companion, Tori, the Multi-Poo; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Richard in death are his parents; grandson, Kaleb Thomas Wagoner; sister, Connie Houser; and brother, Thomas J. Wagoner.

A celebration of the life of Richard G. Wagoner will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the Faith Outreach Center, 1125 E. 9th St., Rochester. Pastor Terry Baldwin will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 3-6 p.m. in the church.

Military honors will be conducted by the Fulton County Veteran’s Honor Guard and the U.S. Army Honors Team.

Memorials may be made to Faith Outreach Center Missions, 1125 E. 9th St., Rochester, IN 46975

The arrangements have been entrusted to Good Family Funeral Home of Rochester. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at

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Court News

Circuit Court

The following petitions have been filed in Fulton Circuit Court, Judge Arthur Christopher Lee presiding: Complaints

Discover Bank v. Robert Jones, Rochester, $34,364.26

Midland Credit Management v. Brandi Knight, Rochester, $871.12 Superior Court

The following petitions have been filed in Fulton Superior Court, Judge Gregory L. Heller presiding: Complaints

Velocity Investments v. Joshua Ogle, Rochester, $6,104.07; Marisa Willard, Rochester, $4,091.52

Credit Acceptance Corporation v. Toby Jeffery, Rochester, $21,103.74

Mortgage Foreclosure

First Federal Savings Bank v. Patrick Leslie, Rochester, $71,295 Traffic Violations

The following fines and levies were paid in Fulton County courts:

Speeding — Jenny Galicia, Freehold, N.J.; Michael Bray, Indianapolis, $164.50; Andrew Johnson, Marion, $175; Ian Zimmerman, Rochester, $164.50; Acianeth Mora, Elkhart, $164.50; Christine Soviak, Westfield, $154.50; Gabrielle Williams, South Bend, $175; Sean Roberts, Indianapolis, $154.50; Rosemary Smallwood, Fishers, $164.50; Denis Quiroz,

Elkhart, $175; Stephen Kotiw, Plainfield, $192.50; Denis Quiroz, Elkhart, $175; Michael Hatfield, Rochester, $175; Sonya Hislop, Zionsville, $175; John Vermeulen, Brownsburg, $164.50; Tyler Callahan, Indianapolis, $154.50; Colin Kinzie, Mishawaka, $164.50; Richard Welsh, Cincinnati, Ohio, $154.50; Gabriel Crummercowell, Santa Cruz, Calif., $154.50; Nolan James, Bremen, $192.50; Teresa Walter, Dayton, Ohio, $154.50; William Werner, Greenwood, $154

Operating with expired plates — Brandon Overmyer, Rochester, $164; Cornell Eisenbise, Rochester, $164; Derek Arceneau, Akron, $164 No valid driver’s license — Richard Malott, Rochester, $164.50

Unsafe lane movement on road with two or more lanes, involves bodily injury, Tracy Persons, Kokomo, $164.50

Unlawful possession of tobacco, e-liquid or an electronic cigarette — Devaine Byers, Fulton, $164



The following couples have applied for marriage licenses in the office of Fulton County Clerk of the Court: Appleton-Shriver

Coleton Appleton, 22, Delphi, and Samantha Shriver, 22, Rochester


Donald Craig, 74, Mentone, and Jane Teel, 78, Mentone. Galloway-Litwiller

Stone Galloway, 23, Hillsdale, Mich., and Morgan Litwiller, 23, Hillsdale, Mich.


Austin Trubey, 28, Arcadia, and Kristin Woods, 30, Rochester Weber-Vachon

Gregory Weber, 39, Tippecanoe, and Meagan Vachon, 32, Tippecanoe


Tyler Baumgardner, 29, Rochester, and Eden Shewman, 32, Rochester

Marriage Dissolutions

The following couples have filed for marriage dissolutions in Fulton County courts:

Gonzalez — Edgar Gonzalez, Rochester, and Hannah Gonzalez, Rochester. With children.

Edwards — Colton Edwards, Rochester, and Bobbie Jo Edwards, Rochester. With children.

Stevens — Phillip Stevens, Rochester, and Brenda Stevens, Rochester. No minor children.

Sadler — Jacub Sadler, Kewanna, and Marilyn Sadler, Kewanna. No minor children.

“Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” All students at the school received a copy to study and keep. Photo provided.

Booster club fundraiser for

TVHS football is June 7

The RSKA Boosters are having a fundraiser for the Tippecanoe Valley High School football

team Friday, June 7. At 6 p.m. attendees may tour the football field, press box, lock-

er room and weight room. The event moves to the Akron Community Center at 7 p.m. where there will be speakers and a silent auction.

A dinner package is $35, which includes a meal, a vial of dirt from the original Death Valley football field and an exclusive alumni shirt. Beer will be sold for an additional cost; there will be door prizes as well.

All former players, coaches, managers and others involved in Death Valley Football at the high school level are invited to attend, with people needing to be 18 or older and have graduated.

People may buy tickets at the Mentone Egg Festival’s pancake breakfast Saturday, June 1, or at the community center the night of the event. The tour at the school is free.

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RICHARD G. WAGONER RIDDLE ELEMENTARY RECEIVES CHECK Rochester Lions Club Treasurer John Roberts, right, presented Riddle Elementary School teacher, Mandy McCarter, left, with a check for $300 to assist the school with the purchase of this year’s book,
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1ST PLACE IN LIVESTOCK JUDGING The Kosciusko County 4-H and Tippecanoe Valley FFA livestock judging teams won both divisions at the area contest held at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds April 16. In the senior reasons division, the Kosciusko County team placed first, with Caleb Lechlitner being the high individual, Landon Bewley the fourth high individual and Libby Haab the fifth high individual. Also on the team were Haley Nelson and Carter Grady. In the junior reasons division, the Tippecanoe Valley was first, with Kade

Jones being the high individual, Lyla Clauson the third high

From left are Clauson, Jones, Grady, Lechlitner, Bewley, Haab, Nelson and Burton. Photo provided by Michael Jones.

Farm to School listening session is May 21

A Farm to School listening session is Tuesday, May 21. It will be from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Fulton County Public Li-

brary’s Rochester branch, 320 W. Seventh St. School personnel, including food service workers, farmers,

leaders, those with nonprofit organizations and community members, are welcome to come to the event, which is

Culver teacher top 10 finalist in Colts classroom competition

Culver Community Schools announces Michelle Fobert has been named a top 10 finalist in the Colts Classroom Quarterback competition.

Fobert, who has been a teacher for 10 years, was nominated for this title by a current co-teacher at CCMHS. Her nomination included her work with students in and out of the classroom as well as her work with Odin, the therapy dog.

She oversees the therapy dog program and brings Odin with her weekly to be a resource to students when they are feeling overwhelmed or need a break.

Fobert organizes the HNAC writing competition, along with other fellow teachers. She also oversees the Culver Alliance for Voluntary Service Club, which involves high school students who focus on giving back and other community initiatives.

Akron’s town-wide garage sale is May 18

Akron’s town-wide garage sale is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Maps of garage sales are available at Lake City Bank’s Akron branch and Akron Town Hall.

In her free time, Fobert enjoys reading novels and writing poetry. She volunteers at Miller’s Merry Manor and the CulverUnion Township Public Library with Odin.

She likes to go on hikes with her son, Lloyd, and also rides and shows horses.

Finalists for the classroom quarterback program were chosen by a panelist of educational professionals, the Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Fobert received a $100 Amazon gift card to purchase school supplies, two tickets to the Colts home opener game and Colts’ swag.

If she is chosen as the Classroom Quarterback of the Year, she will also receive a $2,500 donation for Culver Community High School.

Finalists were chosen on based on three criteria: amount of involvement in school and/or community; degree of positive impact


finalist in the Indianapolis Colts Classroom Quarterback competition. Photo provided.

on the school and/or community; and demonstration of commitment to education, health and wellness initiatives and other programming.

hosted by Indiana Grown for Schools.

Discussion will be on successes, challenges and priorities for increasing local food, fostering school gardens and integrating nutrition and agriculture education in community classrooms and statewide. To register, visit

For more information, contact Tashi Teuschler at

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individual, and McKinley Burton the fourth high individual. Both teams will compete at the state contest Saturday, May 18, in Lafayette. CLASSROOM QUARTER- Culver Community Schools’ teacher Michelle Fobert is a

Updates and happenings in and around the area

Rochester Tree Board will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at City Hall.


The Tippecanoe Valley School Board will meet for a public work session at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Tippecanoe Valley High School.

The Tippecanoe Valley School Board has its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Akron Elementary School.


Fulton County Community Foundation and the Fulton County Parks Department invite the public to an afternoon

outdoors. It will be 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the Richland Restoration Nature Park, 742 E. CR 450N, Rochester. There’s refreshments, guided tours, and learn about how the foundation works to positively impact the community. Furry friends are welcome to come enjoy the dog park, too.


There will be a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Akron United Methodist Church, 121 N. Mishawaka St., Akron. Call (800) 733-2767 or visit to schedule an appointment.


The next commissioners meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20, in the Commissioner’s Room, 125 E. Ninth St., Rochester.


The next council meeting will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the Commissioner’s Room, 125 E. Ninth St., Rochester.


A pancake and sausage breakfast will be from 7-11 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Fulton





County Fairgrounds. Tickets are available from club members or at the door. The Rochester Optimist Club is sponsoring the breakfast and all proceeds go to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3.50 for ages 12 and younger.


Burton Richland Center United Medthodist Church is celebrating spring, by inviting anyone in the Rochester area to a free spaghetti meal from 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Fulton County Museum, 37 E. CR 375 N., Rochester. This is no strings attached, no program; just a time to say hello to neighbors and friends with the love of Christ


St. John Lutheran Church, 404 Jefferson St., Rochester, is collecting gently-worn, used and new shoes. Drop off locations: 404 Jefferson St. and 617 Main St. Shoes will be collected until Thursday, May 30. For more information call (574) 223-6898.


Ivy Tech is offering free col-

lege classes to all Indiana high schoolers this summer; no tuition, no fees. To learn more visit


Free bowling is offered to children this summer. Registered children receive two free games of bowling each designated day of the program. For more information, to get registered, and to find a participating bowling center in your community, visit kidsbowlfree. com.


Purdue Extension of Fulton County is offering “A Matter Of Balance” class from 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays June 11 through July 5, the Fulton County 4-H Fairgrounds Community Building, 1009 W. Third St., Rochester.

The program is free; space is limited to 12 participants. Once the class is full, call to be added to the wait list. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, June 3. For more information, contact the extension office at (574) 2233397 or register at v0Ez8g.

The Chandlers’ gospel concert May 19

A gospel concert with The Chandlers will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Riverview Community Church, 2780 SR 110, Tippecanoe.

The Chandlers travel in a ministry of singing and preaching conducting concerts, revivals, camp meetings and conferences. Their travels have taken them all over the United States, Canada, Serbia, Slovakia, Poland, and the Philippines.

Tim Chandler grew up in the home of a pastor and family where singing and music was the norm. He said he only watched what the others were doing and followed suit. He started playing instruments in church at 7.

Lana Chandler’s musical career started an even earlier age. Performing in her first concert appearance at the age of 3 and appearing on her first recording at the age of 5, she began a life of ministry God would prove to use in many ways and places. It has forged a rock-solid determination to make her gift a ministry and not just a talent.

The Chandlers began their

musical career together 1991. In 1992, they were married and continued their ministry with the family group. They travel with their two daughters, Tiffany, 23, and Lyndsey, 18. Tiffany is also a singer, songwriter, and a musician.

They have been blessed to share the stage with such groups as: Brian Free and Assurance, Karen Peck and New


They have also performed on the main stage at the National Quartet Convention and Dollywood. Their songs have made their way to the charts of several industry magazines, including Singing News Magazine. There is no ticket charge. An opportunity for a very generous love offering will be given.

THE CHANDLERS — The Chandlers will present a gospel concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19, in Riverview Community Church, Tippecanoe. Photo provided by Riverview Community Church.
Annual Drive Around American Legion Post #36 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1313 Sunday, May 19, 2024 Cemetery Decorations And Times Of Local Area Ceremonies VFW (East Route)
The Kingsmen, The McKameys, The Hoppers, and others.
am Mt. Zion Cemetery
am Hoosier Cemetery, Athens
am Omega Cemetery
am Akron I.O.O.F.
am Akron Citizens Cemetery 9:01 am Gilead Cemetery 9:22 am Gaerte Cemetery
am Silver Creek Cemetery 10:17 am Nicholes Cemetery 10:50 am Sycamore Cemetery 11:12 am White Creek Cemetery 11:35 am Hamlet Cemetery, Talma Am. Legion (West Route) 8:15 am S. Germany or Zion On 500 N. 8:35 am Leiters Ford Cemetery 8:50 am Leiters Ford Town Monument 9:15 am Richland Center Cemetery 9:35 am Sandhill Cemetery 9:55 am Reichter Cemetery 10:15 am Shelton Cemetery 10:35 am Fulton Cemetery 10:55 am Salem Cemetery 11:10 am Mt. Olive Cemetery 11:30 am Rochester Citizens Cemetery 11:45 am Rochester I.O.O.F. All Are Welcome To Attend Times are + or - 15 minutes Ceremony At The Courthouse At Noon Pledge Of Allegiance Will Be Lead by Your Local Boy Scouts.
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Purdue Extension to offer free ‘Matter of Balance’ class

Have you stopped doing certain things you enjoy because you were

concerned about falling? If so, you are not alone. Chances are you or someone you know has fallen or is afraid of falling and might even restrict their activities because of

Many older adults share a common fear of falling that is so strong they will limit their activities. Up to 50% of Americans over the age of 65 who live independently, experience a fear of falling

When older adults limit their activity due to this fear, it can reduce their mobility and independence, affecting their quality of life and increasing the risk of future falls. It can also increase isolation and depression due to the lack of interaction with family and friends. Those who are most likely to be afraid of falling are likely to have already fallen once.

Purdue Extension will host a class for four weeks, beginning June 11, to be held at the easilyaccessible Fulton County Fairgrounds at 9 a.m. The classes will meet for two hours each Tuesday and Friday for four weeks.

Persons interested in taking the free class can sign up by calling the Purdue Extension office at (574) 223-3397 or by registering online at It is first come, first serve until the class is filled.

“A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” acknowledges the risk of falling, but emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce this concern and remain active and independent.

Women’s euchre scores for April

A women’s euchre group has released scores for April’s euchre games.

First Group, Women’s Sunday Scores for the Women’s Sunday group are:

Claudia Hartzler/Pat Howell, 1,148 Carolyn Wagoner/Liz Robinson, 1,040; Joyce Ginther/ Janet Cox, 960; Charlotte Miller/Stephenia Barkman, 949; Kim Zartman/Elaine Swisher, 942; Karen Notz/Liz Kelsey,

911; Diane Weaver-Gady/Eileen Fellers, 902; Sandy Summe/ Kathy Anderson, 748. Second Group, Women’s Monthly Scores for the Women’s Monthly group are: Joyce Ginther/Janet Cox, 1,261; Claudia Hartzler/Pat Howell, 1,249; Karen Notz/Liz Kelsey, 1,115; Joyce VanDoren/ Sue Brubaker, 1,076; Kim Zartman/Elaine Swisher, 1,072; Janelle Smith/Sandy Summe,

Rochester High School Class of 74 to celebrate 50th class reunion

Members of the Rochester High School Class of 1974 will be celebrating the 50th class reunion with registration beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Rochester Elks Country Club, 2506 Country Club Drive, Rochester.

There will be a group photo at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. A program and social time will follow. The cost is $30 per person.

Send check or money order to: Cindy Kinsel Border 1400 Washington St., Rochester IN 46975 or Bill Morris, 2095 Ford’s Court, Rochester IN 46975.

Other activities include a tour of RHS at 2 p.m. (meet at the front door) and the Rochester Park South Pavilion (the big one at the top of the hill) is reserved all day for anyone to enjoy.

The program consists of eight, two-hour sessions led by trained facilitators.

During the class, participants learn to:

View falls and fear of falling as controllable.

Set realistic goals for increasing activity.

Find ways to change the environment to reduce fall risk factors.

Learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

Falling is not a natural part of aging and can be avoided by assessing risk factors and making changes to your environment.

People should attend if you:

Are concerned about falls.

Have had a fall in the past.

Restrict activities because of concerns about falling.

Are interested in improving flexibility, balance, and strength.

For more information, or to be added to the program’s wait list, contact Purdue Extension-Fulton County at (574) 223-3397 or Jessica Riffle at jcanned@purdue. edu.

1,021; Charlotte Miller/Stephenia Barkman, 1,006; Markie Edwards/Kathy Anderson, 1,000; Diane Weaver-Gady/Wynne Wilson, 997; Joyce Sroufe/Beth Nicodemus, 975; Judy Klobucher/Carol Shafer, 889; Karmin Reeves/Karen Heltzel, 788.

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LEGION RECEIVES CHECK — The American Legion Post 36 received a $500 check from Smith Swayer and Smith, Rochester. Additionally, they were awarded a $250 check from Smith Sawyer and Smith for bus repairs. The bus is primarily intended for the Honor Guard. Shown from left are Post Commander Rob Beckman, and Smith Sawyer and Smith employees, Sheena Bitterling, Hope Weaver, and Jadyn Geller. Photo by Lori Carr.

Caston Elementary School and Caston High School receive national recognition

Caston Elementary and Caston High School have been recognized as 2023-24 Project Lead The Way Distinguished Schools. These are two of just a few hundred high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW. PLTW is a national non-profit organization that serves millions of Pre-K-12 students and teachers in over 12,200 schools across the U.S, aiming to make every student in every grade S.T.E.M. successful.

“Caston Schools started preparing teachers to teach S.T.E.M. through PLTW in 2017. Since then, our lead teacher, Nathan Speitel, PLTW elementary teachers and our students have made PLTW a success in our classrooms. Some of our first PLTW elementary students are heading to college next year and have been accepted into engineering programs for aerospace engineering and agricultural engineering. These graduates are just examples of the impact PLTW has made on Caston Schools.” Angie Miller, Caston superintendent.

The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, Caston had to meet multiple criteria in the 2022-23 school year such as the number of PLTW courses available to students, percent of students enrolled in PLTW, percentage of students taking more than one PLTW course, and efforts to ensure equitable access to PLTW courses.

“We are honored to recognize Caston Elementary and Caston High School for their commitment to providing students with exceptional educational experiences while ensuring equitable access to PLTW programs,” said Dr. David Dimmett, PLTW president and CEO. “We congratulate them on this achievement and celebrate their dedication to empowering students with the knowledge and skills to succeed, not only in S.T.E.M. subjects, but

also preparing them for future careers and life outside of the classroom.”

PLTW programs prepare today’s students for the careers of

tomorrow, by not only incorporating S.T.E.M. skills into their learning but building students’ collaboration, teamwork and communication skills so they

can be ready for whatever path they take.

This is the fourth year that Caston Elementary has been designated a PLTW Distin-

guished Launch School and this is the first year Caston High School has been designated a PLTW Distinguished High School Program.

Youth Outlet Center hires new associate director

The Outlet Youth Center is pleased to announce the hiring of its new associate director, Kaya Stilwell.

She is a Rochester native and graduated from Rochester High School in 2018. After RHS, she earned her cosmetology license from Aveda Frediric’s Institute in Indianapolis. Since completing her schooling, she has had service industry experience and worked with youth in her free time. She’s loved working as a softball coach for young students.

Stilwell commented, “The energy was contagious. I loved being responsible for all of their new tricks and skills, while also watching them achieve their personal goals.”

As associate director, her main responsibility will be to implement high-quality, consistent programming for The Outlet’s after-school program. This includes planning for after-school program clubs, keeping an inventory of snacks and supplies, and assisting the executive director with interacting with kids and running the

after-school program.

She also will be directly involved with the alternative school program. She will assist alternative school teacher Bryan Holcomb in writing and implementing lesson plans for the program’s students. Currently, the alternative school holds class at The Outlet twice a week for 90 minutes. During this time, the goal is to teach and give real-life scenarios they will soon face after graduation. She was a 2018 graduate of the ASE program and is excited to give back to these students.

She began at The Outlet April 29, and Executive Director Taylor Showley is already impressed with her efforts.

“She fits right into our culture. The students have already taken to her, and she’s shown great initiative in developing ideas to implement. I’m confident she will grow into this role and become a great role model for our students,” Showley commented.

The Outlet Youth Center is open for 6-12 grade students from 3-5

p.m. Monday to Thursday. After Memorial Day, they will be open for students from noon to 2:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or visit its Facebook page.


The City of Rochester Water Department has an opening for a full-time Laborer.

Successful candidate must have excellent mathematical, written, and oral communication skills. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and perform general labor duties such as digging, bending, twisting, etc. with hand tools and equipment. Experience in operating machinery or equivalent is preferred, but not required. A valid driver’s license with clean driving record and a high school diploma or equivalent are required.

Successful candidate will also be required to obtain the necessary certifications for water plant operations.

Complete job description and applications are available at the City Building Complex, City Hall, 320 Main St., Rochester, IN 46975. These are available through the drive-through at the Water Office and City Hall.

Applications will be accepted April 15, 2024 through May 15, 2024 by end of day. EOE

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LEADING THE WAY — These Rochester High School students started as elementary students in 2017. They are the current Aeorospace Class. In the front row from left Megan Fred, Eric Reidenbach, Jaden Beck, Lucas Graham, and Pete Duvall. In the back row are Sam Kerr, Adyn Spradlin, Brandon Malott, Braden Rush, Nick Townsend, Josh Evans, Zach Rogers, Anthony Penicaro. Not pictured Silas Manley. Photo provided by Angie Miller. NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR — The Youth Outlet Center, Rochester, hired Kaya Stilwell as the new associate director. Photo provided by Taylor Showley.
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Lady Zs edge Culver Academy for sixth straight win

Aubrey Miller went 4 for 4, Aubrey Wilson had three hits, and Bria Rensberger pitched three perfect innings of relief for the Rochester softball team as it earned the fifth straight win by topping Culver Academy 8-6 Saturday.

Gabby Medina drove in an insurance run with a pinch-hit RBI single in the sixth, scoring Mia Howdeshell.

Rensberger then struck out Margaret Cordes, got Carlee Schwartze on a fly to left and struck out Lilian Ploetz looking to end the game.

Keyton Doran, the team’s lone senior, started in right field on senior day and had a walk and an RBI single.

On May 8, the Rochester softball team faced longtime nemesis, North Miami, and left with its winning streak still intact.

Rensberger pitched a onehitter with 13 strikeouts. Darah Strasser and Wilson had two

RBIs each for the Rochester softball team in a Three Rivers Conference road win over Peru May 6. Rochester avenged a 6-3 loss to Peru at the Jimtown tournament April 27.

Baseball Brady Beck had two doubles and two RBIs. Gavin Young tripled, walked three times and drove in a run for the Rochester baseball team in a 7-6 win over host Winamac Saturday.

Parker Casper singled and drove in a run, and Tanner Reinartz and Jake Seuferer also had RBIs.

Brant Beck allowed two earned runs over six innings for the win.

On Thursday, Dylan Pearson pitched a one-hitter with two walks and six strikeouts; he also picked off two runners at first base. Deagan Kitchel drove in a run and scored a run to lead the Logansport baseball team to a 2-0 win over visiting Rochester Pearson out dueled Rochester sophomore Paulik, who pitched a seven-hitter.

Colton Ferverda scorched a line drive right at third baseman Jace Smith, who then stepped on third to double up Reinartz and end the game. Rochester’s

team pasted host North Miami 12-3 May 8. Rochester has not lost to North Miami since 2017.

Peru baseball team had a 5-4 win over Rochester May 6.

Girls Tennis

Ella McCarter, Audrey Bolinger and Rylee Clevenger all won singles matches in straight sets for the Rochester girls tennis team in a 3-2 win over visiting Maconaquah in its regular season finale May 8. Rochester improved to 10-5 overall and 5-3 in the Three Rivers Conference.

McCarter, Howard and Clevenger each won at singles to lead the Rochester girls tennis team to a Three Rivers Conference home 3-2 win over Southwood at the RHS courts May 6. In doubles play, Sophie McCall and Chloe Nichols lost to Dakota Schipper and Lydia Topliff 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8) at No. 1, and Vivian Miller and Abriella St. Martin dropped a 6-1, 6-1 decision to Guilia Colombini and Vada Stouffer at No. 2.

Boys Golf

J.R. McLochlin shot a 38 to lead the boys golf team to a win over host Manchester and Southwood in North Manchester Wednesday. Rochester had a 168, Man-

Be fast and recognize a stroke

Editor’s Note: Dawn Gabrich is the stroke coordinator at Woodlawn Health.

May is Stroke Awareness Month. A stroke happens when blood flow to the brain is blocked or disrupted. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, resulting in strokerelated death every 3.5 minutes. It is the leading cause of disability in adults. These statistics are staggering, but we can do something about it. First, know and reduce your risk factors.

1. Manage your blood pressure — this is the most important risk factor. Work with your provider to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range.

2. Quit smoking — smoking damages your blood vessels, decreases oxygen in your blood and makes it more likely to clot.

3. Manage diabetes and heart disease — follow your provider’s recommendations to maintain healthy blood glucose levels and

DAWN GABRICH consider blood thinners.

4. Lower your cholesterol — this helps keep your blood vessels healthy.

5. Exercise and eat healthy — physical inactivity and obesity contribute to high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.

Next, if you suspect stroke, be fast to recognize and respond to the signs quickly. Be fast is a way to remember the most common signs of stroke:

B= Balance (watch for sudden

loss of balance)

E= Eyes (check for sudden vision loss/double vision)

F= Face (look for an uneven smile/facial droop)

A= Arm (check if one arm is suddenly weak)

S= Speech (listen for newly slurred speech)

T= Time (call 911 right away)

If you or someone you know shows these signs, don’t wait to get help. Don’t go to sleep and see if it’s better in the morning. Treatment needs to be started right away to save brain cells and limit the effects of a stroke.

Woodlawn Hospital is a certified Stroke- Ready Center and is prepared with a team of highlytrained professionals and equipment to rapidly assess and treat patients suspected of having a stroke. It’s one way we are earning the right to care for you, your family, and our com

chester had a 171, and Southwood carded a 177.

Noah Riffle added a 41, Isaac Heishman had a 43, and Davis Renie and Robert Bozzo each had a 46 for the Zebras.

Rochester already has ninehole wins over North Miami, Whitko, Peru, Wabash and Northfield.

Rochester won the JV match 198-198 on the fifth player’s

score tiebreaker.

Senior J.R. McLochlin took medalist honors with a 42 on senior day as the Rochester boys golf team defeated Triton and Caston in a three-way match May 6.

Rochester’s athletic department announced that the TRC tournament will be played at 9 a.m. May 28, in Peru. The Logansport sectional is May 31.

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Rochester initiates lead inspection program for water

Commonwealth Engineers, Inc., a leading provider of water resource engineering, will be assisting the city of Rochester in a lead inspection program for water service lines.

In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s requirement to ensure all water service lines are free of any lead material, Rochester is taking proactive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of residents. The initiative involves locating and inspecting water service lines in high-risk areas to identify the presence of lead, safeguarding communities against potential health hazards.

Key components of the inspection program include:

• Locating meter pits and curb stops.

• Identifying routing from pit to main and pit to your home.

To facilitate these inspections, Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. will require access to residential properties. Specifically, homeowners are requested to allow access to inspect the water service line entry point and assess the material and plumbing layout.

This is essential for the planned replacement of the water service supply line from meter into home up to and including the existing shut-off valve or similar components, ensuring the integrity and safety of the water distribution system.

This project will allow Rochester to apply for grant funding for service line improvement work and providing qualifying homeowners with free replacement of their service lines from the meter pit/curb stop to shut off valve

(in their home).

The service line from the meter into the home is owned by the homeowner.  Without taking advantage of programs such as this, the homeowner runs the risk of being liable for the full cost of a future replacement. It is encouraged that everyone take maximum advantage of this program while the funding and opportunity is available.

“We are committed to ensuring the safety of our community’s water supply,” said Derrick Holloway, water department superintendent.“By proactively inspecting water service lines for lead, we aim to mitigate potential risks and protect public health.”

Homeowners in a specific service area will be asked to schedule inspections. Affected property owners will receive a notice on their front door at the end of May which will include contact information and instructions on scheduling.

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ODELL RECEIVES CERTIFICATE — Cheryl Downs, Fulton County Retired Teachers’ volunteer coordinator, presented Rochester Mayor Trent Odell with a certificate recognizing the $85,128.60 of valued time that retired teachers gave through volunteering across the county in 2023. The group amassed over hours, which was multiplied by $31.80 figure on the certificate. Linda Wade was the top volunteer for the year. Photo provided by Fulton County Retired Teachers.

FULTON COUNTY RETIRED TEACHERS HONORED Fulton County Retired Teachers were honored for their 2023 volunteerism. Volunteers were lurking about, assisting others all over the county. These teachers volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, organized a parade and festivals, did Operation Kids Sight vision testing, created quilts of valor, helped at churches and schools, and reading with students. This vibrant group possesses a diverse interest base and is always ready to serve the community.

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TVHS announces graduation on June 2

Tippecanoe Valley High School announces the upcoming graduation ceremony for the class of 2024, set to take place Sunday, June 2.

The celebration will commence with the baccalaureate ceremony at 2 p.m., followed by the commencement ceremony at 2:45 p.m., both held in the TVHS gymnasium.

The class of 2024 has chosen

green and gold as its class colors, symbolizing growth, prosperity and success. Additionally, the class flower, the marigold, serves as a representation of resilience, determination and the brightness of the future that lies ahead for each graduate.

“We are immensely proud of the class of 2024, and all they have achieved during their time at Tippecanoe Valley High School,”

said TVHS Principal Brandon Kresca. “Their hard work, perseverance, and dedication have truly made a lasting impact on our school community, and we look forward to celebrating their accomplishments as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.”

For more information about the graduation ceremony, contact the TVHS main office at (574) 5982100.

Caston Elementary, Caston high schools complete FamilyFriendly Schools Initial Process

Caston Elementary and Caston Junior Senior High School have completed the Indiana Department of Education 2024-2025

Memorial Day ceremony is May 19

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1343 and American Legion Post 36, both of Rochester, are having a Memorial Day ceremony at noon Sunday, May 19, outside the Fulton County Courthouse, Rochester. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Family-Friendly Schools Designation Initial Process.

The IDOE recognizes that the schools have demonstrated that there are various programs and processes in place during the current school year that engage families, students, staff, and leadership within each building. The award letter stated that Caston’s commitment to fostering strong family-school partnerships is truly commendable and plays a vital role in promoting student success. By prioritizing family

engagement, Caston is enriching the educational experience and strengthening the community as a whole.

Through the process, surveys were completed by students, staff and families. Survey results were shared with principals and a Family-Friendly Schools Self Evaluation Rubric was completed for each school.

Results from the self evaluation will be used in the planning process and goal setting for the 2024-25 school year.

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Gualtieri’s Bakery owner considers customers to be ‘family’

Deanna Gualtieri said she considers customers at her new business, Gualtieri’s Bakery, to be “family.”

“In the Italian culture, family is a big thing; so anybody that walks through that door, we consider them family,” she said.

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting for the bakery Friday, May 10. It’s located at 420 E. Ninth St., Rochester.

The bakery had a soft opening April 20, with a regular opening April 23.

The business references Deanna’s husband Chris’ Italian heritage by selling pasta, pasta sauce, candies and chocolates from Italy in addition to baked goods.

The latter include sourdough bread, cookies, cannolis, cakes and croissants. Customers may stop in from 6 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Deanna said orders are also accepted.

“We do special order cakes and cupcakes and cookie orders,” she said. “I have a girl who does all of our custom orders ... and then

I help out with that.”

Deanna said Chris’ sister got her baking bread, and “it’s kind of ... our little bond that we have.”

“It’s fun and it’s exciting to watch three ingredients turn into something that’s delicious,” said Deanna.

Chris and the couple’s son help at the bakery, with Deanna also having three employees.

She’s been baking for quite some time at her home “as a side hustle.” It was a job change last year, which finally got her to open her own bakery.

Deanna said she was grateful for the community support for the bakery so far and noted she wanted to provide a welcoming atmosphere.

“Once they are a customer of ours, they belong here, so we want to make everybody feel very welcome,” she said. “We never want to sell anything that’s not acceptable, but making somebody feel comfortable comes first. Because if you walk into a place, it doesn’t matter how good the product is. If you don’t feel comfortable walking in, you’re not going to come back, so we want to make sure everybody has that comfort level with us.”

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Baldwin, Fishburn, Geier take GOP at-large council spots

Eight Fulton County voters have helped pick the Republican running for county auditor in the fall.

Current Fulton County Treasurer Kathy (Easterday) Adamson beat current Fulton County Councilwoman Lorie Hurst by that mere number of votes in Tuesday, May 7’s primary race. Adamson got 1,069 votes to Hurst’s 1,061.

In the county’s council at-large race, newcomers Barry Baldwin and Patty Geier will join incumbent Steve Fishburn in taking the three Republican spots on the November ballot. Baldwin got the most votes, 1,381, with Fishburn getting 1,326 and Geier 1,161. Also running was Matthew Finke, who received 1,044 votes.

Adamson noted Wednesday, May 8, that “It feels great to win.” She added she knew the auditor’s race “would be close.”

Adamson said she has a number of goals for the auditor’s office if she ultimately takes the role, but wants to wait to see if she either wins or has no challenger for the regular fall election to share them.

She thanked voters “for their support. It means the world,” said Adamson.

Baldwin said Wednesday he was “very excited” about winning. “It’s a good opportunity to give something back,” he said of potentially serving on the council if he won also in the fall. “I’m looking forward to getting started.”

Fishburn said Wednesday he was

grateful for “everybody’s support.”

“Our biggest priority is getting a county-wide ambulance service,” he said of a current goal for county council.

Geier said Wednesday “It feels good” to win. “Thank you to everyone who supported me,” she said.

“I’m just excited for the fall and excited to (potentially) get in.”

Other Races, Results

In a smaller contested race Tuesday, Megihann Leininger won over Monica Clennon for the Newcastle area Republican precinct committeeman, by 105 votes to Clennon’s 44.

Winners of the Republican state delegate at-large race were Christopher Sailors, with 1,266 votes; David Sommers, with 1,049; Mike Canada, with 1,018; John Geier, with 991; Amy Roe, with 989; Gail Karas, with 968; and Kasey Hensley, with 945.

The overall turnout for registered voters Tuesday was 19.09%.

Full primary results for the

county are below.

Republican Presidential Nominee

Nikki Haley, 478.

Donald Trump, 1,689.

Democratic Presidential Nominee

Joe Biden, 216.

U.S. Senator, Republican Nominee

Jim Banks, 1,911.

U.S. Senator, Democratic Nominee

Marc Carmichael, 75.

Valerie McCray, 152.

Governor, Republican Nominee

Mike Braun, 925.

Brad Chambers, 400.

Suzanne Crouch, 466.

Eric Doden, 202.

Curtis Hill, 96.

Jamie Reitenour, 108.

Governor, Democratic Nominee

Jennifer McCormick, 223.

U.S. 2nd District Representative, Republican Nominee

Rudy Yakym, 1,944.

U.S. 2nd District Representative, Democratic Nominee

Lori Camp, 224.

State Senator District 18, Republican Nominee

Stacey Donato, 1,932.

State Representative District 17, Republican Nominee

Jack Jordan, 1,890.

Fulton Superior Court Judge, Republican Nominee

Gregory Heller, 1,999.

Fulton County Auditor, Republican Nominee

Kathy (Easterday) Adamson, 1,069.

Lorie Hurst, 1,061.

Fulton County Treasurer, Republican Nominee

Jennifer Utter, 1,964.

Fulton County Coroner, Republican Nominee

Jon Good, 1,986.

Fulton County Commissioner District 1, Republican Nominee

David Sommers, 1,851.

Fulton County Commissioner District 3, Republican Nominee

Rick Ranstead, 1,862.

Fulton County Council At-Large, Republican Nominees, Three Seats

Barry Baldwin, 1,381.

Matthew Finke, 1,044.

Steve Fishburn, 1,326.

Patty Geier, 1,161.

Republican Precinct Committeeman (Newcastle area)

Monica Clennon, 44.

Megihann Leininger, 105.

Republican State Convention Delegates, At-Large, Seven Spots

Mike Canada, 1,018.

LeeAnn Eizinger, 944.

Brian Fitzwater, 856.

John Geier, 991.

Kasey Hensley, 945.

Gail Karas, 968.

Carrie Ranstead, 882.

Richard Ranstead, 885.

Amy Roe, 989.

Christopher Sailors, 1,266.

David Sommers, 1,049.

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