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EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Schnabeltier was named the Emerging Business of the Year at the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce gala Saturday. From left – Chamber Executive Director Jillian Kreamer, presenter Karen McLean, Kori Pugh, Haley Lehman and Glenn Goss.

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Dennis Eller, left, a Rock Steady Boxing participant, drills with instructor Amy Rentschler Thursday at the Fulton County Wellness Center. There’s a 2-4 p.m. Sunday Rock Steady open house at the center to note Parkinson’s Awareness Month and explain the program to patients and their caregivers. Rock Steady Boxing is an exercise program designed to improve the ability of individuals with Parkinson’s disease so they can live independent lives. Sessions are 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Rochester firefighter Brandon Cody, left, watches as Rochester firefighter TJ Dubois demonstrates a battery-operated spreader recently purchased for the fire department. The department also purchased a battery-powered cutter. The extrication tools are commonly known as the Jaws of Life.
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READINESS CHAMPION Rochester High School graduate Chris Duzenbery, center at the podium, is honored, by proclamation, at the April 8 meeting of the City-County Council of Indianapolis and Marion County as the 2019 Indiana ACT K-12 College and Career Readiness Champion. She is the director of college and career readiness for the MSD of Decatur Township, Plainfield. Her parents are Dot and David Smook, Rochester, and Don Duzenbery, Plymouth.

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Steven Shankster, left, and Corey Spangle, right, hold a downspout drain while Micah Cripe uses a sledgehammer to pound the piping into place on the west side of the Fulton County Courthouse Monday. The downspout drains are being moved away from the steps to keep water away from them once replaced.

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Rochester, Caston and Tippecanoe Valley schools participated in the 2019 Psi Iota Xi street banner contest. Among the students whose banners were picked as finalists are, from left: Front – E’Lynn Birge, Natalie Long, Audrey Ault, Jacob Miller; middle – Aiden Wilson, Mercedes Herrera, Nahissa Rivas, Jadyn Field; back – Kennedy Kohler, Dylan Steininger, Alson Porticos and Tessa Brooks. They were honored Wednesday at Rochester High School. Their banners will hang in downtown Rochester this summer.
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These CHS seniors earned the top marks in the last grading period, which puts them in the running to be named Sentinel Scholars.

From left: Front – Brock Buczkowski, Brianna Calfee, Katrina Frye, Isabel Newcom, McKenzie Paschen; back – HannahMarie Siders, Cydnie Smith, Haven Vorhees, Ally Wiese. Not pictured: Mackenzi McClory.

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Rochester Lions Club treasurer John Roberts, left, conveys a $200 gift to Riddle Elementary School Principal Luke Biernacki for the school’s One School, One Book reading program. Zebbie Jr. looks on.

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These Rochester High School students earned the top marks in the last grading period, which puts them in the running to be named Sentinel Scholars. Each spring the 10 graduating seniors with the highest cumulative GPAs are given the distinction of being Sentinel Scholars.

SENIORS From left: Front – Kirsta Gardner, Carly Beehler, Grace Daake, Jerry Plummer, Jacob Bowman; back – Sarah Rohr, Adriann Shepherd, Gabriella Goss, Adam Brown, Lillian Scott and Isaac Smith.

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Fulton County Highway Department employee Anthony Rudd on Tuesday shovels hot asphalt mix from the back of a pickup truck driven by Steve Summers to make repairs to County Road 200 North, west of U.S. 31.

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State and county police said they found and confiscated these guns, pills, paraphernalia items, money and nearly a pound of methamphetamine when serving a search warrant at 781 Cottonwood Lane early Thursday. Two were arrested.

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Josh Barnes, National Signal Corp., Michigan, replaces the railroad crossing signal in the 400 block of East Ninth Street Tuesday. A vehicle driven by Annabel L. Bradley, 47, struck the railroad crossing signal shortly before 11 a.m. March 18.

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