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Stockton’s new school superintendent is Tiger Ready

Stockton’s new superintendent, Sarah Armstrong, will officially begin her new position on Friday, July 1st. Armstrong is excited to be introduced to you as the new Superintendent of Schools for the Stockton School District. “I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve our students, staff…
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Kansas teen hospitalized after crash with semi's trailer

PHILLIPS COUNTY—A Kansas teen was injured in an accident just before 7:30a.m. Tuesday in Phillips County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2007 Jeep Compass driven by Kyla Leighanne Kenney, 17, Phillipsburg, was southbound on U.S. 183 three miles north of Phillipsburg. The Jeep crossed center line and struck...
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Stockton hires new business teacher

Kyle Hull was contracted as Stockton’s new business teacher for the 2022-2023 school year at the special school board meeting held on Monday, June 27th. He will also serve as the coathletic director, taking over Marcia Hrabe’s position upon her resignation. Also hired in supplemental positions for…

Tiger Sharks host swim meet

Body The Stockton Tiger Sharks continued their busy swim schedule and this past Saturday, the Sharks found themselves at home. They hosted the swim meet to Philipsburg, Kensington, Norton, and WaKeeney. The Sharks had 36 swimmers compete in 141 events, and again, the Sharks made a great showing. The next...

What Stocktonites Were Doing 98 Years Ago

Body The time for the annual Fair of Rooks County is close at hand. The officers are working hard to make this year’s Fair eclipse any former meeting of the Fair. The free acts have been contracted besides a number of other entertaining features. There will be no airplane flying and stunt work, also there will be no auto races. These features are not becoming of interest to fair patrons as in past years and the officers decided it best to bring other entertainment in place of these. Other changes of note will be found in the departments of poultry, grain and floral. The Rooks County Fair is the oldest in this part of the state, and its directors say that they hope to make the 1924 event the best ever held.

Sentinel closed on Mon., July 4th

Body The Stockton Sentinel will be closed Monday, July 4th. Please note that our deadline for the July 7th issue is this Friday, July 1st at noon. Thank you for your cooperation, and have a fun and safe Fourth of July!

Looking Back

Oil valuations for 2008 were up nearly $17.9 million from the year before, a 46% increase. The 2008 wheat harvest was running behind due to the devastating storms of a couple weeks earlier. Jimmy Jackson brought in the first load of test wheat to the Farmers Union Elevator in Stockton on Monday,…

Area Harvest update

As of Monday, June 27th the Stockton Farmers Union Elevator has taken in 55,000 bushels of wheat. The Woodston Coop has taken in 35,000 bushels with Jerry McReynolds bringing in the first load of wheat for this harvest. With less than 10% of the harvest in the books, the test weights have been…

Celebration of Life held for Gary L. Elder

Body On June 18, and what would have been his 74th birthday, family and friends gathered at the Ash Rock Cemetery in Woodston, Kansas to celebrate the life of Gary L. Elder. Gary was the son of Cleo and Pauline Elder, who resided in Stockton for several years. The church property had been donated by Gary’s great-grandfather Arnold A. Elder. Arnold and his family settled in Rooks County in 1877. Records indicate the first service at the Ash Rock Church was conducted in March, 1883.

Thomas “Tom” K. Hull

Former Woodston resident Thomas “Tom” K. Hull, 79, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Downs. Visitation will be Friday, July 8, 2022, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home in Stockton. Funeral Services will be Saturday, July 9, at 10:00 a.m., at the Stockton United...

Sharks travel to WaKeeney for swim meet

The Stockton Tiger Sharks continued to navigate through their regular season schedule as they traveled to WaKeeney on Saturday, June 18th. According to Tiger Sharks Swim Coach Daphne Plumer, “Many of the swimmers were trying events they have never swam before and swimming extra events this week.” …

“Names on the Wall” taking a short hiatus

The “Names On The Wall” articles that are featured in the Stockton Sentinel will be on hiatus for the month of July while writer Susan D. McFarland is on vacation. The plan is to start the series up again some time in August.

Shae Yohon

Shae Yohon at Stockton Swim Meet Sat., June 25th. Premium Content is available to subscribers only. Please login here to access content or go here to purchase a subscription.

The Sunflower Shed holds Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

THE SUNFLOWER SHED held its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, June 14th during the Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce meeting. Pictured are (from left, front row): Jayne Prockish, Jim Prockish, Jonah Dohm; (second row) Chamber director Ravin States Leake, Mike Haines, Denise Murchie,…

City of Stockton regular meeting minutes dated June 7th

(The following article is taken from the approved minutes of the June 7th City of Stockton Commission regular meeting.) The first regular meeting of the month was called to order at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 by Mayor Reesa Brown with the following commissioners being present: Jesica…

Birth—Kohen Scott Strutt

Body Lucy Strutt is happy to share the news that she’s now a big sister. Her baby brother, Kohen Scott Strutt was born on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the Rooks County Health Center in Plainville to her parents, Kyle and Sierra Strutt of Woodston. He arrived at 12:46 a.m., weighing 7.7 pounds and measuring 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Sheldon and Reesa Brown of Stockton. Paternal grandparents are Kendall and Christine Strutt of Belleville.

Unique art projects coming soon to a bare wall near you!

Body Just when you think nothing much is going on in Stockton, a couple of art projects in the works will soon begin to brighten up the town! A large Mural and a Barn Quilt Wall are two projects planned by the RoCo Arts Council, Inc. that you will want to be watching for.

90th Birthday Celebration

Body THE FAMILY OF JOAN BALDERSTON gathered at her home in Stockton on Saturday, June 4, to celebrate her 90th birthday, which was June 6. Those able to attend were, from left: Nicole Balderston, Andrea Niermeier, Millie Niermeier, J.D. Niermeier, Adline Niermeier, Bow (the rooster), Joan Balderston, Andy Niermeier, Ally Balderston, Deb Niermeier, Austen Niermeier, Kathy Balderston, Bill Balderston, Becky Balderston and Roger Young. Besides enjoying good food and conversation, everyone painted individual quilt squares which will be used in a memory quilt for Joan. A Mexican Train Dominoes Tournament was also part of the celebration with Joan’s granddaughter, Allison, the winner. (Courtesy photos)

Sharks on the road once again to Phillipsburg

The Stockton Tiger Sharks Swim Team was on the road again—this time to Phillipsburg, where they competed in their second meet of the season on Saturday, Jun 11th. Stockton was well represented once again— this time with 35 swimmers competing in 111 events. Once the water was calm, the Sharks came…