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Debbie Wallace

Debbie Wallace, age 52, Plainville, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., at the United Methodist Church, 1002 S. Madison, Plainville, KS 67663. Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home in Plainville is in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will...
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Debbie Ann (Sander) Wallace

Body Debbie Ann (Sander) Wallace, Plainville, passed away on June 22, 2022, in Hays, Kansas at the young age of 52 after her battle with cancer. She was born to Delbert and Rita (Baxter) Sander on October 22, 1969, in Plainville, Kansas. She was blessed with three children: Deven, Dylan, and Dayton.
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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.

Plainville High School’s top students persevered

PLAINVILLE — Plainville High School valedictorian Daniel Sozanski is fascinated by numbers. So, as a freshman, he started delving into the world of economics. “I knew I wanted to do something in business and math,” said Sozanski, who is headed to Princeton in the fall. “When I studied it (economics), it hit me, and I knew I wanted to do it.”

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)

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.

Looking Back

During the summer of 2006, children in Stockton were asked to take pictures and make suggestions as to what they would like to improve or see added to their town. That was how the Children’s Advisory Committee was formed. Throughout that summer Stockton got a fresh view of the town as seen through…

Yesteryear Picture

J. R. RUSS, JR. (center) and Chuck Williams (right) were inducted into the Stockton Rotary Club in 1994. President Marvin McReynolds is also pictured presenting club caps to the new members.

61-Year Class Reunion for the SHS Class of 1961

The Stockton High School Class of 1961 met over the weekend in Stockton and celebrated their 61-Year Class Reunion. Some of the members of the class enjoyed visiting and watching the cars cruise on Friday night. On Saturday, several attended the car show, had lunch together and visited during the…

2022 Wheat harvest has begun

The area wheat harvest has begun with Mike and Glenda Jirak bringing in the first load of wheat to Stockton’s Farmers Union Elevator on Monday, June 20th. Moisture content was dry. Manager Deb Miller stated, “The farmers are just getting out in the fields, so no reports of test weights and…

SHS Cheer team does well at camp

The Stockton High School Cheer Team recently attended UCA Cheer Camp at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina and the girls brought home several awards. “It was amazing how much the squad came together and gained confidence. It was a lot of hard work, but they did not miss a beat,” stated cheer…

SNB gives back to the community in a big way!

Solutions North Bank has been part of the Stockton community for decades and always finds fun and creative ways to give back to the communities they serve and love. So on Friday morning, June 17th, with the price of everything skyrocketing, especially gas, SNB surprised the people at the pumps at…

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…

Cassandra “Cassie” Jo Hill

Body Cassandra “Cassie” Jo Hill, age 59, Stockton, passed away on June 13, 2022, at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. She was born on July 20, 1962, in Smith Center, Kansas to Carrol and Deanna (Anderson) McQueen. She was united in marriage to Marty Hill and the couple adopted JoLee at birth in 2010; they later divorced.

What Stocktonites Were Doing 98 Years Ago

Body Last Thursday night the store of the Damar Mercantile Company was again robbed. This time the thieves gained entrance by prying off the lock n the back door. The safe was broken into and about $40.00 in cash taken. No merchandise was molested, according to reports. The store is owned by a young man named Pugh and his losses, having three in the past year, come heavily upon him.

First Christian Church of Plainville

One of the hardest questions to answer as a Christian may very well be, “Why does God allow bad things to happen?” Pastor Brian had us look at John 11 this week to provide some scriptural background on how to answer this question or to better understand when we are going through hard times…

183 Lanes Summer Dining and Kitchen Hours announced

Body 183 Lanes in Stockton has closed down the lanes for the summer with “No Bowling” from Monday, June 13th through Thursday August 25th, with the leagues to start up again on Tuesday, September 6th. Please note there are some changes to the Summer Dining and Kitchen Hours....