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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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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…

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.

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...

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!

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...

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…

“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.

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,…

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.

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.” …

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…

USDA designates 2 Kansas counties as disaster areas

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated two northwest Kansas counties as disaster areas due to drought. The counties are Norton and Phillips. The USDA says the counties suffered from severe drought for eight or more consecutive weeks. The natural disaster designation allows the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend […]

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)

Both Commodity Distributions set for Monday, June 27th

There will be a government surplus commodities distribution on Monday, June 27th for those in the Stockton and Plainville areas. In Stockton, the distribution will be held on Monday, June 27th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the VFW Hall. You are asked to please enter through the front door at 314 Main…

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.

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…