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Never Forget

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IN SPITE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND BAD WEATHER, a few members of the VFW Post 8873 Ladies Auxiliary posted the colors on the Avenue of Flags and at the memorial at Stockton City Cemetery Monday, May 25th. Ladies Auxiliary President, Debbie Schellinger, presented the wreaths of emblems of eternity to immortalize the brave deeds of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines, who have given their lives on land, on sea and in the air. (Photo Courtesy of Debra Niermeier)
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Main Street Beautification Project discussed at City meeting

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At the Stockton City Commission meeting, held on Tuesday, March 17th, Stockton Chamber Director Jayne Prockish met with the commissioners to present suggestions for the Main Street Beautification Project. A committee comprised of Jayne Prockish, Sally Lowry, Julie Kriley, Julie Hahn and Denae Odle has been working on plans for the three business blocks of Main Street. A grant will be applied for to help with the cost to install planters at various locations on the sidewalks now that the trees have been removed. The use of native grasses, shrubs and perennial flowers will be incorporated. The committee will visit with the business owners as they move forward with the plans. The commissioners noted that they will approve matching funds for the project as discussed.
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PRIDE lining up PRIDE Day projects and Chamber finalizing events for the annual Peony Festival

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The Stockton PRIDE organization met on Tuesday, March 10th in the Chamber Office during the noon hour. After President Amber Muir opened the meeting, and Chelsey Peterson read the February regular minutes for approval, the focus was on the Committee Reports.
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Six Rooks County students win Hansen Scholarships

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The Dane G. Hansen Foundation of Logan, Kansas has named 272 high school seniors from 59 Northwest Kansas schools as winners in its 45th annual scholarship competition. In addition, twenty scholarships have been awarded to Kansas Community or Technical College Transfer students who are planning to continue their education at a Kansas fouryear college or university. The list includes six from Rooks County.