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Say hello to Brooke Wiles, Stockton’s new English teacher

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Stockton’s new English teacher is Brooke Wiles, who will be teaching English at the high school level. Brooke hails from a small town in New Hampshire about an hour’s drive from Boston. She gradated high school from Goffstown in 2009, and received her degree in English and secondary education at Keene State with the class of 2014.
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Stockton Fire Department receives donation from Stockton Rodders, Inc.

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At the Stockton City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, August 4th, the commissioners met with Dean Kester with the Stockton Rodders, who was present for the session to present a check to the Stockton Fire Department in the amount of $3,238.44. Fire chief Jon Voss was there to accept the donation. Kester thanked the City for its continued support of the annual Swing Into Summer Cruise Night and Car Show. Next year, the car club will be making its annual donation to the Stockton EMS.
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Stockton’s David Rogers one of seven people killed when two planes collide in Alaska last week

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The Stockton community was shocked and saddenend last Friday to learn that one of its own was tragically killed after two small planes collided mid-air near the Soldotna Airport on the Kenal Peninsula in Alaska, killing all seven people aboard.
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RCFF Motorcycle Races...2020 Style

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EACH YEAR SINCE 1906 the 1/2 mile oval track at the fairgrounds in Stockton has been home to flat track motorcycle racing. With the cancellation of the 2020 Rooks County Free Fair motorcycle races which were scheduled to be held this week, the streak was in jeopardy. Therefore, this small group of Kansas riders did what they could to keep the consecutive racing streak alive by creating their own version of the races in Stockton on Saturday afternoon, August 1. Although the track conditions weren’t what the racers were accustomed to, the enthusiasm for the sport they love was unaffected by the pandemic, with each racer capturing a trophy in his respective class. Those enjoying an afternoon of fun were from left: Bud Posson, Norton, Dick Sherbondy, Stockton, Billy Smith, Norton and Hunter Townley, Lincoln
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Rooks County 4-H & FFA Fair set for next week

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With the hard decision the Fair Board made to cancel the commercial side of the Rooks County Free Fair due to COVID-19 this year, there is still some excitement for the 4-H and FFA boys and girls since there will be a 4-H and FFA Fair! This means their crafts, livestock, foods, arts, photography, etc. they worked so hard on throughout the year can still be judged.
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Meet The Candidates!

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With the primary election just around the corner on Tuesday, August 4th, the Stockton Sentinel sent out questionnaires to the candidates in contested races. Answering the questionnaires are incumbent Douglas (Doug) E. Bigge and Nolan Weiser for District Magistrate Judge, 23 District, Position 2; incumbent John J. Ruder and Ernest J. Hammerschmidt, Jr. for Rooks County Com missioner District 2; and incumbent Corky Hagan and Tim J. Berland for Rooks County Commissioner, District 3.
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Castles in the sand

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MANY FROM STOCKTON remember the snow sculptures Michael McShea and his brothers, Matt and Kit, made in the yard of their family home on the 400 Block of North Third Street while growing up. What some may not realize is Michael is just as talented when it comes to making sandcastles. Here Michael is pictured with his sons, Matias, left, and Beau being held by Michael. Michael enjoys spending time with his boys at The Country Club of Colorado in Colorado Springs and making sand sculptures for people to enjoy. See Page 10A of this issue for a look at his July 4th creation, which recently appeared on the website for the country club.
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Spreading good cheer

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DURING THIS COVID CRISIS, it is an especially hard time for those persons residing in nursing homes. Recently two friends, Nancy Dunning of Plainville and Cheryl Calvin of Stockton, were talking about ways they could help others in their local communities, and decided it would be nice to extend some good cheer to other community nursing homes, as well. On Monday and Tuesday of this week a small group got together at Sand Creek Mercantile to write to nursing home residents in the Stockton, Logan, Phillipsburg, Hill City, Alton, and Plainville facilities. More than 200 cards were individually handwritten by (from left) Marion Conyac, Nancy Dunning, Lorraine Baughman, Jane Cunningham, and Cheryl Calvin (not pictured). All the cards will be hand delivered to each of the nursing homes, for staff to distribute to each resident. (Courtesy Photo)