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56 Years Ago

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* And So They Say: Whitey Smee: “Anyone can cuss, but it takes brains to think.” Rae Hageman: “Whenever it doesn’t rain for a week or two, I’m sure it will never rain again.” Bud McComb: “I don’t think I helped the rodeo parade at Plainville any, but my four grandchildren who rode in it sure did.”

* Word had been received from the New York Office of the American Field Service that Stockton’s foreign exchange student for the 1964-65 school year was to be a girl from Holland named Johanna Venekamp.

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What Stocktonites Were Doing 98 Years Ago

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M. Jepson, just east of town, harvested last week a pretty fair crop of oats from a field of 35 acres on which last fall he had sown wheat. Last year the field had produced oats and enough had rattled out to make a good even stand. In the fall Mr. Jepson sowed wheat, which because of dry weather, did not germinate, or rather the oats got there first and took the ground. The old scriptural phrase: “Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap,” finds its exception in Kansas where the unexpected always happens.
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Looking Back

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The names of suspects charged in the burglary at Home Cookin’ were made public. Brett Kreutzer and Nicholas Nix, both 18, both of Stockton, had been charged with identical counts of Burglary, Conspiracy, Theft and Criminal Damage To Property. The charges allege the young men broke the window glass in the east, rear door of Home Cookin’ and took the money bag and money from the cash register, with a value of less than $1,000. Kreutzer had been an employee of the restaurant. A robbery occurred at Midwest Motel June 30th, between 12:30 and 1:00 a.m. Unknown person or persons entered the office through an unlocked door and took cash from the register. No suspects had been arrested, and an investigation was ongoing.
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WHAT STOCKTONITES WERE DOING 98 YEARS AGO

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Last Saturday morning at two o’clock people living near the culvert bridge on east Main Street were aroused from their slumbers by a tremendous crash and then all was silent. In the morning a small Dixie flyer car badly demolished was astride the cement guard at the side of the roadway No mangled forms of victims were to be found in the neighborhood, nor did the owner of the car appear to tell how it happened and all sorts of speculations were made as to how it got there and how badly the driver was hurt. At ten o’clock Ralph Hickerson of Osborne, showed up and said it was his car. He had hit the side of the bridge in the dark and was thrown out in the ditch, but was not hurt. He got up, went to bed and had a good sleep before investigating as to the injuries of the car.
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A RIBBON-CUTTING

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A RIBBON-CUTTING was held for Rockin’ K Shoe Repair in the early summer of 1997. On hand for the occasion was (from left): Joanni Grover, Elaine Davenport, John Forshee, Kevin States (owner of Rockin’ K), city manager Gary Hobbie, Lee Phelps, Lanny Hanks, Margaret Welker, Ruth Phelps, Roma Smith and Sandi Rogers.
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56 Years Ago

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* And So They Say: John Towns: “Watch out what you say now that the Office Cat is home again.” Don Peebles: “If a person has nothing else to be glad for, he can be thankful he is still able to work.” Butch Marshall (age 7): “Well, I know this is Sunday morning because the wind blows every Sunday.” Ruth Phelps (at Girl Scout Day Camp when her notebook pages blew away): “There go my brains!” Leighton Marshall: “Rooks County is known to have deer, bobcats and bear, but I also found two buffalo while appraising in Fairview Township.”
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Wanted: Pictures For "Yesteryear" Page

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The Stockton Sentinel is always looking for pictures for our “Yesteryear” page. If you have a picture that you’d be willing to share with our readers (preferably at least 20 years old), send it to Stockton Sentinel, P.O. Box 521, Stockton, KS 67669, e-mail it to: stkpaper@ruraltel.net or bring it in to our office and we’ll be sure you get it back.