Stockton Sentinel 08 17 2017 E Edition Page 1A

Head on down to the Rooks County Free Fair going on this week to enjoy the many food concessions, music, motor- cycle and car races, 4-H and Open Class exhibits, livestock, demo derby and vendors, as well as take in a few rides provided by the Wagner Carnival on the midway from Tuesday night through Saturday night. Grandstand activities for the remain- der of the week start offwith the last evening of motorcycle races on Tuesday evening staring at 7:30 p.m. The FREE FAMILY NIGHT on Wednesday evening will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with Knockerball of Hays and Force 1 Laser Tag in the infield. The stage show will feature Martika, a national variety entertainer. This one-woman stunt act will start at 7:30 p.m. On Thursday and Friday evenings there will be stock car races on the historic half-mile track. The races will begin at 7:00 p.m. each night. Then the annual demolition Derby will wrap up the week of Fair with a bang on Saturday night with the action to begin at 6:30 p.m. (The grandstand will open its gates for the races and derby at 5:00 p.m.) Also on Tuesday evening under the Solutions North Bank Pavilion, will be DJ Willy Will spinning tunes for the crowd. On Wednesday, Bingo will be held under the Solutions North Bank Pavilion between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. fol- lowed by the FREE Watermelon Feed at 4:00 p.m. The Youth Pet Parade at the Sutor-Blauer Arena will be held at 5:30 p.m. And Kill Creek Rising will perform under the Pavilion that evening. The Ugly Cake Contest will be held on Thursday in the Open Class Building at 2:30 p.m. with Red Line Velocity taking Coming To You From The Heartland Of America Serving Rooks County Since 1989 INCREDIBLE PETS INSIDE: THURSDAY WEDNESDAY Life is better with a helping paw! NOTICE: Profile is assured for SUBSCRIBER PAPERS ONLY! Cheesy stuffed burgers Ways to ease aches & pains Avoid email viruses Cool & crunchy fruit parfait One section Fourteen pages Two supplements Scattered t-storms with winds from the SSE at 8 m.p.h. High: 90; Low: 74. Partly cloudy with winds from the NW at 5 m.p.h. High: 89; Low: 73. Notice to Readers: The deadline for submitting news and ads for next week's edition of the Sen- tinel is Monday at noon. Your cooperation is ap- preciated. REMINDER THURSDAY REACHING US AUGUST 17, 2017 Volume 29, No. 29 AMERICAN PROFILE THIS WEEK'S ISSUE PER COPY 75 Sentinel Stockton Briefly Call (785) 425-6354, FAX (785)425-7292, e-mail: stkpaper@ruraltel.net, stop by 414 Main, or mail to P.O. Box 521, Stockton, KS 67669 Web: stock- tonsentinel.com INSIDE THE SENTINEL And So They Say ...................... 6A Births .............................................. Business Directory .................... 4A Cards of Thanks .......................12A Card Showers ................................. Classifieds ................................. 3A Court News ............................... 4A Deaths ....................................... 5A Hospital Notes ................................ Kansas Klips ............................12A Letters To The Editor ................. 2A Markets...................................... 4A Nova Newsreel .........................12A Public Notices ...............7A, 9A-11A Readers Write ............................ 7A School Lunch Menu ....................... Sports ............................................. Weather ..................................... 4A Woodston News .......................12A Yesteryear ................................. 8A SUPPLEMENTS THIS WEEK: Mr. K's Foodtown in Plainville SEE FAIR, 14A See the pictures in full color with an online subscription Sentinel closed in afternoons for Fair Week As we do every year, the Stock- ton Sentinel will close Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons during Fair Week. We will still be open from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday and Friday. Enjoy The Fair! Stockton August PRIDE winners announced Stockton PRIDE has announced the winners for the month of August. They are Erin Miller for Residence of the Month (818 Main Street), and Auto Wash owners Don and Laura Moffet for Business of the Month (South Cedar Street). Con- gratulations to the winners! Nova Theatre closed during Fair Week The historic Nova Theatre in Stockton is closed this weekend, Friday, August 18th, Saturday, Au- gust 19th, and Sunday, August 20th, so everyone can enjoy the Rooks County Free Fair. And remember that the Nova Theatre will return to its fall movie schedule the weekend of September 1st through 3rd. Movie times will re- vert back to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, and 2:30 p.m. for Sunday matinees. See you at the movies! No County News for this week The Rooks County Commission minutes for August 14th will be printed in next week's edition, due to the early printing of the Stockton Sentinel. Solar Eclipse Camp this Monday, August 21st Just a reminder that Stockton USD 271 will be hosting a Solar Eclipse Camp in the Stockton Grade School from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Mon- day, August 21st. Everyone is welcome to attend. All participants will receive a pair of approved eclipse glasses to view the eclipse! (Look for the ad in this week's edi- tion.) It's Fair Week in Rooks County! See you there! By VIRGI LASKA Stockton Sentinel Aaron Hahn completes Eagle Scout project By VIRGI LASKA Stockton Sentinel One of nature's grandest spectacles is set to occur in the sky on Monday, Au- gust 21, and even though Stockton is not in "the path of total- ity," we will still be getting dark in the midday, and the only thing that could mess it up now is a cloudy sky. It has been 99 years since a coast-to-coast solar eclipse was last seen in the U.S. The next total solar eclipse won't occur until 2019, but you Are you ready for the Great American Eclipse? Let's hope Monday is not a cloudy day! By NANCY BECKER Stockton Sentinel will have to be in Argentina or Chile to experience it. If you're around on August 12, 2045, a solar eclipse will trav- el nearly parallel to this one, only it will clip the southwest corner of Kansas, while this one will pass over the northeast corner of the state. Here in Stockton, the first phase of the solar eclipse Monday will begin at 11:32:43. The coverage for our location will be approxi- mately 97% and will max out SEE ECLIPSE, 5A By VIRGI LASKA Stockton Sentinel Aaron Hahn loves to go trout and bass fishing when- ever he has the time. It is that love for the outdoor sport that gave him an idea for his Eagle Scout project. Aaron said whenever he goes fish- ing he always sees old fishing lines scattered around the grounds at Webster State Park. So he came up with a project that would benefit the community, a require- ment for his Eagle Scout project, as well as a way to recycle the monofilament fishing line. Once collected, the lines can be sent away and made into plastic pellets, which are then used to make tackle boxes, reels and other fishing equipment. After his project idea was approved, Aaron approached Webster State Park Manager Zach Kesler about his idea for recycling the discarded fishing lines. Kesler was very interested in the project and told Aaron he would love to have the containers out at the lake. Kesler and Aaron scout- ed out five areas for the recy- cling containers at the stilling basin, Goose Landing, Eagles Nest, and two at Rock Point. The containers are three feet tall and are easily accessible so that anyone who goes fish- ing can drop offtheir lines in the recycling bins, instead of throwing them in the water or on the ground. While researching the project and getting ideas on- line about how to make the recycling containers, Hahn came up with his own design SEE EAGLE SCOUT, 13A Stockton selected as one of seven "redesign schools" It was recently announced at the Kansas State Board of Education meeting in Topeka that Stockton USD 271 has been selected as one of the seven school districts in a year-long project to redesign Kansas schools for the future. Kansas Education Com- missioner Randy Watson referred to the project as Kan- sas' "moonshot," echoing the theme of the project. Each of the seven schools is named for America's first astronauts, the crew of the Mercury 7. Stock- ton is named for Deke Slayton, who served as NASA's director of flight crew operations, and flew in space in 1975 at the age of 51. Watson stated, "We are get- ting ready to do something we don't know of any other state having done. We are going to deconstruct the traditional school system and build what Kansans believe best meets the needs of today's stu- dents-choice. And, we are doing all of this with existing resources, no new buildings and the same educators." The schools will design one elementary and one SEE SCHOOL, 13A THE RANCH RODEO, which opens the Rooks County Free Fair each August, features talented four-man teams from all over the area and their equally talented mounts. Pictured is the Diamond K Ranch team from Nebraska, competing in the Double Muggin' vent. Diamond K placed 4th in Branding and 4th in Trailer Loading. The Bar-K-Bar team won overall.

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