Stockton Sentinel 11 02 2017 E Edition Page 1A

Coming To You From The Heartland Of America Serving Rooks County Since 1989 INSIDE: THURSDAY WEDNESDAY Fire crews called out twice this week (Pg. 4A) DSNWK celebrates success- es at Awards Banquet (Pg. 6A) Honor rolls released for both high school and jr. high KDWP to stock more trout, more often this season (Pg. 9A) Commissioners approve 2018 employee insurance proposal Cold weather rule in effect One section Twelve pages Sunny with winds from the NNE at 16 m.p.h. High: 63; Low: 36. Partly cloudy with winds from the SSW at 12 m.p.h. High: 69; Low: 39. 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 NOVEMBER 2, 2017 Volume 29, No. 40 SENTINEL HEADLINES 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 .............9, 10, 11A Card Showers ................................. Classifieds ................................. 3A Court News ............................... 4A Deaths ....................................... 5A Hospital Notes ................................ Kansas Klips ............................. 7A Letters To The Editor ...................... Markets...................................... 4A Nova Newsreel .......................... 5A Public Notices ............................ 7A Readers Write ................................. School Lunch Menu .................. 6A Sports ........................................ 7A Weather ..................................... 4A Woodston News ........................ 6A Yesteryear ................................. 8A See the pictures in full color with an online subscription Prison work crews helping spruce up Rooks County Courthouse Rooks County Courthouse custodian Roque Garcia is working on his bucket list of projects he would like to have completed before the 100th anniversary of the stately, limestone build- ing, which was completed in 1923. Yes, it is a few years away, but now is the time to get started on the list, from painting to new carpeting. Garcia said he greatly ap- preciates the help he has been receiving from the Nor- ton Correctional Facility East moved all of the office equip- ment and shelves from the appraiser's office as well as the economic development office, into the courthouse hallway so both rooms could be repainted and new carpet- ing installed. Then in early 2013, the work crews cleared out the county attorney's office so it could be repainted and new carpet installed. The Exten- sion offices were repainted later that same year during the Rooks County Fair week. There were many proj- Winter Shopping Extravaganza November 4th in Plainville A Winter Shopping Extrav- aganza has been scheduled for Saturday, November 4th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Plainville Cardinal Gym, 203 SE Cardinal Ave. in Plainville. Come out and support local businesses presenting their wares! Work on your gift list, find some great deals, and have a bite to eat at the lunch stand. So far, over 50 vendors will be attending! (See the ad in this issue for details) On average, families have less than three minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire. Working smoke alarms pro- vide the early warn- ing and critical extra seconds needed to escape and cut the risk of dying in home fire structures in half. When you set your clock back on November 5th, use the extra hour to make a life-saving change in your household-change and test the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide Change your clock, change your battery detectors-and remind your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. This simple act takes just a mo- ment, but it is the best defense your family has against the devastating effects of a home fire. This reminder to Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery comes from En- ergizer, your local fire department and the In- ternational Association of Fire Chiefs. Kyle Hull's love of the Chiefs and writing is opening up doors By VIRGI LASKA Stockton Sentinel The Chiefs' beat writer, Terez Paylor, who writes for the Kansas City Star, and is "the guy" when it comes to Chiefs football media, is the guy Kyle Hull hopes to be one day. And from "the writing on the wall" on Kyle's Twitter fan page that hope and dream may become a reality someday. Kyle, a 2017 Stockton High School graduate who is now attending Fort Hays State University, said his writ- ing career sparked due to him being a lifelong Kansas City Chiefs fan. Kyle said he often found himself talk- ing about the Chiefs to such a degree that it might have become annoying to some. So he took his love for his team elsewhere and created a fan page (Chiefs Daily, @ KC_Chiefs101) on Twitter for the fun of it. It slowly became a successful page and is near- ing 1K followers at this point in time. It was during one of his daily checkups on his page this summer, that he received a direct message from a site known as Last Word On Pro Football (LWOPF), asking if he had any interest in writing for the Kansas City Chiefs on their website. Kyle said, "Be- fore I even processed what they asked, I had already said yes as this has been a dream of mine for a long time." SEE KYLE HULL, 9A By VIRGI LASKA Stockton Sentinel Unit in Stockton so that these projects are getting checked offhis list. The manpower provided for clearing out the rooms and moving all of the desks, file cabinets, shelves, record books, etc. into the hallways during the updates has been wonderful. And it keeps the cost down since the work crews also do a lot of the prep work, such as repairing the walls, sanding and taping before they do the painting. They also get the floors ready for all of the new carpet instal- lation. The work began in July of 2011, when the first work crew SEE COURTHOUSE, 5A Tuesday, November 7th-Get Out & Vote! General Election takes place next Tuesday, Nov. 7 By DEB DIX Stockton Sentinel Bring your photo ID Next Tuesday, November 7th is Election Day and all registered voters should exercise their RIGHT to vote! Up for election are candidates for city councils and school boards throughout the county, as well as the Phillips/Rooks Extension District No. 5. Legal notices for the election were published recently in the Sentinel list- ing all the candidates. There are no contested races here in Stockton. In the rest of the county, there is a race for Mayor of Plainville between Bret Greenwood and Quentin Meyers. On the city council, James Balthazor, Alan Dinkel and Ryan Weltmer are vy- ing for two open seats. In the City of Damar, four candi- dates are competing for three seats on the city council. They are: Kyle Benoit, Matt Benoit, Shay Simoneau and Rusty Wells. Write-in candidates will play a role in the election as some open seats have no candidates to fill them. Randy Riffel has announced he's a write-in for USD 271 school board. A special question will be on the bal- lot for the City of Palco voters, as they will decide whether to raise their sales tax by 1%, to finance street mainte- Sand Creek Mercantile Open House this Sunday Sand Creek Mercan- tile, located at 316 Main in Stockton, will be hosting an Open House on Sun- day, November 5th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be fall sales and more, as well as an early peek at new Christmas items. Light refreshments will be served and a chance at some door prizes! See you there! (Look for the ad in this week's edition on Page 8A.) Area fall harvest update As of Monday, the Stock- ton Farmers Union Elevator has taken in 53,000 bushels of corn, 86,000 bushels of soy- beans and 288,000 bushels of milo. The Woodston Coop has taken in 89,000 bushels of corn, 67,000 bushels of soybeans and 172,000 bushels of milo. According to elevator manager Deb Clark, the corn is at 130% of last year's crop and 75% of a five-year average; soybeans is at 54% of last year's crop and 90% of a five-year average; and milo is at 46% of last year's crop and 75% of a five-year average. Lord's Acre Soup Supper and Auction set for Wednesday The Stockton United Methodist Church Lord's Acre Soup Supper and Auc- tion is set for Wednesday, November 1st. The Soup Supper will begin at 5:30 p.m. On the menu are chili, chicken noodle and oyster soups, sandwiches, pies and beverages. The Auction will start at 6:30 p.m. Please join the Church for an evening of food and fun! (Look for the ad in this week's edition on Page 9A.) Nova Theatre holding its annual fundraiser SEE NOVA, 2A By VIRGI LASKA Stockton Sentinel Stockton's historic Nova Theatre is holding its annual fundraiser! The monies the facility receives every year from its movie patrons go toward paying down the debt on the building, purchasing equipment as needed, and making repairs when neces- sary. Last year, the fundrais- ing money also went toward the purchase of the new outside LED marquee. This year some of the funds will be used to help pay for the installation of new stage cur- tains. The Nova has received memorials for curtains, and was recently presented with a generous donation of stage curtains from an area school. Now the Board is working on the installation of the cur- tains, which will add more SEE ELECTION, 4A SHS to present the royal production of Haphazardly Ever After By VIRGI LASKA Stockton Sentinel Friday, Nov. 10 & Saturday, Nov. 11 Stockton High School proudly pres- ents the royal production of "Haphaz- ardly Ever After" on Friday, November 10th and Saturday, November 11th at the Stockton High School Gymnasium. The play will begin at 7:00 p.m. on both evenings with admission a freewill of- fering. The play is age appropriate for everyone, and can be enjoyed by fam- ily, friends and pheasant hunters alike. Please note, instead of a dinner SEE PLAY, 6A

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