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Coming To You From The Heartland Of America Serving Rooks County Since 1989 THURSDAY WEDNESDAY Lori Eichman new county health nurse SJH Lady Tigers suffer first loss of the season SHS Lady Tigers defeat Oak- ley and Ellis at home SHS Tigers come close, but fall to Thunder Ridge Lady Tigers fifth at Trego Invi- tational Westons featured in The Hays Daily News Nor'Wester One section Ten pages Two supplements Sunny during the day with winds from the WNW at 15 m.p.h. High: 94; Low: 65. Sunny with winds gusting from the S at 22 m.p.h. High: 98; Low: 72. 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 SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 Volume 27, No. 33 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 .....................10A Births ......................................... 8A Business Directory .................... 4A Cards of Thanks ........................ 8A Card Showers ...........................10A Classifieds ................................. 3A Court News ............................... 4A Deaths ....................................... 5A Hospital Notes ..........................10A Kansas Klips ............................. 7A Letters To The Editor ................. 2A Markets...................................... 4A Nova Newsreel .......................... 7A Public Notices ............................ 7A Readers Write ............................ 8A School Lunch Menu .................. 7A Sports ........................................ 6A Weather ..................................... 4A Woodston News ........................ 9A Yesteryear ........................ 8A & 9A www.stocktonsentinel.com SUPPLEMENTS THIS WEEK: Mr. K's Foodtown in Plainville Ashley Furniture HomeStore of Hays Commodity distribution set for this Friday There will be a government sur- plus commodities distribution on Friday, September 18th, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., at the Stockton Senior Center, weather permitting. To be eligible for commodities, your household's total monthly income must be below: $1,180 for a household of one; $1,594, two; $2,008, three; $2,422, four; $2,836, five; $3,249, six; $3,663, seven; and $4,077, eight. For each additional family member, add $414, effective May 1, 2013. If you have any questions, please call Wanda Jo Walker at 425-6926. Sponsor a Tiger for October 8th Homecoming issue Don't Be Left Out The October 8th Senti- nel will include our annual Homecoming Feature, with individual pictures of the Ti- ger athletes, coaching staff, and Spirit Squad, sponsored by local merchants, organi- zations, and individuals. If you, or your group or business would like to spon- sor a Homecoming student or staffperson, please call the Sentinel office at 425- 6354. We want to make sure ev- eryone has an opportunity to be a sponsor and show support for our team. The 2015 SHS Homecom- ing is set for Friday, October 9th. Severe thunderstorm passes through Stockton Thursday A thunderstorm with scary wind speeds hit Stockton Thursday at about 5:20 p.m., making a mess of people's yards and streets, littering them with branches, leaves and trash. Though the weather station here in town registered a wind speed of 42 m.p.h., it had to have been blowing harder. Power poles were affected, with one leaning heavily near Beating the Odds 2015: Stockton High School on Newsweek's list of top 500 in the nation The Newsweek High School Rankings-recognizing the achievements of the best pub- lic high schools in the United States for college readiness- have been published for more than a decade. But the ques- tion, "What are the best high schools?" really has two differ- ent answers, depending on THE FAMILY OF LOREN NEWELL posed for a picture at the dedication of the Loren Newell Memorial Court located at Eagles Landing Campground at Webster State Park on Saturday, September 5th. Pictured are (sitting from left to right): Kinley Kee, Jaden Newell, Jordan Timken, Kali Newell; (kneeling) Brenda Newell; standing, from left) Kenny Newell, Chase Newell, Eric Vanloenen, Jayce Newell, Keaton Newell, Marcy (Newell) Kee, Allen Kee, partially hidden behind Allen is Bruce Vanloenen, Drake Kee, Leona Newell, Alex Vanloenen, Adam Vanloenen, Tammy (Newell) Vanloenen, Ross Kee, Krisson (Newell) Timken, Hunter Kee, Chris Timken, Rhonda Newell, Brock Newell, Brian Newell and Kolt Newell. Loren Newell Memorial Court dedication held at Webster State Park Continued On Page 9A Rooks County Historical Museum hosting Genealogy Research classes Sessions begin Thursday, September 17th The Rooks County Historical Mu- seum will be resuming the Geneal- ogy Research 101 classes starting this Thursday, September 17. These classes will meet every third Thurs- day night starting at 7:00 p.m. and will run approximately for an hour and a half. MarDee Adams will be back as the instructor for the ses- sions. It is requested that you bring your laptop or tablet to these ses- sions. There is no charge for these class- es, but space is limited. Please call in advance to reserve a space at 785- 425-7217. Call on Tuesday, Thurs- day or Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or leave a message. Please note that the Museum has WiFi capability and has two, free public access computers with a black and white printer so the gen- eral public can take advantage of the Museum's subscription to Ancestry. com and other genealogy-related web sites. (Look for the ad in this week's edi- tion.) Woodston Fun Bash set for Saturday, September 26th The City of Woodston will be hosting a Woodston Fun Bash on Saturday, September 26th. Every- one is invited to the potluck, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. The City of Woodston will be providing the meat for the potluck, so bring a side dish, a friend and your own lawn chairs for the meal. Then get ready to join in the fun with plenty of games lined up for everyone's entertainment, a silent auction, a tug-of-war and some mud volleyball. Teams are still needed for the tug-of-war with the entry fee set at $10.00 per team. There will be prizes for first, second, and third place so let Mayor Mary Ann Graf sign your team up by Saturday, September Loren Newell's dream of having a game area for ev- eryone to enjoy no matter what his or her age at Webster State Park became a reality on Saturday, September 5th when the Loren Newell Me- morial Court was dedicated at Eagles Landing Campground. The cement court is multi- functional and can be used for basketball, badminton and pickleball, a sport that is quickly growing in popularity around the country. Loren loved nothing better than to be out at the lake. He loved to fish, drive the back roads around the lake, or just enjoy the view with family and friends. When his chil- dren were young, he would always comment that there was nothing for the kids to do if they were too old for the playground equipment, when they weren't out fishing or swimming, while camping or enjoying a barbeque. An idea for something that would ben- efit the youth and the older generation was never far from his mind and he commented on it often through the years. During his life Loren worked as an electrician in the area and was a maintenance worker at the Damar schools. And, when he wasn't working, he would be fishing, catching crappie and hosting fish fries whenever the mood struck him. Which, by the way, was on a regular basis! He also enjoyed catching trout and walleye by the stilling basin, and ice fishing was another of his favorite pastimes. Once Loren had a little more lei- sure time in his later years, it wasn't long before he was offered a position to work at the lake three days a week. He came fishing about every day anyway, so it just seemed like a natural fit for Loren who then worked from 2003 to 2011 at the park. When Loren passed away on February 14th, 2014, the Bob Lambert honored by his Babe Ruth baseball players BOB LAMBERT was honored by his Babe Ruth baseball team with a surprise reunion. He received a plaque and signed baseball from his players who chalked up over 60 wins during Bob's coaching years. Bob Lambert of Stockton was surprised with a reunion on Saturday, August 15th by many of his Babe Ruth base- ball players who he coached in the early 1980s. Bob said he was at the car races at the Rooks County Free Fair on Friday, August 14th when he saw two of the boys from his baseball coach- ing years at the event. He said he had not seen one of them since those days and the other he had only seen on occasion over the years. He enjoyed vis- iting with them, not knowing that a surprise reunion had been planned for the follow- ing day. Since they were at the races and couldn't talk much over the noise of the engines, Bob said the two guys, Duff Laska and Dennis Harper, made plans to stop by Bob's house the next afternoon for a good, long visit. Or so he thought. The two showed up the next afternoon and took Bob down to the baseball field, "just to look around." When they got to the park, there were a few cars already there with more coming down the hill. It was then that Bob finally realized what was going on and that a surprise reunion had been planned to honor him for his years of coaching the baseball team. The assembly gathered at the American Legion Hall for snacks and cake, and spent the afternoon telling lots of baseball stories and remi- niscing. There were about 26 guests who surprised Bob who stated, "It was without a doubt the best day I have had for a long time." Bob was also presented with a plaque and baseball, which all the players that were present signed. Bob said he enjoyed the afternoon and visiting with the boys who he had coached, noting that over the years his baseball teams had over 60 wins. Bob said, "A few of the boys that live close around here I run into every now and Continued On Page10A Continued On Page 4A Continued On Page 5A Continued On Page 4A

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