125 Years Ago
Friday, October 28, 1892
The sewing machine parlor opened by Carlyle & Ellis in the Whittenhall building on Main street, is the neatest thing of the kind ever opened in Sabetha. Everything is arranged neatly and their machines are well displayed.
The enthusiasm of the Leavenworth Times over the success of the great McKinley meeting finds vent in the exclamation, “ The Lord was on our side.” It is to be hoped that this pious state of mind will continue with D. R. Anthony until after the election, when he learns of the vote on congressman-at-large.
A church wedding was postponed the other day at Newton because the groom forgot to take out a license, an omission which was not discovered until the bridal party reached the altar. The absence of a back door augmented the embarrassment of the situation.
Mrs. Cassett has a new line of millinery goods, just received which she will be pleased to show to the ladies of Sabetha and vicinity.
100 years ago
Thursday, November 1, 1917
Urgent calls to speed up the work of making surgical dressings comes to Sabetha. More women are wanted to enlist in the work. Call at the city hall any afternoon and make arrangements to help on days when you can spare some time.
Tom Ankeny will leave the middle of November to take an automobile course in Lincoln. It is right in line with his business and the line he is most suited for. His family will remain here at least until school is out. And it is possible Mr. Ankeny will return here, altho his plans are indefinite. The loss of the Ankeny family, if Mr. Ankeny decides to carry them off, will be one greatly regretted by their many friends in Sabetha. Mr Ankeny is printing a notice elsewhere to his friends, Read and respond. It takes money to go to school.
Mrs. Doc Wittwer had quarreled all summer with a hen because the hen insisted on raising a family. The hen disappeared. This week she showed up with thirteen chickens.
Friends wish to congratulate Miss Nannie Boyd in her success in winning the $50 check which was offered by the Standard Fashion Co., N. Y., last July in their noted contest. A great many young ladies entered this contest.
75 years ago
Wednesday, November 1, 1942
A proposed reduction in gas rates for the Kansas City area would affect the Gas Service Company which serves Sabetha. The set up is complicated. A commission in Missouri has spent about three years investigating gas rates. The gas service company buys the gas distributed here from another company at what is known as a gate rate.
A joint session of committees from the Sabetha Chamber of Commerce and the Junior Chamber of Commerce met Monday evening and outlined a plan of Christmas trade expansion similar to that employed last year. The opening feature of the program will be a window unveiling, displaying a wealth of Christmas merchandise. This will take place Wednesday evening, November 25.
The Navy public relations department send a picture showing Florence Brown, University of Kansas student, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer O. Brown who live south of Sabetha confering with two sailors and another KU student on the subject of a Navy party soon to be held there. The sailors are part of the 300 service men in the Navy’s training school for machinists on the KU Campus.
50 Years Ago
Thursday, November 2, 1967
At a special meeting of the Board of Education of Sabetha Unified District 441 held last night, the board voted unanimously in favor of re-submitting the $1,399,000 bond proposal without change. At the special meeting held last night, the following representatives from the Wetmore and Goff area met with the board in an effort to gain additional information on the bond proposal that failed last week by a 937 to 880 votes: Steve Gleason, Raymond Bradley, Gerald Sourk, Harold Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. John Achten, Harol Kaul, Robert Pfrang and Robert Carson. The board reported that these citizens, after discussing all the important facts, have said they will make a sincere effort to fully inform the people of their area about the bond proposal when presented the next time. It was the feeling of the board that when the citizens become fully informed, they will see the advantages in the overall program that is proposed and in voting in favor of the bond issue.
At the city commissioners meeting Monday, discussion again centered around the recent complaints from citizens about the noise and dust that comes from the Farmers Elevator storage and grinding bins north of Brey Motors. This has been a source of complaint in recent years and the city attempted to get the elevator to make changes.
Miss Judy Krotzinger was elected last week as president of Corbin Hall, a girl’s dormitory at Kansas University. Her mother, Mrs. R. E. Krotzinger visited Judy on Saturday and attended the KU vs. Iowa State game. She was especially pleased with the showing of the Wetmore High School Band at the Band Day activities between halves.
25 Years Ago
Wednesday, October 28, 1992
About 600 people attended the Oct. 25 open house marking the first school year in the new Sabetha Middle School. A dedication program opened the afternoon, followed by tours of the new facility. School board president Roger Brockhoff served as master of ceremonies for the program in the school auditorium.
Meeting clients’ individual needs and getting them more involved in the community are the goals of philosophy and mission statements proposed by the Nemaha County Training Center. NCTC executive director Alice Lackey is seeking community input about the statements because the developmentally disabled individuals the organization serves are part of the Sabetha and Seneca communities, and the taxpayers’ money helps support the program.
Photo – Shane Carlson, son of Cindy and Mike Carlson of Sabetha, holds a 1 1/2-pound pear he picked from a tree at the home of his great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noel Young of Seneca.
10 Years Ago
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
U.S. Congressman Jerry Moran of Kansas visited Sabetha High School Friday morning, Oct. 26. Leslie Scoby’s Government class invited the representative to address their student group. Moran opened the period with comments regarding his background and experience.
Construction on a 12,398-square-foot skate park began recently at the Sixth Street Park location. The recent heavy rains caused a delay of several weeks from the planned start date. The skate park is being constructed on land donated by the city, but this is still very much a community project, completely funded by private donations and fundraising efforts.
Mike Spielman, a Sabetha High School alumnus, is the cross country coach for the Baldwin City Cardinals. In his 16 years at the helm for Baldwin, Spielman’s teams have captured no less than 13 4A Cross Country state championships. Saturday, Oct 27, the Lady Cardinals once again took first place. The boys finished in second place.
Eric Boltz, 2007 Sabetha High School graduate, is a member of the 2007-08 Kansas State University band and marching band. The SHS alumnus plays trumpet.