125 Years Ago
Friday, November 4, 1892
Vote the whole republican ticket from presidential electors down to road overseer. It is a clean, sound, good ticket. No Calamity nor fusion nor mugwumpism about it. Good men, of good principles, on a good platform. They all “stand up for Kansas” and stand straight too.
Mrs. McFarlin Sr. has purchased the Schaffer property on Washington avenue. This will give Sabetha people the pleasure of having Mrs. McFarlin a permanent resident of our city. The lady is a very desirable acquisition to the place, and her stay here would a matter of general gratification.
J. D. Aschleman, trustee of Berwick township, wishes us to announce that said township will be divided into four road districts and desires to call the attention of voters to this fact when preparing their ballots for road overseer. A plot of the districts will be found at the voting place.
It is no longer a matter of doubt as to the next governor of Kansas. Farmer Smith is the man. Even the fusionists admit that their man is beaten.
100 years ago
Thursday, November 8, 1917
A number of girls gathered at the Hunter home Friday and surprised Mrs. Frank Case, bringing presents with them. After a pleasant hour they, with Mrs. Hunter, went to the home of Miss Anna Neely, who had prepared a dainty supper. Mrs. Case was formerly Miss Maggie Hunter.
The Methodist church gave a special program at the church Sunday evening, the event being the four hundredth anniversary of Martin Luther’s birth. Special songs were sung by the choir and quartet. Readings on the life of Martin Luther were given by Harry Moulton, Mrs. Ben Hause and John Snyder. A large congregation enjoyed the evening services.
When writing items for The Herald we humbly ask you not to abbreviate. It is not always possible to follow the processes of the hidden mind, and we have spent much time, the brain fog, red corpuscles and gray matter in trying to solve the abbreviations which come to office with almost all matter.
The gas and oil drilling enterprise being pushed near Pratt, Kas., by Elmer Moore formerly of Oneida, has put down a drill to a depth of 1,350 feet. Several gas pockets have been encountered.
75 years ago
Wednesday, November 4, 1942
In the lightest general election vote for many years Nemaha county, as usual, went predominantly Republican along with the rest of Kansas. Localled, Emil Burky Republican, was re-elected county commissioner of the first district, which includes the towns of Bern, Sabetha and Wetmore. Burkey polled 1023 to 687 for George Levings, Democrat, of the Capioma neighborhood, a majority of 336 for Burky on the basis of unofficial newspaper tabulations.
Nemaha county cast a total of 4,628 votes for the office of United States Senator in yesterday’s election. In 1938, also not a presidential election, the county cast 7,201 votes in a two way race for senator. In 1940, for President the county cast 7,692 votes. The light poll was general throughout the nation.
An outstanding musical event of the season was the piano recital of Illola Jauken, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Jauken of Bern. Sunday afternoon, November 1, at the Bern Evangelical church. At three o’clock relatives and friends gathered to enjoy the hour of music Illola, assisted by Benola Leuthold, soprano, and the high school girls’ sextette.
Accident that everyone concerned can be glad was no worse, happened on highway 36 north of the Log Cabin, Seneca, Thursday near noon. Ray Schmits and his wife drove onto the highway with a load of corn. Joe Hartter, Sabetha, coming down the road with his truck, said he saw them drive onto the road ahead of him. Next thing his truck was right next to the back of the wagon, with a smash inevitable. Hartter thinks he must have gone to sleep for a brief moment. The wagon was demolished; Mrs. Schmits suffered bruises. The horses were knocked down but not hurt to any great extent. – Seneca Courier-Tribune
50 Years Ago
Tuesday, November 7, 1967
Sabetha senior end will be playing his final football game for the Bluejays Friday night when the Jays host the high flying Effingham Tigers. A victory or tie for the visitors would assure them an undisputed conference titled. Effingham is rated the No. 3 football team in Class A by the Topeka Capital. The Jays have a 3-5 record for the year while Effingham is 7-0-1.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin McFall, Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Spiker, Mrs. Jim Brownlee spent the past week end in Colorado Springs, Colo. They visited in the homes of Mr. and Mrs. David Edelblute, Mrs. Robert Spiker, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Baskett. Mr. Edelblute is the son of the former Norrine McFall, daughter of Mr. McFall.
The Sabetha Fire Department held its annual family dinner Tuesday night at the National Guard Armory. It was a fine ham dinner for all the firemen and their families. Fire Chief Bob McQueen made a special presentation of a plaque to assistant chief Rex Snyder, honoring him for 25 consecutive years of service with the volunteer department.
Cheryl Ackerman of Sabetha, Dan Ronnebaum of Seneca, Laureta Sigmond of Wetmore accompanied Mrs. Bertha Manche to Wichita Thursday. Mrs. Manche attended the teachers meeting. Cheryl, Dan and Laureta attended the State 4-H Congress. Cheryl Ackerman is a State Personal Development Award winner in 4-H. Her award was sponsored by the Bell Telephone Company. Cheryl, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ackerman, has been in 4-H for seven years and is a member of the Busy Jayhawkers 4-H Club.
Adv. – NEW 11 and 18 inch Portable General Electric Color TV. Now on display. Reduced Prices, Norrie’s.
25 Years Ago
Wednesday, November 4, 1992
Possible uses for the former middle school building were discussed by Sabetha city commissioners during their Nov. 2 meeting. USD 441 gave the building deed to the city on Oct. 30 for a $1 fee on a 10-year renewable lease. The city already plans to have basketball and volleyball games in the building’s gymnasium, but the commission needs to decide within the next few months how to utilize the rest of the facility, city administrator Ted Hayden said. Proposals he has received so far for use of the building would have “little economic impact,” he said. He said one possibility is moving the police department office to that location to provide handicapped accessibility. The current office in the city hall can only be reached by stairs. Other potential uses mentioned for the building included community meeting rooms and a commission meeting room.
Pat and Diana Bauman of Sabetha announce the birth of a daughter, Gabrielle Nichole, on Sunday, Oct. 25, 1992, at Sabetha Community Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. She has a half-sister, Shelley. Grandparents are Edwin Jr. and Virginia Bauman and Floey Thomas, all of Sabetha, and the late Norman Thomas. Paternal great grandmother is Emma Heiniger of Sabetha.
Students at all three Sabetha schools participated in activities for Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 25-31, an event promoting drug education and awareness. Each school sponsored contests with the first place winner from each school receiving a sweatshirt and the second place winner a T-shirt. The Sabetha High School student council handed out stickers and red wristbands, put up banners and sponsored a poster contest. The posters, carrying anti-drug messages, will be placed at the grade school. Besides the shirts, first place winner Andrea Aeschliman received $10, and second place winner Misty Boykin $5.
A reminder for children 6 to 12 years of age or students in grades 1-5: you are welcome to attend the Morrill Good News Club Wednesdays after school at the Morrill Community Building.
10 Years Ago
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Rowde Rilinger, 15-months-old, is the winner of ALCO’s 2007 Cute Baby Contest, which raised $407.83 for the Salvation Army. Rilinger gleaned $130.93 of the votes.
Jason and Amy Mitchell of Sabetha announce the birth of a son, Reid Phillip, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at the Sabetha Community Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long.
The Sabetha High School football team concluded their season with an 8-1 record, with their only loss a disappointing two-pointer to the Rock Creek Mustangs in game seven of the 2007 gridiron campaign. The game was the first of the 3A district play for the Jays.
Four Sabetha area young people competed during the three-day American Quarter Horse Show at the American Royal in Kansas City. The local riders were Emma Montgomery, Alicia Wittwer, Hillary Wiltz and Kayla Herl.