125 Years Ago
Friday, November 11, 1892
The citizens of Fairview are bewailing the loss of their hop shopman who skipped out leaving nothing but debts and a barrel of hops.
Now the election is over it would be a good thing for the citizen to turn his attention to things which will be to his more immediate profit. During the long evenings of winter how much reading can be done which will be in itself an education. Something too, is owning to one’s higher nature, and he is not a wise man who feeds his body and lets his spirit starve.
Our contemporary paid Kellogg of Kansas City, $1.50 for six columns of plates containing the election news of Wednesday. He says they cost a great deal of money. They came high but he had to have them. We congratulate Mr. Goode on his enterprise and hope the expense will not cause the suspension of his paper.
Don’t pay 5 cents a dozen for clothes pins and have the half of them poor, when you can get 38 good ones at the Cheap Bargain Store.
100 years ago
Thursday, November 15, 1917
The city is constructing a sewer from the Sabetha Laundry to create an independent outlet for the laundry water. This water kills the bug in the septic tank which destroys the refuse from the sewers.
A mistake in Clarence Steele’s one cent sale advertisement on page three is self evident. Cherry Bark cough syrup is announced at “one bottle for 25c and two for 51c”. The larger size is “one bottle for 50c and two for 51c”.
Don’t forget the mass meeting at the city hall Wednesday night to protest against the discontinuance of the Rock Island morning train east and the evening train north. Be there at 8 o’clock.
Last week Corning voted almost unanimously for a rural high school. The township as a whole will contribute toward the maintenance of the Corning high school and public may attend the Corning high school without charge. Early in December Bancroft near Goffs will vote on a bond proposition to decide whether part of that township will build a rural high school.
75 years ago
Wednesday, November 11, 1942
Fifty-eight Sabetha merchants will take part in the annual Christmas trade expansion program, which this year will award $300 in war stamps and bonds instead of turkeys. The annual contest for these prizes, which will be given in three $100 groups of 31 awards each, will begin the night of November 25 when merchants will unveil their first Christmas displays.
A branch ration office or substation has been established in Sabetha. It is located on the second floor of the library building and is in charge of Mrs. Zadie Branaum. it is open from nine in the morning until five in the afternoon every day except Saturday. Most ration business can be transacted here. There will be no more canning sugar certificates issued.
Motor car owners are advised that next Wednesday is the important day to register at the Sabetha grade school building for gasoline ration cards, although facilities will be available for such registration Thursday and Friday too. Registration will be conducted in the lower hall of the grade building by the grade teachers and other volunteers.
50 Years Ago
Tuesday, November 14, 1967
These cries, along with cheers for the innocent heroine and the brave hero, will resound through Sabetha City Hall this Thursday and Friday evenings as the junior class of Sabetha High School presents “Only an Orphan Girl,” by Henning Nelms. Curtain time is 8.
These three young men were visitors at The Sabetha Herald office Monday afternoon along with their den mother, Mrs. Lavon Wenger. The boys are members of Den One, Pack 77 of Sabetha. They are left to right David Dopp, Marc Wenger and Tom Stone. David and Tom are holding giant parsnips raised by Rev. S. Duane Ogden. Rev. Ogden says the normal parsnip is about a third the size of the smallest one that David is holding.
Sabetha police say there is apparently no grounds for the rumors that have been circulating around town the past few days. One of the reports said that several homes in Sabetha have been broken into. The other was that a mentally disturbed person was on the loose.
Jim Argabright, 170 pound senior, was named all Big Seven League offensive guard by the league coaches this week.
Mr. and Mrs. William Meyer, Bern, will observe their fiftieth wedding anniversary with an open house for friends and relatives on Sunday, Nov. 19th, from two to four p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Lehmann. Their four children are Mrs. Elva Lehmann, Hiawatha, Mrs. Eileen Lehman and Harlan Meyer, both of Sabetha, and Harry Meyer of Bountiful, Utah. They have eighteen grandchildren.
25 Years Ago
Wednesday, November 11, 1992
Sabetha city commissioners have decided to allow a local company the opportunity to occupy a portion of the old middle school building. During its regularly scheduled Nov. 9 meeting, the commission decided to offer a three-month lease to MAC Equipment, Inc. City administrator Ted Hayden said he had been contacted by MAC regarding leasing a portion of the building in which to operate a pilot program. He said if the program is successful it will bring new jobs to Sabetha. The company will be allowed to lease the shop area with an option to renew for three months at the end of the first three and a subsequent six month option.
What participation estimates first indicated would cost Nemaha, Brown and Atchison counties about $7,000 each, thanks to state regulations will now cost the three counties more than $75,000 each. Nemaha County commissioners opted not to join with Brown and Atchison counties in pursuing The Saint Francis Academy as a solution to the challenge of finding a juvenile detention facility.
A 10-year-old promise to his mother was fulfilled recently by Wayne Dodge of rural Fairview, whose book, “My Dog Teke: In My Mind’s Eye the Dog Died Twice,” was recently published.
Twenty-eight students make up the cast of the Sabetha High School fall musical revue, “On Broadway,” scheduled for this weekend. Cast members are Myra Aberle, Nick Aberle, Rick Aberle, Toni Adams, Mark Allen, Amanda Benson, Mark Emert, Sheli Emert, Brandy Epple, Kent Grimm, Tim Halstead, Jaimie Hartter, Jace Kohlmeier, Brian Lehmann, Christy Moser, David Nash, Jennifer Olberding, Heidi Ploeger, Melissa Perritte, Shirley Robinson, Beth Saylor, Yalana Schuette, Carrie Scott, Tiffany Shipman, Hanni Stover, Kevin Strahm, Stacey Wikle and Becky Yost.
Names of Sabetha Middle School honor students for the first quarter have been announced. Students earning all A’s got pizza at lunch and bumper stickers. They are: sixth grade-Matthew Lukert, Christy Lukert, Jaclyn Meyer, Tyler Simpson, Brandon Lukert, Tara Sauer; seventh grade- Dena Stucky, Rachel Prestwood, Erica Heiniger, Sara Grimm; eighth grade – Chris Zubler, Cindy Renyer, Kerry Priest, David Wysong, Kristin Hartter, Lori Lehman.
10 Years Ago
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Ryan and Alex Montgomery hold two of the largest sweet potatoes that their grandparents, Aurel and Jeanette Montgomery of rural Sabetha, raised this summer in their garden. The boys and their mom, Bev Motngomery, helped dig the potatoes, the biggest of which weighed more than four pounds. The couple raised a total of 245 pounds in a 50-foot row.
To Sabetha Brownie Girl Scouts Troop 7077, “no school” meant “let’s have some fun,” and on Friday, Oct. 19, 22 girls and four adults took a trip to Sycamore Springs for a day of fun and to earn their “Learning About the Past” Try-It.
The Big Seven League is considering three prospective league additions. Perry Lecompton High School and Atchison High School applied for membership at the October league meeting. Santa Fe Trail High School will present a letter at the January meeting for inclusion. Current Big Seven League schools include Holton, Jeff West, Hiawatha, Royal Valley, ACCHS, Nemaha Valley, Maur Hill/Mount Academy and Sabetha.
On Nov. 4, Josh Krogmann of Sabetha shot a 16-point buck with a Browning Eclipse single cam compound bow using Easton arrows. The bow’s draw weight is approximately 62 pounds, Krogmann said.