125 Years Ago
Friday, November 18, 1892
Mr. Walter McCafferty, who has taken the Dr. Irwin house for the winter, arrived Monday, and has been unloading and storing his belongings in the barn belonging to the property. His horses are out at the E. G. Stitt place. Even the canvass and empty seats are fascinating to the eyes of the Sabetha boy, for have they not been filled by the gorgeous beauties and seductions of the circus? The small boys are as curious over the contents of that mysterious barn as if it contained a whole menagerie.
At the Lutheran church on Pennsylvania avenue, Saturday evening Nov. 26, 1792. All ladies are kindly asked to prepare a basket containing lunch for two and a name. The baskets will be sold to the highest bidder who will eat with the donor. All cordially invited. Admittance free.
It is expected that the union revival services will begin Thursday evening Dec. 8, in the M. E. church after that the place of meeting will be determined by attendance.
Some one suggests that the turkey will find out on Thanksgiving day just how a republican feels this year.
100 years ago
Thursday, November 22, 1917
Jim Fletchall will take the Dodge motor car agency in Sabetha and will sell the car in the location now occupied by Ed Fletchall. Ed Fletchall turns over the Maxwell agency to Davisson brothers. Ed Fletchall will locate on his quarter section farm south of Woodlawn in a short time.
Miss Alice Sammons, teacher of the Berwick school is one of the teachers who appreciates her obligation. Each evening after school she goes to the Noffsinger home and hears Donnie Noffsinger recite. He has been unable to attend school for over two weeks on account of a brokne arm.
The farm women, too, are learning the value of advertising . Mrs. Glen McKim bought a cut of a chicken. She ran a fifty cent advertisement in The Herald, that at a prompt sale of chickens they would be bought for $1.00 each. The paper reached the rural routes Thursday morning. Before six o’clock Thursday night she has sold every chicken at $1.00 each. Fifty dollars on a fifty cent advertisement, and the investment of a cut, which can be used hundreds of times. The Herald reaches all your friends, hundreds and hundreds of them. You try it.
Since the ladies have the vote would they be permitted to shoot at the turkey shoot November 27?
75 years ago
Wednesday, November 18, 1942
The Sabetha schools will present two victory programs at the city hall auditorium next Tuesday as a part of their war activities. The grade school program will be given at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, the high school program at eight o’clock in the evening. Admissions to both program will be free but each person much purchase a war stamp of any denomination at the door to gain entrance.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bates of Lee’s Summit, Mo. formerly of Sabetha have had some Victory calves. They had the thrill of getting two sets of twin calves within three weeks and 8 baby calves within six weeks, all Black Angus. They are selling milk to the Aines Dairy at K.C. Mo. They say those calves wont help fill the milk cans but they plan on keeping all the calves and fattening them out.
There appears little possibility of an adequate replacement of the Hotel Cobun, which was almost completely destroyed by the fire the first of last week. Dr. E. L. Burner, owner of the building, hopes to sell the property, including the lots, in its present condition. He says sufficient material might be salvaged to construct a new building of some sort without resorting to purchase of new materials restricted by the war. Dr. Burner is offering the plumbing and heating fixtures of the building, water and sewage pipe for sale, also.
50 Years Ago
Tuesday, November 21, 1967
Miss Melva Davis entertained Mr. and Mrs. Russell Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Jenkins to Sunday dinner at the Maple Leaf in Hiawatha.
It is reported that the KU coaching staff is considering switching Steve Lukert to offensive guard or defensive linebacker. Steve has been hampered in his sophomore year with a knee injury after once working his way up to first-string fullback for the Jayhawks.
There was an excellent response to the Red Cross bloodmobile visit to Nemaha County last week. On Tuesday the unit stopped in Seneca and 124 donors appeared and there were 119 pints of blood received. Wednesday the unit moved to Sabetha where 135 persons showed up to offer blood and 125 pints were given. Both stops the quote of 110 pints exceeded.
The junior class of the Wetmore High School presented their play, “Let Me Out of Here.” It was a comedy by J. Vincent Barret and published by Huer Publishing Co. Members of the cast were Jenny Hollis, Karen Smith, Pam Nott, Rosemary Henry, Gary Gold, Willie Christian, Kenny Cannon, Roberta Achten, Mike Lukert and Mike Thieme. Sharon Glissman and Bryan Gleason were the prompters. The play was directed by Miss Carol Davis. The sponsors were Mrs. Joyce Jenkins and Mr. Wendell Armstrong.
If you were one of those who turned out Wednesday night to see the Sabetha Christmas decorations lighted for the first time The Herald expresses its apologies. They didn’t go on until Saturday night. They were worth waiting for though, weren’t they? Speaking of Christmas lights several merchants had bulbs stolen from the trees in front of their businesses. Somehow the Christmas spirit doesn’t seem to be what it used to.
25 Years Ago
Wednesday, November 18, 1992
A new program at Sabetha Manor is beneficial for both residents and their friends outside the nursing home. Anna Edelman, social service designee at the manor, started the Phone A Friend A Week program in late September. The program allows residents to choose a person to telephone at least once a week, and is designed to promote friendships outside the facility, she said.
Kendra and Dominic Meyer of rural Bern, children of Earl and Darlene Meyer, show the trophies, ribbons and medals they won at the Nebraska State Poultry Association Bird Show Nov. 6-7 in Lincoln. The rooster earned Dominic the junior division best of breed award.
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Gilmore of Oneida celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 8 at the Oneida Methodist Church. A dinner was catered by Mrs. Regis Koch of Seneca for 90 relatives and friends. The dinner, guest book and reception tables were decorated with fall flowers and golden colored candles.
Carla Mauersberger of Wetmore High School was recognized as a business honor student during a luncheon at Emporia State University’s business career day.
Karolyn Chadwell of Morrill was honored recently at the Brown County Extension annual meeting with the Extension Appreciation Award.
10 Years Ago
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
U.S. Air Force veteran Dallas Lee of Bern regularly participates in Department of Veterans Affairs sponsored contests, both in wheelchair events and in other varieties of talent. At the 2007 national fine arts talent contest, 73-year-old Lee earned a gold medal in senior drama solo for his presentation of “Notes,” which he also presented at the Sabetha Elementary School’s Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 9.
Samantha Arnold is proud to announce the birth of her new baby sister, Emily Suzanne, at 6:14 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at Sabetha Community Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20-1/4 inches long. Her parents are Glen and Toni Arnold of Sabetha.
The first Kansas Youth Art Calendar has been published and is available for purchase. It will feature art works created by Kansas high school students, including four who were students at Sabetha High School at the time the art works were submitted. The students are Christy Klein, Gina Rokey, Ethan Young and Marisa Ross.
Jordan Huneke, an eighth-grade wrestler on the Sabetha Middle School team, has an undefeated 4-0 record thus far this season. “Jordie” has won twice over teammate Matt Manning, while also defeating other Bluejays Chad Aberle and Ben Koch.