125 Years Ago
Friday, December 9, 1892
After a week of assisting Rev. Tucker in the meetings in the Baptist church, Rev. Brown, of Morrill, returned home Saturday. The Herald office received an agreeable call from him on the way to the train. Mr. Brown is a very pleasant speaker and Morrill may well be congratulated.
The tax books are now at the National bank of Sabetha, where you can pay your taxes for this part of the county and get your receipt, without extra charge.
Our fine weather slid off into a drizzling rain, Tuesday, which by Wednesday morning had developed into a first class blizzard. Our fine roads about which every one has been bragging have gone glimmering and the snow lies in nasty drifts waiting to percolate into the thirsty earth under the Kansas sunshine. But it is first-rate for the wheat.
People are wishing each other the compliments of the season and exchanging gifts. Did it every occur to you to send an ailing friend a package of Ayer’s Sarsaparilla? If not, do so now; and try this medicine yourself, if you need a first-class blood-purifier.
100 years ago
Thursday, December 13, 1917
The boys mentioned in last week’s Herald as having decided to enlist in the navy went to St. Joseph Saturday for that purpose. David Gilmore was too light Dan Callahan of McKnight’s was not tall enough. Milt Mishler’s eyes did not meet specifications. Sylvan Garber fell short one thumb. These boys were rejected. Those accepted were Albert Curfman, Bill McClain, Nick Maynard, Roy Mishler, Burdge Hoverson, Mike Crawford, and Stephenson and Frank McClary. They will serve in various branches of the navy. Some of the boys are home for a few days. Others went direct to the Great Lakes training school near Chicago. A splendid bunch of boys the navy is drawing from Sabetha.
Number Two is going be awful sore if you do not read every ad in this paper. She is threatened with brain fever from having written them.
It beats all how things sell at these public sales. Mart Klein’s was another big one. He got good prices and had a fine crowd. A binder sold $125. When Mart bought the plements brought good prices.
75 years ago
Wednesday, December 9, 1942
John Carlson, 40, Sabetha truck driver for Feldman and Ruse, died at the Sabetha hospital this morning, Wednesday, at about six o’clock as a result of injuries received in an odd truck accident near Troy early Monday morning. Both bones in both of Carlson’s legs below the knee were broken, one bone splitting into the knee joint. Exactly how the accident occurred is not entirely clear.
W. R. Popkess, chairman of the Sabetha defense council salvage committee has received notice that the government wants old or worn out silk and nylon stockings. Mr. Popkess is making arrangements for the acceptance of such hose at local stores. When 100 pounds have been gathered, they will be shipped to the Defense Supplies Corporation in New York.
Although no official announcement has been received locally, daily papers recently referred to plans to train all State Guard commissioned officers of the Seventh Service Command in commando tactics, security measures, weapons, supply and organization. The plan calls for a 10 day course at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., starting the second week in January
50 Years Ago
Tuesday, December 12, 1967
A most unusual trampoline and physical fitness program in which he blends humor, showmanship, unusual skill and a fast moving, wholesome program. Eddie has a refreshing novel approach to his program which is amusing and instructive. He has a natural talent for meeting the public and unusual showmanship. Eddie Cole has been three times trampoline champion of the Big Ten and a National champion for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. This unusual event will be held at the Sabetha High School gymnasium Friday, December 15.
The ground was covered with a light snow Sunday morning. Enough snow fell that several snowmen appeared over town but most of them had disappeared by Monday afternoon. Cloudy cool weather is in the forecast for the next few days.
The Sabetha Bluejays snapped their losing streak at two Tuesday night with a 72-48 victory over the Seneca Tigers. The Jays continued to show the game by game improvement that was evident last week and also displayed a versatile offense for the first time this year.
An attempted robbery of the Greene’s Drug Store in Sabetha was foiled last night by the quick thinking and action of Roger Shear, mechanic at Gilbert Motors. Shear and off-duty police officer Albert Holthaus almost captured the thief but he managed to get away at the last instant.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Renyer of Sabetha, Kansas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Leila Rose, to Mr. John E. Mullens of Kansas City, Kansas.
25 Years Ago
Wednesday, December 9, 1992
Commissioners from Nemaha County continue to search for a cost effect solution to the juvenile detention mandate. In a meeting Dec. 2 in Topeka with representatives of several state agencies, commissioners from seven northeast Kansas counties voiced their opinions concerning new regulations for juvenile detention. The reccuring theme of cost was addressed at the state level by protesting commissioners that say rules and regulations make this project impossible, not the mandate.
By March 1993 Brockhoff Manufacturing Inc. will have relocated its Falls City, Neb., plant to Sabetha, according to the owner of the business. Roger Brockhoff said the move is part of a restructuring process the company is going through. Brockhoff said the move will not initially create more jobs in Sabetha. For now, he said, the Falls City employees will continue the operation in Sabetha.
Ross and Martha Montgomery of Sabetha announce the birth of a daughter, Emma Marie, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1992. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Paul and Katie Grimm and Ed and Leota Montgomery, all of Sabetha. Paternal great-grandmother is Mae Montgomery of Sabetha.
The Sabetha Middle School girls basketball players captured first place in the tournament they hosted Nov. 24 and 30. The team includes Nicole Harrell, Kristina Oom, Shanin Weaver, Erica Heiniger, Dena Stucky, Delci Blythe, Rachel Krogmann, Arlinda Spellmeier, Lindsay Saylor, Bryn Spellmeier, Rachel Prestwood, Sara Grimm, Rebekah Rokey, Mary Renyer, Luann Aberle and Jessica Sierra.
Members of a team who have gone to Brazil to establish a Church of Christ are Taylor and Connie Cave and daughter Carlee, Rick and Monika Sandoval and daughter Hannah, Terry and Kelli Fischer, and David and Barbara Duncan.
10 Years Ago
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
The Sabetha City Commission approved automated horns for the railroad tracks, during their meeting Monday, Dec. 10. City Attorney Martin Mishler informed commissioners that the Kansas Department of Transportation and Union Pacific Railroad had come to an agreement on wayside horns. These horns would blow toward oncoming traffic at railroad crossings, as opposed to a train blowing its horn multiple times as it goes through town. KDOT has agreed to pay the cost of the horns, and Union Pacific will pay for any needed insurance, leaving no cost to the City to install the horns.
Jenna Matson of MidAmerica Nazarene University has surpassed 2,000 points in her collegiate basketball career for the Lady Pioneers. Matson, a 2004 Sabetha High School graduate, is a senior for MNU.
Kansas State University senior recently was honored as a recipient of the Kansas Department of Education “Teacher of Promise” award. Lucus Dalinghaus of Baileyville was selected for this distinction.