125 Years ago
Friday, April 7, 1893
Easter concerts were held last Sunday evening at the Methodist and Baptist churches. All of the churches were decorated with flowers and furnished music in harmony with the day.
A man came in last week and paid an old subscription account that had been standing seventeen years. We had forgotten all about it; but the man said he hadn’t, but that he had never been able to pay it before now. If all old delinquents would follow his example we would be mighty well heeled. – Troy Chief.
Albin & Co., who have bought out the grocery firm of Robinson & Buck, had their invoice this week and will be glad to have the people of Sabetha and surrounding country give them a call and get acquainted. They will keep a fresh supply of groceries, canned goods, fruits, fresh vegetables, etc., on hand. Lowest market prices and courteous treatment to all customers.
Lou Fulton lost on his way home from town Saturday evening, a black chinchilla overcoat and a buggy cushion. The coat is marked in the collar with the initials “L. J. F.” The finder may leave them at The Herald office.
100 Years ago
Thursday, April 4, 1918
Kansas City. The street railway employes Wednesday refused to accept the settlement of the strike as made by the labor representatives. The street car employes did not return to work today. In striking the employees violated their contract. In the settlement of the strike, the labor unions failed to gain their point – lost the strike, in short.
The famous French Cathedral Noyon near the battle lines is a fire. This is one of the most notable edifices in the world.
All the women in town and country have come forward with enough food for a regiment for the Red Cross lunch. Nothing will be taken home. What is left will be auctioned Beginning at 10:30 a.m. lunch will be served all day. Bring your money and come in Eat for the Red Cross.
Never before have we been able to show you so great an assortment of all wool clothes, dependably priced as now. We have your size. Hughes Clothing Co – Adv.
75 Years Ago
Wednesday, April 7, 1943
Fire Chief Earl McQuillen calls attention of every Sabethan to Kansas Clean Up Week, which will be April 11 to 17 this year – starting next Sunday. McQuillen says the fire department will inspect Sabetha buildings to determine if fire hazards have been properly cared for. Loss of property and life is especially disastrous in war time, when every ounce of the nation’s energy is needed. Consequently you are urged to use extra effort during this year’s clean up campaign.
The Sabetha High School senior class will present its annual play at the Sabetha city hall on Friday of next week, April 16. The production is a comedy entitled “Foot Loose,” and is under the direction of Miss Rhoda Robinson and Miss Karla Kadavy, with M. O. Wood looking after the specialties.
Glen Broadhurst is suffering from infection in one eye. He was pulling old wall paper off a wall preparatory to papering. Something got in his eye. He did not seek medical aid for a couple of days and the infection resulted.
The Civic Theatre Red Cross drive took in an even $85 in the week’s gathering in shekels for the cleanup. Pretty good, Sabetha always comes through. It will be drives now month after month for the duration. Next is War Bonds.
50 Years ago
Thursday, April 4, 1968
Ralph Stover, held in Falls City is wanted in Nemaha County, Kansas, for stealing in excess of $1,000 in cash, checks and personal property from the Quality Oil Company operated by Howard L Heiniger, at Sabetha. The left occurred last Nov. 25, according to a warrant received by the sheriff’s office for Stover, who is being held at Falls City on an “Insufficient Funds” check.
Luther Clark became the new mayor of the city of Sabetha in the spring election held Tuesday by defeating incumbent mayor Lew Hilt. There was a large turnout of voters despite a cool, cloudy, misty day, and the fact there was no other question on the ballot. The final unofficial county showed Clark carrying all three wards and piling up a 2 to 1 vote margin over Hilt with 554 total votes for Clark and 274 for Hilt.
J. W. Sornes of Sabetha was found lying on the roadside bank south of town, unconscious, Sunday night, his car parked nearby. Sheriff L. D. Camblin and Deputy Gene Ramer answered a call to the scene. They charges the man with intoxication. He appeared before Justice of Peace Harold C. Prichard on the charge and was fined $10 and costs. He paid and was released.
In a recent magazine contest for carriers of the St. Joseph News Press and Gazette James Hamlett, Sabetha, was a winner along with 39 other carriers from more than 450 carrier salesmen who competed in the contest. They will have a five-day all expense paid trip to Texas to see the Hemisfair 68, in San Antonio and Six Flags Over Texas, near Dallas.
25 Years ago
Wednesday, April 7, 1993
For the first time, all counties in Kansas are allowed to participate in The Caring Program for Children, which provides free primary and preventative health care insurance for those who qualify. Sabetha Community Hospital and local physicians Drs. Gregg Wenger, John Yulich and Kevin Kennally have voluntarily enrolled by agreeing to care for the program’s children at a reduced fee.
Residents of Goff may soon be able to receive NEK-CAP services in their own city if members of a multi-county are successful with their goal. Preliminary work has been completed for establishing Nemaha County’s second NEK-CAP satellite office to be located at Goff City Hall, according to Dennis Stone, one of three members on a multi-county for the Northeast Kansas Community Action Program.
City commissioners spent the greater part of their regular meeting April 5 discussing applications for two open posts on the Sabetha City Police Departments. A total of 18 applications were received and City Administrator Ted Hayden presented four to the board for review. A decision will not come before further interviews are conducted and discussion on the candidates is completed. Sabetha City Police Chief Mike Hill attended the meeting. he said the positions were open because two current police officers have transferred to other city departments.
The USD 441 school board listened to three proposals from a Honeywell engineer concerning an energy study that considered installing air conditioners at Wetmore School and Sabetha Elementary School. Among the ideas presented were replacing light fixtures for greater efficiency, retrofitting heaters, window air conditioner units at Wetmore and window or rooftop air options for Sabetha Elementary.
10 Years ago
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Based on a 2006 Communities that Care survey given to students in sixth, eighth, 10th and 12th grades, Nemaha County ranked second in the state in underage alcohol use within the last 30 days. Nemaha County also ranked in the top 12 counties in underage binge drinking. Although school officials and community members throughout the county had been aware of the problem before, this information put into a whole new light. A few years ago, Sabetha USD No. 441 organized a district-wide community organization, United 4 Youth, to combine efforts of school officials and community members to support the needs of district families and students.
The Sabetha City Commission met at 1 pm. Friday, March 28, to discuss adjustments to the proposed energy increases. Mayor Doug Clark, Commissioners Rick Koch, Steve Harvey and Hugh Mitchell, City Administrator Doug Allen, Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer and City Clerk Linda Lehman were present. Commissioner Ron Brooks was not present. The Board met with Greg Wright of the Energy Management Group. Wright said that, after speaking with and receiving suggestions from local business owners and other interested consumers, he had made a few adjustments to his recommendations to better meet the needs of the community.
Senator Sam Brownback visits Sabetha Monday, March 31, to address several issues of interests to local citizens and officials. A number of constituents turned out to hear the senators take on issues such as energy, the economy and the environment Sabetha was just one stop of the several planned for Monday as part of his statewide tour to meet and talk to Kansas voters.
Pony Express Big Brothers Big Sisters set their Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2008 Fundraising goal at $40,000 among four different events across the four counties. To date the events have already exceeded this goal, raising $41,770.92, with an additional event to be held this fall in Seneca. Marysville had 14 teams to enjoy the event of Feb. 3, raising $13,299.59. Hiawatha’s event was held on Feb. 23, raising a whopping $15,215.80 with 16 teams participating.