125 Years ago
Friday, May 19, 1893
We have granted space to the amount of a column or less each week, as occasion demands, to the Sabetha W. C. T. U., matter to be furnished by that organization. It is hoped that the ladies will find this privilege of service to them, and also that it may prove of interest to many others.
Neat invitations and programs are out for the commencement exercises of the Seneca high school, which will be held Friday evening , May 26th. Acquaintances of Nelle Hazel Steele and Olive Mae Johnson were pleased to see their names on the list of those who were to receive diplomas.
Are you in it- we mean that excursion to St. Joseph and Lake Contary Thursday, May 25? Everybody else is going. Make up your little party and join the crowd.
Miss Maggie Myers, who has been teaching in South Dakota the past year, arrived in Sabetha Monday for an extended visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Myers.
Remember that this office is prepared to do all kinds of job work, and solicits a share of your patronage.
100 Years ago
Thursday, May 16, 1918
“If you have a boy at Camp Funston and desire to see him before he leaves for France, I would advise you to come to the camp at your earliest opportunity,” declared Col James H. Reeves, commander of the 353rd Infantry, of the national army, the All-kansas regiment.
Father Wasinger expects to have his new parochial school in operation by September. Two sisters will teach. It is believed there will be fifty pupils. The building will be between the church and the parsonage and in the rear of them. There is a large yard and plenty of room for a playground. Father Wasinger certainly has made things hum at Fidelity.
Mrs. Charlie Graham, of Fairview, has an old hen, who is raising a family of five chickens and is laying an egg every day. That is getting them going and coming. To be sure the chicks were not of her own bearing and are adopted. But it is rare for even an adopted mother to work for her country like this old girl is.
We may make the world a democracy but there will always be the aristocracy of intelligence, cleanliness and courage. Utopia is reached when these qualities comprise the only aristocracy.
75 Years Ago
Wednesday, May 19, 1943
Millions of American men hundreds from the area have found that things are different in the army. They make the adjustments necessary with characteristic American aptitude, but many wonder at the reasons for some for the army’s different ways of doing things. Basic Field Manual 22-5 explains why the army pronounces oblique which civilians call “obleek,” as “oblike.” The manual says the word is more audible when pronounced with a long “i”. It is used in giving certain commands in close order drill.
Ted Hopper, former Sabetha boy who has been working in a war plant at Wichita, is now in the navy and is at the naval training station at Farragut, Id. (See addresses) He writes, “I like it fine and the navy is a great life.” He follows his father, Art Hopper, into the navy. Art is a Chief Petty Officer, is now somewhere in the Pacific.
We would like to take a stand, once for all, as opposed to the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner” on the radio, or by any means of reproduction unless at an organized gathering where proper respect may be rendered. Even short strains of the national anthem should be avoided in motion pictures. Our principal objection to radio use of this beautiful inspiring piece of music is that it finds its way into all sorts of places where proper respect either cannot or will not be given.
Mrs. Louise Block, of the Civic Theatre entertained the graduates from Sabetha High School and the five nurse graduates from St Anthony hospital at the second showing of the picture, “China Girl” Thursday night.
50 Years ago
Thursday, May 16, 1968
Medals for Vietnam combat performance were presented Saturday to two former Marines at the Marine Corps Reserver Training Center in Topeka. The Bronze Star with “V” device nation’s fourth highest award for heroism – was presented to Sgt. Raul W. Saavedra, Junction City, while the Navy Achievement Medal with combat “V” went to Cpl. Clarence Oliver Hayes, Sabetha.
Robert Kelling, administrator of the Sabetha Community Hospital, appeared at the Monday meeting and participated in a discussion regarding the providing of ambulance service for Sabetha, Popkess Mortuary previously announced that they would be forced to discontinue this service effective July 1, 1968. Mr. Kelling gave information on the new Medicare regulations relating to ambulance service. The possibility of the hospital participating in the ambulance service was also discussed briefly and also the fire department.
Ten outstanding students who will be enrolled in the Kansas State University College of Home Economics during 1968-1969 have been awarded Margaret Justin scholarships. Included among the recipients is Mary Hildwein, a 1968 graduate of Sabetha High School who will major in foods and nutrition.
Kansas State university Cadet Danny R. Carpenter, Sabetha, had been promoted to the rank of Cadet Colonel in the Air Force ROTC Detachment 270. His promotion was announced by Colonel B. L. Ruggles, Professor of Aerospace Studies at Kansas State.
25 Years ago
Wednesday, May 19, 1993
Preschoolers in need of special education services will now be able to have those needs met right here in Nemaha Country. Beginning this fall, the Holton Special Education Cooperative will expand its services within USD 441 by offering an early childhood handicapped (ECH) classroom in Sabetha and an additional interelated classroom (IRC) at Wetmore. The co-op currently provides all special education services to USD 441. These programs include two inter-related classrooms at Sabetha Elementary, one at Sabetha High and one at Wetmore.
Sabetha City Commissioners will draft a new contract for fire protection to Rural Fire District No. 5 that will include provisions set forth in a memo dated May 11 from the fire district board. Labeled as a compromise by commissioners, the memo draws closest to an agreement between the two groups who have been negotiating over the city’s rate increase for providing fire protection to the area.
Twenty local, county and state law enforcement officers were involved in a search for an armed carjacker over the weekend which turned out to be initiated from a bogus report. The Nemaha County Sheriff’s office received a call Friday night, May 14, during which two juvenile girls alleged they had been car jackers at gunpoint near the stop at U.S. 75 and 36 Highways and forced to drive toward Woodlawn.
Patti Gollmes of Fairview has been selected as one of the five recipients of the Second Annual Midwest Organ Bank Nursing Scholarship Award. Recognition of recipients was formally made at the 20th Annual Transplant Symposium May 14 at the Ritz Carlton in Kansas City. Gollmes, herself a transplant recipient, received a $1,000 scholarship for her college study. She earned a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Wichita State University and is now pursuing a master’s degree at Wichita State.
10 Years ago
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Jacob Nagely, the son of Mark and Jennifer Nagely of Sabetha is the 2008 recipient of the Raymond Rokey Memorial Scholarship. He is the fifth Sabetha High School senior so honored since the scholarship was established in 2004. The scholarship is worth $2,500 for each of two consecutive semesters. Captain Rokey served with valor and was killed in action in Europe.
According to the Riley County Police Department, Patrick McGraw, 51, of Sabetha has been charged with attempted second degree murder and aggravated battery following an altercation that sent two men to the hospital, one with a life-threating cut to the neck. McGraw was arrested Monday evening, May 5, following an altercation involving a kitchen knife at an apartment the men shared in Manhattan. Robert Gantt, 24, a 2002 graduate of Hiawatha High School, was transported to Mercy Hospital in Manhattan and admitted for treatment of the cut to the neck. Patrick Wentz was treated for a cut to the hand and released.
Topeka police have arrested a Sabetha man for allegedly assaulting a mail carrier. Ronald Kenneth Brooks Jr., 26, was booked into the Shawnee County Jail late Thursday, May 8, on charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and battery. At about 3:45 p.m., police responded to the 2100-block of Southeast Ohio, where a 22-year-old woman said a man had knocked on the front door of a residence and forced his way inside when she answered. Once inside the woman said, the intruder displayed a gun to her and the baby she was holding. Taking nothing and injuring no one, he left.
At an induction ceremony Friday afternoon, May 9, the Bern chapter of the National Honor Society inducts seven new members. New members are Marcus Baumgartner, Megan Huls, Ben Leuthold, McKenzie McClellan, Amanda Meyer, Keithen Meyer and Travis Meyer. Current members are Gabe Kaster, Rachel Leuthold, Tyler Russell, Melisa Thomason, chapter president Bryson Haverkamp, Molly Edelman, Tanner Strathman, Samantha Wetzel, chapter vice-president Tim Walker and chapter advisor Anthony Howser.