125 Years ago
Friday, May 26, 1893
Drop in and give us the names of a few of your neighbors who are not subscribers to this paper, so that we can send them a few sample copies.
R.W. Moorhead and John Fulton were in Omaha the last of last week looking for stock cattle. Mr. Fulton bought fifty head of 1,200 pound steers at an average price of about $375. Mr. Moorhead bargained for a bunch but the seller backed out before the cattle were weighed and he came back empty handed.
Advertisers and others interested are requested to note that matter intended for publication in this paper should reach the office not later than Thursday noon, and all who can do so would place us under obligation by getting their copy in as much earlier as possible. It is usually possible to get important matter in up till four o’clock, Thursday, but the earlier the better, always.
The special train of cattle shipped from Sabetha and Fairview last week struck a bad market and brought considerably less that the shippers had counted on.
100 Years ago
Thursday, May 23, 1918
The rain fall in and near Sabetha Monday and Tuesday totals three fourths of an inch. A little more than half an inch fell Tuesday night. Drag the roads.
Clarence Hatfield, who attends school at Pleasant Hill District No. 19 has gone nine consecutive years with neither an absent nor tardy mark during that time.
The troubles of a married man are as nothing to those of a society reporter. Now come all the other, crabbed old bachelors a knocking because The Herald society reporter referred to Jack Williamson as “fine looking.” Go to forsooth ye laggards and get ye wives! Know ye not that all men are fine looking on their wedding day to female scribes?
We have our griefs and troubles here, but we cannot weep no more, when we get such nice letters as the following from Mrs. B. E. Zimmerman, of Carlock, Ill., who writes: “I certainly could not do without your paper. I always read every item and enjoy reading it every week. You surely have a fine paper.” Gee, aint that grand?
75 Years Ago
Wednesday, May 26, 1943
Sabetha relatives have received announcement that Burton Ross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ross, received his wings at the Blackland Army Flying School at Waco, Texas Monday. Burton was reared in this community. He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ross.
Three officers and 32 men of the Sabetha Company of the Kansas State Guard participated in maneuvers of the First Battalion at Hiawatha Sunday. More than a thousand persons witnessed the afternoon exhibitions at the Hiawatha high school athletic field. The Sabetha organization was complimented by higher officers for its part in a demonstration of scouting and patroling, and will probably be given a similar assignment for work at the regimental encampment to be held at Hutchison next August.
The commissioners of Morrill Township will pay a reward of twenty-five dollars for information leading to the detection and arrest of any person depositing dead animals or other refuse along any road in said township. Highway Commissioner of Morrill Twp. – Adv.
Lightning struck the home of A. G. Slocum near Woodlawn last week during the storm. The bolt came down the chimney, destroyed two lengths of stove pipe and tore considerable plastering from the wall. Mr Slocum was lying on the bed near by but was not harmed. He says he believes the old adage that lighting causes no injury if one is on feathers because he was lying on a feather bed.
50 Years ago
Thursday, May 23, 1968
Mel Wenger registered the first hole-in-one of the 1968 season at the Sabetha Country Club Tuesday afternoon. Mel was playing with his wife, Viola, and used a three iron on the 200 yard second hole for his ace. Roger Popkess is the only other Sabethan to have an ace on No. 2. Mel finished the nine holes with a fine one over par 37 score.
A car containing four or five young people from the Goff area reportedly crashed into a creek bed around 10:30 Wednesday night on U.S. 75 just west of the Steiner Implement Co. The car reportedly left the highway, struck a light pole and a tree before plunging into a creek bed. One girl was reportedly taken to the Sabetha hospital but was not seriously injured and the other youngsters also escaped with minor cuts and bruises. The 1961 Chevrolet they were riding in was demolished. The Highway Patrol and Nemaha County Sheriff’s office investigated.
This community received another fine rain Wednesday. Skies were cloudy and temperatures cool all day long as the steady rain fell. Most reports ranged around one inch. The weatherman claims a likelihood of more moisture today.
The American legion Auxilary is preparing for Poppy Days this Saturday. They have requested that the Sub Scouts help in the sale of the poppies and that they wear their uniforms. All other children who would like to help Saturday morning are urged to do so. A penny is given to each child for every poppy they sell. Youngsters should meet at the Phillips 66 Propane office in Sabetha at nine o’clock.
25 Years ago
Wednesday, May 26, 1993
Nearly a month has passed since a tornado wrecked parts of Nemaha County and victims of the storm are recovering one step at a time. Those whose farms were hit hardest in the May 6 tornado that swept a 23-mile stretch between Sabetha and Seneca say clean-up efforts have been heightened by the actions of neighbors and other volunteers. At the Dan and Kathy Heinen farm, which suffered the loss of implement sheds, a garage, grain bins and damage to the house, neighbors began repairing fences almost immediately after the storm hit.
For the most, they don’t understand about needles and nurses. Hospital bills and sleepless nights spent in worry don’t mean a lot when you’re under 3 years of age. All they know is struggle and survival. But for the parents of three local children who have experienced life threatening illnesses, reality has proven much too powerful and as one mother described has been “emotionally devastating.”
Lynch Corporation of Greenwich, Conn., announced recently that a subsidiary of Lynch has entered into an agreement to acquire J.B.N. Telephone Company Inc., which provides local telephone service to approximately 2,300 customers in the Kansas towns of Fairview, Goff, Corning, Wetmore, Netawaka, Havensville, Soldier, Barnes, Mahaska, Narka, Munden, Cuba and Agenda.
Col. Lonnie McCollum, superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol has authorized additional troopers to work the high traffic periods of Memorial weekend in an attempt to reduce serious traffic crashed and resulting loss of life. McCollum said, “An average of five people have died in Kansas Memorial holiday traffic crashes over the last 10 years. That average is too high and we must lower it.”
10 Years ago
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
At the invitation of Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Jacob Nagely, a senior at Sabetha High School was selected to attend the 25th annual Governor’s Scholars Award Program Sunday, May 4, in Topeka. The recognition ceremony honors the top academic one percent of Kansas high school seniors. Scholars are selected from accredited public and private schools in the state.
Dear Editor, Thanks to the The Sabetha Herald for the opportunity to express my thoughts. I am sure that many, like myself, look at this time of year as one of the neatest times of the year. Some of the things that make it so are the many springtime things that come along. Soccer, baseball, leaves on the trees, the sound of lawn mowers and the smell of fresh cut grass. One thing that we haven’t had in the last few years that was looked forward to was going to the Library Park on Saturday mornings and buying produce, baked goods and other things that were offered to the early birds. I wasn’t ever able to find out for sure why those folks chose to go out of town to set up their stands. I do know, however, that there are many people in Sabetha who would welcome them if they would return this spring. I have talked to our City Administrator Doug Allen, and he has assured me that there would be no charge for anyone who would wish to sell their products there. I also have talked to the Chamber of Commerce and have been told they would be happy to help bring back this tradition to Sabetha. It would be my hope that the vendors and the Chamber could get together and bring this tradition back to the park. – Hugh Mitchell, Sabetha.
“There has to be a better way to do this,” decided Al Armstrong and Michael Goodman one summer afternoon, after pouring a curb and gutter in Sabetha in 100-degree heat. To form a curb and gutter, the concrete worker must pull two metal straps, the shape of the curb, across freshly poured concrete, giving it its proper shape and grade. Forming a curb and gutter by hand is a grueling task, requiring strength and skill. For tight turns, the worker’s only choice has been to form the curb by hand. It is such hard work, that only about 50 percent of concrete contractors will do curb work, the rest subcontract it out to others. Until now.
Mrs. Madeline Folks of New Cambria, Mo., and the late Mr. James Folks announce the engagement of their daughter, Suzanne Folks to Harland Schuster of Morrill. Harland is the son of Mrs. Rita Schuster of Morrill and the late Mr. Leland Schuster. Suzanne is an administrative assistant, and is currently employed as the Office Professional for the Brown County Extension office in Hiawatha. Harland farms in the Morrill area. The couple is planning a July 26 wedding at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sabetha.