Memories: June 20, 2018
125 Years ago
Friday, June 24, 1893
Our exchanges for the past few weeks have been teeming with long winded editorials on the business situation. We could easily spare the space just now, but anyone who has heard the brief and forcible way in which George Adams dispose of the matter would be fatigued with anything we might have to offer. Some time when we have to offer. Some time when we have less space and people are cheerful enough to appreciate a good thing we intend to print George’s treatise in full.
A. H. Unkefer was the victim of a birthday surprise last Tuesday, a number of the neighbors being present to help make it complete. He was the recipient of a nice new watch and other presents and says he likes to be victimized.
Ten cars of live stock went out over the Grand Island for Chicago Wednesday evening. R. W. Moorhead had two cars of cattle and one of hogs; James Partridge, one car of cattle; John Fulton, four cars of cattle and one of hogs; Freiburghouse and West, one car of cattle. John Fulton R. W. Moorhead, Victor Fulton G.W. Hook and Adolph Weiss went along.
New England organ, almost as good as new, at a bargain. For further information inquire of Laura Hastings at the New York Store.
100 Years ago
Thursday, June 20, 1918
Notice to Mow Weeds. Notice is hereby given that all property owners in the city of Sabetha must cut all weeds in the street in front of their premises. This is the law. Those who neglect to observe the law are liable to arrest and fine. Persons so liable should cut weeds at once. William Felmlee, City Marshal.
All rural school boards in Capioma, Rock Creek and Berwick townships are requested to meet with the Sabetha War Savings Stamp committee Saturday night at 9 o’clock in the city hall. The farmers composing the country school boards- most of them – say they are too busy to read up on all the dope for June 28 and asked to have it explained. This will be done at the meeting Saturday night in Sabetha. Brown county boards will be gladly welcomed. The captains of the five Sabetha teams are especially invited to be present at this meeting. Any or all members of the Sabetha teams mentioned elsewhere in this issue of The Herald may come if convenient.
Plow your ground as soon as you have harvested your wheat and oats. Clo Humphrey last year plowed part of his wheat ground as soon as harvest was over and plowed the balance later. He says he can tell exactly by the condition of his wheat crop this year what ground was not. The wheat on early plowed ground is in perfect condition. That plowed only a little later is not nearly so good.
The surgical dressings department will after this week be in the old Commercial Club rooms. There will be no meeting Friday night as they are now moving this department. The garments will be made in the old quarters as heretofore.
75 Years Ago
Wednesday, June 23, 1943
Children’s Day was observed on Sunday, June 13, at the First Congregational Church with a program that was much enjoyed by all. The choir composed of the children from the Primary and Junior Departments with Mrs. George Althouse as Choir Leader, sang the Processional Hymn, “Holy, Holy Holy,” led by two candle bearers, RaJean Imthurn and Marilyn Roberts. The regular order of worship was conducted with the choir singing the responses. Emma Anna Masterson and Joanne Johnson read the Scripture Lesson.
It has been said before, and will be said many times again. “It’s a small world.” Mrs. Harry Moulton, writing Mrs. Merrill Hoffman of Sabetha, makes the same comment as she tells of a coincidence that with its sequel, is quite remarkable. A Mr. Adams lives next door in the Moultons in Huntington Park, Calif. He found a wrist chain on the streets of Los Angeles with the name of Harold Hoffman, Sabetha, Kansas, on it. Mrs. Adams asked Harry if he knew of such a person. Harry said he certainly did. Harold Hoffman and Melvin Wenger are rooming together in Los Angeles, Harold working in an airplane plant, Melvin in a feed mill. Mrs. Moulton wrote Mrs. Hoffman telling her of the coincidence.
Darle Page and Leonard Greer will teach swimming classes for younger children at the Sycamore Springs pool each Friday evening at 7:30. There will be no charge for the lessons, just regular admission to the pool. The boys will start out with fundamentals, later on will give more advanced work and some diving instruction. Cedric Stine is the life guard at the pool.
Ernest Hohnbaum, baker, who has his leg amputated, has grit. When his baker got sick he was wheeled to his bake shop, got bread baking ready for his helpers to supply his customers. – Hiawatha World.
50 Years ago
Thursday, June 20, 1968
Deborah Strahm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Strahm, is taking a month’s study-tour of Europe under the sponsorship of International Cultural Exchange Schools, Inc., located at Salt Lake City, Utah. She is traveling with eleven other high school graduates and college young ladies chaperoned by Mrs. Walter Kohrs or Geneseo, Kansas.
Kansas State University student, Darlene Strahm of Sabetha, has been selected as one of twelve delegates to represent K-State at the Midwest Model United Nations (MMUN). The Midwest Model United Nations is the largest intercollegiate activity of its kind to be held in the Midwest. It is designed to stimulate interest in the United Nations and to give each participant an insight into the positions of all countries on current issues.
Galen Keith Brey, Sabetha, is among the 328 new University of Kansas freshmen who attended the first of eight K.U. Previews this summer. In the 2-1/2 day program Previewers met with deans and academic advisors, pre-enrolled, completed placement examinations and arranged other matters for the start of school in September.
Dr. Max Strang, vice president of Piedmont College, Demorest, Ga., will be guest speaker Sunday morning, June 23, at the local Congregational Church in the 10:45 service. He will also speak and show slides of the college and the student at work, etc., on Sunday evening following a basket supper at 7:00.
25 Years ago
Wednesday, June 23, 1993
You live in the country, miles from the nearest fire hydrant, and your house is ablaze. If you live within reach of the Sabetha Fire Department, you’re a little luckier than others. “The only way to get water in a rural area, usually, is to haul your own,” Sabetha Assistant Fire Chief Bob Steiner said. “We’re fortunate we can carry with us, with two tank trucks, almost 4,000 gallons.” But when that water is gone it’s back to town or to the nearest standpipe for more. But officials at the Glacial Hills Resource Conservation and Development District are attempting to add another option, “dry hydrants.”
Co-op’s Jeff Williams discovered evidence of wheat head blight in the field on the northern edge of Sabetha. Here the top part of the wheat head is blank, but the bottom third is all right. The disease is very scattered across the area, he said, and worse in fields where corn and milo had been planted. Williams is crop production manager with Farmers Cooperative’s Sabetha plant.
The likelihood that Enviro-Tex, a company with an innovative recycling method, will locate a processing facility in Sabetha has sparked curiosity among some of the city’s residents. Commissioners were confronted at Monday night’s meeting by two concerned citizens and asked to provide additional information about the company. Selena Brownlee and Lafe Bailey, residents with property near the proposed plant location adjacent to Sabetha’s Industrial Park, were curious about environmental cleanliness of the operation, disposal of bi-products from extraction and what could happen if Enviro-Tex parent company – a Canadian solid waste management firm – would ever move its business to the site.
The Sabetha Chamber of Commerce’s annual July 4 fireworks celebration has been canceled this year because of rising insurance costs for the city. Last year, the Sabetha Lions Club and the Chamber backed a public celebration, which took place at the Sabetha High School. Janice Meyer, Chamber vice president, said that money was the primary, but not the only factor for discontinuing the event. Another reason is the proximity of other fireworks displays.
10 Years ago
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Rita Buurman, Chief Executive Officer of Sabetha Community Hospital, recently announced her decision to retire after “a wonderful 40 years” of working at the hospital. “I am ready for a new chapter in my life,” she explained. “I plan to enjoy a little more relaxing life, spend more time with family and in my flower garden. Buurman began her career at Sabetha Community Hospital Inc. after a call from Dr. Cecil Hunnicutt inviting her to work in the surgery department at a Registered Nurse.
Bachelor Controls, Inc. (BCI) and President Ray Bachelor were recently honored at the 15th Annual Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) Executive Conference, held in Savannah, Ga., in early May. Ray Bachelor was recognized by CSIA as the winner of its 2008 “Remember Me” Memorial Award. The honor memorializes Charles Bergman, considered the driving force behind the establishment of CSIA in 1993. The award’s first winner, Tom Wilson, founder of PCS UtiliData, who received the award in 2001.
Jordan Meyer, a 2008 Sabetha High School graduate, has been named to the National High School Coaches Association Academic All-American list for the 2007-2008 school year. The NHSCA in its 15 years of existence, has selected 106 athletes from 30 states from across the country for the prestigious honor. Meyer achieved a 4.0 grade point average at Sabetha High School and was named as the Salutatorian for his 2008 graduating class. Only 22 other students on the NHSCA roster achieved a 4.0 GPA.
An aerial view of the new Sabetha Skate Park illustrates the largest of several ramps at the new facility. The view is from the south and looking directly north. The park will officially open on Friday, June 20.