125 Years ago
Friday, August 25, 1893
The first number of the Axtell Anchor under the new management shows a marked improvement in both editorial and mechanical execution. It is brimful of local news, and is altogether a paper that the people of Axtell need not be ashamed of. They should show their appreciation by a liberal patronage.
The farmers of this vicinity have every reason to congratulate themselves on their prospects. This seems to be a year of short crops. Ask any visitor who you meet and he will tell you of drouth and short crops in every direction.
Jacob Meisner and Joe Aeschleman stalwart Democrats from Berwick township, were in town Monday. The late rains and excellent corn prospects. Mr. Meisner thinks, is assuring that the Democrats will be more numerous. – Bern Press. The idea that water makes Democrats is contrary to all history.
Will the Sabetha Republican-Herald please republish the apology from the ball club of that city for the slur which appeared in its columns. – Robinson Index. Assuredly not. If the ball club of this city want any apologies published in this paper, they know the way to the office. If any person or persons at Robinson were injured by anything that appeared in these columns, we will be glad to make such reparation as is in our power if the injured party will point out our mistake.
100 Years ago
Thursday, August 22, 1918
A number of young folks were delightfully entertained at the Lukert home, in the country Sunday in honor of Paul. He is one of the 1918 registrants and expects to be called this month. Pictures were taken and various games played. Ice cream and wafers were served.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy White and Harry, Vic’s father, left Sunday for their homes in St. Louis. It is customary to give the women a “jolly” for their good looks so when we men get a chance at it we are going to take it. It can’t be denied that those White boys are terribly good looking. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hendrie and Misses Carrie and Nettie White went as far as Hiawatha with their brothers and to take in a chicken fry dinner with Hiawatha friends.
The John Reinhart house has changed hands again. John Burgett bot it this week and will move on to the property September 1. He has been living in Tom Bestwick’s house on the north side of town.
Walter Draney’s barn burned at 2 o’clock Tuesday morning. Some grain hay three head of horses and a Ford automobile were destroyed. It is not known how it started.
75 Years Ago
Wednesday, August 25, 1943
The Herald had barely settled Major Jimmy Cavender and his wife, Fern, and their furniture in a happy home in Dallas, when a card said they had been transferred to Tulsa and were in the Tulsa Hotel. Before we could change them to that spot, another card said they had been returned to Dallas. Whether they got their house and furniture again has not been learned but a letter to follow the card is promised.
The Sabetha American Legion post has sent a total of 30,000 cigaretes to soldiers overseas, according to Ben Grimm, adjutant of the local post. The Legion provided the first 10,000 cigaretes from its own coffers at a cost of $25. To increase the supply, bomb banks were placed in stores around town. A few weeks later $17 was taken from these banks and recently an additional $21 income was received from them.
A deputy income tax collector will be available to persons desiring assistance in the preparation of the new income tax returns and the Declaration of Estimated Tax due from business men by September 15 and farmers by December 15. He will be at the post office in Sabetha on Saturday, September 4, and will provide information for all who seek it.
Sale of buildings at Lake Nemaha Friday afternoon brought a crowd of 1,000 or more men, many from 50 miles or more away, and all buildings offered sold at good figures. It was estimated the total sale was between $10,000 and $11,000.
50 Years ago
Thursday, August 22, 1968
U.S. Air Force Major Keith D. Heiniger, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Heiniger of Fairview, Kan., has been decorated with 12 military medals at Francis E. Warren AFB, Wyo. Major Heiniger was awarded the Silver Star, three Distinguished Flying Crosses (DFC), and nine Air Medals for action in Southeast Asia.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Heise of Hamlin have received word that their son, Duane Heise, of Tustin, Calif., has won a new 1968 Mercury Montego and one week vacation for two on the island of Jamaica in the West Indies. Mr. Heise won first prize in the nationwide Mercury Showroom Visitor Registration contest, which was sponsored by the Lincoln-Mercury Division of Ford Motor Company. He was one of five persons nationwide who won a car and one of two persons who won the Jamaica trip.
Richard Ayers has accepted a job with Gustin Bacon Mfg. Co., a division of Certain-teed products Corp. The company is located at 3050 Fairfax Road, Kansas City, Kans. Richard will be training to become an industrial engineer. His training will involve time studies, work measurements, incentive evaluations, plant layout and material handling.
The Sabetha Cemetery Board announces that fall trimming, will start Sept 1, all grave decorations will be removed. Any wishing to pick up any decorations, please do so by Sept. 1st or they will be hauled away.
25 Years ago
Wednesday, August 25, 1993
Kevin Kaster with Lukeroth Masonry, Centralia, forefront, was laying brick on the north wide of the new Apostolic Christian Home apartment complex Friday. The exterior of the building is alternated with brick and stucco coverings.
Pony Creek Lake reached contractual completion last week and on Friday afternoon the gate was closed allowing the lake to fill up to its 171-surface acre capacity. The state engineer gave final inspection and approval of the project, which is 186 days in excess of the contract completion date. That delay includes a 20-day extension granted to the contractor Ebert Construction of Wamego.
Persons who found themselves unemployed because of July’s heavy rains and flooding may be able to go to work for the county under a newly-funded program. The Kansas Department of Human Resources’ Emergency Dislocated Workers Assistance Program will cost Nemaha County nothing, said County Clerk Anita Heiman.
An alleged auto theft case has left the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Department a little leery of dealing with Iowa authorities. “It was a mess,” Nemaha County Sheriff Butch Clark said of the incident. A car reported stolen in Stanton, Iowa, was recovered along U.S. 75 Highway south of Sabetha Aug. 16, and an anonymous tip led deputies to a residence in Oneida. There male and female juveniles, both 14, and a 19-year-old, all from Randolph, Iowa, were taken into custody.
10 Years ago
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
In March of 2007, Sabetha FFA member Christy Klein, with the help of fellow member Trevor Huppert designed a T-shirt that was entered in the National FFA T-shirt design contest. The motivation for the design came from the Abby Road album by the Beatles and the design is entitled “Aggie Road.” The design was chosen as one of the six 2007 winners. As a result, the Sabetha FFA Chapter receives 50 percent of the net proceeds of the sale of the shirt for the first year. That year ends on Aug. 31, 2008.
The Arbor Day Foundation has named Morrill a Tree City USA community, to honor Morrill’s commitment to community forestry. It is the third year Morrill has received this national recognition. The Morrill Tree Board has a tree planting during Morrill Days in honor or Morrill’s Arbor Day. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
Peaches are ripe and ready for picking at Grimm’s Gardens. The trees are pruned, so all picking can be done from the ground, and a family can enjoy an outing to pick peaches. The peaches are freestone and very juicy, with some measuring up to 3 inches in diameter. It is best to pick the peaches when they are still firm on the tree, after all green color is gone an they have their good blush, red-yellow, peach color.
Athletic directors and principals from the Big Seven League will meet at Holton High School Tuesday, Aug. 26, to vote on accepting Perry Lecompton and Santa Fe Trail as part of the league. Sabetha High School Principal Todd Evans and Matt Garber the Bluejay Athletic Director, will represent Sabetha at the league meeting. What has prompted the league action was the departure of Maur Hill/Mount Academy and ACCHS from the Big Seven in two years.