125 Years Ago
Friday, September 8, 1893
Notice. – There will be an examination held at the school building, beginning at 9 o’clock on Friday, September 15th, for all pupils of the high school who wish to remove any conditions, and for all pupils from the country wishing to enter the high school.
Mrs. DeVoe’s lecture Wednesday evening was fairly well attended, and the lecture was well received. She is a forcible speaker and presented the arguments in favor of woman’s suffrage in an able manner.
One would have supposed that there was no live stock for shipment in the country the first of August, but during the month thirty cars were shipped from Sabetha.
Charley Ott has no trouble in finding perfect ears of corn in his field fourteen inches in length, and twelve-inch ears are so numerous as to be hardly worth mentioning.
100 Years Ago
Thursday, September 5, 1918
The material stolen from Tranquil school district No. 63 must be returned at once or the school board will institute prosecutions. The board does not care to cause trouble but knows who took the stuff and will certainly invoke the law unless promptly return is made of everything. – Adv.
Miss Dusky Whitehead made two handsome posters to exhibit in the allies cause at the Seneca Fair. They will be brought to Sabetha after the fair and displayed in windows here at home.
The Herald advertising again proves itself a success. G. J. Lehnherr reports the return of the tire which was taken off of his car. It was returned to the wrong house, Thursday morning, but the neighbor recognized it and returned it to Mr. Lehnherr, who appreciates having it returned.
Brown county has a breech of promise suit, Miss Anna Winkler of White Cloud having brought suit against William Ploeger, who was married three months ago to another girl in Missouri. Miss Winkler asks $10,000 damages.
75 Years Ago
Wednesday, September 8, 1943
Mr. and Mrs. Ed B. Strahm have received the Purple Heart medal, posthumously awarded to their son, Staff Sergeant Elgin A. Strahm, as an expression of the country’s gratitude for his gallantry and devotion. The award was sent by Robert Patterson, acting Secretary of War, during the absence of Secretary of War Stimson. A letter expressing sympathy to the parents and a eulogy of their son was written by Secretary Patterson.
The 2474 Nemaha County farmers cooperating in the present farm program are going to be the Triple-A supervisors this year, with each man checking his own farm, members of the county AAA committee announce. Township meetings are being held to help with the supervising. Notices are sent out regarding the meetings.
The smallest freshman class to enroll in a number of years highlighted the enrollment at Sabetha High School Monday morning. Forty freshmen, usually the class at enrollment time totals nearly 70 and a few years ago nearly 90 students enrolled, answered “here.”
Twenty-three of the piano pupils of Miss Marian Spencer presented an enjoyable recital Friday evening, September 3, at eight o’clock at the Bern Evangelical church. Relatives and friends gathered to enjoy the young people’s efforts, and a fine program was presented. Miss Spencer played Chopin’s “Polonaise In C Minor” and MacDowell’s “To a Wild Rose” and Schumann’s “Traumerei” after her pupils’ part in the musicale.
50 Years Ago
Thursday, September 5, 1968
The Sabetha Parent Teachers Organization will have their first meeting of the school year on Tuesday, Sept. 10th at 7:30 p.m. in the multi purpose room in the grade school. Come early, membership dues will be accepted for those that wish to join at this time and to allow time for name tags. Dues are 50c per person. Baby sitting will be provided by the Kayettes.
New coach Mark Fahring has been working with a squad of some 55 Sabetha Bluejay football hopefuls for nearly two weeks now. Under a new Kansas ruling, football players were allowed to begin practice a week early this year. This is designed to get the boys into good condition before contact work begins. They were not allowed to wear pads last week and most of the effort was concentrated on running and conditioning.
The Sabetha Kiwanis Club was highly honored August 29 with the presence of Mayor Luther Clark, Highway patrolman Harvey Tewes, who gave of his time and experience to help with the program, and Officer Roy L. Branaum who arranged and brought the program. The program was concerning Bicycle Safety.
David Gilbert, 317 North 13th, Sabetha, has pledged Alpha Delta Fraternity at Washburn University of Topeka. Rush Week opened last Wednesday and ran through Saturday morning when the new pledges were announced. Each day the rushes attended parties given by the six fraternities at Washburn.
25 Years Ago
Wednesday, September 8, 1993
Sabetha residents will get their chance, along with thousands of others across the country, to fight “the equal opportunity disease” Saturday, Oct. 2. The Memory Walk, benefiting the national Alzheimer’s Association, will be sponsored by the organization’s Topeka chapter, along with other groups.
“It’s been fun this afternoon,” said Dale Aue as he held out a box of cookies, offering one to road-weary 18-month-old Lauren Filby, Overland Park. Aue, his wife, Betty, and Hobart and Mildred Wikle were in the final hour of the opening shift of the 33rd annual Labor Day safety stop.
The Saturday, Sept. 11, recycling drop off day is the first time the committee will be accepting magazines for recycling. The drop off will be at the Nemaha County fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to noon. There have been many inquiries about the list of wanted items and now they are.
Arlen Lierz will be singing at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson on Thursday, Sept. 16. Lierz is the son of Marvin and Roberta Lierz, rural Sabetha.
10 Years Ago
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
There is something new in the air around Sabetha. One electrician, with the help of another, is taking a few steps toward the future…sustainable energy. Jeremy Sweat, owner of Sweat Electric in Sabetha, recently has installed the first residential-size wind generator in the area, called Skystream. Where is this potential eyesore one may wonder. It can be found at the country home of fellow electrician Alan Meyer. But look carefully, or you just might miss it.
Frances McGraw said she is a victim of thieves entering her locked apartment – during daylight hours when she was not home – and warns Sabetha residents. “Keep your doors and windows locked,” McGraw advises residents. “Have a deadbolt installed. If you think something in your home seems a bit out of place, or is missing, call the police or sheriff.” About three months ago, McGraw said, she started becoming aware that money was missing. “My first thought was ‘I’m old and getting forgetful,” she said. “But after several times, I realized that money was indeed missing. I has not ‘misplaced’ it and forgot where I put it.”
Twenty-six Kansas utilities – including the City of Sabetha municipal, Nemaha Marshall REC and Brown Atchison Electric Cooperative Association – have been unable to resolve differences with the Federal Emergency Management Agency that would enable them to make permanent repairs to electric facilities damaged in the December 2007 ice storm.
The Sabetha Elementary School was host to some surprise visitors Tuesday, August 26, when TV’s “Dog Whisperer,” Cesar Millan and his wife Illusion dropped in for an impromptu and brief visit. Millan and his wife demonstrated for the children and faculty certain canine characteristics and answered questions regarding their pet’s behavior and how to interact with a strange dog. Following the demonstrations, the Millans took time out for a photo with the SES students and faculty.