125 Years Ago
Friday, September 29, 1893
Geo. E. Black returned to Sabetha Monday night after a week in St. Joseph. Having been a witness to the big fire in that city, Monday, he thinks he got enough of it after finishing his night at the fire here.
Elihu Sargent, having heard Tuesday morning that Sabetha was burning up, hastened down on the first freight to see what was left of us, even if he had been in bed for 84 hours. He is rejoicing over his coming promotion to the day job at Axtell Junction, the last of this week.
We are waiting now for that wood some of our subscribers wanted to bring in on subscription. Don’t be afraid of all coming at once. There is plenty of room.
Having lost my Photograph gallery by fire, I Solicit outdoor work such as views of buildings, etc. First class work at greatly reduced prices, as I need money. Leave word at C. T. Whittenhalls. – E. M. Maynard.
100 Years Ago
Thursday, September 26, 1918
The Sabetha State Guards is getting away to a splendid start. Captain Staubus is developing into a splendid commanding officer. Charley Miller, lieutenant of the company, took charge of the guards for a part of the work Monday night and showed the poise of the old regular. He knows the job Draft registrants will secure some valuable preliminary training by joining the State Guards.
Will the Agriculture college typewritists kindly expend a quarter for new manifold paper? We can’t tell what they want us to print, and are liable to get in wrong and make the farmers plant their sweet potatoes in cement and store their wheat seed in the garret.
Elsewhere the city gives notice to boil city water. Miss Battey believes, however that the next city test will remove the objection of the state chemist. In the mean time, boil the water.
Dr. Deaver may not be able to build his home for the present after all. The government it seems has ordered that no residences at an expense of over $2,500 be erected during the period of the war. Dr. Deaver is at home in Mrs. Force’s house, comfortable and centrally located, and he may have to remain there indefinitely.
75 Years Ago
Wednesday, September 29, 1943
Henry Schlarman of southwest of Goff received a letter over a week ago from his brother, Alvin, about 32 years of age, that he was in a U.S. prison camp near Clinton, Mississippi. It was the first word Henry had received from any of his family in a long time. The brother was a German soldier, but could not tell where he was captured. Two other brothers are also soldiers. Henry left Germany 20 years ago and doubts if he would know his brothers if he saw them. – Goff Advance.
The Sabetha Bluejays will open their home football season Friday night when they meet the Powhattan team. Powhattan defeated Horton 34 to 7 in their first game Friday. Judging from this score Coach Corrigan has turned up with another powerful team. The Bluejays are in excellent condition and came through the Troy tilt without any injuries. Lynn Lukert, fleet halfback, has been bothered with sore feet. He saw no action against Troy, but will probably be in shape to assist with the offensive work against Powhattan.
Prospect has been that it would take a number of dads from Nemaha county to fill the first October draft call. However, it is understood the call has been received and is quite small, so will not require the dads yet. Drafting of fathers is a hot topic in Congress. It appears that Senator Wheeler’s bill to defer, the drafting of fathers until the first of the year will fail, but the discussion is bringing up some interesting facts that may result in delay.
Joseph Stueve, Axtell, has a card direct Friday morning from his son, Emmett G. “Buckles” Stueve, pharmacist’s mate second class, U.S. navy, who is a prisoner of the Japanese. He is at the headquarters of Military prison camps, Phillippine Island No. 3.
50 Years Ago
Thursday, September 26, 1968
C. F. Kopp, chairman of the Brown County ASC Committee, was seriously injured Saturday afternoon, September 21, while horseback riding. According to Mrs. Kopp, he is at the Sabetha Community Hospital where he is suffering from a broken pelvis, broken ribs and a severely bruised back. Mr. Kopp is also experiencing a paralysis in his left leg, said Mrs. Kopp, but doctors are hoping it is temporary due to pinched nerves.
A two car collision on Main Street at 5 a.m. Sunday morning resulted in two cars being a total loss and one man being injured according to a Sabetha police report. Al Skoch was treated at the Sabetha hospital where he received stitches for gashes on his head and hand. Glen Keim was driving a 1958 Oldsmobile belonging to Skoch when it struck head-on a 1962 Pontiac owned by Harry Snooks. The Snook Pontiac was parked on east Main Street in front of his home.
The Government classes of Sabetha High School will sponsor a “car wash” Saturday from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., at the Kurz-Franklin Lumber Company. Price per car is 50c. The purpose for this car wash is to raise money to pay for the rental of a billboard on Highway 75 south of town. The billboard will say “Remember the Pueblo.”
The Sabetha Bluejays face a big Lansing eleven in the first home game of the year Friday night. Although Lansing suffered a 33-0 lacing at the hands of Baldwin Friday night while the Jays were being edged by Sts. Peter and Paul of Seneca 9-7, the defeat is looked upon with some misgivings by Jay coaches since Baldwin is rated the No. 1 Class AAA team in Kansas by the Topeka Capital. Lansing has a giant forward wall.
25 Years Ago
Wednesday, September 29, 1993
While the nation waits for the federal health care reform plan to meet Congressional approval and be sent forth from Washington, rural hospitals are finding it necessary to initiate some of their own ideas about what will work best in their communities. Integration and cooperative networking were three buzz words used by a leading hospital administrator in describing the efforts smaller institutions must consider. Some of the concepts Michael Tuohy advocated during the American Hospital Association’s annual conference were good planning, open communications with the community and establishing relationships.
They have been fondly referred to as a “pair-a-docs,” but husband and wife veterinary team Calvin and Jeannie Binns know that medicine and marriage can be a complimentary combination. Both doctors of veterinary medicine, the Binns own and operate Countryside Animal Clinic near Wetmore, just inside the county line. They bought the clinic in September 1990.
Commissioners learned Monday night that the City of Sabetha needs to add a primary feeder line to increase the amount of electricity it can supply to one of its top users. City Administrator Ted Hayden identified the need to boost the current kilowatt level of 2,400 to 7,200 volts in order to continue adequately serving Mid-American Dairymen Inc., which accounts for 30 percent of the city’s electrical volume. As more demands are placed on the city’s power plant – new apartment complexes, building expansion, etc. – a strain is incurred on the system’s current eight switches which are each designed to carry a maximum of 2,400 kilowatts.
Daniel Keim, a kindergartner at Sabetha Elementary School, participated Thursday in the identa-Kid Program, sponsored by Sabetha High School FHA members. Keim, the son of Stan and Donna Keim, was one of 75 children fingerprinted by police officers Chris Willis and Carl Deters.
10 Years Ago
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sabetha High School’s Homecoming is Friday, September 26. The Homecoming Royalty will be crowned at halftime of the Sabetha High School football game versus Hiawatha, which begins at 7 p.m. Candidates for Homecoming King are Clinton Bruning, Caleb Kesler and Mitch Allen. Candidates for Homecoming Queen are Sophia Brownlee, Kasha Koch and Rachel Kennally.
Before casting a yes or no vote on the proposed $9.5 million school bond issue in November, voters may be wondering what are we getting at Sabetha and Wetmore? At Sabetha High School, the project would add a total of 35,653 square feet in new construction and remodel 1,361 square feet, at an estimated construction cost of $5.8 million. At WAC, the project would add 12,793 square feet in new construction and remodel 707 square feet, at an estimated construction cost of $2.2 million.
In today’s world it appears that on a daily basis there is a new scam for people to try to trick people out of their money. The newest scam that the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Department has become aware of is being called the Medicare scam. This scam involves a caller telling the person that he is calling in reference to Medicare and wants to know the person’s bank account number.
Wetmore High School English teacher, Linda Boyd, received honors not for her excellence as a volunteer on stage but for her work on a production at Topeka Civic Theatre. The Renna Hunter Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role for a play was awarded to Boyd during the Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy’s annual volunteer recognition banquet held on Aug. 23.