125 Years ago
Friday, October 6, 1893
We have been doing some job work for W. C. Coleman this week. He is so modest that we suppose it will be news to most of our readers that he has built up a mail order trade for his Home Made hosiery, that extends to all the states where woolen goods are worn.
Has it occurred to anybody lately that congress was called together about nine weeks ago in a case which was supposed to demand immediate action?
The Evans brothers have bought the old hotel corner across the street from Haxton’s. We do not know whether any building is in contemplation or not.
Patronize Home Industries. – Attention is called to the advertisement of the Sabetha Nurseries in this issue. Buy of home establishments, and get your varieties true to name, and square dealing true to name, and square dealing all around. Buy of foreigners and when it turns out wrong you can roar against the wind. It pays to patronize home industries.
100 Years ago
Thursday, October 3, 1918
Everybody in Sabetha is expected to volunteer to buy Fourth Liberty bonds next Monday at the city hall. The committee will have a poll of the town and it is believed that at the end of the day Monday the count will show everybody on the townsite who can buy a bond will have visited the committee.
Matter brought into The Herald office Wednesday, often has to suffer being cut down. The fight for room and time on Wednesday is continuous. Please get your stuff in early.
At the Methodist prayer meeting, fifteen letters are written and those present sign the letters. These letters are sent to soldier boys on the Methodist honor roll. Fifteen letters will be written at each meeting until each soldier has received a letter.
Sour Stomach. Eat slowly, masticate your food thoroly, abstain from meat for a few days and in most cases the sour stomach will disappear. If it does not take one of Chamberlain’s Tablets immediately after supper. Red meats are most likely to cause sour stomach and you may find it best to cut them out.
75 Years Ago
Wednesday, October 6, 1943
Marvin Kreitzer, who is overseas, writes his parents that he is trying to learn enough French to talk to the natives in North Africa and finds the Arabs friendly. Weather is warm but not uncomfortable. Marvin’s address is on file at the Herald office.
Mrs. Ruby Carlson, Sabetha, widow of John Carlson, who was fatally injured in a truck accident on highway 36 near Troy on December 7, 1942, has filed suit in Nemaha county district court asking for $10,355.59 as a result of her husband’s death.
Joby Haynes and Leonard Kreitzer, Sabetha, pleaded guilty in justice court to liquor possession and were each fined $100 and sentenced to 60 days in jail. Haynes and Kreitzer were arrested by Sabetha officers, who found liquor in their car. With the men were Richard Jones, LeRoy Ross and Jake Zubler. The case was brought in district court and dismissed Monday as to the three men last named. – Seneca Courier Tribune.
Ernest Block has resigned his position with Warner Bros. as sales man after 13 years with the famous Hollywood company. It is such a job to get someone regularly at the Civic theater. Mr. Block’s health is none of the best, his doctor is fussing at him, so he has concluded he will take over in Sabetha.
50 Years ago
Thursday, October 3, 1968
The Sabetha High School band under the direction of Terry Tietjens will be among the 68 high school bands participating in the annual Band Day celebration at the University of Kansas Saturday. The band will parade through downtown Lawrence Saturday morning, will play at halftime of the KU-New Mexico football game.
A serious air of concern settled over the Brown County court room Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 1, prior to the arraignment hearings for James Jimeson, 19; Warren Plamann, 18; Ronald Rhodd, 18 and Robert Hodge, 20. The four were charged with unlawfully and willfully assaulting, beating and battering David Cole, Leonard Prochaska and Clarence Pollock, all teachers at Powhattan High School. They were also charged with unlawfully and willfully disturbing the peace and quiet of a school party.
Sometime between 11 p.m. Tuesday night and 12 p.m. Wednesday noon, a 1962 green Volkswagon was swiped in Sabetha. The car is owned by Herald editor, Ralph Tennal, and the theft was discovered sometime between spaghetti and ice cream by son No. 1. Jeff, who is the one who actually uses this vehicle most of the time Son No. 1 had run out to get something he had left in the car the night before when he had attended an SHS Key Club meeting.
A seven yard pass from Harlan Suther to Ken Cannon with only five seconds left in the game, gave the Wetmore High School Cardinals a come-from-behind victory over the Powhattan Red Devils Friday. The Cards had trailed the entire contest until the Suther-Cannon passing combine clicked for the winning TD.
25 Years ago
Wednesday, October 6, 1993
Sabetha residents may have noticed a small boost in prices at local gas pumps last week. Prices for gasoline and diesel fuel officially went up at midnight Oct. 1, thanks to a new federal tax. As of Sept. 21, the latest date figures were available, the average price for self serve regular unleaded gas in Kansas was $1.023 per gallon, $1.082 nationally, said director for AAA Automobile Club of Kansas. The new tax has added 4.3 cents per gallon to all automobile and truck fuels. That raises the federal tax to 18.4 cents per gallon for gasoline, 24.4 cents per gallon for diesel. The federal tax on jet fuel also went up, to 21.9 cents per gallon.
Work on the Sabetha Housing Corporation’s family housing project in Sabetha is in full swing. Pictured are employees of Garber Concrete, Sabetha, hard at work pouring concrete for the Farmer’s Home Administration-financed project Oct. 1. The complex is located on what was once the Sabetha Middle School football field, behind the Midtown Building. When completed, it will supply 24 new housing units.
An agreement between Nemaha County and two Nebraska counties for use of the Nemaha County Landfill was being held up earlier this week over a question of federal regulations. Pawnee and Richard counties in Nebraska were in favor two weeks ago of an agreement allowing trash haulers from there to use the landfill until a transfer station can be completed. Trash haulers would pay twice the in-county rate for disposal at the landfill.
Sabetha High School moved one step closer to gaining a renovated, expanded running track during Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. USD 441 board members, after hearing proposals from two engineering firms, voted to contract with Schwab-Eaton of Manhattan to draw a proposal for the track renovation. They also authorized the board clerk and president to sign the contract pending board attorney review. This measure passed on a 6 to 1 vote with Roger Hartter dissenting.
10 Years ago
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Sophia Brownlee and Clinton Bruning are crowned Sabetha High School Homecoming Queen and King Friday evening, September 26, during half-time of the Bluejays football game against the Hiawatha Red Hawks. Ashlyn Garber and Keenan Lippert are the Crown bearers. The victorious Bluejays successfully wrangled the Red Hawks to defeat.
At 6:19 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, the Sabetha Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at an implement shed at the farm home of Dennis and Linda Frazee at 2325 Highway 36 southwest of Sabetha. The shed, in which Dennis Frazee discovered flames in the rafters, contained 70 large bales of hay, a tractor, hay baler, swather and silo blower, Sabetha Fire Chief Jim Johnson reported. Frazee said an electric line above the rafters was sparking when he discovered the fire.
Louis “Lou” Hoppe was born in 1936. He grew up on a farm east of Goff. Lou and his brother Ernie, who now lives in Sabetha, were “car people.” Lou graduated from Goff Rural High School in 1953. He joined the U.S. Navy, and while stationed in Alaska, he started racing. He was hooked on racing, and after being discharged from the Navy he started racing in northeast Kansas primarily for Al Skoch of Sabetha in the IH and No. 1 cars.
This year 44 singing apprentices and 68 technical apprentices representing 33 states and seven countries, participated in The Santa Fee Opera’s Apprentice Programs. Tyler Simpson of Sabetha, bass-baritone, received the Campbell Wachter Memorial Award, which is given in memory of Santa Fe Opera patron Sam Campbell and his sister June Wachter.