125 Years ago
Friday, October 27, 1893
C. H. Herold has resigned his position as cashier of the State Bank of Bern, and his place will be taken by Will R. Guild, now of Topeka. The change will take place November 1st. Mr. Guild is a young man, but is thoroughly equipped by training and experience, and the people of Bern can rest assured that the affairs of the bank will be ably managed.
The New Fire Engine. – The city clerk received notice the latter part of last week that Creston had accepted the offer of the city for the chemical engine, and that it would be shipped probably this week. We understand the Grand Island railroad will transport it free of charge from St. Joseph to Sabetha, and an effort is being made to get the C. B. & Q. to bring it from Creston to St. Joseph on the same terms.
The walls of E. Horton’s building are half way up. He is making an eight-inch brick wall with the expectation of eventually building on the corner lot and thus making it a middle wall. The back is to be iron covered. C. W. Kearns, of Oneida, and Wm. Warren are doing the bricklaying.
The corner room for the Bause block is being fitted up for an office for the Commercial hotel. Messers. Ketchum and Corwin are doing the work.
100 Years ago
Thursday, October 24, 1918
The library will be open at nine o’clock Friday morning until 5 o’clock that afternoon for the return of all books now out. They must be fumigated and all books must be in After Friday charges on any books not returned. The Library will be open when the schools are opened.
The city commissioners Tuesday night appointed. Dr. Haynes city health officer. He will have authority to deal with all cases in quarantine and all cases to be quarantined.
Charles Warfel of Morrill was convicted of violating bone dry law in Sabetha. He was sentenced to serve six months in Nemaha county jail and to pay fine of $500. – Hiawatha World.
Harry Alderfer has bought eighty acres with fine improvements on the edge of Wetmore. He paid $12,000 for the place which is known as the Conwell farm.
75 Years Ago
Wednesday, October 27, 1943
William Bevan, 21 years old, and Marie Tipton, 17 were killed late Friday night when a station wagon in which they were riding overturned northwest of Hiawatha. Bevan was a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Bevan of Hiawatha. The father operates the Bevan Motor Company in Hiawatha. Miss Tipton was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Tipton of Hiawatha and her father is a mechanic at the Bevan company.
The members of the American Legion Auxiliary are cleaning the pictures of service men which have been on display in the former McKnight Store windows and Legion men are making more shelves in order to display more pictures advantageously.
The Sabetha Company, Kansas State Guard, enjoyed a field day at the Fritz Herrmann farm two miles north of Sabetha Sunday, with 35 members present for the occasion. The morning session was occupied with a field problem worked out by the non-commissioned officers. There was a lots of excitement, some casualties, some good work in camouflage and the activity was considered well worth while. Officers acted as umpires.
The county voted down a soils district when it was too early for farmers to know much about a district. Then, as adjoining counties formed districts, the matter was put again to a vote and lacked passing by but a handful of votes.
50 Years ago
Thursday, October 24, 1968
A Union Pacific freight train hit a dump truck belonging to Garber Building Material of Sabetha Wednesday afternoon around 1:15. Evidently the dump truck was parked too close to the tracks and the train clipped it. Police Chief Ralph McCord said damage to Garber’s dump truck was probably total value. Four box cars had to be dropped off the train because of damage sustained and also three units of the diesel engine were damaged.
Miss Beth Meyer, SHS senior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Velmer Meyer, has been selected as the 1968 Halloween Queen for Sabetha High School and is also representing Sabetha as a candidate for Queen of the 54th Annual Halloween Frolic in Hiawatha. The Queen’s Coronation Pageant will be Saturday evening, the 26th, at 8:00 p.m. in the Hiawatha Memorial Auditorium.
The man who stole Sabetha Herald editor Ralph Tennal’s 1962 Volkswagon a couple of weeks ago has been caught. He was a serviceman from Ft. Riley who reportedly was in the army stockade and escaped. Unofficial reports say he stole three cars before being located in Chicago, Ill.
The Sabetha country fire truck made a run Wednesday afternoon to the Rex Molineux farm, approximately six miles south and five west of Sabetha. The alarm was turned in around 3:15. It was only a grass fire and was quickly brought under control with no serious damage resulting.
25 Years ago
Wednesday, October 27, 1993
Volunteer firefighters from Sabetha responded to this truck fire Oct. 21 between 11th and 12th streets on Harrison. No one was injured in the incident. According to Assistant Fire Chief Bob Steiner, the Chevrolet C60 two-ton truck was considered a total loss and because of the damage, an exact cause is difficult to determine. Steiner suspected that the fire was fuel related. The blaze was extensive enough to gut the cab and melt glass, he said. The truck was owner by Farmers Cooperative Elevator, Sabetha, and driven by Jeremy Kruse.
Whether you call it municipal solid waste or call it garbage, the fact remains that trash collected from households, yard and businesses must be handled intelligently, but the legal places to put it are diminishing. The phrase “taking out the trash” has developed a whole new meaning. Citizens of Sabetha have, in a way, become soldiers in this war on waste. As such, increased interest in recycling efforts are driving both consumers and industries into some new practices.
The agriculture community must learn to anticipate change and strategically plan for the future, the state’s former Secretary of Agriculture stressed during his speech to members of the Nemaha County Farm Bureau. Brownback addressed nearly 290 people at the Seneca Community Building Oct. 25 during the group’s annual meeting and dinner. Farm Bureau recognizes its 75th anniversary this year.
Nemaha County is joining the national recycling effort in a big way. The county has hired a paid director for its recycling program, so far has acquired nearly $20,000 in equipment and is planning for a new recycling center. “The county commissioners have given this [effort] a lot of good support,” said Doug Jeanneret. Jeanneret has been formally given the job of directing the recycling program. He previously did the work on a volunteer basis.
10 Years ago
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sabetha Community Hospital, Inc., will be tobacco-free beginning Jan. 1, 2009. As of that date, no tobacco use of any kind will be permitted – inside or outside – on hospital property, according to the hospital’s Wellness Committee. This includes the Sabetha Family Practice facility. The initiative will include the elimination of designated areas outside the hospital, where employees, patients and visitors currently use tobacco products. “Sabetha Community Hospital’s decision to go tobacco-free is not an attempt to ‘force’ anyone to quit using tobacco products,” said Lora Key, Chief Executive Officer/Administrator of the hospital. “Rather, the tobacco-free initiative is a concrete way we can demonstrate our ongoing commitment to healthy living.”
During the month of September, 62 employees at the Sabetha Community Hospital and Sabetha Family Practice participated in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation training classes. CPR is the artificial method of circulating blood and oxygen through a body in an attempt to keep the brain alive. The half-day class was taught by American Heart Association Faculty member, Michelle Stolzenberger, EMT, with assistance from Teresa Deckinger, PTA, and Laura Aberle RNBSN.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is working with local health departments to identify possible sources of E. coli infection. At least two children in Kansas have died from the disease within the past couple weeks. The deaths are unrelated and were caused by different E. coli serotypes. E. coli are common bacteria that live in the intestines of animals and people However, some kinds can cause serious illnesses in people.