125 Years Ago
Friday, November 10, 1893
Come one, come all, just around the corner south of the National Bank, and get prices before you buy your underwear, felt boots, blankets, etc.
Peter Busey, of Fidelity, last Tuesday husked sixteen bushels and ten pounds of corn in an hour, on a wager with Dan Dunegan that he could husk fifteen bushels in an hour. It was on the Hugo Fox farm, and our informant further says that the corn would not make over thirty bushels to the acre. It will be seen therefore that he got over at least half an acre of ground.
Keep an eye out for Hamman & Son’s advertisement, which will appear next week. It will contain something of interest to every man, woman and child who reads this paper.
Mr. Lem Barr, who went to Topeka several months ago for medical treatment, is improving. Doctors found the cause of his trouble to be a tumor on the brain. An operation was performed recently and the tumor removed.
100 Years Ago
Thursday, November 7, 1918
I have received my appointment in the army to report within ten days. I want all indebted to me to mail and settle within the time I am to stay with you. My life has been spent with you and you have been very fair with me. I appreciate every favor tendered me. If all remains well I will return to you to follow my profession with you. B. W. Conrad.
There’s a long long trail of winter ahead of you. You can make it a joyous trail if you have a Sonora Talking Machine in your home. The Sonora is giving universal satisfaction: An instrument of beauty, perfection of tone, reliability of reproduction and inexpensive in price. Hear the Sonora at Steele’s Pharmacy. – Adv.
Letters were received last week from Roy Pendergrass written September 28. He had been in some exciting battles then, and the papers say that the 89th division is again in the midst of the fighting.
F. C. Woodbury, chairman, and Drex Burke, secretary of the Nemaha county War Work Campaign, are handling the entire campaign for the county. They planned the drive and are conducting the job in its entirety.
75 Years Ago
Wednesday, November 10, 1943
A flaming B-24 Liberator bomber, twisting in a clear Kansas sky, provided farmers living south of Sabetha a touch of wartime drama. The big place made a crash landing 2-1/2 miles north and 1/2 mile west of Powhattan at approximately 3:30 Friday afternoon. None of the crew of five was injured.
Louis Fulton received a telegram Tuesday afternoon telling him of the tragic death in a motor accident of his brother, Victor Fulton and his wife at Winslow, Ariz. Mr. and Mrs. Fulton were here last week for a day to see relatives enroute to California where they were moving from Pawhuska, Okla. The telegram gave no details, but stated that their son, Edward, was taking the bodies of his parents to California.
Pauline Fisher will present a group of High School pupils in a piano recital Sunday afternoon at the Baptist Church. The program honors the late Sergei Rachmaninoff with a group of compositions by this celebrated pianist and composer. The recital begins at three o’clock and is open to the public.
The first snow of the winter, accompanied by a piercing wind and cold weather, hit Sabetha and the neighboring vicinity Sunday night. A few roads were blocked by the drifting snow and the streets in Sabetha were covered with a coating of ice, making traffic dangerous. Tires, thinner than usual, spun, as motorists attempted to maneuver over the icy streets. The temperature reached a low of 18 degrees Monday morning but since then has been climbing steadily with a resultant melting of snow and ice.
50 Years Ago
Thursday, November 7, 1968
The Sabetha Chamber of Commerce held their regular quarterly dinner meeting at the Sabetha Country Club Monday evening with president Ted Davis conducting the session. The highlight of the meeting was the attendance of several new farmer members of the organization. This is a newly endorsed addition to the scope of the Chamber organization this year and already 15 farmers have joined and it is hoped more will in the near future.
At the regular city commissioners meeting Monday afternoon approval was given to a proposal to extend city power to a proposal to extend city power to rural residents requesting service within a reasonable distance of the city.
Pratt, Kansas’ two most popular hunting seasons pheasant and quail are just around the corner. Pheasant hunting expected to be good to excellent in most areas will open west of US 81 highways on Saturday, Nov. 9, with a 39-day split season. The statewide quail season and pheasant hunting east of US 81 opens a week later on Saturday Nov. 16.
Susan Strahm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Strahm, has been elected First Vice-President of the first district of the Missouri State Student Nurses Association (MoSSNA). She will reside in her office for the year 1968-1969 and will attend the MoSSNA leadership camp in Jefferson City, Mo., next summer. Susan is a junior student at Methodist Hospital and Medical Center in St. Joseph, Mo.
25 Years Ago
Wednesday, November 10, 1993
Duane Mueting of Mueting Engineering and Surveying, has been selected for the engineering repair project on the Spiker Bridge, near Wetmore, Nemaha County Commissioners determined at their Nov. 8 meeting. Mueting presented his proposal to the board which was signed on a motion by Commissioner Jim Brownlee. The estimated cost of the engineering inspection is $28,200.
Former Sabetha resident Mary Montgomery was featured in a recent issue of Kansas City’s Ingram’s magazine which listed its selections for the city’s best restaurants. Montgomery, daughter of the late Dr. Tom and Marie Montgomery manages the Bristol Bar and Grill on the Country Club Plaza. The restaurant tied for seventh place in the best overall restaurant category as ranked by the magazine. It also placed first in the Best Sunday Brunch category.
Melinda K. Wenger, Sabetha, has been appointed to the Northeast Kansas Regional Library System, effective immediately. Gov. Joan Finney made the announcement last week. Wenger succeeds Nancy Gosling, Goff. Wenger received a bachelor of science degree from Kansas State university and is a 1976 graduate of the Kansas University Medical Technology Program. Currently, she works at the Sabetha Community Hospital in the outpatient Department and Laboratory and is a member of the Kansas Medical Auxiliary.
Sabetha withstood quite a scare from a pesky Baldwin team in the Bluejays’ 32-19 victory Saturday night in their regional football game at Baldwin City. The Jays, 11-0, jumped to a 24-point halftime lead and watched the Bulldogs, 8-3, make a game of it by scoring 19-unanswered points in the second half.
10 Years Ago
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The question on whether USD No. 441 may issue general obligation bonds to pay a portion of the estimated costs for new construction and renovations at the districts facilities in Sabetha and Wetmore received 1,007 “yes” and 802 “no” votes in Nemaha County, and 157 “yes” and 201 “no” votes in Brown County for a total of 1,164 “yes” (53.71 percent) and 1,003 “no” votes (46.29 percent).
At the regular meeting Monday evening, the Sabetha-Wetmore USD No. 441 Board of Education received a report on the district’s performance on last year’s standardized tests. Out of 36 tests, the district received 31 Standards of Excellence. Sabetha Elementary School met the Standard of Excellence in every possible category.
The Morrill Fire Department received a fire call at 3:32 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 29. The fire was six miles northwest of Morrill. The corn stubble fire started from the exhaust of a 1972 Ford truck owned by Robert and Mary Herbster. The truck’s tires caught fire and damaged the truck. Also burned were 12 to 15 acres of harvested corn stubble belonging to Charles and Jane Gruber and 1 to 2 acres of standing corn owned by Mark and Roxanne Stitzer. Fifteen firemen with seven fire trucks from Morrill and Sabetha responded to the fire and had it under control in less than an hour.
Hayley Thagard, a sixth-grade student at Sabetha Middle School, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Sabetha Lions Club. The Sabetha Lions Club recognized Thagard and presented her with a plaque during a school assembly Thursday, Oct. 30. Her poster was among more than 37,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 21st annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest.