Memories 1.9.19

125 Years
Friday, January 12, 1894

The Seneca Tribune and Republican-Herald of Sabetha, were appointed the official papers of Nemaha county for 1894, and each receives twenty-five per cent of legal rates therefor. The Tribune was awarded the job printing contract. – Seneca Tribune.

David Givens of Adams township passed through town Saturday with a bunch of stock cattle which he had purchased in Jackson county. There were fifty-six head in the bunch and they were a fine lot. Mr. Givens is feeding 127 head of cattle in Adams township. – Wetmore Spectator.

The Sabetha Republican-Herald has moved into new quarters in the Hogbin Block. Constant is giving Sabetha the best newspaper she ever had, and when he fully recovers from the blow dealt him by fire will still further improve an already good country journal – good, because by hard work he makes it so.  – Seneca Tribune.

Mr. D. Blodgett, who lives south of Sabetha on the county line, is past ninety-eight years of age, and declares his intention of quitting active work. He farmed part of his place last year, but has rented it all for the coming season to one of his younger sons. Mr. Blodgett seems hale and hearty and apparently is good for many years yet.

100 Years
Thursday, January 9, 1919

You can’t deny that it pays to advertise in The Herald. Last week W. F. Thompson of Seneca asked what kind of an ad we had run for him in The Herald. He had not been able to eat or sleep for answering telephone calls for wood, that Seneca folks had seen in The Herald. Mr Thompson’s name had been slipped beneath the wood ad of someone else by the little elves that infest a print shop at the rush hour of going to press. What he had for sale was not wood, but farms. You will see that ad on the front page today.

The Herald was inadvertently in error in mentioning the death of Lawrence McNary, 4 years old, in a barrel by drowning. The barrel was not set in the ground. The accident was just one of those unfortunate occurrences that will happen in spite of everything.

Mrs. Frank West received a telegram from her son, Ralph known in Sabetha and “Snitz” today. He has landed in New Port News, Va., and said he would probably be walking in on her one of these days.

Fred Patterson, son of Mrs. Henrietta Patterson, is working with a steel gang on the railroad at Buda, Neb., laying new rails for the Union Pacific. he says he is getting along fine, is settled down and prefers reading the Sabetha Herald to the Omaha World-Herald, which shows his good taste.

75 Years
Wednesday, January 12, 1944

The possibilities of producing oil from the Fred Lamparter well, two miles west of Sabetha on old highway 36, will be known next week when the results of the well’s acidization are announced. Last week workers plugged the well at approximately 2700 feet in the Hunton limestone formation, the only known profitable oil producing stratum in this part of the state. A cement plug has been placed in the well and 50 feet of casing has been placed upon the plug. The casing has been perforated by a special device for that purpose. As the Herald goes to press acid is being poured into the hole. The acid will seep through the perforated casing and eat into the earth to a distance of from 15 to 50 feet. After the acid has been in the well for a period ranging from two days to a week, the well will be flushed with water. Geologists will then examine the well to determine whether or not the flow of oil is large enough to pump profitably.

The Farmers Cooperative Association held its annual banquet and meeting at the Methodist Church Tuesday noon with a capacity crowd of members and friends of the association in attendance. The organization is the father of other successful farmer cooperative enterprises in Sabetha, for it was through it that the creamery and produce plants were conceived and placed in operation. The elevator company has completed the most outstanding successful year in its history.

K Charles Paradise has arrived safely overseas. He lived in Sabetha when his father owned the Sabetha Ice Plant and has many friends here among those who were young and gay at that time. Lt. Paradise was married a few months ago in Atchison where his wife is now employed by the Midwest Solvents Co.

D. L. Stoner is back in his shop at work again after two months of illness and is feeling fine following an operation for ulcers of the stomach at St. Anthony Murdock Hospital, and wants to thank his many friends for the many nice cards and flowers sent him during his stay there.

50 Years
Tuesday, January 7, 1969

Holton, Kans. — Ferdinand J. Kelly, 24, escaped from the Jackson County jail in Holton about 10 p.m. Saturday. Undersheriff Ed Curtis reported that Kelly escaped the jail by using a hacksaw blade to cut through two bars of his cell and by then prying open a door leading to the ground floor and then breaking a window. A trusty in the jail was locked in the women’s jail by Kelly when he made his break.

Roger Brockhoff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Brockhoff, Sabetha, is now stationed at Fort Myers, Va. He is with the Honor Guard at Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Leonard Burdick escaped without injury when her car went out of control on a slick spot on Oregon Street Sunday afternoon. The accident happened around 3:10 at the culvert bridge near Sixth and Oregon. Mrs. Burdick was driving a 1963 Oldsmobile that went off the road on the south side. Damage was sustained to the right front fender and bumper with the damage estimate at around $350.

25 Years
Wednesday, January 12, 1994

Sabetha, like many other cities, has not been spared from the recent outbreak of influenza that has spread across the state. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has recorded 14 culture-confirmed influenza specimens. While influenza is not a reportable disease, the number of culture-confirmed cases is indicative of increased activity. Meanwhile, KDHE has upgraded the level of influenza activity in the state to regional, meaning outbreaks are occurring in a number of communities.

Ten years ago the government implemented a program allowing landowners to place highly erodible cropland under a federal conservation set-aside program and be paid for taking the acreage out of production. Next year, those Conservation Reserve Program contracts will begin expiring and approximately 32,400 acres in Nemaha County will gradually come out of land idlement. Farmers and ranchers are left pondering, “What next?” The Kansas Cooperative Extension Service and other groups hoped to dispel some of those concerns by sponsoring a series of workshops across the state to help outline some options.

After a two-week recess, Sabetha City Commissioners met, in regular session, Jan. 10. At that time, they learned that the Kansas Department of Transportation again turned down the city’s request for traffic signals on U.S. 75 highway where it intersects with Main and with Oregon streets. City Administrator Ted Hayden said that under KDOT guidelines the trafficway did not warrant signals. Part of the state’s rationale, he said, was that signal lights would create an increase in the number of accidents there, caused by sideswiping and delays while waiting for the signal to change. Attempts to secure signals at those locations have been made in the past and rejected.

10 Years
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The commissioners received the recommendation from the Sabetha Planning Commission to approve a conditional use permit for a halfway house to be located at 1328 Oregon Street. Mayor Doug Clark said the commissioners would not hear any public comment, because any comment should have been made at the Planning Commission hearing that was held Thursday evening, Jan. 8. At that time, the board unanimously approved the conditional use permit.

Sabetha’s sole known surviving centenarian, Ollie Bauman, reached the very respectable age of 103 years on Tuesday, Jan. 6. The Sabetha Manor, where she has been a resident since late 2003, hosted a birthday celebration for her Tuesday afternoon.

DK Burgers and Treats will open at the former Dairy Queen facility, located near the south end of Old Highway 75 in Sabetha. The Dairy Queen has been closed for more than four months. “DK” is for Dani Haverkamp and her mom, Karen Ulrich, both of Sabetha. Haverkamp, a 2003 graduate of Sabetha High School received her bachelor of science degree in business administration from Kansas State University in December.

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