Memories 2.27.2019

125 Years

Friday, March 2, 1894

It was reported on the street last week that Tom Ramsey’s gray mule had broken its neck. Upon inquiring into the matter we found it was a false report, which Tom says was started for the purpose of injuries his business.

Ten dollars reward will be paid for the arrest and conviction of the party of parties who on the night of February 28th broke the plate glass window in the store of the Globe Clothing House, Hogbin block. M. Michelson, Globe Clothing House.

We understand that the county attorney will ask the district court to dismiss the case against William Updegraff, he to pay costs and attorney fees and refrain from the joint business hereafter. He presented a petition numerously signed by leading citizens of Sabetha, asking for such  action.

The members of the Sabetha Engine and Hook and Ladder Company have completed arrangements for having a grand ball at G.A.R. hall on Thursday evening, March 15th. The music will be furnished by the Fairbury orchestra, one of the finest in the west and no effort, will be spared to make it a pleasant occasion for all who participate. The proceeds will be used toward purchasing will be used toward purchasing new uniforms , and every one who is interested in the better appearance and efficiency of the fire department should take a ticket.

100 Years

Thursday, February 27, 1919

Hans C Feil concert organist, one of the distinguished musicians of the west will appear in a recital at the Methodist church Friday, march 7. Mr. Feil was the only organist chosen to appear on the program at the concert given this work in Kansas City by the State Federation of Musicians. He is a rare musician and will be a great treat to Sabethans. Be sure you have a ticket, 35 cents adults, 25 cents children. No reservations.

Sabetha is deserted this week. Everybody that sells motors or motor propelled vehicles is attending the motor show in Kansas City. They took with them everybody who might buy a motor car and everybody who wanted to held make America dry as quickly as possible. It was a noble cause thruout. There was Cap Miller, All the Mishlers, Clarence Scoville, Harry Hennigh, Fritz Herrmann of course, Jim Fletchall, and how many more it would be hard to tell.

It is suggested that the English department of the high school give the classes “Thaddeus of Warsaw” to read. It is the most thrilling book, liked by boys and girls alike, and particularly suitable now that Poland is coming again to her freedom.

Billy Kauffman, formerly county clerk, has accepted the position of cashier of the Baileyville state bank. He is now in charge of the bank and will move there soon. Cashier Everetts recently underwent an operation and will not return to the Baileyville bank. The Baileyville bank has more than $200,000 in deposits Billy is off on the right foot and will do well.

75 Years

Wednesday, March 1, 1944

Ensign Ted North, bunk made of Ensign Robert Cassidy of Sabetha schools, has been on furlough with his wife, former Mary Beth Hughes of the movies, in Topeka. They have been guests of Ensign North’s uncle, W.H. Potter and Mrs. Potter. They were joined there by Ensign North’s mother, Mrs. Ted North, Sr. Ted North, Sr., long an actor well known in Sabetha from annual visits of his company, is now manager of the Isis Theater, one of Kansas City’s leading suburban motion picture houses. A breakfast in honor of their guests was given Thursday by Mr. and Mrs. Potter. Ensign North and his wife accompanied their mother to Kansas City for a visit. His training at Tucson is completed.

Dr. Harold M. Flickinger, formerly of Morrill now a dentist at Siloam Springs, Ark., was made a Fellow of the International College of Dentists at a meeting in Chicago February 20. This is the highest honorary degree the dental profession has to offer according to a story in The Siloam Springs Herald and Democrat. Dr. Flickinger is the son of J.J. Flickinger and was born on a farm two and a half miles northwest of Morrill. J.J. Flickinger died in 1929, and Mrs. J. J. Flickinger now is living with a sister at Carlton, Neb.

Observe the stop signs placed at various street intersections about the city. They were placed there for your protection. Recent accidents caused by non observance of these signs might have been fatal. The ordinance will be enforced to fullest extent. By Order of The Board of City Commissioners. – Adv.

Bill Swart, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E Swart, killed a full grown coyote last week with the first shot. Bill saw the animal across the road from the family farm and put him out of the way in a hurry. The wolf was a large one. John Swart, George Swart and son Bill, went to Texas last Saturday for a load of fruit from the Swart fruit farm and also to visit relatives. – Seneca Courier Tribune.

50 Years

Thursday, February 27, 1969

The Berwick Co-op Oil Company held its 40th annual meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20. Approximately 300 people were served noon lunch at the Methodist Church basement. The business meeting was held in the City Auditorium with Rev. Jones giving the invocation.

Two unusual car-animal collisions this week resulted in one dead deer and four dead head of cattle, fortunately the humans involved escaped the unusual accidents without serious injury.

What must be considered one of the toughest class AA district tournaments in the state will open tonight in the SHS gym. No less than three champions will be competing in the event. The host Sabetha Bluejays are the champions of the Big Five League while the Baileyville Falcons are the title holders in the Nemaha County League and the Sts. Peter and Paul Trojans of Seneca captured the top trophy in the K-36 League tournament in January by defeating the fourth club in this district event, Centralia’s Panthers, in the finals. In regulation league play in the K-36 conference, Centralia and Sts. Peter and Paul tied with Horton for second place behind the Wathena Wildcats.

25 Years

Wednesday, March 2, 1994

The snowfall last week brought out the young and young at heart to play in the season’s first respectable sleigh riding conditions. Here, John Garber pulls his grandson, Josh Burger, along in the fresh powder. He is the son of Scott and Tresa Burger. The area received another significant snowfall Monday. Warmer temperatures are expected for later n the week.

Downtown retailers gathered Feb. 28 to voice their concerns about the possibility of an Alco Discount Store coming to Sabetha. Kurt Saylor of Morrill State Bank and Trust Company was invited to answer questions and give an update on the situation’s current standing. Saylor told the group of about 30 that he and Morrill State Bank had made attempts to fill the void left on Main Street when the Sabetha Fashion Center closed last year. He contacted Dollar General Stores and Duckwall. Alco, which is associated with Duckwall, instead indicated an interest in locating in Nemaha County, Saylor said.

Tyler Simpson, a seventh grader at Sabetha Middle School, was runner-up in the Nemaha County Spelling Bee held Feb. 26 in Seneca. Twenty-six students competed for the chance to represent the county at the state contest in March.

James and Sherri McNary, Sabetha, announce the birth of a daughter, Lindsay Marie, at 1:35 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 1994, at Holton Community Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 4 1/2 ounces and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Linda Klepper, Sabetha. Paternal grandparents are Paul and Edith McNary, Sabetha. Great-grandparents are Emilo and Marguerita Munoz, Kansas City, Mo.; and Kenneth Kelpper, Pawnee City, Neb.

Cheryl Meyer, Morrill, traveled to Klippan, Sweden, the week of Feb. 14-21, as a member of the USA Women’s National Traveling Team along with 15 others who represented the USA in the Klippan Cup Women’s International Wrestling Tournament.

10 Years

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

First cousins Sonja Menold, Shayna Strahm and Norea Menold perform an interpretative dance routine to the song The Boxcar Children for the Sabetha Has Talent show Friday evening, February 27, at the Sabetha Middle School auditorium.

Hayley and Ethan Mitchell are proud to announce the birth of their baby brother, Cody Phillip, on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009. He weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. His parents are Jesse and Rhonni Mitchell of Sabetha. Maternal grandparents are Phil and Rhonda Davis of Lakin and Hugh and Diana Mitchell of Sabetha.

Sabetha City crews work Sunday morning, March 1, to clean the streets of the snow that fell Saturday, February 28, reminding residents that winter is not over yet. The city crews hauled away approximately 50 truckloads, a spokesman said. According to the Weekly Weather Review from Sabetha High School, three inches of snow fell in Sabetha.

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