Memories: March 6, 2019

125 Years

Friday, March 9, 1894

The Kansas City Star is a paper which above all things likes to be on the popular side. As a cuckoo organ it was in high feather a year ago, but it is now showing unmistakable signs of distress.

Another Serious Fire! may occur any day, and should your property be destroyed don’t let it be said, “Poor foolish man- total loss – no insurance” – bad as the boy that “didn’t know it was loaded.” You can’t afford to take chances any longer, but insure at once, with Roy Hesseltine, a reliable agent who will give you reliable insurance, at lowest rates.

Mrs. Hogbin is training a chorus of selected juvenile voices for the operetta and says the young people are doing wonders. it will be the best trained juvenile chorus and will sing the prettiest music ever heard in Sabetha.

A couple of men who had moved to the vicinity of Comet, from Western Kansas, got so hungry that they stole two hogs from a neighbor. If these men had made their destitute circumstances known it is improbable that they would have been driven to theft to feed their families.

100 Years

Thursday, March 6, 1919

Next Friday and Saturday Ross M. Sherwood, poultry specialist of Manhattan, will hold a second series of demonstrations in the county. Among the subjects for discussion will be “Hatching, Feed, and Car of Chicks.” M. Sherwood is well known as an interesting and practical demonstration. Everyone who is interested in profitable poultry, is cordially invited to be present. The meetings will be held according to the following schedule Friday, March 7-9:30 a.m. at the home of Mrs. Hugh Draney, north of Seneca. Friday, March 7 – 2:00 p.m. at the home of Ike Crane, west off Goff. Saturday, March 8-9:30 a.m. at the home of Eldon Hollister, southwest of Sabetha. Saturday, March 8 – 2:00 p.m. at the home of Joel Strahm northwest of Sabetha.

Cas Feldman is nothing if not hospitable; He invited a strange man out to stay with him Saturday and when the new member of the family arrived he had to be introduced to the host. Cas had neglected to find out the gentleman’s name.

Jake and George Meisner have sold their quarter section of pasture land across the road from Tom Meisner’s to Ed Ukele for $14,000. The land is from, the Meisner estate. It is said Ulrich Strahm will take part of the pasture.

Olive Louise Haxton, three-years-old-going-on-four, nearly went up in smoke last week, when she touched the comb, with which she was combing her hair, to the red hot stove. Instantly the comb was ablaze in her hand. She dropped it before she was burned. Olive Louise is Min Haxton’s very attractive little daughter.

75 Years

Wednesday, March 8, 1944

Ensign Robert J. Cassidy, former vocational agriculture instructor at Sabetha High School, will graduate from the Naval Reserve Officers’ Indoctrination School at Tucson, Ariz., March 25 according to a Naval Public Relation press release. The story says he has completed 60 days of training in seamanships, navigation, ordnance and communications along with a rigorous physical education program.

Belated but nonetheless welcome there comes to this office the news that Dean Hopkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hopkins of Sabetha, received his promotion from Staff to Technical Sergeant in December. He is in some type of code work in an airways communications squadron of the Army Air Forces somewhere in the Pacific.

Mrs. Vivian Flickinger, teacher in the sixth grade of the Seneca public school the past four years, and principal of the grade school, has bee released from her contract to accept a position as interviewer for the Kansas Joint Merit System. She will report to Kansas City, Kansas, March 13, to begin her new work. For the duration the Merit System has loaded some of its employees to the Way Manpower Commission so Mrs. Flickinger’s work for the present will be for that group. -Seneca Courier Tribune.

Rev. D. K. Kessler, the new pastor of the Sabetha and Rock Creek Church of the Brethren, has moved his family from Quinter, Kas., to the home of Mrs. Ida Mishler on highway 75, midway between the two churches. The Sabetha church has rented its parsonage to Mrs. Bessie Wenzbauer, who has been living in the Dixon house, which Mrs. Vada Moser recently bought and where she and her daughter, Misss Barbara moved last week from the Mrs. Karl Moser house on South 5th St.

50 Years

Thursday, March 6, 1969

Galen Rokey and Janet Heiniger were crowned SHS 1968-69 Valentine King and Queen February 15 at the annual Valentine Dance sponsored by the Sabetha FHA and FFA Chapters. The theme of the dance was “Garden of Love,” the colors were pink and burgundy. The committee chairmen were as follows: walls, Susan Scoby; stage, Diana Schmitt; throne, Ardith Kesler; tables, Janet Heiniger; refreshments, Connie Schmitt.

In the primary vote Tuesday, Bill Reed, incumbent member of the Unified District 441 Board of Education from Wetmore, was the top vote getter among three candidates for the post. The primary was held only in the southern portion of the district with polling places in Wetmore and Goff. The final tally showed Reed with 118 votes while Carl J. Nissen of Wetmore came in second with 72 votes and Wilbur Sigmund, also of Wetmore, had 70 votes. This means that the names of both Reed and Nissen will appear on the general election ballot on April 1.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Grimm called on Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lanning Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Poore of Centralia spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Koch. Mary Lukert spent from Tuesday until Friday with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John Lukert. Her mother Mrs. John Lukert was called here from Houston, Texas to see her father Albert Davis who is ill. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Beer and daughter Cheryl Ann of Kansas City, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Arick of Lawrence were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alvy Beer and Tommy Sunday.

The Sabetha Bluejays shook out of their first half lethargy to win a spot in the semi-finals of the Washington regional class AA last night with a 63-42 victory over the St. Marys Bears. Sabetha trailed 27-24 at halftime, but came out the second half and quickly moved into control of the contest. They led by 10 points at the end of the third period and an 8-0 spurt at the start of the fourth period salted the win away. Rixey Wertenberger and Dave Spring were the offensive sparks for the Jays with 33 and 17 points, respectively.

25 Years

Wednesday, March 9, 1994

John Lehman, administrator at the Apostolic Christian Home, has kept a keen eye on the construction of the new 41-unit complex, which is nearing completion. Residents have been moving into the new west village and occupancy is currently about half full. Finishing touches are being placed on the general commons area, and carpet will soon be placed in the hallways.

Supporters of a renovated track at Sabetha High School crossed one more hurdle Monday night when Board of Education members voted in favor of proceeding with the bid-letting to widen and improve the track. The motion by Gregg Wenger also included accepting a $40,000 gift from an anonymous donor and to delay the latex surfacing of the running track for one to three years. An anonymous donor had offered last summer to contribute $25,000 up front or $5,000 a year for 10 years toward the cost of an improved track. The up-front amount recently increased to $40,000. In comparison, early cost projections place the renovation at $198,000. A delay of the surfacing would reduce that price for the time being by about $50,000. The motion to proceed passed on a 5 to 1 vote (Roger Hartter opposed and Debbie Taylor absent from the meeting.)

Thomas Palmer, a former teacher and coach at Sabetha, has accepted the district’s offer to become the new principal at Sabetha Middle School. Palmer, who has been principal of the sixth grade building at Wellington USD 353 for seven years, was offered the contract and his appointment announced early Tuesday afternoon. Palmer, a native of Hays, established a 10-year career at Sabetha, where he taught physical education at Sabetha Elementary and served as assistant football coach at the high school. USD 441 Board of Education members interviewed the top candidates in a closed session prior to the board’s regular meeting March 7. Thirty-two applications were received for the opening created by Terry Duntz’ retirement.

One of the city’s newest businessmen has already achieved an early goal – moving back to his hometown to start up his own business. Sabetha High School graduate Shane Schuette said he felt good about returning to where he grew up and giving something back to the community that has supported him through the years. He recently established Schuette Lawn and Landscape to serve Sabetha and eventually, surrounding towns.

10 Years

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Aberle Ford in Sabetha is celebrating 30 years as a business. In April 1979, Eldon and Bonnie Aberle bought the business from Don McFall, owner of McFall Motors. Eldon Aberle was the former manager of Falls City Auto Parts store in Sabetha. The Aberles changed the name of their new business to Aberle Ford.

Tanya Rokey of Sabetha, resort director at Homestead Pet Resort and Spa, LLC, located east of Holton, offers a solution for you. The resort’s mission is “to provide the love, care and attention your pets expect and deserve in a home-like atmosphere.”

Ronald Allen, a 1976 graduate of Sabetha High School, has been named president of a new global packaging and design firm, YFYJupiter, it was announced last week. Chicago-based YFYJupiter is a division of Yuen Foong Yu (YFY) Group, a China-based printing and manufacturing conglomerate.


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