Memories 4.17.19

125 Years

Friday, April 20, 1894

Last Sunday evening as Jake Ayers was driving down Main street in company with Miss Mary Keim, his horse became frightened at some boys who were sitting on the sidewalk in front of Rich Moorhead’s residence, and broke the lines and made a 2:40 gait down street, running into a new lumber wagon in front of C. F. Stevens Cheap Bargain Stone, demolishing the buggy, but fortunately neither of the occupants received a scratch. Mr. Ayers says he would almost as soon endure pain as be scared to death.

It was reported on the streets Thursday that Vernie Austin had been presented with twins by his wife. Upon interviewing Vernie we learn it only had reference to some stucco statuary that a dago was peddling on the streets, two of which Mrs. Austin has purchased and presented to her husband.

The impression having become current that a state fund existed, derived from a tax on insurance companies, to be distributed among cities maintaining fire departments, Mr. J.B. Kepner wrote to the insurance commissioner for information, and received a reply stating that no such fund existed. The commissioners says there is a law providing for the levy of such a tax, but it has never been enforced. he is trying to enforce it, and if he succeeds will distribute the funds a contemplated by the law.

C.E. Young, the enterprising harness dealer of Powhattan made Sabetha a visit Monday. He did not forget the Republican-Herald but made us a pleasant call and left us a few “wheels” to pay ahead on his paper. Charlie says he is doing a good business at Powhattan and his old friends here are glad to hear of his prosparity, but hope he will find time to visit Sabetha more frequently.

100 Years

Thursday, April 17, 1919

Ed Pendergrass has bought the Moses Royer two acres near the east end of the Main Street paving on the north side from S. Miner for $2,000. Frank Ross bought the two acres adjoining the same tract from Carl Moser at about the same figure. Both Pendergrass and Ross will erect homes on their ground.

As The Herald goes to press Wednesday this week the county commissioners are laboring with he federal aid problem for Nemaha county roads. It is not known when they will adjourn or whether they will take any action or not.

Ernest Franklin: The owner of Belmont Court lots could add vastly to the value of their property by planting trees on their property to outline the streets. The trees should be planted to allow for curbing and other street improvements. The trees may be taken from the woods and will cost nothing. I will do my share and then some to put across this improvement.

If you enjoy The Herald say a good word for the paper to your friends. Let your neighbor see a sample copy. Or let us send him a sample copy. Note the news we are giving every week from this entire section of the country – Sabetha, Bern, Oneida, Seneca and surrounding towns. We would like to have new subscribers reading The Herald. Lend us the hand of goodfellowship in our effort to grow.

The first federal aid road in Nemaha county connecting the White Way and the Ocean to Ocean highway will be from Centralia straight north eight miles to a junction with the Ocean to Ocean highway. This is the shortest connecting route in the county and really it is a splendid road. Two of the county commissioners live near both ends of the line. This is an unbeatable combination.

75 Years

Wednesday, April 19, 1944

Wilbur Myers has received his pilot’s wings and has been commissioned a second lieutenant. He has a new address which appears in this week’s list. Mrs. Myers, the former Miss Wilma Leuze, is with her husband at Merced, Calif.

Summit school students were welcome visitors at The Herald office Saturday, where they were shown through the printing plant. The group included Mrs. Elsie Benedict, teacher, and Lois Campbell, Velma June Minor, Katharine Edelman, Lyle Lancaster, Vernon Edelman, Don Dodd, Edward and Mary Ann Edelman.

Announcement was made recently of an increase in price of short therm subscriptions to The Herald. The regular yearly subscription price remains $2.00 plus four cents sales tax in Kansas, the increase applying only on subscriptions for less than one year. The rate for six months now is $1.20 plus two cents sales tax in Kansas and three months, 65 cents plus one cent sales tax in Kansas. Remittances sent in the amount of $1.00 will be credited for five months and 50 cents will give two months credit. The Herald urges subscribers to pay by the year the lower pro rate amount of $2.00. Short term subscriptions demand frequent mailing list corrections and time is at a premium.

Farm families in Nemaha County were enabled to remain in productive farming through participation in the Farm Security program. Of the farm group in this county, 91 have fully repaid all F.S.A. loans and are current with other loans or entirely out of debt. Much credit must go to all American farmers for their part in fighting this great war, and it has been surprising to learn that the smaller farm operators have been able to contribute a large proportion of the increased food production.

50 Years

Thursday, April 17, 1969

New York – What is the price tag on the average 18 year old in Nemaha County? How much have his parents spent over the years in the process of raising him from a gurgling infant to a young adult? Few parents have even a remote idea of the amount. They have never thought of their children in those terms. All they know in a general way is that they have been both costly and priceless. Had they paused along the line, however, to tally up the bill, they would have been astounded. They would have found that their expenditures in the 18 years ran well into five figures. For the average family, nationally, it came to $26,700.

Officers are still searching for the person or persons who burglarized Agee Champlin Service in Sabetha sometime Friday night. Lloyd Agee, owner, reported that an estimated $500 was taken in the theft in both cash and checks that had been hidden inside the station. He said the loss was partially covered by insurance.

The Columbian Securities Corporation, Topeka, Kans., is pleased to announce that Elgin L. Flott has won an all expense paid vacation to beautiful Bermuda. Winners will fly non-stop from Kansas City by chartered TWA on May 9, 1969. While there, The Columbian Securities winners will be guests at the luxurious Castle Harbour Hotel. Return flight will be May 13, 1969.

Manhattan-Kansas State University – Air Force ROTC Cadet David D. Kellenberger of Sabetha has been promoted to the rank of Cadet Sergeant. Kellenberger’s promotion was announced by Colonel Charles C. Anderson, Professor of Aerospace Studies, Kansas State University. Cadet Kellenberger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kellenberger, is a freshman majoring in industrial engineering at K-State.

25 Years

Wednesday, April 20, 1994

Governor Joan Finney surprised opponents of corporate farming when she signed a bill April 7 that will allow operation of hog farms in Kansas. But that does not open the door for the construction of corporate hog farms here. According to the new law, each county must “opt in” to corporate farming by either petition and election by primary residents, or adoption of a resolution by the county commission (which would be subject to protest). It is doubtful that the Nemaha County Commission will initiate such action.

Sabetha’s newest FmHA apartment complex is nearing completion and the Sabetha Housing Corporation is now accepting applications for occupancy of the 24-unit Midtown Apartments. There are currently two other rental assistance properties in Sabetha sponsored by the Farmers Home Administration, but Midtown will be the first to offer three-bedroom living. Stonehaven and Brookwood have one and two-bedroom units. Sabetha Mayor and businessman Dave Emert has been selected as the new administrator of the Sabetha Housing Authority, replacing Erma Kurtz who is retiring after 15 years with SHA. The office of administration is in transition at present and Emert is expected to officially take over in the next few weeks.

Dr. John Yulich, Sabetha, has completed continuing medical education requirements to retain active membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians, the national association of family doctors. AAFP members are required to complete a minimum of 150 hours of accredited continuing medical study every three years. Dr. Yulich has been an active AAFP member since 1966. As a family physician, he is qualified to work in all major areas of health care and trained to treat patients of all ages for the vast majority of health problems.

10 Years

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This year, Bern is presenting a hilarious comedy called “Just Another High School Play,” written by Bryan Starchman. The performance will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23. The story line follows a group of high school actors who have apparently been abandoned by their drama teacher on opening night. Their teacher left them hanging because no one has been showing up for rehearsals, and no one is quite sure what they’re doing.

Photo: Enjoying Easter snacks representing our Risen Savior during the New Life Festival at the First Lutheran Church in Sabetha are (L-R) Kendall Edelman, Trinity Detweiler and Jackson Meyer. More than 20 children enjoyed the games, crafts, snacks and animals at the festival Saturday morning, April 11.

For the second week in a row, senior Jerry Chase captured the individual title in leading the Bluejays to their second team title in a row, this time taking the Sabetha Invitational Golf Meet crown. The meet was held at the Sabetha Country Club on Tuesday, April 14, as the Bluejays hosted Nemaha Valley, Horton, Marysville, Oskaloosa and Silver Lake.

The Nemaha County Home Health and Hospice (NCHH) agency was formed in Sabetha on May 1, 1979 by sisters-in-law Patty and Joan Remmers of Sabetha with the help and encouragement of Dr. Jerry Jumper of Sabetha for whom Joan Remmers was the office nurse. NCHH became licensed through the state of Kansas and become Medicare certified shortly thereafter.

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