Memories 5.8.2019

125 Years
Friday, May 11, 1894

The report circulated by pop papers that Major Morrill would charter a special car from Hiawatha to the republican state convention for the benefit of his friends is false.

The stone masons who are to put in a stone culvert and two piers for a bridge across the county line road, for the Rock Island railroad, arrived here Monday and have gone to work on the job.

Any scholar who has taken lessons at the Dress Cutting School who is not perfectly satisfied in every respect, and can bring any reasonable excuse that the system or instructions are not just as represented in every way, they can get their money refunded at any time.

We hear a good deal of praise regarding our present Western Union delivery system in town. We can only account for this by reason of the genteel manager Mr. T.V. Austin, having a new bicycle. Vernie always was very accommodating and prompt in the delivery of messages, but he gives even better services now, and may be seen bowling along our streets at a rapid rate in the discharge of his duty. The proverbial slowness of message delivery does not apply in this metropolitan burg.

100 Years
Thursday, May 8, 1919

This will answer a question asked The Herald: The State highway commission has established the road between Fairview and Sabetha as follows: Go under the railroad out of Fairview and continue one mile west, two miles north, one mile west, two miles north and one mile west past Murray’s into Sabetha. This avoids two railroad crossings, leaving one railroad crossing between the two towns.

Insure your growing crops, at once, and be protected during the entire season against Hail Storms. It coses no more. The Old Reliable Citizens State Bank, will write you a Hail Policy in a Company that will promptly pay all your losses.

Next Sunday is Mothers Day, only comes once a year. At the morning worship hour every mother will be met at the church door and presented with a taken of love by members of the Epworth League. This is a sacred day and service, we trust every mother who is a member or friend of the church will be present, and every young person we are sure will be in their station to welcome the mothers.

A small tornado did quite a little damage on the Will Smith place Saturday, evening just a half mile over in Nebraska. It moved a big bard 8 inches off the foundation, upset wagons and a corncrib and tore up other things.

75 Years
Wednesday, May 10, 1944

Sgt. Dale Lance, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Lance of Fairview, is an engineer and gunner aboard a bomber believe to be making runs over the European continent from a base in England. Dale is not able to tell his family much regarding his trips but his letters say that he will not be able to write the next day and that he may be busy for a day or two, and so his parents are certain that he is helping blast the German air force from the skies.

Plans for a county-wide Boy Scout Camporee May 26, 27 and 28 at Lake Sabetha were completed at a district meeting of Scouters in Sabetha Thursday evening. Twelve Sabetha men, Mel Deaver, M. O. Wood, Ben Grimm, Wayne Wilson, Ernest Baker, Ira Haxton, Wilbur Haxton, Joe McGinty, Ivan Roberts, Norman Morgan, Bill Gilmore, and Clause White, met with representatives from other troops over the county to draw up the plans for the Camporee. Ed McArdle, field executive of the Jayhawk Council of Topeka, also attended the meeting and assisted the local leaders with suggestions and information.

2nd Lt. Warren D. Saylor, former Morrill boy and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Saylor, Sr., received his commission and wings and was graduated as a bombardier-Navigator April 29 at Deming, N.M. He is now assigned to the Lincoln, Neb, Air Base and is spending a 12-day leave with his parents, Mr and Mrs. L.D. Saylor, Topeka. As a cadet, Lt. Saylor was classified a bombardier. He took his college training at the Wisconsin State Teachers college, Milwaukee, preflight at Santa Ana, Calif., won his aerial gunnery wings at the Army Air Field, Kingman, Ariz., and took advanced bombardiering at Deming. A 1941 graduate of Topeka High school, he was a sophomore at Washburn University before entering the service in February 1943. He is a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

The Sabetha drive for fund to fight cancer netted $184.25, Mrs. Harvey Lukert, chairman of the drive, announced this week. The county figures will not be announced until next week, Mrs. Lukert added, but she was certain that the Sabetha figure would stand beside the best showings in the county. The funds will be used in the cancer educational program and in the treatment of cancer patients.

50 Years
Thursday, May 8, 1969

Galen James Rokey of Sabetha and Wayne Paul Meyer of Hiawatha were two of 17 Kansas farm youths presented with $200 scholarship certificates by Union Pacific Railroad Tuesday, April 29, at the State Future Farmers of America convention in Manhattan.

The Sabetha City Commissioners gave tentative approval at their regular weekly meeting Monday to a major move involving city property. The transaction has been under study for several weeks involving the John Gilbert building on Washington Avenue and the present city work shop building on Grant street that was formerly the home of Roy Ewing Motors.

Patty Look, 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Look of Sabetha, was injured Saturday while riding double on a bicycle. She was on the back and when she put her legs up on the bar her foot became entangled in the spokes resulting in a cut on the back of her heel requiring thirty-three stitches. She is now on crutches and at present unable to attend school.

An all-day rain Wednesday dumped around one and a half inches of moisture on this area. This Thursday morning it is cloudy and cool with the possibility of additional rain.

25 Years
Wednesday, May 11, 1994

Local residents can expect to see increased local train traffic this summer as the result of Union Pacific’s plans to rebuild its line from Marysville to Topeka. According to Mark Davis, spokesman for the Union Pacific in Omaha, the track between Marysville and Hiawatha will be used as a “safety detour” for up to four of the 36 trains that will be rerouted daily from the Marysville-Topeka line. The project between Marysville and Topeka entails replacement of wooden crossties with concrete ties. Because of the unusually large size of the machine used to do the work, the entire line must be closed for the duration of the project.

Organizers hope that a foundation being established in Sabetha will mean better educational opportunities for students throughout the school district. The USD 441 Foundation will provide private support for the district’s students in a variety of ways. “It’s very similar to endowment foundations at the University of Kansas or Kansas State, “ said District Superintendent Von Lauer.

Wetmore High School’s senior class of 14 will receive their diplomas in commencement exercises set for 2 p.m. this Sunday at the high school’s new gym.

In a contract signed Monday by Mayor Dave Emert, the City of Sabetha agreed to purchase 81.4 percent of the water rights from the Pony Creek Reservoir. The commission approved the contract with the State Water Board in a 4-0 vote.

10 Years
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sabetha High School seniors receiving honors and scholarships at the USD No. 441 Academic Banquet Monday evening, May 4, are Julie Grimm, Duane Kaeb, Kelsey Beckner, Sophia Brownlee, Lauren Kauffman, Taylor Montgomery, Megan Grossenbacher, Amber Baumgartner, Kaitlyn Dyke, Libbie Stover, Lauri Stoller, Rachel Kennally, Kasha Koch, Brianna Huber, Gessica Renyer, Trevor Huppert, Zack Suhr, Cassidy Winkler, Jenna Kellenberger, Lena Hartter, Rachel Baumgartner, Rose Clary, Krystal Wymer, Heath White, Daniel Niehues (Wetmore High School), Caleb Kesler, Jesse Grimm, Mitch Allen, Ross Bruggeman and Clinton Bruning.

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, May 11. Sabetha Boy Scout Edward Roggenkamp was present as a step toward earning his Citizenship in Community Merit Badge. The commissioners approved thirteen board appointments.

Photo: Sabetha Middle School eighth-grade student Abby Compo, right, learns from Sabetha Herald ad creator Nikki McAfee about computer graphics and how they can be used in advertisements, as Compo job shadows McAfee Thursday, May 7, as part of the Sabetha Middle School’s job shadow program for the eighth-grade students.

Photo: Dr. Brett Lukert, D.C., second from right, presents Lukert Chiropractic & Wellness annual donation to area athletic administrators (L-R) Sabetha High School Athletic Director Matt Garber, Sabetha Middle School Principal Tom Palmer and Bern Principal Rick Schnacker. The donation is part of the practice’s Healthy Schools program, an initiative to contribute additional support to area schools’ health and wellness efforts.


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