Memories 6.19.2019

125 Years
Friday, June 22, 1894

A great furbishing up of threshing machines has been going on for the past week, and there is going to be some work for them, notwithstanding the short oats crop.

A number of Sabetha base ball enthusiasts attended the game between Seneca and Pawnee, at the latter place Tuesday. The Seneca club left the ground before the close of the game and the Pawnee club declared the game in favor of Pawnee. The score was tie. Both clubs do good playing.

A. L. Hazen having finished his course at the Emporia Normal and received his diploma last Thursday, came home last Saturday to rest up awhile. His brother, C. E. Hazen remains at Emporia to continue his studies through the summer.

The Surprise Store always has divided the profits with its customers, but now will give you all of the profit on all summer goods in order to close them out. The man who sells on long time can’t do that.

100 Years
Thursday, June 19, 1919

Another big land deal was consumated at Hiawatha Tuesday when Roy Jacques sold his beautiful home and farm of 190 acres on the Hiawatha-Horton road to Perry Pederson and Harold Wilson for $58,000. This makes the price per acre a fraction more than $305. This is another top notcher in price and is further proof that Brown county land is not yet thru aviating in price. The Jacques farm is known as the old Kensington and Neff farm and is located two miles from one of the best grain markets in Northeast Kansas – the town of Baker.

Comfortable people are the shock absorbers of society. By their good nature and their philosophical acceptance of unpleasant facts and events, they seem to be able to take the jar out of living, both for themselves and their associates. They always seem to be ready to meet emergencies, and not to be greatly disturbed by them. They smile easily, though they do not giggle or laugh continually. – Edith Johnceri in Oklahomon.

Kansas small boy may have small fire crackers, snakes in the grass and a few others supposedly harmless fireworks for the Fourth of July celebration. L. T. Hassey, state fire marshal, issued a regulation prohibiting the sale of large piece fireworks in the state. But the fire marshal is going to let the kids have their fun as much as he can. The skyrockets and roman candles and other explosives cannot be sold or displayed within one thousand feet of any building or stack of grain or seed. This does not apply to firecrackers less than three inches long.

Doc Wittwer this week received a special private hunch from the weather department that it is going to be wet. He bought a gasoline engine to use with his wheat bonder

75 Years
Wednesday, June 21, 1944

Sgt Karl Geroge Strube has been overseas a number of months and is serving in Italy. It is understood he took an active part in the successful battle for Rome. Sgt. Strube was reared near Baker. He worked in the Rock Island ships at Horton before going to Sabetha, where he spent several years on the Feldmann ranch. – Horton Headlight

A large honor roll containing the names of Fairview service men and women stands in the vacant lot east of the Shilling Lumber Yard on the south side of the main street in Fairview. At night the board is well lighted and attracts the attention of all Fairview visitors. The names are printed in large letters and protected from the  elements by a large pane of glass.

Rain totaling from two inches in the Maple Ridge vicinity and Morrill to .80 inch in Sabetha drenched the earth Sunday night and Monday morning. The rain stopped in Sabetha after a hard downpour at 9:30 Monday morning. Temperatures dropped to the lower 50s. In the Price neighborhood a hail storm damaged wheat. Paul Strahm suffered approximately 35% loss on 90 acres of wheat. Armour Haflich also suffered some damage, but no estimate has been made. Most of the corn in this area was cultivated for the first time last week. Chances for a wheat crop are good and combines, tractors, and trucks are being overhauled in preparation for the harvest.

F-O Wilbur Weiss, who is now a bombardier in the army air force, and his wife, the former Catherine Littrell, are visiting relatives here. He expects an assignment to duty at the close of his leave.

50 Years
Thursday, June 26, 1969

George Stoller was elected as the now president of the Sabetha Chamber of Commerce to succeed retiring Ted Davis at the annual meeting held Tuesday evening in the United Methodist Church. Mr. Stoller served the past year as vice president of the organization and is also presently serving as president of the Sabetha Industrial Development Corp.

Mrs. Kenneth Scoby and Janet motored to Wetmore Monday evening to visit the home of their son Richard Scoby, Mrs. Scoby, Holly and Heather. They went especially to make the acquaintance of their new granddaughter Heather Lynn.

Intermittent showers fell here this Thursday morning with between a quarter and a little less than a half inch recorded by 10 o’clock. The forecast is for possible rain continuing today and this evening. Farmers are in hopes of some sunny days for the ripening wheat and the corn and milo crops.

The Sabetha city commissioners held a lengthy meeting Monday afternoon at their regular weekly session. One of the main items of discussion was the problem of dead and diseased trees in the city. The commissioners have received frequent inquiries as to who is responsible for the removal of these trees. Mayor Luther Clark pointed out that it is the responsibility and obligation of the property owner to handle this problem and then noted the following from the city ordinance booklet, while urging that local citizens cooperate in attacking this problem rather than forcing the city to take action.

25 Years
Wednesday, June 22, 1994

Arson has been identified as the cause of a fire that destroyed the Sabetha Lanes bowling alley federal investigators announced late Friday. The fire broke out at 1 p.m. on June 12 at the alley. John Hopp, who, with his wife Alta Mae, owned and operated the business, was alone in the building at the time of the fire and escaped without serious injury. But the building was destroyed.

Doug and Shannon Garrett, Sabetha, announce the birth of a son, Brendon Gene, on Saturday, June 11, 1994, at Sabetha Community Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. He has one sister, Olivia, 2 1/2. Maternal grandparents are Leonard and Kay Arnold, Sabetha. Paternal grandparents are Gene and Margaret Garrett, Sabetha. Great-grandparents are Mary Arnold, Sabetha; Lulu Garrett, Shawnee; and Waldo and Frieda Huning, Hepler.

The Sabetha Chamber of Commerce elected new officers and board members for the coming year at their June 13 meeting at the Sabetha Country Club. New officers are Sara Kidwell, board member; Karen Beyer, board member; Brad Lippert, board member; Krista Bruggeman, president; and Jolene Wiltz, vice president.

10 Years
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Photo: John Keim of Fairview, center, showcases his fiddling talents with the Noxie Ridge Band at the Brown County Breakdown bluegrass festival Friday evening, June 19, at the Fairview City Park. Other members of the band are (L-R) Joe McElroy, Phil Thompson, Brent Barkow and Rod Durst. The annual event was held Friday and Saturday evenings, June 19 and 20.

Sabetha’s Fourth of July celebration will start off early Friday evening, July 3, with an alumni ballgame at Somerset Ballpark. Details and a schedule will be announced in next week’s issue of The Herald. The concession stand at Somerset will be open beginning an hour before the game, with offerings such as hot dogs, hamburgers and snacks. The Sabetha Fireworks Display, conducted by the Sabetha Fire Department, will begin at 10 p.m. at the Sports Complex on North Sixth Street.

Effective July 1, LDI will acquire a new location in Hillsboro. “I am proud and excited to announce the acquisition of Ag Power from Mike and Carolyn Kleiber,” said Brian Lang, President of Lang Diesel, Inc. “Mike and Carolyn are exceptional people and have been enjoyable to deal with. Ag Power is a thriving business, and I feel fortunate that Mike and Carolyn considered LDI to purchase it.” Gerald Funk, manager for Ag Power, and his crew will bring a vast amount of knowledge and experience to LDI. “I ask for everyone to welcome and support Gerald and his crew into the LDI organization,” Lang said.

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