Memories 7.17.2019

125 Years

Friday, July 20, 1894

H. H. Hargis, of Troy, has again been sent back as operator, and night man at the Rock Island depot here, beginning work Wednesday. The Rock Island is once more doing its former business on this division so is putting back the men laid off on account of the strike.

The Tribune says there are numerous candidates for county offices asking recognition of the Republican convention, but none of them have yet made their wants known in this corner.

Considerable interest has been manifested in the matter of who is to be principal of the city schools the coming year, and we are authorized by the board, to state that Prof. I. B. Morgan’s services have been secured. No action has been taken in regard to other teachers.

There is a fine prospect for corn in this vicinity, and the crop is getting well advanced. Mr. Noah Walters has 115 acres on his farm six miles southwest of town that is fully tasseled out, and gives promise of a heavy yield.

100 Years

Thursday, July 17, 1919

A. J. Cook, son of W. H. Cook, was seriously injured some time ago in a mine at Ft. Collins, Colo. A lever struck him in the face cutting his cheek from his ear to his mouth. He was in a hospital for weeks but it now out. He left Sabetha eighteen years ago.

Hugh Hook arrived in Sabetha Tuesday after a trip thru Colorado with Ms. and Mrs. Howard Danford of Kansas City in the Danford car. They visited Estes park and crossed the continental divide. The climb to the summit of Pike’s Peak carried them up more than 14,000 feet. They were in Colorado three weeks.

We want to place one out thirty-six orphan boys on a farm. He knows farm work. We want a good place for him. Do you need him? let us hear from you promptly, please. George Hook, Ralph Tennal. John Mishler’s threshing outfit is threshing Wednesday for Roy Bentley. Jake Herrington is running the outfit. Roy has forty-five acres of good wheat. he is hauling it direct to Fairview with a truck and four wagons. He is only three and a half miles from Fairview.

Chester Miller grew fifteen hundred bushels of wheat on fifty-two acres or about twenty-eight bushels to the acre. It was dark wheat of good quality. An elevator at Morrill took the crop at $2.05 a bushel. The wheat was hauled to market Monday in wagons and trucks. It cost thirty cents a mile each way to haul the wheat five and a half miles in trucks or $6.60 for the round trip. The truck hauled eighty bushels at a load. The wheat was grown on rich land. It was cut before the Fourth of July rain which caused so much wheat to lodge.

75 Years

Wednesday, July 19, 1944

An eighth AAF Bomber Station England. First Lieutenant Glen A. Barnes, 23, of Corning, Kas., pilot of an Eighth AAF B-17 Flying Fortress, has been awarded an oak leaf Cluster to his Air Medal, equivalent to another award of the medal. Lieutenant Barnes is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Barnes, and his wife is Mrs. Esther Barnes, all of Corning. – Kansas City Star.

Two interesting collections of relics made in the South Pacific are on display in the Hughes Clothing Co. and the Geiger Jewelry Store windows on Main Street. T. Sgt. Dean Hopkins, sent his parents fans, baskets, necklaces, rings, and boats made from straw, shells, and other materials by natives on the Ellice Islands near the Equator in the Southwest Pacific Ocean. These articles are in the Hughes window. In the Geiger window an airplane ash tray made by Pvt. Gilbert Bien, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bien, from empty shell cases is displayed.

Gilbert Bien, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Bien of Sabetha, had a pleasant visit on July 2nd with his cousin, Sgt. Robt. J. Warfel, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Warfel of Washington, D.C., formerly of Sabetha. The boys had been corresponding and keeping in touch with each other. Gilbert is in New Guinea.

Mrs. Amy Scoby had word Tuesday from her granddaughter, Mrs. Irene Scoby Zook, that a cablegram from her husband. Fred Zook, says he has arrived safely overseas. He has a New York A.P.O.

50 Years

Thursday, July 24, 1969

After last week’s 100 plus temperatures and high humidity, the rains of the last couple of days have been welcome. The Farmers State Bank in Sabetha reports rain Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning amounted to .77 of an inch while an additional one inch of rain had fallen up to nine o’clock this Thursday morning. The Tuesday rain varied over the area with reports of an inch and more west of town and much less in Morrill. Corn and milo fields appear to be in excellent condition.

Saturday and Sunday of this week promise a great amount of activity at the Albany Museum two miles north of Sabetha. These are the days of the third annual Threshing Bee and Jubilee which should be bigger and better than ever before if exhibits scheduled are an indication.

Sabetha is being well represented at the tenth annual FFA Leadership camp starting today at Rock Springs Ranch, Junction City. The camp is from July 24 through July 27. Boys will be schooled by the state FFA officers in various activities which will help them become better officers in FFA and better leaders in their school, home and community. Those attending from Sabetha are Jay Montgomery, president; Mark Edelman, vice-president; Don Rokey, treasurer; Gene Bauman, reporter; Mike Althouse, sentinel; Randy Rostetter, acting secretary; Lloyd Barnett, advisor.

25 Years

Wednesday, July 20, 1994

As the summer ambles on, it is that time again when one man’s trash becomes another man’s gold: the 4th annual Sabetha Citywide Garage Sale.

The summer’s not over yet. Although it’s open barely three months out of the year, the Sabetha City Pool sees a sharp decline in the number of swimmers who visit the pool around this time each summer. “It really starts to slow down after July 4,” said Dave Remmers, Sabetha City Pool manager. “We have around 200 to 240 people come in each day in June and around 70 to 100 each day in July and August.”

A team of former Sabetha High School basketball players and current coaches will travel to the Mexican state of Sonora on July 30 to play, not for points, but for a mission of faith. The team, which is sponsored by Partners in Christ International, a worldwide nondenominational evangelistic organization includes: Jesse Herrmann, Hiram Finney, Brett Lukert, Shane Schuette, Glen Arnold, Kyle Hayden, James Rice and former Wetmore High School basketball coach, Mike Johnson, Sabetha High School basketball coach, Rusty Allen, and Sabetha High School math teacher, Randy Hall.

10 Years

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

TransCanada’s Keystone Oil Pipeline (Keystone) currently is under construction in Marshall, Nemaha, Brown and Doniphan counties in Kansas. A contractor yard in Hiawatha is the base of operations for most of the work that is underway in Kansas. So far, grading, pipe stringing, ditching and welding operations are approximately 50 percent complete in Kansas. Crews will continue those tasks as they move along the pipeline right of way and will be followed by other crews that will handle backfill, cleanup and testing activities, among others.

Jason and Kari Meyer of Sabetha are happy to announce the birth of their son, Jayton Dale, on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at Sabetha Community Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. He has two sister, Kinzey, 5, and Karsyn, 2, to welcome him home. Maternal grandparents are Dale and Karen Ulrich of Sabetha. Maternal great-grandparents are Bill and the late Eleanor Ulrich of Salina and Elmer and Delores Mermis of Russell. Paternal grandparents are Larry and Joyce Meyer of Sabetha.

Rick and Melody Bestwick of Sabetha recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime cruise – a Tiger Cruise on the U.S. Navy’s USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier, on which their son Andy is a medical corpsman in the U.S. Navy. Andy, an alumnus of Sabetha High School, joined the Navy 11 years ago and has served three tours in Iraq. The Tiger Cruise program allows ship’s personnel to sponsor up to two visitors or family members of the same sex for a three- to four-day cruise. But the Bestwicks’ cruise was a little longer, Melody said, because of the July Fourth holiday.

Photo: Lindsay McNary and her dance partner Austin Cadwell compete at the Odyssey National Dance Competition in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on Sunday, June 28. The couple earned first place in their division and a high gold with their lyrical duet, “Lady.” McNary and Cadwell, members of the Little Steps Dance and Gymnastics Studio’s competition team, have competed together for two years. A total of 16 competition team dancers and both the mini and senior cheerleading teams from Little Steps Dance and Gymnastics Studio also competed at the national level. McNary is the daughter of James and Sherri McNary of Sabetha, and Cadwell is the son of Steve and Vallery Prell of Home City.

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