Memories 9.18.2019

125 Years

Friday, September 21, 1894

Mrs. M. Arries went to Seneca on the noon train, Tuesday, from there going over to Centralia to attend the reception tendered to Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Mayhew, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Clippinger, that evening. Her son C. R. Arries, of Robinson was on the train to accompany her thither.

Information Wanted: A. J. Clark, of near Fairview, left home the 15th, and his friends fear he has become deranged. Some years ago he was injured about the head by a fall from a horse and this hurt had troubled him of late. The last heard of him was at Hiawatha. he is of slim build, light complexion, 34 years old, wore light colored clothes and hat, drove a team of mares, one sorrel and one black, with heavy harness with breeehing, leather fly nets, and spring wagon. His friends would be very thankful for any information, concerning him. Telegrams or letters may be addressed to J. J. Scoby, Fairview, Kansas.

Just received, a new lot of Kast Iron suits for men and boys. All of the boy’s suits have two pairs of pants, and cap to match. The best suits in town for the money. At the Surprise Store.

To My Patrons: Thanking my friends for their patronage, having been in business for fifteen years, I have fully decided to have a change, to quit the store. For this reason, I will close out my entire stock of dry goods, clothing, boots, shoes, hats and caps. I will rent my store room Jan. 1, 1895. No later than March 1, 1895. Size of room, 22×119. Good cellar. Good location. Jos. Dreibelbis, Sabetha, Kansas.

100 Years

Thursday, September 18, 1919

Jonathan apples for sale at the Slayton orchard eight miles north of Morrill. We have been booking orders for some time and expect to begin picking Jonathan and filling these orders September 22nd. If you can not come after them next week, be sure to send in your order so we will not ship ourselves short. L. W. Slayton. – Adv.

The work on the walls and ceiling of the Congregational church is now completed; the floor will be fixed this week and the church will be ready so that the regular Sunday morning preaching service will be held there at 10 a.m. next Sunday, and Sunday school following at 11:15.

Joe Williams returned to Colorado Saturday to join his brother, Owen, there on the ranch which the boys bought while on their trip this summer. He was followed by Jimmie Cavender Sunday. Joe says that forty dollars a month is good wages out there and that one lives luxuriously on forty-five.

The Herald would appreciate it very much if you would telephone to us when you have guests, or when you expect them. It is nice to know in advance when one has visitors coming, because then your friends have a chance to call on them. The Herald number is 103, and any of our girls who answer the phone is glad to take your item. That’s what they are here for.

75 Years

Wednesday, September 20, 1944

Army Public Relations reports that Pvt. Christian Lee Banzhof of Sabetha, recently returned to Camp Carson, Colo., after participating in an experiment conducted by the Quartermaster Corps, Medical Department and Ground Forces to determine how soldiers fare on an exclusive diet of emergency rations. Six companies from the 201st Infantry Regiment, commanded by Col. James H. O’Reilly, have been in the Pike national forest for eight weeks undergoing the test. One of the companies, a “control unit,” lived on a field ration. The others are assorted emergency rations for various periods to see how they compared physically with those of the control unit.

Mayor Warren Mettlen, Commissioner William Worwag, and City engineer Charles Darby, attended the League of Municipalities annual meeting Tuesday in Topeka, Kas. Representatives from towns be longing to the league are invited to attend this three day convention. There are now over 600 cities belonging to the league.

Starting October 1, weekly newspapers will be restricted to the volume of newsprint paper used in 1943. The Herald is included. It is impossible to determine now just what this will mean, but some adjustment will be necessary, especially since both news and advertising volume have been increasing. For the past four weeks it has been necessary to cut down and leave out both news and ads. Simply put, the remedy will call for advertising and news copy being in early. If a rationing program becomes necessary, it will probably be on the basis first come first served. Advertising and news copy that is submitted later than Monday will be subject to adjustment. Labor problems also effect the situation. Every effort will be made to continue present service insofar as is humanly possible. News of service men and local war programs and activities will have priority.

Orville Coleman’s Cafe next to the Methodist Church in the Welch building was opened for its first business Tuesday morning. It had been impossible to open the cafe because of the lack of help but now a full staff has been employed. Miss Ora Ott and Miss Adele Esslinger are the cooks; Miss Leona Dornes and Mrs. Bert Long are the waitresses and Mrs. LaVerne Bell will work in the kitchen. The cafe will be open the rest of this week but the official opening will not take place until the latter part of this week.

50 Years

Tuesday, September 23, 1969

It seems every day holds promise of a much needed rain for this area, but cloudy skies never seem able to quite produce. Monday evening lightning flashed, thunder roared, but very few raindrops fell.

There was a minor collision of two cars on Main Street Friday afternoon. Elmer B. Mathewson of Topeka was backing out from in front of the Safeway Store and hit a car driven by Claude Washburn of Sabetha. Damage was estimated at under $15 to the Washburn 1964 Pontiac and no damage to the Mathewson 1968 Chevrolet.

There was some vandalism reported at the new Sabetha High School early Sunday morning. A spray paint can was used to write a word on the north door of the lower level on the new high school. There have also been reports of cars “dragging” on various places of the new school grounds.

25 Years

Wednesday, September 21, 1994

There are some things in life that simply do not mix: oil and water, bungee jumping and ballet or a tractor pull and a library. That is, until now. As strange as it may sound, bookworms and tractor owners will sit side-by-side this Saturday as the Bern Community Library presents its annual Antique Distance Tractor Pull, two miles west of Bern on Highway 71. All proceeds from the pull, now in its third year, go to the library, which hopes to open its doors in January.

If you have ever wondered what PTSA is or what they do, you are not alone. PTA/PTSA (Parent, Teacher, Student Association) is a national, volunteer, nonprofit association dedicated to fulfilling the mission of PTA. Local PTAs are independent of the school and the school system. Their work is determined by the needs of the community and the interests of the members. PTA supports and speaks out on issues that affect children. PTA encourages parent and public involvement in the public school. Last year, the Sabetha PTSA was involved in many activities.

Jon Willis, Sabetha police officer, talks to several members of the Sabetha Cub Scout Pack 77 on Thursday. The pack visited several city buildings as part of a city tour. The tour included the Sabetha Police Department, City Hall and a trip to the Dairy Queen restaurant.

10 Years

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009

The second annual Sabetha Goes Pink 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Caring Neighbors Cancer Fund, organized by Flora Kirwan of Sabetha and Debra Bailey of Morrill, is this Saturday, Sept. 26. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Leman Recreation Complex just south of the Sabetha swimming pool on Bluejay Drive. Proceeds will go to the Caring Neighbors Cancer Fund, which Kirwan and Bailey established last year. This fund is used to help local individuals by alleviating costs associated with fighting all types of cancer.

Sabetha High School alumna Joann Gruber presented a travelogue on her experience traveling to Mozambique, Africa, to learn and work with World Vision. Gruber spent two months, from the end of June to the end of August, in Xai Xai, which is the capital of the Gaza Province. She spoke to the group about the country’s recent history, infrastructure, traditional foods, plants and other interesting information she gathered while there.

The Sabetha Bluejay football team traveled to Seneca last Friday night to take on their cross county rivals, the Raiders of Nemaha Valley, in a much touted, highly anticipated matchup. The level of excitement is elevated as is the level of athletic performance when these two teams meet in any type of competition, and the Bluejays had a bevy of blue clad fans supporting them from the sideline. The boys in blue played with plenty of heart and class but were unable to curtail the speed of the Raiders as they fell to N.V., 26-0.

Former Kansas State University quarterbacks Matt Garber, No. 12, and Carl Straw, No. 10, reunite on the sideline before the kickoff of the K-State-Massachusetts football game on September 5.

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