Memories 11.6.2019

125 Years

Friday, November 9, 1894

W. P. King of St. Joseph, who is getting up an illustrated book advertising the towns along the Grand Island railroad, has been in town several days this week working up the scheme.

We were told some whiskey was used here on election day, but it gives us pleasure to state that we saw no drunken men and but few who seemed to be partially under the influence of liquor.

Those who made bets with their wives on the election and lost will do well to pay up promptly. No present would make them so happy as a hat from Mrs. Maynard’s.

C. E. Hazen left Emporia early Sunday morning and arrived here on the noon train in time to meet his brother and remained over until Tuesday afternoon, in order to vote and attend to business matters here. If all of our citizens were as careful to vote as our Sabetha boys, a much larger vote would be cast in some of our precincts often.

100 Years

Thursday, November 6, 1919

Initiation at the Eastern Star Monday added the following new members. Mr and Mrs. Allen Smith, Mrs. Jesse Lines, Mrs. Howard lines, Mrs. Roy Henning, Mrs. Harry Hennigh and Mrs. Andy McClary. Coffee and sandwiches were served. This makes sixty-seven new members initiated since Mrs. Metz has held office, less than a year.

Come to the Slayton orchard, eight miles north of Morrill, while you can still get your choice from several varieties and grades of apples. We can protect apples during light freezes, but must close out before real cold weather. L. W. Slayton, Salem, Nebr. – Adv.

Fern Moser sold forty-six head of Duroc Jerseys at an average of $127 per head. The highest price boar hog brought $330 and the highest price gilt $320. Buyers were here from Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and other parts of Kansas.

A large crowd attended the program  and supper given by Capioma school Friday night. The house was very prettily decorated with all kinds of Halloween fix’ens. Miss Lola Payne was dressed as a witch and told some clever fortunes; and a very pretty little witch she made, too. Miss Hester Helphingstine got the cake for the most popular lady which brought $57.50 Hal Brownlee got the cake for the laziest man. Hal Brownlee got the cake for the laziest man. Hal auctioned the numbers off for supper and proved himself to be most as good an auctioneer as he is a veterinary. They made about $78.00 with which they will buy a Victoria.

75 Years

Wednesday, November 8, 1944

Mrs. Elmer H Bauer, who with her two sons, Richard and Steven is making her home in Lincoln while her husband, Capt. Bauer, is over seas, writes that he has been with an infantry division in Italy for six months but is now in a hospital. He has sent some beautiful art work home from Italy. One piece is a bust of a woman made of hand-chiseled marble. Other pieces include a pair of horses on standards, a tiny bird of horses on standards, a tiny bird bath and lamps made of natural colored blue alabaster. He has sent several pieces of Florentine art, which have not yet arrived Capt. Bauer’s address is on file at The Herald office. Mrs. Bauer was Velasca Lortscher before her marriage.

Sgt. Leon Frey is home after receiving a medical discharge from the United States Army. Leon has been stationed at the Winter General hospital in Topeka for some time receiving treatment for an injured arm and leg. He saw service in the Aleutian Islands and Alaska, leaving Sabetha with the former National Guard Battery D.

Pvt. Harold “Red” Emert writes from Camp Robinson, Ark. This week we had a three day bivouac. We went out eight miles, pitched tents, and then, ate chow before going out on a patrol that lasted eight hours. Carrying that rifle got tiresome after a few hours. We got in about three o’clock that morning and got up at noon. We left on another patrol at one that afternoon. I saw Earl Hartter Thursday night and he is leaving on his two week bivouac. He will soon finish his training here.

Roscoe G. Smith, Sr., 37, 409 S 5th, Sabetha, Kansas, is receiving his initial Naval indoctrination at the U.S. Naval Training Center Great Lakes, Ill., reports Navy Public Relations.

50 Years

Thursday, November 13, 1969

Supt Joe Cleavinger left early Saturday morning on a three week trip to Russia and other eastern European countries. He reportedly called his wife Saturday afternoon from Kennedy Airport in New York City. His suitcase had been lost and he was left with no clothes other than those he was wearing.

For Busses – This is the new Unified School District 441 bus maintenance building. It is located south of the Special Services building in Sabetha and is 50 feet wide by 100 feet long. The building faces south. Note the gasoline pump on the side which will be used to fill the busses. Cement work on the interior of the building is not completed. Jack Christine will be in charge of this service work. Mr. Christine has sold his Main Street building to The Sabetha Herald. The Herald plans to use that portion of the building where Jack’s shop was located for newsprint storage and expansion of printing facilities.

Mrs. Cheryl Scoby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Scarlett of Sabetha is featured on the cover of the November issue of the KFBeeline, a Kansas Farm Bureau Insurance monthly company publication. He husband is Dave Scoby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Scoby of Sabetha.

25 Years

Wednesday, November 9, 1994

On Oct. 31, members of the Sabetha City Commission and the Sabetha Community Hospital Advisory Committee signed a 34-page lease contract, ending nearly two years of planning and negotiations. The net result: enhanced fundraising potential and a more direct chain of command.

Frustrated by a lack of leadership in solid waste management, Sabetha city officials have called for a meeting with the Nemaha County Commission later this month. Nemaha County Commission Chairman Frank Kuckelman and commissioners Jim Brownlee and Galen Steinlage have agreed to meet with Sabetha city officials on Nov. 21 in Sabetha. During that meeting, the commission hopes to make progress on what they feel has been a slow reaction to solid waste problems within Nemaha County.

Recently a special wish was granted for a very special, yet very sick little girl. Lauren Moravec, 3, Morrill, was diagnosed with congenital heart disease shortly after birth. But on Oct. 19, she was able to escape the routine of doctors and hospitals for a few days, as she was whisked away to live her wish of meeting Mickey Mouse.

The installation of two dry hydrants recently took place in Nemaha County on property owned by Larry Heinen and Rex Farwell. Dry hydrants, an alternative for improved fire protection in rural areas, are non-pressurized pipe systems installed in ponds and other permanent water sources. Fire equipment can be directly attached to the dry hydrant, and water can be used to fight fires of nearby structures, or pumped into large trucks and hauled to fire scenes.

10 Years

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009

The Sabetha High School drama and music departments will present the fall musical, Beauty and the Beast, this weekend. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14 and 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Nov. 15. Beauty and the Beast, which is based on the classic French fairy tale, tells the story of Belle (portrayed by Lindsay McNary), an intelligent young woman scorned by her townspeople for being a bookworm, weary of fighting off the advances of the arrogant Gaston (Tim McCoy) and dreaming of escape.

For the second consecutive year, Sabetha Middle School has earned the Kansas Governor’s Achievement Award for student performance on the 2009 State Assessments. Sabetha Middle School and this year’s eighth- and ninth-grade students have achieved this honor for two consecutive years. This is the first year for this year’s seventh-grade students. The award is based on state assessment performance in the areas of mathematics and reading as well as on the school’s attendance record.

Baseball and bargains with the devil are the topics of Wetmore High School’s production of Damn Yankees, which will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 12-14, in the Wetmore Auditorium. Nov. 14 is the annual dinner theatre, which begins at 6 p.m. and is by reservation only.

The Fairview Post No. 322 of the American Legion and Auxiliary invites all veterans and a guest to a free turkey-ham dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Fairview Community Center.

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