Photos from Yesteryear: Family Portraits

In 1906, the Neil children of Oneida pose for a family portrait. This photo is of (L-R) Herb Brumbaugh, Buzz Brumbaugh and Paige Arnold. The date is not known. Read More

Memories 12.12.2018

125 Years Ago Friday, September 15, 1893 Concert by Blind Willie. – Blind Willie, the celebrated musical prodigy, will give one of his vocal and instrumental concerts at Berwick school…

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Memories 9.5.2018

125 Years Ago Friday, September 8, 1893 Notice. – There will be an examination held at the school building, beginning at 9 o’clock on Friday, September 15th, for all pupils…

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Photos from yesteryear: A Tale of Two Houses

Dr. George E. Irwin, came from Kentucky and settled in Brown County, Kansas northeast of present day Fairview, in the 1850s. He treated people in the area, as well as…

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Memories 8.29.2018

125 Years ago Friday, September 1, 1893 There will a caucus of the people’s party voters of Berwick township at Berwick on Saturday, September 16th, at 1 o’clock, for the…

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Views of Sabetha’s Main Street


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Memories 8.22.2018

125 Years ago Friday, August 25, 1893 The first number of the Axtell Anchor under the new management shows a marked improvement in both editorial and mechanical execution. It is…

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Photo from Yesteryear

Before the Firestone Tire Store located at this corner which is where Wenger Manufacturing built, the northeast corner of Sabetha’s Main and Eighth Streets was the location of the J.C.... Read More

Memories 8.15.2018

125 Years Ago Friday, August 18, 1893 The Seneca Courier-Democrat has discovered that our assessment is a thing of inconsistency and an altogether luminous example of injustice and inequality. After…

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Memories 8.8.2018

125 Years ago Friday, August 11, 1893 A good many grasshoppers are to be seen these days and some damage by them is reported. They are not the red-legged variety,…

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Memories 8.1.18

125 Years ago Friday, August 4, 1893 A Sabetha sign advertises “confectionary” for sale. This is equal to the placard which gives the warning of “No Smokeing Allowed.” “Dress Makeing”…

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Memories 7.25.2018

125 Years ago Friday, July 28, 1893 The agreement of all Sabetha merchants to close their places of business promptly at 8 o’clock every evening except Saturdays went into effect…

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Old Albany Days: Dry times in Kansas, Part I

Submitted by Travis McCoy The creek is dry and showing its muddy bed only in the lowest spots as the hot July sun reaches out with its warm fingers of…

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Sabetha’s Lover’s Lane

Although everyone back in the early days knew where they were, there were no road and street signs. For it to be a good lover’s lane, it had to be... Read More

Memories 7.18.2018

125 Years Ago Friday, July 21, 1893 The Courier-Democrat has discovered a small mare’s nest in the letting of contracts for building bridges in the county. From the exceedingly mild…

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