Memories 6.26.2019

125 Years
Friday, June 29, 1894

A. A. Cook has been running the lower barber shop alone this week, as Baz Reed went on the excursion to St. Joe. Sunday, to see his wife and babies, and remained there to visit relatives.

The Sabetha Band is now in good shape and playing fine music. The Pawnee City Military Band consists of 35 pieces and is one of the finest bands in Nebraska. The Tournament and Concerts will be worth coming miles to see.

The best Bicycle riders in the country will take part in the Bicycle Races. The Horse racing will be good. The Champion Foot Races and Wrestlers will contest for the supremacy.

The Taylors have been captured in Arkansas, and deny that they murdered the Meeks family. They merely ran away to escape mob violence, and now return, confident that the courts can be manipulated in their favor. It is a mournful fact that past history would seem to justify their confidence.

100 Years
Thursday, June 26, 1919

Seneca is suggesting the naming of a street Taylor Avenue in honor of Sergeant Earl Taylor, son of Deputy Sheriff Taylor, who died in the Arbenne. Good idea, Earl was a fine fellow, a loving son and a good soldier. The naming of streets for one’s own people is something the Herald pled for when Sabetha’s streets were renamed for states and things.

The W.C.T.U gave an ice cream social last Friday night. As it rained so hard the crowd was not as large as hoped for. Some cream and cake remained until Saturday and the lades iserved in the afternoon. They cleared over $53.00 which goes in place of the drive which is on now in that society.

The wheat harvest will begin near Sabetha this week, several days earlier than was thot last week. The wheat is ripening four or five days sooner than it was thot possible it could. Elsie Williamson says the wheat may be damaged by the intense hear of the past few days.

Frank Slauma’s farm sold for $40,000 last week. Mr. Slauma has a mighty good quarter section and it wont be long until it will be worth $50,000. Richard Hatch was the lucky real estate man.

75 Years
Wednesday, June 28, 1944

The Headquarters of the Ninth Air Force in the European Theatre of Operations sent The Herald this week a picture of Pfc. Don Gordon of Wetmore, a member of an engineer aviation battalion of the Ninth Air Force, relaxing aboard an invasion craft which carried his unit to the French coast where Ninth engineers constructed one of the first emergency landing strips. The picture is the The Herald  display window.

Lt. Stanley Burczak, husband of the former Miss Alice Grimm, who was reported missing in action May 5 from a bombing raid over Romania, is a prisoner of war according to a telegram received June 20 by Mrs. Burczak. Mrs Burczak is in Sabetha from Fort Wayne, Ind., to see her brother, Melvin Grimm, Fire Controlman, second class, aboard the Saratoga, large Pacific aircraft carrier, who is home on furlough.

Mrs. Wilmer Utter received a call Sunday from her nephew, Louis Lafferty, who is in training at Corpus Christi, Texas. he will be graduated this Wednesday from the navy air corps training school.

George Ayer, Chief Radio man on a destroyer, spent several days the first of the week with his mother. Mrs. Lud Ayers, and with his wife and little son of Robinson. George has been sent to Norfolk, Va., to be stationed for awhile and later will be assigned to another destroyer.

50 Years
Tuesday, July 8, 1969

Announcement was made this week that Sabetha Lanes will reopen this fall under new management. Bob Gilbert, former Sabethan, will be the new proprietor of the business that was closed at the end of the recent bowling season by former owner Verne Koeppen. Mr. Gilbert, who has been working as a carpenter in Topeka, began this week tearing out the old lanes and remodeling the interior of the building that is owned by Ernest Block. It was expected that the new lanes would arrive some time this week and the job of putting them down would begin immediately.

Miss Vianna Bingman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bingman, will be the contestant of the Sabetha Saddle Club for Miss Neb-Kan Queen for the rodeo July 18-19-20. Other club queens will represent their clubs. Any girl is eligible if she is between the ages of 14 and 20, and unmarried. She will be judged 50 percent on horsemanship, 30 percent working her horse, 10 percent costume and 10 percent on personality.

New population figure for Nemaha County is thirteen thousand and twenty seven persons. The figure is down 161 persons from last year and oddly enough the town shows more of a drop than the townships, which include the unincorporated towns. Some belief is that some construction workers may have gotten counted last year, were gone this year. The figures are compiled when car license and tax assessment statistics are taken.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Bauman, Jr., Sabetha, became the parents of a son, July 1. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and has been named David Scott.

25 Years
Wednesday, June 29, 1994

The jury is in on the 1994 wheat harvest, and the verdict is resoundingly positive. “This is the best wheat crop in the last four or five years,” said Darin Marti, general manager at Farmers Co-op in Sabetha. “The weather turned out just right and usually if the weather cooperates then you’re going to have a good crop.” Marti said that the combination of a mild winter and dry spring has made conditions ideal for this year’s harvest, which got underway in the Sabetha area on Saturday.

Provided that Mother Nature cooperates, Sabethans will soon see the grand opening of their first local discount store as Duckwall – Alco Stores, Inc. begin construction of a local Alco store.

Cheryl Meyer, Morrill, displays the trophies she received at the America’s Cup wrestling competition in Las Vegas, N.M. on April 16, 17 and 18.

Photo: Pictured above is Ernie Baker and his four pound largemouth bass. Ernie says any bigmouth will get caught sooner or later, fish that is.

10 Years
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sabetha High School alumnus Judd Herbster is returning to Sabetha to start a law practice. Judd, the son of Ken and Mardy Herbster of Morrill, grew up on his family’s farm north of Morrill. He attended Sabetha schools and graduated from Sabetha High School in 1997. He attended Kansas State University where he obtained a bachelor of science in 2001 and then went on to attend law school at the University of Kansas where he obtained his law degree in 2003.

The Reverend Dave Manning and his wife, Ruth, are honored by their church family at Cornerstone Bible Church in Morrill Sunday, June 21, for their 37 faithful years of Christian ministry. During those nearly four decades, the Reverend Manning pastored four churches in the Midwest. Cornerstone Church presented them with flowers and gifts, and hosted a dinner int he fellowship hall following the worship service.

Photo: Playing in the first Music Recital of Anne Moser’s students held at 2 p.m. on June 14, at the Sabetha Middle School Auditorium are FRONT ROW (L-R) Caleb Strahm, Blake Plattner, Wyatt Beyer, Laif Strahm, Henry Glynn and Marcus Funk; BACK ROW (L-R) Alyssa Strahm, Laura Edelman, Michaela Strahm, Ellie Montgomery, Emily Meyer, Cortney Plattner and MaKayla Swogar.


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