Memories 10.16.2019

125 Years

Friday, October 19, 1894

Little Ada Heist, the ten year old elocutionist from Iowa, who gave an entertainment at the M. E.  Church Wednesday night is indeed a wonder for her age. She has the self possession of one many times older. She is handsome, has a pretty figure and every gesture is grace personified. It the art of characterization, Nebraska’s Daisy Stoddard would find Iowa’s little elocutionary star, an enviable rival.

A grand ball will be given in Lahr & Neil’s hall next Tuesday evening, Oct 23, to which a cordial invitation is extended to all of our pleasure loving people who enjoy social events of this kind. The committee on arrangements inform us that they have been to considerable trouble and expense in arranging the necessary details and hope all will turn out and make this, their opening dance a grand success. Supper will be served at Skinner’s restaurant.

The Kansas board of agriculture has renewed its claim to existence by issuing what appears to be an exhaustive report on the subject of “feeding wheat to farm animals.” The report contains over 200 pages, and leaves little to be said on the subject. It should be in the hands of every farmer, and we presume can be had for the asking as long as the edition lasts.

It is now said that Jerry Simpson has given up being returned to congress from the Seventh district, and is preparing to make a jump for John Martin’s shoes. Jerry used to be a thrifty soul before he knew what terrapin tasted like.

100 Years

Thursday, October 16, 1919

The Kansas City Star route in Sabetha with more than 300 subscribers can be had by some responsible person who wants to earn good money for the two deliveries daily. A couple of high school boys could pay their way with this route. In Atchison girls deliver papers. Why not in Sabetha? The route would be just the thing for some man with idle time in the morning. Apply at The Herald office at once.

Mysterious disappearance of Pete Chastine and $5,100 he had in his possession that belonged to James Montague is causing considerable concern, and Mr. Montague is making a search in person and by telegraph to solve the mystery. For a number of years Chastine has been a trusted employee at the Montague barns, handled big deals in buying and selling of horses and mules. About a week ago he took a car load of mules to Kansas City market where he sold them and was handed a draft for $5,100. In former sales of the kind it was the custom to have  the draft mailed to a Hiawatha bank, but this time Chastine requested that he be given the draft.

Mrs. Will Sauder was hostess to the members of the Needlecraft society. The afternoon was greatly enjoyed by all present who were delighted to have our former member. Mrs. Poland with us once again. Dainty refreshments of ice cream and cake were served. The next meeting will be with Mrs. John Yoder, October twenty-third.

The Herald’s phone number is 103. We would appreciate it if you would call the number and give us items of your visitor or other matters of general interest. The Herald reporter gets around pretty lively but doesn’t see all of our 2,000 inhabitants weekly. So call 103 and give us your news. Any of the girls, who answer the phone, will gladly take your items and he much obliged.

75 Years

Wednesday, October 18, 1944

A combination of favorable agricultural conditions, electric, gas and rail utilities in the Sabetha area appeared this morning to be responsible for a plan by Chaney Brothers of Wright City, Mo., to construct a $50,000 alfalfa feed processing plant here. While the final details have not been worked out, there seems every probability that such a factory may began to take shape around the first of 1945 on the Rock Island right of way southeast of the depot.

Cpl Andy Lehman is in the medical corps somewhere in France. He sent his wife the following clipping from a French newspaper. “The group commanded by Col. Carl R. Feldman, Sabetha, Kansas, since June 10 has flown 26,652 American and Allied wounded to England. Since D-Day the outfit has hauled 12,585 tons of supplies through liberated Europe, including small arms ammunition for front line troops and gasoline for the Third Army. Lehman wrote that it was really a thrill to read a news item in a French paper about someone from the home town. He writes that he is feeling fine and has good food. He thinks France is prettier than England.

Mrs. Belle Haxton has received the Purple Heart medal awarded to her son, Pfc. Melvin Haxton, who was wounded in France during the battle of Normandy. It is a beautiful thing, the first seen in this office. Included also is a bar apparently to be worn in a lapel button. The Purple  Heart is awarded to soldiers wounded in action. Mrs. Haxton never has received any information of how seriously her son was wounded, bu the War Department keeps her informed at intervals of his condition, the most recent report on which was that he is making a normal recovery.

T-4 Howard C Kreitzer is home on furlough from Ft. Benning, Ga. Howard is a cook with the former Sabetha group recently sent to Ft. Benning from Camp Van Dorn, Miss.

50 Years

Tuesday, October 21, 1969

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hartter, Sabetha, on Oct. 19. She weighed 6 lbs. 3 ozs. and has been named Karen Rose.

Earl Meyer presented the program to the Kiwanis Club on Oct. 16, 1969. Earl has served in the Post Office of the Army in Korea 14 months. He was discharged from the Army the latter part of August.

As the number of queen candidates continues to increase, so does the competition for the title of Miss Halloween in Hiawatha. The selection and crowning ceremony takes place in the Hiawatha Memorial Auditorium Saturday night, October 25. Miss Joan Kurz of Sabetha has been announced as the official representative of Sabetha High School. She is the 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Kurz of Sabetha, and has blond hair and green eyes.

The Sabetha Lions Club will celebrate their 15th anniversary as an organized Lions Club on Oct. 23, at 7:00 p.m., at the Sabetha Country Club.

25 Years

Wednesday, October 19, 1994

Following a lengthy executive session on Monday, the Sabetha City Commission upheld disciplinary action against Carl Deters, Sabetha Police officer. Deters was suspended from the Sabetha Police Department on Sept. 9 for reasons related to job performance. The period of his suspension was 15 days, and he returned to work on Oct. 6.

Dick Hughes won third place Olympic medal in table tennis, and fourth place in tennis at the 11th annual Kansas Senior Olympics in Topeka, on Oct. 6 thru 9. There were 506 entries from 21 states and Canada, and entries from 85 Kansas towns. Competition is by age groups and starts at age 55 and goes up to 100, in 5 years increments. Hughes will be 64 in November, so he played in the age 60 to 64 group. The top 3 finishers in each of the 14 athletic events qualify for the National Senior Olympics to be held in San Antonio, Texas, in May 1995.

Saturday, Oct. 8, was the date for the Kansas FFA Association’s state horse judging contest, held at the Buchman Double B Quarter Horse Ranch, Alta Vista. The Sabetha FFA team consisting of Marty Herrmann, Cindy McFall, Stacey Sullivan and Shawn Ackerman did exceptionally well, finishing third in the state. Individually, Stacey Sullivan finished 12th overall and Marty Herrmann placed 16th overall.

10 Years

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009

The Sabetha Chamber of Commerce and the downtown businesses are supporting the Sabetha Police Department again this year, in a quest to find a fun and safe place for children to participate in Halloween trick-or-treating. The third annual main street trick-or-treat will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, the USD No. 441 District Wellness Committee is hosting their first annual Family Fun Night at Sabetha Elementary School. The event will promote families doing physical fitness and health related activities together in a fun-filled environment. The evening will be set up in stations, with the participants rotating every 15 minutes to a new station.

The Nemaha County Christmas Bureau will begin taking applications Nov. 2 through Nov. 10 for families wanting to participate in the Annual “Christmas Store” program.

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