Memories, 10.23.2019

125 Years

Friday, October 26, 1894

Didn’t Know it was Loaded. We have just learned of an accident which happened to Geo. Carpenter two weeks ago, who has since been nursing a hand with a bullet hole through it. He was trying to get a bullet out of an old gun which was supposed to have no powder in it, and was heating it in a fire with the object of extracting the bullet. There was powder enough to shoot a good sized hole through his hand, and he was in good luck that it was not through his body. This is another warning against  fooling with old guns that are supposed to be harmless. Dr. Herring has charge of the case and the lad is doing well.

C. F. Stevens, proprietor of the Cheap Bargain Store, complains that a rival firm in Sabetha has plagiarized to the extent of adopting the same name Mr. Stevens has used since going into business here. The Cheap Bargain Store is still at the old stand, first door west of Sargent’s law office, West Main Street, and selling goods cheaper than ever.

There is to be a meeting of the board of directors of the fair association Nov. 3rd, to consider a bid for the grounds. Later: We are informed that the grounds have been sold to Mr. Paul Labr for $2,600. He is in posession and has already commenced the work of transforming the grounds into a cultivated field by removing fences and buildings preparatory to plowing it up.

C. J. Hooper is suffering this week with a serious attack of quinsy, confining him to his bed and requiring the careful attention of the physician. Mr. Hooper is subject to these attacks nearly every year, but this one has been more severe that any former one. All hope for his speedy recovery.

100 Years

Thursday, October 23, 1919

Sims Reeves, the famous English tenor, is quoted as saying, “A singer who does not recite or read the verses of a song aloud before attempting the music will never become a great artist.” The young singer should memorize a text, should repeat it over and over aloud, testing the matter of emphasis or stress upon each word to determine just where is should be and the proper amount to give the best interpretation to the thought.

Invisible Airplane Wings. Wings of cellulose acetate being transparent, make an airplane invisible at the height of a few thousand feet, also increasing the operator’s field of vision. Sheets one one-hundredth-inch thick are about as strong as the ordinary wing cover, and the eight of nine ounces to the square yard is but slightly greater. The rapid spread of a tear when started is a disadvantage that may be overcome with a re-enforcing of loosely woven silk.

A restaurant in Yuma, Ariz., displays a sign that reads: “Free board every day the sun doesn’t shine.” At first sight the offer of free board every day the sun doesn’t shine might seem a reckless one, but, as a matter of facts, a day without sunshine in that desert country is far rarer than blackberries in May. If it rains at all, it is only for a very short time, leaving most of the day for sunshine, so that the sign would only catch a tender foot.

The Basketball game between the Bern high school and the DuBois high school last Tuesday night came off per schedule. The game was somewhat one sided. The girls game ended with a score of 45 to 2 in favor of the Bern girls; and the boys game was 20 to 5 in our favor also. Both of our teams were much larger and heavier than the DuBois teams which gave them a decided advantage. The teams are planning on a return game quite soon.

75 Years

Wednesday, October 25, 1944

Morris E. Borene, nephew of Mrs. and Mrs. Sam Zimmerman, received his silver wings as an aerial navigator of the Army Air Forces at the AAF Navigation School at San Marcos Army Air Field, Tex., Saturday. He received his commission as second lieutenant and expects to be in Sabetha this week on leave.

Lt. Dale Ayers, of the U.S. Coast Guard left Saturday after spending a four day furlough in Sabetha. Lt. Ayers is being transferred to Alameda, Calif., where he expects to be assigned to another ship.

A.C. Jack Mock, son of Mr and Mrs. Max Mock, arrived home on a week furlough this week. Jack is training to be bombardier and at the end of his furlough will go to Childress, Tex., where he will enter the final four months of bombardier training. During these last four months Mock will use the Sperry bomb sight for the first time.

An oil strike which might rival or surpass the Falls City discovery in 1939 was seen as a possibility following the oil find in the Gall and B & T well on the Livengood farm in Brown county six miles south of Salem. Falls City oil men are unusually optimistic about the prospects after viewing the oil saturated eight foot core taken from the oil bearing Hunton limestone at the Livengood location.

50 Years

Thursday, October 30, 1969

A minor accident occurred on Main Street shortly after eight o’clock this Thursday morning. Charles Johnstone was driving a 1965 International pickup owned by Nemaha Motor and Implement and hit the left rear fender of Carroll Robinson’s parked 1968 Buick. The accident happened in front of Ragan’s Hy-Klas grocery. Damage to the Buick was estimated at $75. The only damage to the truck was the breaking of a left front clearance light.

Cool cloudy rainy weather arrived Wednesday and is expected to remain today. A light rainfall began Wednesday evening and continued throughout the night. The bank reports about a half inch had been registered at nine o’clock this Thursday morning.

Announcement that the Soil Conservation Award Program will again be held in this county was received by Peyton H. Burkhart, county agent who has been asked to serve as chairman of the committee to select candidates for the awards.

New York, Oct. 25 — A new survey of family income shows that marked changes have been taking place in Nemaha County with respect to the distribution of these earnings. The figures indicate that incomes have been rising across the board, carrying many local families into higher brackets in the last few years. A considerable number of them who were in the $5,000 to $8,000 group, have moved up to the $8,000 to $10,000 category. Their former position has been taken in turn, by families who had been earning less than $5,000. The upward shift has been noted at all points on the income scale. As a result, the proportion of local families in the middle and upper brackets is greater than ever, laving fewer at the lower end.

25 Years

Wednesday, October 26, 1994

A Sabetha police officer was fired here on Monday during a hearing held by the Sabetha City Commission. Carl Deters, who has worked as a Sabetha police officer for the past 12 years, received a notice on Oct. 18 that the city intended to terminate his employment. That action followed an earlier 15-day suspension also tied to job performance. Monday’s decision followed an Oct. 12 incident in which Deters was seen at his home for about two hours during time he was supposed to be on patrol. Deters maintained that he was at his residence for about one hour of the time in question, and then returned to duty. However, his police log book contained no entries during that period, leading to city charges that the officer filed an inaccurate log.

Artisans and craft lovers from far and near will converge on Sabetha this Saturday as the Sabetha Chamber of Commerce presents its 14th annual Sabetha Arts and Crafts Fair. The fair, which originated as a means to bring shoppers to Sabetha and promote a Christmas atmosphere, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sabetha National Guard Armory, 16 Main Street.

Those who want to own Wenger’s or perhaps Garrett’s Country Mart, just have to play good game – The Game of Sabetha. The Kiwanis Club of Sabetha will soon be selling a game similar to Monopoly, but which requires more skill–buying and selling commodities and investing in Commodity Futures Exchange. Investments range from eggs to zinc, and players who wheel and deal successfully can end up owning the whole town.

The Sabetha girls’ cross country team medaled two girls individually and scored 14 points less than the runner-up to capture the Class 4A regional championship at Sabetha. There were 65 individual girl runners and 72 individual boy runners participating in the meet. Led by Courtney Stewart’s fourth place finish, Sabetha won its first trip to the state meet since 1988 when it captured the state title. Sabetha’s boys also had its best meet of the year and placed fifth, its best showing in over a decade. Led by freshman Jud Hill, the Sabetha boys finished 14 points away from a state trip.

10 Years

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

Sabetha Police Chief Dennis Thompson held a Town Hall meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Sabetha City Hall, to inform the community corning the judicial process and the problem of drugs in our community. Chief Thompson gave an informative, detailed presentation on the criminal justice system in this country, from the commission of a crime to sentencing. The audience, comprising about 20 interested citizens, was attentive and inquisitive. Chief Thompson encouraged anyone who had a question or comment to speak up, and he answered questions the best he could.

Ten area candidates for the 95th Hiawatha Halloween Queen have submitted a written application and essay. Among the judging criteria are their extracurricular activities, leadership, honors, community involvement, goals, grade point average, and presentation of their essay. Each contestant was asked to have a sponsor from her hometown. Local queen candidates are Chelsi Nicole Stapleton, the daughter of David Stapleton and Terri Stapleton of Sabetha, and Jessica Hannah Bauerle, the daughter of Carol Strahm of Hiawatha and the granddaughter of LeRoy and Wilma Strahm of Sabetha.

Jason Pyle, a 2007 graduate of Sabetha High School, is a member of the Luther College wrestling team. He is the son of Gary and Laura Pyle of Sabetha. Luther is led by head coach Dave Mitchell, who begins his 14th season with a dual meet record of 169-72-6.

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