Memories: 10.30.2019

125 Years

Friday, November 2, 1894

The people of Sabetha could not stand the pressure of my closing out quit sign, so they had jolly boys o’ Hallowe’en night to change the sign to the other place of business who wishes to close out too. This is a very good sign and means business. I will erect one more sign and continue the good work of old. All goods sold at rock bottom price, to quit the store. This is positive. J. Dreibelbis

The best way to put money into circulation is to pay it to the newspaper. The next move will be swift enough to suit the most exacting.

It costs the people of Nemaha county $1,675.13 more to support this economic Populist state government one year than it did the last year of Republican rule. A little of that kind of economy goes a long way.

Frank Wells has made a model county attorney. He has made no mistakes for the taxpayers to bear the burden of. He has performed his often embarrassing tasks in a manner that would have reflected great credit on a lawyer of long years of experience. He should have your vote next Tuesday.

100 Years

Thursday, October 30, 1919

Saturday night Sheriff Carman arrested G. P. Casey, operator at the Goff depot, charging Casey with night riding and murder in connection with the early October race riots at Elaine and Helena, Ark. Casey was confined in the Nemaha County Jail. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall. Casey appeared worried and nervous. “You don’t know what the mob spirit is down there,” Casey said. “We happen to be Republicans. There is no excuse for one there.” He denies any guilt.

Lawrence Bennett, who is advertising a sale this week in The Herald, intends to locate near Sand Point, Idaho. This country has ample rainfall, and is considered one of the few remaining opening for agriculture minus big prices. Bennett expects  to spend considerable time in the country before he gets his feet wet.  He will leave in December. He is a son of Perle Bennett.

Out linotypist says that Ewing Herbert loses out in omitting all the a’s and the’s from the World. The linotype man has to spend lots more time hand-spacing his matter, than he would in setting the articles.

If you have anything to donate to the Roosevelt memorial fund pay at anyone of the three Sabetha banks. The two Sabetha newspaper will see that the money is sent to the proper source. The amount is up to you, be it large or small. There are lots of people who want to give to the fund. No one will solicit contributions. The gifts must be voluntary.

75 Years

Wednesday, November 1, 1944

An Eighth Air Force Bomber Station in England reports the promotion of Elwin C. Trimble, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Trimble of Sabetha, from Sabetha, from sergeant to staff sergeant. As a tail gunner, the efforts of Trimble and other combat men on the station recently received official recognition when the First Bombardment Division, of which this group is a part, was awarded a Presidential citation for “extraordinary heroism, determination and esprit de corps” displayed in carrying out the highly successful attack on the enemy aircraft plants at Halberstadt and Oschersleben, Germany, on January 11, 1944. Sgt. Elwin Trimble is in a hospital in the European theater of operations. In a letter to his parents he said that he had not been injured in action but had entered the hospital for a checkup. Trimble is a tail gunner on a B-17, the Flying Fortress.

Corn flowing into cribs and elevators in the Sabetha vicinity gave promise of reaching an all time record yield as cloudless warm days permitted farmers to shuck the bumper crop in comparative ease. The weather the past two weeks has been ideal for the mechanical corn pickers; for the hand shuckers the weather has been too hot and dry. The small amount of moisture on the corn has made the shucking dirty for the hand pickers and the mercury column hovering in the seventies has made the job a warm one. If the good weather lasts for another two weeks a major portion of the crop in this area will be harvested.

Concrete paving on Main and Fourteenth streets and a wider highway trafficway through Sabetha is proposed by the Sabetha city commissioners as a project to absorb post war employment and give the town an important improvement. The commissioners have had the plan under advisement for some time, and Tuesday evening a complete descriptions was submitted to the Sabetha Chamber of Commerce meeting. The proposal has been gone into thoroughly, has been approved by federal and state highway engineers, and a survey and estimate of the cost have been made by Black and Veatch, Kansas City engineering firm.

50 Years

Thursday, November 4, 1969

The fifty-one thousand two hundred pound caboose, a gift from the Union Pacific railroad to the Albany Museum, arrived in Sabetha Monday night. Inclement weather has slowed preparations of the siding east of the Rock Island depot, but workers feel everything will be ready for moving the caboose by Saturday, weather cooperating. A railroad crane, part of the equipment of the extra gang now laying new and heavier rails through Sabetha, will be used to help load the caboose on the loading dollys, the property of Jimmie Albin, who is donating this equipment. Kenny Albin will have his equipment at Albany to unload the caboose at the siding where it will be on display.

Iva Crandall, County Clerk, reports on listing and taxing Motor Vehicles purchased April 28th through October 31st, inclusive 1969 Session Laws, Chapter 431. Senate Bill 299 requires the County Assessor to list and tax owners of Newly Acquired Vehicles with (no trade-in) are prorated between the months the trade-in is owned and the newly acquired vehicle is purchased for the remainder of the calendar year.

25 Years

Wednesday, November 2, 1994

An estimated $5,000 worth of damage was sustained by the Bern Cafe, Bern, in a fire that occurred at about 11:20 a.m. Saturday. The fire apparently began when a meat smoker, located on the cafe’s north wall, malfunctioned. The fire then burned through a propane supply line running to the smoker, igniting the propane.

Tim and Margaret Edelman, Sabetha, announce the birth of a daughter, Sarah Nicole, on Friday, Oct. 28, 1994, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. She has one brother, Kyle, 5, and one sister, Brittany, 4. Maternal grandparents are Jack and Mary Ann Koch, Sabetha. Paternal grandparents are Majorie Edelman, Sabetha, and the late Clem Edelman. Paternal great-grandmother is Ollie Steidinger, Fairbury, Ill.

Shane Carlson, son of Michael and Cindy Carlson, Sabetha, and Jennifer Baumgartner, daughter of Chris and Linda Baumgartner, were both winners in a Jog-A-Thon held on Oct. 20 during the half-time of the SHS-vs-Hiawatha football game. Carlson was the winner of a Kansas City Chief’s football helmet and Baumgartner won a mountain bicycle. Proceeds from the Jog-a-Thon, which involved participants collecting sponsors and then walking around the SHS track during the half-time, go to help resurface the SHS track.

Several residents of the Apostolic Christian Retirement Home, Sabetha, and volunteers traveled to White Lakes Plaza, Topeka, on Oct. 21, to take part in the Senior Olympics. Residents participated in several events, including a horseshoe throw, a wheelchair race, a beanbag toss and a basketball throw.

10 Years

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009

Alexis McAfee, a sixth-grade student at Sabetha Middle School, has taken the first step toward becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Sabetha Lions Club. McAfee’s poster was among more than 375,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 22nd annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Club International is sponsoring the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.

A group of Sabetha eighth-grade students are taking part in a national challenge sponsored by the Discovery Channel to see who can make the biggest change in their community. The group consists of eight students – Mateo Kirwan, Michaela Strahm, Anna Sunderland, Ellie Montgomery, Alex Bolewski, Elizabeth Pierson, Amy Wysong and Gaven Schumann. The students were given five environmental topics to choose from. “We chose landfills, water management and recycling because we felt that this subject is an issue that hits home in the community of Sabetha,” Sunderland and Montgomery said. “To fulfill our goal, we have started a recycling competition at the Sabetha Middle and Elementary schools.”

Trenton Cox competes at the state cross country meet in Wamego on Saturday, October 31. Cox placed 48th out of 106 runners, with a time of 18:59.91. The winner of the 3A boys’ race was Collin Trickle of Minneapolis with a time of 17:02.41.

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