Memories 1.8.2020

125 Years
Friday, January 11, 1895

Our theologically inclined contemporary at the county seat does not seem to take kindly to the candidacy of Rev. M. L. Everett for chaplain of the penitentiary, and accuses him of pounding the dust out of his pulpit cushions trying to defeat Republican county nominees. Besides being a reflection on the janitor, this is a great surprise, coming from a journal which has manifested such a predilection for theological discussion. One would expect the clergy and the discourser of lav sermons to stand together.

It is likely that a large majority of the heads of families in this community are without life insurance. Most of those without insurance, if called hence, would leave their families insufficiently equipped for a struggle with the world. No doubt most of them think they can’t afford insurance. These will see their mistake if they will but read the advertisement of the Modern Woodman of America in another column. If 35 years old you can carry $500 for $2.75 a year, $1,000 for $4.95 and up to $3,000 at the same rate. If you are older it will cost you slightly more, if younger, less. Can you afford to be without insurance when it can be obtained at this low rate?

The Bern Press discourses upon the woes of editors, teachers, preachers and postmasters. We knew the editor had dabbled in pretty much everything under the sun, but would never have suspected him of being a preacher.

The legislature is acting just as if it intends to do something. The house has got 99 bills on the calendar, and has passed a number, including Cubbison’s anti-lottery bill. The congressional reappointment bill introduced is the same that passed the house two years ago, and does not change the First District, though all the others are changed.

100 Years
Thursday, January 15, 1920

The Sabetha post Legion of Honor will secure a hall and will have a series of get acquainted meetings. They will have athletics; probably some boxing and wrestling and other sports. Another meeting will be held Thursday evening this week to make further plans. Dr. Fred Wrightman, Dr. Bert Conrad and Clarence Bestwick are on the social committee. Charley Roberts and Albert Moner are on the committee on athletics.

That bus put into service this week by Platt Crawford’s dray line is a Chevrolet, built for the business. “It is sure some swell boat, and is giving real service. The bus was built for the Sabetha line under instructions from the Scoville Auto company.

There is not much of a chance for the Non-Partisan league in these parts. It is one form of straight out and out socialism. Socialism is not what you would call popular with Nemaha county people. It is a comfort to live and work in a community where people have sober, steady-going ideas. Think of that when some one advises you to settle down elsewhere.

Our banker, Carl Guise, walks very erect and carries a cane. Why? A little daughter arrived at his home last week Tuesday. Carl thinks they will keep her. She has been named Kathryn. Some say its hard to tell which is prouder Carl or Uncle Henry.

75 Years
Wednesday, January 10, 1945

Pvt. James E. Cockerham, who was born north of Sabetha, entered the army last September. He is a son of Mrs. Ada Cockerham, now of Pasadena, Calif., and a grandson of Mrs. Mary E. Richards, formerly of Hiawatha. He has two uncles and three cousins overseas in the armed forces and one cousin in the United States. His address appears in this week’s list.

To Accept Tax Exempt Gasoline Applications Here. A representative of the Nemaha county clerk’s office will be at the Farmers State Bank in Sabetha Friday afternoon and all day Saturday, January 12 and 13, for the purpose of taking applications for permits to purchase tax exempt gasoline for farm tractor use. If applicants will bring last year’s permit it will be a great help in making the application. O. J. Ward, county clerk. — Adv.

The crisp account of the Sabetha-Hiawatha game in this issue was done by Jim Blaser, Sabetha High School senior and Herald employee. Blaser has been working in the back office for some time, but this is his first fling at the controls of a typewriter. Fireworks began popping in the news line in Sabetha this week and we got a little behind. Right hand man Ralph Tennal left Friday for Santa Fe, N. Mex., and his leaving and the sudden surge of news brought Blaser out of the back office.

While working on some of this week’s stories we talked via telephone to The Ottawa Herald. Miss Mary Cantrell, member of The Ottawa Herald reporting staff, conversed with us on one occasion. Her voice sounded so darn nice, we felt compelled to ask her for a little dope on herself. “Is it Miss or Mrs. Mary,” we asked. “Oh”, she said, “it’s Miss.” We got foxy with, “Fine, I wanted to check so I would know how fresh I could get.” She countered with, “Get as fresh as you like, brother. You’re too far away to do any damage.”

50 Years
Tuesday, January 13, 1970

Students of Sabetha Unified School District 441 received good news this week. They will be given a day and a half vacation. Tomorrow, Wednesday, school in the various attendance centers will be dismissed at one o’clock. This will be done so that teachers can hold a district teachers meeting in Sabetha. Next Monday, Jan. 19, students will receive the whole day off in order to give teachers time to complete the end of the first semester work. School will resume at the normal time Tuesday, Jan. 20th.

School officials were having difficulties last week with the extremely cold temperatures. Water pipes froze and burst at the new high school building in Sabetha, causing considerable trouble before the problem could be fixed.

Temperatures took a turn for higher ground this week. Monday the high reached over 30 and today it is expected to approach the 40 degree mark. Much of the snow has already melted.

25 Years
Wednesday, January 11, 1995

It’s an old friend, but with new owners and a new name. On Nov. 18, the former Sabetha Greenhouse Florist, 918 Main, changed both ownership and name, becoming Sabetha Flowers and Gift. New owners are Jan and Lee Rogge, formerly of Blair, Neb. The Rogges purchased the flower shop from Vi Wikle, who had owned the shop since 1988.

The Sabetha City Commission, on Jan. 3, was approached by Fred Bowlinger, Sabetha, who told the commission he felt an explanation of his actions was due following a recent restraining order he filed against the city. On Dec. 21, Bowlinger filed the order against the city, John Hopp, Sabetha, (owner of the Sabetha Lanes Bowling Alley), and Phillip Bestwick, Sabetha, owner of Bestwick Recycling, who is completing demolition of the building. Bowlinger cited concerns that destruction of the building’s east wall might damage his shed located there.

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Millsap, Ravenna, Neb., announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Kay, to Lonnie Dean Teeter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Teeter, Fairview. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Nebraska Christian High School, Central City, Neb. She attended Calvary Bible College, Kansas City, Mo. The prospective groom graduated from Sabetha High School and also attended Calvary Bible College. He is employed by Hillside Auto and Truck Sales, Sabetha. A Feb. 11 wedding is planned at the Immanuel Baptist Church, Kearney, Neb.

10 Years
Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ollie Marthaler Bauman of Sabetha turned 104 years old last Wednesday, Jan. 6. Sabetha Manor residents and Ollie’s family gathered to help her celebrate the milestone on a very cold day with snow blowing. A resident of Sabetha Manor since late 2003, she is the senior member of the Sabetha Centenarian Club having been joined by Russell Swanson on March 24 and Harvey Rokey on Dec. 14, both in 2009.

If you shovel it, they will come. The Sabetha, Morrill and Fairview Post Offices are asking customers to help keep city/rural carriers safe by shoveling a path to their mailbox as soon as possible after it snows.

Bern is again making weather news to begin 2010. Today our temperature is in the single digits (7 degrees at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 7) with wind chills well below the zero mark. We had several inches of additional blowing snow which canceled schools, flu vaccination clinics and card parties and several businesses remain closed today. Spring will be a welcome time for us here in Nemaha County.

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