Memories 1.29.2020

125 Years

Friday, February 1, 1895

Mr. J. Dreibelbis being anxious to quit the store, some few days ago made a business proposition to me, for an answer Feb. 1st. I have decided to accept it, and it will be necessary to close up so as to invoice the stocks, and Feb. 4th, we will close, and if everything is satisfactor when we invoice, will open up the Surprise Cash Store in J. Dreibelbis’ stand as soon as we are through invoicing. Yours Respectfully, Surprise Store. C. W. Douglass.

The blizzard of last Friday did not cause any blockade of trains in this end of the state, but the Rock Island was blocked east and west of here so they put on two engines and pushed their trains through, being four and one-half hours late going east Friday, and over one hour late both ways Saturday. The east bound G.I. train was nearly an hour late Friday, because they had an old engine which could not make steam fast enough.

M. H. Rounsavell and Edson Steele made a trip in the interest of the relief committee among the farmers in this vicinity last week, bringing in wheat, corn, dried fruit, besides a considerable amount of clothing and boots and shoes. The wheat and corn was traded at the mill, getting 1,312 pounds of flour and 175 pounds of meal.

No wonder some merchants think advertising doesn’t pay. In one of our exchanges last week was an advertisement telling what the merchant was going to do “till Jan. 15.” The paper was dated Jan. 25.

100 Years

Thursday, February 5, 1920

T.H. Lanning comes to the front with an Elgin watch which he has been carrying forty-two years. The watch cost him $23. He has carried the watch daily, most of the time outdoors in the dust of the farm and barn. The watch still keeps good time. The watch is living in its second case.

Louis Hill, of Highland, was accidentally shot in the calf of his leg while taking part in a wolf hunt near Hiawatha. A young man about twenty feet behind Mr. Hill was pulling back the trigger of his shotgun when his hand slipped, causing the accidental discharge of the gun.

Ab Lanning will be the Republican candidate for representative from this district at the August primaries. So far as known no other Republican candidate has appeared. It is assumed that W.E. Johnson will be the Democratic candidate.

There is talk of John McCoy as a Nemaha candidate for state senator. This county is entitled to the nomination this time. McCoy is the president county commission. McCoy has not said he would get into the race.

75 Years

Wednesday, January 31, 1945

Corporal Ross Frey, who has been stationed in the southwest Pacific, is home on his first furlough since he was inducted into the Army in September of 1941. Corp. Frey’s brother, Sgt. Leon Frey, received a medical discharge from the Army a few weeks ago and is now working at the Miller Standard Service Station. Corp. Ross Frey arrived in Sabetha a week ago Sunday and has 21 days before he must report to Hot Springs, Ark.

Harve Stonebarger has received word that his grandnephew, Robert Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Wright of Holton, was killed in action in Belgium on January 3. Robert had been in that sector only eight days when he was killed.

George Thieme, seaman first class, is back in the States. For nearly a year, Thieme has been aboard a ship with the fleet in the Pacific. His ship carried General Douglass MacArthur to the Leyte landing in the Philippines. He expects to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Thieme, on leave sometime next month.

Capt. Eugene D. Ewing, who has been serving in the air forces in the European war theater, arrived in Falls City the first of the week. His wife and baby live in Falls City. He telephoned his father, Rev. Ewing, that he plans to come to Sabetha Thursday.

Harold Lortscher Promoted. Lt. Harold Lortscher has been promoted to Lt. Commander, which corresponds to the rank of major in the army. Lt. Com. Lortscher is with the U.S. Naval Reserves in the Pacific area where he has been for 16 months. Mrs. Lortscher and their 17 months old son, Randall, are in Bern with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Poppe.

50 Years

Tuesday, February 3, 1970

An article appeared in the Thursday, Jan. 15, issue of The Clearwater Times, Clearwater, Kans., about Deborah Snyder, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gayle Snyder, former Sabethans: granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Okeson of Sabetha, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Snyder.

The annual meeting of the Sabetha Community Hospital Board of Directors, City of Sabetha commissioners and the hospital medical staff was held at the hospital last night. Those present heard a discouraging report on the financial condition of the local hospital. The annual report showed an operational loss for the year 1969 totaling $48,179.22. This compares with 1968 when the hospital operation showed a net gain from operations for the year of $306.31.

The Sabetha Jaycee Jaynes held their January meeting at the home of Barbara Allen Monday, Jan. 19. Favors were made for the hospital and rest homes which were given out on Kansas Day.

25 Years

Wednesday, February 1, 1995

The above seniors are vying to be selected Sabetha High School King and Queen of Hearts. Those chosen for the honor will be crowned at the King and Queen of Hearts Dance Saturday. The candidates from left to right are: Front row, Stefany Kellenberger, Beth Saylor, Courtney Stewart and Jaime Aberle; back row, Fernando Perez, Jace Kohlmeier, Randy Wertenberger and Chris Tramp.

Sabetha’s success in attracting new businesses and industry along the U.S. 75 corridor is good for the community, but is causing increasing problems for motorists on the city’s east side. In an effort to ease those problems, Sabetha City Administrator Ted Hayden and Sabetha Chief of Police Mike Hill met with Steven Buckley, traffic engineering associate with the Kansas Department of Transportation. City officials hoped to lower the speed limit on U.S. 75 to decrease the number of accidents.

Continued cooperation between Sabetha and Hiawatha is the key to the success of a proposed regional airport, local officials say. Sabetha and Hiawatha have submitted a joint application to the Federal Aviation Administration for an airport master plan.

A Bern native is one of nine finalists across Nebraska eligible for the title of Nebraska Small Business Person of the Year. John Kuenzi, 29, president of CJ Foods, is among the finalists for the award. CJ Foods was founded in 1985 by Kuenzi’s father, Charles Kuenzi, who is since deceased. Originally a manufacturer of cereal products and other “human foods,” the firm has become an industry leader int he manufacture of specialty food products. Production has grown from just over 900,000 pounds in 1989 to an estimated 2.3 million pounds in 1994. The company employs 19 full-time employees.

10 Years

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

In honor of National Mentoring Month Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters recently named Michael Stevens of Sabetha as Kansas Big Brother of the Year for 2009-2010. Stevens has been a Big Brother to Harvey Webster of Sabetha for over five years. “I got involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters a little over five years ago when my employer, MAC Equipment participated in ‘Bigs’ at the schools,” Stevens said. “I would go every Wednesday to Sabetha Middle School and Harvey and I would play games or work on his homework.”

In an age of rapid-fire communications via text messages and e-mail, the Brown County Sheriff’s Department is using the technology to alert residents about emergencies and other important events.

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