Memories 5.20.2020

125 Years

Friday, May 24, 1895

Lost: — Eight or ten keys on ring between Sabetha and Morrill, about a month ago. Finder please return to this office and greatly oblige the owner.

Pasture for Horses. I have turned 40 acres of meadow, well watered, into pasture for horses. Farm three miles south of Sabetha, on the county line. Terms etc., address E. S. Boswell, Sabetha, Kansas.

Ewing Herbert is making his Tuesday issue a good paper, but it does not look as if the business men of Hiawatha were patronizing it to an extent that will make it a paying venture.

The Vermillion Record indignantly denies the report that a tornado recently passed over that town. The Record evidently thinks that such a report does injustice to the drawing powers of the city.

100 Years

Thursday, May 27, 1920

Guy Phillipi is probably one of the youngest Masons advanced to the 32nd degree in the country. He made his final step after three months study. He is only 22 years old. Burdge Hoverson is becoming a lfighup Mason in Kansas City and “puts on the work.” He recently took Harry Schaulis over the hot sands.

Jesse Kerns was taken back from Kansas City to Hiawatha. He is in jail there awaiting trial for stealing a motor car from Charles Jones, near Hamlin. His bond was fixed at $2,500 which he was unable to pay. The Protective association and all farmers in the vicinity want him to have a fair trial but demand the maximum punishment assessed if proven guilty they state. The farmers say Jesse has been given more than a square deal in his escapades. The detectives will receive $300 in addition to the $50 if he is convicted.

The ways of movie directors surpasseth understanding. Barrie’s famous book, “The Admirable Chrichton,” in Hiawatha as a movie tonight and Thursday has been given the abominable title “Male and Female.” And Mary Pickford has changed the charming title of Barrie’s “Op of my Thumb,” to “Suds.” Who would want to go to either play with such names? Answer: All of us do despite it.

The Sabetha baseball team will play at the new diamond at Price, Sunday afternoon, opposing Salem. The Sabetha team may play Monday afternoon after the Decoration day service. Monday’s game is planned at the ball grounds in Sabetha.

75 Years

Wednesday, May 23, 1945

Galen Kellenberger Dies. Last week The Herald reported that Mr. and Mrs. Art Kellenberger had received official notice their son, Pfc. Galen A. Kellenberger, had been seriously wounded in action in Germany. Thursday morning they received a War Department telegram that he had died two days later. He was the first of Sabetha’s younger service men to give his life to help cure the ills of the world. Galen was 19 years old March 22. He was with an infantry mortar platoon, with which he was a runner and radio man. He was wounded April 21, a little more than two weeks before the unconditional surrender of Germany. He died two days later, on April 23. Galen Kellenberger was born March 22, 1936, on a farm near Sabetha. He was graduated from Sabetha High School just a year ago, with the class of 1944. In high school he was an outstanding agriculture student, a member of the Future Farmers of America. He sang in the a capella choir, was a member of the Hi-Y and the S-club, winning his letter in football. He received the State Farmer award, a meritorious achievement. Immediately after completing his high school work he entered the army, going first to Fort Bliss, Tex. He received further training at Camp Maxey, Tex., and went overseas with his infantry outfit in February, 1945, having been in combat only a brief time. He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Kellenberg, one sister, Verda, and five brothers, Gene, who was graduated from Sabetha High School this spring, Leo, Lynn, Dennis and Jerry, all of the home. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ed Steiner of Sabetha and S. G. Kellenberger of Leroy, Kas. Galen was a quiet lad, universally liked by his schoolmates and friends. His outlook on life was sound, his ambition and industry were those of a young man with good background and a purposeful future. His loss is one of those things that leaves a deeper responsibility to be borne by those he leaves behind. His place must be filled, his going must be justified.

Four Missions Over Japan. Lt. Donald L. Erb, who is navigator on a B-29 in the Pacific war area, writes his parents Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Erb of Fairview, that he has recently made four missions over Japan. He was for a time on Iwo Jima but it is thought by his parents that he is located on a different island at this time. As a matter of fact he is probably not on the ground much of the time. — Hiawatha World

50 Years

Tuesday, May 26, 1970

The Alumni Association of Sabetha High School has given out nursing scholarship loans starting three years ago. These loans are for $100 a year for the three years the girls are in nurses training and are interest free.

This area received over two inches of rain over the week end. The heaviest rainfall came Saturday afternoon around 2:30 when over an inch fell in a short period of time. The driving rain still did not produce a great deal of runoff and the moisture is expected to be a big boost to farmers. Weather the first of this week has been pleasant.

Dean Fenton was named to the city recreation committee for a four-year term ending in 1974. Leo Kellenberger, member of the Airport committee for the five-year term ending in 1975. Wallace Ragan and Robert Bruggeman, members of the City Planning Commission for the three-year terms ending 1973. Edith Stone, member of the Library Board for the four-year term ending in 1974. Elgin Flott, Commission of Housing Authority for the four-year term ending in 1974.

Students of Sabetha Unified District 441 attended their last day of classes Wednesday. They are now “free” for the summer except to return Friday morning to receive grade cards.

25 Years

Wednesday, May 24, 1995

Although Pony Creek Lake didn’t officially open until last Saturday, the city began pumping water from the lake to the reservoir by the water treatment plant May 15. In the last years of the old lake it had become an unreliable source of water despite several upgrades, Ted Hayden, city administrator, said. Noting that Pony Creek has an expected life of 50 years, Hayden said he expected it to service the city well into the next century without future upgrades.

As technology is rapidly bringing the world closer together, a group of local investors is trying to put Sabetha on the map of the Information Superhighway. Ed Stewart, Sabetha, is one of the members of the group who is trying to establish a local connection to the internet. The connection would allow Sabetha residents and businesses to access the internet for a monthly fee without having to also pay a long-distance telephone call to connections in Topeka or St. Joseph, Mo.

It took extended discussion and the involvement of two attorneys, but eventually the city commission and Cleve Thompson came to an agreement on easement rights on his property at 620 S. Washington. The agreement came at the regular meeting of the Sabetha City Commission Monday night. After Thompson met with the commission last week, it was agreed that a number of city commissioners and Ted Hayden, city administrator, would study the site last week.

The First Sabetha Community Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament was Saturday, May 20, at the Sabetha Country Club. Fifty-one golfers played in the tournament. $11,165 was raised to benefit the hospital. $8000 of that was used to purchase a defibrillator/monitor/pacemaker for coronary care. The unit is already in house.

10 Years

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Twelve Sabetha High School Bluejays qualify for the 3A State Track and Field competition. State qualifiers are Laeny Edelman, Kayla Renyer, Jill Jackman, Megan Plattner, Emily Baker, Alaina Hanzlicek, Trenton Cox, Jesse Snyder, Trenton Huber, Chad Aberle, Derrick Duncan and Brandon Wymer.

In this our 25th year of providing premium co-manufacturing services to the Pet Food industry, we are proud to announce the promotion of Tod Morgan to President and Chief Operations Officer (COO) at C.J. Foods effective immediately.

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