Memories 6.16.2021

125 years

Thursday, June 11, 1896

A trip through the storm swept district furnishes a surprise for one who saw it immediately after the storm. An immense amount of work has been done in the way of cleaning and straightening up, and a surprising amount of building done, though there are many who lost large buildings who will not rebuild at once, having provided smaller ones for the present. Verily, this people are none of your whining sort, but are full of courage and determination.

Three-fourths of the people in town were awake the better part of Saturday night, and many took to their cellars and cyclone caves. The wind blew a stiff gale at times, and the clouds looked black and threatening, but the storm passed by again. The nearest points reporting severe storms that night are Leavenworth, Wichita and Beatrice. Heavy storms occurred in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, South Dakota, mostly taking the form of heavy rains with hail in some places. Small tornadoes are reported from Virgil, south Dakota, and Lansing, Michigan. A number of people were drowned by the sudden overflow of streams.

100 Years

Thursday, June 16, 1921

On Tuesday, June 21st, at 8:15 p.m. sharp, a motion picture, “The Stream of Life,” will be shown on Aluminum screen at M. E. Church. This picture has been shown in such churches as Lawrence First, Emporia First, and Independence, Kas. They are all enthusiastic in its praise. It is truly a great picture. – Adv.

Sabetha is to have an aviation field. Fielding Barnes will form a company and will construct hangers on his vacant ground near the ball park. This will also be the landing field. One or more flying machines will be kept in Sabetha to carry passengers and to sell cars. The Longren company of Topeka and the Lincoln company will contract to keep cars here and use the field. Both these companies will have cars in Sabetha on the Fourth of July.

Eighteen dollars while they last 33×4 Goodrich tires, guaranteed coop miles at the Welch Tire Shop. – Adv.

75 Years

Wednesday, June 12, 1946

The Marshall County News reports moving of a 7-room house from near Summerfield to Marysville, says H.J. Schmidt of Manhattan has handled 42 moving jobs this year, has 100 more jobs as a backlog.

The State department of civil service announces appointment of Clarence Emerson Poister, formerly of Sabetha, to a position as Bank Examiner II. Poister has been on military leave with the armed forces and recently returned to work for the state. He has been employed by the state since 1939, first by the Auditor and later by the Bank Commissioner. Since returning to state service, he has been on loan from the bank commissioner to the office of the state budget director and accountant.

A start was made last week on dismantling of the old Nemaha County courthouse. Doors, windows, inside lumber are coming out and the plan is to go ahead as labor permits until the building is completely down.

50 Years

Tuesday, June 15, 1971

The Sabetha city commissioners were visited by a delegation of citizens at the regular Monday meeting last week requesting the city to clean up an area in the north part of town. Those present gave the commissioners a petition carrying 38 signatures and referred to as “Operation Progress.” They specifically mentioned the area in Sabetha between Eighth and Ninth Streets from the Union Pacific railroad tracks north to Lincoln Street. They mentioned that this area contains places that serve merely as breeding spots for mosquitoes, rats and snakes and in addition, contain junk, trash and polluted water. They said that an open ditch in the area also presents a dangerous attraction for children. In addition they said there is air pollution from the burning of trash at the city dump. Mayor Luther Clark and the commissioners encouraged those delegates present to express their views and gave a sympathetic hearing. They agreed to make an effort to do all that is possible to help remedy the situations in the complaint but pointed out that a complete solution is probably not possible at this time.

25 Years

Wednesday, June 12, 1996

A number of Sabetha businesses have recently been recognized for their growth, and contribution to the Kansas economy. Last Wednesday, the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing awarded Bachelor Controls Inc. and Village Sampler top recognition in the service and retail categories respectively for the northeast Kansas region. The announcements took place at the 1996 Northeast Kansas Business Appreciation Awards in Atchison, which the agency sponsored.

Tony Kruzic, territory manager for the National Federation of Independent Business, congratulates Don Wenger after presenting him with a plaque commemorating the 30th anniversary of Wenger Manufacturing, Inc. as a member of the organization. LaVon Wenger and Hal Hudson, NFIB state director, look on.

10 Years

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Breaking ground for the addition to the assisted living facility at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha on Wednesday, June 1, are (L-R) Administrator Ed Strahm, Apostolic Christian Home Board President Rod Grimm, Board Secretary John Aberle, Board Vice President Arden Stoller, Board Treasurer Todd Rokey and Apostolic Christian Home Executive Director John Lehman.

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