125 Years ago
Friday, October 13, 1893
The Republicans of Berwick have nominated Joe Stevenson for trustee, S. H. Hoover for clerk, Fred Ukele for treasurer, Amasa Downs and Sylvan Ukele for constables. The township committeemen are E. F. Bouton, S. R. Vermillion and Joe Stevenson. The Berwick Republicans ought to elect as good a ticket as that.
We are under the necessity of asking for a settlement with some of our subscribers who are considerably in arrears. A collector will call upon those farthest behind, and we hope they will be prepared to respond.
All that honesty, experience and skill can do to produce a perfect pill, has been employed in making De Witt’s Little Early Risers. The result is a specific for sick headache, biliousness and constipation. C. L. Sherwood.
A meeting of the Democratic county central committeeman was held in Hiawatha, Saturday, to consider the advisability of withdrawing their ticket in favor of the populist. By a nearly unanimous vote it was decided to let ‘em stand. Fusion don’t seem to be in it in Kansas this year.
100 Years ago
Thursday, October 10, 1918
Harvey Haines, son of C. S. Haines has been chosen as one of twenty-nine boys attending the Nebraska university to attend the officers training corps. The twenty nine boys were chosen from 2,000 students. Harvey selected infantry as the line of fighting he preferred – the work with the wallop in it. Harvey rose to the rank of cadet captain during his two years at the Kemper military school. This was his first year in Nebraska. He went there a stranger and originally was classed as Private Haines. His recognition came when the commandant discovered the line of goods he carried. Harvey is only nineteen years old.
All the Sabetha boys at Lawrence have been accepted at the Kansas university and will remain for their military training. They all passed examination altho Clarke Cramer and Ernest Lamparter were given a second going over. They were so determined to go thru, however, that they bought their own suits. The government since has added suits and all are now outfitted and pining for France.
Two cases of Spanish influenza which seems to be the real thing are reported: Miss Wasinger of Fidelity and Ted Myrick. Mrs. Will Hart is nursing Miss Wasinger.
We do not like to slam home cooking but the fact remains that healthiest, best fed, most prosperous looking citizens we meet are the traveling men who eat three meals a day the year ‘round at country hotels.
75 Years Ago
Wednesday, October 13, 1943
On next Tuesday afternoon from one o’clock until dark, or until the job is finished, people of Nemaha county will comb every farm and town home in an effort to renew a steady flow of scrap iron to the mid-west’s hard pressed steel production mills. These plants use only scrap iron, and a great bulk of iron is needed to provide raw material during the coming months.
The Surgical Dressing Room will resume work Tuesday, October 19. The schedule is Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from two until five and Tuesday evenings from seven thirty until nine thirty. Mrs. E. S. Dekat urgently requests more workers on Tuesday evening in order to make the quota in due time.
Mrs. Gottlieb Eichenberger found a very strange egg among those she gathered one day last week. She thought it was a double yolk egg since the egg was so large, but she was very much surprised when she broke the egg to find one egg in hard shell like any natural egg and another egg not in a shell. The outside shell of the whole thing was about the size of a duck egg.
Sunday night Bob White came home from church and found his fourth dog had been run over and killed. It has been his custom to keep the dog tied up during the day and turn him loose at night. Bub though the dog would not be so apt to go out into the street. Bob makes a real pal of his dog and the same tragedy occurring the fourth time is a severe blow to him.
50 Years ago
Thursday, October 10, 1968
After 93 years the railroad comes to Albany. The new railroad, “The Albany Special,” comes into being after a year’s planning and hard work. The leaders of this project are LeRoy Ruse and Lewis Johnson. Many other workers have donated long and hard hours to move the project toward completion. It has been hoped the track would be completed by the dates of the Fall Jubilee, Oct. 12 and 13, but due to adverse weather the completion is doubtful.
Herald editor Ralph Tennal received word from the police Tuesday evening that the 1962 Volkswagon that was stolen from in front of his home last Wednesday morning had been located. The car was discovered in Nebraska City, Neb. Apparently the thief had driven the car only that far before abandoning it.
Officials of Sabetha U.S.D. No. 441 were informed last week that an N.D.E.A. Title III Project has been approved for an amount of $2,000. This means that $1,000 of the districts funds will be combined with $1,000 of Federal funds to make the approved project complete. Under the National Defense Act various areas of curriculum and instruction are improved by the use of federal funds matched on a 50-50 basis with local funds.
Bob McQueen, Sabetha Fire Chief, held a special drill for local firemen Sunday afternoon when a house on south 14th street, a block south of the hospital on the east side of the road, was burned down. Chief McQueen said he had been planning the drill for some time but had to wait for the wind to be in the proper direction. The unoccupied house belongs to Dan Kellenberger and was destroyed with his permission.
25 Years ago
Wednesday, October 13, 1993
If an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure, older Sabetha-area residents will be interested in “pneumonia Pnockout,” which comes to Sabetha Oct. 25. The program offers vaccinations against pneumococcal pneumonia and three types of influenza. Vaccinations will be administered at the Sabetha Community Hospital Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-4 p.m., Oct. 25 through Nov. 19.
Sabetha school administrators are giving the district’s new breakfast program a thumbs up, despite a not-so-exciting beginning. The most recent official count, for August and September, shows an average of 49 elementary students eating breakfast at school, eight middle school and seven high school students. In Wetmore, 41 kindergarten through 12th-grade students were eating school breakfasts.
On Monday and Wednesday nights a light burns in the meeting room of the fire barn on Oregon Street. Inside, five people are learning to save lives. These students are future Emergency Medical Technicians and are completing the necessary 130 hours to be state certified. Their teacher is Debbie Plattner, a part-time instructor for Highland Community College with an impressive background of medical care.
A Nov. 3 sentencing in Nemaha County District Court will wrap up a 16-month-old drug case involving three Oneida and Seneca men. After a plea agreement, Edwin Althouse, 28, Seneca, pleaded guilty Oct. 6 to a reduced charge of simple possession of marijuana, a class A misdemeanor. He will be sentenced Nov. 3. Althouse was arrested June 2, 1992, along with Paul F. Metzger, 24, and Steven Beale, 36, both of rural Oneida, after a five agency raid at Metzger’s and Beale’s home.
10 Years ago
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The Sabetha USD No. 441 Board of Education met at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6. The board members were informed of the official enrollment counts for the district which have gone up since last year. For the 2007-08 school year the district had a total head count of 972 and 927 full-time equivalency. Sabetha High School had 206 Sabetha Middle School had 189, Sabetha Elementary School had 395 and Wetmore Academic Center had 182.
Janet Klein has been appointed as an agent to represent Farmers Insurance Group, according to Jim Erickson, District manager. The new Farmers office in Sabetha is located in the Dan K building at 205 S. 8th Street, Suite 5. Klein, who formerly managed Citizens Savings and Loan, said she is glad to be back in Sabetha. “It was time to get back to Sabetha,” she said. Farmers offers a wide variety of products and services, which include home, auto, life and business insurance.
The Bern Homecoming Queen candidates are Katie McKenney, Courtney Schneider and Samantha Wetzel. The King candidates are Tim Walker, Tanner Strathman and Brock Enneking. The King and Queen will be crowned prior to the Bern Indians football game against the Linn Bulldogs Friday evening, October 10, at Bern.
At approximately 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, the Sabetha Police Department, accompanied by Sabetha City administrators and representatives of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, executed a search warrant at a house at 422 South 5th Street in Sabetha. The bodies of two dead dogs were removed from the premises, said Nemaha County Attorney Brad Lippert. A complaint was filed in Nemaha County District Court, against Adam Wiltz, 26, of Sabetha, charging him with two counts of cruelty to animals, Lippert said.