125 Years Ago
Friday, November 3, 1893
The Bern Press is howling about the grand old principles of Democracy. Yes, in Nemaha county they are so grand that the democratic fixers forced their own candidates, who were nominated by a convention of loyal Democrats, to withdraw in favor of the Populist candidates who denounce Cleveland as a traitor, gold bug, monopolist, etc. In other words whenever there is an office in sight the Democratic bosses cast principle aside and howl “any thing to beat the Republicans.”
Wonder what the Courier-Democrat will have to say about sustaining the organization and showing the Democratic strength this week. In a contest between Albert Eigenmann and the Courier to see which could change their opinion and politics the oftenest, we are inclined to think it would be declared a draw. They are both expert political jumping jacks in the sea of politics.
We have heard the theory advanced that the so called hog cholera which is now prevalent to some localities, is due to over feeding of new corn. We would like to hear from some farmers on the subject.
During the excitement caused by the fire Reber lost his invoices, and forgot what his good cost, is selling regardless of cost.
100 Years Ago
Thursday, October 31, 1918
How many talking machine records have you that you do not play once a year? Do you not think you would feel better if you cleared them out by shipping them in the soldier camp? There is a persistent call for talking machine records.
Gentleman these mornings are sharp. For goodness sake put on your overcoat when you come to work. Carelessness about daily change of temperature is one of the things that causes universal colds and consequent more severe ailments.
It is considered likely that the influenza closing order will be lifted Sunday, but do not take it for granted. The fly is a crowd disease. Holding public meetings too soon may cost lives.
Sabetha is said to have observed the state closing law for “ flu” epidemic better than her neighbors. It is said that Fairview, Morrill, Seneca and Hiawatha kept their stores open as usual. Sabetha obeyed the law to the letter. The result is practically no influenza and not a death from the disease in Sabetha or community.
75 Years Ago
Wednesday, November 3, 1943
Aviation Student John A. (Jack) Mock was moved last week from Biloxi, Miss., where he completed basic training, to an air crew training detachment at Michigan State College, East Lansing, Mich. (see addresses) where he has entered upon his pre-flight training.
A light showing of oil was reported by the drillers at the oil well on the Fred Lamparter farm, two miles west of Sabetha on old highway 36. The drillers have reached a depth of 3000 feet and expect to go as deep as 4000 feet. The trace of oil was found at about 2600 feet. The drillers expect to find oil, if it is to be found, at a depth between 3000 and 4000 feet. The well has been drilled very rapidly, but the progress is becoming much slower at the greater depth.
Our forefathers did without sugar until the 13th century; without coal fires until the 14th; without buttered bread until the 15th; with out potatoes until the 16th; without tea, coffee, and soap until the 17th; without matches and electricity until the 19th; without canned goods until the 20th; and we have had automobiles only a few years. Now, what was it you were complaining about? – Holton Signal.
Overcrowding is the reason for some hen-house “absenteeism” meaning that some of the eggs you expected to gather are absent. Overcrowding sickness and death losses in the flock. These are the contentions of county agent Ed Pitman.
50 Years Ago
Thursday, October 31, 1968
Listening to Kansas State University Student James Trybom, left, Lawrence, explain his award winning essay are Charles Knight, Blue Mound, and Ronald Strahm, Sabetha. All three men were winners of the Crops and Sails essay contest and are seniors majoring in agronomy at Kansas State. They will represent K-State at a national meeting of the American Society of Agronomy.
Representatives of the Kansas Power and Light Company attended the regular session of the Sabetha city Commissioners Monday afternoon in the city hall The KP&L men requested that the city agree to selling power to their firm on a temporary basis until they can make the necessary installation of equipment to service the Berwick Transmission Line residents. The commissioners took no action on the request at the meeting.
Over 200 Farm Bureau members attended the annual meeting the evening of Oct. 22 at the Seneca grade school auditorium. The Wetzel’s of the Bern Cafe catered the delicious roast beef and ham buffet supper.
The Sabetha Bluejays rallied in the last quarter for two touchdowns and a victory over a fighting Immaculata of Leavenworth club on the SHS field last night. The final score was 14-6 but it doesn’t tell the closeness of the battle.
25 Years Ago
Wednesday, November 3, 1993
After weeks of public hearings, paperwork and answering questions, Sabetha City Commissioners Monday night approved forwarding an application for community development block grant funds to the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing. The half million dollars being sought would round out funding for the estimated $2.9 million Enviro-Tex project. The Nov. 1 public hearing dealt with such application specifics at plant location, amount of money and project definition. Earlier hearing concerned zoning, issuance of $2.4 million in industrial revenue bonds and CDBG criteria.
Organizers for the Sabetha Arts and Crafts Show triple checked the attendance record for last Saturday’s event because they couldn’t believe the count. According to Chamber of Commerce secretary Joy Gosney, “we were dumbfounded” that there were over 1,000 paid visitors and about 100 children. The chamber, which sponsors the show, have never before kept a count. This year, however, a 50 cent admittance fee was charged and organizers were able to record the traffic. The proceeds will benefit Chamber activities, especially the Christmas lights and decorations in Sabetha.
At the Oct. 25 dinner meeting of the Sabetha Business and Professional Women’s Club, awards were given to the BPW Woman of the Year and Business of the Year for outstanding contributions to the working woman. Chyral Shaw, co-owner of Shaw’s Satellite-Video, received the BPW Woman of the Year award for her devotion to the local BPW club. She has been active in Girl Scouts, Heart Fund Cardiac Arrest program, was founder of the Kansas Chapter of American Citizens Support Group and was active in Operation Desert Storm.
Nemaha County Commissioners highlighted a slow meeting day Nov. 1 by hiring a contractor to upgrade the electrical system at the county maintenance yard on the west edge of Seneca. Commissioners gave the $2,600-to-$3,000 job to Mitchell Electric, Seneca, after agreeing at their Oct. 25 meeting to proceed with the work.
10 Years Ago
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Cheryl Stanley of rural Sabetha a business teacher at Jackson Heights schools, has been honored as the Rookie Secondary Business Educator. Stanley received a bachelor’s degree in business education from Emporia State University in 2003 and will receive a master’s degree in business education from ESU in May 2009.
Sabetha High School senior Jenna Kellenberger is joining the Herald staff. The daughter of Tim and Paula Kellenberger, she has lived in Sabetha her entire life. She had been on the varsity tennis team for four years and is involved in the National Honor Society, Student Council and Business Club. Kellenberger plans to attend Kansas State University and major in English. She intends to use this degree to join a publishing firm or to go to law school. Kellenberger’s primary assignments at the Herald are sports coverage and typing.
The Sabetha City Commission approved a comprehensive animal ordinance for dogs at Monday evening’s regular meeting. City commissioners Doug Clark, Steve Harvey, Hugh Mitchell and Rick Koch were present. Commissioner Ron Brooks was absent. Ordinance Number 1440, which can be found in its entirety in next week’s Herald, amends the current city codes regarding permits and what happens if a dog is found loose. The City will begin offering not only annual but also lifetime permits or dogs. The lifetime permit includes a microchip for the dog. If a dog is found loose and is registered, the pound charge is waived.
Lesa Duryea of Morrill has been named the new administrator of Saxton Woods Care Center in St. Joseph, Mo. Duryea brings 19 years of long-term care experience and a dedication for the rights and services for the elderly. Her leadership and commitment to the staff and residents of the facility she serves will be a strong asset to Saxton Woods. She will continue to live in Morrill with her husband and children.