Memories 7.22.2020

125 Years

Thursday, July 25, 1895

Charley Miller came over from Axtell Sunday, to spend the day with Sabetha friends. He is employed in the Anchor office and reports business booming in all lines of trade in that rustling little burg.

Lost. At Sycamore Springs or somewhere on the roads round about there and between there and Sabetha, or on the road between Sabetha and Seneca, a red leather pocket book belonging to the editor of this paper. Contents all marked with the name of J. A. Constant, and are of no value to anyone else. A suitable reward will be paid for return of same.

Mr. Hawkins, the storekeeper at the Switch, filled out and forwarded his bond as postmaster on Tuesday, and we suppose the postoffice will soon be in operation. The name of the postoffice will be “Price.”

100 Years

Thursday, July 29, 1920

G.W. Holcomb came so near getting his head shaven when he was taken for a bandit at Smith Center that he has become alarmed about himself and has quit smoking.

There are now two mail boxes at the Grand Island depot for mail. One for the east bound mail in the old place on the depot; the other box a hundred feet west of the depot. One box is marked “east bound mail only,” the other box is marked “west bound mail only.” The mail clerk west bound does not open the box marked “east bound mail” and the mail clerk east bound does not open the box marked “west bound mail.”

Most of Sabetha who are of a dramatic or esthetic turn, went to Kansas City to see Pavlova dance. They may be interested in knowing that a sister of the most famous of Russian dancers is employed in a New York cafeteria. Pavlova’s seven brothers and sister and father and mother were all killed in Russia during the war. This sister is the only remaining one. She was brought to America by the Red Cross. Her name is Madame Papove. Pavlova will be back from Europe this fall when her sister will accompany her on a dancing tour.

Among the Price farmers who have marketed their wheat or contracted to market it are Ed Plank, John Zimmerman, Elmer Cunningham and Chris Stoller.

75 Years

Wednesday, July 25, 1945

Purple Heart To Lt. Stevens. Lt. Arthur L. (Leland) Stevens of Sabetha, Kansas, was awarded the Purple Heart Medal at a special ceremony held recently at the Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver, Colo., for wounds received in action against the enemy in the European Theater of Operations, January 10, 1945. Lt. Stevens has been in the service since May 1942. — Army Public Relations Office. Lt. Stevens is a paratroop officer. He was formerly employed in the Sabetha Duckwall store. Mrs. Stevens was Dana Durstine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Durstine of Sabetha.

Major Vohl In Hospital. Major Bill Vohl writes Mrs. Vohl in Sabetha that he has been in the hospital with jaundice. He is in the Pacific theater. One of his nurses is Miss Richert of Falls City, Neb., a graduate of the Sabetha hospital school of nursing in 1940. Major Vohl also enclosed a clipping telling of a radio program to go on the Mutual Broadcasting System on Saturday, August 4 at 12:45 P.M., Eastern War Time. The 15 minute program will feature members of the 112th Regimental Combat Team, of which Vohl is with the headquarters outfit.

Pvt. Donald Myers, son of Mrs. Opal Myers of Beloit and Glen Myers of Sabetha, arrived Saturday with his bride who is from El Paso, Texas. Donald was injured in the leg while in the Hawaiian Islands and was returned to the states last fall. He was sent to William Beaumont General Hospital at El Paso.

A Kansas City soldier on Okinawa was reading a magazine picked from among reading material sent by the Red Cross. The book was issued by the North American aircraft plant at Kansas City. Among the pictures in the magazine was one of some workers at the plant, including Helen Lichty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Lichty of Sabetha. The Kansas City soldier had worked with Miss Lichty at the North American before he was in the army.

50 Years

Tuesday, July 28, 1970

The city commissioners last week approved the appointment of John Mowder as a new temporary employee of the city. He will be paid $2.10 per hour.

Two houses in Sabetha are in the process of being torn down. The former Baker and Christine houses, both located across Main Street south from the Safeway Store, are coming down. Both of the houses are now owned by the Sabetha Industrial Development Corp. Glen Stoller is tearing down the Christine house and Wilson Aller is destroying the Baker house.

Hall Brothers Construction of Marysville began putting down the blacktop surfacing last week on the streets being paved this summer. Over 30 city blocks are included in the giant improvement project for Sabetha.

Sabetha Unified School District 441 took delivery on four new school busses Friday, July 24. The four new 48 passenger busses include two International, one Chevrolet and one Ford with each equipped with Blue Bird bodies.

Temperatures have really soared this week. Wednesday the bank thermometer zoomed up to 101 degrees. More hot weather is forecast.

25 Years

Wednesday, July 26,1995

A different approach to the treatment of the developmentally disabled, which will lead to the closing of at least one mental retardation hospital in the state, is also causing changes locally. Alice Lackey, executive director of the Nemaha County Training Center, said about three years ago, and especially in the last year, her agency began to rethink the services it provided those its serves as part of reforms statewide.

Photo: Rick Aberle, Morrill was one of 34 young adults to complete the National Pork Producers Council’s Pork Leadership Institute July 13-18 in Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. The event is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the pork industry and its related segments. Aberle, son of Roger and LaVonne Aberle, was selected as a state representative by the Kansas Pork Producers Council. The five-day event provided participants with information on pork promotion and research.

10 Years

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Sabetha City Commission met at 6 p.m. Monday, July 26. The commissioners asked City Administrator Doug Allen to explain what is going on with the city’s water right now, as they have heard some complaints about taste and odor problems. Allen said the city is flushing its system with free chlorine which sometimes creates an odor or taste problem which might last anywhere from a few days to a month. Allen said the water is safe to drink.

Roger Hollister of rural Sabetha appeared in Brown County Court on Wednesday, July 21, where he pleaded “not guilty” to charges stemming from the Feb. 26 car-semi collision on U.S. Highway 75 that seriously injured his wife, Rebecca. Hollister is facing charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated intimidation of a witness in the case. Brown County Attorney Kevin Hill alleges that Hollister attempted to kill Rebecca in an effort to eliminate a key witness in the case of the missing Patricia Kimmi.

Trent and Rita Menold are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Kami Ray at 8:32 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2010, at the Sabetha Community Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20-1/4 inches long. Braden, Taylor and Cole are excited to have a new sister at home. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Kathy Rokey, and maternal grandparents are Dennis and Beth Hartter, all of Sabetha.

Photo: Emma Montgomery of Sabetha and her mare Smooche will travel to Oklahoma City to compete at the American Quarter Horse Youth World Championships.

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  • Sue (Myers) Tice Reply

    July 24, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    I was going to look up memories 75 years ago but can’t pull it up

    • The Sabetha Herald Reply

      July 28, 2020 at 9:33 am

      Were you able to find the memories you were looking for? If not, I would be happy to email them to you. Please call us at 785-284-3300 for further assistance!

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