Memories 3.31.2021

125 years

Thursday, March 26, 1896

Postmaster’s Card. To the patrons of the Sabetha post office: – If those who wish to rent keyless lock boxes will call at C. L. Sherwood’s drug store, they will find a blank rental sheet for each of the three sizes of boxes to be rented. By affixing their names to the sheet for the size they have chosen, they will greatly facilitate the work of setting the new office in running order. Each name has to be printed and placed in brass name clip attached to each box. The blanks will be ready for signatures Friday morning. W. A. Wagoner, P. M.

Having rented my store building to W. M. Walker & Co., I offer my entire stock of groceries and queensware, strictly at cost. Now is your time to procure bargains. Call at once, as the store has to be vacated by April 15th. Respectfully, E. Holtzschue.

The city has placed a tank at the end of the street in front of C.H. White’s office, where farmers and others can water their teams, the water being supplied from the well at the elevator. It will be a great convenience to the public.

Judge Thompson, who was attorney for the plaintiff in Reese vs. Wikoff, broke H. L. Wikoff’s nose with a chair in an encounter which resulted from an altercation between the two during a recess of court while the trial was in progress. Accounts differ as to who begun hostilities, the preponderance of testimony seeming to fix the responsibility on the banker. It is altogether likely — in fact it goes without saying, that Judge Thompson got too caustic in conducting his side of the case. It is a habit all lawyers have, and ought to be broken of, but Wikoff does not seem to have made a very successful beginning.

100 Years

Thursday, March 31, 1921

Miss Jessup with Miss Secrist from the Kansas agricultural college will be in the Maple Ridge neighborhood Thursday, April 7, and will conduct a school in dress making.

The Prairie Star school near Bern will have a play Thursday evening this week entitled, “Bride and Groom.” Those who will appear in the play are Lee Andrews, Alvie Baumgartner, Francis Beach, Julius Strahm, Lou Baumgartner, Lena Hanni, Rachel Strahm, Louise Baumgartner, Leah Strahm and Lillie Strahm.

There is a new actress on the screen that is making a big hit, Tina Modotti, an Italian. She is graceful and beautiful and has great dramatic power. Tina Modotti was a dancer on the stage in Italy. She has been playing in “The Tiger’s Coat” in which she had an Indian dance of such beauty and everyone is talking of it who has seen it.

75 Years

Wednesday, March 27, 1946

Two Fairview boys, 13 and 15 years old, appeared before Juvenile Judge L. S. Slocum in Seneca Monday on charges alleging the forging of several checks passed in Nemaha county. They were paroled, but will be under surveillance of the court to assure their future good behavior. A third youth, 18, is held at Seneca, pending a justice court hearing. All the alleged forged checks were under $10.

An announcement comes from Topeka that the Kansas highway patrol will begin arresting motorists who are driving cars in the state with outdated license tags on April 1.

50 Years

Thursday, April 1, 1971

Area residents awoke this April Fool’s Day to blustery northerly winds and blowing snow. No one seemed to think it was a very funny April Food joke, however, the weatherman claims the weekend will be nice. Temperatures Tuesday got up into the high 70’s and farmers were busy in the fields.

One Sabetha father was driving his Kindergarten age son to school this morning, and during the course of the trip was using a few choice words to express his opinion of the snow that was falling. “Better watch it, Dad,” the young passenger warned, “God made this, you know!”

Dick Baird, who has served as assistant police chief in Seneca for the past eight months, has resigned to accept an appointment as Nemaha County undersheriff.

The nice warm windy weather of the last couple of days has had folks thinking spring must really be close, but the real indication that nicer weather has returned is the number of complaints the police department is already getting on dogs. Police Chief Ralph McCord issued a warning this week that dogs must be kept on a leash or be subject to being picked up. The dogs cause untold damage to gardens and lawns this time of year.

25 Years

Wednesday, March 27, 1996

The inclusion of U.S. Highway 75 in the National Highway System may make funds available for the proposed relocation of the highway from Fairview to Sabetha. David Orr, assistant administrator for the Federal Highway Administration office in Topeka, said with the interstate highway system virtually complete, Congress created the National Highway System last November. In doing so, it earmarked billions of dollars to improve secondary roads.

Established two years ago, the USD 441 Foundation did its most impressive fundraising work the first year. But with $25,000 in the bank, the foundation may yet become the resource institution its founders envisioned. The funding arm of district schools in Wetmore and Sabetha was organized in 1994 primarily because Sabetha High School needed a major overhaul of its running track around the football field. The capital project wasn’t paid for entirely by the foundation, but $32,654 was donated to its general purpose fund.

If Monday night’s Sabetha City Commission is any indication, don’t look for a new regional airport any time soon. Ted Hayden, city administrator, advised the Sabetha City Commission Monday of progress, or lack of it, on a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. The grant would provide $56,461 to pay for an engineering study on an airport location, Hayden said. Sabetha and Hiawatha would have to provide $3,132 each in matching funds.

Kimberly Dian Ashley, Topeka, and Matthew Daniel Garber, Topeka, were united in marriage on Dec. 16, 1995, at Topeka Bible Church, Topeka. Rev. Jim Congdon officiated at the ceremony.

A.E. “Babe” and Pearl Marion celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary March 21 at Sabetha Manor. Babe said he met his future wife in 1925 when she moved to Morrill with her father, who ran a grain elevator there. The couple has a daughter, Betty Addison, who lives in Ridgewood, N.J.

Kurt Grimm and Kara Grimm were Star Chapter Award winners last week at the annual Sabetha High School FFA banquet.

10 Years

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

On Monday, March 21, Lela Lucille Brooks of Sabetha turned 101 years old. Lela, a life-long resident of Sabetha, is the third oldest of five current centenarians living in Sabetha. Her family held a private family celebration for her at the Apostolic Christian Home, where she is a resident.

Enjoying learning on the AWE-some computer at the Mary Cotton Public Library are (L-R) Sabetha Elementary School fifth-grade students Becca Craig, Kimbrie Ulrich and Hannah Enneking, and Sabetha Elementary School third-grade student Grace Enneking.

Sabetha High School drama students have been preparing to wow audiences with their spring play, “Disorder in the Court.”

The soon-to-be published “8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook” from the Kansas Sampler Foundation will feature more than 500 photos by a local professional photographer, Harland J. Schuster of rural Morrill.

Meggie Hall happily shows her winning “Carnival Lites” logo design, which will be used on T-shirts for Project Prom attendees.

KSHSAA has awarded the State Basketball Tournament Sportsmanship Award to Bern High School. Both the Bern Girls’ team and Bern Boys’ team received a certificate for Class 1A Division II.

Lindsay McNary, a junior at Sabetha High School, sits beside the Girl Scout Gold Award banner after the Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri award ceremony in Raytown, Missouri, on Saturday afternoon, March 26. Her Gold Award project was “12 Minutes to Live,” an emergency response exercise that showed her schoolmates the potentially fatal effects of drinking and driving.

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