Memories 09.29.2021

125 years

Thursday, September 24, 1896

The Rock Island will run special trains to Topeka, Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1, 2, leaving Sabetha at 7:35 a.m. and arriving at Topeka at 10:10. Trains will return leaving Topeka at 11 p.m., same dates. Tickets will be sold on above dates at one fare for round trip good to return till Oct. 5. Topeka is making preparations for a great time, and the convenient running of trains makes it very easy for persons from here to visit the Reunion.

Knowing ones say the corn crop will not be quite as heavy as was expected by many. There is now and then a field that will not yield more than thirty or forty bushels to the acre, but most of it will go sixty.

S. G. Whitehead returned from Seneca, yesterday. The Doniphan county case was commenced yesterday, and Mr. Whitehead was fortunate enough to escape being drawn on the jury.

Miss Jennie Graham returned from Frankfort last Saturday school there having been postponsed two weeks longer. Diphtheria is still prevalent, a funeral occurring on last Thursday, the day Miss Graham arrived there.

The Wetmore Spectator report hogs dying in large numbers all around that place, with cholera.

100 Years

Thursday, September 29, 1921

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Sewell drove up in their Sedan from Kansas City and naturally brought the baby. There was great excitement when that young infant was shown off on the main thorofare Monday morning. The baby came up and surpassed all advance notices.

The many friends they have made among their own young folks and those older will be genuinely grieved to learn that Mr. and Mrs. John Meck are going to leave Sabetha. They are delightful, young people, both excellent clerks, who add greatly to the interest of any circle they are in. Mr. Meck has received two excellent offers, and is as yet undecided whether to go to Salina or to continue to California. Mr. Meck has been employed at Reinharts’ and Mrs. Meck at Brumbaugh’s during their Sabetha residence and they have made their home with the Clyde Reinharts.

Sabetha’s big baseball tournament will be held in Sabetha Thursday and Friday at Sabetha’s ball park in town; Sunday at Sycamore Springs, a big double header. There will be $700 in prize money. Teams competing are Sabetha, Hiawatha, Goff and Seneca. Also we have the big tri-city band composed of 100 pieces at Sycamore Springs Sunday. The first game to be played Thursday will be Goff against Sabetha, in Sabetha; game starts at 3 p.m. Second game Friday will be Hiawatha vs. Sabetha. Game starts at 2:30 sharp, Sunday the losers will play the winners at Sycamore Springs for the big stakes. First game Sunday will be called at 2 p.m. sharp. Turn out and make this a big success.

75 Years

Wednesday, September 25, 1946

Tuesday evening the parents and friends of Sabetha teen-agers were guests at an open house held in the new quarters for Swing Inn. Teen-town club in the basement of the Farmers bank building. The painted walls and floors, colored lights, white appliqued curtains, and booths gave the rooms an attractive and cozy atmosphere. Cokes and doughnuts were available at a snack bar. Music is furnished by a juke box. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ray have given much time to the enterprise, which promises to be most successful.

Sabetha is quite an interesting small town. And can swing considerable weight when it wants to throw itself around. A man there has started a cabin housing project out on the highway east and a big south of the town. Just south of the cemetery. This insures quiet neighbors for the occupants of the cabins. The cabins are larger than the average cabins of tourist camps. And are to be rented to returned servicemen.

50 Years

Tuesday, September 28, 1971

Hutchinson – Anne Haflich, a freshman from Sabetha, has been selected as a member of the Hutchinson Community Junior College concert choir for the 1971-72 school year. Miss Haflich was one of 51 choir members selected following tryouts here. A music and speech major and graduate of Sabetha High, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ival R. Haflich, Route 3, Sabetha.

Photo – Twin Terrors. Pictured above are Kirk and Kim Summers who will be running for Sabetha in the cross country meet at the Sabetha Golf Club, 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The senior twins have an outstanding record in hill and dale running this fall. Around nine schools are expected to compete this Thursday with spectators welcome to attend.

Announcement was made this week by Gene Garrett that construction is to begin immediately on a new supermarket in Sabetha. “We’ve had a lot of delays, mainly legal problems on easements, water and sewage, drainage, and entrance drives from the highway, but now I think everything is a go and with a break in the weather, I’m in hopes things will move rapidly.” Originally plans called for a mid-summer start on the building that will be located on U.S. 75 Highway, just north of Koch’s Motel. The building will have 10,000 square feet of floor space. Facing east with the rear of the building almost on the west property line, the building will be approximately 120 feet from north to south and 80 plus feet deep (east to west). Alan Tollefson of Topeka, representing Star steel buildings, will be the contractor. It is estimated that construction will require around 90 days with good weather, then an additional time will be needed to stock the store. The front of the building will be brick with a large cement parking area. Mr. Garrett said additional parking area will probably be surfaced next spring.

25 Years

Wednesday, September 25, 1996

It appears USD 441 voters will decide the fate of the district’s capital outlay fund during the Nov. 5 general election. County Clerk Anita Heiman said Monday the petition drive headed by Alvin Bauman collected more than the required 10 percent of USD 441 registered voters needed to successfully challenge the levy. The clerk’s office counted the names on the petition Friday and quit when the required 311 names were confirmed. Although the decision won’t be official until the next USD 441 board meeting Oct. 7, Superintendent Rod Allen said he believes the board will ask voters to approve the 3 1/2 mill levy during the general election.

Final figures confirm Sabetha USD 441 registered a significant increase in enrollment this year. There are 1121 students enrolled in USD 441 schools, but the full time equivalency enrollment is 1081.5. The state uses the FTE figure to distribute the $3,648 per pupil from the state’s general fund to the districts. Last year’s FTE was 1068. Figures show enrollment up or near steady at every USD attendance center except the Sabetha Middle School where it fell by nine students. Last year’s large eighth grade class is now in high school, helping boost enrollment there by 41 students.

Candidates have been selected for homecoming Friday night. They are Jarrod Nichols, Kaleb Beyer, Kevin Carmody, David Wysong, Kelly Carmody, Lori Lehman, Shawn Ackerman and Danielle Nguyen.

Final details required by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will not delay the opening of the transfer station. Dennis Heermann, county engineer, told the Nemaha County Commission Monday he toured the transfer station last week with Joe Kronin of the KDHE, who didn’t have any problems with its design or construction.

10 Years

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Sabetha Wesleyan Church Pumpkin Patch opens this Saturday, September 24. It will remain open until the end of October. For a free-will offering, pick from a variety of pumpkins on Saturdays, Sundays and weekday afternoons and evenings. To find the patch, turn east (toward the new U.S. Highway 75) at the intersection of Old Highway 75 and Kansas Avenue south of Sabetha.

Sabetha Community Health Foundation President John Lehman presents a check for $75,000 to Hospital CEO Lora Key, as Foundation board members gather around. The Foundation’s contribution funded new mammography technology for Sabetha Community Hospital, which is pleased to be able to provide Full Field Digital Mammography to the women of the community and surrounding region. It is by the generosity of the community that the hospital is able to provide this newest technology.

On Thursday, Sept. 15, Marcena Larimer of Sabetha celebrated her 101st birthday. Born on Sept. 15, 1910, she ranks as the third oldest living member of the unofficial Sabetha Centenarian Club. Mary “Marcena” Neiberger was born at Council Grove on Sept. 15, 1910, the third child and oldest daughter of Frederick and Maude (Gallaspie) Neiberger. She is the only Neiberger sibling who is still living.


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