Memories 10.20.2021

125 years

Thursday, October 15, 1896

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rains and son stopped off here a few hours Monday, on their return from Colorado Springs, where they had been enjoying their yearly outing. They left on the afternoon train, expecting to stop at Hamlin and Hiawatha for short calls on friends. Mr. Rains is station agent of the B. C. R. & N. railroad at Paola, Iowa. He is well known about Hamlin and Morrill.

The word contest gotten up by the T. J. Washburn music store in St. Joseph, in which they offered a $350 piano for first prize and $150 toward the purchase of a piano for a second prize, was decided in favor of Mrs. Emma Abbott, of St. Joseph, Miss Gertrude Moyer, of this city, being awarded second prize. Mrs. Abbott was accorded a rating of 2,744 words, and Miss Moyer 2,704.

Has it ever occurred to you that about one-half the supporters of free silver in this campaign are in reality against any kind of metal money? They support free silver only because it is a step in the right direction, that is toward flat money.

Clark Moore has been severely ill at his home in Morrill with typhoid fever. Mrs. A. L. Kepner and daughter, Lillie, have been helping to care for him most of the week. The general symptoms at last reports on Mr. Moore’s condition were more favorable, and it is thought and hopes that he is improving.

100 Years

Thursday, October 20, 1921

As Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lehman and daughter, Dorothy, were going home Tuesday evening, the steering gear of their car gave away at a point about half way between Mrs. Duncan’s and the Spring corner. The car piled up in the ditch and the Lehmans escaped with minor injuries.

The Methodist orchestra will give a picnic at Sun Springs Wednesday night this week.

Mrs. W. P. Lambertson, Mrs. Harry Luesley, Mrs. W. C. McKee, Fairview ladies who had been attending sessions of First district federation of women’s clubs arrived in Hiawatha Friday morning from Leavenworth. Mrs. Fred Thompson, Horton, was elected vice-president of first district federation. Seneca was chosen as the meeting place next year.

75 Years

Wednesday, October 16, 1946

From two Herald readers east of Kansas come full page picture spreads of mechanical corn picking in Nemaha county. Roy Crawford, former Sabetha Duckwall manager now at Remsen, Ia., sends a copy of the page from the Sioux City, Ia. Journal. E.A. Thompson sends a similar page in rotogravure from The Youngstown, Ohio Vindicator.

The first of a series of wrestling shows to be sponsored here by the Sabetha post of the American Legion will be held at the Sabetha city hall Saturday night starting at eight o’clock. It has been many years since the rafters of the auditorium have rung to the shouts of an athletic contest and Sabetha sports fans are expected to receive the entertainment with enthusiasm. In the days when Virg Lehnherr was Sabetha’s battery D first sergeant and had a fine stable of amateur boxers some of whom did well in Golden Gloves tournaments a squared ring full of fisticuts was a popular and frequent occurrence in the hall. That’s been a long time ago. The grunt and groan artists who are to appear on Saturday night’s card come from the St. Joseph circuit. St. Joe is practically the capital of wrestling in this area.

Nemaha county people will not have to register in order to have free chest X-rays taken when the mobile fluoroscope unit offers this service in the county.

50 Years

Tuesday, October 19, 1971

Two Sabetha neighbors had items stolen from their yards this past week. Mrs. Leonard Wisdom and Mrs. Karl Moser both had things stolen. Taken from in front of Mrs. Moser’s house was a decorative set of outdoor rabbit ornaments. Mrs. Wisdom had a ceramic purple squirrel that was hanging on her front porch stolen last week. “The squirrel has a special meaning to us. There was a message written on the bottom of it,” Mrs. Wisdom said. “It’s certainly too bad when you can’t put anything outside in your own yard without worrying about it being taken.” One of the women indicated she knew who had taken the items but said if they were returned she would be willing to drop the matter.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ott, Sabetha, Oct. 16. He weighed seven pounds seven ounces and has been named Michael Christopher.

Seven Nemaha County doctors have signed a petition calling for a “united county effort” for “continued quality health care.” The petition came about following a story in the Sabetha Herald which announced that Alex Santistevan, administrator of Nemaha Valley Community hospital, who has been handling administrative chores at Sabetha hospital on a part-time basis, was under direction of the Seneca hospital board to stop going to Sabetha.

City workmen have started a project to widen Washington Avenue between Main and Virginia Streets. They are presently breaking up part of the sidewalk on the east side along the Farmers State Bank building. Plans call for additional width also being gained on the west side of the street.

25 Years

Wednesday, October 16, 1996

Carrie Lee Edelman and Wayne Alan Grimm pledged their love and were united in marriage on June 1, 1996, at the Apostolic Christian Fellowship Center, Sabetha. The officiating minister was John E. Lehman. Carrie is the daughter of Gary and Marilyn Edelman, Sabetha, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dettman, Oneida, the late David Edelman and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Schmoll, Claremore, Okla. Honorary grandmother is Mrs. Marion Meyer, Sabetha.

10 Years

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Harvesting soybeans along Old Highway 75 north of the railroad track on Friday, October 7, Clint Lambotte is one of many local farmers taking advantage of the dry weather and dry ground to get their soybeans and corn harvested. According to Matt Hines, Grain Merchandiser at Ag Partners Co-op in Sabetha, the soybean harvest is more than half completed. He said the yield thus far has averaged about 55 bushels per acre, with some reporting much higher yields – normal average in this area is about 40-45 bushels per acre, Hines said. But, he said, the beans are very dry because of the recent long spell of dry weather. Hines also said that according to what he has heard from processors, the oil content is a bit below average because of the lack of stress on the crop, due to the good spring and summer weather in the local area. Regarding the corn harvest, Hines said the corn harvest has just started and he does not yet have any average yield numbers, but it appears to be a better yield than last year.

At the regular Sabetha City Commission meeting on Monday evening, October 10, members of a local health and wellness committee presented a project proposal for a new health and wellness facility with an indoor pool that they would like to see built in Sabetha within the next three years. Dave Remmers, representing the health and wellness committee, said the group has been looking into possibilities for a new health and wellness facility for the past three years.

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