Memories 10.27.2022

125 years

Thursday, October 22, 1896

Sewing wanted in Sabetha or vicinity. Will do work at your home, and guarantee perfect work in cutting and fitting. Address Miss Dora Hanson, Oneida, KS.

J. H. Diffenderfer traded his restaurant stock and fixtures yesterday to James Feely, of Greenleaf, Kansas, for town property there valued at $400. Immediate possession was taken of the restaurant property. Mr. Diffenderfer and the baker, John Ogborn, will, however, be retained until the new proprietor gets “onto the ropes.” Mr. Feeley’s family will remain in Greenleaf fr the present until a suitable home can be arranged for.

Ballou claimed Tuesday night that wheat goes up and down in price with silver. In the last month wheat has advanced about 25 per cent while silver has declined in value. Facts, however, do not embarrass the theories of a cheap money advocate. Here is an absolute statement the talker made to an enlightened audience expecting them to not know better. Ballou had better go to preaching again. – Effingham New Leaf.

C. A. Strong is one of the hardest working county superintendents Nemaha County ever had. He is solicitous for the welfare of the schools of the county, and has bent his whole energies to their up building. He has taken a leading place among the county superintendents of the state, reflecting honor and credit upon the county. He deserves re-election by a big majority.

100 Years

Thursday, October 27, 1921

The married folks dancing class will meet October 27, Thursday at 8:30 p.m. for a series of dances at Mrs. Collins’ basement ball room. Mrs. Maude Sheridan.

Dick Harrington was accused of violating the prohibitory law last week and is under $300 bonds to appear at the next term of the district court. It is said the officers did not find any “evidence” against Dick. He says he isn’t guilty.

Now you’ve been wanting to see Eugene Dennis, the Atchison wonder girl go to the theater Thursday, Friday and Saturday and tell your troubles to Madame Olga, she can solve any mystery. Have you lost something, ask her.

75 Years

Wednesday, October 23, 1946

A film depicting the building and maintenance of a small town airport will be shown at a meeting of the Sabetha Chamber of Commerce to be held in the library little theater next Tuesday evening, October 29, at eight o’clock. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting. The film is particularly timely since Sabetha will vote on whether or not to issue $30,000 in bonds for construction of an airport at the election November 5. Ernest Masterson, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce and Martin Rucker, president urge all interested in an airport and particularly women, to attend the meeting.

Blue Cross, the community hospital payment plan, has been a boon to dozens of members of the Sabetha community group. Paid into Blue Cross in dues by Sabetha members since the plan was inaugurated here two years ago has been a total of $6,039.35 up to July 1, 1946. Paid by Blue Cross to Sabetha members in the same time for hospital expenses has been $7,984.60. This means that members of the Sabetha community group have received almost $2,000 more than they have paid for this protection. If you are one of the Blue Cross members who hasn’t had to use a hospital and receive Blue Cross benefits, your investment in Blue Cross protection has brought you greater benefit even than those who did use the service.

50 Years

Tuesday, October 26, 1971

Supt. J. A. Cleavinger reports that Unified District 441 has received the first of three payments from the State of Kansas to help defray the local cost of education. The Sabetha school district received $75,222 while Unified District 412 of Seneca received $38,762 and Unified District 451 in Baileyville received $35,550.

The Sabetha Housing Authority received confirmation this week from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development of approval of a $544,959 contract to construct a three-story low-rent dwelling in Sabetha. Pete Petry, executive secretary of the local authority, said this final approval of the loan means that construction on the unit should be cleared to begin in the immediate future. The contract will finance a 26-unit three-story low-rent public housing project for the elderly of this area. The government will finance 100 per cent of the principal and interest on bonds issued by the local housing authority to finance the project.

The October entertainment committee for the Sabetha Country Club has planned a free Halloween dance for members and guests this Saturday evening from 9:30 to 12:30. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

25 Years

Wednesday, October 23, 1996

With one expansion underway and another planned for the near future, Extru-Tech Inc. continues to demonstrate the remarkable growth it has enjoyed since its founding. Bob Wood, Extru-Tech general manager, said the firm is currently adding 22,920 square feet to its existing production facilities. Near the first of the year, the company plans to break ground on a 14,512-square-foot building. The new facility will allow Extru-Tech to work with companies producing foods for human consumption.

If the railroad-crossing sign at the entry to his rural Goff farmstead doesn’t give away Jim Dobbins as a railroad fan, he soon makes his enthusiasm clear. “I’m a railroad nut,” he said. “My folks never bought me an electric train when I was young. When I was old enough, I bought one myself.” But miniature trains were not enough to satisfy Dobbins, and he started collecting real railroad artifacts.

Two of Sabetha’s volleyball players were named to the invitational’s all-tournament team. Kelly Priest and Regina Rettele joined three players from Wamego, two from Concordia and one each from Nemaha Valley, Hayden, Rock Creek, Kansas City Piper and Marysville.

10 Years

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Most young adults look forward to moving out of their parents’ house and becoming independent adults. However, Wetmore High School 2009 graduate Adam LaMee isn’t your typical 20-year-old; Adam is autistic. On Sept. 6, Adam, who has attended the Nemaha County Training Center for several years, moved from his parents’ home in Wetmore to a sheltered living home in Sabetha.

Among the 30 registrants in the Race for the Rescues 5K Run/Walk Saturday morning, October 15, are (L-R) Sheri Wessel, Kita and Alaina Mooney. Local Girl Scouts made dog tags for the participants, and several activities and snacks were available after the run/walk. Proceeds from the event benefit the Community Animal Protection Society (CAPS) to help build at local animal shelter, for which Stan and Donna Keim of Sabetha have agreed to donate land.

Sabetha High School took five young athletes to compete at the State Tennis Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16. Only three other teams in the 3-2-1A tourney brought as many athletes. The Lady Jays finished fifth as a team against the toughest competitors around the state of Kansas. Three team members medaled: Meggie Hall placed sixth in singles, and Rebecca Newth and Madeline Tedman placed eighth in doubles competition.

Sabetha High School will honor the 1986 Sabetha Bluejay Football team on Friday, Oct. 21, during the home football game against Horton. The team will be recognized in the program and at halftime of the game.

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