Memories 11.3.2021

125 years

Thursday, October 29, 1896

Rock Creek township voters outside of Sabetha will take notice that there has been a readjustment of road district lines. Plats showing the districts will be found at the voting places. F. O. Weary, Trustee.

The Republicans had a very successful meeting at Rock Hill school house last Thursday night, which was addressed by S. K. Woodworth and C. A Strong. The Republicans of that neighborhood will give a good account of themselves next Tuesday.

Cornhusking is pretty well under way, and the lumber yards are filled with teams every day, taking out lumber for cribs. Corn is yielding heavily, reports running all the way from 55 to 70 bushels to the acre. David Henneigh tested his and weighted it at 80 pounds to the bushel, and it is yielding 70 bushels to the acre.

Miss Kittie O’Byrne was also a prize winner in the T. J. Washburn word contest, she was getting a certificate of $75 toward the purchase of a piano. The contest was kept open after her list was sent in, or she would probably have been among the leaders. Miss Kittie is much pleased with the State University, and it glad she chose that institution.

Lost- Between Sabetha and Falls City, a small black hat trimmed in yellow and wrapped in Seneca store paper. Finder will return to third office.

100 Years

Thursday, November 3, 1921

Cupid has been busy in the Aberle family again and as a result the second marriage to occur in that family within the last two months will take place at Hiawatha Thursday, November 4, when Miss Susie Aberle will be united in marriage to Mr. Dave Brunner. The bride who is a petite brunette with gray eyes will be lovely in her bridal gown of light blue messaline and georgette.

Cas Feldman shipped a car of cattle, Walter Ruse a car and George Kohler four cars Monday night from Berwick to St. Joe.

The juniors of the high school gave a Hallowe’en party in the Congo parlors Monday night, utilizing the same decorations that Freshies and Sophs had Friday night. Another pleasant Hallowe’en party was given by the Klein girls at their home on East Main street.

75 Years

Wednesday, October 30, 1946

The governor race between Harry Woodring and Frank Carlson has created more of a political dither in Kansas than the state has seen for many a year. Persons who couldn’t name two other candidates on the state tickets have their ideas about the governor race, and the voting is expected to be hot and heavy. And when the voting is over, all Kansas wants to know quickly as possible what happened.

A state traveling fluoroscopic unit is to be in Nemaha county from October 29 to November 7, offering free chest X-rays to all the persons who will avail themselves of the opportunity, as part of the fight against tuberculosis. The X-ray clinic is sponsored by the Nemaha County Tuberculosis association and state and county health departments. 

The Sabetha fire department has made several runs in the past few days, none serious. Monday night the country truck went to the George Stoller farm where a gasoline fire had been brought under control (see another story in this issue). Tuesday evening between five and six two calls were made to the north side of town, one at the Henry Diffenderfer place, another at the Mrs. Charles Payne home. Both were the result of burning leaves, and neither was serious. The high wind of Tuesday would have been a serious fire hazard, but neither blaze had made entensive progress before the fire department arrived. 

50 Years

Tuesday, November 2, 1971

Nemaha County is rapidly approaching a crisis situation in health care. In 1949 there were 15 actively practicing physicians in the county. Today, there are six, only one of whom is under age 60. During the same period the county population has declined from 16,000 to around 13,000. Unless the area is able to attract new physicians the citizens of the county may soon be faced with looking outside the county for health care. The closest centers at this time would be Marysville or Hiawatha. – Seneca Courier-Tribune

The volunteer fire departments in both Fairview and Sabetha answered an alarm Sunday evening around 7:15. It turned out to be mostly a Halloween prank with no damage. Youngsters had set some tires on fire in the Main Street of Fairview and a resident saw the smoke and thought that Chase Motors was on fire. There was no damage and the fire units returned home.

The Farmers State Bank gauge this Tuesday morning had recorded 4.77 inches of rainfall in the five day period from last Thursday through Monday night. This is the heaviest period of rainfall in nearly two years in this area. This Tuesday morning the sun is shining but temperatures were only around the 35 degree mark.

The Sabetha Junior High School ninth grade football team battled to a 6-6 tie with Marysville in a game played in Sabetha yesterday afternoon.

Everyone awakened to the sound of raindrops Friday morning and there were sighs of disappointment because this was the day for the Goff-Wetmore Band to lead the Halloween Parade in Goff’s downtown and for the judging of the many costumes. Now, there would be no parade at Goff. But shortly before nine o’clock, parents and friends began to arrive at the Goff gymnasium. The judges were in their places and Harold Vernon, Goff’s genial postmaster, announced the rules for the judging of the costumes. Costumes were judged on originality, presentation and over-all effect. The children were judged according to their group, pre-school through grade four, second and third winners and honorable mention to four place winners.

25 Years

Wednesday, October 30, 1996

Monday was a long-anticipated day for the 130th Field Artillery Battalion. That day, the local National Guard unit began taking possession of the 27 rocket launchers that will make it one of the world’s most technically advanced artillery units, said Lt. Colonel John Foster, commander of the battalion. Two years ago when the battalion was assigned the rocket system, called the MLRS, it ensured the survival of northeast Kansas Guard armories, including the one here.

With the encouragement of Fern Odum, the Nemaha County Commission agreed to offer a reward for information about the vandalizing of the county van. Odum, county aging director, told commissioners a pellet gun was used to shoot out the window in the van the county aging agency purchased last summer. “I kind of take it personally because of how much my seniors rely on that van,” she said. Odum is probably not alone in taking personal offense to property damage. The county van was one of 18 homes or vehicles damaged during a vandalism spree the night of Oct. 24 in Seneca. The van is the only one her agency has that is equipped with a wheelchair ramp. That meant at least one person was stranded at home until the van was repaired, Odum said.

10 Years

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ag Partners Co-op currently must resort to “open storage” of more than 200,000 bushels of corn at the co-op’s facility east of Old Highway 75 north of Sabetha. According to Ag Partners Location Manager Dan Dalinghaus at the Sabetha facility, this year’s corn harvest yield is 20 to 30 percent better than last year, with an average of 150 to 155 bushels per acre. The “normal” yield in this area, he said, is 120 to 130 bushels per acre. The quality and moisture content are excellent, he added.

New teachers at Bern are (L-R) Kayln Hoppe, Dustin Schrag and Heather Howell.

Nick and Shana Aberle of Sabetha are happy to announce the birth of their son, Clayton Edward, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. He weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Steven and Rose Ann Knoblock and Kenneth and Sandra Aberle, all of Sabetha. Great-grandparents are August and Florence Knoblock of Lester, Iowa.

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