Memories 11.10.2021

125 years

Thursday, November 5, 1896

Mrs. F. P. Hogbin returned Saturday from Des Moines, Iowa, where she had been attending the annual meeting of the W. B. M. I. of the Congregational church. While there, she met A. L. Hazen, who is doing good work in the medical department of Drake university.

For Sale. Three small improved farms – two of 35 acres each, and one of 100 acres. Terms easy, price low. See Slosson Bros. or J. L. Musgrove, Sabetha, KS.

Our Kansas Rooster is not feeling well and it is with pain that we expose him to the gaze of a pitiless world, but we are here to chronicle facts and accurately portray actual conditions.

Will Arnold was shot in the right leg Tuesday afternoon while out squirrel hunting with Alva Brumbaugh. The boys were returning home and on the look out for squirrels. Arnold was walking a short distance in advance of his companion who had both triggers up. The gun was an old one and was accidentally fired, the discharge entering Arnold’s right leg just above the knee on the right side tearing out a large piece of flesh and filling the wound with small shot. He is under a physician’s care and it will be some time before he will be able to be around. While it is thought he will not limp to speak of on account of this injury, he will carry a bad scar, through life. This should be a warning to careless boys who are fond of hunting.

100 Years

Thursday, November 10, 1921

It is believed the federal aid road from Sabetha to Fairview will be finished before cold weather. The work includes grading, bridging and widening the road. The federal aid road from Fairview seven miles south started construction work last week. Contract for construction seven miles on into Netawaka will be let in December.

Marion Haxton started Monday to take a post graduate course at the Sabetha high school. He is taking stenography and bookkeeping.

See our $2.19 ladies’ trimmed hats. Other hats one half price Friday and Saturday. C.S. Brumbaugh — Adv.

75 Years

Wednesday, November 6, 1946

Unofficial returns indicate that a $30,000 bond issue for a Sabetha airport carried in the general election yesterday by a vote of 383 to 312. The first ward, in southeast Sabetha, returned a small majority against the bonds, 108 voting yes and 115 no. The second ward, the southwest part of town, voted 128 for the bonds and 90 against. The third ward, all of the town north of Main street, gave the bonds the biggest majority with 147 voting yes and 107 no. A total of 695 votes was cast in the bond election. Since 727 votes were cast in the governorship race in Sabetha, it is apparent that some persons did not vote on the bonds.

A load of 30 freshening heifers were shipped from Morrill Friday on the first leg of the journey to Europe, where they will provide milk for starving youngsters. L. J. Smith, Morrill, is chairman of the Brethren Church committee which gathered the animals from Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. Last winter, Mr. Smith made a trip to Greece, Sicily and Africa, helping distribute 191 mares, 165 heifers, eight bulls and 15,000 bushels of wheat.

50 Years

Tuesday, November 9, 1971

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Edelman, Sabetha, Nov. 7. He weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces and has been named Terry Lynn.

Photo – The 1971-72 SHS cheerleaders followed the Bluejays football and cross country teams with enthusiasm this fall. Now they will move inside for basketball and wrestling seasons. Back row left to right are: Melinda Snyder, (head cheerleader); Marsha Judah, and Denise Hartter. Front row: Nancy Cook, Jane Montgomery and Shirley McKim.

Pleasant weather has been the order of the day since Tuesday. High temperatures have gone from the 50’s Tuesday to the 60’s Wednesday and are expected to reach the 70’s today. The forecast is for continued nice weather through the weekend.

Bob McQueen presented his resignation at the city commissioners meeting Monday as Sabetha Fire Chief. Chief McQueen has held the post for nearly 12 years succeeding longtime Chief Earl McQuillen in 1960. The resignation is effective Jan. 1, 1972. Chief McQueen, who is also the local Gas Service Company manager, said the pressure of additional business responsibilities is forcing him to reduce his outside activities. The commissioners have not appointed a successor.

25 Years

Wednesday, November 6, 1996

Sabetha’s manufacturing base has given the town one of the strongest small-town retail economies in the state. The latest in a series of studies measuring the strength of trade in Kansas cities indicates Sabetha has the fifth strongest retail economy among Kansas second-class cities. Sabetha has consistently been one of the “little giant” retail cities identified in his study. The author of the study, David Darling, K-State Extension specialist in community economic development, said the city’s retail strength is so consistent because of the many people employed in Sabetha from surrounding communities.

“Annie” is coming to Wetmore this month. The musical of that name will be presented by the music department of Wetmore High School on Nov. 14-16. The performance will feature 38 students and will be directed by Carol and Wendell Armstrong. It marks the 29th in the series of musicals directed by the instructors.

10 Years

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Ninth Annual Football Pick ’Em Contest came to a conclusion last weekend, and this year’s football panel winner was Karen Heiniger by virtue of tie-breaker points over runner-up Dr. Brett Lukert. Heiniger and Lukert both ended the season with an identical score of 60-21, but Heiniger captured the title of the most proficient pigskin prognosticator by winning six of the nine tie-breaker points on the nine games.

Lindsay McNary, Miss Sabetha, is named Miss Congeniality in the 2011 Hiawatha Halloween Queen competition on Monday, October 31. McNary was escorted by her father, James McNary.

As an annual fund-raising event, the Sabetha Lions Club made and served 27 gallons of homemade ice cream at Old Albany Days in September. Big crowds were present at Albany Days this year, as club members reported selling out of ice cream. Jordyn Wells, daughter of Ryan and Lana Wells, is shown helping Lions Club member Russ Stauffer behind the serving counter. The Sabetha Lions Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Buzz Cafe.

Sabetha High School’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams qualified for the State competition to be held at Rim Rock Ranch in Lawrence last Saturday, Oct. 29, and both teams finished in the top 10. These teams had been forces to be reckoned with during the course of the season and were expected to compete well with the best of Kansas’ runners. The girls’ team finished sixth overall and the boys’ team finished in 10th place.


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