Memories 5.11.2022

125 Years

Thursday, May 13, 1897

Mrs. Beatty, who worked in Sabetha during the winter, returned to her home near Kingfisher, Oklahoma, this week.

The Seneca papers gave Miss Kate Bushnell very complimentary notices upon the close of her school work at Baileyville last week.

Mr. and Mrs. F. Hastings came up from Leona Sunday, Mrs. Hastings remaining several days to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bundy.

Strayed or Stolen. From hitch rack near M. E. church, Sabetha, Sunday night, May 10th, a bay 4-year-old mare. Scar of wire cut on right front foot and above knee. Had on new saddle and bridle. Please send information to W. T. Pecht, Morrill, Kansas.

100 Years

Thursday, May 11, 1922

Holton and Horton both have golf courses. Two women club members say that the men turn pale when women arrive on the grounds, and whisper to each other “is this a foursome or are Mary and Mabel going to play together. Mary has a record of 88 for an eight hole course, and Mabel for a 9-hole course.

Sport notes, Oscar Cave returned from the city Thursday evening with $45 worth of paraphernalia wrapped in a bundle three feet long and four inches wide. They accuse Oscar of trying to beat the other fellows, by batting around a pasture privately in the night.

Miss Golda Marshall won a scholarship in music at Baker university this year. She was offered a position at Billings, Mont., but will take advantage of her prize and will attend Baker next term.

75 Years

Wednesday, May 7, 1947

Grote Reports On Population. A. F. Grote, Sabetha city assessor for the first time this year, has turned up some interesting population figures. Part of the annual job of assessing includes compiling census data. Mr. Grote assessed 2,288 persons in the city of Sabetha. In addition, he found 421 persons who work in Sabetha or are members of the families of persons who work here and whom he considers Sabethans but who, because of lack of housing facilities, cannot find living quarters for their families in town. Including these 421 persons in his computations he feels Sabetha’s population actually is 2,709, though only 2,288 live within the city limits. Mr. Grote says there are 197 widows living in Sabetha, 107 single women over 40, and 72 widowers and bachelors over 40.

Creamery Truck Wrecked. Marcellous Ott suffered cuts on his face and the Nemaha Cooperative Creamery truck he was driving was demolished when the truck hit a bridge railing near the Emil Lear farm four miles southwest of Sabetha Friday morning. The truck carried a full load of cans of cream which were scattered afar.

50 Years

Thursday, May 11, 1972

Mrs. Kenneth Carpenter of Sabetha, Kansas, was in Omaha, Thursday, May 4, for the 26th annual Omaha Chamber of Commerce Rural Homemakers’ Leadership Recognition Day program.

Announcement was made this week that Sabetha has been chosen as one of 18 sites in Kansas serving the Kansas State University Telenetwork summer school program this year. Von Lauer, assistant superintendent of Unified District 441, is serving as the head of the local program which will start June 5 and continue through July 28.

25 Years

Wednesday, May 7, 1997

More than likely, Fairview students attending Sabetha schools will only have a short walk to get on the bus next fall. A recently passed bill now awaiting Gov. Bill Graves’ signature would end the authority of a school board to deny nearby school districts the right to pick up students within its district. Specifically, the bill allows parents to petition their district to allow bus service for children by a nearby district if two conditions are met. First, they must live 10 miles or more from the attendance center in their home district. Secondly, the students must live closer to the school they plan to attend than one in their home district. The bill is limited to Kansas districts only.

Sabetha residents and businesses will start paying for lost revenue to the city’s sewer utility from the closing of the Mid America Dairymen plant beginning July 1. Monday, the commission approved the city’s first sewer rate increase since February 1992.

10 Years

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Construction has begun at MAC Process, LLC, located on Old Highway 75 in Sabetha. According to Dwight Edelman, director of operations at MAC in Sabetha, the project will add approximately 15,000 square feet to the plant’s shipping area. Because the customer base is requiring more air flow and larger filters, the plant needed more space in order to pain the filters and store them for shipping. In addition to the added space, Edelman said MACs goal is also to add between 10 and 12 people to the staff. The projected completion date for the addition is the first part of July, Edelman said.

Sabetha High School senior Kyle Stallbaumer, the son of Dale and Jacque Stallbaumer of Sabetha, is this year’s recipient of the Raymond Rokey Memorial Scholarship. He is the ninth Sabetha High School senior to receive the prestigious $5,000 scholarship since its establishment in 2003, effective with the Class of 2004. Stallbaumer plans to attend Kansas State University to study pre-medicine. “To accomplish my goal of being accepted into medical school, I will work to maintain good grades while studying at K-State,” Stallbaumer said. “My goal is to become a doctor in a rural community and help provide for the general well-being of that area.”


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