Memories 8.10.2022

125 Years

Thursday, August 12, 1897

It has been evident all along that Miss Minnie Haggard is a vocalist of much promise and her engagement at the Salem Chautauqua confirms this idea. Miss Haggard’s singing has been a pleasing and looked for feature of each day’s program.

We presume it is safe to announce by this time that Senator Fulton at the Rock Island train Monday, and she is now at the Fulton home in this city.

Druggist Thomas Stevens and daughter Miss Lula Stevens, were here from Hiawatha, Friday, the guest of his brother at Mrs. Sarah Irwin’s. Arthur Stevens and family started for their trip abroad Monday.

E.H. Marshall has bought the four lots just north of the Grand Island track in Rawson’s addition of his mother, and is at work erecting a new dwelling and greenhouse. He expects to have the buildings ready for occupancy by September 1st. Mr. Marshall is an experienced florist and we hope his expertise will meet with the success it deserves.

The gold fever is getting a foothold here at last. F.F. Fisher has been here showing up the advantages of his recently discovered mine in Idaho. He has organized a stock company and the stockholders met at Centralia on Tuesday, and elected directors as follows: A.L. Coleman, Centralia; John Millick, Joseph Lacour, and Geo. Bumgarner, of Blackfoot; S. Sargent, Frank Miller, Frank Fisher, of Onaga. A.L. Coleman is president and Frank Miller secretary and treasurer. Work is to begin as soon as $15,000 is paid in.

100 Years

Thursday, August 10, 1922

Mrs. Walter Hughes appears with her new Nash car in a picture in “The Woman Athletic,” a Chicago publication. She looks adorable in it. 

The Chautauqua committee has taken enough money in now to meet the guarantee. They have but ten more season tickets to sell. They are jubilant. Enough money and the best Chautauqua in years. And it has just started.

Oscar Cole is still wearing his head and hand bandaged, results of the accident a week ago last Saturday night as a car ran into his carriage on the red bridge as he was coming home from Sabetha. The carriage was wrecked Mrs. Cole and baby were thrown out and escaped with only a few scratches.

The Fidelity picnic last Wednesday was the greatest social and financial success it has ever been, breaking all records. The Boy Scout band of Sabetha made a big hit. In the ball game Mercier beat Fidelity 7 to 6 and Powhattan beat Wetmore 11 to 5. Last Sunday Harris Creek near Seneca was defeated by Fidelity 6 to 7. There will be a game next Sunday, sisters Merwina and Philomena of Atchison are visiting their father, George Levings, near Fidelity.

Iva Hall and Opal Porter spent last week visiting Dora Becker near Wetmore. Dora and Iva will room at Mrs. John Lenherr’s and attend Sabetha high school this year.

75 Years

Wednesday, August 6, 1947

Carp is Still At Large. Despite a large crowd of swimmers at Sycamore Springs Sunday, most of them intent on capturing it, a 10 pound carp continues to roam about the depths of the swimming pool there. A prize of $5.00 was offered to the person who caught the fish by hand. One swimmer was reported to have had his hands on the big fish but it slipped away. A group of boys cornered the carp in shallow water at one time and it looked like success was in sight but the wary old denison of the deep eluded them and swam hurriedly away. “The offer still holds,” said Noah Edelman Monday, “and we may have another contest with the same fish next Sunday. In fact, it looks like we may have to give the swimmers a handicap by narrowing the field of activity” The big fish not only doesn’t bother swimmers but seems to have a knack of being a hermit. Lawrence Fletchall, who operates the pool concession, is keeping a sharp lookout for persons with fishing tackle and doughballs.

To enforce traffic laws. City traffic ordinances will be enforced rigidly in a drive to stop violations which create hazards to public safety and convenience, Earl J. McQuillen, mayor, announced this week. The city has a fresh supply of traffic tickets, and the police have orders to administer summons to all violators of traffic ordinances. Violations listed on the tickets include speeding, running stop sign, U-turn, parking in alley, double parking, parking truck on street, parking on crossing, no driver’s license, car parked over line, running over fire hose, parking within block of fire, and parking in fire lane. 

50 Years

Thursday, August 10, 1972

The Morrill Community Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Morrill Celebration day this Saturday afternoon and evening, Aug. 12. Bob McGuire is serving as the general chairman of the event that will start with a three o’clock parade down the Morrill main street.

REPLICA – John Suhr, five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Suhr of Sabetha, is shown with a truck given to him and his two-year-old brother, Clinton, by their grandfather, John Troxell of Sabetha. The truck was carved out of wood by Mr. Troxell over a three month period. It is an exact replica of the truck Mr. Suhr drives in his work.

Ft. Polk, La. (AHTNC) – Army Private Kennth L. Tanking, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Tanking, Wetmore, recently completed nine weeks of advanced individual training at the U.S. Army Infantry Training Center, Ft. Polk, La.

25 Years

Wednesday, August 6, 1997

A 36-unit $3 million affordable housing project proposed for Sabetha will not happen – at least not this year. Mayor Norm Schmitt told city commissioners Monday that a grant application did not make it beyond the first round of review by the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing. In May, the commission voted to support the NEK-CAP grant application. It would have made two grants totaling $600,000 available to the developers of the project.

Garrett’s Country Mart will sponsor its fourth annual Hometown Talent Contest during this year’s Old-Fashioned Saturday Night. The contest will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 23, in downtown Sabetha. First, second and third place trophies and prizes will be awarded in each of the contest’s two categories. The deadline to register at the store is Aug. 22. The winner from each category will compete against other winners from Kansas and Missouri at a November showdown contest during the American Royal in Kansas City, Mo.

A thunderstorm spawned a small tornado and damaged buildings, uprooted trees and broke off utility poles at five farmsteads south of Seneca in the early evening hours of July 27. The storm also dropped a welcomed three inches of rain on the area. The Courier Tribune

10 Years

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Sabetha Hillcrest Apartment facility is now under new ownership, Justin Banks of Topeka purchased the 12-year-old units from a bankruptcy sale at the courthouse June 7. With his new ownership/management role, Banks brings changes to the facility. Previously, the facility was primarily available to individuals who qualified in a certain income level. However, Banks has changed the property to an open market property, making it available to anyone no matter what their income.

Sabetha City Commission held a special meeting 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. Present were Mayor Doug Clark, commissioners Rick Koch, Nick Aberle and Julie Burenheide. Bill Shroyer was also in attendance. Commissioner Koch made a motion to approve the mayor’s signature on all necessary documents pertaining to the lease purchase agreement on the Elgin Pelican street sweeper with Community National Bank. Commissioner Burenheide seconded the motion. The motion carried 4-0. The meeting adjourned at 5:01 p.m.

Sabetha’s downtown will be full of music, food and fun Saturday evening, Aug. 18, as Sabetha Chamber of Commerce’s annual Old Time Saturday Night will be in full swing. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. in downtown Sabetha and the Library Park. The Sabetha high School Alumni Band will highlight the Library Park stage at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Sabetha High School band at 7:30 p.m. and the Sabetha High School Drama club at 8 p.m. 

The annual Morrill Days celebration will be held this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-12. The Saturday festivities will include: kids games in the City Park beginning at 11 a.m.; the Morrill Tip Top 4-H Club will sponsor a lunch stand in the park from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; a garden tractor pull will commence at 11 a.m. northeast of the ball diamond; a petting zoo and vendors will be available in the park; the traditional downtown parade begins at 2 p.m.; and a Hot Wheels race will take place in the park at 3:30.



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