Memories 1.11.2023

125 Years

Thursday, January 13, 1898

Marion Baker, realizing that the pulpit and the press are the two most important factors in guiding a nation’s destiny, is not only a regular attendant at church, but also determined to start the new year right by joining the army of readers of this dispenser of public opinion.

In this paper will be found the advertisement of the Sure Hatch Incubator Co, of Clay Center, Nebraska. Our readers will remember that the incubator of this company was exhibited in operation here last summer. It is certainly one of the best in the market.

The change in the county printing will make no difference whatever with this great religious  and agricultural journal. We will jog right along printing all the official news as heretofore without any pay whatever except from our army of appreciative readers. They expect it of us and we will not disappoint them.

From our exchanges, we learn that there is a new swindle in the field. A stranger goes around buying up wheat and corn of the farmers, agreeing to pay a little rise of the market, requiring the farmer to sign an agreement to deliver his grain at the nearest station. The signature turns up later at the bank attached to the note. — Wetmore Spectator.

The Fairview papers announce that F.E. Graham has been elected as cashier of the Powhattan Bank. This means, no doubt, that we will lose Mr. and Mrs Graham as residents of Sabetha, which will be very much regretted. But they will have the best wishes of all for happiness and prosperity in their new home. The directors of the Powhattan bank have certainly done well to secure the services of Mr. Graham. They could not have done better.

100 Years

Thursday, January 11, 1923

It seems scarcely necessary for The Sabetha Herald to state its stand on the high school proposition. The Herald is always for improvement and advancement. We must have a new school. The school board has spent years of study on the subject. They probably know more than any of us the needs of Sabetha. They say a new high school. The Herald says so too. As the high school graduate says, “Onward and Upward.” And for heaven’s sake let us have an adequate building for once.

STRAYED: From G.I. stock yards 300-lb. white hog. E.S. Avery.

FOR SALE: Empty butter barrels at Swift & Company’s 40 cts. each.

Use Lemon Cocobutter cold cream, for winter winds. Finley & Darville — Adv.

Mrs. Grover Ulin of near Falls City died from burns received when a gasoline iron she was using exploded.

LOST: Somewhere between the Post office and the Fairchild Hat Shop one ruby red ear bob with gold filigree. A reward. Return to Nelle Dickman, Fairchild Hat Shop.

NOTICE. Unless gopher scalps are in good condition to be counted, no bounty will be paid for them. By Order of Board of County Commissioners.

75 Years

Wednesday, January 14, 1948

Another assault on the coyotes population of the vicinity will be made, Friday, Jan. 16, when a wolf hunt sponsored by the Sabetha fire department will be staged over a six-mile square south of town. Corners will start at 10:05 sharp. The northwest corner will be a half mile north of Price; west line will run six miles south to the Maple Ridge school house; south line east to the Tyler corner; east line runs north to the John Lukert corner; and the north line runs west to the starting point. The roundup will be at the Harmony school house three miles south of Sabetha hospital.

Sabetha veterans’ organizations the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, have a team apiece in the Northeast Kansas town team basketball tournament which opened at Fairview Monday evening. Both teams play their first games this Wednesday evening, with the V.F.W. meeting Seneca, and the Legion pitted against Wetmore. Half of the first bracket was completed Monday with Axtell winning from Hiawatha V.F.W. 36 to 29; Fairview Legion 26, Bern 25, Everest 36, Centralia 28; and Horton Legion 35, Cowans 2.

With the recruitment of seven additional men, the Sabetha battery of the National Guard has reached a strength of 32 enlisted men and two officers this week, according to Lt. Don Hochstetler, commanding officer. The new recruits are Ralph E. Fouraker, William A. Deaver, Calvin F. Lamparter, William L. McFall, Lester G. Beeghly, Guy W. Johns and Raymond C. Bell.

Sabethans who heard the Sunday morning “Meditations” radio program over station WDAF, were delighted to hear the Rev. Robert E. Martin, rector of the St. John’s Episcopal church, read a poem written by Helen E. Maynard, former Sabetha. The Rev. Martin used the poem as a basis for his remarks. Helen Maynard was born and reared in Sabetha. Her father was an early day photographer and her mother conducted a millinery store. They built the building now the McQuillen Cleaning Shop, lived upstairs and had their business downstairs. After Mr. Maynard’s death his wife and two daughters moved to Kansas City. Frequently poems written by Miss Maynard appear in the Kansas City Star.

50 Years

Thursday, January 11, 1973

City officials of Sabetha announced this week that they are faced with what could become a critical shortage of fuel with which to operate the city power plant, and urged consumers to conserve electrical current whenever possible. The city itself has begun turning off the street lights around 10 o’clock in the evening, and is considering other emergency measures to save current. The shortage of natural gas, the normal fuel used at the light plant, forced the city to switch to fuel oil at the beginning of the winter weather in November. It has been rumored that this gas shortage could also result in closing down of the schools, if it becomes more serious. Several schools in the midwest have already been reported closed for various times because of the shortage of gas.

Everything is general is being delayed this winter around here. The weather is responsible for a lot of things, but at The Herald Office. It’s also the result of a major adjustment to publishing by the new offset process. As a result, publication of many good news stories (including this writer’s column and that of Tic Stice) have been delayed. The staff is trying to get caught up, and eventually you should be able to read all the news that’s fit to print, even if it’s a week or two late.

Bill Priest Goes To State. Bill Priest, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cedric Priest, Sabetha, earned a trip to the State FFA Convention to be held at K-State in June, 1973. To earn this trip Bill competed in the Northeast District FFA Public Speaking Contest Monday, December 11, at Westmoreland, where he placed fifth in the senior division. The topic of Bill’s speech was “The Great Grain Robbery,” which tells the story about the sale of wheat to the Russians. Bill’s speech parallels the grain sale with the first train robbery by the James brothers 100 year ago.

Dr. and Mrs. John F. Stone left Thursday, Dec. 21, by plane from Kansas City for Guam, where they spent the holidays with their sons, Sgt. John Stone, Mrs. Stone, Sherrif and Christopher at Anderson AFB, Guam. They report that John and family are fine. While there they enjoyed 80 degree weather. Sgt. Stone has been on tour of duty in Guam since October, 1971.

Jim Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Williams, is spending a month of independent study working in the Emergency Room at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Jim, who is a sophomore pre-med major at Baker University, will be doing this as his Inter-term project. He will be given college credit as well as gaining practical experience.

25 Years

Wednesday, January 14, 1998

Although his department was “busier” in 1997 than the preceding year and there are concerns, Sheriff Butch Clark said Nemaha County enjoys a low crime rate and is a good place to live.

BROOK — Ronald K. Brook and Kendra Shaw of Sabetha announce the birth of their son, Rhodes Keith Brook, on Nov. 20, 1997, at the Sabetha Community Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.

ARGABRIGHT — Brandi Garber and Josh Argabright, Sabetha, announce the birth of a daughter, Jenna Lyn Argabright, on Dec. 31, 1997, at the Sabetha Community Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long.

Carol Edwards would like to serve more than just a good meal to those coming to the Sabetha Nutrition Center for lunch. Edwards started as the Nemaha County Senior Service’s Sabetha Nutrition Center’s site manager Jan. 6. “I have visions of it becoming a little more social than just eat and run,” she said. “Most do come in a little early to set down, have a cup of coffee and talk. “Down the road, I’d like to see it become more than a nutrition center. I would like to include some entertainment, a little card playing or dominos. It (the center) has to remain a one-man operation because of financing. Right now, I’m dreaming.”

10 Years

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Sabetha Community Hospital’s First Baby in 2013 is Jordan Richard Golladay, who made his appearance at 4:02 p.m. Thursday, January 3. The son of Vern and Gretchen Golladay of Auburn, Nebraska, he weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

At the end of 13 rounds, Kesair Brubeck, a seventh-grade student at Sabetha Middle School, claimed the victory at the 2012-2013 annual Sabetha PTO Spelling Bee, which was held Friday afternoon, Jan. 4, at the Sabetha Middle School auditorium. SMS eighth-grade student Olivia Bachtold was the runner-up.

Picture: The temperature shows 17 degrees as more than 20 human running enthusiasts and one canine gather under the United Bank and Trust sign Monday night, December 31, 2012, at the stroke of midnight in an estimated 3-to-4 inches of new snow to begin the annual 2-mile Sabetha New Year’s Eve Midnight Run, which follows a route from the bank to the Sabetha High School flagpole and back.

Visitors to the United Methodist Church youth building enjoy refreshments and fellowship during the Open House Sunday afternoon, January 6.

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