125 Years

Thursday, March 24, 1898

A bouquet of millinery bargains that are redolent with the rare scent of quality, radiant with fashionable beauty and all at prices unequalled anywhere outside the large cities, at Mrs. Maynard’s.

Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Haines and Mrs. Mary Cotton arrived home from their Mexican trip Saturday. They report having enjoyed their sojourn in the sunny southland immensely, and H. C. Haines can hold a crowd of listeners spellbound on the street corners at any hour of the day, recounting the wonders and open-handed hospitality of the delightfully picturesque republic on our southern borders.

The ladies of the Baptist church will hold their annual Easter bazaar at G.A.R. hall, Saturday, April 9th. In connection with it they will serve two first class meals. An elegant hot dinner from 11:30 a.m., to 1:30 p.m., consisting of roast meats, cream potatoes, baked beans, tea, coffee, pie, doughnuts, and eggs in every style. Supper served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Salads, cold meats, ham and eggs, cake, tea, coffee, etc. Meals 20c. Come early and avoid the rush.

A competent authority on Alaska estimates that 100,000 people will go into the Klondike region this year, whose expenses for the year at $600 each will amount to $60,000,000! The same authority thinks the output of gold cannot be above $15,000,000. Here is a long sermon in a very few words. An undetermined portion of the 100,000 will have to lose $45,000,000. The would-be Klondiker could easily figure out his chances from this estimate. His “expectation,” as the life insurance men would say, is not very flattering.

100 Years

Thursday, March 22, 1923

Sabetha is to have a new mayor this spring, and its up to the people whether they have one who will conscientiously do his best for the town. And whether he is a man of ability one who has made good in his own business. A town in voting for its mayor should do as any business man would do in considering the applicants for a big job: require references, and take the applicant who has made good. That is exactly what Sabetha voters should do in casting their votes for mayor this spring. The candidate who has a reputation for honesty, integrity, and ability in managing its own business affairs will make a good mayor. It’s up to Sabetha voters.

Wednesday was window washing day on Main Street, Sabetha.

Let the Baker Do the Work. You will be the gainer and will have our delicious rolls, the kind that mother made, and the famous Blue Ribbon bread, which is unexcelled, and delicious cream puffs. Harold Krotzinger Bakery.

75 Years

Wednesday, March 24, 1948

Sabetha’s first prefabricated house will be erected by George Baskett and Norman Morgan as soon as foundations are ready. Excavation was scheduled to begin today, and should be ready for the house in a couple of weeks. The house is being erected on North Twelfth St., north of Mrs. Madelyn Leuze’s home. The house, which is expected to be completed by June 1 or before, will be of basementless construction, with two bedrooms, dinette, living room, kitchen, bath, utility room, and attached garage. It will occupy a lot and a half. Upon completion, it will be equipped with built-ins and fixtures, and then used as a demonstration home for a time before it is either sold or rented.

The Chick Boyes Players, famous in the days of tent shows,will be in Sabetha for a stage show to be held in the city auditorium Thursday, April 8, according to an announcement by the Sabetha post of the American Legion, which is sponsoring their appearance here. Outstanding among the old groups which some years ago made annual stands under the “big top,” the Boyes players have not played in Sabetha for some eight years. They will bring a balanced program of drama, vaudeville and music, featuring personal appearance by radio entertainers who have performed daily over station KGFW for the past five years. Proceeds from the show will be used by the Legion in its local program, including completion of the memorial at the cemetery, financing of delegates to Boys’ State, and its junior baseball program.

Sabetha was well represented at the county American Legion meeting at Bern Monday evening. The group included Eugene Pfielder, Andy Nohl, Hugh Hook, Lawrence Lanning, Paul Lukert, Charles Aeschilman, Harold Chandler, Ben Grimm, Max Leuze, Elmer Bartram, Elba Stine. Junior baseball was discussed.

Philco radios – if you have a radio to trade, come see us. Liberal allowance on your old radio, balance on monthly payment plan. We have the General Motor Payment Plan on any appliance in our store. Robberts Tire and Supply

50 Years

Thursday, March 22, 1973

At a special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Farmers State Bank of Sabetha held Tuesday afternoon, a realignment of the officer personnel was announced. MF “Max” Mock was advanced to Chairman of the Board of Directors, while Jack Mock was elevated to the position of president of the bank. In a third change, Merle Althouse was named as the new Cashier of the bank. Mel Deaver will retain his position as executive vice president. The changes in the executive structure of the bank officers should put to rest the avalanche of rumors that have swept the community in recent weeks, regarding the possible sale of the bank to outside interests. New president Jack Mock also announced that plans are proceeding immediately to remodel the interior of the present bank building to add the area that presently houses the Peoples Savings and Loan office. This space will become the new bookkeeping department for the bank, and will also furnish a “walk up” window facility for customers. Peoples Savings and Loan will move their office to new quarters on Main Street.

The Seneca hospital proponents revealed their proposed financing for the first time in the Monday issue of The Seneca Courier Tribune, They admitted that it would not be possible to finance the construction of the new hospital with the proposed two mill levy, although this is the impression that has been given to many of the voters. In answer to a reader’s question, the Courier stated that the plan is to issue revenue bonds, presumably in the amount of two million dollars, and then use the two mill levy to pay the interest on these bonds. They also state that they “hope to gain allocation of the maximum amount, or $600,000” in Hill Burton government grant funds, and that they would seek donations and use reserves accumulated by the Nemaha Valley hospital. They did not say how much they expected to received in donations, or the amount in the “reserves.”

Legal notices appearing in this issue of The Herald announce the first step in the proposed street improvement project for this year in Sabetha. A more complete report on the streets involved will be reported in next week’s Herald. Some of the streets will be paved by resolution, some by petition and some by hearing. Around 21 blocks within the city limits are included.

On Saturday, March 3, the Northeast District FFA State Farmer Selection Meeting was held at Holton, Kansas. The Degree of State Farmer is the highest degree the State Association of Future Farmers of America can bestow upon its members, as only two per cent of the state membership can be selected for the degree of State Farmer. Selection for this award is based on several areas, which are leadership, farm machinery, supervised farming program, record books and scholastic ability. The selection is based not on just one year, but over the four years the member is in vocational agriculture. The member has to build his program from the first year he enters, and develop it each year until he makes application for the award.

The Wetmore Public Library has made plans for a Story Time for preschool children, 10:00 a.m., Wednesdays, April 11 and 18. Parents and baby sitters may pick up their children after 10:30 a.m. Parents are requested to enroll their preschool children (those in their fourth and fifth year), before April 4.

25 Years

Wednesday, March 25, 1998

Roscoe “Rocky” Rorabaugh, former superintendent of Morrill schools, has been selected for induction into the Kansas State High School Activities Association Hall of Fame for 1998. “I feel honored to receive this induction into the Hall of Fame and very humble when I look at the pictures on the wall in Topeka,” Rorabaugh said. “They are the greatest of Kansas educators and I’m appreciative of being nominated by my successor (superintendent of Ellis schools) Clair Beecher. “In addition, my thanks goes out to the community of Morrill, my first job as an administrator where the three board members were great and gave me a jump start in school administration.” Rorabaugh acquired an impressive list of accomplishments during his 40-year career as a Kansas educator.

A housing shortage and good home-buying economic climate combined to increase residential valuations in Sabetha again this year. Thurman Miller, Nemaha County appraiser, said the annual market study indicated an overall increase in Sabetha residential properties of 5.9 percent. State law requires the appraiser’s office in each count to make and publish market studies annually. That is the average trend, Miller noted, and individual properties may be either greater or smaller. The Sabetha residential valuation increase was the highest in the county, but only just. The study indicated residential real estate valuations in Seneca increased by an almost identical amount (5.8 percent).

10 Years

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Photo: The candle is lit for weekly Wednesday afternoon Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Sabetha on March 13, after it was announced that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope.

Announcing the 100th anniversary of the U.S. 36 Highway Association on March 21, 2013, is rather unique, according to the Kansas Legislative Research Department. Their findings reveal only a handful of highway associations remain active. There are more than 500 members across Kansas. Strength in numbers is what has sustained this organization.

Sabetha High School graduate Lindsay McNary is a freshman at Kansas State University studying television broadcast journalism and public relations as a double major. Lately, McNary has found herself busy as usual as she juggles many talents and commitments. At K-State, McNary is a part of the Kansas State University Dodge ball team, dances with the KSU Swing and Two Step Club, is a deejay for the Wildcat 91.9, named “Little Miss Mix,” with her own specialty show and much more. McNary is employed at Power Hits 97.5 KJCK in Junction City and is overnight personality and talent.

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