July 7, 1939
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SCENE OF WEDDING
Popular LeMars Young Woman Becomes a Bride
The First Baptist Church in this city was the scene of a pretty wedding
Wednesday evening, when Miss Mildred Tindall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D.
Tindall of Washington Township became the bride of Richard Hunter of
Rockwell City, Iowa.
The ceremony was witnessed by a large concourse of people in addition to
relatives and friends of the contracting parties.
The ceremony took place at 7:30 o’clock and was performed by Rev. S. Alva
Jones, pastor of the church.
Will Hunter, Robert Moreton, of Rockwell City and Clark Tindall were ushers.
Carrie Lee Hunter acted as flower girl and Rolland J. Tindall as ringbearer.
The bride was attended by Miss Gladys Hunter of Rockwell City and Richard
Tindall of Oklahoma City, Okla., was groomsman.
The altar and chancel of the church was prettily decorated with summer
flowers and the bridal colors, blue and white.
Mary Tindall presided at the organ and played the processional and
recessional marches. Mrs. Richard Tindall played Tannhauser’s “Evening Star”
preceding the service and Stanley Tindall sang, “Because” and “Homing.”
The bride was given in marriage by her father, J.D. Tindall, and escorted
down the aisle met the bridegroom and attendants at the floral altar where
the marital vows were pledged.
The bride appeared charming in her wedding gown of white silk net with
wedding veil trimmed in net and fastened in coronet effect with a wreath of
pearls. She carried a bouquet of tea roses and asters. The bridesmaid wore a
pretty dress blue net with accessories to match and carried a bouquet of
sweet peas and roses.
RECEPTION AT CHURCH PARLORS
A reception was held in the church parlors following the service attended by
eighty guests and refreshments were served.
The bridal couple left on a trip to Lake Okoboji and other northern lakes.
The bride’s going away dress was a pretty dark suit with accessories to
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Tindall and grew up in this
community. She is a graduate of LeMars high school and later engaged in
special work in Cedar Falls. She is active in community and church life and
a popular member of the younger circle in the community.
She and her husband will make their home in Rockwell City where Mr. Hunter
is manager of an oil station and tourist camp.
LAURINE FELLER BECOMES BRIDE
Marries Lyle Rosburg of Remsen
The marriage of Miss Laurine Feller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Feller,
of LeMars, and Lyle Rosburg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Rosburg of Remsen, was
solemnized at 8 o’clock Monday morning in St. Mary’s church at Remsen. Rev.
M. A. Schemel, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony. The bridal
couple were attended by Nick Feller, brother of the bride, and Miss Marie
Rosburg, sister of the bridegroom.
The bride was charming in a gown of white satin and veil finger-tip length,
and carried a bouquet of pink roses and baby breath. The bridesmaid wore a
dress of pink chiffon and hat to match and a corsage of pink roses.
Following a ceremony, breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s
grandmother. A three-course dinner was served at the home of the bride’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Feller, at LeMars. The room and tables were
beautifully decorated in the bride’s chosen colors, blue, pink and white. A
large wedding cake formed an attractive centerpiece.
Mrs. Wm. Colling of Remsen was kitchen hostess and Miss Josephine Feller,
sister of the bride, dining room hostess. Table honors were given to Misses
LeOra, Virginia and Dorothy Feller and Etheline Gengler. After a brief
honeymoon, the groom and bride will make their home on a farm east of
EDINGER FAMILY OBSERVE REUNION
Descendants of Early Settler In County
Members of the Edinger family held their annual reunion in the LeMars
Municipal Park Sunday. The Edingers were pioneers in Plymouth County,
settling here in the early eighties.
Mrs. Robert McCurdy of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Mrs. E.W. Bauvia, of
Vermillion, S.D., were present. They are the two surviving members of the
older generation of the Edinger family.
Among the descendants of the older group were; Robert McCurdy, the Williams
and Reed families, Sioux Falls, S.D.; T. V. Petersen, Paul Petersen, George
Clarke, R. L. Towns families, E.W. Bouvia, H.C. Bouvia and Mrs. Floyd
Crandall, Sioux City; W.H. Williams and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Petersen,
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bowers, Allen Bowers, Kingsley; Jesse Edwards and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bowers, LeMars; Richard Bowers and family,
Anthon, Iowa; Mrs. Carl Sullivan and children, Okaton, S.D.
Forty-nine family members and nine guests were seated at a picnic dinner.
Among the features of the reunion were group singing, solos and readings.
Mrs. B. Bouvia is secretary of the association.
LE MARS OLDEST SCHOOL BUILDING TO BE WRECKED
Clark School Erected in 1883 and 1884
The new grade school house on First Avenue NW will be ready for use with the
opening of the fall term and the school board will receive bids July 20 for
wrecking the old building.
The Clark school was erected in 1883-84 and is the oldest school building
now in use in LeMars. It cost $12,000 and estimates secured four year ago
placed its replacement cost at $44,000. After a half century it was valued
for insurance at more than its original cost. It had reached the point where
it required expensive repairs almost every year, it could not be made
fireproof or completely modernized and the board decided to take advantage
of an offered PWA grant to replace it with a one-story modern and fireproof
school building which is now completed and being furnished.
The Clark school was built seven or eight years later than the old
three-story high school building, which was torn down about thirty-five
years ago, when the present main high school building was erected on the
In the early 70s school was held in several buildings in town, one of the
first locations being a frame school on Third Street SE on the present site
of the Ideker residence.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Stella Criswell, who has been ill at her home of a heart attack, is
Roy McArthur left on Wednesday for Ida Grove where he is employed with a
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Darville left Sunday for their home in Sioux City after a
two weeks visit with relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Utech of Lakefield, Minn., spent the weekend at the Ed
Pech and Henry Ioos homes.
Howard Nanninga of San Jose, Calif., arrived here Wednesday for a visit with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Nanninga.
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Burris, son, Eldon, and daughter, Verna, of Sioux City,
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Buss, July 4.
Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Kennedy, daughter, Doris, and son, Dennie, of Hawarden,
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Penning on the Fourth.
Word was received last week by relatives here of the birth of a son, Roger
Ellis, to Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Lancaster, of Santa Monica, Calif.
Sadie and John Alderson entertained Mrs. C. E. Ewin, daughters, Frances and
Ruth, and son, Vernon, of LeMars at a picnic dinner on the Fourth.
Mrs. Albert Penning had the misfortune to severely injure her right hand in
a wringer while assisting with washing at the home of Mrs. Oscar Gatzke
Relatives here received word last week of the marriage of Miss Joyce
McArthur, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miles McArthur of Sheldon, to John
Rensink, of Sheldon, on June 20.
Glen Hinde and Lloyd Nanninga returned Wednesday to Kingsley where they are
employed in road construction after spending the weekend at their homes
A group of friends and neighbors surprised Miss Martha Janssen on Monday
evening, the occasion being her eighteenth birthday anniversary. The evening
was spent playing games and refreshments were served.
Guests at the home of Mrs. Margaret Rees on July 4 were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Rees and son, Larry, of Ravenna, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jenkins,
daughters, Charlotte and Marcella, and son, Darrell, of Sioux City.
The Ladies Aid met Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Fred Pech with a good
attendance. A social hour followed the business session and the hostess
served refreshments. Visitors were Mrs. Orpha Noble, Mrs. John Prichard and
Miss Leona Laughton.
Mr. and Mrs. John DeRaad, Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Fulton and son, and Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Madden and family of Kingsley joined Mr. and Mrs. Elmer DeRaad
and family and Mr. and Mrs. Albert DeRaad and children here and went to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rock of Ocheyedan Sunday for a family reunion.
A large crowed attended the Fourth of July celebration held at the Pine
Grove at Seney. A program was given in the morning followed by a picnic
lunch at noon. A ball game between a group of married men and bachelors was
a feature of the afternoon, ending in a score of 3 to 1 in favor of the
single men. Races and a ladies ball throwing contest ended the sports.
BRUNSVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Jack McHale of Whiting, Iowa, spent the weekend with his mother.
Mary Johlfs of Marshall, Minn., is visiting in the Henry Harms home.
Phil Vernon of Lake View spent the weekend in the home of his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harms and family left on Monday for a week at Lake
Mr. and Mrs. George Botsford of Lake Benton, Minn., spent the weekend in the
Mrs. Tillie Utesch home.
St. Peters church observed Children’s Day on Sunday after the usual services
and a picnic was held in the LeMars park.
Misses Harriett and Phyllis Harms entertained a number of friends at a
dancing party at the Country Club Tuesday evening.
Herman Oltmans is a patient at the Sacred Heart Hospital where he underwent
an operation for appendicitis on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Schilmoeller of Struble and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Flachman and
children of Craig spent Tuesday in the Gert Siebens home.
Miss Tillie Siebens and Mrs. Ben Eilks spent last week in Iowa City. Lois
Eilks, who has been attending summer school there, returned home with them.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Osborne of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Tillie Wilkenson and
Mrs. Ed Knipple of Sioux City spent Sunday in the Gert Siebens home.
Ben Kauffman, who formerly operated a beer parlor, has sold his business to
Louis Bruns. A farewell party was given on Friday evening in the hall. The
evening was spent dancing.
Dr. and Mrs. Bendixon and daughter, Donna Lee of Ireton, spent the Fourth of
July with Mr. and Mrs. David McCuskey.
July 14, 1939
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. Lora Green entertained relatives from Spencer, Iowa, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Lancaster visited in the Gabel home at Akron, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Patrick of Brookings, S.D., visited Mrs. Stella Criswell
The Woman’s Home Missionary society will meet with Mrs. Hollis Wills
Wednesday, July 19.
Mrs. Amelia Lancaster is spending the week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Buss, of LeMars.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Rees are the parents of a girl born Monday, July 10,
at Sacred Heart Hospital in LeMars.
Mrs. Albert Penning was called to Hawarden Saturday by the illness of her
daughter, Mrs. Emerson Kennedy.
Mrs. Jane Hawkins returned home Thursday from a visit in the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Martha Haney, of Minneapolis.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rieke of Sioux City visited at the Frank Becker home
Saturday. Mrs. Rieke is a niece of Mr. Becker.
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Lancaster are parents of a boy, Darrell Everett, born
Thursday, July 6, at Sacred Heart Hospital in LeMars.
Mrs. Martha Cook returned home Thursday from a two weeks visit in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. George Hughes of Haxtun, Colorado.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hawkins and family and Mrs. Ella Zimmerman of LeMars
visited at the Jos. Mohan home in Sioux City Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Nanninga visited in the home of Mrs. James McDougall of
LeMars Sunday. Mrs. McDougall is on the sick list.
Mrs. John Daugherty was a guest of her sister, Mrs. John Lancaster, Jr., of
LeMars, Friday. The occasion being Mrs. Daugherty’s birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex McArthur returned home Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Irving
McArthur of Sioux City from an outing at Long Lake, Minn.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Detloff and son, Wayne, and Miss Ann Osterbuhr of LeMars
spent Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Eylers of Sioux City.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy McArthur and son, Raymond, motored to Arthur, Iowa, Sunday
where Mr. McArthur is employed. Mrs. McArthur and Raymond will stay there
for a few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Whitlock, daughter, Eleanor, and Violet Betsworth,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Betsworth, Jr., of Sioux City spent Monday in
the home of Mrs. Mary Daugherty.
Mrs. Henry Janssen and daughter, Martha, Mrs. Jeffers, Mrs. Albert Hawkins
and Mrs. Ella Zimmerman attended a meeting of the Ladies Aid society of
Grant township Lutheran church last Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Gatzke and children motored to Madison, S.D., Saturday to visit her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Matthew. They were accompanied by her mother who
spent the past week in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gatzke.
A number from this community attended the rural eighth grade graduations
exercises held in the LeMars high school auditorium Thursday. Those
graduating from here were Bonnie Lancaster, Harriet Hawkins, Raymond
McArthur and Elmer Janssen. Billy Osborne was a graduate from Fredonia
township. Raymond McArthur held the honor of being fourth in the county.
Miss Ruth McArthur entertained a group of young ladies at a miscellaneous
shower in her home Friday evening complimenting Mrs. Jack Hinde, a recent
bride. The house was decorated in the bride’s chosen colors of old rose and
blue. The evening was spent in visiting and playing games. At a late hour, a
luncheon of ice cream and cake was served. Mrs. Hinde received many lovely
July 28, 1939
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Lloyd Nanninga spent the weekend with friends at West LeMars.
Irene Durr of LeMars called on friends in Seney Saturday evening.
Mrs. A. E. Null of LeMars will entertain the Ladies Aid Society of this
place, August 2.
Mrs. Maggie Rees went to Sheldon, Iowa, on Thursday to visit her son,
Kenneth, at that place.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Goodwin and sons of Hornick, Iowa, visited at the Alex
McArthur home Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Britton of Spencer, Iowa, came Saturday to the Lora Green
home for a few days visit.
Mrs. Will Lehrman and granddaughter, Irene, of Maurice, Iowa, are visiting
at the Elmer DeRaad home.
Esther Donlin of Westfield returned to her home after a week’s visit with
her grandmother, Mrs. Martha Cook.
Mrs. Stella Criswell, who has been confined to her bed for a period of time,
is now able to be among friends again.
Lora Green returned home Thursday from a hospital at Des Moines where he has
been taking treatments for a period of weeks. Mr. Green is somewhat
Mr. and Mrs. Dock Penning, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hinde and family accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Kennedy of Hawarden spent Sunday at Lake Okoboji.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jensen (sic) and family spent Sunday with relatives at
Round Lake, Minn. Mr. Jensen (sic Janssen) reports crop conditions in that
vicinity better than ordinary.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy McArthur and son, Raymond, came home Saturday from Arthur,
Iowa, to spend Sunday. Their daughter, Ruth, went back to Arthur with them
for a vacation at that place. Mr. McArthur works with a construction
WESTFIELD: (Special Correspondence)
Albert Hummel went to Fort Dodge on business this week.
Two of the Michael girls left for Indiana Monday of this week.
Mrs. Keith Knapp and Mrs. Russell Sanford motored to Iowa City last week.
John Reed of Sioux City was in Westfield Sunday. He is a former Westfield
Mrs. Dadis of Minneapolis is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed McCue,
and brothers here.
Threshing is in progress close to Westfield on Mrs. Flynn’s place and Albert
Harrington’s near town.
Mrs. Arch Lilly spent last week with her mother at Gayville, S.D. Mrs.
Marks is ill at her home there.
Ray and Kenneth Boyd and their aunt, Miss Carol Lilly, left Sunday on a trip
through Yellowstone park.
Misses Anna and Clara Chapman motored to Orange City where they visited the
McLaughman family who are former Westfield people.
Ladies Aid met at the church Thursday and enjoyed a pleasant afternoon. Mrs.
Van Vleck and Mrs. Geo. Hummel entertained and served a fine lunch.
Dan Connolly was called Sunday night to Sioux City where his mother is ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Spaulding came last week for a visit with relatives. Mr.
Spaulding remains quite poorly.