September 1, 1939
DONALD MOHNING WINS A BRIDE
Donald Mohning, son of Mrs. Rose Mohning, of Marion township and Dorothy
Neuenschwander, daughter of Mrs. L. Neuenschwander of Remsen, were united in
marriage Thursday afternoon, August 31.
The ceremony took place at 2 o'clock at St. Paul's Evangelical church in
Remsen in the presence of relatives and a few friends. Rev. Paul Wubben
pastor of the church conducted the service.
Prior to the reading of the liturgy Miss Maxine Schulte sang "Oh Sweet
Mystery of Life." The bride was attired in traveling suit of blue with
accessories to match. She was attended by her sister, Miss Marie
Neuenschwander, and the bridegroom was attended by his brother, Stanley
Elmer Neuenschwander, brother of the groom and Merlyn Mohning, cousin of the
bridegroom were ushers.
A wedding dinner in four courses was served at the home of the bride and a
reception held in the evening for the young couple.
The bride and bridegroom are members of pioneer Plymouth county families and
popular in the younger circles of the community.
County Superintendent Peterson attended a meeting in Primghar Wednesday at
which arrangements were made for district meeting of all primary and grade
teachers in Plymouth, Cherokee, O'Brien and Osceola counties. The meeting
will be held in Sheldon September 21. Arrangements are in charge of A.J.
Steffey of the state department of education.
FORMER RESIDENT DIES AT LONG BEACH
Word was received in LeMars this week of the death of Mrs. Augusta Ehrler at
Long Beach, Calif. Mrs. Ehrler was a resident of Struble vicinity for many
years and was better known as Mrs. Augusta Stoll. She and Mr. Ehrler moved
to California about fourteen years ago. Mr. Ehrler died a few years ago.
Mrs. Augusta Ehrler was the mother of eight children. Six are living: Arthur
Stoel, Ocheyedan; Carl in Minnesota; Frank Rochester, Minn.; Mrs. Gus
Rentschler, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Henry Rentschler and Mrs. Clara Moore,
A son, Martin, and a daughter, Mrs. Wm. Jahn, preceded her in death.
NEW SCHOOL IN FREDONIA
DISTRICT NO. 4 TO HAVE NEW BUILDING
A contract was let Monday for a new school building in District No. 4
Fredonia township to replace one that has served the district for about
sixty years. The contract price is $2,483 and provides for a building 28x28
feet with full basement and storm cave and cistern. The award went to
Berghorst & Victoria of Hull who were about $35 under the next bidder. The
furnace and septic toilets went in a separate contract to DeRuyter of Sioux
Center for $298 with allowance of $18 for some old equipment.
The new building is to be completed by November 1 and meantime school will
be held in the old building which is to be moved far enough east to permit
erection of the new one on the present site. Albert Lundgren, Morten
Mortensen and Ray Bogh are the building committee.
One of the most gratifying things about the transaction is the district has
money enough on hand to pay for the improvement without increasing taxes or
going in debt.
Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Garton and son, and Paul Lucas of Los Angeles, who spent
the summer months at LeMars and at the Garton summer home at Lake Okoboji
will leave Friday for their home at Los Angeles, Calif. They will be
accompanied by Mrs. Bertha Garton, who will remain for a six weeks visit.
MERRILL CITIZENS PLAN CELEBRATION
Plans for the Agricultural Days in Merrill are rapidly being completed by
the committees in charge of the celebration. Premium lists have been
distributed to every residence in the Merrill trade territory. Prizes being
offered in the colt show and agricultural hall in many cases are higher than
those being paid by county fairs and a large entry list is expected in these
One change in the program was made the past week in that a baseball game
will be substituted for the polo game on the second day. Two of the best
clubs in the county will stage the game.
Interest in the team pulling contest is at fever heat since the farm bureau
picnic last week and this feature alone will bring fans from all over the
county to Merrill.
HORSES PERISH IN FARM FIRE
Fire at the farm occupied by David Vanderham, six miles northeast of Akron
in Portland township at an early hour Wednesday morning destroyed a large
barn on the place. Two horses were incinerated and a quantity of hay and
several sets of harness were destroyed.
The origin of the fire is unknown and when the flames were first seen it was
impossible to save the horses which perished with screams of agony.
Neighbors responded to a general alarm over the telephone system and members
of the Akron fire department responded to a call and prevented the fired
from spreading to adjacent buildings and the house.
G.W. Kluckhohn of this city owns the farm and carries insurance on the
buildings. The loss on the building is about $1,500.
A barn on the same spot was destroyed by lightning on Decoration Day three
Workmen just completed a job on shingling on the house on the premises
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Miss Martha Bunge of West LeMars spent Friday with Miss Martha Janssen.
Mrs. J. Daugherty, who is a patient at the Sacred Heart hospital with a
broken hip, is reported slowly improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kurtz and daughter of Merrill visited with Mrs. Kurtz's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Reeves, Sunday.
Mrs. Clarence Reeves accompanied by Mrs. C.L. Nevins of LeMars attended a
Free Methodist camp meeting in Sioux City Thursday.
Rev. A.E. Laux of Minneapolis arrived Tuesday for a visit with Rev. and Mrs.
Richard Mohler. Mrs. Mohler is a daughter of Rev. Laux.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gould of Watertown, S.D., called on old friends here
Monday. Mr. Gould was a Seney resident a number of years ago.
Members of the Buss-Hawkins threshing ring met at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Hawkins Wednesday for a social evening. Icecream, cake and watermelon
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin McArthur, sons, Ronald and Gordon, and daughter, Joyce
Ann, of LeMars, are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. McArthur's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. McArthur.
Rev. and Mrs. W.C. Bergman and son, George, of Arthur, Iowa, called on
friends here Thursday. They were guests of Mrs. Lizzie Hawkins. Rev. Bergman
is a former pastor of the Seney church, moving away five years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Reeves and Miss Leora Jennings of LeMars have returned
home from a two weeks trip to the west. Enroute they visited the George
Hughes home at Haxtun, Colo., and relatives at Red Cloud and Guide Rock,
The Seney school with Miss Arlene Boysen of LeMars as primary teacher and
Miss Nina Forbes of Kingsley as teacher of the grammar room, will open
Monday, September 4. Miss Boysen and Miss Forbes have rented the John
Osborne residence and will lived there during the school year.
About twenty young friends surprised Miss Ruth McArthur at her home Friday
evening at a farewell party. The evening was spent in games and visiting as
the self-invited guests served ice cream and cake at its close. Miss
McArthur left Sunday for Westside, Iowa, where she began work as teacher in
the public school Monday.
The committee of ladies planning the annual chicken supper to be held in the
Seney community hall Thursday evening, September 7, met in the basement of
the church Monday. [there is a line missing] .and Married Meeter Sunday
school classes will join in sponsoring the supper and hope to make it even
more of a success than the Seney chicken suppers have been in the past.
A church night social will be held in the community hall on Saturday
evening, September 2. Families are requested to bring sandwiches and a
covered dish and a pot luck supper will be served at 6:30. A program will
follow including an address by the district superintendent, Dr. John
Madison, of Sioux City. The district quarterly conference will be held and
board members are urged to be present.
A large group of friends and neighbors met at the Henry Janssen home at a
birthday party on August 24 in honor of Lorens Janssen and Herman Wessels.
The guest list included Mr. and Mrs. Dick Janssen, Mrs. C.L. Janssen, Mr.
and Mrs. Karl Wessels and family, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wessels, Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Gert Von Hagel, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Janssen, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Johnson and daughter Ardis, Mr. and Mrs. John Popken and daughter
Norma, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Oltman, all of Craig vicinity; Mr. and Mrs.
Victor Bunge, Mrs. Bunge and daughter Martha, Bernice Van Whye, Eva Eilers,
Leonard Dirks, and Regina Harms, of West LeMars. The evening was spent
playing games, visiting and luncheon was served.
FREDONIA: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. and Mrs. Nis Kloster and children left Wednesday for a trip to Des
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bogh, Sylvia and Gwendolin, visited John Walinga in
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bogh and daughters were guests of Evan Parry at Kingsley
T. Kloster left Wednesday for West Branch, Iowa, to attend the district
conference of the Iowa Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Harris and daughter, Ann Marie, and Mrs. Polly of Marshalltown, Iowa,
visited Mrs. Nis Kloster Sunday and Monday.
A group of ladies from Gethsemane Lutheran Church and Dorcas Aid society
were entertained in the home of Mrs. Niels Petersen in honor of Mrs. Alvin
Petersen of Marcus.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bogh, and Sylvia, went to Inwood Monday to bring home
Gwendolin, who has been visiting in the home of Jake Porter, former resident
of Fredonia township.
September 11, 1939
ADRIAN HOLSTER CALLED BY DEATH
Funeral Services Will Be Held on Tuesday Afternoon
Death claimed Adrian Holster, a long time resident of this community, at his
home here Sunday morning. Mr. Holster had been in failing health for some
time, but was able to be around until his last sickness.
Adrian Holster, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Holster, was born February 29,
1856, at Akrum, Netherlands. As a young man, he came to America in 1884,
and settled at Orange City, Iowa. He engaged in the veterinarian practice
all his life and was widely known in Plymouth and Sioux counties. He
married Elizabeth Hoofstra and to this union one child was born, who
preceded him in death. After the death of his wife, he later married
Cynthia Koopmans. Mr. and Mrs. Holster came to LeMars in 1900, where he
continued his practice until 1928, two years after the death of his wife.
Surviving to mourn his loss are two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Smith, Los
Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Cynthia Kale, LeMars; three sons, Peter, of Akron;
John, of Carnes; and Nick of Nampa, Idaho. There are also 21 grandchildren
and 14 great grandchildren. He also leaves one brother, H. P. Holster, of
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock from
Luken’s funeral home with Rev. L.L. Belk, officiating. Interment will be
made in the City Cemetery.
Mr. Holster was a member of the B. P. O. E. for many years. His passing will
be keenly felt in this vicinity by his many friends and acquaintances who
knew him as a fine Christian man and a highly respected citizen.
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
September 12, 1939
ADRIAN HOLSTER TAKEN BY DEATH
POPULAR CITIZEN OF LE MARS FOR YEARS
LeMars lost another good citizen, a friendly neighbor, popular in many
circles, when death took Adrian Holster at his home, 211 Central Avenue SW
Sunday morning after a lingering illness. Mr. Holster had been in failing
health for many months. He suffered a severe attack of illness a year ago
from which he never fully recovered, although able to be out again and was
up town within a few days of his death.
Adrian Holster lived in LeMars for the past thirty-nine years and in his
younger days practiced his profession of veterinary.
He came from the Netherlands, Europe, his native country, when a young man
in the early eighties and owned fine farms near Carnes in Sioux county. He
was born at Akrum, Holland February 29, 1856.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Smith, of Los Angeles, Calif.,
Mrs. S. M. Kale, of LeMars; three sons, Peter Holster, of Akron, John
Holster, of Carnes, Nick Holster, of Nampa, Idaho; twenty-one grandchildren;
fourteen great grandchildren; and one brother, H. P. Holster, living in
The final services will be held this Tuesday afternoon at the Luken funeral
chapel at 2 o’clock. Rev. L.L. Belk, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran church,
will officiate and burial will be made in the City cemetery.
Dr. A. Holster was a member of LeMars Lodge No. 408, Order of Elks. He was
well liked and esteemed in a large acquaintance in LeMars and northwestern
MERRILL: (From the Record)
Gerald W. Brown left Thursday for Pierce, Neb., to teach in the high school
the coming year.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hoefling of LeMars attended the Nelson family reunion at
Des Moines this weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lilly attended the funeral of Mrs. Kate Duggan at Sioux
City in the Cathedral Saturday.
Miss Pearl Manz has accepted a new position this year and started teaching
Monday at a Sioux City school.
Wallace June returned last week from Milbank, S.D., where he has been
employed the past three months.
Chas. Dennler and daughter, Dorothy, are visiting a few weeks with his
brother, Frank Dennler, at Greybull, Wyoming.
AKRON: (From the Register-Tribune)
John Stone of Sioux Falls, visited here with his friend, Sidney Moore, last
Ben. Hartman and Ralph Latham returned today from North Dakota, where they
have been working the harvest fields for several weeks.
Miss Eunice Burket returned last week from LeMars, where she has been
employed by Miss Verna Baldwin in the café at the municipal park during the
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Johnson were over from Odebolt, Iowa, this week and
arranged to move their household goods to Odebolt, where Mr. Johnson is
employed in a store.
Mrs. James Klauer completely severed the little finger of her left hand,
between the second joint and knuckle, while cutting meat with a cleaver in
the Klauer market last evening.
Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Phippin, Mrs. Minnie Fitch, Mrs. J. P. Frees and Mrs.
Helen Corron motored here from Spirit Lake, Iowa, Thursday for a visit in
the home of the former’s daughter, Mrs. Ruth Swift.
Mrs. W. J. Davidson, of this city, was quite upset by the sinking of the
Athenia, as her cousin, James Black, was captain of the liner for many
years, and his son may have been a seaman on the boat. Capt. Black died of
heart trouble about two years ago.
Mrs. Vernon Rossow and children, Gordon and Norma Lee, motored to her former
home, Farnhamville, Iowa, for a visit over the weekend with her brother,
from California, and other relatives. It was the first time all the children
of the family have been together in nine years.
Mrs. August Erickson, southeast of town, was also very much concerned as to
the safety of her cousin, Gus Anderson, well known world traveler and
lecturer, who was a passenger on the Athenia, returning to the United States
from abroad. Later reports were that Mr. Anderson was among the passengers
Next Tuesday, September 12, is the day for everyone to forget their worries
and cares, and come and spend an enjoyable afternoon and evening at the
Farmer’s and Merchants’ Picnic, which is to be held at the city park, in
Akron. Everyone in the entire territory surrounding Akron is cordially
invited to come.
Born, twins, a son and a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Osterbuhr, at Akron
hospital, September 1; a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Neil G. McLane of Akron,
September 4; a son, to Mr. and Mrs. John Huettmann, south of town, at Akron
hospital, September 1; a son, to Mr. and Mrs. John Henrich, southeast of
town, at Akron hospital, September 4, 1939.
IRETON: (From the Ledger)
Ronald Kidwiler of San Diego, Calif., visited friends here Thursday and
Friday. Ronald is a former Ireton boy.
A reunion of the Eilts family was held Monday, September 4, at the McKennan
park in Sioux Falls, S.D., where a fine picnic dinner was one of the main
events of the day.
Leonard Gerrits, who was recently thrown from a horse and injured his arm,
was in LeMars this week where the injured member was X-rayed. The X-ray
disclosed a fractured elbow.
People of Ireton and vicinity are considerably concerned over Pier
Aldershof, editor and owner of the Ireton Ledger, who went to Holland a few
weeks ago and as far as anyone knows is still there.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert DeRaad, Sr., were surprised Thursday evening, when a
group of friends and neighbors called to help them celebrate their 40th
wedding anniversary. The evening was spent socially and lunch was served.
Relatives here received word that Mrs. Kate Darling of Pasedena, Calif., a
former Ireton resident, broke her leg recently while on the beach. Mrs.
Darling is 88 years of age, and a sister of John Vlotho and Mrs. August
Vander Hamm. While living here, she made her home on what is now known as
the Lorenz Bertram farm.
The first annual meeting of the Morrison family association was held at
McKennan park, Sioux Falls, S.D., Sunday, August 27, with fifty members
present. The officers elected for the year were: president, Alexander
Morrison, Jr., of Montrose; secretary, Mrs. Fred Schuette of Ireton. This
reunion is to be an annual affair.
September 14, 1939
BROTHERS KILLED IN CAR-TRUCK CRASH
Lawrence Kounkel, 19, and Fred Kounkel, 17, of Lincoln township, are due to
a car-truck accident on highway 75, between Leeds and the county line, which
happened about 3:30 Wednesday morning.
Three other occupants of the car suffered less serious injuries. They are
Margie Casper, 18, Bernard Muecke, 18, and Merlin Ideker, 17, all of Lincoln
It was reported the car was enroute north on No. 75, and met the truck,
drive by Herman C. Rohr, with which it sideswiped. According to reports the
car swerved and finally left the road and landed right side up in the ditch,
and the truck overturned but the driver escaped serious injury.
Lawrence was killed almost instantly, and Fred died Wednesday afternoon in a
Sioux City hospital where he had been rushed in an ambulance after the
At the hospital it was found that all of the injured had sustained head
injuries but not supposed to be serious.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, Sept. 15, from the home at
1:30, and from Trinity Lutheran Church at 2 o'clock.
September 15, 1939
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Mrs. George Clark of Akron was a Seney visitor Sunday.
Rev. and Mrs. H. V. Riggs and family of Moville were visitors at the
Miss Ruth McArthur, who is teaching school at Westside, Iowa, spent the
weekend at her home here.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cooney and son, Judd, of Luverne, Minn., visited Sunday
with Clarence Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. White and Mrs. Coulton of Sioux City visited at the home
of A.D. Jeffers Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gruber of Alton were visitors at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. A. McArthur Sunday.
The Volunteer Sunday School class will hold a watermelon social on the
church lawn Tuesday evening, September 19.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Becker motored to Hudson, S.D., Tuesday and spent the day
with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Woodhouse.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer DeRaad and daughter, Shirley Ann, visited Mr. DeRaad's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John DeRaad, of Kingsley, Sunday.
Edward Laux student minister from Baylor University at Waco, Texas, will
preach the morning service at the Seney Church Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Rees and family and Albert Penning motored to Sioux
Falls, S.D., on Sunday where they attended a family picnic.
A. McArthur, who has been suffering for some time from a bone infection in
his leg, entered the LeMars hospital Tuesday for treatment.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Van Roekel of Tillamook, Oregon, are visiting at the
home of Mrs. Van Roekel's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Janssen.
Mrs. Mary Daugherty, Sr., who has been a patient in the Sacred Heart
hospital with a broken hip for the past three weeks, is in a serious
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Detloff and daughter, Sandra, and Carl Detloff, all of
Mishawaka, Ind., left for their homes Saturday, after a weeks visit with Mr.
and Mrs. Will Detloff.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Janssen and family and Mrs. A.D. Jeffers attended the
fiftieth anniversary celebration of Christ Lutheran Church in Grant
Township. Rev. Bunge is pastor.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Gatzke and children moved Friday to a farm in Union
township where Mr. Gatzke is employed. The Gatzke family have lived in Seney
for the past two years and while here have made many friends who regret
their leaving the community.
The annual chicken supper sponsored by the Samaritan and Married Meeter
Sunday school classes was well attended. The usual fine cooperation of
LeMars people was much appreciated and contributed largely to the success of
the affair. The sum of sixty dollars was realized to add in balancing the
ELKHORN: (Special Correspondence)
Ed Plendl and Del Spink were visiting at Ida Grove last Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Bolton and family visited at Hurley, S.D., Sunday.
Albert and Raymond Fletcher drove to Coon Rapids, Iowa, Tuesday, on
Misses Darlene French and LaVonne Henry have enrolled at Western Union
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Page was taken to the Methodist
hospital in Sioux City Monday for treatment.
Miss Bonnie Lu Hedges of Moville has enrolled in the Kingsley school and is
staying with her aunt, Mrs. Albert Fletcher.
Miss Ethel Pratt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pratt, will return to
Wayne Normal College at Wayne, Neb., this week.
Mrs. Julius Kehrberg returned home Sunday after spending several days with
her sister, Mrs. Nels Bostrom, at Concord, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Murray and family of Kingsley, Mr. and Mrs. Tony
Steffen of Halliday, N.D., were visitors in the H.C. Fletcher home last
A wedding of interest to friends took place at Dell Rapids, S.D., August 20,
when Miss Mary Agnes Ginsbach and Louis Geraets were united in marriage.
Mary Agnes is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ginsbach, former
residents of Elkhorn. Mr. and Mrs. Geraets will live on a farm at Dell
September 21, 1939
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR BROTHERS
Funeral services were conducted last Friday afternoon in Trinity Lutheran
Church for Lawrence and Fred Kounkel, who died last week Wednesday due to
injuries sustained in an automobile-truck accident which happened on highway
75 about a mile north of Leeds.
Lawrence Fred Edward Kounkel was born September 11, 1920, in Lincoln
township, Plymouth county, Iowa, and Fred Lewis Edward Kounkel was born
September 6, 1922, in Lincoln township, Plymouth county, Iowa. Both boys
were confirmed in the same class on March 21, 1937, by Rev. R.J. Torgler, in
Trinity Lutheran Church. They received their education in local schools and
were living at home where they assisted their parents in farming operations.
They leave to mourn their sudden death their father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
John Kounkel; two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Clinton Richards, Roy,
Walter, Ralph and Viola Kounkel, all of Lincoln township, also their
maternal grandmother, Mrs. Augusta Mathwig.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the home at 1:30 and from
Trinity Lutheran Church at 2 o'clock, with Rev. H.D. Stahmer, officiating.
Burial was made in Trinity Lutheran Church cemetery.
September 22, 1939
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. and Mrs. John Hartog attended the Spencer fair Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Becker attended the fair at Spencer last week.
Edgar Lancaster and Wayne Detloff are attending Western Union College in
Mrs. Oscar Gatzke of West LeMars visited at the home of Mrs. Frank Becker
The Married Meeters Sunday school class are making plans for a fall festival
in the community hall in the near future.
The Women's Home Missionary ladies met in the hall Wednesday to can fruit
for the Wall Street Mission Children's Home in Sioux City.
Mr. and Mrs. Irving McArthur of Sioux City were guests of Mrs. A. McArthur
Sunday and visited A. McArthur, who is a patient in the LeMars hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hawkins and family motored to Sioux City Sunday to
attend the Sioux City Gospel Tabernacle where Rev. R.R. Brown of Omaha and
R.G. LeTourneau of Peoria, Ill., made addresses.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Westra and son of LeMars moved Saturday to the Will Rees
residence in Seney recently occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Gatzke. Mr.
Westra is employed by the Hartog elevator company.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hinde and son of Haxtun, Colorado, arrived Monday for a
visit with relatives. Mrs. Stella Criswell, who spent the past three weeks
with relatives in Colorado, returned home with them.
Clarence Albert had the misfortune to fall from a rack loaded with bundles
while working Wednesday, striking on his head in the fall. He sustained
severe injuries to vertebrae in his neck. His condition is slightly
Rev. Edward Laux of Waco, Texas, preached the morning sermon at the Seney
church Sunday. He returned to Waco Monday to resume his work at Baylor
University after visiting for the past week at the parsonage. He is a
brother of Mrs. Richard Mohler.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Chapman and daughter, Jean, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Cooper,
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hawkins and son, Richard, and Rev. and Mrs. Richard
Mohler motored to Spencer Friday and enjoyed a picnic dinner together on the
Mr. and Mrs. D.F. McArthur went to Artesian, S.D., last week to look after
farming interests. From there they went to Forrestburg, S.D., where they
visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hinde. Mrs. McArthur remained
there for a weeks visit. Mr. McArthur returned home Saturday.
Mrs. A.D. Jeffers and Mrs. Margaret Rees visited Mrs. Max Campbell of
Bellingham, Wash., at the home of Mrs. Arthur Blakeway in LeMars Sunday.
Mrs. Campbell is well known to older residents here. She and her husband
conducted a store in Seney 32 years ago. Mr. Campbell died two years ago.
FREDONIA: (Special Correspondence)
Forest Forman left last week for Iowa City to resume school work.
Miss Gwendolyn Bogh left Saturday for Cedar Falls to attend college.
Miss Dorothy Bogh left Wednesday for Cedar Falls to attend Teachers College.
Relatives helped Donna Gales celebrate her birthday Saturday at the John
Neilson home in Marion township.
Ethel Mortensen, Ray Nielson, Donald Lund and Ervin Lassen were among the
Spencer fair visitors Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Niels Mortensen and children and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ruden and
Walter attended Spencer fair Thursday.
Albert Lundgren, Ray Ruden and Sylvas Ruden and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bogh
attended the Spencer fair Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lou Larson of LeMars and Mr. and Mrs. Herb Larson and Lowell
helped Viola Larson celebrate her birthday Thursday.
Allen Lundgren and Harold Ruden returned home Saturday evening after
spending three weeks at fairs and bringing ten Hereford cattle from Spencer.
Relatives and friends enjoyed a picnic dinner at the home of Axel Petersen
Sunday as a farewell party on Irene Petersen who will leave Tuesday for the
Lutheran hospital in Sioux City where she starts training as a nurse.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Olson and children of Sherman, S.D., Evelyn Andersen of
Garretson, S.D., and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Larson and sons of Hinton visited
the Niels Mortensen and Axel Petersen families Saturday and Sunday.
ELKHORN: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fletcher were visitors at Lawton Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Art Lage were business visitors in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday.
Mrs. Hugh Moser and son, Gene, spent last week with her sister, Mrs. Reuben
Stabe, at Moville.
Sidney Fry of Storm Lake spent the weekend here with his wife and son at the
Fred Calkins home.
Mrs. W.D. Moser, Mrs. John Donnell and son, Dale, visited Tuesday with Mrs.
Mary Moser in LeMars.
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Kehrberg spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Nels Bostrom at Concord, Neb.
Miss Margaret Mighell of Fort Dodge, Iowa, spent the weekend at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Mighell.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Mitchell, Miss Florence McConnell and Nye McConnell visited
with relatives at Harlan and Manning Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Moser and family of Pierson, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Morgan,
son, Gale, of Quimby were guests in the W.D. Moser home Sunday.
Mary French, Doris and Randall Reinholdt, Donald Daniel Durward, Henry and
Albert Fletcher attended the Clay County fair at Spencer Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Page, Glennia and Lainys Hedges drove to Sioux City to
get their son, who has been a patient at the Methodist hospital the past
Art Lage's truck was completely destroyed by fire Wednesday morning at the
Mike Ruba farm near LeMars where Mr. Lage had gone to get a truck load of
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Atkinson, son, Roger, visited in the Same Kelso home in
Minnesota and with the uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. George Atkinson, at
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hawkins drove to Omaha, Neb., Monday, taking Charles
Phillips, who has enlisted in the Navy. They also visited with Miss June
Phillips at Council Bluffs.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Richardson and daughters drove to Spencer Tuesday where
they visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Squire. Their daughter, Francis
Harriet, remained for a longer visit with her grandparents.
Mrs. Wesley Pratt was hostess to the Elkhorn farm women's club at her home
Thursday afternoon. At the meeting the following officers were re-elected:
Mrs. Art Lage, chairman; Mrs. Frank Bainbridge, vice-chairman; Mrs. H.C.
Fletcher, secretary. At the close of the business session the history of the
club was read, written by Mrs. H.C. Fletcher. A social hour followed and
lunch was served.
Mrs. Otto Kranz, who is having serious trouble with her eye, has been
staying the past two weeks at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lou Reinking,
south of Kingsley. Guests in the Reinking home Sunday visiting with Mrs.
Kranz were Mr. Otto Kranz and family, Mrs. Ed Reinking and Estelle, Misses
Martha and Clara Rock, Evelyn Grabe, Edna Monekton, Mr. and Mrs. John Wink
and Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Reinking.
As a courtesy to their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Rex B. Jones of
Idaho Falls, Idaho, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Martin of Storm Lake entertained a
group of relatives and friends at Copeland Park at Correctionville Sunday. A
bountiful picnic dinner was served at noon. Informal visiting was the
afternoon pastime. Among guests were Mr. and Mrs. Keith Martin, son Bryant,
of Rolfe, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Martin, son, Wayne, daughter, Verlen, Mr. and
Mrs. Lyle Davis and daughter, Mrs. Ada Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Claussen,
Mrs. Pete Sullivan and children of Mapleton, Mr. and Mrs. Grovie Martin of
Smithland, Mrs. Farsina Martin and daughter, Velma, Ollie Riddle, son,
Gerald, Mrs. Boyers of Anthon, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Milligan, son, Archie,
T.S. Riddle and Mrs. Willie Ivan of Battle Creek, Mrs. Orpha Fletcher, son
Frank, H.C. Fletcher, son, Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Plendl, Mr. and Mrs. Dell
Spink, Robert Trout, Miss Daisy Henry, Raymond Fletcher, daughter, Annola,
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fletcher, and Bonnie Lu Hedges all of Kingsley.
BRUNSVILLE: (Special Correspondence)
Elmer Bruns is now employed in the First State bank in Brunsville.
Mrs. Henry Harms entertained the St. Peter's Ladies Aid on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Johnson of northern Minnesota are visiting relatives and
friends in this vicinity.
Mrs. Sam Earley and son of Sioux City spent last week in the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Bauerly.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wilkens and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Marienau spent Sunday with
friends and relatives in Worthing, S.D.