Founded on December 11, 1889, the Church of Christ is the oldest church in the Woodbury County town of Anthon. The initial membership totaled 14 members, who contributed $1,000 to construction of the building in 1890. The church, which was moved to its present location in 1916, has seen just a few major changes over its century-plus history. Main changes include the addition of a basement in 1953 and main-floor classrooms in 1960.
This modest metal-sided building houses the post office in the Woodbury County community of Bronson. Postal service was first established in January 1902, less than two months after the town was established by the Western Town Lot Company. The town was named for Ira D. Bronson, who had recently moved to the area from Kansas.
Located 30 miles southeast of Sioux City on State Highway 141 is the town of Hornick, a community with 253 residents and a handful of businesses and organizations. Hornick was named for a local landowner and established by the Milwaukee Land Company in April 1887. The first Hornick Post Office opened a few months later on June 8, 1887.
Named for the first Oto-area World War I veteran to pass away, the Henry V. McKenna Post No. 651 was organized in June 1934 and received its charter in August 1934. When a Legion Auxiliary unit was organized in 1935, they joined with the Legion to purchase a former barbershop for use as a shared Legion Hall. A kitchen was added to the building in the early 1950s; the facility continues to serves both organizations today.
Keep your expectations realistic when you enter the drive thru lane at the Tastee Inn & Out, a long-standing institution located just east of Business Highway 75 near downtown Sioux City. The food will be greasy and atmosphere non-existant, but it hits the spot when you’re looking for a local fast-food choice with some menu options you won’t find anywhere else in the area. It all starts with their onion chips, thick-cut onion pieces that are battered and deep fried, served with a side of ranch-like dressing. The chips are available in a number and sizes and make for a great appetizer or a meal in and of themselves.
Beyond the famous onion chips, the Tastee sandwich is another popular menu item. Wrapped in wax paper and served on a soft, small bun, these sandwiches are comprised of seasoned loose-meat hamburger, chopped onions, and a couple pickles. A slice of processed cheese can be added for a quarter. A number of meal options pair sandwiches, fries, or onion chips with one or more sodas — you can usually find a deal to meet your needs and save a dollar or two.
Tastee Inn & Out is open year-round, seven days a week for lunch and dinner.
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