1940: Sixteen mile walk for 6-year-old


The Prairie Lutheran Parish of Trinity, Immanuel and First will have an outdoor service at Trinity at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25. The service is transmitted on the radio so people can stay in their cars. Everyone is welcome.

Harriet Hattervig visited Mark and Lisa Hinkley and Darin and Amy Gronewald and Evie at their campsite at Lake Thompson last Sunday.

Harriet Hattervig was a lunch guest last Tuesday of Mark and Lisa Hinkley, and on Wednesday, Lisa and Harriet went to Madison for an appointment.

Donna Stroud stopped at Loralee Nelson’s Tuesday on the way back to Sioux Falls from Huron.

Nancy Bornitz and Linda Harmon of Huron returned home last Wednesday after spending a week with their brother, Robert Zobel, in Springfield, Mo.

Did you know?

Back in 1940, a little six-year-old girl walking to a country school southwest of Roswell got mixed up in directions, walked an estimated 16 miles and ended up at the Alex Nelson farm just south of Carthage. Alex and CI Tompkins were out in the yard and saw her walking through the field. They could not understand her, except that her name was Mabel. They called the county superintendent of schools and figured she was headed to a school southwest of Roswell ahead of her three siblings because she was a slow walker. Tompkins headed to Roswell with the little girl and came upon people searching in fields. The school at Fedora had dismissed to help in the search. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ringen, who lived two miles south of Roswell.


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