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1982: Racing to the elevator

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There will be a community church service in Carthage on Sun., Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. at the museum tent. Pastor Richard Poppen will be conducting the Worship Service with the Fedora Choir singing. The offering will be for Feeding South Dakota. Coffee and doughnuts will be served after the service. Everyone is invited to attend.

Trinity Circle will meet Thurs., Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. at Lorelee Nelson’s. Visitors are always welcome.

Two visitors from Norway, a mother and her son, visited the Campbell Straw Bale Museum on Thursday, doing research on their family, Hagan, who lived in the area years ago. An item in “Carthage, Gem of the Redstone” by Sally Madison tells of a Sven Hagan and Charles Johnson having an accident on Main Street in Carthage with their teams and wagons. Barb Molden and Madison took the Hagans to Esmond to visit with Marlin Clendening, as their family farm was near Esmond, just into Kingsbury County.

It’s play time in Carthage. The annual community play will be presented during Straw Bale Days at the auditorium Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. The play, “The Villain Wore a Dirty Shirt” by Tim Kelly, is produced by Pioneer Drama Service of Englewood, Colo. Kris Magerko will be at the sound system. Paula Stevens will be helping with curtains and lighting. There has been a cast change with Donna Palmlund as “Ida” instead of JoDene Darnell. Dianne Larson is the “pie lady” and Lorelee Nelson is the director.

Robin Hattervig visited his mother Harriet Hattervig Saturday and Sunday, having lunch with her on both days.

Guests of David and Connie Hattervig last weekend were Logan Hattervig, Levi and Katherine Hattervig, Lucas Hattervig and Joni Bottum.

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The Carthage News from Aug. 28, 1982, tells of Mark Anderson of Carthage racing his 1969 Chevrolet, the Gold Rush, at the State Fair Speedway in Huron, winning several heat races and two main events. This Sunday, he was out to win the trophy dash after winning his heat. He was doing a great job and looked like he was going to bring home the trophy when his engine blew in the next to the last lap. He was in third place at the speedway and planned to get everything back in shape for the next week. His pit crew was Norman Madison, Andrew Nelson and many other helpful friends.

Anderson is “racing” around in his semi-truck these days, hauling grain from the elevator in Carthage.

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