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1992: More about Chris McCandless


Trinity Lutheran Church will hold worship on July 3 at 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome!

The Campbell Straw Bale Museum meeting was held Monday, June 20, at the Prairie Inn with Norbert Moldan conducting the meeting. The treasurer’s report was presented by Sally Madison. Straw Bale Days were discussed; the theme will be Settlers’ Days. Straw Bale Days are August 6-7 with many activities arranged for the weekend. Plans are to serve sloppy joes at the museum July 22-23. The museum served hot dogs and lemonade at the T-Ball games at the park on Tuesday evening.

The community play that will be presented during Straw Bale Days is “The Villain Wore a Dirty Shirt” or “Always Wash Your Long Johns ‘Cause it Makes a Lotta Cents” by Tim Kelly, produced by Pioneer Drama Service Inc., of Englewood, Colo. Melodramas always have a double name.

Meet two more members of the cast. Kathy Faber is Olympia Klenz, owner of the Tub and Scrub Laundry. Faber also plays her twin sister, Ophelia. Tim Nelson has the part of Coyote, a miner noted for digging up bad jokes. The play will be held on August 5 at 7:00 p.m. and August 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Lucas and Logen Hattervig of Sioux Falls spent last weekend at the parental David Hattervigs.

Andrew W. Nelson, Angel Philbrick and Lorelee Nelson ate out Sunday evening in honor of Father’s Day.

Only in a small town do five cousins go for an afternoon bike ride. Lane and Cole Austerman, Ona and Iris Darnell and Reese Damon stopped to visit their old babysitter and Sunday School teacher, Lorelee Nelson!

did you know

Here’s more about Chris McCandless. After spending a summer in Carthage, he hitchhiked west and ended up in Alaska, where he made his home in an abandoned school bus. When McCandless went to hike out, he was unable to cross the river and was trapped in the wilderness. He kept a journal until a few days before his death. McCandless died of starvation or poisoning from plants.

Author Jon Krakauer wrote a book about the young man and his brief life entitled “Into the Wild.” Actor and director Sean Penn procured the movie rights from the McCandless family. The movie included all the sites of his adventures, including Carthage.

From “Carthage, Gem of the Redstone” by Sally Madison


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