carthage News

Comedians, clowns, dancers and more!


Trinity Lutheran Church will have Worship July 25 at 8 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Trinity Women of the ELCA met Thurs., July 15 at Lorelee Nelson’s. Harriet Hattervig conducted the business meeting. The Fall Gathering will be Sept. 18 at the Lake Campbell Church. Harriet presented a Patriotic Program. The next meeting with be Aug. 19.

Vitalant Blood Services of Aberdeen had a blood drive in Carthage last Friday with JoDene Darnell helping as the local volunteer. Twenty-two units of blood were received that day.

The Campbell Straw Bale Museum meeting was held Tues., July 13 at the Prairie Inn with 11 people attending. Norbert Moldan conducted the meeting with reports by Lorelee Nelson and Sally Madison. New museum signs have been placed along area highways. Updates were made on the various activities for the Straw Bale Days, Aug. 7 - 8. A card was signed for Pete Miller undergoing treatments in Sioux Falls. There will be a gathering time at the museum Sept. 25 after the burial of Bill Campbells’ ashes. The next meeting will be Aug. 10 at six at The Prairie Inn.

Levi Hattervig was a Friday visitor with his parents, David and Connie Hattervig.

Harriet Hattervig and Lisa Hinkley went to Madison Tuesday for a medical appointment.

Jodi Jenson of The Wildflower, Huron, will be singing at the museum stage during Straw Bale Days at 12:30 p.m. Dan and Kathleen Harwell of “The Hub” in Sioux Falls will be leading the community Praise and Worship Service at the museum stage on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Kathy Faber will be playing the part of Nova Caine, a villainous nurse whose heart is numb in the melodrama, “D.K. Molar, the Devious Dentist “by Billy St. John. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services, Englewood, Colo. It will be Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium.

Did you know?

Here are some quotes from “Carthage, Gem of the Redstone” by Sally Madison.

The Art B. Thomas Show in Carthage for the June 7 celebration in 1939 with seven new rides having been added to the show and a highlight of the day and real crowd pleaser. There were outside stage shows, comedians, clowns, dancers, ponies and talented dog acts. The same year it was reported that there were seven churches in Carthage, and all but three had resident pastors.


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