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Trinity Lutheran Church will have Worship May 2 at 8:00 a.m. with Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. Visitors are always welcome.

The Campbell Straw Bale Museum meeting was held April 19 at the Prairie Inn with Norbert Moldan conducting the meeting: Secretary’s report was read by Lorelee Nelson and treasurer’s report by Sally Madison. Items on the agenda included improvements at the museum, museum brochures, reprint and revising the museum cookbook, a visit from the State Tourism Office, grants, opening the museum for the season May 2, serving root beer floats as a freewill fundraiser for the museum, Straw Bale Day plans and the web site. Straw Bale Days will be August 7-8 with a parade using the theme “Good Old Days,” afternoon entertainment, the community play, events at the park, a community Sunday Service and more. The next meeting will be May 17. Everyone welcome.

Plans are being made for the Memorial Day Services on Mon., May 31 at 10 a.m. at the auditorium.

Harriet Hattervig and Mark and Lisa Hinkley went to Huron Saturday, making a brief stop at Darin and Amy Gronewold’s. Mark and Lisa visited Harriet on Wednesday.

Aunts and cousins hosted a bridal shower April 17 in Carthage for Danielle Kemmic and Logan Hattervig and Katherine Kaufman and Levi Hattervig. Danielle’s mother, Sue Kemmic of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., came for the shower. The three Hattervig brothers and their friends spent the weekend at the parental David Hattervig home.

Did you know?

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

Our Prairie Home newspaper was started in 1883, edited and published in Frank Ward’s hayloft in Carthage by McConnell and Hutchinson. Subscriptions were two dollars a year. The first issue read “Volume One, Number One, Franklin, Miner County, DT, June 14, 1883.

Other early day editors and publishers of the Carthage News were W.W. Cole, F.D. Brown, P.D. Munger, C.S. Munger and Chellis and Elaine Munger, completing eighty-five years of publication by the Munger family.

Lyle and JoDene Darnell and Carol Carter edited the paper until 1986, with Craig and Penny Wenzel of Wessington Springs printing the paper during this time. In 1997 and 1998, Burdene (Boots) Brace put out a newsletter, “Carthage on the Redstone,” but was unable to continue because of her health.


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