Carthage News



The Prairie Lutheran Parish services for Nov. 15 are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage.

Gale Poppen sent word recently from California of the deaths of two of his relatives — Gladys (Moe) Tracy (Mrs. Gene) of Ventura, Calif., and Milo Poppen of Oregon City, Ore. Both of the deceased graduated with the Carthage High School Class of 1948.

Harriet Hattervig had an outdoor visit last week in De Smet with her daughter and husband, Lisa and Mark Hinkley. The Hinkleys visited Harriet later in the week to help her with some chores and had supper with her.

About 70 children, along with parents, grandparents and friends walked Main Street in their costumes on Halloween for “Trunk-or-Treat.”

Did you know?

In 1895, C.J. Windedahl took his black dog to Alabama. When he unloaded the car, the dog looked over the country, and not liking what he saw, made a beeline for home. He arrived in Carthage three weeks later, fatigued and footsore.

In 1891, the team landed Dr. Martin in a snowbank and took off on their own. No damage was done. In 1898, he nodded off one night coming home from a call. (An advantage of horse and buggy travel is the horse always knows the way home.) The horse hit a rough place in the road, throwing the doctor out. He managed to waken enough to keep the horse from running away or upsetting the buggy, but managed to get a broken rib in the process.

A couple of “chicken items” include, from 1924, Christian Church women had a “hen” party. Each person brought a hen chicken that was sold to the produce house with the money being donated to the church.

And, from 1925, “We like chickens and chicken eggs, but doggone it, we don’t like chasing them off our lawn and garden. People should spend time keeping them at home.”


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