Carthage News

Vintage advertisements bring a smile


Everyone is welcome at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 6 when the Prairie Lutheran Parish will have an outdoor service at Trinity Lutheran in Carthage. People can stay in their warm cars and listen to the service on the radio.

Lucas and Logan Hattervig of Sioux Falls, and Levi Hattervig of Winona, Minn., spent last weekend with their parents David and Connie Hattervig.

Loralee Nelson spent Thanksgiving with her brother, Gene Gullickson, at Flandreau. Others attending were Emil and Jan Straka of Brookings, Greg and Rhianna Mehrer of Sioux Falls and Mike and Sandy Sorenson of Andover, Minn.

Harriet Hattervig spent Thanksgiving Day and stayed overnight in De Smet with her daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Mark Hinkley.

Did you know?

• With Black Friday and holiday shopping days, there are more ads in “Carthage, Gem of the Redstone,” by Sally Madison, which is fun reading.

• In 1896: “Slaughtered!” Our entire line of ladies’ underwear— 25 percent discount, Marten Brothers.”

• In 1912: “A new barber chair and fixtures arrived for Young. Now with three shops in town, there is no excuse for going unshaven. Young’s Barber Shop serves popcorn and peanuts.”

• In 1916: “Beatrice cream separators sold by Nobel and Raesly. No trouble, more sanitary, mechanically perfect, easier to clean, wash, sterilize and dry in two minutes.”

• In 1918: “Volz and Rogers for ladies, gents and children’s shoes and harness repair and oiling.”

• In 1923: “Housewives, why freeze your fingers hanging up the wash? Take them to Young and have them sent to Model Steam Laundry to come back nice and clean and ready to iron. A.W. Young, barber.”

• In 1928: “New ‘wake up’ food Post Toasties give quick energy and can be eaten right from the package. Add milk or cream and fruit.”


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