Friday, October 31, 2014

October 1950's,60's, and 70's

Oct 17, 1957 Lawrence County News
Monday members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Lodge 3078 moved their furniture and equipment
into their beautiful new building at the corner of Jefferson and 13th streets.   •  W. C. ‘Sid’ Siddens has purchased the Carlos Whipkey building on North 15th St and has been moving the Midwest Auto Supply Co stock to that location this week.   •  Clarence Mushrush of Decatur, son of Mr. and Mrs Clarence Mushrush of near Chauncey, died Saturday afternoon at the Alternate 50 junction as a result of a two car collision. He was 35 years old.  

October 29, 1953 Lawrence County News
 Light rains, Monday and Tuesday, have broken to some extent the drought that has persisted in this part of Illinois for the past many weeks.  With the rain came a slight drop in temperature bringing the thermometer down into the 50’s.

October 24, 1957 Lawrence County News
Kay Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Clarence Davis was crowned Pancake Queen for 1957.   •  Dr. W. I. Green, dean of the Lawrence County Medical Society, was honored at a dinner meeting in the Hotel Lawrence, Tuesday night in recognition of his completion of 50 years of medical practice in Lawrence County.   •   Bobby Stoltz, linotype operator and printer at the Lawrence County News, is one of the people in Illinois who saw the Russian rocket satellite, Sputnik, pass over this area at 5:02 am Sunday.   •    Sherry Barclay, 19 yr old Lawrenceville girl, was awarded the Certificate of Merit, highest honor given by the American Red Cross, Saturday night. July 9, Miss Barclay saved the life of 7 yr old Michael A Krueger while he was swimming at the Lawrence County Country Club.  

October 18, 1962 Lawrence County News
 Dr. Lawrence C Baldwin, prominent Sumner dentist, was awarded a 20-year certificate of appreciation from President John F Kennedy, Thursday, at the regular meeting of the Local Board of Selective Service System.  Dr. Baldwin who is chairman of the board, was also awarded a pin in recognition of his service as an uncompensated member of the Selective Service System.

October 25, 1962 Lawrence County News
Lawrenceville Kiwanis Club served pancakes and sausage to 1, 150 people at their annual Pancake Day, Saturday.  •   Mrs. Louella Lewis, 84, wife of Byron R Lewis of Bridgeport, died in Memorial Hospital, last Thursday.

October 17, 1963  Lawrence County News
The Lawrenceville Garden Club is responsible for the excellent publicity for the city, received in the October issue of Landscape Architecture, a national publication that has world wide circulation.  •   The proposal that the Lawrenceville-Vincennes Airport formerly known as George Field become a regular stop for the airline service of Ozark Air Lines has been heartily approved by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St Louis and city of St. Louis.

October 24, 1963 Lawrence County News
Miss Anne Wagonseller, senior of LTHS was crowned 1963 Homecoming queen, Friday night Oct 18 by Tom Robinson, LTHS varsity football captain.   •  In keeping with the city’s slogan- -Lawrenceville: Community of Opportunity-- Mayor Charles L. Hedde turned the traditional shovelful of dirt to signify the start of construction of General Telephone’s new dial building at the corner of 15th and Locust, Wednesday Oct 23.

October 25, 1972 Lawrence County News

Dr. Charles R Heinz, educational specialist from the office of the Supt of Public Instruction has recommended that Birds, Hutton and St Francisville High School be phased out of existence by the next school year. 

Aren't you glad October is over?

We have very few seats left for our Lunch and Learn series...November 5, 11:30 am at the Lawrence County Public Library.  Check the web page at for more information or call N. King 945-9573 to see if there are any more seats left.....Hurry, last month's program was a sell-out!