Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Consumer Lawsuit, Old Pioneer Milligan, and Once is Enough

Lawrence County Historical Society Kicks Off Water/Ways
 with Program about Conservation Practices
When: August 22, 2016 7 pm   Monday night
Where Lower Level Public Library 814 12th St Lawrenceville, IL

Gary Zwilling, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Victoria Goad, Lawrence County Farm Bureau and Trevor Irwin, Farm Service Agency-USDA  will be the featured speakers for the monthly Lawrence County Historical Society’s meeting Monday August 22, 2016 at 7:00pm.  They will be kicking off the scheduled programs in conjunction with the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit about water and the way it has influenced our lives. The speakers will discuss the history of soil and water conservation efforts in the county, and the benefits these efforts have provided for our waterways. Future conservation programs will also be discussed. Please Note: The program location will NOT be at the History Center. To provide more seating, it will be held in the Meeting Room, lower level of the Lawrence Public Library located at 814 12th Street Lawrenceville.


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Lawrence County News August 19, 1909

Squire Monjar went back to nature Saturday and held court under the spreading elm tree in the courthouse yard. The case was that of Dr. H. V. Lewis vs. R. T. Gilliatt, of Bridgeport, the plaintiff, Lewis, averring that the defendant, Gilliatt, had sold him a horse warranted to be sound in every particular. However this proved false in that the horse had a bad foot as a result of having run a nail in it. The jury heard the evidence but decided in favor of the horse seller.

Lawrence County News September 2, 1909

A. Milligan, of  Flora, was in the city Friday visiting his nephew, A. A. Milligan, and shaking hands with old friends. Mr. Milligan came to Lawrence County in the year 1840 and until about 25 years ago was a resident of this city. At that time he moved to Sumner and later to Flora, where he now resides. Mr. Milligan carried the mail between this city and Mt. Carmel in an early day, the post office at that time being where the residence of City Marshal Thorne now stands. Mr. Milligan has seen Lawrence County grow from a wilderness to one of the fairest spots in Illinois and the changes he relates are wonderful to hear, even in this day of wonders.

       Lawrence County News October 28, 1909

W. R. Seitzinger was arrested last week on a charge of assault and battery preferred by A. K.   Steffey. His trial was held before 'Squire Monjar Monday, and the defendant was acquitted. The parties are both from Birds and trouble has been brewing between them for some time. Two weeks ago they came to blows and Steffey got the worst of it. Seitzinger went before Squire Hill at Birds, pled guilty and paid a fine for fighting. Steffey then came to this city and swore out a warrant for assault and battery, but the court held that one fine was sufficient and discharged Seitzinger.