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1921: Lawrenceville council approves new fire truck Remember When is gathered from past pages of the Daily Record and other Lawrence County newspapers.

Posted on June 15, 2021

Opinion


100 years ago

june 23, 1921

The city council of Lawrenceville held a special session Saturday night and purchased a new fire truck. The council is also considering a trade with St. Louis fore updated equipment.

The Phoenix Theatre will play “The Restless Six” on Friday and Saturday while “Held by the Enemy” will begin next Wednesday.

The Lawrenceville Gun Club is having regular Friday afternoon shoots at the Country Club. A week ago, the Vincennes Club came over and competed.


75 Years ago

june 17, 1946

Three persons wanted in Lawrenceville for the armed robbery of the Frank Warren service station between ninth and tenth streets on the night of June 2 were returned to Lawrence County and jailed on Sunday from Dallas, Texas.

Charles E. Chamblin, 24, Lawrenceville, was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes after receiving deep lacerations of the face and chest in a fall from the high diving board at Lake Lawrence.

Allie L. Peters, well-known Sumner resident and plasterer, died suddenly at his home on Sunday from a heart attack.


50 YEARS AGO

june 22, 1971

The parade, which will open the sesquicentennial celebration, will begin at 2 p.m. June 26. Participants will meet at Lincoln School at 1 p.m.

One of the features of the Lawrenceville-Lawrence County Sesquicentennial celebration will be a muzzle loading rifle shoot on Sunday at Lawrenceville Township High School’s practice field at 1 p.m.

Red Hills Rest Haven and Nursing Home offers 24-hour professional care for each of its 96 residents. The home will celebrate National Nursing Home Week from June 20-26.


25 YEARS AGO

june 20, 1996

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January and Casmir Pulaski Day in March will no longer be observed as school holidays for students in Lawrence District Unit 20 schools.

Lawrenceville native Joe Novsek has been named the new principal at Parkview Jr. High School. Novsek replaced Steve Roth who resigned the position.

The LHS lunch program and restricted campus was discussed for nearly an hour and no decisions were made after listening to the opinions of LHS student council co-chairman David Ivers, his father and other teachers. The board requested the topic be put on the agenda for the July 24 meeting.


10 YEARS AGO

June 22, 2011

The Lawrence Public Library welcomed the Madcap Puppets out of Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of the annual Kid’s Summer Reading Program. The performance was held at Parkside Elementary School.

Twenty-six teachers from Edwards, Lawrence, Wabash and Wayne Counties attended the Southeastern Summer Ag Institute. Nine of those teachers were from Lawrence County.

The Lawrence County Historical Society honored Irene Black during a reception that was held Sunday at the United Methodist Village North Campus. Black purchased a building in 1985 to house her 50-year family history collection.

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