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Young Boy Gives Dollar
Bernard Uhlenhop, the 7-year old son of Mr and Mrs William Uhlenhop has donated a dollar from his savings account to the Witt relief fund...
[Litchfield Daily Union, Friday, November 27, 1914 - Submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]



Litchfield Daily Union, Wednesday, April 13, 1927
Two Girls Will Join Sisterhood Miss Mary Kern, age 18, Livingston
Miss Tillie Rochelli, age 17, Livingston


Mr and Mrs Chester Tilley and family plan to move to Detroit MI
[submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]


Litchfield Daily Union, Tuesday, April 26, 1927:

[submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]



Litchfield Daily Union, Friday, April 29, 1927
Spring is Here - "Dad" Jim Sparrow, an old time printer, who has worked on the Daily Union more or less for the last few years came to town last evening. This is a real sign of spring as "Dad" is like the ground hog, when fall and winter shows up, he gets in his hole and stays there, but with spring, he makes his rounds and visits the many towns where he has sojourned at sometime or other.
Race Horse is Gone - Charles Brewer's racing horse, Bear Cat disappeared last night and has not been seen since. The horse was blanketed when he left the barn.
[submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

Litchfield Daily Union, Friday, Jun 30 1927
Thomas Chapman a farmer residing near Raymond reports that he saw five wolves near his farm this week.
[Submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

Litchfield Daily Union, Thurs, July 7, 1927

- Submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener



Litchfield Daily Union, Friday, July 8, 1927
Miss Mabel Naughton, daughter of Mr and Mrs M J Naughton of Farmersville has entered the Sacred Heart Convent at Springfield as a novice.

Miss Esther Moore of this city, a graduate of the Litchfield Business College, has been employed as stenographer by the American Benefit Life Insurance Co at Springfield, IL.

- Submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener

John Martin - 37 Years With A R Co
Thirty seven years ago yesterday John Martin of this city began work with the American Radiator Company at Detroit, MI and he has been on the job ever since. Twenty-one years ago he came to Litchfield and went to work at the local plant and he has been on the job here ever since. Mr Martin has been a very faithful employee and has many friends in the plant and in the city. While a resident here for twenty years, he is still a great booster for the Detroit Tigers. Here's hoping he'll be with the plant 37 more years.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Litchfield, IL, Tuesday, July 12, 1927 - Submitted by Lynn Reener]


Will Act as Salesman for Marmon Company
Harley Carroll, son of Mr and Mrs A T Carroll of this city and one of this year's graduates of the local high school has taken up the agency of selling automobiles for the Marmon Company of St Louis
John Brown of Alton and Joseph Locke of St Louis who are connected with this company have been in Litchfield for the past few weeks to secure a suitable salesmanů..
[Litchfield Daily Union, Wednesday, July 13, 1927 - Submitted by Lynn Reener]



Thomas Orr the carpenter contractor is building a new bungalow for Mr Trump in the first ward. .
[Litchfield Daily Union, Litchfield, IL, 14 July 1927 - Submitted by Lynn Reener]

Logan McDavid of Hillsboro has purchased 15,000 lbs of wool from farmers the past few weeks. This netted the farmers in the neighborhood the sum of $5,000.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Litchfield, IL, Fri, 15 July 1927 - Submitted by Lynn Reener]

Litchfield Daily Union, Litchfield IL, Wed, Aug 10, 1927:

[Submitted by Lynn Reener]



H O Bass of Hillsboro, husband of Mrs Clara Weatherford Bass has an unusually large tomato which he raised in his garden. The tomato weighs two pounds measured five inches in circumference and sixteen inches around.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Saturday, August 13, 1927 - Submitted by Lynn Reener]

Hickman Typist Expert
William Hickman, son of Mr and Mrs William Hickman and a graduate of the Litchfield Community high school class of '26 employed as a stenographer in St Louis recently took the senior civil service examination in stenograph and typewriting and scored the highest percent over all others who took the test.
Mr Hickman was the state preliminary winner and now St Louis's expert. He is willing to try out against any one hundred and eighty word per minute writer. He was the only one of twenty five to get all the words down and reread the article correctly.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Thursday, May 10, 1928 submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]


Litchfield Youth Is Star At Springfield
Springfield, May 28 - Joseph Smith, Litchfield, scoring 24 points, won first place in the Douglass Community Service track meet held Saturday afternoon on the High school athletic field. The first prize was a silver loving cup awarded by the Richard Pearson Post, American Legion. His nearest rival was Hiram Murrell with 21 points and Harland Watson finished third with 13. [
Litchfield Daily Union, Monday, May 28, 1928 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]


Caught A Real Fish
Clarence Bowman of near Waggoner spent Saturday night fishing on the Okaw River near Keyesport. He caught a 38 ½ pound channel cat fish. The fish was 42 inches long.
Joe Fite of this city who spent Sunday fishing in Horse Creek near Waggoner says that his entire catch would not have filled Bowman's catches mouth.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Monday, May 28, 1928 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Twenty Five Years With Big Four
L.O. Kinder of this city today rounded out twenty-five years of service as station lineman for the Big Four.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Monday, April 2, 1928 Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

Accepts Position at Washington DC
Miss Dorothea Woodin of Witt, Ill, who has taken a Business Course at the Litchfield Business College and who successfully passed the civil service examination has been employed as a stenographer in the Certificate of Accounts, Finance Department at Washington DC.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Saturday, April 14, 1928 - submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]


Gentleman of some means desires acquaintance of lady around 35, view to marriage. If widow, no children. One having country home preferred. R E Murphy, 1533 Pine St, St Louis, MO [Litchfield Daily Union, Saturday, July 7, 1928 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

John W. Forsyth Goes to Danville
John W. Forsyth, who was instructor in the machine shop at the N.Y.A. center here until it was closed recently went to Danville over the weekend where this morning he began work at the Holmes brothers foundry and machine company plant. Mr. Forsyth was employed at the Litchfield foundry and machine company plant for 49 years before going to Danville a number of years ago where he was employed for a year and a half before returning to Litchfield. Mrs. Dee Shelton, a sister of Mr. Forsyth, who has been here since the death of Mrs. Forsyth four weeks ago left for her home in Lawton, Okla. Sunday. [
Litchfield News Herald, 26 July 1943, Pg 1 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]


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