Entering into Lebanon, a casual driver may never notice the large Civil War-era house on Springfield Highway. Others may have seen it over the years, but never knew its history, or more importantly, the person who dwelled within it almost her entire life.
The woman was Martha Willard, a retired teacher form Lebanon Elementary who also worked hundreds of acres of farmland until her death in 2013. Even at 88 years old, she could be found feeding her cows or mowing the lawn.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the armed robbery case that took place during the early morning hours of Dec. 19 on North Loretto Road. Deputies arrested Andrew C. Eisiminger, 30, of Loretto on Dec. 20. An investigation into the robbery identified Eisiminger as one of the three persons involved in this crime. Eisiminger was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Marion County Detention Center on charges of first-degree robbery and first-degree assault. The investigation and search continues for the two remaining suspects.
All county offices, including Marion Circuit Clerk, Marion County Clerk, the judge/executive office, and PVA office will be closed Friday, Dec. 30 to Monday, Jan. 2 for the New Year’s holiday. The Lebanon Enterprise will be closed Monday, Jan. 2.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but 2016 has been a year of extremes for me. To quote Charles Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
This year, I was a part-time garbage man trying to thaw the icicles from my eyelashes, and now I am a full-time journalist, cozy in my office with a hot mug of coffee.
It’s sort of a representation of how this year has been. The first half of 2016 was the complete opposite of the second half.
Communion Candlelight Service
First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Lebanon, will have their annual Christmas Eve Communion Candlelight Service at 7 p.m., Dec. 24, at the church. All are invited to attend.
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