Controlled burns eliminate two homes in Lawrence

Saturday, July 29, 2024, was a day the village of Lawrence lost a couple of dwellings to fire. Not “bad” fires, but these are called “controlled burns.” (That is they were intentional burns, controlled by the Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department.)

A little bit of Lawrence history was lost with one of the burns.

The first fire of the day was located just a block southeast of Main Street. The house was the former home of John Buescher whose estate sold the house to Gene Schendt several years ago. The history of the home comes from the Lawrence Centennial book printed in 1984.

“The first frame buil...


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