Old Bushnell Bar building demolished Saturday


John Verser

The front of this old building last used as a warehouse in downtown Bushnell collapses Saturday morning as crews worked to tear it down. That building and the old Bushnell Bar next to it were razed after village officials deemed them unsafe.

Wilma Lockwood-Sigette has fond memories of the old Bushnell Bar building.

Wilma's mother, Virginia Haywood, operated a cafe there many years before it was a bar. Now the building is gone.

The old Bushnell Bar and the old warehouse building next to it were torn down Saturday, after the Village of Bushnell deemed them unsafe. They have been unoccupied for at least a couple decades.

Wilma, who will turn 86 in July, moved to Bushnell from Pennsylvania with her family when she was a baby. She has lived in town ever since.

When her family first moved to town, they lived across the street from...

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