2A lot of us have considered sneaking into a wedding to get some free food or free drinks. Logistically, it wouldn't be that hard if you dressed the part, and went into a big wedding since everyone would assume the other party knows you. Where you get into dangerous territory is when you decide to steal a case of beer.
One bride and groom have a wedding story they'll be telling until they die. The two tied the knot on June 19th, and held their reception at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Ohio.
Guests all arrived for the reception, but at some point the party picked up two extra guests - who weren't invited.
The two men, 22-year-old William Beeson, and 29-year-old Justin Crowl, tried to steal an entire case of beer.
According to witnesses, the groom confronted the men, at which time Beeson punched him.
Deputies said that's when some of the guests got pissed and handled business themselves.
When it was all said and done, Crowl was cut on broken beer bottles, and Beeson left with a black eye and some other injuries.
The two told deputies that they were at the fairgrounds for a horse show and were invited by a wedding guest to the reception.
Beeson and Crowl are facing charges of theft, trespassing, and disorderly conduct.
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Iowa's Island City
There is something unique about every town, but there is really something special about Sabula, IA. Known as "Iowa's Island City," Sabula is the only town in the state of Iowa that is entirely on an island. While not a lot of people have been to, or live in Sabula, it is a quaint little town nestled right on the Mississippi River.
Before we show you around "Iowa's Island City," let me give you the history of Sabula. Sabula was established in 1835, according History of Jackson County, Iowa, Volume 1 by James Whitcomb Ellis.
Isaac Dorman and a man named Hinkley crossed the river from the Illinois side on a log and decided to settle on what is now Sabula. An Ohio couple, James and Margaret Woods would settle on Sabula about a year later in April of 1836. Their son, Dr. E. A. Woods would purchase Hinkley's interest in the claim. Charles Swan and W. H. Brown would soon purchase Dorman's interest. The three men, Woods, Swan and Brown later had the land plotted in 1837.
According to Island City Harbor's website
, Sabula went through a few names before landing on the official town name. In 1837, Sabula was first called Carrollport. Residents of the town didn't like the name because there was a man's name who was Carroll who had a bad reputation. The town changed its name to Charleston, after early settler Charles Swan. The only issue was that there was already a town called Charleston in Iowa which caused much confusion.
Sabula did not actually become an island until 1939. According to Wikipedia, in the 1930's, the Army Corps of Engineers constructed the lock and dam system. In 1939, Lock and Dam No. 13 between Clinton, IA and Fulton, IL was built which caused the bottomlands west of the town permanently flooded. With the Mississippi River east of the town, this created the "Island City." A levee was built around Sabula in 1957 for protection, according to Island City Harbor's website
. This also allowed for the south sand pit to be turned into a boat harbor.
I would like to thank my mom Beth, her fiancé Matt, my brother Nolan and my wife Ellie for accompanying me to Sabula. We always have a blast on our trips and this one was no exception.
It's now time to introduce you to Sabula, Iowa, Iowa's Island City.