August 8, 2018
bought Hacienda Bar on Highway E and Burma Ave.near the small
communities of Stetsonville, Medford, Curtiss and Owen in the town of
Maplehurst nearly a half-century ago.
grew up just a mile from his bar on the farm of his parents, Arnold and
Ida, but moved away for construction work in Milwaukee in 1964 where he
met Joann. A return trip to his parents' home in 1968 laid the
groundwork for Lavin to return to the area with Joann and become
long-standing bar owners.