Houlton From Our Files (week of December 20, 2017)
100 Years Ago – Dec. 19, 1917
Mail — One day recently, G. W. Fisk, driver of Uncle Sam’s mail transfer, hauled over to the post office from the morning train, a load that weighed 2,170 lbs., which shows the large volume of business done at this office.
Business trip — Mrs. Allen T. Smith is in Boston on business connected with matters pertaining to the Red Cross work.
75 Years Ago – Dec. 10, 1942
Birthday — Mrs. W. C. Hand and Mrs. H. S. Estabrooks entertained at a birthday party in honor of Mrs. Mary Foster last Monday, Dec. 7, at the home of Mrs. Hand. Mrs. Foster observed her 90th birthday. She is in very good health and around every day and walks to neighbors real often.
New position — Glen Ingraham has accepted the position as assistant manager of the Newberry’s Chain Store in Lincoln and left here Dec. 1 to assume his duties.
50 Years Ago – Dec. 20, 1967
Honored — Ruth McCordic was honored Monday afternoon upon her retirement after 14 years of service at the Littleton School cafeteria. The party was held at the school and the guest of honor was presented with a corsage and a centerpiece.
Collect can goods — Cub Scouts of Den 5, Pack 156, have been busy collecting canned goods and toys as a Den project under the direction of their leader, Mrs. Earl Leavitt, and her assistant, Mrs. John Faulkner. The Scouts presented their collection to Captain Walter Griffis of the Salvation Army, who will see that the goods are distributed during the holiday season.
25 Years Ago – Dec. 16, 1992
Nominated — Joseph Feeney, assistant principal of Houlton High School, has nominated Donna Gilbert, a language arts teacher with 26 years of teaching experience for the Maine Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development education leader of the year award.
Grant — The Aroostook Agency on Aging is winner of $2,000. from the Hyatt Corporation’s Meals on Wheels award fund. The award will be used to purchase delivery equipment designed to keep meals hot while they are transported to the homes of older people in need.