Houlton area From Our Files (week of March 14, 2018)
100 Years Ago – March 13, 1918
Strange sight — It was a strange site when 96 hogs were being driven through the street, from the B. & A. depot to the slaughter house. These hogs were purchased by our up-to-date marketman, T. V. Holdaway, for sale at the market of the Houlton Meat Supply. They were fattened at some lumber camps in from Patten and were in the pink of condition. Mr. Holdaway secured permission from the ‘powers that be’ to place these on the market, and Houlton people will be the gainers for Mr. Holdaway’s shrewdness.
Business trip — Mrs. Nora Taber went to Boston and New York to select her spring and summer line of goods.
75 Years Ago – March 18, 1943
Wins award — Miss Frances Donovan, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Donovan, was awarded the annual scholarship of the Bangor Alliance of the Delta Delta Delta sorority at the initiation banquet held at the Bangor House. The award was on the basis of the highest average ranks for the first semester of the senior year.
Site chosen — Slightly more than four acres of land fronting on Park Avenue owned by Mrs. P. C. Newbegin, Everett Burleigh, Susan Graham and Jane Ayotte has been selected as the site for the 100-room dormitory to be erected there soon, it was announced this week by William H. Healey of Boston, chief of the land section, New England Regional office, Federal Public Housing Administration. The building will be at the cost of $1,000 a room and will house 100 women.
50 Years Ago – March 13, 1968
Named — Dick Nason, a 6’5” forward at Ricker College, was named to the NCC All-Star basketball team.
Candidacy — Mrs. Jean Larson announced her candidacy to the House of Representatives on the Democratic ticket.
25 Years Ago – March 17, 1993
Celebrating 50th anniversary — The Oakfield Baptist Church was the setting of an open house to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Emerald and Ruby Kelley on Feb. 27. A social time was enjoyed by many friends and relatives of the Kelleys. Guests were welcomed by their daughters and families: Judy and Joe Anderson of Smyrna and their sons, Alan of Presque Isle and Adam of Smyrna; and Jane and Wayne Lenentine of Monticello and their daughter Lisa.
Essay winners — The Houlton Lodge of Elks announced the winners of the essay contest. ‘The American Flag — What it means to me.’ A presentation of American Flags was made to the winners along with $50 U.S. Savings Bond. At the ceremony wer; Bill Graham, Loyal Knight of Houlton Lodge of Elks 835, winner Jayme Smith of Southern Aroostook Community School, winner Travis Richardson of Wellington School and Michael Powers, Chairman of the Americanism Committee.