Houlton area From Our Files (week of April 11, 2018)
100 Years Ago – April 10, 1918
New manager — Mr. L. E. Adams of Portland arrived in town last week to assume the position of Asst. Manager for the Dream Theatre. His is accompanied by his wife. Mr. Adams is a specialist in the motion picture business, having been connected with the business in all its branches for a long period of years. He comes here from a city theatre most highly recommended and is sure to meet with success in his new position.
Tel. & Tel. gift — The young ladies employed in the office of the Aroostook Telephone & Telegraph office, in appreciation of the cordial relations which they have enjoyed under the administration of the local manager, A. E. Carter during the past few years, met in the general office last week and presented Mr. Carter with a magnificent signet ring, suitably engraved, and also a fine fountain pen.
75 Years Ago – April 15, 1943
Elected — At a meeting of the newly elected board of directors of the Houlton Rotary Club held Monday noon following the regular meeting, James P. Archibald was elected president for the new year. He will succeed Edwin Arnold and will take office July 1. He has been a vice president for the past year. The following other officers were elected: vice president, James Wiggin; secretary-treasurer, H. E. Thomas; and sergeant-at-arms, Arthur Vose.
Accepts position — Miss Geraldine Anderson has accepted a position in the Bangor and Aroostook R. R. offices in Bangor and left Monday for that city.
50 Years Ago – April 10, 1968
Announcement — Harris O. Porter of Island Falls announces he will be a candidate for the Democratic nomination of Aroostook County Commissioner in the June Primary. He was born in Crystal and graduated from the Island Falls High School in June 1942.
Open house — 95 people attended the open house at the Gentle Memorial Building that initiated a program for the senior citizens in the area by the Central Aroostook Action Program. Meetings will be held every Tuesday at the Gentle Building, where numerous activities of interest to this age group will be available, including shuffleboard, bridge, cribbage and arts and crafts, from jewelry making to numbered painting.
25 Years Ago – April 14, 1993
Honor Dr. Gormley — An open house was held for Houlton Regional Hospital’s new ambulatory care unit. A mounted statue of the ‘Boy and the Boot’ donated by the medical staff in memory of Eugene Gormley, M.D., was presented to Helen Lyons, unit manager, by Peg Hammond, director of the Health Services Foundation, and Donald Metzger M.D., a member of the medical staff at HRH.The statue will be permanently displayed within the new unit.
Happy Birthday — Houlton Rotarian Harold ‘Baldy’ Inman was honored with a cake for his 84th birthday at the regular noon Rotary meeting by Past District Rotary Governor Mike Clark. The club members presented Inman with a birthday cake and commemorative Rotary belt buckle.