Presque Isle area From Our Files (week of June 6, 2018)
101 Years Ago – June 7, 1917
Gift to Red Cross — The Mooseleuk Club of Presque Isle made the Presque Isle Chapter of the Red Cross a gift of $107, which was a generous thing to do.
Physician and surgeon — Dr. Ira G. Hull, a practicing physician and surgeon, a graduate of Bates and of Harvard Medical School, arrived in town with his wife, Mrs. Hull, an accomplished pipe organist, a successful teacher of pianoforte and a leader of festival chorus work, to relocate. He had a large practice in Jonesport for four years and practiced in the hospital at Bridgeport, Conn., for a year. He came to Presque Isle as a resident physician and will be a helpful acquisition to the growing community.
75 Years Ago – June 10, 1943
Delegates — Walter Cassidy and Percy Winslow were named delegates by the Ray Goding Post, American Legion, to attend the Maine American Legion Convention in Bangor. George Black and Fred Drew were named alternates.
In the WAVES — Miss Phyllis Marion Woodman of Washburn, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Woodman, and employed at Wallace Barnes Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Conn., as a war worker, was sworn into the Women’s Reserve (U.S. Naval Reserve) as an apprentice seaman in the enlisted quota of the WAVES.
50 Years Ago – June 5, 1968
Farms merge — Jack Roth, president of Beaver Brook Farms Inc. of Caribou, announced a merger with Aroostook Potato Growers Inc. of Washburn. Aroostook Potato Growers included several farming units growing Maine Foundation Seed Potatoes, and was formerly known as Dupram Farms, Bud, Don and Dale, Inc., and O.K. story Farms.
Troop 177 Washburn — The following boys from Boy Scout Troop 177, Washburn, completed the NRA Hunter Safety Course sponsored by Maine Inland Fish and Game Department: Robert Rossignol, Michael Doody, John Laskey, Dennis Drost, Russell Scott, Darrall Maynard, Kenneth Drost, Peter Forbes, Larry Harrison, Keith Brown, Todd Duncan and Clayton Saucier. The course was held at the Presque Isle Rod and Gun Club.
25 Years Ago – June 9, 1993
Woman of year — Marilyn “Marney” Kennedy of Presque Isle was named woman of the year for 1993-92 by the National Association of Insurance Women of Aroostook during All-Industry Night May 25 at the Aroostook Valley Country Club in Fort Fairfield. Presentation of the award was made by Marilyn Lavway of Presque Isle, the previous year’s recipient.
Track championship — Several local athletes took part in the state championships in track and field with Caribou’s Dan Dube, Presque Isle’s Sara Richard and Washburn’s Shawn Cunningham turning in the most impressive efforts. Dube, who qualified for Class A state competition in the high jump, long jump and triple jump, placed second in the high jump with a mark of 6 feet, 2 inches, and was fourth in the long jump at 20 feet, 2 and a quarter inches. Richard turned in a second-place effort in the 3,200 meter run by completing the race in 11 minutes, 35.4 seconds during the A meet held at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Cunningham was the third-place finisher in the 100 meter dash in the Class C event hosted by the University of Maine at Orono. His time was 11.83 seconds.