Houlton area From our Files – Week of August 19, 2019
115 Years Ago – Aug. 19, 1904
New truck — The fire department has recently received a new ladder truck. It is not as large or as good as the one burned in the big fire, but it will have to answer until the authorities are able to purchase a better one.
New position — Dr. Harry Garrison, who has been obliged to give up the practice of dentistry on account of poor health, has gone to the Moosehead country, where he has accepted a position as a guide. Harry is thoroughly familiar with the woods and will prove a trustworthy guide for all partes under his care. It is sincerely hoped the outdoor work will restore his health and strength.
100 Years Ago – Aug. 20, 1919
Gone to celebration — Geo. McNair was among the Houlton visitors to St. John last week to attend the two day celebration in honor of the visit of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
Remodeling — B. S. Green is remodeling the basement of his store in Union Square in order to make room for his new stock.
75 Years Ago – Aug. 24, 1944
Employed — Herbert Kinney of Houlton has been employed by Maine Potato Growers, Inc. to take charge of their buying operations here this coming year. Mr. Kinney is well known to the potato fraternity, having been employed in many different types of agricultural endeavor.
New equipment — The Houlton Publishing Company last week completed the installation of new and modern printing equipment which is designed to improve the quality of work and service in its printing department.The new installation is a Miehle Vertical automatic press, which permits much greater speed in production of the average printing job. The new press also makes possible a higher quality of printing.
50 Years Ago – Aug. 20, 1969
At work — Several young men have been assisting the town crews this summer in various areas of work. One of the jobs was repairing pavement cracks in the taxi apron at the International Airport last week. A few of the students helping were Jerry York, Al Janson, Steve Roach and Jim Berry. York and Berry will be seniors at Houlton High School this year, while Janson and Roach were graduated in June and will be attending college this fall.
Camp winner — Paul Madigan, son of Dr. and Mrs. John Madigan of Houlton, was presented with an award for boat racing at the Aroostook County Conservation Education Camp at Mud Lake. The presentation was made by camp director Robert England.
25 Years Ago – Aug. 24, 1994
Donation — The United Veterans Motorcycle Club recently held a bike-a-thon, auction and raffle to raise $2,700.56 toward new playground equipment for Wellington School in memory of Jennifer Smith. The bike-a-thon was held Aug. 14 at Camp Williams. Attending the check presentation was, Mike Brooker, event coordinator;Wellington Principal Tess Buswell and Paul Graham, president; Rowland Beers, adjutant; Joe Botting, Rex Nason, vice-president; Randy Simpson, Buddy Clark and Joe Black.
Ribbon cutting — Bowers Funeral Home held a symbolic ribbon cutting recently. Present at the cutting were, Nancy Ketch, Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce executive director; Marguerite Lawler, chamber representative; Tony Bowers, Carmet Bowers, Lewis Bone, outgoing Houlton town manager; and Mike McLaughlin, Town Council chairman.