Houlton area From our Files – October 14, 2019
115 Years Ago – Oct. 14, 1904
New owner — Mr. Geo. Niles has recently purchased the White Front Shoe stock and will continue to carry on the business at the same stand. Mr. Niles is thoroughly familiar with the boot and shoe business and is worthy of his share of patronage.
100 Years Ago – Oct. 15, 1919
Purchased— The shoe shining stand formerly located at Ginsberg’s near the post office has been purchased by Flemming Bros., proprietors of the Bowlodrome, where they now have eight chairs.
Best yield ever — Nehemiah Seeley of the Cary Hill Farm is having the best yield of potatoes that he has ever produced. His yield is 160 barrels to the acre and the stock is all smooth and free from rot.
75 Years Ago – Oct. 19, 1944
Attends fashion show — Mrs. Emma Boone returned this week from Boston, where she attended the Fashion Show of fall and winter styles.
Attends meeting — Bernard E. Esters left this afternoon by plane for Chicago, where he will attend a meeting of the Advisory Council of the National Editorial Association and a meeting of the board of directors of Newspaper Advertising Service, Inc., of which he is a director.
50 Years Ago — Oct. 15, 1969
Receives certificate — Madeleine Lambert, Chief Clerk of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, USDA, for the Houlton office, received her certificate in recognition of 10 years of service. With her were Mrs. Lambert, State Director Willis Lord and Area Farmer Fieldman Leon Cote.
Local firms consolidate — The Duran Oil Company and Canusa, Inc., Houlton’s local distributors of Citgo petroleum products, have announced their agreement to consolidate into one company. The Duran Oil Company will continue to operate as a separate entity under the management of John Duran, while Canusa, Inc., will develop and operate a truck stop and restaurant on the Airport road, under the management of Robert Hazelwood.
25 Years Ago – Oct.19, 1994
To entertain — On Halloween evening chickens, dolphins, alligators and sneakers which run by themselves will be let loose in Houlton when singer and songwriter Rick Charette brings his unique brand of family entertainment to the Houlton High School Auditorium. Charette’s latest album is called “A Little Peace and Quiet” and is a perfect follow up to his other lively hits such as “I Love Mud,” “Chickens On Vacation,” “Where Do My Sneakers Go At Night” and “Alligator In The Elevator.’’
Recognized — The Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce board of directors recently presented Nancy Ketch with a plaque to commemorate her completion of the University of Delaware’s Institute for Organization Management. She is the only chamber executive director in Maine to have completed the six-year program.