Houlton area From our Files – November 4, 2019
115 Years Ago – Nov. 4, 1904
New hook and ladder truck — The Houlton Fire Department has recently received a new and up-to-date hook and ladder truck.
The truck is from the works of the Providence Hook and Ladder Truck Manufacturing Company. It is known as the new Seagrove Truss Truck. The truck carriers one 65-foot extension ladder, one 45-foot extension, one 25 common, one 20, two 16s, two extinguishers, four lanterns, tear down hook, wire cutters, plaster hook, door opener, bars and axes. The firemen are very much pleased with the new apparatus and claim it is just the clear thing.
100 Years Ago – Nov. 5, 1919
Resigned — Mrs. Bowley, who has been in charge of the Northern Telegraph office in this town, has resigned and Miss A. M. Thorndike of Foxcroft will be her successor.
Accepted position — Harry Tilley, who has been employed at Avery’s cigar store, has resigned and has accepted a position with Woolworth Co’s 5 and 10 cent store.
75 Years Ago – Nov. 9, 1944
Celebrates anniversary — Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Russell quietly observed their 58th wedding anniversary Wednesday evening with members of their immediate family at their home.
Business trip — Mrs. Emma Boone left Wednesday on a business trip to the Boston and New York markets.
50 Years Ago – Nov. 5, 1969
Books are moving — Although transfer of books and equipment is continuing, Ricker College began using its new $700,000 library this week. Ricker will hold an open house of the library for the public Nov. 22.
Retiring supervisor — Henry McBride of Littleton, chairman of the Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District, presented a distinguished service award to Ora P. Mooers of New Limerick for serving 10 years as a supervisor of the Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District. Mr. Mooers will retire as supervisor effective Dec. 31. He has been active in local and state association meetings in order to promote conservation in southern Aroostook.
25 Years Ago – Nov. 9, 1994
Putting a ‘30’ on long newspaper career — The numerals -30- in newspaper parlance traditionally signify the end of a story. Jack Faulkner, the veteran executive editor of several of Maine’s oldest and most honored weeklies, has retired from tending to reporters, editors, photographers, and all the inherent deadlines of the world of newspapering. Jack had spent most of his 28 years with Northeast Publishing Company behind the scenes. He saw them through their big growing period of the ‘70s and ‘80s. He helped paste up at the Houlton Pioneer Times, covered a story for the Piscataquis Observer, chatted up a politician for the Aroostook Republican and got the latest in high school sports for the Star-Herald. Then in the ‘90s it was time to help launch The Weekly in Bangor. Readers will never know about most of the touches that Jack added here and there.