Houlton area From our Files – Week of December 9, 2019
115 Years Ago – Dec. 9, 1904
Boston Dr. relocates here — Dr. Elmond A. Burnham, of Boston, well known to many of our citizens by reason of his frequent visits here, is so well pleased with our community and its citizens that he has decided to locate here permanently. He has engaged office rooms in the Sincock Block and is ready to enter upon his professional duties at once.
100 Years Ago – Dec. 10, 1919
Trip to Boston — G.B. Churchill, mar. of the Temple theatre, was in Boston several days last week to meet Mr. A.S. Black, head of the Black Theatre Corp., and secured some extra fine pictures for this theatres in Aroostook.
Attending meeting — Hon. F.A Peabody left Friday for Louisville, Kentucky, where he and the other members of the State Highway Commission and Chief Engineer Paul D. Sargent will attend the annual meeting of State Highway Commissions of the United States, which is in session there this week.
75 Years Ago – Dec. 14, 1944
Anniversary celebrated — On Dec. 5 Mr. and Mrs. John C. Callahan observed their golden wedding anniversary at their home in North Amity. Friends and neighbors called during the day to extend their best wishes. Four generations were present on this occasion.
Returned from Boston — Roy Bither returned Saturday by plane from Boston where he attended meetings of the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Conferences and of the New England Junior College Association.
50 Years Ago – Dec. 10, 1969
New store — Sears, Roebuck and Co. plans to open a new catalog sales merchant store within the next few months to serve the Houlton area, according to the announcement today by Edward H. Carpenter, Sears Merchants’ Coordinator.
Earn awards — Ronald Ericson of New Sweden and Susan O’Donnell of Houlton were recipients of the first annual trophies presented by WAGM-TV to an Aroostook County boy and girl for personal achievement within the framework of 4-H program.
25 Years Ago – Dec. 14, 1994
Patten Thanksgiving — Graydon Watson of the Rockabema Snowsled Club prepared biscuits for over 75 at Thanksgiving. For the second year, Ellis IGA in Patten donated the food and the Rockabema Snowsled Club cooked and served a traditional dinner to enable area residents to share the holiday with others.
Staley service — Gordon Mitchell, technical manager at A.E. Staley, presented employee Ken Albert with an engraved clock for Albert’s 30 years of service with the plant.