Houlton area From our Files – Week of March 2, 2020
100 Years Ago – Mar. 10, 1920
Prize winners — L. H. Powers who with Mrs. Powers were in attendance at the Boston Dog Show, returning home last week having captured four first prizes and three seconds, of which Mr. and Mrs. powers might well be proud.
New cars — Hand and Harrington, Mechanic St., have just received a car lot of 5-passenger 1920 Model Studebaker cars and call attention to prospective buyers the advantage of early buying, there is an unprecedented demand for cars throughout the country and those who delay may need to go without a care until the season is past.
75 Years Ago – Mar. 8, 1945
Attend tournament — Davis Dunn, Robert MacNair and Billy Putnam returned Sunday from Bangor where they attended the Eastern Maine Basketball Tournament.
20,000 cakes of ice cut — Manley Van Tassell and William Murphy who, as the Kendell Street Ice Company, are cutting ice now on Nickerson Lake for delivery to Houlton people during the coming season announced this morning that they already have 20,000 cakes in storage and , if present weather conditions continue, expect soon to have an adequate supply for all demands this season.
50 Years Ago – Mar. 11, 1970
Catalog center to open — The J. C. Penney Co. this week announced the opening of the local store Catalog Center, located in the downstairs area of the building on Market Square. John Janson, manager, stated that a teletype service will be in operation with merchandise arriving within five to seven days. Catalogs may be obtained at the Center, free of charge, and to place an order a customer may visit the Center or call. Mrs. Mildred McQuarrie will be managing the new department.
Appointed — Eugene A. Ross of Houlton, a member of the local Fire Department, has been appointed as a member of the Steering Committee for the Southern Aroostook area for the second annual Aroostook Fire Fighters’ Workshop scheduled for June at NMVTI.
25 Years Ago – Mar. 8, 1995
Donation — Lt. Barbara Chamberlain, of the Salvation Army received a check donation of $500 from Kent Hutchinson on behalf of all Irving Companies of Houlton.
Gift for health care — Milliken Medical Center of Island Falls recently received a $1,000 gift from National Starch and Chemical, also of Island Falls, to help provide rural health care. Rita Palmer of Patten presented the check.