Houlton area From our Files – Week of March 25, 2020
100 Years Ago – March 31, 1920
Accepts position — Stan Rose, a Houlton boy who for a number of years has been living in Machias, and who resigned as postmaster at that place, having returned to Houlton to reside, has accepted a position as salesman at the Anderson Shoe Store and has already entered upon his duties.
Sold — Miss Grace Clark has sold her fine driving horse to Fred Taylor of Ludlow by means of using the Classified Ad column of the TIMES.
75 Years Ago – March 29, 1945
50 year medal — S. L. White, a member of the Masonic order for half a century, was presented with the 50 year medal at the annual past master’s night of Monument Lodge held at the Masonic Temple here last night. The presentation was made by Ralph Scott of Caribou. District Deputy Grand Master.
Decisions made — The first regular meeting of the Houlton Town Council, following its organization, was held Monday evening and considerable time was devoted to a discussion of methods of improving and strengthening the fire department. It was finally decided to employ a qualified person to be full time fire chief and also to act as fire inspector. This change, it is understood, has been under consideration for some time and the new council has decided it will be a great benefit to the town in the important work of fire protection. The council has already made some of the appointments required of it, including naming Lincoln Magaw to succeed himself as chief of the police department and appointing Alfred Ayotte, Ralph Nickerson and Elwyn Carpenter as members of the force.
50 Years Ago – April 1, 1970
Wins basket — Miss Cindy Woodworth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Woodworth of Littleton, was the winner of the F.W. Woolworth Co., Easter basket valued at $25 at a drawing held Friday afternoon at the store on Main Street. Store manager Alan Crittenden presented Miss Woodworth the basket.
Library opens — The new library at St. Mary’s School officially opened Tuesday of last week with a tea held for parents, teachers of SAD 29, and friends of the school. The library is the former parish kitchen, located upstairs in the yellow school building, and has been completely renovated to accommodate the new facility. The school has always owned stacks of books but never before have the tomes been catalogued. Donations are currently being accepted of books that could be used by the age group of children at the school. Mrs. Louis Curry has organized 25 women volunteers who will serve at the library in order that it may remain open five days a week.
25 Years Ago – March 29, 1995
Cookbook — Rosanne Curto Dauphinee put together her own cookbook of fat-free recipes from a personal need to adapt her diet as well as to serve her family delicious meals. The Patten author had the book printed on her own and it’s being so well received that a second printing is already underway.
Changing managers— Tammy Bonner will become Danforth’s new town manager on April 1, taking over from Joyce Brackett, who’s retiring after five years in Danforth and 17 years as a town manager.