From our Files: Headlines from 100 years of local news

12 years ago

Compiled by Karen Donato
Special to the Pioneer Times

100 Years Ago-March 27, 1912
Aroostook Times

    Monticello — A. Jewell of this place who purchased a moving picture machine a short time ago, gave a very satisfactory exhibition in the hall last week.
    Local — Hon. Wm. Sewall, collector of customs for the district of Aroostook went to Portland on Saturday, where he was to meet his old friend and former companion, Theodore Roosevelt.
    Menace — The careless and promiscuous use of air rifles by the young boys about town is becoming a serious menace to pedestrians. Parents should admonish their children to be careful or prohibit the use of same. An employee of the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad was painfully wounded in the face, narrowly missing his eyes one day last week.
75 Years Ago-April 1, 1937
Houlton Pioneer Times

    Boy Scouts — Merit Badge Awards were made to James Skehan Jr., Keith Fortier, Russell Fortier and Harold Hoskin. Second-class Scout badges were awarded to the following: Horace McGowan, George Seamans and Robert Russell, Troop No. 160; John Hoskin, Malcolm Berman, Orville Troy Jr., Ralph Grant and Robert Cumming, Troop No.157; and George Nelson, Troop No.156.
    Honor parts — High honors among the Ricker Classical Institute seniors were won by Miss Christie Gavel and Miss Alta Estabrook. Other honor parts were earned by Velma Anderson, Hannah Putnam, Patricia Berquist, Raymond Buck Jr. and Merle Henderson.
    Rotary — The following directors for the year 1937-38 were elected as follows, Roy Thomas, Fred Hagan, Linwood Ross, Dr. Earle Barton, Jerome Strout and Bernard E. Esters.
50 Years Ago-March 29, 1962
Houlton Pioneer Times

    On staff — Terry St. Peter, 19, of Houlton, a Ricker College sophomore has joined the staff of the Pioneer Times it was announced today by Bernard E. Esters, publisher.
Houlton Pioneer Times Photo
bs-fromfiles62-dc-pt-13SUCCESSFUL SEASON — The Junior High seventh graders recently completed their 1961-62 season with a nine win and three loss record. Before placing their uniforms away, the boys posed for their annual team photo. Front row, from left, Frank Gorham, James Hussey, Reginald Grant, Michael Gildart and George Adams. Second row, Coach Bev Clark, Kent Horten, Gil Karnes, Willie Varney, Carroll Lee and Dana Grant. Third row, Larry Veysey, Timmy Tufts, Franklin Bell, Brent Horten and Richard Blake.

    Parking lot — Town Council Chairman Leslie R. Rhoda said this week that Town Manager Walter R. Benson has been instructed to open negotiations for the possible purchase of the Congregational Church lot on Court Street next to the Pioneer Times office. The church was destroyed by fire and the town was assured it would have the first opportunity to buy the lot.
    Sales representative — Raymond E. Nelson, Jr. of Houlton has been appointed sales representative for Allstate Insurance Companies in Houlton.
25 Years Ago-April 1, 1987
Houlton Pioneer Times

    New location — The United States Department of Agriculture has relocated the office of the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service; Farmers Home Administration and Soil Conservation Service to new quarters on the North Road.
    Hodgdon — Honor parts have been announced for Hodgdon High School, they are: Valedictorian, Matthew Oliver; Salutatorian, Holly Alexander; First Honor Essayist, Shelly Jones; Second Honor Essayist, Willis Nason and Third Honor Essayist, Cindy Jean Arbo.
    Easter Egg Hunt — The Houlton Parks and Recreation Department will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt at the Gentle Memorial Building.