From our Files: Headlines from 100 years of local news

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100 Years Ago-July 17, 1912
Aroostook Times

    Occupational hazard — Isaiah McLeod of Dyer Brook suffered sun stroke Wednesday while working his hay field. Mr. James White of Ludlow lost a valuable work horse the same evening.
    Ready to practice — Dr. Earl Anderson, a graduate of Harvard Dental College, arrived in Houlton Monday, and will be associated with Dr. G.P. Clifford in his rapidly growing business.
    Presidential visitor — Hon. F.A. Peabody informs us that Hon. Woodrow Wilson, the Democratic candidate for President, will spend one day in Aroostook County the last of the State campaign, and Houlton will doubtless be the place.
75 Years Ago-July 22, 1937
Houlton Pioneer Times

    Modern manufacturing — The new factory of the Snider Packing Corporation, located at the former Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Car Shop, is now in full operation as thousands of cans of green peas are rolling from the two canning machines daily. The entire inside of the factory is painted with aluminum paint, and all workers are attired in white coveralls. Many local people are work at the plant day and night.
    Transferred — Clayton Niles, who has been employed in the Main Street A&P store for the past two weeks, has returned to the Presque Isle store.
50 Years Ago-July 19, 1962
Houlton Pioneer Times

    Crowned — Miss Sonia Grant was selected by the judges during the recent Potato Feast celebration as Miss Houlton to represent the Shiretown at the Potato Blossom Festival in Fort Fairfield. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Grant of Littleton.
    Baseball’s best — Members of the National League all-star team, coached by Leo Ireland and Jack MacNair, are Gary Henderson, Steven Philbrick, Roger Beaulier, Richard Blake, Tommy Anderson, Bryant Swales, Keith Putnam, Steven Roach, Bryant McIlroy, Jay MacNair, Paul Kearney, Bryant Bohan, Steven Porter and Timmy Cassidy. Suiting up for the American League Little League all-stars were Brent Horton, Bruce McKay, Steve Niles, Steve Socoby, Gary Fitzpatrick, Steve Gormley, Joel McManemon, Douglas Swallow, Clint Worthley, Jeff Scott, Robert Quirk, Steven Nichols, Jan Roberts and James Thompson. Their coaches were Louis Fitzpatrick and Wendall Guy.
    East Hodgdon — Gerald Duff left Saturday noon for Washington D.C. where he will attend a sales caravan for the Brotherhood Mutual Life Insurance of which he is an agent.
25 Years Ago-July 22, 1987
Houlton Pioneer Times

    Houlton native returns — The Rev. Thomas M. Murphy has assumed the pastorate at St. Mary of the Visitation Church in Houlton. He had most recently served as director or the Christian Life Center in Upper Frenchville.
Pioneer Times 1987 file photo
BS-FromFiles-dc-pt-29SPEAKING FOR THE STUDENTS — Selected to represent their classroom constituents with matters of general student body concern to the “powers that be” in the Houlton High School administration are, from left, front row: Allen Ouellette, grade 10; Garret Brown, grade 12; Kim Smith, grade 11; Patty Wood, grade 12; and Amy Hubert, grade 10. Back row: Trevor Condor, grade 8; Kelby Dobbins, grade 8; Beth Wiggin, grade 9; Dean Clark, grade 9; Lori Pike, grade 7; and Wayne Coolong, grade 7. Absent for the photo was Darrell Hanning, grade 11.

    New school in Hodgdon — Construction at the SAD 70 elementary school was somewhat behind schedule according to Superintendent Terry Comeau, but schools were still on schedule to open Aug. 17. General contractor for the $950,000 project was Limestone construction firm, General Supply Inc.
    More space — York Ford has recently completed a 30,000-square foot addition to their new and used car lot, located on the North Road.
    Memorial dedication — Dedication of the Patten Academy monument and park was conducted Friday. The bell atop the stone base monument was once on top of the Patten Academy building which closed its doors to high school students in 1967. The effort was sponsored by the Patten Woman’s Club.