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12 years ago

Aroostook Times
    Dyer Brook — While cutting grass Friday, Avon Carpenter cut the end of his big toe. In some manner, his foot slipped in front of the scythe. Frankie, the young son of A. Carpenter, scalded his arm and hand quite bad Saturday over turning a pail of oyster stew on it.
    Farewell sermon — Rev. F.A. Arbuckle will occupy the pulpit of the Presbyterian church for the last time as Pastor, next Sunday.
    Filling in — Miss Florence Ingersoll is assisting at the Houlton Trust Company during the absence of Douglas McNutt who is on vacation.
    New photographer — Mr. O.B. Porter of Fort Fairfield has purchased the Bryson studio and will be open for business soon. Mr. Porter comes well recommended as an artist of unusual ability.
75 Years Ago-July 29, 1937
Houlton Pioneer Times

    To build on North St. — The Ora Gilpatrick property has been purchased by Max and Jacob Etscovitz where a sales lot and lubritorium will be erected by the Etscovitz Motor Company, to replace their current showroom on Kendall St.
    Summer on the lake — The cottages on the shore of Spaulding Lake are well occupied these warm summer days by the families of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Flint, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Clark, and Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Morrison.
50 Years Ago-July 26, 1962
Houlton Pioneer Times

    Bell rings on — Officials with the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad donated the 150-pound bell from “Old 100,” the railroad’s largest steam locomotive between Searsport and Houlton, to the Church of the Good Shepherd to place in the Main Street sanctuary’s belfry to call parishioners to Sunday services. “This handsome and memoried bell will fill a need in Houlton for a call to worship God,” said Rev. Robert Black, rector.
    Retires — State Police Detective Otis LaBree of Houlton retired from the force Aug. 1 with more than 20 years of experience under his belt. His replacement was 26-year-old Wilfred Higgins of Madawaska.
    Earns top Scouting honor — Thomas McFadden of Boy Scout Troop 166 earned his Eagle Scout badge. A student at Houlton High, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen McFadden.
25 Years Ago-July 29, 1987
Houlton Pioneer Times

    King-Queen candidates — Participating in the 21st annual Peanut Carnival pageant, sponsored by the Houlton Recreation Department, were Glen Cole, Tyson Cummings, Ben Nelson, Glen Littleton, Elizabeth Nelson, Kim Dow, Elissa Skehan and Tori Dow.
Pioneer Times 1987 file photo
BS-FromFiles-dc-pt-30AWARDS — Smith and Wesson employees have received awards for years of service. Recipients are, from left, Merle Botting, 10 years of service; John King, 20 years; Leon Hatcher, 10 years; and Plant Manager John Fitzpatrick, 20 years, Absent for the photo were Terry Wade, 15 years of service; and Richard Sattler, 10 years.

    Ready for Olympics — Tonianna Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Honeycutt of Monticello, was preparing for the upcoming International Special Olympics in South Bend, Indiana under the guidance of adviser Julie Dunn-Brown, Robinson’s teacher at SAD 29.
    To practice in Patten — Dr. Gregory M. Farrell, a recent graduate of the New England College of Optometry in Boston, was hired by Katahdin Valley Health Center to work at the Patten clinic one day a week.