Houlton area From Our Files (week of February 21, 2018)

6 years ago

100 Years Ago – Feb. 20, 1918

Away on business Gay C. Porter, manager of the Aroostook Potato Growers’ Association, left Saturday evening for Baltimore, Md., on a business trip.

Returned to Houlton Frank L. Bamford, who has been employed in For Fairfield for the past four months, has returned to Houlton and has resumed his duties at the French & Son drug store.

75 Years Ago – Feb. 25, 1943

Girls helping out A group of girls from high school have given a total of 218 hours of volunteer service in making surgical dressings for the Red Cross. The following girls have participated in this worthy cause: Geraldine Grant, Jeannette Gartley, Clara Gartley, Bonny Jones, Dora Shaw, Mary Spain, Marietta Doescher, Mary Shaw, Lois Barton and Jackie Hall.

Boys helping out A group of boys from Junior Division Red Cross organization have given 40 hours of volunteer service in making surgical dressings. The following boys have participated under the supervision of their teacher sponsor, Miss Wallace: Richard Manion, John Pomroy, John Jenkins, Harold Larson, Christopher Friel, Paul Benn, Benson Taylor, Paul Ingraham, John Russell, Jackie Faulkner and Richard Barker.

50 Years Ago – Feb. 21, 1968

Tournament bound The Houlton High School Shiretowners were tournament bound when they journeyed to Bangor for the first round of the Eastern Maine Class LL Basketball Tournament.

Visit Mr. and Mrs. Louis Curry and daughter, Susan were in Lennox, Mass., over the weekend where they visited their son, Terrence, at Shadowbrook.

25 Years Ago – Feb. 24, 1993

Photo opening Houlton Photo in Houlton opened its doors with the ceremonial ribbon cutting to mark the start of business. Attending the ceremony: Lewis Bone, the town manager, Mike McLaughlin, chairman of the town council, Elizabeth Anderson, president of the Retail Trade Board, Greg Hurd, general operator, Jill Hurd, owner/operator, Nancy Ketch, executive director of the Houlton Chamber of Commerce, and Robert Reece, second vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce.

A century celebration — The Town and Country Senior Citizens threw a party for 100-year-old birthday boy Lyman Wood last week at the home of Wendell and Theresa Wood. He received telephone calls, gifts, cards and flowers from friends and family members.