Presque Isle area From our Files (week of November 14, 2018)

5 years ago

101 Years Ago – Nov. 15, 1917

Garments for soldiers — A supper was held at the Odd Fellows’ Hall. The proceeds were used to purchase material to be used by the local Red Cross Society in making garments for our soldiers. At the close of the supper, an informal reception was given to Rev. and Mrs.L. G. March.

75 Years Ago –  Nov. 18, 1943

Whatley earns pin — President Robert Whatley of the Rotary Club was presented a past-president’s pin at the luncheon as a gift of the club. President Whatley left to join the Armed Forces. The presentation was made by F. Bernard Thompson, the club’s oldest member.

Honored by Legion — G. Irving Brown was awarded the Warrant of Merit with Blue Star by the National Commander of the American Legion for notable past service. He was adjutant of the Ray Goding Post in 1941 and later served as chairman of the defense Committee and Public Relations Committee. He was chiefly responsible for the erection of the City Honor Roll Board on the B. and A. lawn.

50 Years Ago –  Nov. 6, 1968

8-1 soccer record — The Owls of Aroostook State College closed their soccer season in dramatic fashion by downing Unity College 13-3. The Owls exploded for four goals in each of the second and third quarters to nab the victory. The locals ended up with a glittering 8-1 season’s record and Ron Gartley completed his college soccer career by setting a new Northeast College Conference record with 51 goals. The Owls’ scoring was led by seniors Gartley and Lenny Cole, who scored nine goals between them.

Postal men honored — Postmaster William D. Halloran of Presque Isle presented Neil E. Bishop with a Suggestion Award Certificate and a check for $15 for his suggestion to eliminate a safety hazard at the Presque Isle office. Halloran also presented Keith Higgins a Certificate of Award from the Regional Post Office Department for successful completion of a course in finance and accounting.

25 Years Ago –  Nov. 7, 1993

Hartman Award — A scientist, an AIDS activist, and a Micmac Nation leader were honored Nov. 2 during the eighth Maryann Hartman Awards ceremony at the University of Maine in Orono. Established by the UMaine Women in the Curriculum Program, the awards were named for the late Maryann Hartman, UMaine teacher and scholar in speech communication, presented annually to recognize women whose achievement, like Professor Hartman’s provide inspiration to others and increase campus and community awareness of the accomplishments of women. 1993’s recipients were conservationist and UMaine research associate Joan Brooks of East Eddington, AIDS educator Mary MacDonald of Portland, and Mary Philbrook of Presque Isle, the first woman to have to admit to be elected leader of the Maine Micmacs.