Presque Isle area From our Files – Week of April 13, 2020
75 Years Ago – April 19, 1945
New water superintendent — Gordon Tower of Boston was hired by the trustees of the Presque Isle Water District as superintendent and chemist. Mr. Tower and family arrived in Presque Isle the prior week.
For the previous four years, he had been working for the Water Bureau of the Metropolitan District, Hartford, Conn. Previous to that, he had two appointments with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire where he majored in chemistry, Tower did special work in bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin.
Mooseleuks won — The Mooseleuk Club won the city championship by defeating the Abnakis in the final match by 10 pins, 1476 to 1466. In the Eastern Maine Bowling Congress held at Houlton, the Abnakis placed fourth with 9 ½ points and the Mooseleuks placed sixth with 5 points.
50 Years Ago – April 22, 1970
Mrs. Morris served on the FTA Task Force — Mrs. G. Caroline Morris, guidance director of the Ashland Community High School, had been invited to serve on the Future Teachers of America Task Force on Improving FTA Services by John Van Schoonhoren, director of Future Teachers of America of the National Education Association, Washington, D.C. The task force committee met in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Morris organized the Ashland Chapter of the Future Teachers of America in 1962 and had since served as adviser of the chapter.
Twelve selected — A math fair was held at the Skyway School. Twelve SAD 1 students were semifinalists and represented this district at the State Math Fair at the University of Maine. The semifinalists were Brent Boyles, Sheryl Lamoreau, Sandy Damore, Jim Small, Artie Adams, Cathy Brewer, David Lovely, Kim Good, Martha Stevens, Linda Moskowitz, Lori Gallagher, Carol McHatten and Mary Pancsofar.
25 Years Ago – April 19, 1995
Title — Lawrence Ricci, MD., of the Spurwink Clinic, Portland, received an appreciation plaque from Carole Wilson, registered pediatric nurse, and Karen Umphrey, coordinator for child and family services at The Aroostook Medical Center, based on his seven years of support and service in providing medical evaluations for the TAMC program. The presentation was made to Ricci at the April 12 conference on Current Issues in Child Abuse sponsored by TAMC’s Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Committee and the Aroostook Council to Prevent Child Abuse. Over 150 medical and social services professionals attended the meeting at the University of Maine, Presque Isle Campus.
Miss Maine Teen-Ager finalist — Gretchen Juers, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Juers of Presque Isle, was selected as finalist in the Miss Maine National Teen-Ager Pageant held in Ellsworth. Gretchen, a seventh-grade honor roll student at Cunningham Middle School, was active in track, cross-country and cheering. Her hobbies included sports, dance, modeling and community volunteer activities.