Houlton area From our Files – Week of August 10, 2020

3 years ago

100 Years Ago – Aug. 18, 1920

     Addition to business The Houlton Machine and Repair Co., have recently installed a public gasoline tank in front of their place of business on Mechanic Street.

     Business trip Arthur O. Putnam was in Fort Fairfield Monday on business for the Putnam Hardware Co.

75 Years Ago – Aug. 16, 1945

     Pay tribute Arthur G. Vose was guest of honor at a farewell dinner in the Silver Room of the Northland Hotel August 9 on the occasion of his retirement as manager of the Houlton area of the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, after more than 50 years service in its employ. About 65 officials and employees of the company, representing the various departments, who had been associated with him for many years, gathered to pay him homage, coming from several Aroostook towns as well as all over the state and Boston office.

     50 Years Ago – Aug. 19, 1970

     Receives certificate Richard Biegger, executive director of the Houlton Regional Development Corporation, received his certificate of completion from the Industrial Development Institute Friday in ceremonies held at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, Oklahoma.  

     Given key position Leighton W. Dudley, a native of Houlton, has been appointed Deputy Secretary Corrections for the newly created Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. He is the son of Mrs. Mildred J. Dudley of Houlton and the late John Perley Dudley.

25 Years Ago – Aug. 16, 1995

    Receives donation Portland Glass, on North Street in Houlton, recently donated $623 to the Houlton Humane Society. There for the presentation were employee Bonnie Rairdon, Cathy Surran of the Humane Society, Manager Pat Crowley and employee Roger Rairdon. 

    Aid to Foundation — The annual County Open Charity Golf and Dinner-Raffle was held this past weekend. Paul Forest received a check for $25,000 from Bob Anderson to benefit the Houlton Regional Health Foundation.