Houlton area From our Files – Week of September 16, 2020
100 Years Ago – Sept. 22, 1920
59th Annual meeting — Every weekly paper in Aroostook County was represented at the 59th annual meeting of the Maine Press Assn. held in Bangor at which time Chas. H. Fogg was reelected president for the ensuing year.
This was the largest and most interesting meeting that has been held for 20 years and had guests Cyrus H. K. Curtis, the well-known founder of the Ladies Home Journal, Saturday Evening Post, Country Gentleman and Philadelphia Ledger, Frank A. Munsey, wonder and publisher of the New York Sun and Herald, both native sons of Maine, as well as President Robert J. Aley of the University of Maine and Prof. Cummings of the same institution, and Frederick H. Parkhurst, Governor-elect of Maine.
75 Years Ago – Sept. 20, 1945
Plans being made — Max Etscovitz, owner of the so called Exchange Hotel property on Court Street, announced that negotiations are now practically complete for the erection of a one-story brick business block on this site. It is expected to start work as early in the spring of 1946 as weather conditions permit, Mr. Etscovitz stated. The building that is contemplated will be of fireproof brick construction, completely modern in every particular. It is estimated that the eventual cost of the complete structure will be approximately $100,000.
50 Years Ago – Sept. 23, 1970
Honored at luncheon — Mrs. C. Worth Howard was honored at a special luncheon of the Houlton Woman’s Club at the Northland Hotel. Dr. and Mrs. Howard will leave soon to make their home in Jonesport. Mrs. Fred Greaves, past president, and Mrs. Gladys D. Reed, president, presented a gift from the club to Mrs. Howard.
25 Years Ago – Sept. 20, 1995
Thermometer project — Just about every citizen has glanced skyward while making their way through Market Square to catch the latest temperature. Welding work recently completed on the 50-year-old thermometer will ensure its position on the roof of Town and Country Clothing, according to Steve Hutchinson, owner of the downtown business. According to best estimates, the thermometer was originally placed on the building around 1947 or 1948.
Healthy connection — Debbi McCann, president of Vital Pathways, and Peg Hammond, director of the Houlton Regional Health Services Foundation, looked over the new computer setup which was recently purchased for Vital Pathways. The Foundation awarded a $3,000 grant to Vital Pathways for the equipment.