Houlton area From our Files – Week of November 2, 2020
100 Years Ago – Nov. 10, 1920
Honored — A special service was given in honor of the Boy Scout troop of the church. The service was in commemoration of a heroic deed at Grand Lake. Last summer while the Boy Scouts were camping, Harry Manuel rescued the life of a drowning man.
For this deed Mr. Barnes, with a befitting speech, presented him with a bronze medal on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America.
Accepted position — Percy Rowe of Island Falls, who is a registered Pharmacist, has accepted a position with the Hatheway Drug Co.
75 Years Ago – Nov. 8, 1945
Receives honor — Miss Elsa Bostrom was the recipient of a recent honor when she was appointed to work with the faculty on assemblies for the school year at the boston University where she is a student.
Purchased grocery store — Ted Grant and his son, Ralph Grant, recently discharged from J. M. VanTassell, his grocery business located on Mechanic Street and owned and operated for many years by Knox Brothers. Mr. Grant, long associated with the firm of Grant and Daigle, has been inactive in business since that store was sold to Way Brothers a few years ago.
50 Years Ago – Nov. 11, 1970
Grand opening — Aroostook TV, owned by John Fowler, will have its formal grand opening this Friday at their store at 142 Military street. Mr. Fowler has announced that his new store will feature Motorola television sets, stereos, tape players and other equipment, and that all will be on display for the open house on Friday.
Receives award— Police Chief Donald Dow accepted an engraved plaque from Roland Henderson, safety coordinator of the National Child Safety Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to the safety of children. The local Police department was cited with this community service award ‘in recognition of outstanding service to the safety education of children.’
25 Years Ago – Nov. 8, 1995
Grossmans to Close — A decision by Grossman’s Inc. to close three of its Maine stores, including its Houlton outlet on the Bangor Road, was necessary, according to a corporate spokesman Friday. All three stores were underperforming, he said.
Donation — Frank Zeaman, plant manager of the National Starch and Chemical Company in Island Falls, presented a check to Heidi Suitter, Pine Tree Camp representative for the Smoki – Haulers Snowsled Club, in the amount of $600.00. The company has donated to this for years, helping those who want to attend the camp.