Houlton Region

Houlton area From our Files – Week of November 9, 2020

100 Years Ago – Nov.  18, 1920

  Unique recital given at high school auditorium pleases a large audience – – The recital given last Thursday Evening under the direction of the Astle Music Co. by a group of Edison Artists drew one of the largest audiences ever seen in the building.

Artists of national repute gave Houlton’s musically cultured people an opportunity of hearing a program of high grade music.

A treat at the Temple — Bob Ott opened a week’s engagement at the Temple Theater Monday evening, playing to a good house presenting “The Jumping Jack.” The fun started with the opening curtain and stayed with the audience after they left the theater.

75 Years Ago – Nov.  15, 1945

New manager for Northeast A.L. here — Roger B. Hitchcock has been promoted to the position of Northeast Airlines station manager in Houlton, replacing Grover C. Cluckey who has transferred to Augusta.

Lions district governor visits Houlton club A.P. Gills of Milo, District Governor of Lions Int’l was the guest of honor at the regular meeting of the Houlton Lions Club held Friday evening at the Northland.

50 Years Ago – Nov.  18, 1970

Hospital merger will aid doctors and the patient — The forthcoming merger of the Aroostook General and Madigan Memorial Hospitals into a single new, modern and efficiently organized facility will have a significant bearing on the entire Southern Aroostook area. A new modern 120 bed hospital in Houlton will mean increased, and improved medical care.

25 Years Ago – Nov. 15, 1995

Area children benefit from the United Bikers Toy Run Campaign The United Bikers of Maine started a toy run in 1981 with 135 bikers.  The run went through Houlton recently. This year was the 14th annual run with 12,000 – 15,000 bikers participating. The run is a great way to help children have a good Christmas.

Station moves to downtown location Fresh off a move to downtown Houlton and a visit by Gov. Angus King, an AM radio station hopes to cement its ties to the Houlton area. WREM-AM moved its studios from a trailer on the Briton Road in Monticello to downtown Houlton.

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