Houlton Region

Houlton area From our Files – January 2, 2021

100 Years Ago – Dec. 30, 1920

Census — The first census of Houlton taken 125 years ago listed a total population of 117. There were 74 males and 43 females. The largest family was 12 in the household of Joshua Putnam.

75 Years Ago – Dec. 27, 1945

75th anniversaryAroostook 4-H Club is Winner — The Yankee 4-H Club of Daigle won the cash award given by the Maine Farm Bureau Federation to the highest ranking club in Maine this year.

50 Years Ago – Dec. 30, 1970

Street lights — Improved street lighting for Reservoir Hill was given for approval by the Town Council during its regular meeting.

A New Hospital A major step toward the eventual construction of a new hospital in Houlton was realized with the appointment of a 16-member Board of Trustees of Southern Aroostook’s new merged hospital.

25 Years Ago – Dec. 27, 1995

Red Cross winter blood drive  — January is National Blood Donor Month. Ring in the New Year by giving the gift of life – give blood at the blood drive on Jan. 2.

Hospital shares rebate with County charity A rebate from Worker’s Compensation to Houlton Regional Hospital last week resulted in a much needed donation to the Salvation Army.

The hospital decided to share the rebate with all employees in the form of a holiday bonus, gift certificates to the food store. 

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