Houlton area From our Files – Week of January 18, 2021

Beth Lacombe, Special to The County
3 years ago

 100 Years Ago – Jan. 20, 1921

New band Under the direction of Emmons Robinson, assisted by a committee from the Houlton Rotary Club, work on organizing the new Houlton Band is progressing well.

New president — George H. Benn has been elected president of the Houlton Agricultural Society.

75 Years Ago – Jan. 17, 1946

National Elks contest — In the presence of his parents, officers of the Houlton Lodge of Elks and a capacity crowd of members, Elliot Berman was presented a check for $500 which he won by placing second in the annual “Outstanding Student Contest” conducted this year by the National Elks Lodge.

High school play makes a big hit — On Wednesday evening, in the well filled auditorium of the high school the three act comedy, “Young Mr. Standish” was presented by the senior class. It was a great performance enjoyed by all.

50 Years Ago – Jan. 20, 1971

New school — The program for dedication and open house for the new elementary school was announced by SAD 29 superintendent Hamilton Giberson.

New name Houlton Regional Hospital was selected as the name for the new hospital resulting from the merger of Aroostook General and Madigan Memorial.

25 Years Ago – Jan. 17, 1996

Upcoming concert The MSAD 70 chorus and band, under direction of Barbara Hogan and Kelly Sewell, will be presenting their winter concert this Thursday at the Hodgen Elementary School.

WHOU-FM has new owners — Houlton people now own a Houlton Radio Station. Robert Anderson and Dave Moore became the new owners of the station as the result of a telephone auction last week. The station will operate under the name of Two Tall Entertainment.