Houlton area From our Files – Week of January 25, 2021
100 Years Ago – Jan. 27, 1921
School nurse — With the introduction of a registered school nurse in the public school in Houlton, this marks a step upward and it hopes to demonstrate the need for a regular school nurse to be added to the faculty.
75 Years Ago – Jan. 24, 1946
1946 Studebakers on display — Featuring fresh styling, improved riding qualities and luxury, the 1946 Studebakers are on display at the showroom of A.L. Rogers, a local dealer on Raymond Street.
Potato houses — Potato houses which have been built in Island Falls during the last few years, are valuable to the town by way of employment. There are 40 to 50 people employed by them when the houses are running full force.
50 Years Ago – Jan. 27, 1971
Great boss — Donald Edwards of the L.E. MacNair Co. was cited by the Houlton Jaycees as outstanding Boss of the Year.
Returns home for new job — Houlton native Thomas A. McGillicuddy returned from Massachusetts to assume new duties as executive director of the Houlton Regional Development Corporation.
25 Years Ago – Jan. 24, 1996
Derby dedication — The 1996 Northern Maine Soap Box Derby will be dedicated to the memory of former racer Wayne Miller of Houlton. Miller won the Maine Derby held in Brewer in 1996.
Farmers gather for Potato Conference — More than 170 farmers gathered Wednesday and Thursday to hear the newest research on topics including potato disease, pesticides and marketing. The most popular topic at the 11th Annual Maine Potato Conference and Trade Exhibit in Caribou was the need for water.