Presque Isle area From our Files – Week of April 26, 2021
75 Years Ago – April 25, 1946
Rotarians add two members to the roster — Members of the Presque Isle High School basketball team and Coach William Hanscom, were guests of the Rotarians at their luncheon and meeting.
Two new members were taken in: Harold K. Graves, Mortician, and George J. Brown, Contract Potato Grower. The program was under the direction of George Barnes. All badges were exchanged and several members were called upon to speak on the classification as represented by the badge each had received in exchange for his own. This resulted in some very humorous three-minute talks. Visiting Rotarians were Norman Johnson and Rex Miller, Caribou; David M. Peat, Augusta; W. E. Woodman, Washburn; Junior Rotarian, Oscar Nelder. Other visitors were Arthur Hawkins of Orono and Cecil Frutchey of Dover Foxcroft.
Cpl. Dana Hunter received honorable discharge — Cpt. Dana J. Hunter was honorably discharged at Fort Devens, Mass., April 16, and arrived Monday afternoon at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hunter, in Presque Isle. A graduate of Presque Isle High School in 1942, Mr. Hunter entered the service of the U.S. Army in 1944 and received his training at Camp Chaffee, Ark., and was stationed at Fort Knox,, Ky., prior to going overseas where he served 15 months in the ETO with the 4th Armored Division. He was stationed in Passau, Germany, during the previous six months.
50 Years Ago – April 28, 1971
Women plan Lebanese meals — Annually, members of the Presque Isle branch of the American Association of University Women celebrate the coming of spring by entertaining their husbands (or a friend) at a gourmet dinner. The previous year was French, and the current year was Lebanese. It was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Waldron, Presque Isle. Mrs. Charles Hurst and Mrs. Forest Ayer had worked for weeks planning the menu. They had been helped by many people from the Caribou area, particularly Mrs. Nelson Sleeper and Barbara Waken, who was born and educated in Lebanon. The committee had sent authentic Lebanese recipes to all members so that each member could contribute to the meal.
Libby was included in “Who’s Who” — Loren L. Libby, a student of mental health technology at Midlands Technology at Midlands Technical Education Center, Columbia, S.C., was included in the 1970-’71 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.” This honor was conferred annually upon outstanding student leaders from over 600 junior colleges in the United States. In selecting candidates, campus nominating committees chose students whose academic standing, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and future potential were above average. Libby, a native of Mapleton and a graduate of Presque Isle High School, resided in Columbia, S.C., with his wife, the former Trudy Chandler of Mapleton, and their son, Troy.
25 Years Ago – April 24, 1996
Ford certified by American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery — Dr. Henry C. Ford, oral/maxillofacial surgeon and active medical staff member at The Aroostook Medical Center, was certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Ford joined Dr. Brian Gallagher, D.M.D., at Aroostook OralMaxillofacial Surgery Associates in Presque Isle in the fall of 1993. A native of Amityville, N.Y., Ford received a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston in 1988. He performed internships in 1988. He performed internships at Staten Island Hospital in New York between 1988-89, and completed an oral maxillofacial surgical residency at Nassau County Medical center in East Meadow, N.Y. in 1993. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Four employees received awards — Four employees at ACME-Monaco Corporation in Presque Isle received the Quarterly Owner’s Award for 1995. The awards were given to recognize the individuals whose ideas had resulted in increased production at the wire products manufacturing plant. Receiving awards were: Gary Merritt, electronics technician; Diane Barnes, archwire set-up/machine operator; Jeane D’arc Michaud, inspector; and Sherry Bradley, quality control technician.