Houlton Region

Houlton area From our Files – Week of May 24, 2021

100 Years Ago – May 26, 1921

Aroostook paper has new editor Herbert Caryl of Boston, has taken up his duties as Editor and Manager of the Aroostook Daily News, and has already made a favorable impression with the readers of Aroostook’s daily.

Top-of-the-line press — The Pioneer Publishing Company has installed a new Drum Cylinder Babcock Press for their newspaper, which is the last word in a press of this kind.

75 Years Ago – May 22, 1946

Essay wins prize – Ricker College Valedictorian of the senior class, Eugene Britton, won the second-place prize of $15 in the VFW Essay Contest recently.

Students take over town offices — The town will be taken over today by the youth at the community who will fill all offices and for 24 hours at least, will be in charge of municipal administration under the direction of Leland Ludwig who has been named to act as town manager by the Town Council.

50 Years Ago – May 26, 1971

Smokey sings — Smokey the Bear visited last week at the Houlton Elementary School, to orient the children on the importance of environmental concerns. Second-graders asked Smokey questions with the help of the State Forest Rangers, and Smokey sang a song to the children.

Jaycees reap awards Houlton’s Jaycees and Jaycee wives returned from the state convention in Augusta with a pile of awards, including one recognizing the organization as the Outstanding Chapter in Maine. The Henry Giessenbier Memorial Trophy was bestowed on the Shiretown Organization for the number and success of its community projects over the past year.

25 Years Ago – May 22, 1996

Deputies get new ride Aroostook County officials picked up four new cruisers for the Sheriff’s Department. County Administrator Danile Martin presented a check to York’s of Houlton representative Gary Cheney for the cost of the new vehicles at $17,800 each.

Learning to grow Members of a trade delegation from the People’s Republic of China toured an Island Falls facility that grows a better potato plant last week. The trade visit was established to offer the Chinese a glimpse into ways they might increase their food production capabilities. Naturemark technician and lab director Sally Henederson helped to explain the facility’s greenhouse operations.

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