Houlton area From our Files – Week of June 1, 2021
100 Years Ago – June 2, 1921
Elected — W.S. Lewin of Houlton who has been very active in the affairs of the Foresters in the State attended the biennial meeting in Bangor last week and was elected councilor, and a supreme representative, while Mrs. Lewin was elected conductor.
Trout — A large number of trout fingerlings from the Caribou Hatchery were liberated at Nickerson Lake last week, making the total number put into the lake since last fall to about 40,000.
75 Years Ago – May 29, 1946
Purchase “The Linen Shop” — Mrs. Frank McNally and Mrs. Robert Keith have purchased from Mrs. Sarah Trickey “The Linen Shop” which has been owned and operated by her for over nine years. The new owners will retain the present name of the shop and will carry the same type of merchandise.
Hatfield is new Temple manager — The appointment of Elvin H. Hatfield to the position of manager of the Temple Theater, in Houlton was announced this week by John B. Carroll of Portland, District Manager for the M&P Theaters Corp., in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
50 Years Ago – June 2, 1971
Dollars for Scholars — Houlton Dollars For Scholars program is being described as one of the most successful in the state after raising more than $10,000. According to the program treasurer, Donald Duplessis, the money will be used to help local high school seniors continue their education after graduation.
New town manager — Houlton named a new town manager this week. Presque Isle native Tom Willard, a one time assistant to the city of Bangor, will assume duties here in July.
25 Years Ago – May 29, 1996
Girl Scout Cookie sales — For the 10th year in a row, Brownie Troop 59 of Houlton has donated a portion of their cookie sales to a worthy cause. This year the troop, under direction of Cynthia Hillman-Forbush, donated to Houlton Elementary’s Playground Fund to upgrade the play equipment.
Rail facility promises jobs — Intermodal freight operations being planned in Houlton would relieve exceptionally heavy loaded truck use on state highways both through towns and the state, according to Allan K. Bean, Houlton town manager. Jobs would also be expected at the new reload facility.