Presque Isle area From our Files – Week of June 21, 2021

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75 Years Ago –   June 20, 1946

Scovill was named special investigator — C. Gerald Scovill of Lubec had been engaged by the Sheriff Department of Aroostook County as special investigator according to Sheriff Jasper Lycette.

Mr. Scovill had been employed by the federal government for five years, the last two and one half years on Immigration Border Patrol. A native of Lubec, he graduated from the Lubec High School, attended Washington State Normal School and the University of Maine. He was also a graduate of the Immigration Border Training School at El Paso, Texas. Mr. Scovill was available to the public for investigative work in the department and for deputy training as well as the various lines of work in this field.

Presque Isle girl with Northeast East Airlines — Anita G. Malone of Presque Isle joined Northeast Airlines as a stewardess and had been assigned to the Boston-New York run. Miss Malone graduated from the Eastern Maine General Hospital School of Nursing in 1945 and held the position of Surgical Nurse at that hospital previous to her Stewardess career. Northeast Airlines Stewardess must meet the following essential requirements: Age, 21-26 inclusive; Weight: 105-125 pounds; ability to pass a complete flight physical examination; personality and charm; and at least two years’ attendance at an accredited college together with nurses’ training. A stewardess must be neither married nor engaged.

50 Years Ago –  June 23, 1971

Awards won by Washburn girls — Janet Thompson and Terri Thompson competed at the National Baton Twirling Association held at St. John, New Brunswick. Janet won a trophy for beginners Canadian solo, one trophy for beginners American Military, second place medal for fire twirling; second place for fancy strut and third place medal for basic strut. Terri won a trophy for beginners fancy strut, second place medal for solo twirling and fourth place medal for basic strut. They were accompanied by their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Thompson and son, Ernest.

CD service — Joseph Gagnon, civil defense director of Presque Isle, received a State of Maine honor award for his long period of service in connection with the Civil Defense Program. The award was presented by Marguerite Brown, Aroostook County director of civil defense and public safety. He was congratulated by Emelian Levesque, State director. The certificate, which was initiated by Levesque, was presented at the Maine Civil Defense Day activities held at the State Armory at Augusta. Gagnon, who had been local director for the City of Presque Isle for the previous twenty years, had received many other significant awards for community service and dedication to many worthy causes.

25 Years Ago –  June 19, 1996

Ashland Hornets earned state softball title — The Ashland Hornets softball team hit the pinnacle Saturday in Bangor. Ashland won the school’s first state softball championship by topping Monmouth Academy, 9-5, in the Class D finals at the Union Street fields. The victory put the finishing touches on a season which saw the team go 18-0, despite facing adversity from the very beginning. The Hornets saw their starting catcher leave the team midway through the campaign. They once had to scrape to get nine players to field a team for a regular season contest. The team, with four seniors attending an all-night graduation party the previous evening, needed a gutsy effort to get through its semifinal playoff game.

Mafia open winner — Gene Michaud captured top honors in the 1996 Mafia Open golf tournament, held at Presque Isle Country Club. He was congratulated by Joe Olore, tourney director. Michaud’s net score of 65 was one better than Mark White, who finished second. Tom Folsom was third and Brian Cronin fourth, both with 69s while Phil Pelletier placed fifth with 74. Steve Bonville, Mark White, Bud Scott and Bob Hayden won prizes for closest to pin, while Mark Wilcox won the longest drive competition. The 29th annual event featured a total purse of $4,500, according to Olore.