Houlton area From our Files – Week of April 13, 2022

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115 Years Ago – April 17, 1907

New block tenants — The rooms in the Times block, Which have been occupied by the Elk’s Club for the past three years, Will be occupied by a branch of the Young Men’s Catholic Union, of which James Donelly, a prominent  young lawyer is president.

Opening back up — The Palmer House of Patten, which has been closed since last fall, has opened again, under the management of G.L. Foss.

75 Years Ago – April 10, 1947

Airport news — Linwood Lawrence announced that the new Cessna, Model 120, arrived Tuesday this week and that it is available for the public to see at any time. This model is the less expensive of the two models that Mr. Lawrence carries at this time.

Abnaki archers take two from Houlton F. & G. — The Houlton Fish and Game Club archers suffered a second defeat at the hands of the Abnaki Club arrow slingers at Presque Isle Sunday when both the first and second teams dropped their matches. The varsity team showed the strength it is developing when it pushed the host club to three ends before a decision was reached. The final margin in this contest was 36 points.

50 Years Ago – April 12,  1972

Eighth-grader wins Spelling Bee — Carla Bustard, a 13- year-old eighth-grader at Roosevelt School in Smyrna Mills, was crowned the Aroostook County champion during the County Spelling Bbee conducted Wednesday at Easton Elementary School.

Ricker offering grants — Ricker College will guarantee grants of $800 each for 30 Maine freshmen or transfer students, entering Ricker in the fall, Dr. Robert E. Matson, president of the college announced Thursday.

25 Years Ago, April 23, 1997

Houlton Midget Hockey team recognized — The Houlton Hockey Association’s high school (midget) team was honored by the New Brunswick Central Midget Hockey League at its 27th annual awards banquet held April 12 in Moncton, New Brunswick. More than 1,000 midget players, coaches, parents and league executives attended the banquet, as well as several National Hockey League players who were former midgets. 

Open house in Bridgewater — Area citizens are invited to the ribbon cutting and open house ceremonies at the newly developed Bridgewater Family Practice on Sunday, April 27.