Houlton area From our Files – Week of May 18, 2022

115 Years Ago – May 22, 1907

Resigned from position — Mr. C.V. Hewey, who has had charge of the Elks Club since its opening, has resigned his position.

Open for business — The Mars Hill Trust Co., opened for business last week, and Mars Hill and Blaine are to be congratulated upon the event.

75 Years Ago – May 15, 1947

Receives promotion — Russell F. Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Taylor, has recently been promoted to private first class. Pfc. Taylor is in the U. S. Marine Corps and is stationed in Brooklyn, New York. 

Linneus Church News — The people of Linneus will be pleased to learn that John Ruth, who had resigned as pastor of the Baptist Church, accepted the unanimous emulation extended to him to remain, He will continue to serve until the yearly conference in January 1948.

50 Years Ago – May 17, 1972

Winners announced at duplicate bridge — Nine and one-half tables of bridge were played Wednesday evening at duplicates bridge at the Gentle Memorial Building. Par north-south was 96. Winners were Mrs. Norma McClure and Gerry Sossler of Loring AFB with a score of 120 1/2; Thomas Bither and Harold Inman with a score of 115 1/2; and Geneva Barnes and Mrs. Leigh Cleveland with a score of 112. East-west par was 84. Winners were Mrs. Diane Grant and Marshall Hammond with a score of 96; Mr and Mrs. Robert Martin of Woodstock with a score of 94; and Robert Hanson and Robert Hazelwood with a score of 92. Robert Hanson and Robert Hazelwood were winners of the trophy for most cumulative points during the past year. 

Teachers honor retiring colleague — Mrs. Audrey Benn was honored recently by the teachers of Oakfield Grammar School on her retirement from teaching after 37 years, 20 of which she served as principal. Mrs. Benn was entertained at the Border View Restaurant in Houlton and presented a corsage of pink carnations and gifts.

25 Years Ago – May 28, 1997

Students compete in regional B BEAM contests — Several Southern Aroostook Community School business education students recently participated in the annual regional B BEAM contest. They competed against students from Presque Isle High School, Central Aroostook High School and Houlton High School in accounting.  The following students received ribbons, certificates, trophies and gifts for placing in the top three positions: Kristen Swallow, first in accounting I; Kim Collier, third in keyboarding I,: Kim Collier, third in keyboarding I,: Bethany McDonald, first in keyboarding I; Patrick Lupien, third in advanced accounting; and Kathy Bustard, first in advanced keyboarding/word processing and second in advanced accounting.

Retires — After 29 years working for the Department of Human Services, Norma Folsom retired from her duties that plateaued as the program administrator for Adult Protective Services. Folsom started working for DHS when their offices were upstairs in the Trust building. The offices later moved to Mechanic Street, and later on to the present address of 11 High St.

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