Houlton area From our Files – Week of July 6, 2022

115 Years Ago – July 10, 1907

Houlton takes the lead — Caribou and Houlton met at Caribou on Monday afternoon, and up to the fifth inning the score was 3 to 0 in favor of Caribou, and then the fatal inning came and Houlton made six runs. 

Good game — The game last Wednesday was a very interesting one from Houlton’s standpoint, as every man played the game from start to finish. Hall pitched a fine game. Houlton won against Presque Isle 10 to 2.

75 Years Ago – July 3, 1947

Longfellow Bears tops in Little League — The Longfellow Bears defeated the Fair Street Boomerangs by a score of 19 to 3 Friday. Monday, June 30, the Bears again defeated the Boomerangs, 16 to 12. Both of these teams are in the Little League. At present Longfellow has two victories to Fair Street’s one. Thursday afternoon the Fair Street Pirates defeated the Bowdoin Street Northern Sluggers of the Middle League by a score of 9 to 8 with a rally in the last inning. Tuesday the Bowdoin Street Serpents defeated the Fair Street Raiders, 12 to 7. Tuesday afternoon the Junior Collegians defeated the Northern Sluggers, 15 to 3, in a well-played contest.

Smyrna Mills man named 4-H Club agent — Aubrey A. McLaughlin of Smyrna Mills has been named assistant 4-H Club agent for Kennebec County by Dean Arthur L. Deering of the Extension Service. He assumed his new duties Monday. A graduate of Merrill High School, McLaughlin clerked in a general store before going to the University of Maine. His college career was interrupted by four years of service in the United States Army during which time he arose to the rank of first lieutenant. 

50 Years Ago – July 5, 1972

Island Falls firm awarded Forest Maid franchise — A franchise to manufacture Forest Maid homes for Houlton and the surrounding area has been awarded to Island Falls Hardware Company Inc. in Island Falls. Jim D’Angelo, present owner of the well-known local business, has marked the centennial celebration of Island Falls by formally announcing that the company has installed the MEMSCO system of building production. The shop has a production capacity capable of fabricating more than 100 homes per year. 

Construction on car wash will start this week — Construction of a tunnel-style car wash to be located on Military Street is expected to start this week, stated Leland Ludqig III, spokesman for Petroleum Products of Houlton. A building permit has been secured and specifications have been met. The architects of Hatfield, Randall Associates have designed the building and completed all the engineering plans. The structure will be of colonial style with mansared roof and small pane windows bordered by white shutters. 

25 Years Ago – July 16, 1997

Houlton Regional Hospital unveils new addition — Houlton Regional Hospital  will reveal its new remodeled interior this Saturday during a public open house beginning at 10 a.m. After several keynote addresses, managers and employees will conduct continuous tours of the new addition throughout the day for interested community members. 

Junior girls softball team hits perfect 7-0 mark — The Monticello Junior GIrls softball team had a busy week playing in four games. The team managed to win all games. The team managed to win all four contests to run their record to 7-0. On Monday they collected a 18-14 win over Oakfield in their home opener. Rebecca Lenentine homered, signaled, and drove in four runs to pace the offense. Jessica Swimm had two hits, reached base four times, and scored three runs. Sasha Lynds drove in three runs with a single and a walk. 

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