The Star-Herald

Presque Isle area From our Files – Week of October 12, 2022

75 Years Ago – Oct. 9, 1947

Robert Hayden named secretary of Young Adults — Robert Hayden was elected executive secretary of the Young Adults recreation group at a meeting at the Community Recreation Center, and it was voted that the directors serve as a management committee and planning board. About 40 attended the Young Adults Night open house at the recreation center.

Cheerleaders’ squad selected at high school — Jessie Gagnon, head cheerleader of Presque Isle High School the previous year, was chosen to lead the squad, and four new cheerleaders were named at a rally. The new cheerleaders were Caroline White, Marion Brown and Joan Rowe, seniors, and Mona Johnson, junior. The girls were selected from a group of 12 candidates, and were judged by Miss Mary McConnell, Arnold Stinchfield and Coach William Hanscom, representing the faculty, and Dana Dickey, president of the Student Council.

50 Years Ago – Oct. 11, 1972

Official plaque presented — Local Kiwanians met at the Northeastland Hotel Oct. 3 for their noon meal and meeting. 1972 president G. Melvin Hovey turned over the gavel to incoming president, Gerald Gallagher. Gallagher then presented a past president’s plaque to Hovey. Gary Bowden, a University of Maine at Presque Isle freshman, was the speaker.

Smith-Sullivan team captured mixed doubles — First-place winners of the mixed bowling doubles at Astro Bowl Lanes were Max Smith and Margaret Sullivan. Randy Hitchcock and Pamala Nightingale were in the second spot while Edwin Nightingale and Mary Lawrence came in third. Hi singles for the women, not placing in the first three places, was taken by Joan Michaud; for the men, Gilen Sullivan. Women bowling 90 or over included: Pamala Nightingale 105, 114, 91; Margaret Sullivan 105, 121, 103; Mary Lawrence 91, 93; Barbara Adams 96, 90; Joan Michaud 107; and Doris Munn 90. Men bowling 100 and above: Phil Michaud 103, 102, 116; Edwin Nightingale 109, 103, 121; Herb Olson 123, 105, 118; Ralph Walsh 103, 100; Max Smith 103; Randy Hitchcock 102, 102, 117; Glen Sullivan 125, 120, 118; Dick Nightingale 104; and Hollis Adams 101, 107. 

Sirois got First National job promotion — M. C. Locke, vice chairman of the First National Bank of Aroostook, announced that Gary B. Sirois was promoted to the position of assistant vice president and manager of the Fort Fairfield office. Sirois, who assumed his new position, had been associated with the bank for the previous two years in the capacity of loan officer. He was a Caribou native, a graduate of Caribou High School and a veteran of three years in the U.S. Navy.

25 Years Ago – Oct. 8, 1997

A new U.S. citizen — Mrs. Margaret Estey, 101, was given the oath of United States citizenship at her Fort Fairfield home by Eugene Fitzpatrick, distinct director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Immigration and Naturalization Service. A native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, she came to live in Fort Fairfield in 1926 and had lived here ever since. She turned 101 on June 22. On hand for the ceremony were her children and grandchildren plus other immigration and town officials.

Men’s team won cross country — The University of Maine at Presque Isle men’s cross country team picked up a one-point win over Unity College at their only home meet of the year. The Owls ended with 42 points, with Unity right behind with 43. The University of New England and Maine Maritime Academy followed. St. Joseph’s College and Thomas College did not have full squads.

Panthers to compete in the State tourney — The Central Aroostook Panthers golf team captured the Aroostook League Championship to represent Aroostook County at the Class C state tournament at Natanis Golf Club in Vassalboro. Team members were Shane Durost, Craig Allen, B.J. McQuade, Adam Orser, Jon Woodworth, Justin Woodworth, Craig Durost, Shane Bradstreet, Jason Woollard, Rob Hill and coach Harry Orser.

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