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Presque Isle area From our Files – Week of November 16, 2022

75 Years Ago – Nov. 13, 1947

Fackler honored — Lt. Col. Homer Fackler, commanding officer of the Presque Isle Air Base, who left to assume new duties at McCord Field, Washington, was honored by the officers of his command at a farewell party at the officers’ club. Capt. Thomas Pappas, officer in charge of troops, became acting commander pending appointment of Col. Fackler’s successor.  

Edward Green candidate for city council — Edward M. Green, president of H B. Green & Sons, took out nomination papers for the City Council as the second declared candidate for the annual municipal election. Two council members to be elected to succeed F. C. Wheeler and Edwin E. Parkhurst, neither of whom was a candidate for reelection. 

Ramsdell was named chairman — Llewellyn C. Ramsdell was named chairman of the City Recreation Board at a meeting Monday evening, succeeding Sidney F. Cook, who resigned the chairmanship due to pressure of business and other duties. The board, which had charge of administration of the Community Recreation Center, consisted of Ramsdell, Cook and Clyde L. Stimpson.

50 Years Ago – Nov. 15, 1972

Weeks filled Spud Council vacancy — A Mars Hill native was named to the position of executive vice president of the Maine Potato Council. Lowell E. Weeks, 33, was selected from a field of 21 applicants. He succeeded Chipman Bull, who had been operating as council executive vice president and Maine Potato Commission consultant. Bull became the full-time executive director of the commission. A 1957 graduate of Aroostook Central Institute of Mars Hill, Weeks graduated in 1968 from Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, after seven years of being associated with Aroostook banking.

Wildcats got a boost — The Presque Isle Band Parents organization in conjunction with the band students’ “Wildcats To Washington” effort hosted a flea market sale here at the old Democratic headquarters on Main Street Friday, Nov. 10. Though the sale didn’t start until 3 p.m., close to a hundred people were standing outside the store when it opened. Hundreds of people pored through the store in search of bargain-priced items to help send the Presque Isle High School band to Washington, D.C., as the official Maine Band for the Cherry Blossom Festival in April. The flea market idea worked well, according to Mrs. Dennis Theriault, who was heading up the effort. In fact, over $400 resulted from the sale. 

25 Years Ago – Nov. 12, 1997

Ashland soccer earns first boys state title — When starters Allen McCausland and Darren Ham sustained first-half injuries during Saturday’s state championship game against Monmouth Academy, it proved to be just another obstacle for the Ashland Hornets to overcome. As they have throughout the playoffs, the Hornets were up to the challenge and handled it well en route to a 1-0 victory in the contest played at Orono. Charles Robinson scored his 24th goal of the season, 3 minutes and 13 seconds into the second half, for the game’s only goal to lift Ashland to its first boys state championship in any sport.

Lynds received an award — Max Lynds RHU, manager of the Financial Services Department for F.A. Peabody Co. and chairman of the Aroostook County Life Underwriting Association, was awarded a bronze medal in the Golden Eagle Award Program sponsored by The Life Underwriter Training Council (LUTC). Association president Steve Cheney presented the award to Lynds at a ceremony held during the association’s meeting. Lynds was one of 235 volunteer LUTC Chairman from around the country who received the award. The Golden Eagle Award Program was established in celebration of LUTC’s 50th anniversary to recognize committed LUTC Chairman (all volunteers) and their local associations for outstanding achievement in managing the LUTC program throughout the year.

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