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3 weeks ago

St. John Valley area From our Files – Week of May 22, 2024

50 Years Ago — May 29, 1974
  Burger Boy helps out during the flood – Burger Boy in Fort Kent remained open for three entire nights during the recent flooding. High school workers served free coffee and hot chocolate to flood workers.

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Presque Isle area From our Files – Week of May 29, 2024

50 Years Ago – May 29, 1974
Outstanding teachers — William Gerrish and Dave Maxey were chosen Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America for 1974, which is an annual awards program honoring distinguished men and women for their exceptional services, achievements and leadership in the field of elementary education.

4 weeks ago

Houlton area From our Files – Week of May 29, 2024

75 Years Ago – June 2, 1949

Group Hears Talk By Education Man — William Bailey of the state education department, discussed the need for new schools before a group of about 100 persons representing the towns of Oakfield, Dyer Brook and Merrill at the Oakfield Grande hall Thursday night of last week

1 month ago

Caribou area From our Files – Week of May 22, 2024

100 Years Ago – May 22, 1924
Looking to fill positions — The United States Civil Service Commission  has announced an examination to be held at Caribou, Maine, on June 14, 1924, to fill the position of rural  carrier at New Sweden and vacancies that may later  occur on rural routes from that post office.

1 month ago

Houlton area From our Files – Week of May 22, 2024

25 Years Ago – May 26, 1999
Littleton man raises 500-pound birds ‘for the fun of it’ — what began as idle curiosity has now become a profitable hobby for Richard Pellerin of Littleton. He raises ostriches. “I just raise them as a hobby,” said Pellerin. “I love animals and had some ducks once and they disappeared. I also had some geese, but I gave them away.”

1 month ago

Houlton area From our Files – Week of May 15, 2024

50 Years Ago – May 15, 1974
Over $1,800 Is Realized By Ricker Walk-A-Thon — Over $1,800 was realized from the Walk-A-Thon sponsored Saturday by the Ricker College Student Senate. One-quarter of the proceeds, before expenses, will go to the Houlton Recreation Department, with the balance going to the college.

1 month ago

Caribou area From our Files – Week of May 15, 2024

115 Years Ago – May 20, 1909
Lowell has an automobile — E. L. Lowell of the Mars Hill View is the second newspaper man in the county to have an automobile. Bro. Fogg of the Houlton Times being the first. Mr. Lowell now rides about the county in a Ford runabout.It is wrong and naughty to envy the good fortune of others, and so we don’t; but we cannot help wishing we had an automobile.