Houlton region From our archives – Week of December 22, 2021



100 Years Ago – December 23, 1921 Leon Howe Resigns – Leon Howe who was connected with the IRS in charge of the Income Tax Department in Aroostook completed his job this week in Aroostook County. He has accepted a new position at the Buffalo Fertilizer Branch of IAC and will take up his new role at Houlton next Monday.

100 years ago – December 23, 1921

Leon Howe resigns Leon Howe who was connected with the IRS in charge of the income tax department in Aroostook completed his job this week in Aroostook County. He has accepted a new position at the Buffalo Fertilizer Branch of IAC and will take up his new role at Houlton next Monday.

New industry for Houlton – A new business venture is in the offing for Houlton in a wet-wash laundry, which began operations on Tuesday under owner-managed Harry Delaney and Ernest Scribner. The location of the laundry room will be on Lower Military Street in the building occupied by the Hamilton Garage Company.

75 years ago – December 18, 1946

42 years with the telephone company – Coleman McLaughlin of Island Falls completed 42 years of service as a foreman for the Katahdin Farmers Telephone Company on November 30 and retired at that time on a pension.

Houlton Grange chooses a female master – History was written at the regular Houlton Grange meeting here on Saturday afternoon, when Beatrice Adams of Linneus became the first woman to be elected Worthy Master since her founding over 70 years ago.

50 years ago – December 23, 1971

Recognition ceremony – For the first time in the history of Ricker College, a mid-year recognition ceremony has been held for 31 students who will be completing their studies this week.

Railways will lower fares New England rail carriers today announced sweeping rate cuts on fresh potatoes in key areas of the Eastern market, which bring rates back to 1960 price levels. The new rates represent significant reductions in the cost of shipping potatoes.

25 years ago – December 18, 1996

On the air for books Wellington student Stephen Nason was part of a group of young people from Hogdon and Houlton to participate in Book Trivia at WHOU radio station in Houlton during Reading Awareness Week. Those who called out the correct answers received a paperback.

Tootsie Roll product The local Knights of Columbus raised over $ 1,400 during their annual Tootsie-Roll campaign held last month. Proceeds were donated to the residential program of the Community Living Association in Houlton and the Green Valley Association in Island Falls. Houlton’s Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Al Burleigh presented checks for $ 738 and $ 492.

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