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From our files – County

ByJanice K. Merrill

Nov 22, 2021

75 Years Ago – Nov 14, 1946 Pharmacist group chooses new leader – Ted Thompson of Presque Isle was elected president of the Aroostook County Pharmacists Association as the group met in annual session at the Northland hotel.

75 years ago – November 14, 1946

Group of pharmacists chooses new leader – Ted Thompson of Presque Isle was elected president of the Aroostook County Druggists’ Association as the group met in annual session at the Northland Hotel. Outgoing President Ralph Emerson of Island Falls chaired the meeting, at which other officers appointed for the coming year were WW Raymond of Caribou, Vice President; and William H. Cumming of Houlton, secretary-treasurer. The new board of directors consisted of Ken Gammon of Limestone, Lester Barker of Oakfield, Arthur Feeley of Houlton, George Parent of Danforth and Ralph Emerson of Island Falls.

Chester A. Doudey in Tsing Tao China – Chester A. Doudey, Seaman, USN, husband of Mrs. Mary Doudey of Presque Isle, arrived in Tsing Tao, China, aboard the destroyer USS Stickell, attached to the 7th Fleet in Asian waters. The Stickell completed an escort mission on the aircraft carrier USS Princeton when it transported the remains of the late Philippine President Quenson to his homeland from the United States. Much of the Stickell’s duties from Tsing Tao were to transport the crew members of the ship’s larger ships to Shanghai for freedom and recreation.

FEDERAL SERVICE – Ronald E. Townsend received a Certificate of Service and Service Emblem in recognition of 20 years of loyal service to the Federal Government. The presentation was made on October 29 by Lieutenant-Colonel James S. MacKenzie, Base Civil Engineer. Townsend had been employed by the public service since 1953 and had served in the military during World War II. Townsend, who resided at Mars Hill, was a chief carpenter, Carpenter Shop, Loring. (File photo 1971 / The Star-Herald)

50 years ago – November 17, 1971

Best Honored Student – During the regular weekly Presque Isle Kiwanis Club reunion on November 9, Betty McCready of Presque Isle High School was honored for being one of the state’s top 80 students as a semifinalist on the test of qualification for national scholarships. The meeting at the Northeastland Hotel also featured Rod McCormack, Director of the Work Opportunity Center. Lew Pepin reported on the progress of the annual talent review. Lewis Libby introduced Robert Carter as his guest.

In the top 10 – Donald Johnston, buyer for the local branch of Milliken-Tomlinson Company, was selected seventh in the top 10 buyers in the Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire region. It was selected by food vendors across the region in response to a Griffin Report poll. Chamber of Commerce President Irwin Porter congratulated Johnston on his award and congratulated him on the honor.

Two Girl Scouts have been recognized – Girl Scout Troop 111 held their weekly meeting at the Baptist Church on November 9. The reunion began with a Flag Ceremony, an Oath of Allegiance to the American Flag and the Girl Scout Pledge. An awards court was held in which Vickie Scott and Nancy Humphrey received first class badges and pins. They were the first to receive this award since the Girl Scout organization started here about five and a half years ago. The presentation was made by the Deputy Troop Leader, Ms. Carol Jordan. Mrs. Mary Humphrey and Mrs. Cecile Scott attached pins and badges to their daughters’ uniforms. Their fathers, Wilburn Scott and Keith Humphrey, attend the ceremony.

25 years ago – November 13, 1996

SAD 1 recreation harvest student nets $ 98,352 – During the annual harvest break, of 691 Presque Isle high school students surveyed, 237 (34.3 percent) did some harvest-related work and earned a total of $ 98,352. There were 218 (31.5 percent) who did not harvest work, raising about 50,000. The remaining 236 (34.1 percent) did not work. The year before, 211 students participated in the harvest, representing 29.9 percent of the student body. This figure increased 4.4 percent in 1996. In 1995, students earned $ 149,611, about $ 51,000 more than student earnings during the 1996 harvest.

Official signature – A formal agreement has been signed between the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the new Loring Job Corps Center. Participated in the signing Michael Easton, president of the UMPI; Don Ettinger, director; Reginald R. Reed, deputy director of the center; Diane Boone, Deputy Director of Administration; Sherryl Lisco, outdoor recreation instructor; Louis Scappitici, responsible for academic and professional training; Carol McGlinn, Career Advancement Manager; James Gagnon, Administrative Director; and Dave Jones, associate professor of recreation at UMPI.

TAMC joined Rotary for a fundraiser – The Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC) has suspended its annual fundraising campaign for 1997 as a separate activity and encouraged participation in the Presque Isle Rotary Club’s special project to raise $ 125,000 for the County Dialysis Center. , which was being created as a new TAMC service in cooperation with Eastern Maine Medical Center.


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