10 years ago: The Lovejoy Family and Friends presented a concert to benefit the Fannie Cummings Memorial Paintfund Drive at the Bethel Nazarene Church.
Bridget’s School of Dance presented “Dance Revue 2000” at Bingham Auditorium.
The Third Annual Antique Show and Sale was held at Crescent Park School.
Deaths: Erma M. Thurston, Jennie S. Adams, Clarence W. Everett, Sr., Mark W. McAllister, Roland Willis Walker, Robert C. Clough, Eleanor Mae Geary.
20 years ago: The caboose from Savage’s Boiler Room Restaurant in Bryant Pond was moved to its new location on the Old County Road where it was to be converted into a camp.
Nearly 400 voters turned out for the SAD 44 school budget reconsideration meeting.
Eva Schools of Bethel presented the deed for a seven-acre canoe-landing site on the Androscoggin River in West Bethel to the Mahoosuc Land Trust.
Births: Parker Augustus Thurston, Alex and Andrew Gundersen.
Deaths: Roberta Whitman, Clyde E. Pelkey, Guy M. Parker, Jr.
30 years ago: The Chamber of Commerce installed a bulletin board for community use on the outer wall of the Bethel Spa Restaurant facing the Bethel IGA parking lot.
The monthly meeting of the Bethel Historical Society featured a presentation on the history of the Irish Neighborhood.
At Telstar’s Spring Sports Banquet, the First Annual Mike Brooks award was presented to Beryle Martin.
Births: Elisabeth Kate Doucette, Kerri Lynne, Stailing.
Deaths: L. Elaine Pierce, Joseph N. Barrett.
40 years ago: Work had begun on renovations to the building at the corner of Main and Church streets recently purchased by Dr. John J. Willard.
The Spring Awards Banquet of the Greater Bethel Chamber of Commerce was held at the Bethel Inn; Lew Colby of WCSH-TV was toastmaster.
Telstar physics teachers Mr. Kersey and Mr. Fiske along with four students presented a workshop on Harvard Project Physics for State Department of Education of N.H.
Births: Carl Earl Colby, Scott Earle MacDormand, Shelly May Rice.
Deaths: Clayton S. McIntire, Herbert Hall, Mrs. Ella H. Cole, Fred Palmer, Sr.
50 years ago: Louann Brown was winner of the “Surrey with the Fringe on Top” in a drawing at the Shoe Rack.
Dexter Stowell and Blake MacKay were elected corporators of The Bethel Savings Bank.
Peter R. Stowell was a delegate to Boys State, sponsored by the Mundt-Allen Post 81 American Legion.
Births: Charles Johnson, Jr., Kathryn Louise Keddy.
60 years ago: Robert F. Bean suffered bruises and head injuries when the heavily loaded log truck he was driving crashed into an elm tree near the home of Herbert Morton, Jr., near Newry Corner. The accident occurred when he left the road to avoid a collision. The truck, which belonged to J. B. Chapman, was badly damaged.
The eighth grade at the Bethel Grammar School enjoyed a trip to the White Mountains, including visits to the Tramway, Skimobile, and Flume.
Gould Academy’s baseball team defeated West Paris, Standish, Boothbay Harbor, and St. Ignatius while defending its state championship title.
Birth: Cynthia Jean Crockett.
70 years ago: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stevens escaped with part of their clothing when their home at North Woodstock burned at 1 o’clock in the morning. A car and trailer were saved before the nearby garage burned.
Miss Kathryn Herrick was uninjured when the Paris offices of the National Broadcasting Company were damaged by German bombs. She was employed as secretary to an NBC official.
Ranald Stevens broke ground for a new home on the Middle Intervale Road.
Deaths: Horatio M. Ellingwood, Mandell LeBaron, Henry E. Bean.
80 years ago: A sewer was being laid on Church Street to connect with the new Principal’s home and Students’ Home.
Crockett’s Garage and Herrick Brothers Co. had new wrecking service trucks.
Good progress was made by the Bethel road crew on the state aid road leading to West Greenwood.
Deaths: Mrs. Julia Skillings Bean, Harry M. Taylor, Mrs. Catherine Hinds Irish, Lloyd Poor, Mrs. Leonora Oakes, Howard F. Thurston.
100 years ago: Dr. I. H. Wight’s valuable colt was found dead in the pasture.
The Yale Stock Company gave two concerts at Odeon Hall.
The Gould Academy Commencement Concert was held at Odeon Hall.