Compiled by Danna Brown Nickerson
10 years ago: The Spring Street Dance Theater presented “Cinderella’s Dream” at Telstar’s Helen Berry Auditorium.
Maine Handicapped Skiing was making plans to expand their offerings of summer activities.
Ninety-two were present at the Woodstock Alumni Banquet at the Locke Mills Legion. Phil House provided music during the dinner.
Births: Jacob Robert Merrill, Juliana Marie Jaynes, Kylie Elizabeth Billings.
Deaths: Ethel Leona Capen Ward, Elizabeth A. Morse, Dora E. Dingley, Troy E. Kimball.
20 years ago: Roberts’ Egg Farm, a Bethel institution for nearly 50 years, closed its doors.
Over 500 bicyclists gathered at the starting line at Sunday River Skiway to begin the first leg of the Maine Lung Association’s Trek Across Maine.
Bethel Police Chief Brian Stowell completed two weeks of training qualifying him to teach the D.A.R.E. program.
Birth: Colin Davis Wagner.
30 years ago: Dr. Wayne F. Gersen, principal of Telstar Regional High School, was chosen by the SAD 44 Board of Directors to succeed Kenneth Smith as superintendent.
Handcrafted furniture and stained glass by Bob and Jane Grover was on display at the Western Maine Art Center, Norway.
The Greenwood Historical Society held a potluck supper to help raise money for the purchase of the John A. Swan property for a home for the society.
Birth: Ryan Marshall Kimball.
Death: Fred L. Currier.
40 years ago: Over 1,000 attended the 1970 commencement program at Telstar Regional High School. Miss Margaret Joy Tibbetts gave the commencement address.
Callahan Bros., Inc. was awarded a contract to construct a new bridge spanning Alder River and 0.2 mile of highway on Route 26 in Bethel.
Duane Scribner, Jeff Twitchell, Craig Davis and Danny Vogt were attending Boys’ State at the University of Maine.
Births: Raymond Shawn Clogston, Beth Ann Douglass, Linda Jean Mason.
Deaths: Bernard L. Harrington, Percy Upton.
50 years ago: The Bethel Junior Chamber of Commerce was cleaning and painting the Community Room.
The Bear River Grange held a meeting in the Grange Hall for the first time since the building was moved.
The Locke Mills Union Church Sunday School held their annual picnic at Raynor’s Beach. Games were played and swimming was enjoyed.
Births: Jerry Alton Verrill, Sue Ellen Corkum.
Deaths: Mrs. Carrie M. Merrill, Mrs. Alforetta Farwell Edwards, Joseph H. Littlehale, Harry R. Jacobs.
60 years ago: At a special meeting the town of Greenwood voted to abate between $6,000 and $7,000 in taxes levied on E. L. Tebbets Spool Co. This confirmed an agreement made to induce the company to rebuild their mill.
Gould Academy alumni in the graduation class at the University of Maine included Charles Anderson, Donald Brooks, Al Emery, Stanley Judkins, Francis Bean, Clark Richmond, Priscilla Goggin, and Robert Greenleaf.
Death: Leroy Anderson.
70 years ago: Mr. and Mrs. Philip Sayles went to Akron, Ohio, where he became headmaster of the Old Trail School. Mr. Sayles had been principal of Gould Academy for four years.
Deaths: Mrs. Georgie McAllister, John Mustonon, Mrs. Evelyn Gray, Mrs. Millie Clark, Mrs. Cora Robertson.
80 years ago: Donald Partridge of Norway was speaker at the Gould Academy alumni banquet.
Wallace Kilgore, H. H. Hastings, and Fred Merrill, with Frank Winter of La Crosse, Wisc., attended Bowdoin College commencement.
Deaths: Charles McInnis, Mrs. Helen Barker, Parker Flint, Mrs. Porter Farwell.
90 years ago: While working in Bryant’s mill, Sunday River, Perley Parker caught his hand on a gang stripper and it was cut off just above the wrist.
A fire in the Bethel Androscoggin bridge was put out with water carried in pails from the home of M. J. Marshall.
Charles L. Pollard closed his store on Church Street and went to Harrison to conduct a store.
Supt. F. E. Russell moved from Bridgton to the rent in Kimball Park vacated by Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Carter.
100 years ago: Twenty-four were present at a meeting for organization of a Bethel band. Arthur Herrick was elected manager and E. A. Herrick leader.
School in Middle Intervale with teacher Maude Russell closed with recitations and songs.
Mrs. A. T. Rowe of Roxbury, Mass., came to her summer home on Broad Street, “Elmherst” (now home of Bill and Gail Frongillo).