10 years ago: Fundraising efforts were underway to purchase a Simulator System for the Bethel Fire Department.
An instrumental concert featuring the CPS band, Telstar band and Jazz band was held at Telstar Regional High School.
A prescribed burn by White Mountain National Forest personnel near Crocker Pond scorched 51 acres in Albany when winds carried the flames beyond the planned area.
Deaths: Vivian Mary Barlow, Gerald A. Desrosiers, Carolyn B. Young, James L. Downs, Ellen B. Cole, Elizabeth A. Laws.
20 years ago: State Fire Ranger Robert Ripley, assisted by Smokey the Bear put on a program of forest fire safety for grades K-3 in Bethel.
Crescent Park School held a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon to honor the many parents who volunteer at the school.
Gould Academy and the Maine Secondary School Cycling League sponsored a criterium race. Ten of the 50 participants were Gould students.
Birth: James Wilfred Coolidge.
Deaths: Patricia K. Maguire, Richard E. Pratt, Emeline V. Heath, Anthony Sciaraffa, Harold B. Thorne.
30 years ago: Dr. Charles Smith of Norway conducted a workshop on the “Prevention and Treatment of Common Athletic Injuries” at Telstar Regional High School.
Over 70 persons attended the monthly meeting of the Bethel Historical Society and enjoyed a slide presentation on Greenwood by Blaine Mills.
Bear River Grange held a special open meeting at their hall and presented Bethel Postmaster Earlon Paine with the Citizenship Award.
Death: Leon T. Tyler.
40 years ago: Work had been started on the new Legion home being built at the Ben Inman lot on Vernon Street.
The SAD 44 board of directors voted to offer a two-year contract to Robert J. Gerardi to serve as superintendent of the district.
Donald Fifield, general manager of the COMSAT site in Andover, presented a lecture and film at the Greater Bethel Chamber of Commerce meeting.
Deaths: John W. Shannon, Alfred L. Curtis, Harry R. Powers, Stanley Carter, Mrs. F. Alma Lafayette, Clyde E. Oakes.
50 years ago: Development of Mt. Abram Ski Slopes by the Cross Brothers near Locke Mills was attracting the attention of many travelers and local people.
Boy Scout Charter Night was held at the Congregational Church with about 26 boys and parents present.
The Shelburne Inn at Shelburne, N.H., was burned to the ground with loss estimated at $75,000.
Birth: Darlene Ellen Snyder.
Death: Arthur L. Gordon.
60 years ago: Mr. and Mrs. Norman Greig purchased the Naimey Block on Main Street from Harold Chamberlin. The transaction included the stock in trade of the store operated by Mr. Chamberlin.
Everett Chase escaped with slight injuries from the cab of the wrecker of Bennett’s Garage when it was submerged in Pleasant River. Towing a loaded Cobb & Shackford express truck, the wrecker was crowded from the road when the truck’s brakes failed in the hill west of the Hazen Lowell place and both vehicles plunged into the river below the bridge.
Deaths: Percy O. Brinck, Arthur R. Millett, Lillian G. French.
70 years ago: Leslie Turner of Wentworth Plantation and Howard Hart of Wilson’s Mills were drowned in the Swift Diamond River when their boat capsized while running the falls.
Several roads were under water two days as the result of melting snow and a long, steady rain.
Deaths: Loren A. Dresser, William G. Gorman, Channing Scribner.
80 years ago: The rooms formerly occupied by the Morse Grocery were being remodeled as an apartment.
Construction of three more cabins was underway at (Howard) Gunther’s overnight camps.
Baseball enthusiasts organized the Bethel Athletic Association with Fred Wheeler, president; Elmer Allen, secretary; Hugh Thurston, treasurer; and Herbert R. Bean, manager.
Death: Jane Gibson Goodspeed.
90 years ago: A reception was tendered Rev. and Mrs. C.L. Wheaton in the vestry and dining room of the Methodist Church.
Purchasers for cars from Herrick Bros. Co. included Frank Brown, Gard Bennett, Louis Lovejoy, Karl Stearns, and A.F. Copeland.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira C. Jordan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Deaths: Tom F. Hastings, Mrs. Flora E. Webber.
100 years ago: Dr. and Mrs. J.G. Gehring sailed for Europe, accompanied by Dr. G.B. Farnsworth and George Marshall.
Percy Walker and crew were working on the foundation for a gasoline tank below the station.
Rufus Rice has been delivering an earlier variety of seed corn to farmers in the Bethel area.
Bethel Hose Company #1 held their annual ball at Odeon Hall.
Middle Intervale students were observing Arbor Day.