10 years ago: Mundt-Allen Unit 81 Miss Poppy was Hannah Morin, daughter of Gerald and Angela Morin.
Telstar sophomore Katie Wight broke the 16-year-old school record of 27.6 in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.4 seconds.
Congressman John Baldacci was guest speaker at the 31st annual Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner.
Births: Madison Eva Fowles, Katelyn Autumn Gross, Madison Deanne Bangs.
Deaths: Lucy A. Edwards, Eva M. Schools, Elyse A. Fisher, Harold W. Canwell.
20 years ago: Shonna Lynn Young, daughter of James and Nancy Young of Bethel, was Mundt Allen Unit 81’s Miss Poppy for 1990.
One hundred and thirty-five Jeep enthusiasts took part in the second annual Maine Mountains Jeep Jamboree.
Marty Dupee, former head chef at the Sudbury Inn, opened his own restaurant in Gilead.
Births: James Russell Bellman, Brooke and Kenneth Grover, Caroline Jeffers Gamble, Olivia Margaret Mills.
30 years ago: The Bethel Highway Department crew began removing the fountain from the Bethel Common.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s light operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance” was being presented at Gould Academy under the direction of Carol Fiske.
Oxford Hills Transit, Inc. of Norway was providing daily bus service between Bethel and Lewiston and Portland, Monday through Saturday.
Deaths: Paul B. Head, Mrs. Laura Hicks, Oscar C. Dolloff.
40 years ago: The Telstar Drama Club presented “The Wizard of Oz,” featuring Cathy Howe as Dorothy, Dean Walker as the Scarecrow, Randy Littlefield as the Lion, and Ricky Rickards as the Tin Man.
Special Olympics events were held at Telstar Regional High School with Special Education students from Ethel Bisbee School and the high school participating.
Miss Terry Inman of the Albany Jack and Jills won top honors at the 4-H Style Dress Revue at South Paris.
Births: Katherine Tyler, Melinda Jean Robinson, Janice Raylene Porter.
Death: Harry W. Seeley.
50 years ago: The War Memorial dedicated to those from Bethel who served WWI, WWII, and the Korean Conflict was placed on the Common.
A 22½-ton car of calcium chloride, to be used for dust control on gravel roads, arrived in Bethel and was unloaded.
A potluck supper for the benefit of Junior Baseball was held at the Methodist Church.
Birth: Amy Vogt.
Death: Mrs. Marion A. Buck.
60 years ago: The town received the deed of the Crescent Grounds property to be the site of the new school building. The building committee chose Alonzo J. Harriman, Inc., of Auburn to be architect.
A shed containing finished lumber on the H. F. Thurston & Son property on Cross Street was totally destroyed by fire, which was confined to the building. Nearby lumber piles of the Davis planing and sawmills were saved.
At a special town meeting attended by about 35 voters it was voted to raise $1,000 for the purchase or lease of a dumpsite and building a road to the same.
Deaths: Leon M. Longley, George B. Harlow, Mrs. Jane Florence Lapham, Mrs. Zelia Pierce Keddy.
70 years ago: Oscar Roulx of Upton suffered a broken collarbone and kneecap and many bruises when his car overturned at North Newry avoiding a collision.
Commander Donald B. MacMillin gave an illustrated lecture to an audience of over 600 at Odeon Hall.
Mrs. Carrie Wight was re-elected superintendent of schools for two years.
Mrs. Margaret Chase Smith was elected to serve the unexpired term of her husband, Clyde H. Smith, in Congress.
80 years ago: Ground was broken for the principal’s home on the Gould Academy campus.
Deaths: Elizabeth T. Stearns, Beverly Ann Briggett, Duke Thompson.
90 years ago: William C. Bean, native of Bethel, was appointed chief radio officer of the battleship Tennessee, which was to be the largest battleship afloat when completed.
Death: Mrs. Carrie Sanborn.
100 years ago: Construction of the Rumford-Bethel electric railroad was to start soon. Use of storage battery cars was being considered.
Dr. O. H. Brann, who had been working in the office of Dr. F. B. Tuell, opened a dental office in Augusta.
Arbor Day was being observed by Gould Academy students by planting trees and cleaning up the Academy grounds.
Alanson Tyler opened a frame shop in the Brick Block on Broad Street, Bethel.
Z. W. Bartlett of East Bethel was moving his portable sawmill from Middle Intervale to Elmer Trask’s farm in East Bethel.
110 years ago: The barn of J. A. Thurston at Mayville was struck by lightning and the entire set of buildings burned.
Charles Douglass was building a stable at his home on Elm Street.