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Bangor Daily News File Photo by Danny Maher | BDN
Bangor Daily News File Photo by Danny Maher | BDN
Officers of the Bangor Jaycees Wives assumed office Tuesday night, May 12, 1953 at a banquet meeting held at Lucerne Inn. New officers are (front, from left) Mrs. Nat Diamond, first vice president; Mrs. Frederick Kaide 3rd, retiring president, and Mrs. Danforth West, second vice president; and (rear, from left) Mrs. Philip Veilleux and Mrs. Earl Mullen, directors; Mrs. Galen Cole, secretary; and Mrs. John Freese, treasurer.


10 years ago — Sept. 19, 2003

(As reported in the Bangor Daily News)

ORONO, Maine — Karan Sheldon and David Weiss were honored at the Carlson Award luncheon at the Page Farm and Home Museum, University of Maine.

The Maine Humanities Council awarded Sheldon and Weiss, co-founders of Northeast Historic Film in Bucksport, the Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize. They were recognized for their contributions to the preservation and interpretation of New England’s historic moving-image history.

BANGOR, Maine  — Saturday marks the first home football game for Husson College in more than six decades, and those who can’t make it to the game will have a chance to see it on TV.

St. Croix Video Productions, a media company previously located in Calais and now based in Bangor, will film the game and air it on a tape-delayed basis on Adelphia Cable access channel 12 in the Greater Bangor TV Market. All action will be shot with one camera at a cost of $400 to $500.

Hampden Academy athletic director Tom Winston will handle play-by-play and Hampden girls basketball coach Ben Greenlaw will be color analyst.


25 years ago — Sept. 19, 1988

BREWER, Maine  — Going up in Brewer is a new operations center for Grant’s Trash, which will move from 600 Wilson St. to Sparks Avenue, a subdivision and the location of a minimall. Two other buildings to be built by Robert Sparks in the development will house Reed’s Auto Body Shop and Shorette Roofing.

BANGOR, Maine  — A dumpster fire could have turned into a major conflagration had it not been quelled promptly, according to a Bangor assistant fire chief.

Darrell Webb said the fire, reported at around 6 p.m. at the Saucony Spot-Bilt Shoe Factory Outlet on the Farm Road, started in a dumpster attached to the main building. When Bangor firefighters arrived, flames were shooting out of the dumpster, which belonged to the Sawyer Truck-A-Way company, and smoke had infiltrated part of the building.


50 years ago — Sept. 19, 1963

BANGOR, Maine  — More than $1 million has been spent on the construction of Bangor High School, now 89 percent completed, the school building committee was told. However, construction is six percent behind schedule because of a labor dispute between masonry and allied workers and contractors.

Construction completion date for the building is April 1964.

BANGOR, Maine  — At least 46 more of Bangor’s elm shade trees will feel the axe because of the increasing spread of Dutch elm disease.

The Public Works Department stated that the disease was spotted in 46 of more than 100 samples taken by the parks and forestry division of the department and submitted for state lab checks.

Cost of removal averages $100 per tree.

City Manager Joseph R. Coupal Jr. said the city planted 90 trees this year. Elm trees were not planted.

BANGOR, Maine  — The 71st Air Refueling Squadron at Dow Air Force Base will be converted from 20 propellor-driven aircraft to jets next April with a reduction in base strength of 195 military personnel and six civilians.

U.S. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith was told by Air Force officials that the squadron will be fully equipped with KC-135 jet tankers. The squadron is now equipped with KC-97s which have been based at Dow since 1955.

Officials at Dow said the changeover was made after considerable study of the strategic location of the base.

The KC-135, the military version of the Boeing 707 jetliner, can off-load three times as much fuel as the KC-97 it is replacing.

The KC-135, which made jet-to-jet aerial refueling possible, is powered by four jet engines.

The KC-135  Stratotanker can exceed 600 miles per hour, can fly at altitudes above 50,000 feet and can carry 40 tons of fuel for air-to-air refueling over distances of more than 4,500 miles.


100 years ago — Sept. 19, 1913

BUCKSPORT, Maine  — There were a number from Bucksport men who attended the 42nd reunion of the First Maine Cavalry which was held in Bangor, including Joseph N. Harriman of Company D; Arthur Gross of Company K; and Isaac L. Richardson of Company D. They all report a very fine time.

BREWER, Maine  — The Standard Millinery College will receive pupils into its millinery course. The best accommodations and first class course of study are offered at a moderate price. Catalogues of the millinery college will be sent to any address on application. The college carries a fine line of stationery and school supplies, a full line of hair and leather goods, Pictorial patterns and pattern books, and a full line of millinery. Inquire of Miss M.E. Kelly, 85 North Main St.

BUCKSPORT, Maine  — Hunters have been out after partridges and all report the birds are very plentiful away from settled regions.


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