Former Twin Tows owner was a Wilton student

116 years ago, 1898

An unnamed person wrote a letter to The Cabinet suggesting that bicyclists should be prohibited from riding on the Nashua Street sidewalk.

An advertisement told people BattleAx Plug chewing tobacco “pacifies and satisfies everybody” and that American soldiers and sailors “have already taken it to Cuba and the Philippines.”

George W. Parker, of Lyndeborough, picked about 150 baskets of peaches in one day. Our correspondent said there were large quantities of peaches on several Perham Corner farms.

A large mastiff belonging to Robert Clark was found dead near the B&M freight house in Milford. There was every evidence that the dog had been poisoned and it was said that several dogs and cats had met the same fate in that vicinity.

The Hillsborough County Total Abstinence and Temperance Educational Society scheduled a temperance conference in Wilton Town Hall. The object of the meeting was to reach the public mind and heart on behalf of temperance and good citizenship.

66 years ago, 1948

After serving as Milford’s public health nurse for more than seven years, Miss Esther McCormick was leaving to become director of the Community Nursing Association in North Adams, Mass.

Twenty-one members and two guests of the Christian Crusaders of the Baptist Church met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Wakefield in Wilton.

Members of the Mont Vernon Teen and Twenty Youth Extension Club enjoyed a hay ride. Helen Witty served corn chowder and ice cream after the ride.

The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Lightning in the Forest” with Lynne Roberts and Warren Douglas, and “Heart of Virginia” with Janet Martin and R. Lowery.

A total of 143 Wilton residents were registered for the draft.

50 years ago, 1964

For the first time, Russian was offered as a language course at Milford High School and 13 students signed up. The teacher was Miss Sarah Byrne.

Lyndeborough Road Agent Clayton Brown was leading a crew working on the Mountain Road.

Chestnut Ridge Farm, owned by I.G. Huntington and Son in Amherst, won the junior championship in the Ayrshire competition at the Topsfield, Mass., fair on Labor Day.

The Boutwell family reunion was held at the Grange Hall in Wilton Center, with 45 relatives in attendance.

In the recent state primary, Republican turnout dropped 30 percent state-wide and Democratic turnout increased by 6 percent.

25 years ago, 1989

Gov. Judd Gregg fielded questions about the environment, highways, and the drug problem when he addressed the Milford Rotary Club.

The Souhegan Theatre Council, which ran the American Stage Festival, announced it would move its offices to Nashua Street in Milford from Union Street in Milford.

Joe O’Neail, of Milford, was the chef at the new T.J. Dooley restaurant and pub in Lorden Plaza, Milford.

The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “Licence to Kill” and “Turner and Hooch.”

The Lyndeborough Board of Adjustment denied a variance for a convenience store and gas station at Route 31 and Gulf Road.

The Milford Area Senior High girls’ volleyball team won its first match ever, beating Alvirne 2-1.

The Milford Area Senior High football team’s defense intercepted two passes, broke up another, sacked the Winnacunnet quarterback three times and then three times stopped Winnacunnet from inside the two-yard line, twice from three inches away, and still lost, 7-0.