Happy 95th birthday Sarooch

116 years ago, 1898

The annual course at the Milford Unitarian Church was to begin with the Rev. J.L. Seward, of Boston, speaking on “How the Bible was made.”

The services at the Milford Methodist Church were dedicated to the older people and the remembrance of olden times. Rev. Mr. Miller chose words from the 9th Psalm and 9th verse, to wit, “For all our days are passed away in thy wrath; We spend our years as a tale that is told.”

While out hunting, the Kakas boys of Milford were startled by the appearance of a lynx.

In Wilton, Mr. Woodbury Perham, the popular butcher, killed 40 calves and seven beeves in September, and purchased a calf from Miss C.J. Burton that weighed 173 pounds.

66 years ago, 1948

Republicans from several local communities were holding a rally at Milford Town Hall. Featured speakers would be U.S. Sen. Styles Bridges, Congressman Norris Cotton, and gubernatorial candidate Sherman Adams.

Francis C. Reagan, the assistant state probation director, told the Milford PTA that schools “should teach not only that there are privileges, but that there are resposibilities which go with them.”

The Teen and Twenty Club of Mont Vernon conducted a paper drive.

The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Sweet Genevieve” with Jean Porter and Jimmy Lydon. The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “Lady from Cheyenne” with Loretta Young and Robert Preston.

Dr. F.W. Zeylmans Van Emmichoven of the Institute of Psychology of Peoples and Nations in the Hague, and the author of the book “Hygiene of the Soul,” was to speak at the High Mowing School in Wilton.

50 years ago, 1964

The state announced how much money towns would receive from the NH Sweepstakes: Milford was to get $27,502.97, Amherst $13,728.53; Lyndeborough, $4,485.99; Mont Vernon, $3,66948, and Wilton, $11,380.46.

Jean Von Iderstine set a new alley record for women at Bowlmor Lanes, bowling a single 163, beating the record of 161 held by Terese Bourke.

Lyndeborough took out an ad advising that “anyone wanting their driveways plowed may apply to selectmen or town treasurer for contract form not later than November 15.”

Because of recent rain storms, the state lifted its ban on smoking in the woods.

The final party in a series of whist parties sponsored by the Milford Area Democratic Women’s Club was at the Community House.

25 years ago, 1989

Milford Area Senior High Athletic Director Rollie Hardwick announced that he would retire in June after more than 30 years in Milford athletics.

Amherst and Mont Vernon voted to form the Souhegan Cooperative School District and officials began making preparations to elect a School Board.

Patrolman Martha Daniels was named Officer of the Year by the Milford Police Department. She was the department’s only full-time administrative assistant.

The Amherst Board of Selectmen approved its fifth license for the sale of firearms in the town. The license was for the sale of pistols and revolvers.

The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “How to Get Ahead in Advertising,” and “Woodstock.”

The Milford Area Senior High football team lost to Londonderry, 56-14. Chris Murphy scored one of the Spartan TDs on a 51-yard run. Fullback Nathaniel McBee gained 60 yards for Milford.