What was the news in banking in 1975?

116 years ago, 1899

The state House of Representatives voted 204-84 to let the B&M Railroad build a line from Manchester to Milford.

Our Amherst correspondent, Mrs. V.R. Dodge, reported that the Souhegan Grange held its regular meeting while outside the thermometer registered below zero and the wind blew a gale and most of those who had a home stayed in it that night. The meeting was opened and closed, but no business was accomplished.

John Grafton started off from Milford with a load of wood for the Bartlett family on Federal Hill, but was snowed under on the way, unharnessed his team and came home, it being impossible on account of the conditions of the roads to get any further.

Because of a storm, the train to Keene that was due in at South Lyndeborough at 1:35 a.m. didn’t arrive until 3 p.m.

66 years ago, 1949

For the second straight year, and the third time in four years, the Milford High School boys basketball team was to play in the Class B state tournament, opening against Lancaster. Milford ended its regular season with a win over Wilton.

The IGA supermarket in Amherst was advertising chuck roasts for 49 cents a pound.

The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “The Three Musketeers” with Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson, and Van Heflin. The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “Coroner Creek” with Randolph Scott and Margaret Chapman.

The Milford Knights of Columbus was sponsoring a basketball game between the Harlem Legionnaires, with a team from the Knights taking them on. In a preliminary game, the IofC Whizkids were to take on the Nashua YMCA team.

50 years ago, 1965

Robert E. Courage, superintendent of public works in Milford for more than seven years, submitted his resignation to the selectmen to concentrate upon his personal business, the Souhegan Valley Paving Corp.

The Milford Unitarian Church was preparing to observe Race Relations Sunday that would include a reading from the Rev. Martin Luther King’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech by the Rev. Charles Gaines.

Writing in his Sports Round-up column, Nick Calvetti reported that the Milford junior class was sponsoring a donkey basketball game between the Milford Spartans and the Wilton Warriors, to benefit the Student Council.

Helen Ferguson’s Flapdoodle Puppets of Milford were invited to take part in the New England Puppet Festival.

The Rosary Altar Society of St. Patrick Church in Wilton was planning a spring hat party.

25 years ago, 1990

The Souhegan Cooperative School Board told Milford School Board Chairman Stephen Martin that it was not interested in studying the prospect of Milford joining the district with Amherst and Mont Vernon.

Jim Paul, a teacher at Timberlane Regional High School in Plaistow, was named Milford High School football coach, replacing Steve Scannell who resigned after the season.

Leah Provencher, a freshman, was named student representative to the Milford School Board.

The Town Hall Theatre was showing “Blaze” and “Family Business.”

Residents attending the Wilton-
Lyndeborough Cooperative School Board and Budget Committee hearing opposed a plan to give teachers an 8.75 salary increase in the coming year.

Mike McMurray scored his 1,000th point for Wilton-Lyndeborough Co-op’s boys’ basketball team as the Warriors beat Concord Christian 63-55.