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116 years ago, 1899

In Milford Town Hall, John A. Malmburg, late of the U.S. Vulcan, a repair ship, exhibited a fine display of
Spanish-American war relics, including rapid fire gun shells of different calibres, from one-to six-inch, or from six inches to five feet in length.

There were indications that frost had penetrated pretty deeply into the ground in the area and it was said that if such were so, the mud season would most likely be somewhat extended.

Bruno, a large St. Bernard, owned by the late Nathaniel Melendy, of Amherst, was fond of stopping in town during the night, acting as night watchman. It was said to be a very welcome sound in the dead hours of night to hear his deep, bass voice. It was presumed that he was lonesome and wandered about in search of his master.

Mrs. E.G. Woodman, in coming down stairs in her Wilton home, fell in some way to the foot of the stairs and was found unconscious and bruised but soon gained consciousness and was said to be doing as well as could be expected.

66 years ago, 1949

The Milford High School boy’s basketball team defeated Lancaster in the opening round of the Class B finals. The team included Russ Philbrick, Arthur Comolli, Ed Trentine, Tom Forsyth, Dennis Comolli, Ralph Stinson, Joe Villane, Bob Germino, Dick Brown, Dick Morrell, and Robert Fraser. The coach was George Taylor and the team managers were Tony Gatto and Sal Grasso.

The cost of running Milford schools had risen 500 percent since 1910, to $112,397.

Gordon Mann, of Reed’s Ferry, bought the Amherst IGA supermarket from Ralph Blanchard, who had bought it the previous June from George Lamoureaux. Blanchard was going to Iceland where he had been appointed to a responsible position with the Lockheed company that operated the airport there.

The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Leather Gloves” with Cameron Mitchel and Virginia Grey. The Wilton Town Hall Theatre was showing “Sleep My Love” with Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, and Robert Cummings plus Chapter 5 of the serial “Junior G-Men.”

On the Mont Vernon town warrant was an article calling for raising $90 to purchase a piano from the Independent Dance Company.

50 years ago, 1965

Milford’s school budget expenditures hit an all-time high of $857,348.

Christiane Kelley was named Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for Milford High School, scoring the highest locally in a written homemaking exam taken by 552,704 senior girls in 14,236 U.S. high schools.

The first organizational meeting of a proposed Amherst Junior Women’s Club was held at the home of Mrs. Harding Sortevik. The Milford Women’s Club had agreed to sponsor the Amherst club.

The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Muscle Beach Party” with Frankie Avalon and Annett Funicello, plus “Haunted Palace.”

Lyndeborough’s proposed school budget for 1965-66 was $81,803.87 but the local Budget Committee recommended one of $81,523.87.

25 years ago, 1990

The numbering, and in some cases renumbering, of Milford homes and businesses was expected to be completed in April, less than three months after an official of the Manchester Post Office began the task.

In a “Random Thought” editorial, Cabinet Editor William B. Rotch wrote, “Perhaps the most unhelpful people at town and school meetings are those who vote for across-the-board budget cuts, and then object strenuously to the items the department heads choose to cut from their budgets.”

The Amherst Soccer Club dropped a plan to build a lighted soccer field on property next to the Amherst Middle School.

The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “The Little Mermaid” and “Mystery Train.”

Shauna Carter scored 33 points, but the Wilton-Lyndeborough Co-op girls’ basketball team still lost to Orford, 72-67, in the quarterfinals of the state tournament.