Thumbing the Files for March 1

75 years ago, 1943

Three hundred people attended Milford’s first “Health for Victory Club” meeting. The group was organized to provide better meal planning, more nutrition and increased food production.

Sgt. Melio Riccitelli of Milford was a cooking instructor at the Bakers and Cooks School at Fort Riley, Kan.

Pvt. Howard Sanford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sanford of Milford, was reported missing in action. He was stationed somewhere in western Europe with the Coast Artillery.

Another member of the senior class of Milford High School left to join the armed services. Anders Hansen brought to 11 the number of boys that joined up.

The State Theatre in Nashua was showing “Hitler’s Children” with Tim Holt and Bonita Granville.

55 years ago, 1963

The district caucus for Hillsboro County high schools of the eighth YMCA Youth and Government program was to be held in Milford at the parish house of the Congregational Church. Students were to elect two senators, a Supreme Court judge, the sergeant of arms of the Senate, and the cadidates for youth governor.

The older Girl Scouts of Amherst were planning to put on a “Roaring Twenties Review” and hoped it would be as successful as the St. Patrick’s Day minstrel show of a few years before.

The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing Tony Curtis in “40 Pounds of Trouble.”

Type 1 polio vaccine was given to 203 adults and children at the Wilton Town Hall under the direction of town nurse Shirlie Frye.

30 years ago, 1988

The Amherst Community Players were to participate in the 17th annual New Hampshire Community Theatre Association Drama Festival at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, entering the one-act play “The People in the Glass Paperweight. Cast members were Dee Ann Dubois, Jerry White, and Pete Houston.

Mary Chapin Carpenter was scheduled to play the Folkway in Peterborough as were Robin & Linda Williams.

Wilton residents were to vote on a zoning ballot question on whether to allow elderly housing on a lot behind the post office. The Planning Board voted 5-2 to recommend approval.

By a vote of 153 yes to 145 no, Lyndeborough voters at School District Meeting shot down a proposal for a $920,000 bond to build an addition to the elementary school. Because 298 people cast ballots, 199 “yes” votes were needed for passage.

20 years ago, 2008

Milford’s Wadleigh Memorial Library set a record when, in 2007, more than 200,000 items were borrowed.

Because of an abnormally high amount of snow fall in the winter of 2007-2008, local building departments were warning residents to clear snow from their roofs.

The Wilton-Lyndeborough boys basketball team, under coach Sean Young, was in the semi-finals of the Cl;ass S state tournament, preparing to take on three-time defending champion Lisbon.

Friends, former coworkers and other citizens of Amherst had fond memories of former Amherst Town Adinistrator Barbara Landry who died at 82.