Thumbing the Files For Aug. 30

71 years ago, 1947

The Milford Masonic Lodge was preparing to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

The Joslin Farm in South Lyndeborough was looking for apple pickers.

The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Beginning or the End” with Brian Donlevy, Robert Walker, and Beverly Tyler. The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “Claudia and David” with Dorothy McGuire and Robert Young, plus Chapter 2 of “The Scarlet Horseman” serial.

New Hampshire potato growers were advised to file an application and certificate of eligibility with county agricultural conservation committees to be eligible for support prices for the year’s crop.

30 years ago, 1988

New teachers at Milford Area Senior High School included Joyce Bourassa, Marjorie Henry, Glenn Kelly, Marcia Page, and Bob Pariseau.

The Amhrst selectmen refused to issue a building permit for the town’s new fire station, demanding that the contractor get site plan approve from the planning board. That delayed the start of construction for at least eight days.

Joanna Eckstrom was named Wilton’s tax collector and town clerk.

An official groundbreaking was held for Wilton’s elderly housing project off Howard Street.

Stonyfield Farm announced it was moving its yogurt producing operation from Wilton to Londonderry.

20 years ago, 1998

Ted Bishop was planning to build an 18-hole golf course on the land behind Agway, Hayward’s Trading Post, the Milford Motel, and Talarico Chevrolet. The land was owned by Charles and Fredricka Hayward.

Darren Courtemarche of Lyndeborough took first place in the left-handed competition of the Unified National Stand-Up Arm Wrestling Championships in Taunton, Mass, and placed fourth in the right-handed competition.

The Wilton Town Hall Theatre was showing “Smoke Signals” and “There’s Something About Mary.” The Milford Drive-In Theatre was showing “Snake Eyes,” “Lethal Weapon 4,” “There’s Something About Mary,” and “Dr. Doolittle.”

15 years ago, 2003

Detective Mike Knox became the school resource officer at Amherst Middle School.

The Milford Rotary Club was preparing for its 35th annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast in County Stores’ parking lot.

Milford Recycling Center’s Carol Foote of Lyndeborough retired after 11 years at the town’s transfer station.

“We Have Been Awakened,” a year-long lecture and discussion series sponsored by St. Patrick Church and Milford Area Parish Voice was examining contemporary Catholic topics from the laity’s perspective.