Thumbing the Files for Nov. 8

71 years ago, 1947

Raymond F. Regan returned to Milford from six days hunting at Indian Stream near the Canadian border, during which time he failed to even see a buck. But on North River Road shortly after returning, he killed a 6-point buck when it smashed into his Buick, crushing the grill work and doing considerable damage to the front of the sedan.

In a classified ad, chicken farmers were told they’d find a better market for their poultry by selling to Frank Gaidmore’s Poultry Processing Plant on Dearborn Street in Milford.

The Colonial Theatre in Nashua was presenting “All in French,” an all-new stage show featuring Tizoune, Jr., Balloune, and Manda. Orchestra tickets were 80 cents, tax included.

30 years ago, 1988

The Souhegan Valley remained overwhelmingly Republican in the wake of the November election. The only Democrat remaining in office locally was Betty Hall of Brookline, a state


Tuan Nguyen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nguyen of Vietnam, was named Milford Area Senior High School student of the month for October. The senior was living with the Coffee family of Amherst.

The Milford Area Senior High School girls soccer team trounced Manchester Memorial 5-1 to advance to the semi-finals of the Class L state tournament and would face third-ranked Keene at Memorial Field in Concord.

In spite of heavy rain, 107 runners participated in the Hillsborough Bank 5K Road Race, which took place as part of the Sports Fest ’88, an annual event sponsored by the bank and by Hampshire Hills Sports and Fitness Club in Milford.

20 years ago, 1998

Milford Town Administrator Lee Mayhew was busy planning for Y2K and working to see what computers and machinery were at risk when Jan. 1, 2000, rolled around.

The Souhegan High School football team beat Laconia 9-7 to make it to the Division III championship game. Running back Fletcher Ladd ran for 199 yards and he kicked a 34-yard field goal. The Sabers were to take on Plymouth High School in Plymouth in the championship game.

Meanwhile, the Souhegan girls soccer team celebrated its seventh straight Class I girls soccer championship, beating top seed Hanover 1-0 behind Soraya Sadeghi’s penalty kick goal.

The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “Monument Ave.” and “A Merry War.”

15 years ago, 2003

Amherst was considering pulling out of the Milford Area Communications Center, which provided emergency communications between five local towns, because of problems with


U.S. Rep. Charles Bass, a Republican called a Democratic proposal to include uninsured Americans in a health plan offered to federal employees socialized medicine.

Jeane McEwan, assistant to the children’s librarian at the Wilton and Gregg Free Public Library, was forming a writers’ group geared to teens in grades seven and eight.

The Milford High School football team beat Lebanon 32-0 in the semi-finals of the Division IV state championship game and were to take on top-seeded Monadnock next.