Thumbing the Files

71 years ago, 1948

The Milford Business Association was to suggest that the town’s Fire Department make monthly inspections of local businesses.

The Milford High School Players presentged “Jane Eyre” at the Bales School auditorium with Cynthia Randall as Jane and Archie Carpentiere as Rochester.

Philip C. Heald of Wilton was a delegate for Harold Stassen who was seeking the Republican nomination for president.

The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” with Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, and George Sanders.

30 years ago, 1989

Patricia Warren became the first woman voted onto the Milford Fire Department in the department’s 150-year history.

Growth in southern New Hampshire had peaked and was heading for a downturn, Amherst Selectman Richard Verrochi told the Milford-Amherst Chamber of Commerce. He also said the Hillsborough County government was a vast hole into which municipalities were pouring money for which they got nothing in return.

The Milford Area Senior High girls ski team won three of four events and glided past Derryfield to its 11th straight New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association Division III overall ski title at Sunapee Ski Area. The boys’ team fell short in its quest for a fifth consecutive divisional crown, placing second to Derryfield.

20 years ago, 1999

Milford High School won its first state Class IMS wrestling championship, led by Charles Danhof who won the 125-pound title.

Milford High School senior Michael Barbetta won the American Legion Oratorical Contest for District 2 and was to compete against seven other district winners for the state title.

Mont Vernon selectmen came out against a $1.3 million plan to expand the Daland Memorial Library, saying the cost was too much for a small town to bear.

The Souhegan High School girls basketball team finished its season at 11-7 after beating Stevens 65-37 behind 17 points from Candace Baird.

15 years ago, 2004

Firefighters from six towns fought for five hours to extinguish a blaze that destroyed a sugar shack on North River Road in Milford owned by Harold Webster. Crews from Amherst, Wilton, Lyndeborough, Mont Vernon, and Brookline helped Milford firefighters at the scene.

The Amherst Board of Selectmen met with Derry Fire Chief George Klauber to discuss the details of becoming a member of the Derry Communication Center and withdrawing from the Milford Area Communications Center. Derry was handling emergency calls for Auburn, Chester, Hampstead and Windham and was seeking more towns.

Wilton-Lyndeborough’s boys basketball team pounded Nute 97-32 to finish the season 16-2. Dave Sherman had 29 points for the Warriors.