Thumbing the Files

71 years ago, 1948

Paul Hutchinson allowed only two hits as Milford High School’s baseball team beat Wilton High, 8-0.

Clayton Bion Craig, a member of the board of lectureship of the Mother Church, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, was to lecture on “Christian Science: The Science of Health and Salvation” at the First Unitarian Church in Milford.

Milford police were investigating the shooting of Rover, a collie pup owned jointly by the Overhead Door Co. workmen. The dog was shot in the shouldern and Dr. Homer MacMurray, a Nashua vet, removed the bullet. Rover recovered.

The Wilton Center Tennis Club courts were expected to be ready for play on June 1. Excessive rains and cold delayed work on resurfacing.

30 years ago, 1989

Residents of School Street in Amherst were complaining about skateboarders and even suggested that the town’s recreation department recognize skateboarding as a legitimate sport and provide classes in safety and the proper use of equipment. They complained about damage to fences, dented cars and scattered trash.

Mont Vernon officials were seeking a new location for the town post office.

The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “Say Anything: and “Pele the Conquerer.”

Ray Hindle of Amherst, a student at the Derryfield School, won the state tennis singles championship by defeating Andy Smith of Concord.

20 years ago, 1999

The Milford Planning Board was reviewing plans by Brooks Pharmacy to move from Edgewood Plaza on Nashua Street into the empty building on Mont Vernon Street where Rite Aid Pharmacy had been located.

Amherst Middle School Principal Paul Collins was finishing up his final year at the school as he prepared for retirement.

Peter Braen of Mont Vernon was named Earth Team Volunteer of the Year for New Hampshire at the annual meeting of the Hillsborough County Conservation District.

The Souhegan Sabers won a rain-ended four-inning softball game, 5-0, over Milford. Stephanie Mynahan got the win for the 11-3 Sabers. She also doubled and scored two runs.

15 years ago, 2004

Wilton police and the state police conducted a planned search of Wilton High School using narcotics-sniffing dogs, checking lockers, bathrooms, the cafeteria, the gym, and classroom areas. No drugs were found.

Mary Graham of Wilton was performing on the Irish harp as part of the First Friday events in Peterborough.

Souhegan High School baseball coach Bill Dod picked up his 400th career win with a 12-5 victory over Kennett.

Chuck Hamilton had the lead after two weeks of play for the Milford Horseshoe Club with Todd Ciardelli second, Jim Fowler third, and Dale Riley fourth.