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Pantry gives 60 local food baskets | Print |
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 10:30

SHERMAN — About a week before Thanksgiving, the Upper Valley Economic Corporation (UVEC) Food Pantry distributed 60 Thanksgiving baskets to families in southern Aroostook and northern Penobscot Counties.

Each basket contained a frozen turkey, fresh baked rolls, canned pumpkin, and turkey gravy that were all purchased from Sherman Thriftway. Other items provided by the Good Shepherd Food Pantry and Maine Catholic Charities included boxed stuffing, cranberry sauce, as well as potatoes, carrots, and squash grown locally at Gardiner Farms in Stacyville.

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Robbery riled Maine in '71 | Print |
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 08:49
By Anthony Brino
Staff Writer

Why would a young man rob a bank in the town he grew up in and think he could get away with it?

On Nov. 12, 1971 — 45 years ago this Saturday — then-24-year-old Mars Hill native Bernard Patterson did just that.

Dressed with a blue wig and armed with a toy gun, he robbed the Northern National Bank of $177,000, more than $1 million in today’s dollars, and set off an international manhunt.

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Ceremony at the Veterans Cemetery in Caribou | Print |
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 13:31
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Attending the ceremony at the Veterans Cemetery in Caribou, Friday, Nov. 11 representing the Houlton Lodge of Elks No. 835 was member Ted Bowers. The Houlton Lodge recently donated $2,000 to the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery Corporation for the Committal Shelter. The Houlton Lodge also recently hosted the annual free dinner for local Veterans and their families, Nov. 9. There was a short ceremony led by the Color Guard from the U.S. Border Patrol and Exalted Ruler, Wendell Hersey thanking all veterans for their service and sacrifice as well as expressing appreciation to the families. He also stated “because of these sacrifices we are able to enjoy our freedoms.” The Elks are committed to their mission, “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”  
Hodgdon youth to receive dream trip to Hawaii | Print |
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 13:03
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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Addie Woods, third from left, was presented with her dream vacation of a trip to Hawaii by the Make-A-Wish Foundation Nov. 9 at a surprise ceremony at Hodgdon Middle-High School. Woods has been battling a rare form of Leukemia for the past year. Taking part are, from left, Make-a-Wish representatives Marilyn Carey and Tonya Fitzpatrick, Addie Woods, Aidynn Woods, Stephanie Harris, and Mike Harris.  

HODGDON — It has been a roller coaster year for Hodgdon youth Addie Woods. A year ago, the spunky teenager was anxiously awaiting the start of basketball season, where she hoped to make the varsity team as a sophomore.

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Large gathering for veterans breakfast | Print |
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 12:47
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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Sharing a laugh at last Thursday's 15th annual Veterans Day breakfast, sponsored by the Hodgdon JMG program, are Torry Sylvester, back, and John Folsom.  

HODGDON — A large group of veterans and their family members came out Thursday, Nov. 10, for the 15th annual Veterans Day Breakfast.

Sponsored by the Jobs for Maine Grads program at the high school, more than 100 attendees enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage and muffins. In fact, there were so many attendees that the JMG group ran out of eggs and had to go to the store to buy more.

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