Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


September 20, 2012

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago

Sept. 20, 1912


A new teacher, Miss Grace Pennock, has been secured for the North school and has assumed her duties. She is being assisted by Miss Helen K. Hardy of West Andover.

Harry Dalton, the eldest son of Mrs. M.E. Dalton of the Metropolitan broke his wrist on Thursday afternoon while playing football with the Christ Church team. The accident happened in front of the parish house.

The work of remodeling and repairing the Metropolitan has been completed and the store is now up to date in every respect. A telephone has been installed and facilities increased for the serving of ice cream, sodas, cake, etc.

William Anderson of High Street has left the employ of the United States Worsted Co. in Lawrence and accepted a position with Bride & Grimes, on Essex Street.

The Courteous Circle of King’s Daughters met at the South Church last Tuesday evening with a large attendance. After a business session, the various members present related their experiences of the summer, and refreshments were served.

75 Years Ago

Sept. 17, 1937


David L. Nicoll and William J. Stewart, first and fourth respectively in the civil service eligible list, were appointed regular police officers at a special meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday morning.

Edward D. Sirois, Republican and Lawrence Connery, Democratic, winners of the Congressional nominations in the seventh congressional district, also led the field here by comfortable margins Tuesday.

Still kings of the diamond after 25 years, the old Andover Royals, now all in the 40s, gave a demonstration of their old-time power in defeating the Shawsheen White Hopes at the playstead last Friday night 15-7.

The railing at the bridge near the engine house on Union Street, South Lawrence, which has often fallen victim to skidding cars, folded up again on Monday night when the car of Haverhill Street man crashed into it. The man was unhurt as the car plunged down the steep embankment, remaining upright.

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