100 Years Ago - July 19, 1937
Joseph Nuckley of the People's Ice Company is ill at his home on Park Street.
Miss Dora Ward of the Smith & Dove office is staying at White Horse Beach, near Plymouth.
Miss Luella Phelps of the Merrimack Insurance Company's office is enjoying a stay at Hampton Beach.
William Baker has entered the employ of C.F. Emerson, the expressman.
A fast contest is expected on the playstead on Saturday afternoon when the Elks will meet the Blue Stockings.
The annual picnic and outing of the Tyer Rubber Company and operatives will be held at Nantasket on the first Saturday in August.
Michael Monahan, driver for the Cross Coal Co., sailed on Tuesday for a visit to his home in Ireland.
75 Years Ago - July 16, 1937
The selectmen have offered the Board of Health the old check room in the town hall for an office, but no use has been made of these facilities as yet. Up to recently the health office was located at the rear of the drugstore on Park Street, but this was closed under foreclosure proceedings. Some of the town's health business is still being conducted from the rear of the store, however.
Twenty years ago, July 25, the Andover boys of Battery F left for the service which eventually brought them to the war-torn fields of France. In honor of the occasion we are reprinting the Rev. Mr. Stackpole's short history of the Battery which appeared in the book "Andover in the World War."
Another request for another new fire truck will be made at the next annual town meeting, it was authoritatively stated this week. The cost however will not approach anywhere near the cost of the recently purchased pump, for the contemplated truck will merely replace the old brush fire truck.
50 Years Ago - July 19, 1962
Several hundred football fans are expected to attend the chicken barbeque at the Phillips Academy skating rink Monday at 5 p.m. when the players, coaches and officials of the Boston Patriots will be welcomed to Andover for their pre-season gridiron drills. The academy is this year's training camp for the Boston team.
Sketches and plans for proposed development of the Urban Renewal Area in Andover, which are now on display in the conference room of the Town House, are attracting much interest from citizens. The report offers a number of changes from an earlier report on the federally aided plan. A new town hall would be erected at the new site of the Musgrove building, while a new fire station would be placed on the land of the municipal parking area. Elm Square would be eliminated through the relocation of several streets, creating new and separated intersections.
Union street was closed to traffic for a time Wednesday morning while a house from Magnolia Avenue was moved to Lawrence.
Maurice G. Phillips, 249 Highland Road, has been named general manager of the northern mills of the J.P. Stevens & Co., Inc., with headquarters at the Stevens Mill in North Andover.
25 Years Ago - July 16, 1987
Andover's child care crunch came to a head at Tuesday night's School Committee meeting, as angry parents assailed the paucity of space in town schools for use by after-school day care programs. School Superintendent Kenneth Seifert urged concerned residents to come to him or to the committee with their suggestions. "We'll consider all options brought to us," he commented. "But the Andover schools cannot cover the day-care needs of this town."
The Selectmen Monday night approved a common victualler license for Emack and Bolio's ice cream in the Musgrove Building, Post Office Avenue.
Carlo van Ulft, city carrillonneur of Venlo, The Netherlands, will be the featured artist for the third in the current series of six summer carillon recitals at Memorial Tower in Andover on July 21.