100 Years Ago Oct. 13, 1911

A motor-cyclist was struck by an automobile near the Whipple estate late Monday, and quite seriously injured. The man was hit by a machine bound for Lawrence, which skidded while trying to pass another automobile on the road.

Edward Partridge of Walnut avenue was tendered a surprise party on Friday night by the Boy Scouts. He was presented with a gas lamp, during the evening. Games were played and refreshments served.

Mrs. Myerscough of Essex street is to remove shortly into the house on the corner of Central and Brook streets, owned by the Misses Swift.

75 Years Ago Oct. 9, 1936

A coupe owned by George E. Brown of 38 Washington Ave. went on a uncharted voyage across Andover square early Friday evening, clipping a passenger car and almost crashing into the library fence. Brown had parked the car in front of the Musgrove building and the brakes had failed to hold.

Advertisement from The Townsman: "The End....This is the last week of the four page Townsmans. Next week the new Townsman appears. Be sure not to miss the opening issue order it at your newsstand—and tell your newsboy to deliver it — you won't want to miss it. Order Yours Now."

A group of villagers interested in the civic welfare of Shawsheen, such as play-grounds, a branch library, holiday celebrations, etc. met in the Shawsheen School Hall Wednesday evening and organized the first Shawsheen Village Community Association.

50 Years Ago Oct. 12, 1961

Congressman F. Bradford Morse will be in the conference room at the town hall next Tuesday at 2 p.m. to talk with any residents who want to get acquainted, or who have problems to solve.

For those interested in historical items connected with the South Church (250th) anniversary, a special display will open Sunday at the church and will be continued until Oct. 22.

The Industrial and Development Commission received a firm vote of confidence from the Selectmen Monday night.

25 Years Ago Oct. 9, 1986

Seven mothers of children at South School signed a letter submitted to the School Committee Tuesday night admonishing the committee's actions regarding the filling of the Pupil Personnel Administrator position. The letter in part reads: "We sense that the hiring procedure in this case was managed to expedite filling the position rather than to locate, recruit, and hire the most qualified individual."

A petition for a variance to build an indoor riding facility drew the most attention at last Thursday's meeting of the zoning board of appeals which hard 10 other petitions. Richard Donovan of Ironstone Farms, 456 Lowell St. requested the riding facility variance.

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