100 Years Ago
Feb. 20, 1914
There has recently been published by the Houghton Mifflin Company a textbook titled “Selected English Letters,” edited by Dr. Claude M. Fuess. Dr. Fuess is an English instructor at Phillips Academy. The letters are some of those written between various prominent literary men compiled into a book for school use.
Miss Nellie G. Lawrence is confined to her home on Shawsheen Road by illness.
75 Years Ago
Feb. 16, 1939
The Punchard quintet “went to town” with Methuen High Saturday evening in the Memorial gym, winning 23 to 13. The Punchard lads — with Warren Deyermond doing most of the scoring, aided by the Yancey boys, Fred and Bill — held the Methuen aggregation almost scoreless for the first half of the game.
Frederic S. Boutwell, one of the most prominent and well-liked people in Andover’s business and civic life, passed away early this morning at the Phillips House, Boston. He had been able to perform his usual duties at the Andover Savings Bank on Monday and had been out riding on Tuesday, but Wednesday, he was rushed to the Boston hospital.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 20, 1964
A sprawling, single-story building with 267,000 square feet of space is planned for the 20 acres of land across from the Rolling Green Motor Inn. The Internal Revenue Service will locate its northeast service center on the land, which has been zoned for shopping centers for several years. Harry Axelrod is the owner of the property.
A 14-day supply of food, water, medical and sanitary supplies for 19,071 men, women and children is being stored here now, inside 14 potential civil defense shelters. Civil Defense Director Burton B. Batchelder announced completion of this phase of the shelter program. In addition, a radiological kit has been supplied for each of the shelters.
25 Years Ago
Feb. 28, 1989
St. Augustine Church was filled to capacity Wednesday morning as family and friends paid final respects to a man whose love of life and people won him the affection and admiration of thousands in the Andover community. Ted Boudreau, 62, of 183 Summer St., a teacher and coach at the junior/middle school level, died suddenly Saturday night at Lawrence General Hospital, where he had been rushed after suffering a second heart attack. He had returned home Friday after recovering from an initial attack on Feb. 7.
The freshman class at Andover High School recently held its clothing drive to help needy people in the Merrimack Valley and throughout the world. With the supervision of class advisers and teacher David Gangi, the student body donated clothing in a designated area of the school’s main lobby.