100 Years Ago—June 6, 1919

Reunions of various classes (at Phillips and Abbot) will bring more (students) to Andover than ever before because they wish to make this a Victory Commencement. The exercises are to be devoted especially to the honoring of Andover men who have been in service and, as a particular guest, the school is to entertain Montague J. Rendall, Headmaster of Winchester School, England.

The friends of Dr. Elwin D. Lane will be glad to know that his license to operate motor vehicles which was recently revoked, has been returned to him with the message, “We find you not guilty of carelessness in your recent accident.”

Addison H. LeBoutillier who has been across doing Y.M.C.A. work in France, came home to Andover Friday, after a year’s service.

Wednesday noon a truck owned by the Granite State Ginger Me Company in turning up Summer street, from Elm, smashed into a telegraph pole and injured the radiator and engine.

75 Years Ago—June 15, 1944

A total of 87 students were awarded diplomas at the annual Punchard graduation exercises held Tuesday evening. Three girls in the graduating class received scholarships; the Hinchcliff Scholarship — 70% went to Joan Nash, Valedictorian; and 30% went to Helen Hannan, Salutatorian, plus the Punchard Alumni Association Scholarship, and the Draper Fund Scholarship and the Chapin Scholarship went to Barbara Hart.

At a recent assembly held in the Stowe School, Miss Catherine M. Barrett, principal, presented to each member of the School Safety Patrol three awards—The “Award of Merit”, “The War-time Service Award” and a certificate signed by Governor Saltonstall and Ruth E. LeDoux, director, Education Division.

Wednesday marked the closing day of the Shawsheen Kindergarten, since it will not reopen in the fall.

The Indian Ridge Community Association will continue their lawn party this coming Saturday afternoon and evening at the home of Mrs. Isabel Valentine on Red Spring Road.

50 Years Ago –June 19, 1969

Two local people were honored by the Andover Chamber of Commerce at the annual dinner meeting held at Valle’s Steak House Tuesday night. Archibald D. McClaren, a former president of the Chamber was given the President’s award in recognition for his service to the organization. Mrs. Virginia Hammond was presented the Community Service award, given to a non-member whose contributions to the community have been considered meritorious.

Despite a record draw on the water supply last Friday, there is no apparent need to place any restrictions on water use, here according to Water Supt. Donald C. Bassett. Friday, a hot and humid day, the town pumped 5,750,000 gallons of water. The pumps were going constantly for 24 hours Bassett said.

25 Years Ago—June 9, 1994

Mark McQuillen, superintendent of Andover’s public school system, may be leaving his Andover post. Actively pursued by the Lincoln system, the Andover superintendent is currently one of five finalists for the head spot of the Lincoln public schools.

Prominent Andover attorney Reginald Marden, and his son Chris, of Orchard Street, have been missing since Monday afternoon, June 6, when the airplane they were in disappeared over Nantucket Sound while en route from Lawrence Airport to Nantucket Island. Mr. Marden radioed Hyannis airport at 3:34 p.m. that the rented plane he was piloting had lost power and was losing altitude. It is presumed to have then ditched in the sea

A front page photo shows two Andover High School 1994 graduates, Chrissy Donovan and Jaime Heller, enjoying a moment at their senior prom.



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