What Was Happening on December 4th in Years Past


90 Years Ago – 1930 

The Women’s Club members were privileged to listen to a most instructive talk on “Semi-Precious Stones,” give by Mrs. Ethel Doane, at their meeting this week. 

The Manchester P.T.A. met on Wednesday, the president, Mrs. William Hodgdon presiding.  Supt. Of Schools, Roy E. Keller, spoke of the fine work the Americanization class is doing. 

75 Years Ago – 1945 

The Story High Football Team brought their season to a close by defeating Hamilton High 26 – 0.  Story has a standing of 4 wins and 2 defeats for the season. 

Announcement is made of the acceptance by Thomas A. Lees of Chairmanship of the appeal committee for the 1945 campaign for the Salvation Army. 

60 Years Ago – 1960 

The Eaglehead Development has proven profitable for the town with assessments increased $239,400. 

The North Shore Rock and Mineral Club presented its president, Jim Anderson of Manchester, with a copy of Sears “The Physical Geography, Geology, Mineralogy and Paleontology of Essex County.” In appreciation of his services to the club.  

45 Years Ago – 1975 

Approximately 125 members and guests of Liberty Rebekah Lodge assembled to welcome Grand Master Christopher Winders, President of the Rebekah Assembly Doris Desjarden and District Deputy President Doris Waddell. 

Members of the Manchester High School held its first of what they hope to be a continuing project, a bloodmobile, and 62 pints were collected. 

30 Years Ago – 1990 

Winners of the coveted Michael Esielonis Award, named in honor of a former Manchester Lion and Hornet football supporter was Steve Athanas and Cosmo Pallazola.  The awards were presented at the end of the season football banquet. 

The Manchester Athletic Association and the Recreation Committee have jointly conducted another fund raising event to benefit the new multi-purpose  playing field at Sweeney Park. 

15 Years Ago – 2005 

Postmaster Christine George today asked for the cooperation of postal customers to keep walkways and curbside mailboxes clear of snow and ice to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of mail this winter. 

Pack 30 Cobra Patrol enjoyed a hike to Agassiz Rock while practicing Leave No Trace Awareness by picking up trash along the way. 

manchester high school, thomas a. lees, liberty rebekah lodge, ethel doane