Web exclusive, April 27, 1961
REMEMBER WHEN Excerpts from The Weekly Packet, April 27, 1961
Hire principal for Blue Hill grade school
The Weekly Packet, Celebrating our 50th year
FIRST OUT-OF-CONTROL grass fire of the season was extinguished by the Blue Hill Fire Department last Friday. About four acres were burned over on South Street on the properties of Waldo Collins and Harold Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Hall were burning their field when the fire got out of control, spreading to the Collins property.
Dale Higgins, now teaching at Gorham, has been hired as principal for the Blue Hill Consolidated School next year.
Higgins has had three years of teaching experience and is now working on his masters degree in business administration at the University of Maine.
He is married and the father of twin daughters six months old.
Supt. Albert Skidds also announced that one other new teacher has been hired, Mrs. Jerry Durnbaugh, Blue Hill, who will teach English and coach drama at Blue Hill-George Stevens Academy. She takes the post of John Mullens who has resigned a the end of the school year.
Skidds said two other teachers were needed for the academy as Ed Buckley, mathematics teacher and coach, and Dave Deshon, science teacher, are leaving at the end of the school year.
In other schools in the Union, Penobscot and Blue Hill, all teachers are returning next year, he said.