This week in history from the files of The Republican Journal, compiled by staff of Belfast Free Library.

March 10, 1848

"The day of carrying the mail from Lincolnville to Islesboro' has been changed from Thursday to Friday, so that the Journal will get on to the Island the day that it is published, instead of remaining a week in the Lincolnville office. The Journal will now give later news to the inhabitants of that Island than can be obtained from any other paper. Will our friends there procure for us an addition to our list of subscribers?"

"Hon. Joseph Williamson will deliver the fifth lecture before the Belfast Lyceum at the Unitarian Church, on Tuesday evening next, at 7 o'clock. Wm. O. Poor, Sec'y."

March 6, 1863

"Capt. Horace C. Noyes, of the 19th Regiment, has resigned his commission, and arrived at home in this city. Capt. N.’s resignation was induced mainly, we learn, by the ill will of an official superior, which was permitted to vent itself in a malicious manner. He will return to the army in another position, if opportunity offers."

March 1, 1867

"A male panther measuring seven feet in length from tip to tip, thirty-three inches in height, and weighing 121 ½ pounds, was killed recently in Weathersfield, Vermont."

"C.B. Hazeltine, Esq., of this city, has purchased tickets by steamer China for Liverpool, and will leave early in April with his family, intending to remain abroad six months or more. Col. A.W. Johnson and lady are also intending to pass the summer in Europe."

"We have got at the secret of the big Temperance League of Rockland, mentioned last week. Am friend informs us that the rules permit the use of liquors as medicine, and that the brethren are almost always in a feeble condition."

"The Gymnastic Exhibition, on Saturday evening, was attended by a very large audience. The young men did exceedingly well, introducing some new exercises. A more gratified audience never left the hall."

March 8, 1990

"After one year of ‘Business After Hours,’ sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, director Jim Lovejoy deemed the event a success and announced the next meeting will be hosted by Bryant Dutch. Members and their guests will meet at Dutch Chevrolet at the junction of Rts. 1 & 3 on March 14 from 5-7 p.m."

March 10, 1994

"Clyde and Verlesta Wellman of Belmont were honored this month by WABI-TV in Bangor as the recipients of the Good Neighbor Award. Verlesta is the town clerk, treasurer, tax collector, and registrar of voters in town in addition to serving as treasurer of the Firemen's Auxiliary and being active in the Community Club. Clyde is the town administrative assistant and road commissioner and has served on the local Fire Department since 1977. They were nominated for the weekly award by Selectman Barbara Bubar and were chosen as the TV station’s three-month quarterly winners as well."