The following are news headlines that appeared in past issues of The Camden Herald during this week:

One year ago, 2012

Patrick Keliher, the new commissioner of Department of Marine Resources, said transparency and listening were the best ways to maintain relationships with Maine's fishermen.

A Warren man claimed an employee of Myrtle Street Tavern in Rockland and other customers were too rough when they threw him out of the bar.

Oceanside students spent school vacation week building window inserts that can reduce fuel bills by 15 to 25 percent.

Matching funds are no longer available after a Supreme Court decision and legislative action is required to amend Maine's Clean Elections Law.

Five years ago, 2008

A group of Penobscot Bay Medical Center doctors recently participated in a humanitarian mission to Haiti, performing surgery and providing medical service for dozens of people. Drs. Kevin Olehnik, orthopedist; Lars Ellison urologist; Douglas Cole, general surgeon; David Maddox, anesthesiologist and Kendal Robinson, recovery room nurse, spent a week in Leogane, Haiti, as part of the Notre Dame Haiti Program, with the biology department at the University of Notre Dame.

The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands announced that reservations at state park campgrounds are at an all-time high. Through Feb. 28, reservations agents had processed 3,697 requests, totaling 19,105 camping nights.

The official ground breaking for the 60,000 square-foot expansion of Rockport Elementary School's West campus took place. School officials contracted Langford and Low of Portland for a price of $11.9 million.

10 years ago, 2003

Hope Elementary School seventh-grader Rachel Borch scored a tasty victory at Knox County Spelling Bee with the correct spelling of the winning word "tortilla."

"Gas prices may be on the rise across the country, but Bob Appleby isn't too worried. After all, his car gets three times the miles per gallon of an average automobile. The former chemist and part-time resource room teacher at Camden Hills Regional High School became one of the few owners of a 2002 Honda Insight, a car that utilizes an electric motor combined with the typical combustion engine to achieve phenomenal gas mileage rates."

Security surveillance cameras could be installed inside and outside the public library in an effort to prevent further vandalism and other undesirable behavior. The president of the library's board of trustees Parker Laite Sr. said a subcommittee for the board will look at providing the cameras, and a quote of $21,600 has already been received. The trustees would likely raise this money privately.

25 years ago, 1988

Lincolnville received word from the state Bureau of Taxation in the form of a letter which stated their valuation ration had fallen to 56 percent and the town therefore needs to conduct a revaluation. State law requires a town to keep its tax valuations above a 70 percent ratio; that is, the average amount at which homes are valued on the town records cannot fall below 70 percent of the average selling price.

The federal Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Environmental Proctection are not only pushing forward with the cleanup of Union Chemical in South Hope, but are also working on cleaning up their own image and how they deal with the public at large. Citizens were presented with two handouts: one for the meeting, which included the agenda and maps, and the other a Superfund program "fact sheet" up dating all activities around the cleanup of the hazardous waste site.

Coming head-to-head with a distraught board of Rockport selectmen, Camden town fathers voted unanimously, after a brief executive session, to reverse their not-quite-day-old decision to drop an article on a proposed inter-local sewer agreement from the March town warrant. Placing an article on the March town meeting warrant authorizing the board to negotiate an inter-local sewer agreement with Rockport. Their decision came in the wake of negative public comment on the idea during the second of two public hearings.

50 years ago, 1963

The Camden Herald Pub. Co on Bay View Street in Camden had "Markwell, Fasten-ating staples for sale. The OBRO, staples, Pins and tacks. $7.90 complete with 1000 staples."

The Camden Outing Club's Winter Carnival opened with a dance at the High School gym, with more than 200 attendees enjoying the music of the Elwin French orchestra. Mrs. Henry White was in charge of door prizes which was an electric coffee maker won by Mr. Samuel Glover and a pen and pencil set won by Miss Holly Laite. In the Snow Shoe Race, Cindy Rainfrette — the only girl — challenged and beat the boys.

Camden passes a record budget. A record breaking total proposed budget of $498,896 was accepted. This as can be seen is  just $1,104 short of the half million mark.

100 years ago, 1903

This year is one of the few we don't have on miro-film or in a bound copy. I'm sure someone bought a cow or went visiting.