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Caribou area From Our Files (week of January 24, 2018)

115 Years Ago – Jan. 27,  1903

Two cent stamp The new Washington two-cent stamp, based on the Stuart portrait, will be released this week.

Cold and fire The tool house at the B and A yards caught fire on Sunday.  The temperature dropped to 38 below on Sunday and was only two degrees higher on Monday for one of the coldest spells of the winter.

100 Years Ago – Jan. 24, 1918

That’s a lot of snow Twenty-three snowstorms have been recorded so far this year.

Coming this spring — Ford Touring cars are being offered for $360 this spring for delivery.

75 Years Ago – Jan. 27, 1943

Lovely wall paneling — The familiar “tin-plate” walls of the Vaughan House lobby and dining room have disappeared behind a matched composition paneling, following completion of alterations of that hostelry today.  The metal ceilings are retained but have been painted over.  The new Victory Room restaurant, located in the former Coffee Shop of the House, serving popular-priced luncheons and dinners, has been well received since it opened two weeks ago.

Delinquents — A partial survey by the Area Rent Office at 220 Main Street, Presque Isle indicates that many landlords renting houses, rooms or hotels in Caribou and other Aroostook towns have not yet complied with the OPA requirements governing registration of rentals in this area.  Those delinquents who have not registered by Jan. 15 may be found themselves liable to prosecution.

50 Years Ago – Jan. 24, 1968

Lucky ticket Saturday was a lucky day for Mrs. Hollis Knox of Plaster Rock, N.B., for Mrs. Knox’s ticket was the one drawn by Mayor Gilman R. Albair, making her the winner in the $500 Give-Away Shopping Spree sponsored by the Caribou of Trade during the city’s $aleabration Days.

Pathologist visiting — Dr. Lewis E. Nolan, pathologist, of Tomah, Wis., has signed a contract with the Cary Memorial Hospital and is expected to arrive in Caribou early in May, according to hospital administrator Clayton Harrington.

25 Years Ago – Jan. 27, 1993

Consolidation process Cary Medical Center in Caribou and The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle have initiated the process to obtain state approval to form a new nonprofit corporation consisting of the two medical centers.  The certificate of need process is a regulatory step that must be taken to gain formal approval of the project by Maine’s Department of Human Services (DHS).  

Honored Randy Mulherin, a bus driver and mechanic with the Limestone School Department, was presented an award by Superintendent of Schools James Morse on behalf of the school committee for eight consecutive perfect inspections of the department’s 16-bus fleet.  The buses are inspected by the Maine State Police every six months.  Mulherin has been a school department employee for 10 years.

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