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Caribou area From our Files (week of December 19, 2018)

115 Years Ago – Dec. 22,  1903

Fine horse Albion Estey has purchased of John Theriault a fine trotting horse which will be used for driving only.

Successful term Caribou High School closed a successful term of school Friday, with a percentage of 95, from an enrollment of 95.

100 Years Ago – Dec. 25, 1918

“Liberty Belles” “The Liberty Belles,” three talented musicians, will give a fine entertainment in the opera house Saturday night under the auspices of the Murray Club.

75 Years Ago – Dec. 22, 1943

Free show — Mrs. P.J. Powers, proprietress of Powers Theatre, will present her gift to the children of Caribou, a free Christmas show, at the theatre at 10:00 Saturday morning.  This is the 25th year Mrs. Powers has put on the free show.

Survived — Kenneth Broad, Warrant Officer in the U.S. Maritime Service, recently returned from London, England, to visit his mother, Mrs. Ida Williams, High Street, after being torpedoed on an oil tanker in the Mediterranean Sea off the North African coast.

50 Years Ago – Dec. 25, 1968

High Mass — A High Mass of Requiem was sung Saturday morning at Holy Rosary Catholic Church for George M. Trusty, 75, one of the city’s most avid followers of the Caribou High School Vikings for many years, who met his death unexpectedly last Tuesday after he cheered the current five toward victory at Presque Isle.  Retired for some years, the elderly man succumbed following a heart attack while in the bleachers at the PIHS gymnasium during the Viking-Wildcat encounter. He was loyal to the last ot the high school teams which he had followed and befriended for so long.

Special concert The CHS 80-piece marching band and its twirling team of six will present a special concert the evening of January 10 at the high school gymnasium to raise funds to help finance their Jan. 20 trip to D.C.  A complete program will be announced.

25 Years Ago – Dec. 22, 1993

Christmas miracle It may be the season to be jolly, but not for four puppies tossed out from a moving vehicle on the Grimes Road Monday night, Dec. 20.  Two teenagers traveling home discovered a plastic bag moving on the road. The night was extremely foggy. The pair headed toward Fort Fairfield around 11 p.m. and could not see tail lights ahead.  The car slowed down ahead of them, and it appeared that the occupants had thrown something in the road. Driving along, the teens saw a moving plastic bag lying in the road. They stopped to see what was inside the bag and found four 7-week-old puppies.  The puppies appeared to be freshly weaned, German Shepherd-Labrador mix, and generally in good health, although scared to death. The pair picked up the pups and continued on their way. In the spirit of the season all of the puppies are now safe in good homes.  Each of the teenagers took a pup home. The two remaining pups were given to families as they left a cinema in Presque Isle after the late show.

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