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Caribou area From our Files – Week of August 19, 2019

115 Years Ago -Aug 17,  1904

Walk way The boardwalk on North Main Street leading from the Post Office to Collins Street has been taken up and the foundation laid for a concrete walk.

100 Years Ago – Aug 20, 1919

Real Estate It is understood that E.E. and D.D. Powers and Olaf Pierson have purchased the lot formerly occupied by the Sherwood Department Store of A.B. Smith, and that next year they intend to build a fine business block.

75 Years Ago – Aug 17, 1944

Local 4-H Youngsters’ Baby Beef Show Nets $242.20 for Sincock School Lunch Program  — The Merry Workers 4-H Club of Caribou commemorated a most successful project where they sold their baby beef at the Farm Bureau Field Day last Thursday, to Peterson’s Market. Oscar Peterson came through to make this an all Caribou affair when he purchased their baby beef for 28 cents a pound. The proceeds totaling $242.20 goes to the Sincock School for their lunch program.

50 Years Ago – Aug 20, 1969

New Signal Lights Soon At Square — Crews from Traffic Engineering Associates, Inc. of Rhode Island are expected in Caribou next Tuesday to connect the wiring for the new traffic signal lights at the Sweden, High & Main Street Intersection. Initial work on the project was begun Monday morning. The system is financed by both state and municipal funds with Caribou’s 40 percent share amounting to $3,400. The new signal will feature a special walk light which will operate only upon demand by the pedestrian. It is expected to facilitate the movement of traffic through the busy intersection. 

Honor Retiring Educator  — William C. Foster, retiring Superintendent of SAD 45, was honored at a testimonial banquet. Speakers included Dr. Clifford O.T. Wieden, President of Aroostook State College of the University of Maine, Dr. Kermit Nickerson, deputy commissioner of education, State of Maine; Malcolm Holts, Perham; Ronald B. Andrews of Presque Isle, former Superintendent of SAD#1, Shirley Roach of Washburn, Sheldon Richardson of Washburn, and Willie E. Lasley of Washburn, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SAD 45, Laurel Thompson of Washburn was the Master of Ceremonies. The retiring Superintendent was presented with a color television set, and the former high school building was dedicated to him and will be renamed the W.C. Foster School.  

25 Years Ago – Aug 17, 1994

Local Student State Winner in National Recipe Contest Kathy Belyea of Caribou was a state winner in the fifth annual Nat’l High School Recipe Contest held recently at Johnson & Wales in Providence R.I.  A senior at Caribou High School she created Peanut Butter Banana Bread and Olde English Chocolate Trifle Parfait for the competition. The largest food service educator in the world, the University offers this annual recipe contest to high school seniors interested in culinary careers. Although state winners did not compete in the cook-off, they were each awarded a $1,000 renewable tuition scholarship valued at $4,000. Scholarships totalling nearly $350,000 were rewarded as a result of this contest. Each year the university invites secondary vocational and high school seniors from every school in the country to participate in the annual contest. The goal of the contest is to promote the pursuit of excellence in the food service industry. This year close to 500 young chefs entered the competition. The winning receipes will be published in a cookbook later this year.

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