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Caribou area From our Files – Week of December 9, 2019

115 Years Ago – Dec. 7,  1904

X-Rays A new Beiz X-Ray, 24 plate machine was installed in the Caribou Hospital this week.

                                                                                 100 Years Ago – Dec. 10, 1919 

Grocery Firm The new grocery firm of C.J. Tournquist & Son opened up for business Monday in the Farrell Block of Sweden Street.

75 Years Ago – Dec. 7, 1944

Youth Committee Contracts Louis Hebert For Free Skating at Park Street Rink; Part Time Commercial Enterprise — Through the cooperation of Louis Herbert, plans have been completed for a musical skating rink as part of the winter recreational program. According to the committee, Herbert signed a contract for a joint commercial enterprise on his own, and free skating four afternoons a week for school children. The rink will be located on Park Street on the old carnival lot. He also said the rink would be better lit this year by three floodlights, instead of one light suspended in the center of the rink.

50 Years Ago – Dec. 10, 1969

Heads National Spud Council — Unanimously named president of the National Potato Council at the Commodore Hotel in New York City was Basil Fox of Wade. Fox was vice president of the council last year. He is at present a director and treasurer of the Maine Potato Council and serves as chairman of the Maine Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Committee. He is also a past president of Maine Potato Growers.

25 Years Ago – Dec. 7, 1994

Fire Station Restoration Members of the Youth Community Action Program helped renovate the Limestone Fire Station with new exterior siding and interior furnishings. The group is funded by a defense conversion grant to assist communities suffering from the closure of military bases. Glen Michaud of Caswell, Y-CAP supervisor, said the project would have cost about $35,000 for labor and materials. Limestone Town Manager Troy R. Brown said the town spent $7,986 on materials so far, which includes about $2,000 paid  to a contractor for wiring the building. 

New Sweden School Slates Open House The New Sweden School Department invites the public to attend the open house activities at the new school to be held Dec. 17 from 330-730 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony which designates the official opening of the new school, is scheduled for 4pm. Especially welcome will be those who will hopefully bring and share memories of times past in the New Sweden school system. 

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