1908: Sweden Street dentist denies relocation rumors

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100 Years Ago: May 21, 1908

• Dr. M.I. Bonney, a dentist on Sweden Street, took out a front-page advertisement responding to a report that he is leaving Caribou. “I will say there is no truth in that report. I am to remain in Caribou.”

• By invitation, the New Sweden band played at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Trone in honor of Mrs. Trone’s birthday.
• The tent which John Hone and Charles Palmer had erected to open a ten-center picture show was caught by a squall of wind and sent skywards. When the tent returned to earth it was found to be badly damaged. They held their entertainment in Perry’s Hall that evening. The tent was to be fixed soon and the show was to go on as intended.
• The open-air concert of the Caribou band in front of the opera house was much appreciated by a large number of listeners.
• The ladies of the Universalist Society had a well-attended food sale in W.C. Spaulding’s store, realizing about $15.
• There had been some hustling done farming in the last week of fair weather. The majority of farmers got their crops planted in May although the spring was so late.

75 Years Ago: June 1, 1933

• The Norell Harness Store which for the past 27 years has been located in the Cary Block on Sweden Street has been moved to a new location at the Gunnar Johnson stable on the other side of the street.
• Roland Irvine Gammon is the recipient of a scholarship for one-year awarded by Colby College.
• Miss Adelaide Brown attended the Formal Prom held at Ricker Classical Institute in Houlton, the guest of John P. Maines.
• The road machine made it’s second trip over the Madawaska Road recently.
• Lt. George W. Shaw, officer in the National Reserves Aviation Corps, has been assigned to 15 days’ active duty at the aviation base in Squantum, Mass.
• Dan McDougal and Mallett Anderson are playing in an orchestra at Portage Lake each Saturday evening.

50 Years Ago: May 29, 1958

• Reverend Clement D. Thibodeau, a Caribou native, will soon be ordained to the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church in Portland.
• Mrs. Elden Larson of New Sweden was the lucky winner of a clock radio as a result of a letter she submitted to WFST  Radio, stating why her family would like to have an AM-FM radio.
• Charles Paul Anderson of New Sweden participated in the recent piano recital at the home of Mrs. Parkin Briggs.
• First Lieutenant Keith W. Langley left recently for Labrador where he will be stationed for one year.
• Mr. and Mrs. S.W. Collins motored to the Lake Placid Club, N.Y.,where Mr. Collins, as Rotary District Govenor attended a meeting.
• The Caribou High School students, under the direction of David Haskell, presented a 3-act play, “Stage Door” recently to a large audience.

25 Years Ago: June 1, 1983

• The Caribou tennis boys rallied to win eight consecutive matches, capturing the Aroostook County Tennis Championship.
• Bonnie Forbes has completed her two years’ of nursing training in Bangor.
• Richard and Danny Hede are returning to Alaska, after visiting with their mother, Mrs. Hilma Hede.
• Rocky M. Sirois, son of Maynard and Anita Sirois, of Limestone, has been promoted in the U.S. Air Force to the rank of staff sergeant.
• Speaking in regard to his participation in the “Northern Challenge: The Sports Inn Race, Conrad Walton said, “My legs were stiff and I was already cold and the race hadn’t even begun. I set myself in the back of the pack of 87 runners, in hopes that I would finish with my body intact.”