1962: Chamber holds meeting to assist with housing shortage at Loring

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100 Years Ago-Sept. 26, 1912

Maysville postmaster wanted — United States Civil Service Commission announces that on the date named above an examination will be held in Caribou, Maine, as a result of which it is expected to make certification to fill a contemplated vacancy in the position of fourth class postmaster of class (b) at Maysville, Maine.

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Aroostook Republican 1987 file photo
This 1987 advertisement by Cary Medical Center recognized the employees of the hospital’s environmental services department for helping keep the nine-year-old facility looking new. They included Brent Boulier, Phil Bushey, Debbie Carroll, April Dionne, Dennis Drew, Leola Dube, Linda Hebert, Edmund LaPointe, Armand Mazerolle, Gerry Mazerolle, Rosanna Michaud, Barb Nickerson, Isabelle Pye, Steve Ramo, Gerald Searles and Anna St. Peter.

Stockholm locals — Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Kelly and children were guests of relatives in Caribou Thursday. Miss Alma Paradis went to Van Buren last week where she entered St. Mary’s Convent for a year’s study. Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Wessell and Mrs. S. Wessell took a carriage drive to New Sweden Sunday. Mrs. A. M. Harris, who has been spending a week at Cross Lake with Mrs. F. C. Knowles, has returned home.

75 Years Ago-Sept. 30, 1937

Air Circus — Air enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see what is slated to be one of the finest air shows ever put on at the Presque Isle airport when the local merchants, cooperating with the Island Crop Dusting Co. of Caribou will put on the air circus Friday and Saturday. The two-day event will present stunts and feats of daring, as well as rides for all who obtain courtesy tickets from local merchants.

Callers at the Republican — C. C. Harvey, editor and publisher of the Fort Fairfield Review, was a pleasant caller at the Republican office Saturday. R. W. McIntosh from WAGM broadcasting station in Presque Isle and H. D. Grant from the Pillsbury Flour Co., Boston, called at the Republican office Wednesday afternoon.

50 Years Ago-Sept. 27, 1962

Loring housing shortage — The Caribou Chamber of Commerce held a joint meeting with personnel from Loring Air Force Base and owners and managers of Caribou hotels and motels in an effort to help alleviate the Air Force base’s recent shortage of family type houses. Local businesses agreed to render all possible assistance. Those present included Kenneth Allen, manager of Hotel Caribou, Robert Bishop of Red Brick Motel, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fischer of Loring Motel, and Martin Jones of Skyline Inn.

Van Buren news — Miss Nadine Ayotte was an afternoon guest of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cyr and sons, Michael, Richard and Danny. Mr. and Mrs. Romeo Violette of St. Leonard were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas I. Cyr and family. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Deschaine of Caribou spent a few days in Van Buren visiting relatives and friends before leaving for Salisbury, Mass. where they will make their home.

25 Years Ago-Sept. 30, 1987

Nearly perfect season — With only two games left in the season, the members of the Caribou girls varsity soccer team are well on their way to repeating the successful 1986 championship season. Making up this year’s defensive team are juniors Kelli Leeman, Nikki LeBlanc and Rachel Haskell, together with senior Heather Belanger. Offensively, leading scorers, all seniors, are Beth Carrow with 17 goals, Krista Thompson and Lynn Hartley, each currently with nine goals.

New parish center —The Holy Rosary Catholic Church’s new parish center will be dedicated at an Oct. 4 ceremony at the church in Caribou. The new center contains 12 classrooms, a hall, fully-equipped kitchen, an office with storage closets and a basement where the Good Samaritan Thrift Shop will operate as well as the religious article store.