115 Years Ago-Dec. 1, 1897
• Maurice Russell of Woodland shot a jet black fox Wednesday morning. The skin was purchased by E. H. Rackliffe, the grocer.
• A “Girl’s Association” with 18 members has been formed in this town with members from 10 to 13 years of age. “Self-improvement” is the object of the association.
100 Years Ago-Nov. 27, 1913
• In the classifieds — Wanted, woman to do sewing on men’s garments, apply to E. Ericson, Powers Block, Sweden street. Three furnished rooms to rent, Mrs. Frank Hammond, N. Main street. For sale, a few cords of hard wood dried under cover at $8.00 per cord, Mrs. A. M. Hussey.
• The Great White Plague — Everyone should plan to attend the electrical exhibit of the Maine Anti-Tuberculosis Association which will be shown in the P. of H. dining every afternoon and evening from Nov. 26 to 29. The aim is to educate the public in combating and preventing “The Great White Plague.” On Sunday, Nov. 30, there is a planned union service of all churches in the Methodist church, where an illustrated lecture will be given.
75 Years Ago-Dec. 1, 1938
• Caribou High School notes — On Wednesday morning of last week William Wall, manager of the local F. W. Woolworth store spoke to Mr. Northrup’s salesmanship class. A dancing class has been organized by Miss Dionne for the students of the high school.
• Buying local — Officials of the Maine State Grocers’ Association, at their recent meeting in Augusta, voted to use only Maine made bags and wrapping papers in the stores conducted by its members in a move to “aid a Maine industry that has been hit by competition.”
50 Years Ago-Nov. 28, 1963
• Citizens mourn President — Caribou citizens honored the memory of President John F. Kennedy on the the day of his burial, Monday, with special services in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Gray Memorial Methodist and other churches. A three day mourning period was observed by the Lister-Knowlton VFW Post No. 9389 for the late President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, under the direction of Commander Philip Walton.
• Four gain Eagle Scout status — Four Eagle Scout awards were presented at a Court of Honor for Troops 181 and 183 at the Junior High School. Recipients were James Cox, Allan Cox, Troop 183; George Blackstone and Duane Walton, Troop 181. The Eagle Scout certificates were presented by Arol Charbonneau, executive officer for the North Star District.
25 Years Ago-Nov. 30, 1988
• Quake shakes County — Most area residents did a double-take Friday evening when an earth tremor rattled through from Quebec at about 6:46 p.m. The tremor was the second felt locally in recent years; the last earthquake affecting the County took place Jan. 9, 1982. Residents here (Caribou) and in Washburn said their houses shook briefly, but without sufficient force to disturb anything.
• Limestone Garden Club elects officers — The Limestone Garden Club held its Nov. 18 meeting at the home of Viola Robbins and the following officers were elected for the new year: Pauline Bell, president; Thyra Browne, vice president; Mattie Finnemore, secretary and Joyce Allen, treasurer.