Caribou area From our Files – Week of August 28, 2019

Beth Lacombe, Special to The County
4 years ago

115 Years Ago – Aug. 24, 1904 

              Switchboard —  The new switchboard for the telephone company has arrived and is being placed in position in the company’s new office building in the Nat’l Bank Building.

100 Years Ago – Aug. 27, 1919      

              Rooms The rooms over the dry goods store of Ray Brown are being remodeled, and will be occupied by Mr. Brown for his steadily increasing business.

75 Years Ago – Aug. 24, 1944

Wonder drug — Penicillin, the world’s newest wonder drug, is now available at Cary Memorial Hospital for emergency cases. A limited supply of penicillin, only recently released by the Army for civilian use, is now available at the Cary Memorial Hospital for use in emergencies, it was learned yesterday. The newest of wonder drugs, penicillin was only recently produced in sufficient quantities so it could be distributed to hospitals in the United States and Canada for other than military use. A small amount is now on hand at the local hospital and as supplies become available other allotments will be received.

50 Years Ago – Aug. 27, 1969

Break ground for store — Ground was broken Monday for a new $100,000 First National Supermarket in Fort Fairfield, another part of Urban Renewal Project No.1. Stoughton Black of Malden, Mass. is the developer. The facility will be located on the south side of Main Street just East of the Municipal Building. It will be a 100-x-80-foot structure. The land was purchased by Pineland Development Corp. from the Urban Renewal Authority.

Earn ribbons at fair Several members of the Caribou chapter of Future Farmers of America won recognition at the Northern Maine Fair. In horse judging, Ronald Morrill and Carl Bondeson placed second as a team with Carl placing first as an individual. In potato judging, Norman Martin and Danny Thibodeau placed second as a team with Norman placing second as an individual. Stephen Belyea placed first in the tractor derby. Arthur Hamon was fifth. Stephen Belyea and Ronald Morrill participated in the beef judging contest. The Caribou chapter placed fifth for its educational exhibit.

25 Years Ago -Aug. 24, 1994

Caribou man’s science research published  — Greg Tardie, son of Wilmer and Doris Tardie of Caribou, as part of a research team, recently had a research abstract entitled “Central Adrenergic Receptors Modulate Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise,” published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. The study was also presented at the National Conference of the American College of Sports Medicine in June.