Caribou area From our Files – Week of September9, 2019

Beth Lacombe, Special to The County
5 years ago

115 Years Ago – Sept. 7,  1904

Railroad Cars George Brown, general manager for the Aroostook Federation, went to Bangor Tuesday in an effort to secure an adequate supply of cars from the B. & A. Railroad for the shipment of potatoes by the Federation.

100 Years Ago – Sept. 10, 1919

Promotion Edward W. Riley left today for New York City. He has secured a promotion with the New York Electric Company and will be employed in their testing department.

75 Years Ago – Sept. 7, 1944

New Sweden Lutherans to burn mortgage — New Sweden Lutherans will gather Wednesday evening, Sept. 13, in honor of the burning of the church mortgage and the celebration of the first time in many years that the church is without debt. The inside of the Temple has been thoroughly renovated for the festive occasion. The public is cordially invited to attend.

50 Years Ago – Sept. 10, 1969

Summer rec draws 67,000 — Caribou citizens, young and old, made good use of the Recreation Department facilities for the eight-week programs show that a combined total of 67,255 participated in the activities at the swimming pool and the Teague Park Playground.

Will represent Maine at Big E Tom Devoe of Limestone will represent Maine at the Eastern State Expo FFA Tractor Driving Contest on Friday Sept. 12. Devoe will compete against State winners from 13 North Atlantic States. The contestants must take a written exam and go through a driving course which includes the use of a manure spreader and maneuvering a four-wheel hay wagon. 

25 Years Ago – Sept. 7, 1994

Caribou woman hits lottery jackpot Cecilia Chapman’s day last Wednesday turned out to be much brighter than usual when she learned she was the lucky winner of more than $50,000 in Maine State’s Lottery’s Cash Five Game. Her numbers include the birthdays of her husband, daughter and her future son-in-law and two grandchildren. Chapman took her tickets and looked at them, “I started screaming,” she said. “I was so excited.” “My heart was pounding out of my body.”  

Nursing home hosts 300 at bonfire-corn boil It was an unforgettable evening as more than 300 people from all over converged on the grounds of Border View Manor Friday for  the nursing home’s second annual Bonfire and Corn Boil. Borderview residents, their families, staff members, and their families, as well as community members from Van Buren and surrounding communities through Aroostook County and Western New Brunswick enjoyed the picture-perfect weather, food and entertainment.