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Caribou area From our Files – Week of April 27, 2020

115 Years Ago – May  3,  1905

Light company The final transfer of the Caribou Water, Light and Power Company was made on Monday when the new owners, E.E. Haynes, G.W. Irving and J.P. Donworth, took possession.

100 Years Ago – May  6, 1920

Band Albert Smith went to Presque Isle Thursday where he played in the Presque Isle Orchestra for the regular annual meeting of the Council of Royal and Select Masters.

75 Years Ago – May  3, 1945

Seed cutting — Cropping and seed-cutting activities are the order of the day, having begun in earnest April 30. Quite a number of farmers had already done considerable work on the land and few have even planted potatoes. 

Limestone man speaks at Caribou rally — George Morris of Limestone, as guest speaker at the Rotary Club yesterday, gave an interesting and enlightening talk on his hobby – bees. There are around 800,000 beekeepers in the United States, Mr. Morris told the Roatarians, and they produce 100,000 tons of honey each year.

50 Years Ago – May  6, 1970

Limestone fund tops $1,000 — The effective leadership of Jack Saylors, chairman of the individual subscribers committee, and his crew of 20 fundraising volunteers are cited as the main factor leading to a United Fund total of $1,142.00, as of Friday.

Fire loss estimated at $50,000 A fire believed to have started from faulty wiring in the basement caused an estimated $50,000 loss in inventory and building damage at the Village Shoppe on Washburn’s Main Street Thursday afternoon.

25 Years Ago – May 3 , 1995

New Sweden school celebrates Earth Day In observance of Earth Day, 12 exhibits, ranging from land management to solar power, were on display in the New Sweden School cafeteria Monday and a flag-raising ceremony was held outside as the Earth Day Flag was placed on the school flagpole. Smokey the Bear was also on hand to sign autographs. Students from the Stockholm Elementary School also visited the exhibits during the celebration of Earth Day.

Florist raises $5,348 for Feed the Children The result has been overwhelming since Phil and Jackie Doak of Phil’s Florist and Greenhouse decided to do something to help support the people of Oklahoma City after the bombing of the federal building. She said they liked the idea of wearing ribbons and decided to make them to offer to the public for a donation. The idea exploded and now they are making between 300-400 bows a night. As of Tuesday morning the Doaks sent $5,348 collected in donations to the American Florist Service’s Disaster Relief Fund along with a list of  more than 1,800 names of all the people who made donations.

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