Caribou area From our Files – Week of October 26, 2020
115 Years Ago – Nov. 1, 1905
Sheriff — Charles Ross has received the appointment of Deputy Sheriff, taking the place of Deputy Sheriff W.H. Lafferty, who has resigned.
Starch – – The two starch factories in the village, those of E.H. Holmes and H.E. Jones, have turned out about 300 tons of starch this year.
100 Years Ago – Nov. 4, 1920
Telephones — A telephone line has been extended to Sawyer Road and telephones have been installed in the homes of Ishamel Walton, Albert Holmes, George Hodson, Edward Embelton and Bart Giberson.
75 Years Ago – Nov. 1, 1945
Potato sweepstakes— The 7th annual Potato Sweepstakes, which closed this morning, has on top of the list a 3-pound, 5-ounce tuber which was submitted by Albert Sirios.
Fire — The failure of electric service on Saturday was caused when the Federation Fertilizer Plant burned, with some of the poles at the power plant being down also.
50 Years Ago – Nov. 4, 1970
Good neighbor policy — In an effort to harvest the last of the spuds, many farmers in The County lend a hand to their neighbor farmers when they themselves are done harvesting. In Limestone, for example, Harold Morrell was assisted by A.J. Edgecomb along with his crew and equipment.
School is burned — Fire leveled an unused schoolhouse in Fort Fairfield Sunday afternoon, as the old Russell School fell prey. Owned by Jerome Peters, the school is said by Fort residents to be at least 80 years old.
25 Years Ago – Nov. 1, 1995
Hugs not drugs — Inspector Trisha Skull of U.S. Customs in Fort Fairfield received a donation of $100 from Theresa Howard, president of the Limestone Caswell Health Committee.
Youngster donates tree — Second-grader Erica Ouellette recently donated a spruce tree to the Hilltop Elementary School. School principal Brenda Felch accepted the tree along with teacher Gail Small. The tree, from the farm of Erica’s grandparents, Ronald and Della Martin of Hamlin, will be planted on school grounds. Erica’s sister, Cassandra Ouellette, made a similar donation to Cary Medical Center as a memorial to her grandfather, Bertrand Ouellette. The girls are the daughters of Carl and Jean Ouellette of Caribou.