Caribou area From our Files – Week of January 18, 2021

Beth Lacombe, Special to The County
3 years ago

100 Years Ago – Jan. 20, 1921

Food sale in Stockholm A food sale was held at the high school with a variety of homemade food including cakes, breads and candy. The proceeds will be used to purchase a piano for the school.

Fish eggs — L.M. Alley, Fish Hatchery Superintendent, has just received 300,000 trout eggs from Bubly Hills Trout Farm in Bubly, Mass. They will hatch here and in the spring be placed in the Aroostook Waterways.

75 Years Ago – Jan.  17, 1946

Caribou Hotel Corp. elects new director at annual meeting — T.W. McLaughlin was elected President of the Caribou Hotel Corporation at the annual meeting at the Vaughn House. He replaces William Anderson who served for one year.

Cold Weather — New Sweden schools were closed Monday and Tuesday because of the extremely cold weather.

50 Years Ago – Jan.  20, 1971

Maine Board of Education — The Board approved the formation of the Stockholm and New Sweden Community School district. Trustees will be chosen to discuss costs for a new elementary school which both towns can attend.

25 Years Ago – Jan. 17, 1996

New pharmacy to open in Caribou Caribou will soon have a new pharmacy in town. Kevin Bouchard, a Fort Fairfield resident, has announced that he and his wife Lil will open Frontier Pharmacy in the former Key Bank building before the end of February.

Loring Commerce Centre is born “Loring Commerce Center – Your Maine Door to Opportunity” was unanimously adopted at the Loring Development Authority (LDA) Board of Trustees meeting last week for the creation of a new name for the former Loring Air Force Base.