Caribou area From our Files – Week of February 8, 2021

3 years ago

 100 Years Ago – Feb. 10, 1921

New store owners Hines & Smith Co. have purchased the store on Sweden Street now occupied by A. Levine & Sons as a shoe store and repair shop. The new owners plan to move into their new location in the former shoe store soon.

Modern school in progress — The new school building is still being worked on despite the cold weather. When completed it will be a splendid modern building with all the conveniences which we so much need. All the rooms will be large and sunny.

75 Years Ago – Feb. 7, 1946

Hospital — Cary Memorial Hospital again earned full approval from the American College of Surgeons this year and takes its place among the leading hospitals of Maine for medical care.

Alcohol plant coming — John Bernard, manager of the Industrial Alcohol Plant in Caribou, told Roatrians yesterday he plans to have a new plant finished in about two weeks. Then after a federal inspection it will open. The plant will make alcohol for consumption.

25 Years Ago – Feb. 7, 1996

Maggio elected president Wayne Maggio of Monticello was recently elected President of the National Potato Council, an organization that supports the US Potato Industry with trade and other issues.

City gears up for Winter Carnival No less than 45 separate activities sponsored by two dozen businesses and organizations promise to attract participants from as far away as Florida to the 61st Annual Caribou Winter Carnival and Snowmobile Festival.