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Caribou area From our Files – Week of March 1, 2021

 100 Years Ago – March 3, 1921

New location Hines & Smith are now nicely located in their new store, the one formerly occupied by Levine & Sons.

Starting own business — Arthur Bowden, who has been employed by the Caribou Water, Light and Power Company for several years, has resigned their position to start up his new business.

75 Years Ago – Feb 28, 1946

Caribou vets to open restaurant — Two returned Caribou vets expect to open a new Caribou restaurant on Main Street within the next two weeks. Sammie Hackett and his brother-in-law Bud Olson are the owners of the restaurant.

New wholesale house for auto parts here — A new business firm recently welcomed to Caribou’s fast growing and expanding trading center is the Aroostook Auto Parts Co., wholesalers of automobile parts, supplies, accessories and tools.

50 Years Ago – March 3, 1971

Local Girl Scouts will mark 59th birthday — The 50th birthday of the Girl Scouts of the USA will be observed during Nat’l Girl Scout Week, March 7-13 starting here on Sunday with the Caribou Girl Scouts. On Friday the Girl Scouts of Caribou are holding a birthday party for all area Girl Scouts at the Melody Roller Rink. Cake will be served. 

Valentine party The Holy Rosary folk group “Life’s Celebration” performed for 78 senior citizens present at the third annual CYO-MYP senior citizen party held on Feb. 14 at the American Legion in Caribou.

25 Years Ago – Feb. 28, 1996

Muscular dystrophy fundraiser The Aroostook County Chapter of Maine Harley Owners Group recently raised $850 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during a bowling event held at Evergreen Bowling Center.

Caribou couple wins $800,000 Life’s going to be just a little bit better for Florentine and George Berube of Caribou. Florentine found out last Saturday that she had won the Tri-State Megabucks jackpot and is finding it hard to believe she was the sole winner of the $800,000 jackpot. She will receive after taxes a prize of  $580,000.

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