Caribou area From our Files – Week of May 17, 2021
115 Years Ago – May 15, 1906
Utility gets new super — E.E. Haynes was named superintendent of the Caribou Water, Light & Power Company.
New position – – Ruell Small, was who was clerking in J.D. Gardens Grocery Store, has left and Ed Spooner took his place in Sodergren and Larson’s Grocery.
100 Years Ago – May 18, 1921
New drugstore anager — Sidney Chandler, who was manager of the Scates & Co. drugstore in Washington, came to Caribou as the manager of the same store here.
New Job — Miss A.G. Billington was named the manager of the Northern Telegraph Company.
75 Years Ago -May 15, 1946
Caribou fisherman wins membership in noted Maine club — Last Saturday, E.W. Lenty, manager of the Admiral Potato Company, Caribou, won his membership in Maine’s “The one that got away club” when he landed a 10-pound, 6-ounce landlocked salmon, a giant of its species, at Cross Lake. It is believed his catch was one of the biggest salmon ever caught at Cross Lake.
50 Years Ago – May 18, 1971
Caribou man heads chiropractic group — Dr. Charles Serritella of Caribou was named President of the Maine Chiropractic Association during the Annual Spring Educational Seminar sponsored by the Maine Board of Examination and Registration in Portland. Dr. Serritella is a graduate of National College. Over 100 doctors and their wives attended the seminar.
First National opens new store this week — The new First National Store in the Caribou Shopping Plaza was officially opened Monday evening. Present for the opening were Pete Levesque, store manager; Leo Marquis, vice president of First National Stores; George Baltzer, president of the Caribou Chamber of Commerce; Hillard Cohen, president of First National Stores; and Roy A. Barton Jr., the mayor of Caribou.
25 Years Ago – May 15, 1996
Senior volunteers lauded — Caribou native Susan Collins was the guest speaker at a recent luncheon held to honor RSVP volunteers from the Central Aroostook area. Collins congratulated the 225 honorees for their commitment to serve The County.
Easing the hunger — Jay Boyce, assistant manager at the Caribou Shop ’n Save, and Kay Michaud of Caribou loaded up boxes of fresh food items today donated by the store for distribution through an informal network of volunteers established by Lorraine St. Peter. Over the past year, the store has contributed an estimated $500-$700 per week in food which would otherwise be discarded. The effort has helped to feed about 400 people, many of whom are retirees on fixed incomes in Caribou and surrounding communities.