Caribou area From our Files – Week of June 21, 2021

Beth Lacombe, Special to The County
3 years ago

100 Years Ago -June 23, 1921

Awaiting electric lights The electric light poles are being put up on West Road, between Lebanon and New Sweden Center. The Baptist Church is very anxious to have lights in the church soon.

Food sale — The food sale by willing workers Saturday afternoon was well patronized. The proceeds of the sale are going towards furnishing a ward in the Cary Hospital.

75 Years Ago -June 19, 1946

Refurbished alleys reopened – – The Daigle Bowling Alleys on Main Street reopened this week after being closed  for the past week. Dick Daigle reported that the alleys were sanded and completely refinished.

Lobster feed — A lobster feed was the feature of the Aroostook Bar Association’s outing of more than 30 members last Sunday at the David Solman Camp at Long Lake.

50 Years Ago – June 23, 1971

Twirlers awarded trophies — Janet and Terri Thompson recently competed at the National Baton Twirling Championship held in St. John, New Brunswick. Both girls received trophies for their wonderful performances

Council votes on $80,000 loan Following a public hearing Monday evening, Caribou City Council voted to borrow $80,000 to cover the cost of the expansion to Cary Memorial Hospital. The one story addition will provide much needed space in the hospital.

25 Years Ago – June 19, 1996

Public Television to visit festival MidSommar Festival, a celebration of the summer solstice symbolized by the Majstang, a wildflower-covered crown, has long been the hallmark of Northern Maine’s Swedish Colony. This Saturday, the festival and its people will be featured on the second edition of RFD Maine, a special produced by Maine Public Television.

City readies for Shriners Shrine Temple members traditionally induct their new members to the group in a ceremony held in the hometown of the Temple’s leader. The last time they convened in Caribou was in 1957. This weekend nearly 3,000 Shriners will be in the town to back a new leader, Carroll Goodwin Jr., a Shriner since 1965 and a Caribou resident for more than 25 years. His son will also be inducted in the ceremony.