Caribou area From our Files – Week of July 5, 2021

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115 Years Ago – July 3, 1906

Dry goods clerk — Thomas Dionne was named a new clerk at the Pattee’s Dry Goods Store last week.

Starch factory undergoes repairs  – – H.E. Jones has made some recent repairs to his starch factory. He hopes it will make the factory more productive in the future.

100 Years Ago – July 7, 1921

Keeping theater cooler The Powers Theater has installed six new ventilating fans for help with the summer months heat in the theater.

Reporting from Stockholm — Mrs. Nellie Johnson was named the Stockholm correspondent for the Aroostook Repulican last week.

75 Years Ago – July 3, 1946

Independence Day celebration — The Town of Limestone is planning for a big 4th of July celebration Thursday. Most events will be held at the baseball diamond and community swimming pool. There will also be a parade in the forenoon followed by baseball games at the diamond at 6 pm followed by a dance at the high school gym. 

Candidate for Governor’s Council  — Benard Esters, editor and publisher of the Houlton Pioneer Times, is candidate for the Governor’s Council from the seventh district which comprises Aroostook and Washington Counties. He seeks to replace Clarence Beckett of Calais who is completing a four year term.

50 Years Ago – July 7, 1971

Fire levels New Sweden Town Hall and Museum — The complete destruction of a New Sweden landmark, the Historical Museum, and the adjacent town hall resulted from a $50,000 fire last Wednesday morning. The museum, housing more than 500 historical items, was the community’s oldest building dating back 101 years.

Composition winner David Suldrich, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Suldrich of Caribou, has been awarded a first place cash prize in the National Cavalcade Creative Youth, the annual music contest for original composition sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs.

25 Years Ago -July 3, 1996

Wins contest Woodland teachers Charlotte Hanson and Tamara Robinson won a contest sponsored by the Chrysler Learning Connection and Scholastic Inc. For their idea on how to plan to celebrate National Family Learning Days, they won 30 books which they gave to the library.

Motoring Retiring Superintendent of Schools Irvin Belanger was presented with a Johnson Outboard Motor at the Teacher’s Appreciation Dinner by incoming Superintendent Arthur Brenner. After 31 years of service to the Caribou School Department, Belanger announced his retirement in December.