Caribou area From our Files – Week of September 6, 2021

100 Years Ago – Sept. 8, 1921

Legion concert The concert given Monday night by the Caribou American Legion Band was fully up to the high standard which has been attained by this fine musical organization. An added feature of the evening was the excellent singing of William Chase, who did several encores. Everyone thought the Monday concert was great.

Fair gets thumbs up — Houlton visitors at the Caribou Fair last week speak in glowing terms of the splendid exhibition. The fair was undoubtedly one of the cleanest exhibits to be held in Maine.

75 Years Ago – Sept. 5, 1946

Weather station — The Caribou Weather Office Bureau became one of the first stations in the Northeast to install the new “rawin” equipment in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force. A radiosonde observatory involved a short wave radio attached to a helium filled weather balloon.

Church marks 75 years — The New Sweden Baptist Church observed its 75th birthday. The church was founded a year after the first 50 colonists arrived from New Sweden in 1870.

50 Years Ago – Sept. 8, 1971

United Fund Campaign opens here next week – –  The United Fund Campaign supports 10 local sharing agencies in its budget, beginning in Caribou. A budget of $26,350 has been established for the 1971 goal. 

School project approved Stockholm Principal Shirley Sjostedt of the Stockholm Elementary School has announced the approval of the Title 1 Cooperation Project for Stockholm and New Sweden. Other programs approved under this project are equipment and supply purchases for the school.

25 Years Ago – Sept. 5, 1996

Baldacci announces $350,000 grant Representative John Baldacci announced on August 27 that Maine Public Broadcasting has been awarded a $350,000 Rural Development Television Demonstration Grant from the US Dept. of Agriculture.  With this grant MPBN will continue to play a beneficial role in our communities.

CDC retains local businesses While the Caribou Development of Corporation continues to search for the new business tenants for the city, it has also been tasked with retaining existing businesses. Last week, the CDC announced the retention and expansion of BMW Manufacturing. 

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