Caribou area From our Files – Week of May 17, 2023

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115 Years Ago – May 14, 1908

Traveling to visit brothers — Wilbur Roberts started Wednesday for Westfield where he will spend a short time with his brother, George Roberts, Jr., and will then go to Houlton where he will visit another brother, Forest Roberts. His place in the Garden Clothing Company’s store will be taken by Harold Calhoun during his absence.

Improvement — A gravel sidewalk has been made on Pleasant street. This is a move which will be greatly appreciated by pedestrians.

100 Years Ago – May 17, 1923

A winner in the contest — Mrs. A. F. Lloyd of this town was among the $5 prize winners offered by the Royal Baking Powder Co. to those who solved the Hidden Label Contest conducted by that company.

Invited to speak at convention — Mrs. J. E. Hall started today for Boston where she has been invited to take part in the program at the annual convention of the New England Osteopathic Association. Mrs. Hall, who is a ready talker and well posted in her profession, will take for her subject ‘Osteopathy in Children,’ and will take her son, Winslow, with her, as an example of what can be accomplished with children afflicted with that trouble, when taken in the early stage.

75 Years Ago – May 13, 1948

Stockholm boys enter Vegetable Crop Contest — Two of Aroostook County’s residents will compete with the Nathino’s top farm youth in the National Junior Vegetable Growers Association annual $10,000 competition it was announced today. Harvard A. Holmquist and Wayne A. Holmquist, both of Stockholm, have entered the Association’s production marketing contest which offers $6,000 in agricultural scholarships provided by the A & P food stores.

What a catch — Garfield Holmes of Caribou, one of the lucky anglers at Mud Lake this season with a five and a half pound salmon. The silversides measured 27 inches and contrary to salmon which in early season are sluggish, this catch required 45 minutes of stiff battling. Holmes used a lure of his own design for the catch.

25 Years Ago – May 20, 1998

Remembering the sacrifices made for us — For Caribou resident George Berube, Memorial Day has special meaning. Berube, a prisoner of war during the Korean War in the early 1950s, is now 72 years old. He clearly remembers the hardships and horrors of the Korean War, especially when he was taken captive for two years. Angus Blair, a Presque Isle resident and a World War II veteran who served in the battles of the Bulge, in Rhineland and Central Europe. Because of Blair’s horrid and torturous memories of the war, he expressed his feelings toward Memorial Day, ‘This one day out of the whole year means everything to me. It’s a day of remembrance for the people who gave freedom to every American. Respect it, because it deserves respect.’

Child Care center moves, adds space — The Caribou ACAP Childcare facility has moved to a new location. The service which was started 10 years ago at Cary was originally a hospital day care but has become more of a community based operation. The move will allow 20 additional children to receive childcare, said Belinda Page of child and family services. The new location is larger and gives the service more space. A playground will be remodeled outside the new location for additional space. ACAP staff moved the center North Main Street behind Solomon Law Offices.