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Caribou area From our Files – Week of September 13, 2023

100 Years Ago – Sept. 13, 1923
Directory being formed — A new pocket directory of the village of Caribou is being printed at this office. The work, which was compiled by W. B. Brown, contains the names of our citizens, together with their address, street and number; also other valuable information. When completed the book will, we predict, find a ready sale, and be of considerable value.

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Houlton/GHCA cross country triumphs at home

Our Houlton/GHCA cross country program took on their second meet in a series of three among a 7-day stretch on Sept. 5. Hot off the heels of the Ellsworth Invitational, the Shires took to defending their home trails against Aroostook League rivals Fort Kent and the Maine School of Science and Mathematics.

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Presque Isle area From our Files – Week of September 13, 2023

100 Years Ago – September 13, 1923
Froggatt was hired by the Star-Herald — Norman E. Froggatt and family of Amherst, N. S., arrived in town Tuesday. Mr. Froggatt, who was an all round printer, had accepted a position in the mechanical department of the Star-Herald.

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Community partners come together to support and celebrate recovery

The University of Maine at Fort Kent Behavioral Science program and club, Fish River Rural Health, Aroostook Mental Health Center, and Life By Design have been working together to host its annual Recovery Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Fort Kent Riverside Park Lion’s Pavilion.

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Houlton area From our Files – Week of September 13, 2023

75 Years Ago – September 9, 1948
Roaring up from Dow FIeld at speeds of approximately 10 miles a minute, six Thunderjets, the faster-than-sound fighter planes of the U. S. Army Air Force, will arrive at Houlton for the Third Annual Northern Maine Air Show at Houlton Airport

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The County Crossword for Sept. 13, 2023

You can complete this crossword puzzle online.  Just click on the box you want to fill in and begin typing the word you think is the answer to the clue.  

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UMFK student participates in impactful research

When biology student Derry Bessette began her college career at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, she had no idea that someday she would have the opportunity to participate in a research project beyond her university’s campus that would ultimately benefit the healthcare industry.

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Community flu shot clinics planned in October

Northern Light AR Gould Hospital will be offering a series of seasonal flu shot clinics in October. The schedule includes four clinics for adults, with three of those being offered via the popular drive-up option, as well as one pediatric clinic.

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Annual Apple Crisp Sale

What better way to kick off the first day of fall! It’s time for the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce annual Apple Crisp Sale! On Thursday, Sept. 21 (rain or shine) the Chamber will be selling fresh baked apple crisps at the North Street Plaza starting at 9 a.m. until sold out.

2 weeks ago

Houlton/GHCA cross country opens seasons at Ellsworth Invitational

Our cross country runners showcased their remarkable talent and determination at the Ellsworth Invitational Saturday, Sept. 2. Competing on a challenging two-lap course, which featured a substantial hill runners had to conquer twice each lap, Houlton/GHCA athletes demonstrated grit and determination in this highly competitive regular season opening meet.