Caribou Sector From our files – Week of December 15, 2021



115 Years Ago – December 11, 1906 Railroad Expansion – A petition is underway for a 145 mile branch of the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad which, if built, will open up a vast forest and sporting area for the region.

115 years ago – December 11, 1906

Extension of the railway – A petition is underway for a 145 mile branch of the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad which, if built, will open up vast forest and sports grounds for the region.

Kind donation – Thanks to the kindness of Mr. Haynes, Superintendent of the Caribou Water Company, additional lights were installed in the Catholic Church.

100 years ago – December 14, 1921

The ice rink opens The snow on Collins Pond was scraped off the ice last week, the ice was flooded and a number of electric lights were placed around the rink making for very good skating. The work was carried out by Victor and Dennis Nedeau, who asked for a small supplement for the use of the ice rink. A large number of people, young and old alike, enjoyed skating.

A new church takes shape – The framework of the new church will be erected by the Caribou Pentecostal Society at the corner of Sweden and Summer streets. It was built by SC Page, architect.

75 years ago – December 11, 1946

Bridge Committee – The bridge committee met on Wednesday to discuss the location of the new steel bridge over the Aroostook River. The construction of the bridge is estimated at $ 250,000.

Caribou girls win scholarship – Carolyn and her twin sister Marilyn de Perham and Caribou were among the delegates who won scholarships at the 4-H National Club convention held in Chicago last week. Carolyn won a $ 200 scholarship in the National 4-H Apparel Making Competition. Marilyn won the State Style Dress Revue Award. This is the first time that twins have entered the competition.

50 years ago – December 14, 1971

Don – Lillian Wark has presented Joan Tardiff, Director of Resident Activities at Veterans Home in Caribou, with a donation from the State of Maine DAVA which will be used to purchase gifts for the residents of the home.

Carnival Committee John Doyle, President of the Caribou Winter Carnival and Sportsmen Show announced this week that the organization’s various committees are stepping up a gear in preparation for events for the first post-war carnival to be held in Caribou, February 13-15. .

25 years ago – December 11, 1996

Gift of M. Broché Barbara Scott, Director of Mr. Paperback Books at Caribou, presented a check to Philip Turner, Vice President of the Caribou Historical Society, in support of his efforts to promote interest in local history. Mr. Paperback offers two historical novels by Mr. Turner and the store donates the sales proceeds to the Historical Society.

Rocheleau joins the committee staff Robert Rocheleau joined the Loring Commerce Center team as Director of Sales and Marketing. “We are delighted to have Bob on our team. He comes with us with great experience in refitting and selling facilities, ”said Loring President Brian Hamel.

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