From Our Files – September 14

From Our Files

Valley happenings since 1957

50 Years Ago –  September 15, 1966

Van Buren man finds antique cache – Romeo Violette has stumbled across a rare treasure – an old spinning wheel that’s in almost perfect condition. And what’s more, Romeo won’t say where he got it. “Listen you,” he grinned, “there are many more antiques still there and I’m going after them. You just don’t print secrets like that in a newspaper.”

St. Agatha CYO potato dance – A “potato beatle” dance, highlighted by the Elegants ensemble and colorfully decorated with potato barrels, was held at Wisdom High Friday to install the new CYO officers and celebrate the potato harvest in the area. The new officers are Danny Martin, president; James Dugal, vice president; Linda Michaud, treasurer; and Robertine Gervais, secretary.

25 Years Ago – September 11, 1991

Pulling a large crowd – It was standing room only at the Fort Kent Jaycees Truck Pull on Sunday. Vehicles were parked all around the site and spectators lined the main pull area. The popular event is open to street vehicles only.

New state VVA president – Jack Myers of St. Agatha was recently named Vietnam Veterans of America Maine State Council president. Myers, the former VVAMSC vice president, will replace former VVAMSC president Steven Bentley who was recently elected to the VVA National Board of Directors.

10 Years Ago – September 13, 2006

Twenty years in the making – The bone-crunchingly pot-holed surface of Grand Isle’s Morneault Road is no more. Over the weekend, more than two miles of road was layered with fresh asphalt. According to Town of Grand Isle Public Works Representative Mike Picard, it has not been touched since it was deeded to the town some 20 years ago.

Are you ready for some football? – Last year, the St. John Valley had an organized football team for the first time in history and the Madawaska Mustangs are prepared to launch their first official game of the season this Saturday. Head Coach Ron Dalgo said, “We are looking forward to playing a prime season.”

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