From Our Files

From Our Files – September 28

From Our Files

Valley happenings since 1957

50 Years Ago –  September 29, 1966

VFW to hang hats at Toni’s – The Sylvain-Dumond VFW Post of Madawaska finally has a home. The boys held their first meeting of the season Monday and decided on a place where members could hang their hats. The basement rent on Bridge Street next to Cyr’s Restaurant, formerly Toni’s, will be the new home for VFW members.

An old church now a memory – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at Lille was The Valley’s second oldest church, operating from 1876 until 1910. It was the smaller building just to the right of the present church and had been used as a school for the last 50 years or so. Having been recently torn down, it took a colorful chapter of Valley history with it.

25 Years Ago – September 25, 1991

Officials address media club: Loring closing – Loring Air Force Base officials claim they are not “jumping the gun” but a Base Closure Office is scheduled to open this week. Lt. Col. Robert Manning, director of the Base Closure office at Loring, told a group of Off the Record Media Club members on Sept. 12, that, “if yes,” the base will close during the fiscal year 1994.

Pioneer soccer finals – On Tuesday, the Wisdom junior high soccer teams wrapped up their season with games against Fort Fairfield. The girls played an excellent game overpowering Fort Fairfield, 5-0. Melissa Textor scored two goals, Nicole Gagnon, one, and Michelle Ouellette, one. The boys played a tough game also but unfortunately lost to the Tigers, 4-3. Scoring for the Pioneers were Ryan Cyr and Mathew Deschaine.

10 Years Ago – September 27, 2006

Bank donates land back to university – Ten years ago, MBNA purchased the 14-acre Ray Fournier Memorial Biological Park from the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Last year, Bank of America purchased MBNA and closed the telemarketing facility, and on Monday the bank donated the 14 acres back to the university.

Grandparent’s Day – On Friday, the first-graders at the St. Francis Elementary School honored their grandparents by entertaining them with a few amusing and educational songs. Each child had created a picture and wrote about what makes their grandparents special to them, which they read and presented to their grandparents during the celebration.

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