From Our Files

From Our Files – October 12

From Our Files

Valley happenings since 1957

50 Years Ago – October 13, 1966

Firemen’s Dance to break record – Tonight (Thursday) is the biggest event of the year for Madawaska and an all-time record crowd is expected to be there eager for the fun. Of course it is the Firemen’s Dance and reports have it that more tickets have been sold than ever before. For the first time the dance will be held at the Acadia School gym.

“Pen pals” brought together – Little did Nicole Garon think that a letter she mailed eight years ago would result in meeting Anita Hogan of South Africa. But it happened. Nicole was in high school at St. Agatha at the time, and part of a school project was writing a pen pal. She got in touch with Anita and as the letters were exchanged, the attachment between the two grew. It was capped off about two weeks ago when Anita arrived in Madawaska for a two week stay.

25 Years Ago – October 9, 1991

Lonesome Pine purchases Kline Hill – Lonesome Pine Trails has purchased a 66-acre parcel of property, known as Kline Hill, adjacent to its existing ski trails. The purchase will allow the nonprofit that operates the Fort Kent Ski Tow and Lodge to develop more rails.

Van Buren marks 11th victory – The Van Buren Lady Crusaders raced to their 11th straight victory of the season against no losses with a 6-0 shutout of the Ashland Hornets. High scoring Sarah Roy picked up a hat trick for the winners and Lisa Cyr added two goals, with one goal from Michelle St. Pierre.

10 Years Ago – October 11, 2006

Sawdust heats Valley home – For Beatrice and Zenon Daigle, heating their home for an entire year is just a matter of transferring several barrels of sawdust from the sawmill in Clair, N.B., into their basement in Fort Kent. The sawdust costs them about $250 each year. They installed the Conifer sawdust burner more than 50 years ago in the basement of their home and have been using it ever since.

Four students to make Italy trek – An enthusiastic group of travelers from Cluster 1 is Italy-bound for a spiritual trek in April 2007. This is an eight-day trip organized by Carolyn Bouchard, youth ministry director and Father Jim Nadeau, parish administrator.

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