From Our Files

From Our Files – October 26

From Our Files

Valley happenings since 1957

50 Years Ago –  October 27, 1966

“Bengals Roar” big new noise on campus – The first issue of a newspaper for Fort Kent State College hit the campus Monday and the noise hasn’t died down since. Called “The Bengals Roar” the paper has almost shouted its arrival, according to first reports. In the first hour after its release, over 150 copies had been sold.

Vietnam veterans join post – The first Vietnam veterans have joined the Levasseur-Farrell American Legion Post and were welcomed by Commander Martin Parent at a meeting held last week.

Landmark comes down for expansion – Another Edmundston landmark fell under the hammer to make way for progress. The Pichette property next to the United Church was purchased by the school board to enlarge Conway Academy. The house was built in 1919 by J.W. Hall and was last owned by Dr. L.P. Pichette.

25 Years Ago – October 23, 1991

Pride lives up to its billing – The Pride of Madawaska Marching Band is the first American band in 23 years to place in the giant Kitchener-Waterloo Octoberfest Parade, held in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Band Leader Tom Pennington said The Pride tied for second place among the 14 bands, seven of which were U.S. bands.

‘Play best game of the year’ – Fort Kent Lady Warriors shut out undefeated Van Buren Crusaders, 2-0, in a fast moving girl’s soccer game at Fort Kent. The Warriors ended the Crusader’s 30-game winning streak, built up over the past two seasons.

TDD for the MPD – Madawaska area hearing and speech impaired individuals now have access to emergency services, thanks to a Telephone Device for the Deaf donated by the Sirois/Duplessis Family Reunion Committee to the Madawaska Police Department.

10 Years Ago – October 25, 2006

Leading scorers – Megan Lajoie of the Van Buren Lady Crusaders was the leading scorer in the St. John Valley high school girls’ soccer during the regular season with 59 points on 27 goals and five assists. Alex Martin of the Van Buren Crusaders boys’ soccer team was the leading scorer in St. John Valley high school boys’ soccer during the regular season with 58 points on 24 goals and 10 assists.

Baggin’ moose – Devin Morin, 16 years old, recently felled a 610-pound bull moose on Oct. 9, at 8:15 a.m. in Allagash. The young bull’s rack spanned 43 inches. Devin is the son of Alan and Kristie Morin of St. David.

90th birthday fête – Cecile Caron, a longtime resident of St. Agatha, recently celebrated her 90th birthday, which was September 2. More than 100 friends and family attended the fête at the Lakeview Restaurant.

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