From Our Files

From Our Files – November 9

From Our Files

Valley happenings since 1957

50 Years Ago –  November 10, 1966

Chamberland elected president of Student Council – James Chamberland was elected president of Wisdom High School Student Council at the elections held recently. Other officers are Jimmy Dugal, vice president; Sylvia Kent, secretary and Jackie Chasse, treasurer. On October 21 all officers took their pledge and received pins from Principal Martin Daigle.

“Arms” and “Legs” keep Valley crown – The Labbe brothers of Fort Kent continued their winning ways by defeating challengers Carmel and Gerard “Titi” Bouley of Clair, 2,401 to 2,136, in a St. John Valley Doubles championship match Sunday afternoon at Long’s Lanes.

Missing Lion turns up, then is stolen again! – Never turn your back on a lion, whether a member of the Lions Club or an imitation of the real animal. That’s what two members of the Edmundston club did last Thursday and now their pet is missing again.

25 Years Ago – November 6, 1991

Blanchette returns home – Paul Blanchette has been appointed town manager of his hometown of Eagle Lake. The 33-year-old heard about the job opening during a recent visit home. “I heard about Reynold Raymond’s resignation and I saw it as a chance to come home,” Blanchette said.

New principal seeking old bells for new school – School bells used to ring-in the school day in St. Francis, which once had as many as four small elementary schools. Whatever happened to those four bells? That is the question being asked by Robert Stedt who was recently hired as the principal of St. Francis Elementary School. “… I was curious, where did all the old bells go?” said Stedt. “I think we have tracked one down (in Caribou), but the other three, we have no idea.”

10 Years Ago – November 8, 2006

Best Class D soccer team in Maine – At Hampden, the Van Buren District Secondary School boys’ soccer team, the Crusaders, defeated Richmond High School in overtime, 2-1, to win the Class D state championship.

Spooktacular celebration – The Madawaska Recreation Department held a “Hallo Maze” on Halloween night for children ages 4 and older. The maze, located within the Multi Purpose Center, was enjoyed by more than 250 participants.

Valley student honored for community service – Amanda Haskins, a senior at Wisdom High School, was nominated to represent the school in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. In addition, Haskins received a Certificate of Merit for her volunteer community service, working with the Literacy Club last year at Dr. Levesque Elementary School in Frenchville.

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