From Our Files: Valley happenings since 1957

50 Years Ago — December 22, 1966

VFW hold Kids Party — Santa brought giggles and laughter to the children at the People’s Benevolent Hospital Sunday afternoon. The little ones had been waiting for him all morning and when he finally came with his big bag of goodies, no children in the world seemed happier.

SAD 27 Basketball Hits Peak — On Saturday morning, the Fort Kent Pirates kept their unblemished record intact by nipping the St. Francis varsity five 24-22 in overtime.

25 Years Ago — December 18, 1991

Keystone Kops keep tradition alive — Almost disbanded two years ago when membership had dropped to less than half a dozen Kops, the group made an astonishing comeback, recruiting new members until two dozen Kops completed the current corps.

Mitch Michaud releases first cassette — Fans and friends of “Mitch” will be pleased to learn that he has recorded his first audio cassette, titled, “Musique de Danse avec Mitch”, recorded at Studio Madousess in Edmundston.

10 Years Ago — December 15, 2006

Local school receives a six figure early Christmas present — Madawaska Middle/High School received an early Christmas present this year, which, according to MHS Technology Coordinator Vince Vanier, is worth more than $100,000. “We have an estimated value on the equipment of about $150,000 if we would have picked it up new,” Vanier noted.

UMFK to offer real estate course — The University of Maine at Fort Kent will offer a real estate sales agent course during the 2007 spring semester. The course will be offered on-line via the university’s ITV program. The four-credit class will begin on Jan. 16 and last for fifteen weeks.

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