From Our Files — December 28, 2016
50 Years Ago — December 29, 1966
Skating Rink Town’s Most Popular Spot — After several disappointing delays, things are really popping at the Van Buren skating rink. The rink is the creation of St. Bruno’s Parish.
Centennial Blaze to start at 9:30 p.m. — Although the location of the big blaze in Edmundston has not yet been released, the torch will be put to the bonfire on December 31 to usher in the Centennial Year.
300 Juveniles Attend Christmas Party — Two Christmas films were shown by Father Donald LaBranche. The youngsters sang Christmas carols and received a candy cane from Santa. David Caron acted as Santa.
25 Years Ago — December 25, 1991
Fraser employees face 10-day layoff — Approximately 800 Fraser Paper Co. Ltd. employees in Madawaska, and Edmundston and Plaster Rock, N.B., are being asked to stay home from work between Dec. 24 and Jan. 5.
Charles Gagnon named ‘Volunteer of the Year’ for 1991 by DHRS — Charles Gagnon of Madawaska, a social justice and peace activist, has been named Volunteer of the Year, by the social action/social service arm of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland. Gagnon’s most recent project is the “Maine Ending Hunger Now” effort which provided special Thanksgiving food to all those in need.
10 Years Ago — December 27, 2006
Valley food drive brings in 5,000 meals for the holidays — The Valley Times wishes to remind our generous Valley neighbors that our local food pantries are in need of assistance year-round, and also thanks the food pantry directors, volunteers, and others who helped make this year’s drive a great success.
Valley student named to Who’s Who listing — Carissa Pelletier of New Canada has been named to the Who’s Who Among Outstanding Middle School Students. Pelletier is an eighth-grade honor student at the Fort Kent Elementary School.