From Our Files

From Our Files — January 11, 2017

50 Years Ago — January 12, 1967

Madawaska Relief Stops For Month — The town office has been informed that the Surplus Commodities (relief) will not be distributed in the month of January due to an error of mail distribution in Augusta. People will be notified when to re-register. This will be as soon as a new manager has been hired.

SAD 24 Evening School Starting Next Week — “We’re offering more courses than last year,” said Director Gerald Levasseur, “and we are hoping for a larger enrollment. Certainly adults will have many subjects to choose from.”

Arms and Legs Are Still Intact — “Arms” and “Legs” Labbe of Fort Kent continued their St. John Valley doubles dominance at Longs Lanes Sunday night with a 201-pin romp over Armand Morrow and Mel Madore of Van Buren. The Labbes’ added extra pins in all the strings except the eighth.Their combined total of 2,360 is the second highest recorded in St. John Valley doubles competition.

25 Years Ago — January 8, 1992

Fraser employees return to work — All 800 Fraser Paper Co. Ltd. employees have returned to work after a 10-day layoff officials blamed on poor market conditions and the national economic picture. The outlook for the month of January looked good, based on orders received.

Recipes sought for family reunion cookbook — All past Madawaska Historical Society-sponsored family reunion participants wishing to share a favorite recipe for the reunion families’ cookbook, must submit them no later than Jan. 15. All those submitting recipes will receive a certificate naming them a member of the first social club in North America.

Chamber seeks Mardi-Gras planners — Plans for Fort Kent’s winter celebration, Mardi-Gras, are underway. Chamber members expressed their hope that business owners would continue to be active in the Chamber, as the new year begins.

10 Years Ago — January 10, 2007

Artist opens new exhibit of paintings at café — Seascapes, local barns, and Japanese-stylized cranes: these are just some of the subjects Grand Isle native artist Dan Morin tackles in his latest exhibit of work, now on display at the Café  de la Place.

Association cleanup, land ownership clarified — The clean-up process of Main Street’s tax-acquired McQuarrie property must be going well if even the discovery of asbestos hasn’t dampened the spirits of Four Corners Park Association members. County Abatement is scheduled to begin removing the asbestos on Jan. 15.

Frenchville woman selected for United Nations program — Anna Ouellette, 21, recently returned to her winter college term. Instead of resuming her junior year at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., she reported to the United Nations headquarters in New York City, where she has been selected to participate in a unique international program because of her success in her field.

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