From Our Files — January 18, 2017
50 Years Ago — January 19, 1967
Civil Service Schedules Upcoming Exams — The U.S. Civil Service recently scheduled an examination for seasonal assistants to be held over 1,000 cities in the nation on Feb. 26 and March 4. The jobs will pay $2.44 an hour. Applications may be obtained at any office of the U.S. Civil Service Commission.
Nursing Home Slated For Expansion — A new corporation is being formed to guide the renovation and expansion of the old age home in Upper Frenchville, that will be known in the future as the St. Joseph Nursing Home, Inc.
Leo Fournier Wins Knipco Heater In Local Contest –For the past three years, Frank Martin’s Sons and the John Deere Company have sponsored a promotional contest. This year the promotion was on space heaters, and was held throughout the month of December.
25 Years Ago — January 15, 1992
Two St. John Valley WWII Veterans reunite after 45 years — Edwin Jandreau and Lincoln Daigle served in Europe. The St. John Valley veterans have reunited. When asked how Daigle, 68, had changed, Jandreau replied, “Same as me, he got a lot older.”
Border Patrol agents apprehend 54 individuals during December — Agents assigned to the Houlton Maine Sector apprehended 54 persons. Seventeen of the them had criminal records. Violators turned over to U.S. Customs by the Border Patrol paid $1,600 in penalties.
Portage to host first dog sled races in northern Maine — Everything is proceeding as planned for the weekend’s events. The only unknown is the weather. We have had very little snow — not enough to make for safe racing.
10 Years Ago — January 17, 20–07
Superintendent to step down, long search continues for a replacement — Interim Superintendent Raymond Freve announced his impending resignation at last Wednesday’s Madawaska School Committee meeting. Freve is the third superintendent to resign in Madawaska in the past 16 months.
Edmundston band seeks Valley musicians — Roland Picard, a trumpeter, reports that the band (Harmonie d’Edmundston) is looking across the river for American musicians who play trombone, bass, flute, saxophone, drums, “pretty much any instrument you can think of, “ he said.
Bridge committee looking to build consensus within Valley — Following a suggestion from Sen. Olympia Snowe’s office, the Edmundston-Madawaska International Bridge Committee focused on discussing tactics for building consensus within the St. John Valley towards the construction of a new commercial port of entry and international bridge.