St. John Valley

From Our Files — February 1, 2017

50 Years Ago —  February 2, 1967

Madawaska Official Tells of Sugar Ban — Port directors at Madawaska said this week that due to a new federal regulation, the effect will be to ban importation of Canadian sugar and products, such as molasses, into the United States. A person bringing Canadian sugar into the U.S., must prove it was not refined from Cuban sugar.

Van Buren Actress Wins More Praise — Miss Emily Michaud of Van Buren, who is currently on tour with the National Players, has been the subject of favorable reviews in a number of college and city publications. Miss Michaud was also featured in a story by Editor Jim McHugh in “Billboard” magazine.

Jaycees Name Babin “Outstanding Young Man” — Patrick Babin has been named one of the three “Outstanding Young Men” in the state of Maine Jaycees, the first one ever from Madawaska and only the second from The Valley. Babin is well known in education circles, both on the local and state level.

25 Years Ago — February 5, 1992

Greater Area Miss Madawaska girls sought — If there is a 1992 Greater Area Miss Madawaska Pageant, it will probably be held towards the end of April — that is, if enough contestants come forward and agree to compete. Organizers have run into a snag in getting contestants for this event.

Eagle Lake students have ‘very special time’ every morning — Students and staff members at the Eagle Lake School gather in the gym at the beginning of every school day, to honor their country and their state. “Following the pledge, we sing patriotic songs,” said Ben Valcourt, an eighth-grader.

Chamber seeks lists of camps, cottages, guides in St. John Valley — The Madawaska Chamber of Commerce receives approximately 15 telephone calls per week from nonresidents seeking a place to rent for fishing or camping vacations in the spring and summer. Registered Maine guides are also encouraged to call.

10 Years Ago — February 7, 2007

Room service dining choices for obstetric patients now available — Life for new moms at Northern Maine Medical Center just got a whole lot better with this week’s introduction of room service dining choices.

Fishing Derby 2007: an ‘unbelievable’ success — More than 450 men, women and children participated in the derby this year, which is more than a 50 percent increase over the 290 participants who fished last year.

Fraser Papers wants to buy former Great Northern Paper in Millinocket — Fraser announced it has entered into a “definitive agreement” with Brookfield Asset Management to acquire the operations of Katahdin Paper Company for $50 million, plus working capital in the amount of $30 million.

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