From Our Files — February 8, 2017
50 Years Ago — February 9, 1967
Delay Seen In Selecting Madawaska’s Manager — Romeo Daigle, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, said the town was extending the town manager search as a way to increase the number of applicants. Daigle confirmed that some applications have been received, but added more are desired and openings in this line of work are greater after town meetings are held. The town desires a man with some experience in the field, plus being bilingual.
If Bill Passes, Moose Will Be Driving For Cover — Co-sponsors of a bill for open season on moose hunting, north of the line formed by the Appalachian Trail, from the New Hampshire border to its junction with the Canadian Pacific Railroad at Onawa, and said Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks to St. Croix River in Vanceboro, is now being presented in Augusta.
Student-Faculty Hockey May Open Winter Carnival — A hockey game between Madawaska High School boys and faculty may provide the kickoff for the Winter Carnival. “It would be a game of conservatives against liberals,” said Principal Brother Leonard. “The faculty hopes to prove that experience is often more valuable than energy.”
25 Years Ago — February 12, 1992
Voters support new school concept — Approximately a quarter of those present at a public information hearing abstained from making a public commitment but, still, of those who did raise their hands, 86 voted for and only four voted against the new elementary school project in Madawaska.
Border patrol agents apprehend 85 in January, 21 have criminal records — Five vehicles were seized for violations of 8 USC 1324, bringing in and harboring certain aliens. Violations turned over to U.S. Customs by the Border Patrol paid $1,200 in penalties.
Local youth ministry seeking contributions for carnival — The Office of Youth Ministry in Madawaska is seeking tax deductible contributions from the business community for the 1992 Northern Maine Catholic Youth Ministry Winter Carnival. Over 300 youth from Houlton to Fort Kent are expected to participate in the CYO activities, which will include workshops, youth sharing, and winter sport activities.
10 Years Ago — February 14, 2007
Town welcomes biathlete’s return from Italy — Meagan Toussaint, originally from Madawaska, competed in the Junior World Biathlon Championships in Martell, Italy. Her years of training at the Maine Winter Sports Center in Fort Kent and Presque Isle showed her “that we have world class facilities right in our backyards. I felt pretty much home on the range,” she said.
Community Voices and American Legion open revamped teen center — Middle school students will be able to go to the center once or twice each month to enjoy music, games, and foods for snacking.
Aroostook Idol singing competition comes to UMFK’s Fox Auditorium — Following the phenomenal success of the United Way of Aroostook’s “Aroostook Idol” competition last year and a flood of requests to the organization to continue the event, UWA has prepared for its third year of the popular singing competition.