From Our Files — February 15, 2017
50 Years Ago — February 16, 1967
Van Buren Winter Carnival Features Football in Snow — The Carnival will be held on February 21, with most of the sporting events probably taking place near Keegan School. A Coronation Dance will wind up the evening.
KC Ladies’ Night Marked Mardi Gras — The Fort Kent Knights of Columbus Ladies’ Night held last week was a huge success. The occasion was also to celebrate Mardis Gras, and the 125 members and guests who attended really got their money’s worth.
Grand Isle Area Jottings — Mrs. Willie Michaud of St. David was feted on her 72nd birthday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Alcide Chasse, Sunday evening. Music was played by the Michaud brothers. A lunch and cake was served.
25 Years Ago — February 12, 1992
Levesque is associate of the year — Fort Kent Shop ‘n Save announced recently that Gail Levesque has been selected for the store’s Associate of the Year. The honor is part of a customer service program that recognizes store associates who have demonstrated superior friendliness and customer service skills. Levesque was selected from the 12 Associates of the Month for 1991.
Fort Kent Golf Club seeking old photos — Have you got some old or new snapshots pertaining to golf that have been taken over the years? If so, the club members are putting together a video to help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the club.
Edmundston curling rink first in 55 years to reach national championship — Skip Mike Kennedy proved to be a giant killer as he led his Edmundston Rink to victory having to defeat the returning provincial champion, Gary Mitchell ot the Thistle-St. Andrews Curling Club of Saint John, N.B.
10 Years Ago — February 14, 2007
Bank to award $25,000 in scholarships across Maine— High school seniors headed to college this fall, may now apply online for scholarships awarded each year by TD Banknorth as part of the bank’s nationally recognized “TD Banknorth Promise” program created to help Maine youth.
Town welcomes biathlete’s return from Italy — Meagan Toussaint, originally from Madawaska and now a sophomore at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, competed in the Junior World Biathlon Championships in Martell, Italy in the last week of January. She represented not only her town or her state but the United States as a whole at the event as part of the U.S. Junior Biathlon team.