From Our Files (week of April 19, 2017)
50 Years Ago — April 20, 1967
New St. Francis Trailer Park — Three acres of land will soon be the site of the Dickey-Lincoln Trailer Park. The lot is located three miles from the St. Francis village and close to Lincoln School. The park will have room for 50 house trailers including a picnic area along the St. John River which runs in back of the lot.
Clean up Drive –– Both ends of Madawaska will be cleaned up in a project sponsored by the American Legion with the help of the Boy Scouts and Columbian Squires. A Legion official said the area covered would run from the Mt. Carmel Ski Tow to Acadia School on the east and on the west from Acadia Motors to Sirois Dairy. Paper, cans, bottles and other trash will be cleaned up on both sides of the road.
Job Corps has openings — Austin Wylie, president ot the Community Action Program, said that the Job Corps has made 150 slots available for both boys and girls. Wylie said that any young person 16-21 years of age who is not in school and cannot find a job is eligible for this program.
25 Years Ago — April 22, 1992
Just Like Old Times — Mrs. Octave Caron of Lille celebrated her 80th birthday in high fashion on March 10, by doing what she has done most of her life-shooting pool. The Caron family owned and operated Caron’s Grocery and Pool Room, known affectionately as “le canot,” in Lille for many years.
Air Charter now available –– Aroostook Aviation Inc., based at the Northern Aroostook Regional Airport in Frenchville, recently received final approval to conduct air charter operations in Canada. This means Aroostook Aviation can pick up passengers in Canada and fly them to any U.S. destination airport. The carrier can also board passengers from any U.S. airport and fly them to their Canadian destination.
10 Years Ago —April 25, 2007
Marden’s to save in electricity costs — Maine Public Utilities Commissioner Kurt Adams presented Debbie Bellefleur, manager of Marden’s of Madawaska, with a rebate check for $15,945 from the Efficiency Maine program for new lighting installed in the store. New energy efficient lights will result in major savings in electricity costs, according to Marden’s General Manager Paul LePage.
Arnold honored — Don Arnold of Madawaska, the 21-year veteran sports reporter/photographer for the St. John Valley Times, was awarded the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Association award for print media, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Maine athletics.