From Our Files — June 14, 2017

50 Years Ago — June 15, 1967

New Town Dump Opening for Van Buren Use –Starting next Monday, residents are asked to use the new town dump that is located on the Alexander Road, about one-half mile from the turnoff from Champlain Street. “There are no restrictions on what type of material may be taken there”, said Town Manager Eddie Belanger, “but we do ask residents to use care not to litter the road leading to the dump.

Pearl Morrison to Retire –-Miss Pearl Morrison, will retire on June 16 after teaching in the St. Francis elementary schools for the past 30 years. She is the daughter of the late Charles and Susan (Jones) Morrison and was born in St. Francis on June 20, 1907. After retirement, she plans to spend time travelling, a dream she has long cherished.

Housing Needed For 26 Students Due in July –Twenty-six students from Vancouver, B.C., will be spending the week of July 26 to August 1 in Edmundston as part of the Centennial Youth Travel Program. Sergeant Armand Berube of the police department will be in charge of all arrangements for their entertainment while here. One of the aims of the program, is that the students live with families during their stay.

25 Years Ago — June 10, 1992

BDN open golf tourney –– A dozen golfers from the area will take part in this year’s Bangor Daily News open golf tournament. The tournament, formerly called the Paul Bunyan, will be held at four different courses, with golfers playing at three of them.

U.S. Citizens Decrease — The recent decrease of American citizens returning to the U.S. via St. John Valley Ports of Entry continued during May. The number of Americans coming through the Madawaska Port of Entry is down 37%; 6% in Van Buren; 66% i Hamlin; and 6% in Fort Kent.The number of aliens refused entry into this country rose by 6.1% when May 1992 is compared to May 1991.

Retiree Honored –-Mike Pelletier was presented with a special plaque by Don Chasse, member of the Madawaska School committee, at last week’s retirement party for Madawaska teachers. Pelletier is retiring this year after 35 years of service to the Madawaska School system.

10 Years Ago — June 13, 2007

Can Am Crown gets advertising boost — Rita Canaan, the organizing force behind the annual popular Can Am Crown Dogsled Race, said last Wednesday that the organizers have received a $55,000 grant from the Maine Tourism Bureau. Canaan said, “This money is going to be used to create a video.” The bureau requires the Can Am organizers to use the money to promote the race in locations outside of Maine.

Wooded Beads — Reno Voisine of Voisine Cedar Mill, Frenchville, recently constructed and donated a 500-pound cedar rosary at the request of Dick Corbin for display at Mizpah, a spiritual gathering place of healing located in Grand Isle. Bound together by rope, the cedar “beads” and large cross was placed on Mizpah’s pond by Norman Chasse and Yvon R. Levesque last week.

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