From Our Files — September 6, 2017
50 Years Ago – September 7, 1967
New Pastor in Madawaska — St. Thomas Aquinas Parish will have a new pastor, effective on October 9. Fr. Albert Long, present pastor of St. Agatha Parish, will replace Fr. Lionel Brunelle who is retiring. The announcement was made recently by Bishop Peter Gerety of Portland, a apostolic administrator. Fr. Long is a native of the Valley, born in Ft. Kent, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Long.
Ladies Champ at Birch Point Club —Mrs. Stella Morin is club champion for ladies at the Birch Point Golf Course, winning the tournament held here last Saturday. Mrs. Morin, who is steadily gaining fame in women’s golfing circles, took the crown on the basis of her low net.
25 Years Ago — August 26, 1992
Reunion in Eagle Lake –– One hundred fifty-five descendants of James (Phedime) Dubois and Joe (Laura) Michaud gathered for a reunion at the Marina in Eagle Lake on August 8. All the surviving eight, out of a total of 11 attended.
Happy 106th birthday Leona — Leona Martin, celebrated her 106th birthday Friday when High View Manor staff and management joined her many friends and relatives for a celebration. Martin was born in Frenchville, August 25, 1886, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexandre Marquis, Sr. She married Cyrien Roy, then Raymond Martin. She had five children. Attending the birthday celebration were three of her daughters, Hilda Koss of Waterbury, Conn., Francis (Evelyn) Hietrzykowski of Bristol, Conn., and Rita Boucher of Frenchville.
10 Years Ago — August 22, 2007
Survival camp offered — The Fort Kent Recreation and Parks Department hosted two day camps, one of which was the Outdoor Survival Camp. At the outdoor camp, children and leaders alike enjoyed the festivities. The two team leaders were Sam Bard and Donny Deschaine, who were responsible for eight campers.
Mustangs Meet The Patriots — The Valley Mustangs had the opportunity to meet several of the New England Patriots’ football players and cheerleaders during the Patriots’ training camp in Foxboro, Mass. The Mustangs left Foxboro with several of the players autographs, photos of themselves posing with some of the Patriots’ cheerleaders, and an experience they will always remember.