From Our Files — October 11, 2017
50 Years Ago – October 12, 1967
Police Receive Complaints of Window Breaking — Madawaska town police have been receiving complaints of youths breaking windows with B-B guns and Police Chief Lou Daigle said parents are responsible for such damage. “There’s no question youths are doing the damage and it’s up to parents to stop this.” Daigle said more complaints have been received than normal and he points to a town ordinance that allows the ploice to confiscate and destroy B-B guns when in the possession of youths below 16 years of age when within town limits.
Four Valley Sisters Honored –The Acadian Province of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph honored on September 4, six of its Sisters who gave long years of their lives in the service of the Church in dedicated work for the sick or school children.The celebration was held at Vallee lourdes, N.B. Former Valley residents were Sister Brissette (Marie-Anna Nadeau), Sister Eugenie Lebrun, Sister Lucie Hebert, Sister Cecile Audibert. The other two sisters, both from Canada, were Sister Sophie Landry and Sister Anne-Marie Legere.
25 Years Ago – October 14, 1992
Voters approve school site –– Those in attendance at a Madawaska School Building Committee public information hearing on Oct. 6, narrowly voted to support the new school site recommended by the committee. The recommended site, the so-called Dionne Site, is located on 11th Avenue, 1.1 miles from the Main Street-Bridge Street intersection in downtown Madawaska. This was only the first of several public meetings that will take place between now and July.
Mad. Class of ‘92 survey — Last June the class of 1992 graduated 82 students from Madawaska High School. This fall the guidance department of the high school conducted its annual follow-up survey of the class. The survey revealed twenty-one individuals, or 26%, went from high school directly into the labor market. Four, or 5%, are presently listed as unemployed.The number of students who went on to some sort of post-secondary education and training numbered 52, or 63%, of the graduation total. 41%, went on to a four-year college. 22%, went on to a three-year, two-year or vocational program. Finally, 4%, of the class of ‘92 enlisted in the armed forces.
10 Years Ago – October 10, 2007
Cleaning Up After The Beaver — On Oct. 4, members of the Fort Kent Boy Scouts, along with employees of the Fort Kent Recreation Department, spent the afternoon removing trees and brush that were blocking the Riverside North Trail behind the Fort Kent Fire Station. The blocked trails were the efforts of one determined beaver. Boy Scouts are: Jesse Bouchard, Justin Freeman, Jonathan Potvin, Christopher Guimond and Daniel Rioux. Ann Beaulieu, Fort Kent Rec and Parks director, Marie Schnetzka; AmeriCorp worker, Yvonne Rice; community volunteer and Erick Berube; Fort Kent Rec and Parks Department Maintenance also helped with the cleanup.
Nice To Meet You — Van Buren’s Capt. Michael Stanco recently met Gen. David Petraeus while serving in Balad, Iraq. Stanco is part of the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and volunteers in his downtime as a registered nurse at the U.S. Air Force Theater Hospital. Stanco was deployed in January 2007. He is married to Jennifer Bresett and they have a 2-year old son, Aiden. Stanco met the general in Baghdad at the Crystal Palace in September.