From Our Files — October 18, 2017
50 Years Ago – October 19, 1967
Score On Opening Day — Tom Kent and Martin Daigle of Madawaska got their deer on the opening day of the season and now will have to sit back and watch others have fun. The deer of Ken’ts was a six-pointer weighing 165 pounds. Daigle’s deer was a fine seven-pointer that tipped the scales at 190 pounds.
Babin Given Outstanding Award –Pat Babin of Fort Kent and Madawaska is pictured above receiving the New England Outstanding Young Man Award from Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts. The award was presented at Hyannis Port, Mass., during the New England Jaycee Convention. Attending the convention from Fort Kent were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Plissey, Mr. and Mrs. Reno Lagasse, Phil Roy, Carroll Bouchard and Paul Dubois.
25 Years Ago – October 21, 1992
Baby Talk –-The original book, Baby Talk, is hot off the Times presses and it contains more than 500 photographs of local babies. A fundraising project of the St. Francis Elementary School Eighth Grade 1993 Parent Committee.
Cross Cultural Exchange —Word of the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s commitment to bilingualism has spread across the border. Recently, Paul Emile Richard of French-speaking Radio Canada, Moncton, visited UMFK to see and hear this phenomena for himself. While at UMFK, Richard expressed surprise and pleasure that a university on this side of the border was taking an active part in preserving and celebrating the French language.
10 Years Ago – October 17, 2007
Record-Breaking Snowmobiler Coming To Town — Madawaska Chamber of Commerce announced that Jimmy “Blaze” Fejes will be in Madawaska to attend the first Northern Maine Winter Sports Expo, on Nov. 10 and 11. Fejes is a native of Anchorage, Alaska, and travels all over the world. He holds the record for the longest distance back flip on a snowmobile at 102 feet in Salt Lake City, Utah. Fejes will be on hand to sign autographs and to promote what it is like and what it takes to be a freestyle snowmobiler.
Local artist exhibits at Cafe de la Place — Erika Thiele of Fort Kent is showing her work at Cafe de la Place in Madawaska. The 37-year old artist from the St. John Valley has shown her work at the Maine State Capital in Augusta, and art galleries in Fort Kent. Erika Thiele has Down’s Syndrome, but observers of her work recognize that she has expressed a strong talent through hard work and dedication. One gallery curator noted that her talent is obvious and stands on their own. Mike Corbin, owner of Cafe de la Place, says, “I love it. I think it’s very nice. Customers have been coming in and saying the work is very good.”