From Our Files

From Our Files — October 25, 2017

50 Years Ago — October 26, 1967

Madawaska Book Fair Sets Record — The second annual book fair at Madawaska High School exceeded all previous records, according to Chairman Mrs. Cecile Pozzuto. Mrs. Pozzuto said 802 books were sold during the fair and all profits will be used to buy more books.

5th Graders To Get Chance At Music — The fifth graders of the Madawaska school system will have an opportunity in the next couple of weeks, to begin to learn to play musical instruments. A representative from Viner Music Company and the music director, Norwood Olmstead, will be present to answer any and all questions that might arise. Instruments may be rented at that time.

25 Years Ago — October 28, 1992

More Than Just A Bike –– Eleven-year old Joshua Cyr, who was injured during a bike-a-thon on Labor Day when his bicycle struck a stopped vehicle, was surprised on Friday, Oct. 23, his 11th birthday, when he was presented a new bicycle by his classmates. The Acadia School fifth graders recently held a bake sale to raise funds.

Hunter’s Breakfast — Rotarians Chris Lausier, David Mitchell, and Chef Charlie Ouellette are busy making preparations for the Fort Kent Rotary Club’s 37th annual Hunter’s Breakfast. The menu includes bacon, ham, eggs, pancakes, home fries, toast, cereal, juice and coffee. Proceeds will be used for community projects such as Welcome Teachers Night, Honor Students Night, Boys and Girls State and Little League.

10 Years Ago — October 24, 2007

We’re Almost There — The Four Seasons Trail Association broke ground in May, and now they have a new building. The volunteer group is nearing completion of the lodge, and they want to build on the momentum that currently exists.

Valley Woman In Top Biathlon Training Spot — Meagan Toussaint of Madawaska won a training race that included the National Jr. and Sr. Development Teams. Toussaint hit 14 of 20 targets to win in a time of 32:18.

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