From Our Files — November 1, 2017

50 Years Ago — November 2, 1967

SAD 27 Breaks Ground On $1.5 Million Program — Construction has started on about $1.5 million dollars worth of new schools at Fort Kent. But also going up will be the much talked-about elementary school although construction will be among the largest elementary schools in Maine.

First State Champion In Sports — For the first time in history of Madawaska High, an athlete has won the state championship in a sport. Maurice Lizotte, a senior, who has the speed of the famed Mercury. Maurice won the Class M State Championship in cross country last Saturday at the University of Maine, with a time of 14.44. He led after the halfway mark and was never headed after that.

25 Years Ago — November 4, 1992

Army Buddies Reunited –-Three long lost friends were reunited in Madawaska recently. The trio had served together as combat engineers and had not seen each other in many years. They are, Charlie Mone, Tim Butters and from Madawaska, O’nel Dumais. After hugs and handshakes, and a brief tour of the valley, the three reminisced about their lives, their jobs and their families.

Aroostook To Receive Funds for Food and Shelter — Aroostook County has been chosen to receive $59,711 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and United Way of America which will provide the administrative staff and function as fiscal agent.                                                                                                                                                                                      

10 Years Ago — October 31, 2007

Business Group Advocate for Valley Highway — Business people, civic leaders, and politicians from across the Valley and the state of Maine came to the first meeting of a business organization calling itself “The St. John Valley One Strong Voice.” At the meeting, a variety of speakers spoke in favor of bringing the federal highway to northern Maine, building a commercial bridge across the St. John River to Canada, and achieving equal treatment by state and federal authorities.

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