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From Our Files — December 6, 2017

50 Years Ago – December 7, 1967

Madawaska Firm Seeks Wood Locally — Madawaska Woodworks Corporation is about ready to start production from its new building on East Main Street and would like to buy wood from local farmers. “We want to buy as much wood locally as possible,” said Carlton Albert, vice president this week. Madawaska Woodworks Corporation was formerly located in St. Agatha.

Newberry’s Give Christmas Cash To Employees — Christmas cash gifts to employees of Valley Newberry Stores were presented by managers Milton Wrisley of Madawaska, Jim Lebel of Van Buren and John LaPlume of Fort Kent in keeping with a long established policy of the company. The managers said the Christmas gifts are also being distributed to employees in 530 stores throughout the United States.

25 Years Ago – December 9, 1992

Superintendent Ouellette Announces Retirement –– Madawaska School Department Superintendent Lester Ouellette announced his retirement in a letter he read to the members of the school committee during their regular meeting Monday, Nov. 23. Ouellette said in his letter to school employees that “At the end of this school year, I will have completed thirty-three years as an educator and administrator, the last thirty of which have been with the Madawaska School Department.

Official Count For Moose Season — The final, official count of moose taken during Maine’s 1992 hunting season is 908, according to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. It was the fourth time hunter success exceeded 90 percent since moose hunting resumed in 1980.The heaviest moose weighed 1,015 pounds.

10 Years AgoDecember 12, 2007

Madawaska Bridge Replacement Bill Moving Forward  — The Legislature’s Transportation Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal by Rep. Ken Theriault, D-Madawaska, to study the feasibility of building a new international bridge in Madawaska. Maine Department of Transportation officials supported the committee’s vote saying that the cost of the study may be lower than initially anticipated. When the Legislature reconvenes in January, the full House and Senate will consider the bill’s financial implications and make their recommendations to the Appropriations Committee.

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