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From Our Files — December 13, 2017

50 Years Ago — December 14, 1967

Madawaska Man Of The Year — Richard Dumais was picked as Madawaska’s “Outstanding Young Man of the Year” in the Jaycee-sponsored event and was so honored for his distinguished service to the community. Dumais was one of four candidates on the local level.

Police Chief Sends Warning — A considerable amount of dumping snow in streets has been noticed by the police department and Chief Lou Daigle cites the town ordinance that forbids this. Section 3.13 says the following: “Dumping of snow in town streets prohibited: it is unlawful to scrape, shovel, push or unload snow in the street.” Chief Daigle said the penalty is a fine of from $1 to $25 and violators will be summoned into District Court for violating this ordinance.

25 Years Ago — December 16, 1992

‘The Wonder From Madawaska –– Pool coach Marcel Cyr, and Roger Barriere, both of Madawaska, have been coaching Tiffany Nelson also of Madawaska, for the past 18 months, when she began competing and winning in local tournaments. Tiffany has a natural ability to shoot pool, a sport she began practicing at the age of four on a pool table in the basement of the family home. Within the last 18 months, she has accumulated 15 trophies by competing in tournaments and putting on demonstrations throughout the state. She also plays basketball, softball and soccer, is a member of the high school marching band, and is a consistent honor roll student. Sports magazines now refer to her as “The wonder from Madawaska, Maine.”                                                   

10 Years Ago — December 19, 2007

Thirty Years Of Service — This week, Aroostook RSVP presented St. John Valley resident Roselle Hebert with an award for 30 years of service. For most of that time, she participated in and helped serve meals at the Fort Kent Congregate Mealsite. She also helped many residents in the Fort Kent area by providing friendly visits and reassurance phone calls, as well as helping at the Good Shepherd Thrift Shop in Fort Kent.

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