From Our Files — January 3, 2018
50 Years Ago — January 4, 1968
New Year’s Vandalism in Madawaska — A series of window smashing and breaks occurred in town early New Year’s morning that netted the overhaul of two cases of beer. “It can only be called senseless vandalism,” said Police Chief Lou Daigle in commenting on the events. “Perhaps those involved were under the influence of New Year’s cheer and I don’t feel those who did it were aware of the seriousness of the offenses. But what happened constitutes breaking and entering.” Four businesses were entered r damaged by the vandals, the National Hotel, Don’s Diner, Daigle Drugs and First National Store.
Lions Club Distributes Food Baskets — Adren Sarlabous, chairman of the Edmundston Lions Club Christmas Cheer Baskets, has reported that 35 baskets of food were distributed this year in the City and vicinity. The food was collected by Pupils in all the schools in the City and from the baskets placed in all the grocery stores in the City.
25 Years Ago — January 6, 1993
First County Baby of 1993 –– Sara Louise Gendreau was the first baby born in 1993 in the St. John Valley, Aroostook County and the second in Maine. She was born at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent at 1:22 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 1. She is the daughter of Philip and Debra Gendreau of Madawaska.
Vehicle ‘Borrowing’ Could Lead to Charges — An unidentified individual “borrowed” a GMC Jimmy that was left running in front of the Wonder Bar in Madawaska on Sunday, Jan. 2. The vehicle was recovered, undamaged, parked in plain sight at the Fox Theater on Fox Street, in Madawaska. Chief Ron Pelletier reminds motorists to lock the doors of their vehicles left running to warm up so that no one is tempted to “borrow” them.
10 Years Ago — January 2, 2008
Frenchville Town Office Building Now Open — Residents of the Town of Frenchville finally have the answer to the question they have been asking for the last couple of months: “When is the new Town Office opening?” Shortly before the Christmas holiday, their questions were answered as the new town office building was opened to the public.