From Our Files – March 21, 2018
50 Years Ago — March 21, 1968
Airport Committee Asks For Suggestions — Do you have any suggestions where the new Valley airport should be located? If so, the Site Suggestion Committee of the Northern Aroostook Regional Airport Authority would like to hear them. The member said persons with suggestions should consider certain qualifications that must be met. This would include access to highways, flatland, highland, a gravel base and not surrounded by hills to allow an easy approach.
Dr. McQuarrie Joel Plourde in Madawaska Sweep — Madawaska citizens spoke loud and clear Monday and they said they wanted Dr. A.N. McQuarrie as their selectman and Joel Plourde as the new School Board member. The vote Monday, while not a record, was one of the heaviest local contests in many a year. During certain periods, you had to drive very carefully at the Acadia School drive as the traffic resembled Grand Central Station at the rush hour.
25 Years Ago — March 24, 1993
Veterans Support Group –– Vietnam Veterans of America State of Maine President Jack Myers, of St. Agatha, presented each member of Della Bellefleur’s fourth grade class with lapel pins recently. Myers told the Gateway Elementary School students that he had been touched by a story in the St. John Valley Times that told of the students’ initiative in sending Valentines to hospitalized veterans. Myers decided to thank the students personally and present each a lapel pin that depicts a replica of the Vietnam Veterans memorial that is to be erected in Madawaska.
Grand Isle Elem. Encourages Learning French — Among many of the concepts that Guy Roy, French Teacher at Grand Isle Elementary School, will teach to K-6 students is the introduction of new French vocabulary words and stories. Roy emphasized the importance of allowing students to listen carefully to French stories being read to them. Then, volunteer students may choose to orally summarize the stories they’ve heard in French, or English, or in both languages.
10 Years Ago — March 19, 2008
Buildings Crushed By Snow load On Roofs — Over the course of the weekend, four buildings in Fort Kent experienced damage from collapsing roofs due to snow and other conditions. Desjardin’s Project Place, Bouchard Farms storage shed, Steve’s Cycle and Marine, and an old building all experienced damage last weekend.