From Our Files – March 28, 2018
50 Years Ago — March 28, 1968
Hospital To Get Money For Construction — People’s Benevolent Hospital of Fort Kent has received grants totaling $367,000 under the Hill-Burton Act for 1968 construction. The allotments to the Fort Kent hospital include $287,000 for hospital construction and $80,000 for a diagnostic and treatment project.
Van Buren Students Take Trip They Will Remember — The students of the Common Learning Center at the Sacred Heart Junior High, had a field trip which they will long remember. The students drove to Easton by bus to visit Maine Sugar Industries. They were accompanied by their teacher, Sister Bertha Duperry.
25 Years Ago — March 31, 1993
Never Too Old –– The adult education program offered by MSAD 27 has opened up a whole new world to many. One of the favorite classes is painting, taught by local artist, Gert Thibodeau. Thibodeau has many classes in the Fort Kent area and one in St. Francis at the new school library. Under the supervision of Brenda Watson, the adult education program allows people of all ages to try their wings at new areas of learning which they never had time for in the past.
Books And Water — Peter Dufour of Madawaska has been teaching in Zimbabwe, Africa, for nearly two years and two of his dreams for the village of Mutare, where he resides, have been realized: a library full of books and running water. The library was stocked thanks to numerous donations of book and money from Madawaska residents. Dufour’s mom, Mrs. Sam Sirois, and Gisele Tie of Madawaska plan to visit him in the fall.
10 Years Ago — March 26, 2008
Madawaska Seeks Solution To Odor Problem — Town Manager Christina Therrien is searching for a solution to a problem odor that keeps recurring in St. David. She said the foul smell comes from sewage gases released from a pipe connected to the town’s sewage system. Residents have complained to the board on previous occasions, though no one made a complaint at the last meeting.