From Our Files – April 18, 2018
50 Years Ago — April 18, 1968
Scout Earns Highest Award — Van Buren Boy Scout Troop 196 had its third Eagle Scout Award winner at a court of honor at the Legion Gym on Tuesday, and the proud recipient is Henry Morneault. Henry received the Eagle, the highest award given out in Scouting.
High School Students Finish Civil Defense Classes — Thirty three high school students who received certificates for completing the Civil Defense Adult Education classes, given by Mrs. Dorothy Overbagh. Students ranged from freshman through senior and they studied nuclear warfare, protection from fallout, shelter programs and even visited the Madawaska CD shelter and the public shelter at Fraser Paper, Ltd.
25 Years Ago — April 14, 1993
Birthday Celebrations –– Delia Albert celebrated her 105th birthday on April 10. She was born in 1888 to Mr. and Mrs. Florent Cormier in Lille. At age 19, she married Joseph Theriault and had three children, Blanche, Reno and Willard. She remarried in 1932 to Aubin Albert and had one child, Bernice Michaud of St. David.
Secretary’s Day Luncheon — Secretary’s Day Luncheon/Fashion Show tickets were going quickly, and it was a limited amount of tickets. The popular annual event, sponsored by the Greater Madawaska Area Chamber of Commerce, has been drawing hundreds of local women for the past four years. Participants were Muriel’s Boutique, Bouchard’s Clothing, Bridal Suite, Ames Department Store, Kmart, Koiffure Unique, Reflections Unisex Salon and Classic Casuals of Frenchville.
10 Years Ago April 16, 2008
Group Aims For Bus Route — The St. John Valley Transportation Authority, still facing uncertainty regarding the funding of a bus route connecting the Valley to the national bus network, sees the possibility of passengers riding to Caribou by midsummer. Transportation expert consultant Tom Crikelair said, “My guess is, if we came up with a way to fund this in the next month, they would be ready to go by July 1.”