From Our Files – April 25, 2018
50 Years Ago – April 25, 1968
Illegal Booze Guzzling Brings Jail Term — Four individuals from Ontario were arrested Friday, April 19 and three were charged for consuming liquor illegally. The fourth man, owner of the car, was charged with illegal possession of liquor. They were held in jail and arraigned before Judge J.E. Berube. All pleaded guilty and were fined $10 each plus court costs. In default of payment, they are spending ten days in jail.
Tardif Resigns Superintendent Post — Gerard Tardif, the man who was a big moving force behind the formation of School Administrative District 24, resigned as superintendent last Sunday. The resignation was submitted to SAD 24 directors who had met to consider the “Follow Through” Program, which incidentally, was approved. Tardif leaves, to become Dean of Admissions and teacher of French at Fort Kent State College.
25 Years Ago – April 21, 1993
Ribbon Cutting –– On Thursday, April 8, the Complexe Sportif Regional in Edmundston held a ribbon cutting for their new indoor tennis courts. The complexe has four courts encompassed under a dome like balloon tennis arena.
Soccer Coach Of The Year — Ed Marshall, is the first coach at Madawaska High to win the Coach of the Year Award in any sport. Many Owl’s coaches have had outstanding records over the years but none have ever been chosen coach of the year in their particular sport. Over an 11 year span, his teams have compiled a record of 102 wins, 51 losses and 17 ties.
10 Years Ago – April 23, 2008
Ice Jam Floods Route 161 Traffic — On Saturday afternoon an ice jam formed on the St. John River near the Old Dickey Trading Post. Water backed up behind the piled ice and flooded over the road, overcoming the flood level by four feet. One individual reported that a man allegedly attempted to outrun the flood but ended up with his car trapped on a large pile of snow, surrounded by water. Rescuers allegedly removed the man from the mound hours later.