From Our Files – May 2, 2018
50 Years Ago — May 2, 1968
Work Begins On New Home For Knights — Father Albert Long, pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, will have the honor of breaking ground next Monday for the new Knights of Columbus building. And with that first spadeful of dirt, Father Long will be bringing to a close three years of working and planning by the Knights. The new building will be located on the corner of Fox Street and 16th Avenue.
Visit Times’ Building — Members of the Madawaska Jack and Jill class toured the St. John Valley Times recently. Visiting were James Michaud, David MIchaud, Cecile Daigle, Patsy Duby, and Dorothy Guerrette. In their tour, they saw a printing press in action, how the paper is set up, how the ads are made, and how a camera works. They also gathered materials for a bulletin board and each one received a bag containing pads of different sizes and colors.
25 Years Ago — April 28, 1993
Board Renews Faucher’s Contract –– Madawaska Town Manager Arthur Faucher’s contract was renewed for a two year period by members of the Madawaska Board of Selectmen following an executive session of the board Wednesday. Faucher’s contract is open, that is, no wage adjustments have been made until the selectmen know what adjustment, if any, school department administrators will receive.
6th Annual Secretary’s Day Luncheon/Fashion Show Highlights — The sixth annual secretaries day luncheon/fashion show, held Wednesday afternoon pulled in a crowd of more than than 200 secretaries and workers to Roland’s Rendezvous in Madawaska. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, said, “Our main objective this year was to cater to the women as much as possible.” Door prizes, gift certificates, floral arrangements and even a two-hour limousine service were given away to the secretaries.
10 Years Ago — April 30, 2008
Beaucoup De Livres Francais — When Le Conseil de la Vie Francaise in Quebec closed it’s doors last year, thousands of French books made their way to La Centre Franco-Americaine on the University of Maine campus in Orono. This week, nearly 50 boxes of those books arrived at Le Club Francais in Madawaska. The books will become part of the Bibliotheque Mikesell at Le Club Francais.