From Our Files — May 16, 2018
50 Years Ago — May 16, 1968
Married 63 Years — Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McBriairty from Allagash recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. The couple have been residents of Allagash all their lives. They had eleven children, ten are still living, and they also have 39 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren.
250 Attend Fur Dinner — About 250 guests attended the 6th Annual Fur Dinner, sponsored by “Les Dames Richelieu” at Rita’s Motor Lodge a week ago. Featured at the dinner was a fashion show of 1968 collection of L. Chiasson Furs and ladies dresses and evening gowns by Lorette, ladies apparel store. Mrs. Elzear Guerrette, was the grand prize winner of the $800 minkstole, a L. Chiasson Fur creation.
25 Years Ago — May 12, 1993
Number Two Machine Starts Back Up at Fraser Paper –– Approximately forty individuals resumed working on the No. 2 paper making machine at Fraser Paper Inc. Mill in Madawaska on Monday May 10, according to Fraser spokesperson Suzanne Daigle. Since the end of December the No. 2 machine, that produces business forms papers, has been shutdown due to lack of orders.
Fort Kent’s 1993 Mother Of The Year — Mrs. Phelda Blier was crowned the 1993 Mother of the Year by Mrs. Alvin Bernier, the 1992 Mother of the Year, during the annual Mother’s Day Banquet sponsored by the Ladies of St. Anne of Fort Kent. The event was held at the University of Maine at Fort Kent Multi-Purpose Room with over 100 attending.
10 Years Ago — May 14, 2008
Van Buren Bridge To Reopen — Town Manager Thomas “Randy” Cannon said the international bridge in Van Buren will allow automobile traffic to cross, beginning at noon today. However, the large trucks that use the bridge as a vital link between U.S. and Canadian markets still cannot cross. The rising waters on May 1 closed the bridge when the river rose so high that it flooded the customs offices at the small town.