From Our Files — May 30, 2018
50 Years Ago — May 29, 1968
22 New Nurses Leave School — Twenty-two graduates of Hotel Dieu Hospital School of Nursing received their diplomas at the graduations exercises held Sunday, May 19. Mass was celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for the graduates by Rev. Aldeo Daigle. His Excellency Msgr. Romeo Gagnon and Rev. Laurent Nadeau addressed the graduating class.
Summer Scholarship For Van Buren Student — Miss Linda Gerard, a junior at Van Buren District High School, was awarded a tuition scholarship to the summer session of French studies at the University Laval in Quebec. Linda is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Gerard of Van Buren and is a student of French three.
25 Years Ago — May 26, 1993
St. Louis Church Gets Facelift –– Many may have noticed the monster-like scaffolding straddling the facade of the St. Louis Church located in Fort Kent. The repairs began on Monday, May 17, and will last for approximately 10 weeks. St. Louis Church, built in 1902, needs a few repairs, explained the Rev. John Paul Labrie.
Happy 92nd Birthday — On May 13, Anne Sanfacon Cyr celebrated her 92nd birthday. Cyr, the daughter of Flarent Sanfacon and Julia Thibodeau, was born in Grand Isle in 1901. She married Patrick Cyr in 1922. Cyr resides at High View Manor in Madawaska.
10 Years Ago — May 28, 2008
2009 Moose Lottery To Be Held In Fort Kent — “Fort Kent is the perfect location because we have so many more moose in the County than anywhere else, and we have a high percentage of people from Aroostook County who hunt moose,” said Sen. John Martin. Since 1999, the department has rotated the lottery throughout the state.