From Our Files — July 4, 2018
50 Years Ago — July 3, 1968
Madawaska Swimming Opens — The swimming season finally arrived on Monday and if all goes well, the pool will remain open until Aug. 16. As conditions now stand the pool is filled, but the improved drainage system has not had ample time to settle, especially the hot top area of the drainage area. If conditions get too bad, the pool might have to close.
Bro. Leonard Resigns At Madawaska — Brother Leonard has resigned as principal of Madawaska High School in a letter written to members of the School Committee. As of early this week Supt. John Houghton said there is no replacement in mind although several qualified people have been contacted.
25 Years Ago — July 7, 1993
Theriault Awarded Achievement Medal –– Senior Airman Cheryl Theriault has been awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal for outstanding achievement as a security police investigator with the 31st Security Police Squadron, 31st Support Group, Homestead Air Force Base, Florida. “Her investigative excellence also contributed to the recovery of over ($250,000) worth of property stolen by looters.” She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Helen Theriault of Fort Kent.
Seventh Annual Summerfest Begins — Fort Kent’s seventh annual Summerfest got underway on Thursday, July 8, with a Tots to Teens Parade starting at the municipal building and parading down to Shop n’ Save Supermarket. Town Manager Alain Ouellette will commence opening ceremonies by reading a proclamation inviting everyone to attend and enjoy Summerfest ‘93.
10 Years Ago — July 2, 2008
Grand Opening — Joe Lachance was among many who spoke at the grand opening of the Four Corners Park in Madawaska last Sunday. Town Manager Christine Therrien presented Lachance and those who help him with a monument thanking him for his commitment to the project. The monument reads, “This park was created from the dream and vision of Joseph “Joe” Lachance.”
She’s Come A Long Way, Baby — Annette Pelletier celebrated her 90th birthday reunion, on April 8, with her family Roy, Allan and James and her daughter Janice Cyr, daughter-in-law Mary and Linda.