From Our Files — July 25, 2018
50 Years Ago –July 25, 1968
Postal Strike Sets In — Sixteen Edmundston postal workers have maintained their 24-hour picketing and security force since the national postal strike started last Thursday. Of the 19 postal workers employed at the local post office, 16 are on the picketing and security force. The postal strike which was shut down most of the 410 post offices across the country is “termed” a solid one by officials of the post office department.
School Hires 22 Teachers — Twenty-two new teachers have been hired for the Madawaska school year that starts on August 19 and three more are still needed. Supt. John Houghton said of the 22 hired, 11 will teach at the high school and the other 11 on the junior high and elementary level.
25 Years Ago — July 28, 1993
Where’s The Lemonade? –-The St. Agatha Rec. Dept. held a fun and games program for five to eight years olds, but it was work recently when they sold 25 cent glasses of lemonade to the Main Street traffic in downtown St. Agatha. Plenty of youngsters were around to make sure the lemonade tasted just right. The children and the program director Rachel Michaud thanked those who took the time to stop and support their new business enterprise.
Celebrating 97 Years — Friends and relatives gathered at the High View Manor in Madawaska, to celebrate Rose Martin’s 97 birthday. Her grandson, Joel Cyr, daughter Fernand Michaud, Claudette Cyr, granddaughter, Joan Levesque , granddaughter Jeanne D’Arc Bosse, great granddaughter Tiffany Michaud and granddaughter Bernette Picard attended. The Jerry T. Band volunteered their music during the festivities.
10 Years Ago — July 23, 2008
Melanie Saucier To Perform in Florida — Young Melanie Saucier of Fort Kent, who has been singing in French and English ever since she was a toddler, will travel to Orlando, Fl., next month, to perform at the Veterans of Foreign war convention. Melanie is the daughter of Gary and Diane Saucier of Fort Kent.