From Our Files — August 8, 2018
50 Years Ago — August 8, 1968
Van Buren Students Can Keep Dry In Chow Line — There’s nothing like waiting under a nice dry canopy while the chow line moves into the cafeteria. That’s exactly what’s going to happen to students from other Van Buren schools who head for the District High cafeteria to eat on school days. The canopy and walk will be completed by the time classes start.
Van Buren Intersection “First Rate” — State Street leading to the Main Street intersection is a first-rate road these days thanks to construction that was carried out during the summer. There is a new area leading to the “island” that separates the road near the intersection. Town Manager Eddie Belanger said work yet to be done includes making curbs and seeding and planting of the grounds.
25 Years Ago — August 11, 1993
Valley Youths Travel To Meet The Pope –– Several St. John Valley youths are currently visiting Brighton, Col. and the St. Augustine Church where they will meet with and listen to Pope John Paul II, while participating in World Youth Day events. The World Youth Day Event, running from Aug. 12 to 15, is expected to have approximately 300,000 youths from various areas throughout the United States, according to St. Louis Church Youth Minister Maureen Provencher.
Fourniers Celebrate 70 Years Of Marriage — Surrounded by friends and family, Alphonse and Elsie Fournier of Eagle Lake celebrated their 70th anniversary at the American Legion Home Post 176 in Eagle Lake on Sunday, August 8. They were married on Nov. 5, 1922 at the St. Joseph’s Church in Wallagrass.
10 Years Ago August 6, 2008
Mill Machines To Shut Down – Temporarily — Madawaska’s Fraser Paper mill will completely shut down for annual repairs at the end of this month, and two machines will not reopen for a time following the shutdown to provide balance as the Edmundston, N.B., side shuts down for capital improvements. Approximately 100 employees will be affected by the two machine’s time offline.