From Our Files — August 15, 2018
50 Years Ago — August 15, 1968
New Principal for Van Buren High — A former Fort Kent resident has been named the new principal of District High School, replacing Father Roger Lachance who has been transferred from the Van Buren area. Romeo Marquis was elected by the SAD 24 directors, according to Supt. Charles Tanous, and has already started his duties.
Thugs Who Hit Kasner’s Should Be Well Dressed — Between 75 and 100 men’s suits, as well as sweaters and sportswear, were stolen from Kasner’s store sometime between ten o’clock Saturday night and Sunday morning. The suits were in the $135 range. Loss is estimated in the vicinity of $10,000. A neighbor noticed a rear window of the store was broken, and notified police.
25 Years Ago — August 18, 1993
100 Years Old –– A warm happy birthday celebration was given to Louise Levesque Mazzerolle who turned 100 years of age on Sunday Aug. 1. In attendance, were Mazorolle’s daughter Irene Pelletier and social worker Sister Lucille Gardner, along with Peter Sirois. One of her favorite activities is bowling. She has resided at the Borderview since Nov. 1985.
Adult Foster Home Opens in Fort Kent — The Jalbert Tourist Home, located just west of Fort Kent, is now being changed to an adult foster home, a residence for older citizens. This innovative idea is the first in the valley that will cater to older individuals who are well enough to take care of themselves but too old to live alone.
10 Years Ago — August 13, 2008
Restaurant Closes Its Doors For Good — A popular Edmundston, N.B., restaurant has closed its doors for good, according to Le Madawaska of August. 6. Owners of the Bel-Air/Steak & Seafood Paradise told employees Monday, August 4, that the restaurant was closing immediately. The restaurant’s normal staff of approximately 140 employees had been cut to 90 a few weeks prior to its closing. Open for 24 hours for several decades, the nighttime hours had been abandoned.