From Our Files — August 22, 2018
50 Years Ago — August 22, 1968
Cough New Madawaska Principal — An educator with 38 years in the teaching profession has taken over duties as principal of Madawaska High School. Reginald Cough, a native of Bar Harbor, started his new position last week. He replaces Brother Leonard who had been principal for many years.
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 25, 1993
Canadians Stage Border Protest –– “Free Trade My Eye” reads the hand-painted sign hung on the front of Raymonde Cyr’s pickup as it leads approximately 75 protesters to the St. Leonard, N.B. Port of Entry. Cyr is leading her third protest against the collection of the New Brunswick Provincial Sales Tax on purchases made in Maine by canadian residents. The sign on side of Cyr’s truck reads, “Please remove this 11% surtax.”
St. Amant’s Celebrate 70 Years — Ernest and Emily St. Amant celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with friends in Frenchville. They met in 1922 at a mutual friend’s house part and started dating. They were married August 29, 1923, in Keegan. They raised five children in Van Buren.
10 Years Ago August 20, 2008
Celebrating A Century — Imelda Dubois, originally of Fort Kent and currently living in Madawaska, celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by 78 family members. She was born Aug. 3, 1908, and spent much of her life as a stay-at-home mom to her six children. Her family has now expanded to include 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Her husband Eddie Dubois, passed away 40 years ago.