From Our Files — August 29, 2018
50 Years Ago — August 29, 1968
School Enrollment Up Over 1967 — Enrollment is all Madawaska schools is up by 23 students over last year, Supt. John Houghton reported this week. “As of Monday we had 1,963 students in all the schools, “ Said Houghton, “and last year at this time we had 1,940.
Van Buren Priest Made Pastor –Father Philip Laplante S.M., a native of Van Buren, has been appointed new pastor at St. Joseph’s Parish Haverhill, Mass. His new duties became effective on Wednesday, August 28.
25 Years Ago — September 1, 1993
Rest Stop –– A Canadian search helicopter landed on an athletic field next to the University of Maine at Fort Kent gym late Wednesday afternoon. The search for two Canadian pilots was called off later Wednesday evening. The two helicopters, en route from St. George, Beauce, Quebec to Edmundston, N.B. have been missing since Thursday, August 19.
Boy Scouts Receive Highest Honors — Five Van Buren Boy Scouts of Troop 196 were recognized with their Eagle Scout awards for the community work around Van Buren at the court of honor held recently. They are, Paul Boucher, John Ezzy, Chad Ayotte, Todd Ayotte and Phil Doucette.
10 Years Ago August 27, 2008
Start In Style — Staff and students at Dr. Levesque Elementary School had a big surprise on the first day of school. Band members from both the Jerry T and French Toast Bands gave a concert to mark the starting of a great year. Band members, Jamie, Jason and Jerry Thibeault, along with special guest Vince Thibeault gave a grand performance on the drums, and filling in as the bass player was Yves Dube. They played for grades four through six.