From Our Files — October 17, 2018
Valley happenings since 1957
50 Years Ago — October 17, 1968
Students Learn Newspaper Trick — Fourth-grade students from St. Thomas School visited the St. John Valley Times last Wednesday, in the interest of making their own newspaper which is called “201 News Special.” The students gathered up their own news, poems, jokes, crossword puzzles, etc. Their teacher, Sister Christine Mary, runs the paper on the duplicator to get more copies to be distributed around the classroom, to parents, teachers and Miss Blanchette.
Teacher Aides Briefed On Eye Testing — Bailey school introduced teacher aides of SAD 33 to a vision testing machine that was donated to SAD 33 last year by the local PTA group. On hand were Dr. Elmer Pelletier and Dr. Emilien Morneault to explain the machine that will allow SAD 33 to conduct a sound and comprehensive eye-testing program.
25 Years Ago — October 20, 1993
Travel Still Curtailed –-The number of individuals, both aliens and U.S. citizens, entering the U.S. through the St. John Valley ports of entry continues to decline. The number of foreign travelers is down between 10 percent and 40 percent during the fourth quarter. The amount of decline varies, from a high of 55 percent fewer Americans returning to home at the Fort Kent Port of entry, to 40.4 percent fewer Canadians entering the U.S. at Hamlin.
Mazerolle Chosen To Play Hockey — Freddy Mazerolle of Madawaska has been chosen for the third straight year to play elite hockey in Edmundston, N.B. Mazerolle will be playing Bantam Hockey this year for the Edmundston Bantams.
10 Years Ago October 15, 2008
Soiree Du Bon Vieux Temps — The Madawaska K of C Hall was packed Saturday night for the first annual Soiree du Bon Vieux Temps. Organizer Leonide Daigle of Madawaska said he was very pleased with the evening and overwhelmed by the large number of participants. Those present were ready for a good time and many got up to dance throughout the evening.
Miss Greater St. John Valley 2008 — Julie Poitras, 16, is crowned the 2008 Miss Greater St. John Valley at Saturday evening’s pageant in Van Buren. Julie is a junior at Van Buren High School and is the daughter of Lisa Caron and Maurice Poitras of Van Buren.