From Our Files — October 24, 2018
Valley happenings since 1957
50 Years Ago — October 24, 1968
Sinclair Hunters Breakfast A Record — A spokesman for the firemen said 205 meals were served at Patrick Therriault School, where the event was held. This was some 50 meals more than usual and netted a profit of just over $200. The people who came ate up some 60 pounds of ham, 30 dozen eggs, 45 dozen rolls, and 30 pounds of bacon.
Cutting A Madawaska Rug — Square dancing is the big thing in Madawaska at present, so much so, that by watching these dancers, you might say the dancers are cutting a Madawaska rug. Interested couples meet each Thursday at the Acadia School, and more are wanted. You can join all the hooting and hollering by showing up Thursdays to register.
25 Years Ago — October 27, 1993
Madawaska Voters Okay New School –– Madawaska Voters approved the construction of a new elementary school by a 394-vote margin in a referendum Tuesday, Oct. 19. A total of 915 votes were cast, meaning that 71% of those who voted are in favor of the construction. Voters also approved the construction of an expanded gymnasium, at a local cost of nearly $100,000, by 251 votes.
Ready, Aim, Fire! — The Black Bear Rod and Gun Club on Brise Culotte Road in Frenchville features a rifle range to the left of the new clubhouse and a pistol range in front of it. Targets are set up at ranges up to 100 yards.
10 Years Ago October 22, 2008
Fort Kent BRW ‘Woman Of The Year’ — Fort Kent businesswoman Kathy Roy has been named Woman of the Year. Roy currently is a manager, co-owner of six stores, a director of the partnership representing the Roger Paradis family and president of the partnership of Paradis Shop N’ Save Supermarkets. Roy finds time to volunteer and extends her talents and interests to the community at large, in education, finance, health and sports.