From Our Files — October 31, 2018
Valley happenings since 1957
50 Years Ago — October 31, 1968
Voisine King Of Dancing Club — Leonard Voisine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alyre Voisine of Fort Kent, has been voted the number-one dancer for the second year in a row and has been re-elected king of the Charles Temple clubs in Massachusetts. The Fort Kent youngster has dedicated himself to his dancing title and tries to improve himself every year.
Ski Area To Open Dec. 15 — Dec. 15 will be an important date in this area. Announcement was made by Robert C. Rice, president of Edmundston Ski Ltd., that the Ski Centre will definitely be in operation by that date. “The Lodge will be built, the T-bar erected, and the trails will be ready,” he said.
25 Years Ago — November 3, 1993
Million Miler –– Dale Core of Madawaska, an Iowa native, was recently presented with a gold watch and certificate by by the owners of Ouellette Farms at Birch Point. Core has driven more than 1 million accident-free miles for the Ouellettes since 1986.
Learning Lessons — “On Oct.15 the class of A-8 second grade of Fort Kent Elementary School had a fake robbery because our teacher wanted to teach us a lesson. When that happened, Mr. Michaud, the police chief, came in to teach us about safety, where to put our money and that is the bank. If one night you were robbed and you did not put your money in the bank, what would you do? I would learn a big lesson out of that. And if you do not, you will learn pretty soon.” Text by Aline Potvin, Second Grade, Fort Kent Elementary School.
10 Years Ago October 29, 2008
Annual Breakfast — Some of the Wisdom High School National Honor Society students seeking to fulfill their community service requirements were on hand to help out at the Ste-Agathe Historical Society’s 30th annual breakfast one Sunday. The attendants at this year’s breakfast, which featured the exhibit of “Les Petites Ecoles” and a PowerPoint presentation of the historical sites throughout St. John Valley, were assisted by this NHS team: Deliya Michaud, Elise Ouellette and Alex Michaud.