From Our Files — November 7, 2018
Valley happenings since 1957
50 Years Ago — November 7, 1968
Fraser Buys New Company — The President of the Edmundston Fraser Companies, Ltd., announced this morning the purchase of W.H. Miller Company Limited which operates a sawmill and dressing mill at Kidgwick, with an annual capacity of 16,000,000 board feet Eastern Canadian spruce lumber and a potential of 15,000 cords a year of sawmill chips. The president indicated that this is the first step of a program by the company to increase its present lumber sales.
Scouts Plan Birthday Party Every Month — Girl Scouts of Troops 220 and 159 of Van Buren, have started a practice that should be welcome to all members-each month persons with birthdays will be given a party. In addition to the birthday cake and other treats, the girls also presented puppet skits at the party.
25 Years Ago — November 10, 1993
New Grand Isle Estate Resident –– There appears to have been a minor invasion of black squirrels in the Grand Isle area. Several residents say they have seen them around, including some Grand Isle Estate residents who caught some on film, and on video.Black squirrels with long bushy tails are not native to this part of the United States.
Historical Society Hold Annual Breakfast — The Ste. Agathe Historical Society held its 15th Annual Breakfast recently. Special attractions included the young French singers from Dr. Levesque School, a display of domestic textiles and old time games. The society’s latest project, the 1994 calendar which contains the treasured postcard collections of the early 1900s, was also on sale.
10 Years Ago November 5, 2008
Daily Bus Service To The Valley — Just in time for the holidays, Cyr Bus Lines will begin serving the St. John Valley on Saturday, Nov. 15. Members of the St. John Valley Public Transportation Authority, comprised of people representing all of the towns in the Valley, have been working together for over a year in an effort to extend bus service offered through Cyr Bus Lines from Caribou to the Valley.