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From Our Files — November 14, 2018

50 Years Ago — November 14, 1968

Vosine Hits 175 Single At Longs Lanes  — Roland “Sputnik” Voisine, of Fort Kent, rolling for Max Drill of the National League, went into orbit last Wednesday night at Longs Lanes. “Sput” hit the slim plastics for a 175 single, the second highest string recorded at Longs Lanes. Norm Deschaine holds the high mark — a 177.

600 Tour School Addition — Some 600 Madawaska people toured the new high school addition Sunday and showed particular interest in the library. “The library’s atmosphere and attractiveness drew much comment,” said Supt. John Houghton after the day was over, “visitors felt the room’s silence fitted in with education.”

25 Years Ago — November 17, 1993

Cyr Calls for Recycling Of Vacant School Building –– “We could even call it recycling,” said Claude L. Cyr of Madawaska, as he discussed possible reuses for the Acadia School Building on Main Street, including donating it to the National Park Service for use as an Acadian-culture center for the St. John Valley. The building will be vacant by the fall of 1995 when the new elementary school in Madawaska is ready to receive local students.

MHS Fall Coaching Staff — Members of the fall coaching staff at Madawaska High School will be, Ed Marshall, Marc Michaud, Larry Plourde, Cliff Chasse, Mark Tinkham, and Vince Vanier.

10 Years Ago November 19, 2008

Tater Pickin’ — John Cyr, a retired mill worker from Madawaska, preparing to fill one more barrel at Phil Nadeau’s Farm in Frenchville. John well remembers picking potatoes as a child in a family of 14. “There were seven boys and seven girls,” said John. “And when you’ve got seven boys picking in the fields, you need seven girls cooking for them in the kitchen!”

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