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From Our Files — December 5, 2018

Valley happenings since 1957

50 Years Ago — December 12, 1968

Madawaska Rink To Open — Gerard Hebert fixed a fence at the town skating rink in preparation for the opening that is hoped to open this evening. However, town manager Charles Gagnon said the opening depends on the weather, but if not open on Thursday the rink should be in use soon. Gerard Hebert also reported damage to the fence was done over the summer by vandals.  

TB Clinic For Head Starters — Head Start children in Van Buren were treated at a TB clinic at the Sacred Heart School auditorium last Tuesday morning. Dr. Sanfacon administered the test to the children. The children were driven to the clinic by Alphy Levasseur.

25 Years Ago — December 8, 1993

Tomato Plant Grows Over 7 Feet Tall –– Have you ever seen a tomato plant that is 7-1/2 feet tall? For the last eight years, Alice Dubois of Fort Kent, has grown the same tomato plant.Now towering at 7-1/2 feet, its top branches teeter over every which way from hitting the ceiling. Every day she feeds the plant two gallons of water, coffee and periodically Miracle Grow. She says she even talks to them.

New Crusaders Coach — Matt Rossignol is the new hoop boss for the Van Buren boys’ basketball team. Rossignol, a former Crusader star as well as a star player for the University of Maine Black Bears men’s basketball team, will be making an effort to turn things around for Van Buren and get them back into the tournament picture.

10 Years Ago — December 10, 2008

Food Pantry Finds New Home —  Anyone visiting Kmart or Family Dollar in Madawaska recently might have noticed a little extra activity in the parking lot between them. Dave and Sue Morin of Madawaska recently donated the use of the building that used to house the Subway Restaurant to the Madawaska Food Pantry. Although the food will still be available once a month to those in need in the regular building, the new building will house the pantry’s charity shop.

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