From Our Files — December 12, 2018
50 Years Ago — Dec. 19, 1968
New Fort Kent Rink Opens Saturday — The new skating rink, complete with all facilities, will open Saturday if weather permits, according to Phil Soucy a member of the town council. Soucy said the rink, located on the rear of St. Louis School playground, had been interesting youngsters for the summer and fall months when it was built. The town councilman further explained that the rink is a town project, built by the local highway department in conjunction with the Neighborhood Youth Corps. It measures 80 feet wide and 200 feet long.
Madawaska Junior Girl Scouts Decorate 25 Baskets — Some members of Junior Girl Scout Troop 250 who decorated 25 Christmas baskets for the program sponsored by the Daughters of Isabella. Mrs. Marion MacDonald, coordinator, said the baskets would be distributed to needy families.
25 Years Ago — Dec. 15, 1993
Business Of The Year –– Rosette’s Restaurant owners, Aurel and Joanne Lavoie, were the business owners of the year for 1992, as voted by the members of the Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce at their annual meeting in February.
Foire Brayonne Generates $6 Million To City — A recent study commissioned by the Foire Brayonne Committee of Edmundston, N.B., shows that the annual four-day summer festival generates approximately $6 million in the local economy. The study shows that local participants spend an average of $55.13 each, while tourists spend an average of $117.19 each. A total of 139,000 individuals attended the 1993 Foire Brayonne.
10 Years Ago — Dec. 17, 2008
St. Louis Church To Re-Open — After months of dislocation, Catholic parishioners will once again gather at St. Louis Parish in Fort Kent to observe Christmas Eve Mass. When floods came last spring, three feet of water soaked and destroyed nearly everything inside the St. Louis Church in Fort Kent. Now, after a massive clean-up and almost eight months from when the flood waters receded, the church will re-open.