From Our Files

From Our Files — December 26, 2018

50 Years Ago — Dec. 23, 1968

Spaghetti Feast For Teachers  — A Christmas party for teachers of Wallagrass School, New Central School and Pleasant Street School was held Friday night at the home of Ludger N. Michaud on Meadow Lane. An Italian spaghetti feed was served, and all enjoyed card playing and an exchange of gifts.

Ft. Kent Man Wins Miami Trip — Leonard Pelletier, parts manager at Ouellet Ford Sales of Fort Kent, was a winner of the Ford Motor Company, Autolite-Ford Parts Division Orange Bowl Contest. Pelletier was competing against about 85 other dealers in the Boston District. He placed first in his group in the district. Pelletier and his wife Lucille will be leaving at the end of December and returning home on January 3.

25 Years Ago — Dec. 22, 1993

Santa’s Helpers –– Christmas stockings have become a tradition at the Highview Manor in Madawaska. The Madawaska Daughters of Isabella donated time to stuff and deliver stockings for the residents. Members who helped were Gaetane Hebert, Pauline Desjardins, Phyllis Savoie, Germaine Cyr, Reine Cyr, Juliette Guerrette, Lise Ouellette and Raymonde Corriveau.

NARIF Gets Grant From The State — The Northern Aroostook Regional Incinerator Facility has received a $20,400 grant for the processing center expansion and to promote backyard composting. Thirty-seven municipal recycling projects, serving 218 towns and cities in Maine, shared $2 million in Maine Waste Management Agency grants.

10 Years Ago — Dec. 24, 2008

Valley Works Together —  The communities of Grand Isle, Fort Kent, Frenchville, Madawaska and Van Buren received $652,000, according to a Governor’s Office press release. The communities applied together to increase the chance of getting funding for projects along the St. John River that will provide improved public access. In attendance, were Gary Picard, Paul Bernier, Gov. John Baldacci, Dave Wylie and Suzie Paradis.

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