From Our Files — January 16, 2019
50 Years Ago — Jan. 16, 1969
Official Opening Of New Ski Area –The official opening of the new ski centre at Mont Farlagne will take place Saturday, Jan. 25, 1969. City officials, representatives of Fraser Companies, the clergy and news media have been invited to attend the opening and reception following.
Senior Citizens Home Now Going Up — Mayor B. Fernand Nadeau of Edmundston, New Brunswick, turns the first sod on the site of the new Senior Citizens Home, Monday afternoon. The 40-unit home is being built on St. Francis Street, between Boucher Street and Rue St. Sacrement in Edmundston.
25 Years Ago — Jan. 19, 1994
Manor Residents Visit Mall –– Ten volunteers and eight staff members accompanied 20 residents from Borderview Manor in Van Buren to the Aroostook Center Mall in Presque Isle, on Monday, Dec. 13, 1994. A majority of these 20 residents had never seen a mall before and just couldn’t believe that there were so many stores under one roof and that you didn’t have to go outside the mall to eat or to do more shopping.
The Rev. Alphee Marquis To Be Roasted — The local Knights will honor the Rev. Alphee Marquis on the occasion of his 85th birthday. The official title for the event is “The 85th Anniversary Roast” and it starts with a Mass at St. Louis Church, then a social hour at the Kof C Hall, when the banquet starts. Roasters are Beurmond Banville, the Rev. Joel Cyr, Danny Watson, the Rev. Romeo St. Peter, the Rev. Leopold Nicknair and Msgr. Gilman Chaloult.
10 Years Ago — Jan. 21, 2009
No Moose-Car Fatalities in 2008 — State Police reported that Maine got through 2008 without any deaths from car-moose collisions. It was the first year since 1997 that Maine was fatality free in collisions with the animals. In 2007, five people died when their vehicles collided with moose. 2008 showed one death resulting from a ca-deer collision. Deer crashes take place year round, even with the winter weather and snowfall.