From Our Files — January 23, 2019
50 Years Ago — Jan. 23, 1969
Hospital Closed To Visitors — Emile Leblanc, administrator of Hotel Dieu Hospital, Edmundston, stated in an interview that the hospital was closed on Monday because of the great number of influenza cases in the City. He also said the hospital was reducing the number of admissions due to a reduction in staff caused by the flu.
WJSR, Ft. Kent State Combine For Radio Course — A music course on radio, the first of its kind in the State on radio, will be offered on WSJR in Madawaska beginning February 9. Fifteen lectures and listening periods will be broadcast each Sunday afternoon. Three discussion periods will be conducted at Fort Kent State College during the semester. The course carries 3 undergraduate credit hours. Tuition is $66.
25 Years Ago — Jan. 26, 1994
Elise Robichaud, 100 Years Old –– Elise (Martin) Robichaud celebrated her 100th birthday, Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Le Foyer Saint Joseph in St. Basile, N.B. She was born in Baker Brook, N.B., and married Ligouri Robichaud of Fort Kent in 1921. The couple bought a potato farm in Wallagrass and worked the farm from 1939 to 1946.
Families Preparing For Reunion — The Madawaska Historical Society announced that they will be honoring the Roy Family this Summer during the 17th Acadian Festival.
10 Years Ago — Jan. 28, 2009
Owners To Rebuild Business — Owners of Jeff’s Pizza and Subs says that they “will rebuild” after a fire destroyed their business at 306 Main Street in Madawaska. Crowds braved frigid temperatures and lined the sidewalks and side streets of Main Streets Sunday evening to witness the end of an era as Jeff’s Pizza and the small storage building next to it went up in flames and a Madawaska firefighter was sent to the hospital with frostbite on his hands. Wood pellets stored in the basement of the building fueled the fire, but were not thought to be the cause.