From our Files – Week of February 20, 2019
50 Years Ago –Feb. 20, 1969
Two Area Men To Become Brothers — Two young men from Maine will become Brothers in the Society of St. Edmund in Mystic, Conn., on Feb. 22. Brothers Louis P. Martin of Madawaska and Michael P. Jacques of Caribou will profess the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience at St. Patrick’s Church.
Sam Feagles, 91, Goes Snowshoeing “Most Every Day” — Sam Feagles, is a resident of the Northern Maine Security Home at Eagle Lake and is known from Allagash to Millinocket as an avid fisherman and sportsman. He also also strung power lines over this same area as he was employed for many years by Maine Public Service.
25 Years Ago — Feb. 23, 1994
Batter Up! — The students at Fort Kent Community High School were participating in one of their newest events in this year’s revised winter carnival activities, on Feb. 17, 1994. There were several students participating in the softball game and they showed much enthusiasm as they would hit, run and fall in the snow as the game heated up.
Ready, Set, Go! — Valerie Hebert of Edmundston, N.B., was one of the female mushers at the Can Am International Oval Races, On Feb. 20. Hebert also participated in the three mile races on Saturday. Hebert noted her lead dog is nine years old. The weather conditions for the 1993 Can Am were sub zero with severe snow accumulations of 13 to 20 inches.
10 Years Ago — Feb. 25, 2009
School Of Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Business Of The Year –– The 2009 Business of the Year Award went to Raag’s Music Shop. Raag’s owners Randy and Gemma Cyr accepted the award Friday night, with a short talk about the importance of listening to and playing music. Randy said there was no age limit for learning to play an instrument. “Don’t be afraid to pick up an instrument,” he said. Randy also took his chance to let people know Raag’s is searching for a piano teacher.
King And Queen Of Fort Kent — Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Bouchard from Eagle Lake were crowned King and Queen during the St. Valentine’s Day celebrations at CrossWinds in Fort Kent. Music was provided