From Our Files — March 20, 2019
50 Years Ago — March 20, 1969
MHS Band Proves High Scorer At Music Festival — The Madawaska High School band won one of the highest ratings ever received by any band in the Edmundston Music Festival a week ago Sunday. They received a rating of 92 and 94 on two numbers played at the festival. The band played again last Sunday at the Education Center in Edmundston as part of the grand finale of the music festival.
Fort Kent Planning Centennial Book — The Historical Committee of the Fort Kent Centennial met at the home of Miss Rose Nadeau on Friday to discuss the contents of the historical book to be published during the centennial. Old pictures of Fort Kent were viewed and it was suggested that anyone having old pictures submit them to Miss Nadeau.
25 Years Ago — March 23, 1994
FK Player Selected For All-Star Hockey Team — Shawn Theriault was selected to the New Brunswick Hockey All-Star Team. He is a member of two hockey teams, the Fort Kent Recreation and Parks Department Midget team and the St. Francois Bantam team of New Brunswick. Next week, the All-Star Team will travel to Moncton, N.B. to play Moncton’s well respected All-Star Team.
Top League Bowlers — Lorraine Cyr recorded a 381 triple and a 113.4 average; Jerry Carter rolled a 206 high single and 454 high three, while Lionette Dufour bowled the high single for women with a 150 game to take top individual honors in the Thursday Night Merchants League at Carter’s Bowling Center during the 1993-94 season. Yves Alber also averaged 130.8 for the season.
10 Years Ago — March 25, 2009
Elementary School Closes Temporarily –– The St. Francis Elementary School was forced to close for nearly two weeks after winter break to replace their furnace after a crack was discovered in one of the baffles. The crack and leak in the baffle were discovered during a routine maintenance inspection, completed just a few days before students were to return to the school from their winter break.