From Our Files — April 17, 2019
50 Years Ago –April 17, 1969
Fort Kent Claims “Centennial” Twins — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bouley of 145 East Main Street, Fort Kent, are the proud parents of twins born at People’s Benevolent Hospital last Wednesday, April 9. The twin boys were delivered by Dr. Ben Ouellette. Brian weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces, and Bruce tipped the scale at 4 pounds, 11 1/2 ounces. Brian and Bruce are the first twins born in Fort Kent in 1969, making them “Centennial Twins.”
Fort Kent Girl Becomes Stewardess — Miss Evelyn Marie St. Jean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence St. Jean of Fort Kent, has graduated from Eastern Airlines’ flight attendant training center in Miami, Florida, and has started her career as stewardess. After completing stewardess training, Miss St. Jean reported to New York, where she will be based.
25 Years Ago — April 20, 1994
27 Years Of Service — Diane Berube, director of nursing at Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent, presented a plaque/clock to Maxine DesOrmeaux, registered nurse, upon her retirement at the hospital last month. DesOrmeaux was recognized and honored for her 27 years of dedicated service to the hospital and to the community.
“Let Us Play You A Little Melody” — Members of the sixth-grade band from Madawaska Middle School, under the direction of Tom Pennington, performed at High View Manor in Madawaska, for residents on Friday. Pennington noted, “They just like to play and this is one of their favorite places to play”.
10 Years Ago — April 22, 2009
First In The Valley –– Wisdom’s math team was tops in the Valley for the entire 2008-2009 regular season, with 388 points, placing second in our division county-wide.Individual district awards go to half of team A. Alex Michaud earned 2nd place for seniors with team-leading 87 points. “We are a young team and we did very well,” added Mr. Ballerstein, Wisdom math teacher and team coach.