From Our Files – Week of April 24, 2019
50 Years Ago — April 24, 1969
Saucier To Represent Cole’s Express — Coles’ Express is the first common carrier to have a resident employee in Madawaska. Syvio Saucier is the representative and accepted the keys to the truck from Galen Cole, president of Cole’s Express. Saucier resides in Madawaska, with his wife and three children.
St. Agatha Soldier Home On Leave — Pvt. Reginald Bechard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Paul Bechard of St. Agatha, is now spending a 15-day leave with his family prior to leaving for a year tour in Vietnam. Bechard completed nine weeks of advanced individual training April 18 at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
25 Years Ago — April 27, 1994
Appreciated Trainers — Madawaska Ambulance Service Director Percy Thibeault presented plaques of appreciation to Dr. Paul Morin and Rosaire Martin, a Fort Kent paramedic. Both medical trainers have been instrumental in the last decade in teaching emergency medical technician courses, conducting in-service training for continuing education, CPR courses, refresher courses and laboratory skills to ambulance personnel from Madawaska.
Mice Picnic — There are scattered reports from all parts of the St. John Valley concerning what can only be considered an invasion by hungry mice and voles. Countless small trees and shrubs have stripped clean by the hungry vermin. Madawaska selectmen voted unanimously to burn local open fields owned by the town.
10 Years Ago — April 29, 2009
Jackie Ayotte Honored At Capital –– Sr. Jackie Ayotte, D.W., was honored in the Hall of Flags at the State House in Augusta last Tuesday. Gov. John Baldacci, along with Carol Anne Dube, chairperson of the Maine Commission for Community Service, presented her the Maine’s Outstanding Public Sector Volunteer Award. Connie Michaud, of Aroostook RSVP, said she nominated Ayotte for this prestigious award for her service to the Long Lake Public Library and her community.