St. John Valley

From Our Files — May 29, 2019

50 Years Ago — May 29, 1969

   Cyr Ordained At Fort Kent — Philip Cyr, son of Mrs. Yvonne Cyr of Fort Kent and the late Louis Cyr, was ordained a priest at St. Louis Church in Fort Kent on Saturday, May 24. The ceremony of ordination was celebrated by the Most Rev. Peter Gerety, Apostolic Administrator of Portland.

Lita Wins Ice Out Contest — Miss Lita Ouellette of Van Buren was the lucky winner of a 12-foot car-topper Starcraft aluminum fishing boat in an ice-out contest sponsored by Club 17 of Van Buren. Lita’s estimate of ice-out time was 8 a.m., May 6. The exact time was 7:58 a.m., May 6. Since Lita was the closest of all submitted, she won the beautiful new boat.

25 Years Ago — June 1, 1994

Police Confirm Theft Investigation At Fraser — Madawaska Police Chief Ron Pelletier confirmed Tuesday that his department is conducting an investigation into an alleged theft at the Fraser Paper Mill in Madawaska. Pelletier declined to go into details until the investigation is completed but said that several individuals have been questioned in connection with the matter.

Frenchville’s Plan Underway For Their 125th — July 17 through July 24 will be the culminating week for the preparation of the 125th year of incorporation of Frenchville. The Frenchville Historical Society, being steered by its president, Karen Levesque, has coordinated an agenda for a week of activities.

10 Years Ago — May 27, 2009

Extreme Weather Miracle Or Accident — Some of those who have visited the site of the shrine to the Virgin Mary in Eagle Lake and witnessed the apparent haphazard manner in which trees fell among the statues say that it is a miracle none of the statues were even scratched during a violent storm Sunday afternoon.

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