St. John Valley

From Our Files — June 12, 2019

50 Years Ago — June 12, 1969

   Jezebelles Claim Success  — People flocked to the Jezebelles Vaudeville Show in Fort Kent, at the high school with Miss Claudette Gagnon doing “her thing” during the performance. The Jezebelles reported over 900 attended the show, making it a complete success.

Farewell To Father Leo James Cyr  — Over 250 people attended the informal gathering at St. Bruno’s Parish Hall to honor their pastor, Rev. Leo James Cyr, S.M., on the occasion of his leaving the parish after six and a half years. Fr. Cyr is scheduled to attend school for the coming year to further his studies.

25 Years Ago — June 15, 1994

Celebration For Emile Rioux — This is the first 100th birthday celebrated at Frenchville’s St. Joseph Nursing Home in the past 10 years, according to Marion Bourgoin, SJNH activity director. Emile Rioux was born on June 8, 1894 in Daigle. He was married to the late Edith Marquis Rioux for 74 years.

Derby Winner — Curtis Cyr of Madawaska was the first place winner in the Pinewood Derby held in Perth-Andover, N.B., on April 9. He placed first overall and won frist place in the USA category. There were 90 contestants.

10 Years Ago — June 10, 2009

Part Of Fraser Mill To Shut Down — As of Monday, June 8, the Fraser sulphite mill in Edmundston shut down, putting 200 employees out of work until it re-opens. A routine shutdown will affect all 450 workers at the mill as the machines receive scheduled maintenance. Fraser is reportedly experiencing difficulties as the U.S. dollar decreases in value compared to the Canadian loonie, since forest products in North America are priced in U.S. dollars.

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