From Our Files – July 17, 2019
50 Years Ago — July 17, 1969
530 Enroll in Summer Courses — The number of inscriptions at the summer courses at the St. Louis College is now at 530 representing an increase of 140 on the previous year. The majority of students are from the immediate surroundings of the college; nevertheless students from other parts of the province, from Quebec and from the state of Maine are also attending.
Copter “Checked Out” at Clair Customs — A Canadian Forces helicopter made a brief stop at Canadian Customs in Clair Sunday morning and this marked the first time that a whirly bird had to stop to clear customs at the Clair port of entry. The crew members had to cross their Ammex products over the International Bridge and then return to Fort Kent by car to get their helicopter that was parked at the State College.
25 Years Ago — July 20, 1994
Spirit Award — Lorraine Pelletier, owner of Lorraine’s Flower Shoppe, is the winner of this year’s Acadian Days Sale-A Bration Spirit Award, sponsored by the chamber of commerce during the Acadian Festival. The Flower shoppe scored 99 out of a possible 100 points. In attendance were Chamber of Commerce President Francine Pelletier, Lorraine Pelletier and Chamber Executive Director Brenda Libby.
‘Loon’ Plates Cover the State — A large number of Maine car owners are showing their support for Maine’s wildlife, while at the same time adding a pleasing addition to their motor vehicles by acquiring the new Maine conservation Registration License Plate. The new license plate has been available since April 1, and nearly 18,000 plates have been sold during the first two months of the program.
10 Years Ago — July 15, 2009
AINOP Buys SJV Customers, Towers — Aroostook Internet and Netherland Office Products recently announced the two companies’ purchase of SJV Wireless. Aroostook Internet has been providing Internet service since 1995. As of July 1, Aroostook Internet will expand their wireless Internet coverage to reach the farthest points in Aroostook County.