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mud fire aug 18 2014
18 August 2014

EAGLE LAKE - On Saturday, Aug. 16, at the mud bog fundraiser it sponsors, the Eagle Lake Fire Department jumped into action when flames shot out from a competing truck containing a father and his two children.

Dave Chouinard was at the end of his run on the 300 foot course when the crowd watching from the bank to the left of his truck collectively gasped.

"Fire!" shouted multiple members of the crowd.

"There are kids in that truck. Get them out of there," screamed a concerned spectator.

ploye fest aug 13 2014
13 August 2014

ST. JOHN VALLEY– The weekend beginning on Friday, Aug. 8, was the opening weekend for the Congres Mondial Acadien 2014 in the St. John Valley. The weekend brought extra visitors to the area, which had plenty of additional activities to entertain visitors and locals alike.

mailbox lte july 25 2014
13 August 2014

To the Editor,

Growing up in Aroostook County was a blessing I never truly grasped until I had some years behind me. It gave me some qualities I hold dear—an unwavering work ethic, a respect for community and for family, and a deep rooted stewardship for the natural environment and the creatures in it. Being from “The County” made me care about things in a way people “from away” don’t quite understand.

lynx aug 12 2014
12 August 2014

An Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW) canoe expedition is truly a trip back in time. The waterway is much the same today as it was when Henry David Thoreau visited the area 150 years ago. The Allagash headwater lakes are lined with huge white pine and spruce that dominate the shorelines and the river is subject to the never-ending sound of moving water as it rushes to the sea. These are just some of the sights and sounds of nature that one will experience on an AWW canoe trip.

rabies vaccine aug 11 2014
11 August 2014

AROOSTOOK COUNTY - Wildlife Services—a program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service—will distribute oral rabies vaccine baits beginning Aug. 11 through Aug. 18 in Northeastern Maine. The distribution is part of ongoing cooperative effort for rabies control aimed at reducing raccoon rabies and is the fourteenth annual distribution of this vaccine.

bird aug 11 2014
11 August 2014

FORT KENT – University of Maine at Fort Kent Athletic Director Bill Ashby has announced Tom Bird as the Men’s Basketball Coach. Bird replaces Eric Werntgen who recently accepted a position with The Sport Source, which provides college planning for high school students in grades 9-12.

Bird comes to Maine-Fort Kent following a year as Director of Women’s Basketball Operations at North Dakota State University. Prior to NDSU, Bird served as the assistant video coordinator for University of Florida women's basketball.

mills aug 11 2014
11 August 2014

FORT KENT - "I'm not a hero; I'm just a guy who had a really bad day at work." Most people would disagree with retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, 27, when he describes himself. On April 10, 2012, during a routine search for IEDs, Mills lost both of his arms and legs in an explosion—changing his life forever.

air crash aug 11 2014
11 August 2014

STANDISH - According to David Fernald Jr, director of the Acadian Heritage Air Show in Frenchville, Billy Werth sustained minor injuries after a crash landing due to mechanical malfunction in the early evening on Sunday, Aug. 10, in Standish, while he was traveling home from the air show in Frenchville.

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