From Our Files — May 8, 2019
50 Years Ago — May 8 , 1969
Two Queens Reign Over Bailey School — The Queen of May at Bailey School in Frenchville is a pair of queens. This winning hand was dealt last Thursday when the pupils of the two second grades chose Sandra Roy and Yvette Blancette as May Queens during a team teaching activity involving 90 students in grades K to 2.
16 Teaching Spots Still Need Filling — Of the 48 teaching and staff vacancies in SAD 24 for the 1969-70 school year, all but 16 have been filled. It is expected that these remaining vacancies will be filled within the next week or two, according to Charles Tanous, superintendent of schools for SAD 24.
25 Years Ago — May 11, 1994
Elementary School Groundbreaking — Groundbreaking ceremonies for the construction of a new $5.9 million elementary school in Madawaska will be next week. The project has been in the works for approximately four years. The construction should be completed within 15 months “with an exchange of keys on September 1, 1995,” according to Superintendent of Schools Tom Scott.
Spring Fever Hits School Yard — Grand Isle Elementary School enjoyed a brief recess from classes. After a long white winter the children miss playing these outdoor sports. They were having fun swinging, running and playing tetherball. Another sure sign of spring in the Valley is mud that comes with the melting snow.
10 Years Ago — May 13, 2009
Saucier Sings At Music Festival –– Thirteen year-old Melanie Saucier from Fort Kent participated in the Victoria County Music Festival held at the Richelieu Auditorium in Grand Falls, N.B. Saucier earned first place standing with each of her four performances, and was awarded the “Highest Vocal Score” for this year’s festival.