From Our Files – July 10, 2019
50 Years Ago — July 10, 1969
Dora Soucy Meets Cousin After Many Years — It was a very happy occasion after 39 years for Mrs. Dora Soucy and her family, to be reunited with her cousin Mrs. Marguerite Roeschlin and her husband Herman Roeschlin, who are all natives of Switzerland.The Roeschlins attended the Centennial Banquet with the Soucys, and were impressed by the people of Fort Kent and its history.
Husband, Wife Earn Degrees — Mr. and Mrs. Adelard Cayer III, former residents of Madawaska, received their BA degrees during convocation ceremonies at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, on May 13. The Cayers, now residents of Ottawa, Ontario, were among the graduates.
25 Years Ago — July 13, 1994
Coming Soon — A new business is under construction at the corner of Route 162 and Route 1. The new business is owned by Jim Chasse of Madawaska. His business will be called Jim’s Corner Convenience Plus. He hopes to open in the fall.
Jackie’s Bar And Grill — Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held recently for Jackie’s Bar and Grill on Main Street, Madawaska. Although open for several years, Jackie’s is now the only off track betting parlor in the St. John Valley. In attendance were Brian Bouley, Town Manager Arthur Faucher; Chamber Director Brenda Libby; Jackie’s Bar and Grill co-owners Jackie, Kimberly and Paul Beaulieu; Brenda Saucier, and Sharon Pelletier of the Madawaska Community Development office.
10 Years Ago — July 8, 2009
Flower Power — Mrs. Tamar Philbrook’s third grade students from Fort Kent Elementary School donated cedar pots filled with colorful flowers. As part of an effort to instill good community service, Mrs. Philbrook and her students raise money, monitor interest earned, maintain journals, prepare flowers and pots to donate to area health care facilities.