From Our Files – July 24, 2019
50 Years Ago — July 24, 1969
85 Nurses Resign — Resignations have been received from 85 nurses of the staff of Hotel Dieu Hospital, Emile Leblanc, the hospital administrator reported Tuesday morning. The resignations were effective August 15. Leblanc was speaking in connection with the threatened resignations of nurses throughout the province as a result of a breakdown in negotiations between the New Brunswick Association of Registered Nurses and the New Brunswick Hospital Association.
Very Proud Of Moon Landing — Hector Michaud of Madawaska made sure the United States got credit for landing the first men on the moon last Sunday. He superimposed a half-moon on the flag and displayed it. Hector lives on 4th Avenue and explained he didn’t mean to mar the flag in any way. He said he was “just proud of the entire event as all Americans must be.”
25 Years Ago — July 27, 1994
Bingo’s Back — The Van Buren Lions Club recently leased the former Kindle School from SAD 24. The facility will allow the Lions to hold their community activities and resume hosting the popular Lions Bingo games every Wednesday.
25 Year Award — Louis Toussaint, Madawaska postal carrier, received a 25-year service award pin from Mike Bourgoin, POA at the Madawaska Post Office. Postmaster Manzer Belanger and District Manager Barbara Patterson also congratulated Toussaint for his contributions and participation as a member of the postal service team.
10 Years Ago — July 22, 2009
Rock The Valley Rocked Again — Approximately 1,500 rock fans attended the annual Rock the Valley event held this past weekend at the multi-purpose building in Madawaska, making the event’s fifth year a success, according to event organizer Jesse Waltman. Changes to this year’s Rock the Valley included shortening the event from three days to two and starting the event later than last year, which meant fewer overall acts. The crowd was treated to an ultimate Ozzy experience as the band Believer performed an Ozzy Osbourne tribute.