St. John Valley

From Our Files – Week of August 7, 2019

50 Years Ago — August 7, 1969

   Improved Reading In Summer School — A six-week summer reading program, supported by Title 1 funds, was held at Evangeline School from June 23 to August 1.

Thirty boys and girls from grades 1-3 were enrolled in the program. Miss Angela Chamberland taught first-graders and Mrs. Cora Theriault taught second- and third-graders. Teacher aides were Patricia Cyr and Camille Caron.

Cote Named Assistant Pastor AT St. Bruno’s — The Rev. Louis V. Cote S.M., formerly of St. Anne’s Parish, Lawrence, Massachusetts, has recently taken duties as assistant pastor and vice superior to St. Bruno’s Parish. He was also assistant at St. Bruno’s parish in 1956-58. Rev. Cote then was chaplain of the Christian Family Movement in the parish and was responsible for having started it.

 25 Years Ago — August 10, 1994 

Local Rangers Battle Fires Out West — More than 40 Aroostook County Forest Rangers were battling forest fires out west. Maine Forest Service Northern Region Supervisor Calvin Hafford said that the Maine Crew No. 1, consisting of 20 men, had been in Montana for nearly two weeks and that they could be there for another week before getting a break. Those were also at the Blackwell Incident in McCall, Idaho.

Legionnaire Of The Year Antoine Paradis of Frenchville was presented a plaque in recognition of his outstanding leadership and service to American Legion, Cyr Plourde Post 145 during 1993 and 1994. Paradis served as Post Commander in 1972 and 1973 and was again elected to be the Post Commander for the coming year.

10 Years Ago — August 5, 2009

The Sixth Annual Fort Kent International Muskie Derby — Over 400 registrants fished by boat and from shore on the St. John River and its tributaries last weekend in search of the elusive muskie. Some lucky anglers caught fish long enough to place in the top ten and earn a money prize. First place went to Justin Soucy, second place to Daniel Ouellette, and Kenneth Jandreau came in third place.

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