St. John Valley

From Our Files – Week of August 14, 2019

50 Years Ago — August 14, 1969

   Lightning Devastates Barn In Keegan — For the second time this summer destruction has hit the farm of Albert Berube, Route 1 in Keegan. Last Friday evening lightening struck the barn and the entire building and contents were destroyed in about 15 minutes. Earlier, on June 21, a runaway stolen truck plowed into a small garage across the street from the Berube residence and completely destroyed that small building.

John Daigle Sworn Into Navy — John Daigle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joffre Daigle of Madawaska, has enlisted in the Aviation Officer Candidate program at the Naval Air Station, South Weymouth, Mass. He is scheduled to report on Oct. 21, 1969 at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., for his flight training. He was employed by Daigle Drugs.

 25 Years Ago — August 17, 1994 

Dedication Honors Pelletier Family — A special dedication was made by the town of Madawaska to the families of Joseph M. Pelletier, father and J. Louis Pelletier, son, for the gift they gave the town. The gift they offered was a partial of land now known as Birch Point Beach.The land once belonged to the Pelletier family but in 1966 they donated the land for a chapel to be built in the Archdiocese of Portland.

Mother Of The Year Les Dames de Ste. Anne of St. Gerard-Mt. Carmel Parish in Grand Isle crowned their new 1994-95 Mother of the Year, Anita Faucher, of Grand Isle. Faucher was presented with a crown, flowers and a plaque by the Mother of the Year ‘94 committee. The celebrant was Fr. James Albert.

10 Years Ago — August 12, 2009

Long Lake Brunch — Led by master chef Doran Bouchard, with more than 40 years of culinary experience in Maine and Florida, Long Lake camping area offered a brunch July 26 to campers, family and invited guests. Chef Bouchard’s omelets, made to individual specifications, earned rave reviews by the attendees. The camping area which has been open since 1965, features a monthly brunch for its campers, but that brunch was opened up to a larger attendance.

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