St. John Valley

From Our Files – Week of September 23, 2019

50 Years Ago — September 25, 1969

Two FK Lions Earn Awards  — Two awards were presented during the weekly meeting of the Fort Kent Lions Club on Tuesday, September 16.

A plaque was presented as a testimonial of sincere appreciation to Ellery “Arms” Labbe for distinguished and unselfish service given to the club while serving as president for the year 1968-69. The presentation was made for the Club by Deputy District Governor Carlton Savage. The second award was a certificate of appreciation for invaluable service and co-operation as song leader extended to Edgar Levesque and presented to King Lion, Irvin Roy.

Oddest Shaped Potato Could Win In Contest  — Mrs. Hilda Trackwell, Lockwood advertising manager, is staging an oddest-shaped potato contest this fall for boys and girls under 18 years old in the United States and Canada. First prize is a $50 U.S. Savings Bond, Second, third, and fourth prizes are $25 bonds.

 25 Years Ago — September 28, 1994

Train Station No. 84 — A new restaurant, Train Station 84, recently opened on Main Street, Madawaska. Constructed to look like a railroad engine that has just pulled into a train station, it features a full menu, daily specials and diners can eat their meals on a connecting deck. 

Teacher Of The Month Patricia Boucher, sixth grade teacher at Grand Isle Elementary School, received a plaque from Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Adrienne Michaud for being selected Teacher of the Month by her students. Teachers from Grand Isle, Madawaska, Frenchville and St. Agatha were nominated and one per month will be honored by GMCC.

10 Years Ago — September 23, 2009

Youth Is Finalist In National Competition Nicholas LaJoie of Van Buren, has a hobby, and now it might pay off, literally, in a big way. He said he really enjoys entering contests and now he has been chosen as one of ten finalists nationwide in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge to compete in New York, Oct. 5, for a top prize of a $50,000 savings bond. Nicholas, 13, is an eighth grader at SAD 24.

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