From Our Files – Week of October 7, 2019
50 Years Ago — October 9, 1969
Salute To Valley Farmers — The business and professional people of the St. John Valley give a rousing 21-gun SALUTE to the farmers of this area. Your industrious habits and knowledge of the soil and livestock have brought many honors and awards to the area. Valley seed and feed dealers are always willing and eager to give professional help and assistance in finding the right rations for the best results.
New Company To Plow Snow — The town will have a new company removing snow from streets this coming winter. Town manager Charles Gagnon said the selectmen have given the contract to Cianchette Bros., Inc., of Pittsfield. The contract was held for many years by Hornbrook Construction, a local firm. Gagnon said the Hornbrook firm was recently purchased by Cianchette.
25 Years Ago — October 12, 1994
Real Tail Wagger — Kato, the Quiet Dog, owned by Kristen Olmsted, visited with kindergarten students at Dr. Levesque School during the week. Kato is famous for his active listening skills and he demonstrated to the students how it’s done. In return the class read to Kato. He enjoyed “Mrs. Wishy Washy”, because he wagged his tail.
Five New Eagle Scouts Honored — Five young men were honored in Fort Kent during an Eagle Scout Award Ceremony. Henry Carbone, Scoutmaster, in his opening remarks to the audience said, “A Scout’s honor must never be dim because a boy without honor is nothing.” The individuals who received the Eagle Scout award are: Don Berube, John Carbone, James Melvin, Matt Michaud, and Mark Theriault.
10 Years Ago — October 7, 2009
Largest Muskie Caught In Maine — Steve Thibodeau of Fort Kent has a big fish tale to tell for years to come after he recently caught the biggest muskie on record for the state of Maine during a fishing excursion to Glazier Lake. The 31.69 pound, 48-inch long muskie hit Thibodeau’s lure about 15 minutes to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22.