From our Files – Week of October 21, 2019
50 Years Ago — October 23, 1969
Two Valley Boys Start Studies For Priesthood — Paul Cyr and John Marquis of Van Buren, have both entered the Marist College and Seminary to study for the priesthood. Cyr is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cyr of Grand Isle. John Marquis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Antoinette Marquis who is now living in Connecticut.
Promoted — Robert P. Michaud, son of Alvert Michaud of St. Agatha, was recently promoted to sergeant in Korea where he is stationed in a motor pool. His wife is the former Jane Dionne of Madawaska who now resides in St. AGatha with her year-old son, Robert, Jr.
25 Years Ago — October 26, 1994
Local Farmer May Claim Bankruptcy Due To Dumping — Peter Jandreau, quality compliance inspector was visiting a Van Buren potato farm owned by Ken Sirois. Sirois was dumping approximately 12,000 barrels of blighted potatoes.This loss cost him $75,000. Jandreau said event the best farmers have blight problems this year. President Clinton had recently approved $800,000 funding for the combat against the spread of late blight in the state.
Ledge Has School Department Dip Into Fund — Unanticipated ledge at the new elementary school site is causing the school department to dip into contingency fund. Superintendent Tom Scott told Madawaska Town Councilors it will cost approximately $75,000 to remove the ledge he said undulates beneath the surface of the site. He told the school department knew of the ledge but not how much there was or what type of ledge it was.
10 Years Ago — October 21, 2009
New Superintendent Coming — Todd LeRoy of Silver Lake, Wisc., will be Madawaska’s new superintendent, School Committee Chair Roger Thibodeau announced at the Oct. 14 school committee meeting. LeRoy is scheduled to start Nov. 16. He has been superintendent at Silver Lake for the past six years, Thibodeau said.