From our Files – Week of October 30, 2019
50 Years Ago — October 30, 1969
Soldier Earns Army Medal — Army Specialist Four Joseph H.S. Michaud, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hector E. Michaud, of Madawaska, received the Army Commendation Medal during ceremonies near Cu Chi, Vietnam. Spec. 4 Michaud received the award for meritorious service while serving as a gunner with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry of the 25th Infantry Division near Cu Chi. Spec. 4 Michaud is a 1968 graduate of Madawaska High School.
Accident Gives Reason To Cry Over Spilt Milk — An accident in Edmundston, took place Monday morning when a milk truck owned by Sanitary Dairies careened down 23rd Avenue, spilling bags of milk and causing approximately $1,800 damage enroute. The driver of the truck Philip Collin parked the truck and went to a house to deliver milk. The truck rolled down the hill, crossed the street and collided with a vehicle. The truck kept on going and hit the retaining wall of a home, then struck another vehicle. It finally came to rest against the first car, after hitting it again on its downward journey.
25 Years Ago — November 2, 1994
Dionne Park — If all goes according to plan, Dionne Park, a large area that spans from Fox Street to 12 Avenue, will be ready for use by the end of next summer. Madawaska Town Manager Arthur Faucher said the town will apply for a grant for the playground and basketball court. By spring 1996, the project should be completed.
New Grand Isle Postmaster — Patrice Jalbert has been appointed the new postmaster for Grand Isle. During her postal career, she has worked at the Limestone and Madawaska post offices and, most recently, as a clerk at the Fort Kent Post Office. She resides in St. Agatha with her husband Mike, and their three children.
10 Years Ago — October 28, 2009
Award Goes To Madawaska Teacher — Gina Jandreau, a fourth grade teacher at Madawaska Elementary School, was named the ACTEM Educator of the Year Runner Up for 2009. Jandreau, a 21-year teaching veteran, has infused technology into the classroom throughout the years with grants that she has written. Her efforts in this area have benefited her students by putting technology in their hands. “Keeping up with the rapid changes in technology is worth it to see the benefits to our students,” said Jandreau.