St. John Valley

From our Files – Week of November 11, 2019

50 Years Ago — November 13, 1969

    Bringing Home The Turkey — Pete Daigle of the Maple Grove Club in Sinclair, released some wild turkeys he has been raising for the past months and it didn’t take long for some hunters to bring home the trophies. Members who have scored are J.

Paul Ouellette of Frenchville and Paul Martin of Sinclair. Pete said there are still seven birds roaming the wilderness around the club.

Brothers Serve  — Corporals Harvey and John Beaulieu, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Beaulieu, recently completed three years of service with the U.S. Marines. The brothers joined the Marines October 31, 1966 and took basic training together at Parris Island, S.C. They were later separated and served in different camps across the country, without again having the chance to meet each other. The brothers enlisted for four years so still have one more before completing their Marine service.

 25 Years Ago — November 16, 1994

Lena Savage Wins Big Bucks — Lena won $2.6 million in the Tri-State Megabucks drawing. What does winning nearly $3 million feel like? “It feels pretty darn good,” she told Times Publisher and Editor Emery Labbe Monday between bites of pancakes and maple syrup with her regular breakfast gang at Edna and Camille’s Restaurant. Will the Savage family change their lifesyle? Not much.. “I will continue to do the usual things and continue to join my friends for breakfast,” she smiled. The restaurant may have to get a bigger table because it is said that the number of one’s friends usually increases exponentially when one becomes a multi-millionaire.

10 Years Ago — November 11, 2009

Canada Widens Highway — The government of Canada announced that the TransCanada Highway between Edmundston, N.B., and Cabano, QC, will be converted to a four-lane highway in time for the 2014 Congres Mondial Acadien. The total cost of the project is estimated at $486 million. Maine CMA 2014 Executive Committee Co-President Jason Parent said, “The expansion and completion of a four-lane highway in the heart of the region that will host the 2014 CMA will certainly be a huge boon to our collective efforts to host this event with our counterparts in New Brunswick and Quebec.

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