From our Files – Week of November 20, 2019
50 Years Ago — November 20, 1969
New Look For Clover Hill Lodge — Roland Toussaint’s Clover Hill Lodge has taken on a new look since it was first opened for the 1968-69 snowmobile season last fall. As a result of excellent participation by area, snowmobile enthusiasts the original lodge has been remodeled and expanded to provide space for the increasing membership. The original Clover Hill Lodge was a converted farm house located on Roland’s farm on the east shore of Eagle Lake.
Big Payment Made On New Sewer System — Another giant leap was made to complete the Fort Kent sewer program Monday night, when Claude Dumond, Fort Kent town manager, presented a check for $49,000 in payment on the sewage collection system to Arthur Doyle, director, northeastern area of Economic Development Administration. Only two more payments are needed to pay off the construction of the collection system.
25 Years Ago — November 23, 1994
Grateful For The Visit — Lyle Chasse, formerly of Van Buren, a Reserves aircraft technician, recently revisited the St. John Valley during an exercise where an Army helicopter and rapelling demonstration team toured northern Maine schools. The team was used for recruiting purposes and demonstrations were performed with the landing of a large military helicopter and rapelling exercises in schools.
Democracy In Action — Though very busy, Senator Judy Paradis took a break from campaigning on Oct. 21 to speak to students in grades 1 to 3 at Dr. Levesque School in Frenchville. She discussed the family unit, church, school and government structures. Students stopped to think of how fortunate they are to live in a democratic society and to have the opportunity to vote on issues.
10 Years Ago — November 18, 2009
Maine Clerk Of The Year — Nancy Nichols, originally from Madawaska, received the 2009 Maine Clerk of the Year award from the Maine Town and City Clerks Association at its annual business meeting Oct. 8. Nichols worked in Presque Isle as a city clerk and the Presque Isle’s tax collector and finance director. Her office manager and the city manager all praised her leadership, dedication and work ethic in written statements read during the award presentation.