From our Files – Week of December 16, 2019
50 Years Ago — December 18, 1969
Madawaska Knight Of Month — Laurent Geoffroy, received the “knight of the month” award from Bob Lausier, grand knight in the Madawaska KC’s, at their last meeting, December 15 at the KC hall. Geoffroy earned the award for the Thanksgiving mass, held on Thanksgiving day. He was chairman of the mass and choir director.
Chief Says Felonies Decreasing — Felonies have been decreasing in the Madawaska area over the 1968-69 period and police chief Lou Daigle feels the high employment rate has helped deter crimes of this type. Daigle said he was particularly referring to burglaries, breaks and larceny. When asked why felonies should decrease, chief Daigle said the big item is near full employment.
25 Years Ago — December 21, 1994
Joyeux Noel — Santa has been studying a second language this year. He and Mrs. Claus have been learning French. He was so anxious to converse in French that he asked Rudolph and the reindeers to come to planet earth early. After visiting the mall across the river, Santa was afraid to be late for the Dr. Levesque School children, so he decided to borrow a bus. Students in Wee Wonder at Dr. Levesque School will be looking for his arrival in a big yellow school bus.
Food Drive — A few of the many volunteers who were on hand in Madawaska Saturday to deliver more than 100 food baskets and turkeys to families in need. Madawaska Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts collected more than 2,000 pounds of food for the drive. The Christmas basket collection and delivery is an annual project of the Social Justice and Peace Commission.
10 Years Ago — December 16, 2009
Fraser Sale Approved By Court — Fraser Papers announced last week that it received approval from the Ontario Superior Court that is overseeing its filing under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, to proceed with a firm and binding offer to sell its specialty paper assets. The assets to be sold include the pulp and paper facilities located in Madawaska and Edmundston, as well as the two New Brunswick lumber mills located in Plaster Rock and Juniper.