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From Our Files – Week of January 27, 2020

50 Years Ago — Jan. 29, 1970

   Home Ec Girls Find Children Learn At Play — Children learn through fun activities and they are certainly having fun working with finger painting, play dough, water colors, games, toys, story books and music.

The scene came from Mrs. Marie Novack’s sophomore home economics class when they held a nursery school Tuesday morning with several small children from 3 to 5 years of age. The activity came at the end of a unit on child development the girls are studying.

Headstart Children Visit Post Office, Barber Shop — Headstart children visited two places last Wednesday, Jan. 21, on special field trips. Their first stop was at the local Post Office, where the group of tiny tots, some only four years old, were hosted by Gerald Gagnon. The experience was followed by a candy treat. 

 25 Years Ago — Feb. 1, 1995

Lonely At The Top — Mark Andrew McQuarrie climbed Mount Katahdin this summer with his father, Dave McQuarrie of Madawaska. Dave McQuarrie said they were to meet the Bob Bellefleur family of Madawaska at the peak, but had to climb back down when the Bellefleurs didn’t show, he smiled.

10 Years Ago — Feb. 3,  2010

Record Anglers For Derby  — Event organizers of the annual Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby have been hoping to see 500 registrants in the popular ice fishing event for the past two years. 2010 was the year for that to happen — and, much to their surprise, committee members learned over the weekend that not only did they surpass the 500 mark, but the 550 mark as well. A total of 566 anglers registered and participated in the weekend-long event that spans the water bodies of Long, Square, Cross, Eagle, St. Froid and new to this year, Muskie hotspots Glazier and Beau lakes.

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