From our Files – Week of February 17, 2020
50 Years Ago — Feb. 19, 1970
Folk Festival Attracts Young People — A folk festival took place at the Van Buren Youth Center last Saturday and young people crowded in to hear local talent perform.
The young audience gathered around small tables decorated with lighted candles, to hear messages of peace and concern for fellowmen. After the performances, many young people joined in and sang for hours.
Three Brothers Serve — Three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Pelletier of Fort Kent served the country. Sgt. George Pelletier entered the Army in June of 1968. Sp. 4 Edmond Pelletier returned after serving in Cam Rahn Bay in Vietnam. Pfc Raymond Pelletier entered the Army in August of 1969.
25 Years Ago — Feb. 22, 1995
New U.S. Citizens — Forty individuals became American citizens in a now-familiar ceremony at Madawaska High School Thursday. The 39 former Canadians and single United Kingdom former citizen were administered the Oath of Allegiance by U.S. Immigration Service Assistant District Director Arnold Ellis. Emcee was INS Area Port Director Lloyd Woods.
10 Years Ago — Feb. 24, 2010
Valentine’s Day At St. Joes — Love was in the air as residents of St. Joseph Nursing Home in Frenchville enjoyed a candlelight lunch with their spouses and/or significant others followed by the crowning of the king and queen. Yvon Theriault of Fort Kent and Pauline Belanger of Eagle Lake were crowned as the royal couple on Feb. 11. Anne Deschaine provided the residents with entertainment.