From our Files – Week of March 9, 2020
50 Years Ago — March 12, 1970
Madawaska Band Wins Festive Honors — For the second year in a row, the Madawaska High School Band came home from the New Brunswick Music Festival in Edmundston with the highest score of the day.
They were up against some very stiff competition, the St. Louis College Band. Actually they tied for the score of 92 with a woodwind trio. Band members were Elizabeth Young, Jackson Love, Louise Lapointe, James Grandmaison and Norman Bosse.
Easter Seals Helped Anne — Anne Laplante of Van Buren was proud of the fact that she passed her wheelchair driver’s test last summer at Pine Tree Camp for crippled children. Now she is able to wheel her own chair all over the grounds of this Easter Seal camp on specially prepared walks and ramps. Anne is one of more than 130 handicapped children who received daily therapy sessions and who participated in a broad program of recreation at Pine Tree Camp.
25 Years Ago — March 15, 1995
The End Of A Long Era — Since 1927 parents have been registering their children for school at Evangeline School in Madawaska. However, Friday was the last day of this era. The 50 students in the class of 2008 will be the first kindergarten class to attend the new elementary school in the fall. Lorraine Redwine has been a principal for the past 14 years. Six of these years have been in Madawaska. The staff of Evangeline and Acadia schools have been meeting jointly all year in preparation for this transition.
King and Queen — Maurice Albert of Madawaska and Lillian Condor, an Ohio native, were crowned Valentine’s king and queen at Highview Manor in Madawaska last month. The heart-shaped cake held by Albert was created by Claire Sirois of Madawaska. Musical entertainment for the festivities was provided by Paul Saucier of Eagle Lake. The event was made possible with the help of a crew of volunteers.
10 Years Ago — March 17, 2010
Chamber Honors Raymond — The Madawaska Area Chamber of Commerce handed out three awards at its annual dinner last Friday night. Gallant Raymond received the Community Achievement Award. Chamber Director Steve Hughes said Raymond has spent most of his life dedicated to the town of Madawaska. Raymond owned Raymond Motors of Frenchville, a used car dealership that he opened in 1991. He recently retired after owning the business for nearly 20 years