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From our Files – Week of March 16, 2020

50 Years Ago — March 19, 1970

  Fort Kent boys wrestle way to state crown — Fort Kent Community High School won the high school state class B wrestling meet sponsored by the State Principals Association held Saturday, March 14 at Gardner Area High School.

The Fort Kent team played five out of 12 wrestlers in the final matches and took the meet with a total of 76 points.

Headstart takes to snow — Thirty-two Van Buren Headstart children had a wonderful experience a week ago Tuesday at a snowmobile party. Four machines were on hand to treat the children. Members of the Headstart staff and mothers participating were Mrs. Ralph Lajoie, Donald Cyr, George King Ronald Martin, Adrien Belanger, Andre Castonguay, Russell Rossignol and Shirley Violette. Following the rides, dinner was served at St. Joseph’s parish hall in Hamlin by Mrs. Sam Parent.

 25 Years Ago — March 22, 1995

Hebert celebrates 102nd birthday — Willie Hebert of Madawaska was 102 years old Saturday, March 18, 1995. Friends and family members gathered at the High View Manor in Madawaska, where Hebert has been residing for several years, to mark the occasion. He was a farmer and Fraser employee until his retirement. He was married twice, has two children, seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Hebert is known for his sense of humor and Charlemagne playing. 

Lagasse crowned Miss Greater Van Buren  — Robin Lagasse was crowned the new 1995 Miss Greater Van Buren on March 4, 1995. She is an 18-year old senior at VBDSS. Lagasse entertained the crowd with a dance routine to the song, “Living in America”. 

10 Years Ago — March 24,  2010

LePage takes County caucus — Waterville Mayor Paul LePage gained the support needed at the four Aroostook County GOP straw polls to be declared the overall winner of the Aroostook County Republican Caucuses. The polls included only registered Republicans and resulted in a 46% vote in favor of the LePage campaign.

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