From our Files – Week of April 20, 2020
50 Years Ago — April 23, 1970
Headstart has sweet visit — Van Buren Headstart children sampled maple sugar on an outing they took recently to Caron’s Maple Sugar Camp at St. Quentin, N.B. last Thursday.
Before getting to sample the syrup, the children watched sap being boiled into candy and then took a nature walk, trying their skills at walking on snowshoes.
Part of Pleasant Street due for “facelifting” — The State Highway Commission is planning the reconstruction and possible relocation of a portion of State Route 11 (Pleasant Street) beginning about one mile south of the intersection of U.S. Route 1 on Pleasant Street, at a recently improved section, and extending northerly along the street for about one-half mle. Town manager Claude Dumond said the project is slated for this fall but if enough interest is shown at the hearing, it’s possible the project could get underway early this summer.
25 Years Ago — April 26, 1995
Busy Scouts — Members of the Madawaska Girl Scout Troop 216 were busy wrapping 1,500 Easter eggs for the Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Madawaska Recreation Department. Scouts in attendance were Sarah Gervais, Heather Ouellette, Kelly Cyr, Kristen Albert, Leola Cyr, Katlin Dufour, Andrea Dufour, Tracy Gervais and Ann Gervais.
New Eagle Scout — Andy Marquis of Frenchville Boy Scout Troop 270 has attained the rank of Eagle. He is the 18-year old son of Bob and Odette Marquis and has been in scouting for 11 years, beginning as a Tiger Cub. Marquis has earned 29 merit badges and has been a very active member of the troop.
10 Years Ago — April 28, 2010
Twin Rivers recognizes Phil Bechard — At a Fraser employee meeting on April 15, 2010, Phil Bechard, machine tender on No. 8 Paper Machine, was recognized for his contributions in anming Twin Rivers Paper Company, the new specialty papers business that will be created from the Fraser Papers restructuring. Bechard has worked at the mill for over 42 years, since 1968 and was one of the original employees selected to work on No. 8 paper machine when it was built in 1969.