From our Files – Week of May 25, 2020
50 Years Ago — May 28, 1970
Frenchville Residents Enjoy Bilingual Sonfest — The Mrs. Germaine Tardif, Alma Cyr, Irene Labrie and Jeannine Tardif, were some of the hostesses when Bailey School students treated some 400 residents of Frenchville to a bilingual songfest recently.
Selections ranged from “Alouette” to “Sounds of Silence.” A sing-along section which had been built into the program proved to be a great success when the audience joined in the singing of well-known folk songs with gusto. Some of the songs even provided a happy background for a bit of fancy footwork.
Golfers Flock To Course On Opening Day — The new Fort Kent Golf Course opened its first full season of play Sunday and ready to tee off was Mrs. Bob Daigle. Some 75 golfers played the course on opening day. Jim Hoyt reported that 95 members were paid up for this season and officials were shooting for a total membership of 200.
25 Years Ago — May 31, 1995
Airline Receives Approval — The new intra state air service, Pine State Airline, will make their first scheduled flights from Frenchville, to Presque Isle, Augusta, Portland and back, Monday, June 5, 1995. Roland Martin, director of operations and CEO of the airline stated, “We have now received our certification of approval from the department of transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration. Martin, in 1978, conducted interstate air transportation when he began Valley Airlines, which was later sold to the Bar Harbor Airlines in 1986.
Mother Of The Year — Bernice Ouellette of Fort Kent was crowned the 1995 Mother of the Year by Doris Boucher, who was the 1994 Mother of the Year, at the annual Ladies of St. Anne dinner. Ouellette is the mother of nine children.
10 Years Ago — June 2, 2010
‘Young Retailer Of The Year — North American Retail Hardware Association has named Justin Dubois, general manager of Quigley’s Building Supply on Main Street, as one of the home improvement industry’s eight Young Retailers of the Year. Dubois was selected as one of the industry’s “brightest young prospects” in the national recognition program that honors outstanding achievement by home improvement retailers age 35 and younger from throughout the United States and Canada.