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From our Files – Week of July 13, 2020

50 Years Ago — July 16, 1970

    Fort Kent star pitcher tries out for Red Sox — Glen Lamarre, star left-hand pitcher for Fort Kent High, has received another tryout offer, this time with the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox are having a school for tryouts on July 17, 1970, at Capital Park in Augusta.

Glen will participate in the school. The Red Sox invitation was sent by scout Al Grover. Last week Glen attended the Philadelphia Phillies tryout school at Cape Elizabeth.

One will preside over state firefighters convention — One of five beauties will preside over the annual state firefighters convention in Madawaska, September 11-12, 1970. Seven girls have entered the contest to become queen of Madawaska’s Fire Department.  The girls are: Susan Daigle, Rita Guerrette, Edmund Guerrette, Maureen Garon and Mildred Dionne.

 25 Years Ago — July 19, 1995

Vollmann receives silver medals — J.J. Vollmann, a 13-year old martial artist, received two silver medals at the United States Junior Olympic Taekwondo Championships which were held in Los Angeles, Calif., July 5 through 8, 1995. The young martial artist had qualified for the national event by placing first in fighting and third in forms at two Florida Championship events. Vollmann is the son of John and Marian Vollmann of Dania, Fla. and Madawaska.

Dumont says “goodbye” to UMFK campus — University of Maine at Fort Kent President Dr. Richard Dumont has announced he will step down from that position, effective June 30, 1995.  Dumont cited several reasons leading to his decision, among them, the belief that “there is an optimum number of years for every presidency and for me, that number has been reached. Dumont came to UMFK in 1988 as vice president for academic affairs.

10 Years Ago — July 21, 2010

State to close Patrick Therriault School — Parents in Sinclair have one year to make alternate plans for their Pre-K to Grade 6 children’s education: they’ve just been advised that the 91-year old school will close its doors next June due to low enrollment. A letter was sent out from Angela Faherty, acting commissioner of Education in the Unorganized Territory, advising them of the decision to move forward with the closure at the 2010-2011 school year due to enrollment.

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