From Our Files – Week of September 2, 2020
50 Years Ago — Sept. 3, 1970
First Mass — A special reception was held for the Rev. George J. Dufour a week ago in Sinclair after he performed his first Mass in the area for over 100 relatives and friends. The Rev. Dufour, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dufour, formerly of St. Agatha, was ordained May 23 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston.
25 new nurses — Twenty-five nurses received their diplomas at the graduation exercises of Edmundston Regional Hospital School of Nursing held at the Education Centre Sunday, Aug. 30, 1970, under the patronage of hospital director Emile Leblanc. Normand Clavet was master of ceremonies.
25 Years Ago — Sept. 6, 1995
Harvest time — Believe it or not, Omer Cyr of St. David, owner of Cyr Potato Corp., has already been harvesting as of last Wednesday, August 30, 1995. “The potatoes are plentiful and are really nice,” says Cyr. He has already delivered five truck loads to New York.
Madawaska Citizen Of The Year — Lucille Cray, was honored and recognized by the Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce Directors at their annual picnic. Cray was recently named the first Madawaska Citizen of the Year in many years. The announcement had been made at an Up With People performance in Madawaska a few weeks ago.
10 Years Ago — Sept. 8, 2010
Extreme heat sends students home — Madawaska Superintendent Todd LeRoy said he has never closed school for a heat day in his life. However, here in Madawaska — the most northern school district in Maine — he made that call last Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, to send students home early due to the heat. Due to temperatures reaching the 90s across the Valley, the Madawaska Middle/High School and the Madawaska Elementary School both closed at 1 p.m. SAD 27/SAD 10 also sent students home early that day.