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From our Files – Week of October 26, 2020

50 Years Ago — Oct. 29, 1970

    2,000 dinners served — More than 2,000 dinners were served at Van Buren District High School on National School Lunch Day that was observed Oct. 21, 1970, in SAD 24. Several girls in home economics helped the regular staff serve the lunch to both parents and students.

New bishop consecrated — Msgr. Fernand Lacroix, CJM, was consecrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception a week ago Tuesday afternoon. Msgr. Norbert Robichaud, Archbishop of Moncton, performed the ceremony. The Rev. Enoil Theriault, priest of St. Jean Baptiste, was also present.

25 Years Ago — Nov. 1, 1995

Old graders never die  — Lucien Cyr of Madawaska stood atop the grader that the town so generously offered to do the level on the rear slope of the K. of C. Hall. Cyr, being an old hand at this sort of work, offered his expertise to do the grading prior to the laying of hottop. The Knights are fortunate in having these types of volunteers who end up saving the local organization many dollars that otherwise would have resulted in expensive labor costs.

10 Years Ago — Nov.  3, 2010

 Path to restoration — A group of dedicated historians are working hard to ensure that a local historical site, built in 1909 and still an important part of the community, may finally see a full restoration. The historic St. John Catholic Church in St. John, a town of about 280, had its pews, walls, window frames and floors repaired and painted by volunteers putting in hundreds of hours of labor. The church was declared a National Historic Site by the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 28, 2003.

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