From our Files – Week of November 2, 2020
50 Years Ago — Nov. 5, 1970
Good shot, Neil — Neil Ouellette of Madawaska takes great pride in this 30-30 rifle that downed the beautiful 120-pound doe. He had owned the rifle for 20 years and had brought home 18 deer. The doe was bagged on Kelly Road along the St. John River up at Allagash.
Don’t drop it — After winning the fall cucumber contest with his enormous cucumbers, Tony Ezzy of Van Buren offered a challenge to Valley residents to top his huge cabbage. Ezzy’s cabbage weighed in at 12 1/2 pounds and measured 16 inches across the top. When asked if he had any special secrets for his success in gardening, Ezzy said that he used almost no fertilizers, but gardened with organic material and methods.
25 Years Ago — Nov. 8, 1995
Moose hunt ends — Maine’s 1995 moose hunting season ended Oct. 7 with 1,272 moose being registered at 13 check stations around Maine from Wesley to Eagle Lake. When the final figures are in the hunter success ratio was expected to be well over 90 percent.This year’s hunters, who received hunting permits through the annual moose lottery, were allotted 1,400 permits.
Mother Nature weaves her winter blanket — Jack Frost is definitely starting to nip at our noses as winter once again returns to the Valley. Time to dig out all those things that mean winter. It won’t be long before we see turkey and Christmas trees, skiing and sledding and the list goes on. With the coming of the cold weather people are reminded to bundle up and drive safely.
10 Years Ago — Nov. 10, 2010
Tim Hortons Opens– Time to line up for doughnuts and double-doubles — the new Tim Hortons restaurant will officially open its doors this weekend, according to franchise co-owner Troy Chamberlain. The new facility will open for business on Main Street either Friday or Saturday. He said that they plan to simply “open the doors, and hope we can take care of our customers and do a good job.” The new Tim Hortons was built in approximately 90 days on the site of a demolished former optometrist’s home and will have 42 seats inside and be open 24 hours, with drive-thru service.