From Our Files – Week of November 16, 2020
50 Years Ago — Nov. 19, 1970
More than 300 take hospital tour — More than 300 attended the grand tour and smorgasbord at People’s Benevolent Hospital on Sunday. The event was sponsored by the Fort Kent Ladies’ Hospital Guild.
Guild officials presented a total sum of $1,650 to Sr. Madeleine, hospital administrator. Proceeds were donated to the hospital by the ladies guild to purchase hospital equipment for the new addition. Dr. R. Paul Johnson conducted the tour and explained to visitors the new rooms.
Lack of orders closes mill — Fraser Companies Ltd. of Edmundston announced that their Atholville pulp operation will shut down Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1970. This shut-down is necessitated by a lack of orders resulting from the overall slowdown which exists in the pulp and paper industry. Operations will be resumed when market conditions permit.
25 Years Ago — Nov. 22, 1995
Sixty years — The St. Thomas Daughters of Isabella, Circle 546, recently installed new officers and recognized their members who have been with the organization for several decades. Evelyn Dufour has been with Daughters of Isabella for 60 years.
A favorite son — Although stressing that he serves the entire diocese of Portland, Michael Cote said he is aware that some Franco-Americans consider him a “favorite son.” Auxiliary Bishop Cote said in Fort Kent Monday he is very proud of his Franco-American heritage and the values that he grew up with. His knowledge of French has served him well throughout his life, said the auxiliary bishop, especially in his travels in Europe.
10 Years Ago — Nov. 24, 2010
Ready for sledding — The Four Seasons Trail Association in Madawaska recently upgraded its sledding area. The slide now has berms on both sides making it safer for sledding. The height of the hill has also been increased to make it better for longer rides. Ed Pelletier and Sons donated 35 loads of fill and several hours of bulldozer time to complete this project. The slide is expected to be smoother and faster as it is now accessible by the lodge groomer with these upgrades.