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From our Files – Week of November 23, 2020

50 Years Ago — Nov. 25, 1970

    A nearly 300-pound prize — June Gerard of Madawaska, who has been pretty lucky at sports lately (he holds a .750 winning percentage in the TIMES professional football forecasts), showed he also has it on hunting trips.

The deer he shot in the Estcourt area tipped the scales at nearly 300 pounds. Come to think of it, his party was a little lucky too, as of the eight hunters who made the trip, they got seven deer.

All students “stay after school” — Students at the high school building stayed after classes for about an hour last Friday. They had to make up lost time when the building was cleared following a bomb scare. “And the policy of having students make up lost time due to such threats will continue in the future,” cautioned Superintendent John Houghton. “This means coming to school on Saturday if necessary.” Also showing grave concern about the scare was Police Chief Lou Daigle, who said that violators, if caught, will be prosecuted as dictated by law, and to the maximum degree.

25 Years Ago — Nov. 29, 1995

Optimist of the Year  — Joey Dufour, has been selected as the Madawaska Optimist Club Optimist of the year. Dufour was selected because of his participation in a variety of club projects throughout the year. Club president Brian Bouley handed Dufour his plaque.

Valley round robin cancelled  — The annual school basketball round robin for valley boys’ and girls’ teams has been cancelled this year. One school official said that the coaches thought it was a waste of time.

10 Years Ago — Dec. 1, 2010

 New webcam installed — The town of Madawaska installed its first town webcam last week. The HD quality camera was installed at the Four Seasons lodge, and is part of a donation made by Dave and Sandy Perloff, a philanthropist couple from California and Maine. The new webcam will take photos of the start of the cross-country trails, as well as the corner of the lodge and the landscape of Lausier Field off 11th Avenue.

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