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From our Files – Week of December 1, 2020

50 Years Ago — Dec. 3, 1970

    Good shot, Herb — Herby Gervais of Madawaska, made it just under the wire when he brought down his doe last Saturday. He smiled proudly at the 159-pound field-dressed deer that he shot at area 106 near Escourt on the last day of hunting season

Spud car of future — Valley potato growers had a chance to take a look at the future last week when Lucien Bouchard of upper Frenchville, a foundation seed grower, loaded up a bulk shipment of potatoes in the first Conditionaire car ever to come to the Valley. In fact this is only the second time the Conditionaire car has been used in the state of Maine, as it made one trip to the Mapleton area last year. One of 51 such cars owned by ACF Industries of St. Charles, Missouri, the Conditionaire will hold 184,000 pounds of potatoes, or approximately 1,100 barrels.

25 Years Ago — Dec. 6, 1995

Christmas creche  — A dozen dedicated Madawaska Knights of Columbus braved blizzard conditions and very cold weather Saturday to carry on an annual tradition that began in Madawaska in 1984: the installation of the creche in front of St. Thomas Aquinas Church.The project has been chaired for many years by Cliff Ouellette. The committee members were Ron Pelletier, Claude Dufour, Henry Michaud Lucien Cyr, Eldridge Levesque, Maurice Dumont, Roland Levesque, Felix Lavoie, Lloyd Tardif and Publicity Chairman Roger Dufour.

10 Years Ago — Dec. 8, 2010

 Not all hunters have pickups — Dustin Guerrette, 17, of St. Agatha was quite a sight as he brought home the deer he bagged in the trunk of his car. He shot the deer “in the woods” on Saturday, Nov. 27. He arrived at his favored spot at 6 a.m. and at 6:45 the deer came walking out of the woods, he said.

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