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From our Files – Week of April 12, 2021

50 Years Ago — April 15, 1971

    Art award — Louise Bouchard of Fort Kent was one of 139 students from more than 1,000 all over Maine to receive an award from the annual Bangor Daily News art contest.

Louise received her certificate of award from Skip Fairfield of the Bangor Daily News recently at the Bangor Public Library. Louise, age 7, of Fort Kent is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bouchard.

  25 Years Ago — April 10, 1996

School site could become Rite Aid — Madawaska Realty Trust and the Town of Madawaska have entered into an agreement for the sale of the former Evangeline School building. According to the agreement, the buyer wants to develop the site for the use by Rite Aid as a retail pharmacy. The purchase price is $125,000. The agreement is in effect until Sept. 1, 1996. Seven other lots along East Main Street, directly across from the Safety Complex, will also be purchased.

Eggs with eyes — First grade students peered with uncertainty into a sealed aquarium at the Madawaska Elementary School. The students had just listened to a presentation by Gina Jandreau’s fourth graders about the developmental stages of fresh-water salmon. The bottom of the aquarium was covered with tiny orange fish eggs, many with large black eyes visible through the thin membrane of the egg. 

10 Years Ago — April 13, 2011

Dinner concert brought out benefactors, friends — The University of Maine at Fort Kent Foundation raised more than $14,000 at its annual dinner and performance on Saturday evening, April 9, 2011. Proceeds from the fundraising event help support endowed scholarships and investments not budgeted for in the University’s operating budget. 

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