From our Files – Week of April 26, 2021
50 Years Ago — April 29, 1971
Marquis resigns at District High — Romeo Marquis, principat at Van Buren District High School since 1968, submitted his resignation to Superintendent of Schools Charles Tanous and the board of directors of SAD 24 early this week.
Marquis’ resignation was effective as of June 30, 1971. In offering his reasons for resigning, Marquis had this to say: “The overall situation at Van Buren District High School is such that I do not feel that the space, facilities, and flexibility needed to conduct the programs that the students should benefit from are present, and it does not appear that they will be forth-coming.
25 Years Ago — April 24, 1996
Star to appear at trade show — Alexander Walters, who portrays the character of Mark Kasnoff on the CBS Daytime Drama, “As The World Turns” will make two appearances at the seventh annual Top O’ Maine Trade Show, planned for April 27 and 28, 1996 in Madawaska. On television, Walters has appeared on “The Young and the Restless” and the primetime series “Married With Children”. He was also a regular on the Canadian series “He Shoot, He Scores.”
St. Patrick’s King And Queen — Ruth Hanna and Sylvio Belanger were crowned Queen and King for 1996 at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Sunday, March 17, 1996 at Franciscan Home in Eagle Lake. About 60 people took part in the celebration including residents along with family and friends.
10 Years Ago — April 27, 2011
Paper please — St. Francis Elementary School recently participated in a project for Earth Day. Students decorated paper bags that were donated by Paradis Shop ‘n Save, and decorated them with environmentally friendly messages and pictures. The bags were returned and distributed to customers on Earth Day instead of using plastic bags. The Earth Day project was based on an online project, earthdaybags.org.