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From our Files – Week of May 12, 2021

50 Years Ago — May 13, 1971

    Knows math — Ronnie Morneault, of Madawaska, moved into the semi-finals in the Maine state mathematics fair in Orono last Saturday, May 7, 1971 with his project on Egyptian hieroglyphic numerals.

Ronnie had been a finalist in the math fair at Acadia School recently when children in grades 5 and 6 participated in elimination to see who would go to the regional fair in Presque Isle. Besides Ronnie, others going to the regionals were Susan Desjardins, Claude Sirois, Michael A. Daigle, Michael F. Daigle, Louise Trudelle, Richard Dionne, from grade 6; Mary Ann Cyr, Karen Deprey and Andre Leclair from grade 5.

   Fire damages Riviera Lanes — A grass fire which got out of control, caused considerable damage to Riviera Lanes in Edmundston, New Brunswick The owner, Dr. D.J. Albert, estimated damage at $35,000 to $40,000. Riviera manager, Mario Albert, was in charge of clean-up operations and the fire spread quickly and destroyed a shed containing a bull-loader, tractor and skidoo. There was extensive smoke and water damage to the main building. Two alleys were water soaked but the other 14 alleys were unharmed.

    25 Years Ago — May 8, 1996

Faucher chosen teacher of the month — A Madawaska High School science teacher has been chosen by her pupils as the Madawaska School Department Teacher of the Month. Gisele Faucher, a 10-year veteran of the department, teaches chemistry, advanced chemistry and anatomy and physiology in addition to chairing the science department. A native of Grand Isle, Faucher said she was attracted to education “for a variety of reasons.” She said, “I’ve always enjoyed going to school and learning, especially in the subject of science.

10 Years Ago — May 11, 2011

Eno wins winter photo contest — Don Eno of Wallagrass has been chosen as the overall winner of the Aroostook County Tourism winter photo contest for his photo of a scenic sunrise over a snow covered field in Wallagrass. Other category winners include Lori Prosser of Houlton, Michael Gudreau of Presque Isle, Gene Cyr of Washburn and Tracey Ackerson of Woodland. All entries were available to view on the website at

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