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From our Files – Week of June 1, 2021

50 Years Ago — June 10, 1971

    Largest class leaves Allagash — Joseph Fox, president of the University of Maine at Fort Kent, was the speaker when the largest class ever to leave Allagash High School graduated Thursday, June 11, 1971. The class consisted of 15 students.

   Fraser donates building to town — Recently Fraser presented to the officials of the Town of Madawaska a deed to the building formerly used as an office for the construction and engineering personnel during their recent expansion program. The building is currently located along the bank of the St. John River. It is of plywood construction and fully insulated and measures 26 feet by 90 feet. The building will be moved by the town and be used for recreational purposes for the youth of Madawaska.

    25 Years Ago — June 5, 1996

First-graders in hard hats — Approximately 70 first-graders from Fort Kent Elementary School visited the site of the new wastewater treatment plant on St. John Road, Thursday, May 30, 1996. Teachers Anne Leblanc, Leola Bouchard, Paula Marquis and a handful of chaperones were on site to listen to Gil Daigle explain the new facility and the plans for construction.

10 Years Ago — June 8, 2011

Madawaska, Grand Isle to vote on consolidation — Madawaska and Grand Isle voters will go to the polls on June 14 and June 20, 2011, respectively, to consider consolidation of their schools, and elimination of state penalties. 

Going to camp — Two Madawaska Elementary sixth-grade students, Desiree Belanger and Zachary Epstein, were selected to attend the Tim Horton summer camp in Kentucky. During their stay, Desiree and Zachary will participate in a wide range of first-class programs and activities designed to increase self-confidence, self-esteem and teach leadership skills that will continue to benefit them for years.

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