From our Files – Week of July 13, 2021

50 Years Ago — July 15, 1971

    20-minute fish fight — Mrs. Camille Labbe of Meadow Lane caught an 8-pound, 2-ounce landlocked salmon July 2, 1971, with live bait at Square Lake.

Mrs. Labbe played with the prize catch for 20 minutes before landing it. The Fort Kent angler qualified for membership in “The One That Didn’t Get Away Club.” Her membership card was certified by Warden John Crabtree. The salmon measured 27-1/2 inches in length and had a 15-inch girth.

   Students in SAD 27 holding NYC summer jobs — Eighty students in SAD 27 are currently enrolled in the Neighborhood Youth Corps this summer, it was announced this week by Donald Dumond, local project director. This program is intended for students of low income families to serve as an incentive to continue their education. 

    25 Years Ago — July 17, 1996

Bridge needs repair, and will not be receiving attention for two years — The so-called Fort Kent Mills bridge, with visible evidence of disrepair, will not receive any attention for at least another two years. According to Norman Baker, an engineer with the bridge maintenance division in Augusta, the bridge, which is one of only two bridges crossing the Fish River in Fort Kent, will not even be eligible for repairs until the summer of 1998.

10 Years Ago — July 20, 2011

Ceremony marked the opening of the boat launch — The grand opening ceremony for the new Frenchville Public Boat Launch facility on Rt. 1 took place on July 28, 2011. Officials from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, including Commissioner Chandler Woodcock, who was present.

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