From our Files – Week of July 21, 2021

50 Years Ago — July 22, 1971

    Re-enact first crossing — The river crossing from St. Basile Sunday afternoon highlighted the St. David centennial, which according to its backers was a tremendous success with more than 1,500 people in attendance.

The concelebrated Mass started the day off in the proper spirit of remembering the ancestors who made it all possible. Both luncheon and the chicken stew supper were complete sellouts, according to the backers, and the afternoon sports with both parents and children taking part, as well as the evening dance were all well attended and well received.

   Boys work for Madawaska schools — The Madawaska Youth Corps has a total of 29 boys working for the school department. The boys have been assigned a variety of jobs such as washing windows, classrooms, desks, floors, etc. They have stripped and refinished desks and floors. They are in the process of painting of bookshelves and chairs.

25 Years Ago — July 24, 1996

Lifelong pals — Brian Saucier spends a moment with his grandfather, Albert Saucier, on Saucier’s Eagle Lake wharf. Brian is credited with saving his grandfather’s life following a boating accident on Eagle Lake earlier this month.

10 Years Ago — July 27, 2011

New super — Terry Wood is no stranger to the communities of the St. John Valley. She grew up in Eagle Lake and began her career as an education technician in SAD 27. On July 1, 2011, she took the leadership position at the Madawaska school department, one of the two largest in the valley. Wood was most recently the principal of Eagle Lake Elementary School. 

Family reunions — As part of the 2011 Madawaska Acadian Festival, the Cyr family has been hosting several days of family reunion activities since September of last year.

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