From our Files – Week of August 2, 2021

50 Years Ago — August 5, 1971

    Fraser situation — After four weeks of the strike at Fraser in Madawaska, all remains just about the same — no negotiations or settlement in sight.

Aside from praising the surplus food workers in the area for their help last week, the joint publicity committee of striking locals 365, 262, 247 and 232 had “nothing to say.” Similarly a spokesperson for the company also indicated that there “is nothing to report.” And so the strike goes on, as do the rumors, but neither side wants to risk the balance by giving reports of any kind.

   Eagle Lake’s new church underway  — Construction was slated to begin this week of August 1971 and full details of the new structure will be released by the parish as soon as construction is underway. Sims and Gavel were the architects for the building.

    25 Years Ago — August 7, 1996

Breaking ground — La Vallee Federal Credit Union broke ground recently for its 828-square-foot expansion to include three new offices. According to credit union officials, the new space is “badly needed.” Taking a turn with the shovels were Eddie Plourde, Beurmond Banville and Lucille Castonguay. Expansion completion is slated for Oct. 31, 1996.

10 Years Ago — August 10, 2011

Fishin’ time! — Young Jacob and his pepere Skip Dumais spend some time on a hot and hazy August afternoon fishing at the Van Buren waterfront. The  two weren’t sure they would catch any fish on Saturday, but were planning to have fun anyway.

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