From our Files – Week of November 3, 2021

50 Years Ago — Nov. 4, 1971

   Building in 1972  For those Fort Kenters who have been wondering about the Forest Hill Manor sign, Joseph Bolduc and Anthem Masse said that construction will start next spring in 1972

. The two men are now completing plans for a 72-bed nursing home in Fort Kent. “It was our intention to start this fall, but because of architectural changes in the plans and the lateness in the season, we have decided to wait until next spring to start construction,” said the men. So Forest Manor is slated to be built in 1972.

25 Years Ago — Nov. 6, 1996

Nature’s composters — One thousand red wiggler worms have arrived in Helen Melvin’s second-grade classroom. The Maine Extension Service was on hand to explain the many benefits of worm composting at Dr. Levesque School. In attendance were Zachariah Meisner, Alissa Roy, Amanda Haskins, Julie Collins, Tricia Daigle, Melvin and Charlene Roy.

10 Years Ago — Nov. 9, 2011

SFES students go pumpkin hunting — St. Francis Elementary School students from all grades, took part in a “Pumpkin Hunt and Painting” event sponsored by the SFES Parents Teachers Association in October 2011. The PTA has set a goal for the end of this school year to take all the students to the Bangor Children’s Museum of Science in the spring, and are selling dip mixes, which can be purchased from SFES students

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