From Our Files

50 Years Ago — Nov. 18, 1971

   Albert was given a gold hat  Alcide Albert employed in the Field Service Force at the Fraser Mill in Madawaska, received the Gold Hat Award from Emilien Pelletier, plant engineer. On Oct. 20, 1971, Albert was struck by a piece of 2-by-4 that fell from above. The force of impact was enough to break his safety hat but did not injure him. The Gold Hat is awarded when a man’s life is saved because he was wearing a safety hat.

      25 Years Ago — Nov. 13, 1996

Mock election results — Bea Ouellette and some students at Dr. Levesque School conducted the “mock election” for all students and staff. Students were involved with many activities such as putting together a school bulletin board, discussing the various issues, meeting local candidates and finally taking part in the “mock election.” Results of the mock election gave Bill Clinton the presidency of the United States, and Joseph Brennan a senator’s seat in Congress. Baldacci and Paradis also came out as victors.

10 Years Ago — Nov. 23, 2011

Valley residents celebrate the holiday by helping others — Volunteer drivers with the Greater Fort Kent Ecumencial Food Pantry delivered more than 90 boxes of Thanksgiving food items to homes throughout Fort Kent and surrounding communities on Saturday in 2011. Families ranging in size from one to eight people received a frozen turkey along with vegetables and all the trimmings, as well as a pumpkin pie for dessert. The special Thanksgiving project was coordinated by Leslie Kelly and included volunteers from the community as well as the local Boy Scout troop.

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