From our Files – Week of December 29, 2021

50 Years Ago — Dec. 30, 1971

   Jobs scarce for SAD 24 students Wayne Miller, director of guidance at Van Buren District High School, says that lack of available part-time work is one of the major problems facing a large portion of the school’s 630 students.

He said that the scarcity of jobs in Van Buren has created a crisis situation not only for those students hoping to further their education but for students who need work to instill and fortify a sense of self-respect.

  Violette took highs in bowling  Romeo Violette toppled 128 pins for Christmas weekly high single and 452 for high four in the Men’s League last week in 1971. Montgomery Ward grabbed both team high singles with 723 and high four with 2796. In averages, Aldeo Berube leads with 118.18, followed by Lou Gagnon with 112.17, Romeo Violette with 111.32, Peg St. Germain with 110.3 and Armand Morrow with 108.13.

25 Years Ago — Dec. 25, 1996

Deer season one of safest seasons on record — Despite a waterfowling fatality in October of 1996, Maine’s 1996 deer hunting season turned out to be the second safest season on record. This is only the second time since 1940 that Maine enjoyed a single-digit injury rate during the deer season. According to Maine Fish and Wildlife Officer Gary Anderson, there were eight hunting-related shooting incidents during the fall hunt. 

10 Years Ago — Dec. 28, 2011

Historical museum featured in Echoes — Rose Libby’s photograph of the Musee culturel du Mont-Carmel accompanied a story this month in Echoes magazine by Shannon Butler, the 2011 Echoes intern, who interviewed the museum’s curator Don Cyr on the museum’s history and replacement of the angels atop the cathedral. The story and photos appeared in Issue 95, released Dec. 20, 2011. Libby is from St. Francis.

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