From our Files – Week of January 5, 2022

50 Years Ago — Jan. 6, 1972

   Eagle Lake baby first at Fort Kent Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Boutot of Eagle Lake were the proud parents of the first baby, a boy, born at Peoples Benevolent Hospital in Fort Kent in 1972. Arriving on the scene at 2:20 p.m., Jan. 1, the baby weighed in at six pounds and seven ounces. He was delivered by R. Paul Johnson, M.D. 

  Celebrate Silver Anniversary  Mr. and Mrs. Norman J. Albert celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 26, 1972, at their home on East Main Street, Madawaska. Refreshments were served by their three daughters, Noreen, Patricia and Lorraine. The couple was presented with a money purse. All enjoyed dinner at Le Laurier following the get-together.

25 Years Ago — Jan. 1, 1997

25 years of service — Serving the Fort Kent area for 25 years, Phil Roy and his wife, Sandra, owners of Roy Auto Parts, were recently presented a 25-year award from Ken Welch, general manager of NAPA Maine, at the annual marketing conference in Portland. 

10 Years Ago — Jan. 4, 2012

Closed school now for sale — Closed last June in 2011 after 56 years serving the children of the Sinclair area, the Patrick Therriault School is now for sale or lease, due to low student enrollment. The estimated value of the property, including nearly four and a half acres and a two-bay garage, is $84,000, according to information from the state.

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