From our Files – January 19, 2022

50 Years Ago — Jan. 20, 1972

   Physicals for Head Start children Head Start students at the Fort Kent center recently received physical examinations at the office of Dr. Rod Albert in town. March Michaud with Anne Paradis, R.N., and his mother Mrs. Paul Emile Michaud, was present. All children were present with their parents and staff for the physicals.

25 Years Ago — Jan. 15, 1997

First baby of the year — Chantal Genette Dumais was held by her mother, Stacy Dumais of Van Buren. Chantal was born Jan. 1 at 9 a.m. at Cary Medical Center and weighed 5 lbs. 5 oz. Her grandparents are Nelson and Guilda Dumais of Van Buren.

Outstanding – KC members were awarded certificates at a recent monthly meeting. Those receiving awards were Cliff Paradis receiving merit for his cooking of the monthly meals; Bob Beaulieu, receiving November Knight of the Month award; Jim Pelletier, awarded a certificate of merit; Nelson Jandreau, receiving December Knight of the Month award; Jim Cyr and Joey Dufour, receiving certificates of merit for the Christmas Raffle Project. 

10 Years Ago — Jan. 18, 2012

Van Buren port still on schedule — Construction of the new United States port of entry facilities in Van Buren is on schedule, according to port director Patricia Scull, who said traffic flow through the existing checkpoint has been going smoothly, although final details on the transition to the new facility later this year in 2012, have not been finalized. On June 15, 2011, builders broke ground on the $45 million project, funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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