From our Files – Week of February 23, 2022

50 Years Ago — Feb. 24, 1972

   Madawaska man opens new woodwork operations Leo James Morin, a native of Madawaska, returned to his hometown after a 19-year absence to open up a woodwork shop on East Main Street situated near the Municipal Garage, specializing in custom-built cabinets and formica craftsmanship.

Morin also operates another business enterprise, Leo’s Kitchen and Stair Corp., in New Britain, Connecticut. Leo also maintains real estate interests in Connecticut, Louisiana, central and northern Maine.

25 Years Ago — Feb. 19, 1997

Maine Guard family unites for country — Michael Bresett of Van Buren and three other members of that family joined the Maine Army National Guard during a ceremony in Portland Jan. 30, 1997. Bresett’s two sons, Joshua and Michael II, and son-in-law Michael Stanco were also sworn in as the largest family in memory to join the Maine National Guard at one time.

10 Years Ago — Feb. 22, 2012

Madawaska’s Students of the Month — The Madawaska Middle High School has named two students as January 2012 Students of the Month. They are Desiree Belanger, grade 7, and Aspen Cote, grade 8. These students were nominated because their peers and teachers believe they are constant positive influences in their school community, among other characteristics.

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