From our Files – Week of March 9, 2022

50 Years Ago — March 9, 1972

   Local girl wins province cup Dawn Pelletier, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Pelletier of Madawaska and a member of the Mont Farlagne Ski Team, won the New Brunswick Cup for Alpine skiing at the meet at Campbellton in March 1972.

She won three trophies, finishing first in the giant slalom, special slalom and in the combined times at Campbellton. Dawn had a total of 150 points for the four competitions, well ahead of the nearest competitor, Ann Bagnall of Fredericton. Linda Guerrette of Edmundston finished fifth in the New Brunswick competition.

25 Years Ago — March 5, 1997

The winner — Musher Don Hibbs of Millinocket and his team took first place in the 1997 Can-Am Crown International 250-mile sled dog race. Hibbs crossed the finish line at 1:09 a.m. Monday, almost an hour before the second-place finisher. Hibbs finished the race in record time, despite some unseasonably warm weather. About 30 race fans met Hibbs at the finish line.

10 Years Ago — March 7, 2012

‘Mountains of empties’ — Nancy Dumond Violette of Van Buren counted another 1,000 bottles in the “mountain of empties” her husband Don brought home, donated by the Van Buren community for the Manes and Tails Scholarship Fund. The bottle drive had been under way for a month and response had been very good, Violette said. Manes and Tails Aroostook is a County nonprofit that seeks to support the growth of special needs people using equine-assisted activities to improve their lives.

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