From our Files – Week of March 30, 2022

50 Years Ago — March 30, 1972

   Something to brag about Lise Rouleau and Charles Dufour have something to brag about. As a result of a letter-writing lesson in Miss Dyan Gardner’s fifth-grade language arts class at Acadia School, they have received correspondence from two world leaders.

Lise received a personally autographed picture of President Nixon. Charles had written a letter to Pope Paul VI, thanking him for his nomination of Father Albert Long to monsignor in Madawaska. He received a letter from the Holy Father and a personally autographed color photo.

25 Years Ago — March 19, 1997

Largest moose of the 1996 season — Arthur Wardwell, 80, of Albany Township fulfilled his lifetime dream of bagging a moose. Arthur had the distinction of shooting a 1,205-pound moose state record for 1996 during his stay at Gardner’s Sporting Camp in Allagash. Arthur was the subpermittee of his daughter Jane. 

 Dancing with heart – Students, parents and staff at Grand Isle Elementary School got into the swing of things during a line dancing event as part of the school’s Valentine’s Day celebration.

10 Years Ago — March 28, 2012

Main Street buildings burn — Pat Labbe said that it’s too soon to tell whether or not the furniture store his family has run for over three decades in downtown Fort Kent will rebuild. Just days after a fire that destroyed three buildings, including Nadeau’s House of Furniture, Labbe said that furniture business is still open, even if the building is gone. “We’re not dead. We’re still here,” said Pat’s brother Phil in 2012, who together own the furniture store. In another business located behind the furniture store, another brother, Dave, has made room available for a temporary office, and the furniture store can still be reached at the same telephone number, now that a second line has been added inside Dave’s flooring store, Nadeau’s House of Flooring.

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