From our Files – Week of May 4, 2022

50 Years Ago — May 4, 1972

   Entertainments at junior high About 350 seventh and eight grade students were entertained Tuesday afternoon in 1972, during activity period by Paul Gauvin and Georges Johnson, in the Fort Kent Elementary school gym.

Gauvin is a singer and guitar player while Johnston plays the bass guitar. Both are members of the “New Breed,” and are from Moncton, N.B. The band they play in originates in Halifax. They are currently playing at Rita’s Motor Lodge in Edmundston and will return to the Arcadia in June. The group writes and composes its own music.

25 Years Ago — April 23, 1997

Gateway students learn what the flag stands for — The Levasseur-Ferrell Post No. 49 of the American Legion presented a program of “What the American Flag Means to Me” to students in Pre-K through grade six at the Gateway Elementary School. American Legion members Rob Rossignol and Camille Lausier talked to the students about treating the flag with respect and the history of pride that involves the American Flag. At the end of each presentation, the students were presented with a flag or flag clip for their participation.

10 Years Ago — May 2, 2012

Back in business — Between 2,200 and 2,300 visitors went to the Madawaska Multi-Purpose Center over the weekend of April 28-29, 2012, to visit the Top O’Maine Trade Show, according to Madawaska Chamber of Commerce president Mark Epstein. With 55 vendors this year and a total of 80 exhibitors, first-time and return vendors offered information on products and services ranging from apartment complexes to cabinetry, home decor, landscaping, health and beauty, flags, credit unions, and more. “It was a bigger turnout this year,” Epstein said. “A lot of people have already signed up to come back next year.

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