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From our Files – Week of June 8, 2022

50 Years Ago — June 8, 1972

   Musical Nadeaus The “Nadeau Family” of Van Buren will furnish the music for the eighth-grade graduation dance to be held Thursday, June 15, 1972, at the Fort Kent Elementary School gym. The Nadeau Family were the top winners of the amateur hour show held at Fort Kent last month. The Nadeau Family are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nadeau of Van Buren.

    25 Years Ago — June 11, 1997

Talks about the former Ames building ongoing — The former Ames building in Madawaska has been the focus of much planning and contingency planning and now there seems to be a new chapter in the continuing story. Northern Trading Company will use the former department store for storage space of finished and raw product as it tries to make room at one of its plants for new machinery coming from Europe for a new fragrance line. According to Town Manager Arthur Faucher, Northern Trading representatives asked the Madawaska Town Council for permission to use the building for storage. The building and the shopping center it is located in are owned by the town, which purchased the property from its previous owners in an effort to attract Tye-Sil, a Quebec-based printing company which had made clear their intent to come to Madawaska. Since then, however, Tye-Sil has seemed to back away from the project, even suggesting the town feel free to offer the property to other interested parties.

10 Years Ago — June 13, 2012

Mural preview — After 95 hours of work over 15 days, St. Francis-based artist Darren Connors said that his signature on June 9, 2012, marked the completion of the outdoor mural on Market Street in Fort Kent. The mural illustrates the community’s farming heritage. The project site was still shrouded in a wooden frame and plastic, and a final protective coat of clear sealer remains to be applied.

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