From our Files – Week of July 27, 2022

50 Years Ago — July 27, 1972

   Cyr was honored at a banquet Raoul Cyr of Madawaska was recognized at a banquet held July 2, 1972, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Close to 200 people attended the Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event honoring Cyr on his retirement as postmaster of the Madawaska Post Office.

25 Years Ago — July 23, 1997

Potato blossom — 1997 Little Miss Madawaska Kayla Shirlee Sinclair was crowned 1997 Little Miss Potato Blossom Monday evening, July 14, 1997, in Fort Fairfield. With 18 entrants, the Little Miss Potato Blossom pageant was the biggest ever. Kayla is the 8 year-old daughter of Paul and Lisa Sinclair of St. Agatha.

Mother of the year – Mrs. Azilda Levesque of Grand Isle was chosen 1997-1998 Mother of the Year on Saturday, July 19, 1997, at the 6:30 p.m. Mass, by the St. Gerard-Mt. Carmel Ladies of St. Anne. Fr. Richard Ouellette officiated.

10 Years Ago — July 25, 2012

Nadeau’s House of Furniture to close in the fall — Pat Labbe said that despite the support of his customers and friends since the fire that destroyed the furniture store that he and his brother Phil own, the family has decided to not build a new structure on the now vacant lot. The business, Nadeau’s House of Furniture, has been operating out of an adjacent warehouse left relatively undamaged in the March fire. The brothers said that the business will no longer continue after this fall. “It was a family decision,” Pat said over the phone on Monday. It was also a very tough decision, both said.The brothers said that the financial investment in doing so was unrealistic. The Labbes’ other brother, Dave, owns Nadeau’s House of Flooring, which was slightly damaged in the fire. He said that his store will remain open.

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