From our Files – Week of August 10, 2022

50 Years Ago — August 10, 1972

   Madawaska service league all-stars The Madawaska Service League All-Stars traveled to Presque Isle Aug. 10, 1972, to compete in a single-elimination tournament. The members of the Madawaska team were Andrew Page, Kevin Sirois, Jim Meyers, Mike Lavoie, Don Violette, Tom Guerrette, Mike Morin, Dennis Collins, Darryl Pelletier, Greg Campbell, Jim Hachey, Ron Pratt, Ernie Colemand and Jeff Cyr.

25 Years Ago — August 6, 1997

Forty-six years at MHS and counting — It is rare indeed that a high school can boast that their current coaching staff includes two coaches that have been the only individuals to have coached a particular sport since the school began sponsoring that sport. At Madawaska High School we find just such a situation. March Michaud has been the boys’ varsity soccer coach since the sport’s beginning in 1966. Ed Marshall has been the girls’ varsity soccer coach since its beginning in 1982. 

10 Years Ago — August 8, 2012

Two homes to be demolished — The town of Fort Kent is planning to demolish two houses, located at 58 and 60 East Main St., owned by Gary Theriault of Van Buren and Don Lebel of Fort Kent, respectively. The demolition is part of the ongoing improvements at Riverside Park. Don Guimond, town manager, said that the plan is to demolish the two buildings, one of which is a duplex, this fall to make way for the new entrance to the park, which will be located along what is now Martin Street. Another house located at the far end of Martin Street, once owned by the Picard family, was ruined by the 2008 flood and has since been removed. Guimond said that the town is purchasing the two buildings from the owners as vacant properties and it is not a case of eminent domain.

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