From our Files – Week of August 17, 2022

50 Years Ago — August 17, 1972

   Going, going, gone McDonald’s Site — The Picard house on the corner of Main and Mill streets literally bit the dust last week in 1972, to make way for the McDonald’s hamburger establishment that will be under construction soon.

25 Years Ago — August 13, 1997

Sisters are finalists in Miss Maine Pageant — Brittany Levesque, 7, and Alecia Levesque, 10, daughters of Todd and Lori Levesque, have been selected as finalists in 1997 Miss Maine National PreTeen Pageant to be held in Bangor. Their hobbies include dancing, singing and sports.

10 Years Ago — August 15, 2012

Visitors reel in muskie and ployes in Fort Kent — At this weekend’s Fort Kent Muskie Derby, in 2012, Curtis Dionne placed first in the youth division with a 43-⅜-inch, 22-pound muskie. His fish turned out to be the largest caught overall in the derby this year. Curtis is the son of Jim Dionne of Grand Isle, and Janice Dionne of Madawaska. Fort Kent also hosted its annual Ploye Festival.

Eagle Lake girl ties her own flies – Isabella Saxon of Eagle Lake, caught a salmon Aug. 9, 2012 while fishing with her father, Eric Saxon. Isabella, who will be 7 on Aug. 15, has been fishing since she could walk. She started with a Barbie pole and a plastic fish, and bagged her first brook trout at age 2. She also ties her own flies and “seems like a natural,” her father said.

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