From our Files – Week of September 14, 2022

50 Years Ago — Sept. 14, 1972

    Sister leaves Valley  After having served as a teacher of French for the past six years, Sr. Dolores Pelletier has left the Valley to prepare for a new form of service within the church.

Sr. Dolores was presently enrolled at Webster College and Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, where a program in pastoral ministry was being offered. The course of studies leads to an MAT in religious studies. Sr. Dolores hopes to direct her efforts towards “finding meaningful ways of proclaiming the Good News of Christ to today’s alienated world.” She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Pelletier of Daigle.

25 Years Ago — Sept. 17, 1997

A promise kept — Paul Ambeau Jr. recently completed the “four corners” motorcycle route in Madawaska by way of Blaine, Washington; California; and Key West, Fla., in 10 days. The cyclist undertook the adventure in memory of his late father, Paul Ambeau Sr., deputy sheriff in Connecticut. From the Valley, Ambeau was on his way to State Line Park in Connecticut to present his father’s badge to his Uncle Jerry Ambeau. Three decades ago as a youngster, the two exchanged a promise for his return to the East Coast by motorcycle. Ambeau, a resident of Homedale, Idaho, completed the trip on his 1989 FLHS Harley Davidson.

10 Years Ago — Sept. 12, 2012

Richard A. Cyr named president of state firefighter federation — Richard A. Cyr, a 45-year member of the Madawaska Fire Department, captured another two-year term as president of the Maine State Federation of Firefighters while attending the 49th anniversary of the federation at a convention in Freeport over the weekend. Cyr has been an officer of the organization, serving as the president, for 19 years, and has been a member of the organization for 42 years. Cyr was running against another firefighter, Alex McPhedran of Readfield.

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