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From our Files – Week of September 28, 2022

50 Years Ago — Sept. 28, 1972

    Building bridges  Work on the $1.5 million international bridge project between Van Buren and St. Leonard has been progressing according to schedule. The cement work on the upper structure of the bridge started in early September 1972 and continued for about two weeks.

According to a Cianbro Corp. spokesman, work on the bridge will be completed around the end of the month, at which time the span will be opened for traffic.

25 Years Ago — Oct. 1, 1997

40 years — Verna Cyr was recently recognized for 40 years of service as cook for the Good Shepherd Sisters in Van Buren. A special banquet was held in her honor at the convent. Among the 60 guests were Sister Yvette, Sister Bernardine Doucette, Sister Theresa Rounds, Sister Dorina Chasse, Sister Georganne Doucette and Sister Aline Madore.

10 Years Ago — Sept. 26, 2012

Local bags one of Valley’s first moose — It did not take Dave Lee of Madawaska very long to harvest a bull moose during this year’s opening week. Lee said he got this 730-pound bull moose at 6:30 a.m. in the Madawaska Lake area. With the help of some friends, and three hours of work, he was able to finally get the moose and its 40-inch rack into his truck and get it tagged in New Sweden. The first moose tagged at Quigley’s in Fort Kent was at 7:30 a.m. and weighed 648 pounds. Megan Thornton, a 13-year-old girl from Woodland, brought in a 509-pound bull at 7:45 a.m. at Northstar Variety in New Sweden.

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