From our Files – Week of October 12, 2022

50 Years Ago — Oct. 12,  1972

    Hope for local employment office  A note of optimism entered the picture concerning the possible closing of the Madawaska and Houlton Maine Employment Security Offices.

James Schoenthaler, chairman of the Maine Employment Security Commission, has said that the initial directive to close the offices at the end of October 1972, has been changed so that they may remain operative until further notice is given. The final decision was expected to be announced in the near future.

25 Years Ago — Oct. 15, 1997

Hat trick — Troy Cyr, 10, of Madawaska, had a day to remember last week when he experienced a trio of firsts. At 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1997, while on his first hunting trip as a successful Maine moose permit applicant, he brought down his first moose. The fifth-grader used a 308 Browning to bag the 510-pound bull moose near Madawaska Lake. 

No. 1 – After a two-year experiment at the Edmundston Golf Club of having the former No. 1 tee become the No. 10, the members of the club overwhelmingly voted to return the tees to their original order. So, in 1998, the tee will once again become the No. 1 tee.

10 Years Ago — Oct. 10, 2012 

Lifetime of selling gas and fixing cars — Chanel Bouchard has owned and operated his business for almost 60 years, and he will tell you it has been a joy. “I look forward to working each morning,” said the 82-year old last week, while sitting at a desk at Chanel’s Service, just off Main Street. However, change has come to the lawn equipment sales and service business Bouchard began so many years ago. Bouchard sold the business, and that means he is no longer the boss. But it does not mean he will stop going to work. Rodney Soucy of Van Buren officially became the new owner of Chanel’s Service on Sept. 21, 2012.

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