From our Files – Week of November 2, 2022

50 Years Ago — Nov. 2,  1972

    Fort Kent girls named outstanding English students  Miss Brenda Flanagan and Miss Nancy Etscovitz of Fort Kent Community High School have been cited as two of the outstanding high school students of English in the country.

The National Council of Teachers of English named them as 1972 winners in its annual Achievement Awards competition. The school nominated the two to represent Fort Kent Community High School. The school was allotted one entry from the junior class for every 500 students in the school enrollment.

25 Years Ago — Nov. 5, 1997

MHS class of 1997: Where are they now? — Madawaska High School Class of 1997 graduated 71 students. That fall the guidance department of the high school conducted its annual follow-up survey of the class. Nine people, or 13 percent, went from high school directly into the labor market. The number of students who went on to some sort of post-secondary education and training numbered 47, or 66 percent. Twenty-nine, or 41 percent, went on to a four-year college. Eighteen, or 25 percent, went on to a three-year, two-year or vocational program. Finally, eight, or 11 percent, of the Class of ‘97 enlisted in the armed forces.

10 Years Ago — Oct. 31, 2012 

High hives may predict high snow — The beehive is larger than a basketball and constructed unusually high, according to Dwayne Kilcollins of Cross Lake. Using a 25-foot tape measure, Kilcollins measured the height of the hive and found it to be at least 30 feet from the ground. The last time he saw a high hive such as this was the fall just before a record snowfall winter. “The old prediction was that the higher the hive, the more snow we will have. Might be a good winter to spend in Florida,” Kilcollins said.

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