From our Files – Week of November 30, 2022

50 Years Ago — Nov. 30,  1972

    Three brothers in service Mr. and Mrs. Leon Grivois of the Van Buren Road in Limestone have sent word about her three sons, all of whom are in the Armed Forces. Sp/4 Larry Grivois is stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, after serving 13 months in Korea.

Private Milton Grivois did his basic training at Ft. Dix, New Jersey, and is stationed at Indianapolis, Indiana. Lorne Grivois joined the Navy for three years and has completed basic training at the Great Lakes Center in Illinois and is stationed at Newport, Rhode Island.

25 Years Ago — Dec. 3, 1997

Pride of Madawaska marching to Bangor — The Pride of Madawaska has been named marshal of the Bangor Christmas Parade that was held Dec. 6, 1997. As marshal, the band will lead the parade and all festivities through the downtown section of Bangor and culminate it’s Christmas activities with a 20-minute featured performance at Market square. “It’s quite an honor to be selected from all the bands down state and be featured on statewide television,” said Pride Director Tom Pennington. 

10 Years Ago — Nov. 28, 2012 

Smells like success — One of the two production lines in operation last week in 2012 at Evergreen Manufacturing was chugging along with a familiar pop star’s face on the boxes. Due to contractual obligations, Madawaska-based Evergreen Manufacturing cannot confirm publicly all the names of perfumes and colognes it is producing at any given time, but owner Jeff Albert said the company produces fragrances branded with some of today’s top celebrities. Evergreen employed 85 people and handled $50 million in inventory annually; and in 2013, workers processed 10 million bottles, according to Albert.

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