From our Files – Week of December 21, 2022
50 Years Ago — December 21, 1972
Homemakers’ cookbook a success — Chairman Esther Gill has announced that the Madawaska Homemakers’ cookbook has been a fantastic success having sold 410 copies in less than two weeks. The sales represent revenues of over $300 towards the group’s scholarship fund. The Homemakers are considering recording and are in process of determining the size of the order.
25 Years Ago — December 24, 1997
Delaney wins MSAD 33 Geography Bee — Sean Delaney, a MAC-3 student at Dr. Levesque School, won the district-level competition of the National Geography Bee on Dec. 12, 1997 and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. The school-level bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 10th annual National Geography Bee.
Breakfast with Santa — Dozens of kindergarten students recently had breakfast and visited with Jolly Old Saint Nick during a breakfast with Santa at K-Mart Department Store in Madawaska. Each of the children received a special treat from Santa.
10 Years Ago — December 19, 2012
New Brunswick invests in Grey Rock Power Centre — The provincial government is investing $500,000 in the Grey Rock Power Centre, a 70-acre commercial centre on the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation. The $13-million commercial project is located on the First Nation, just off the Trans-Canada Highway, bordering on Edmundston. The province is making the investment through the $200-million Northern New Brunswick Economic Development and Innovation Fund.