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.

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