Stories by Jessica Potila

FORT KENT, Maine – June 1, 2023 – Valley Unified students proved multi-talented during an opening night performance of the musical Guys and Dolls at Fox Auditorium on Thursday. (Jessica Potila | St. John Valley Times)
12 months ago

Hot opening night for ‘Guys and Dolls’

FORT KENT, Maine — Opening night was a success when Valley Unified high school students tackled a nearly three-hour production of the Broadway hit musical “Guys and Dolls” on Thursday.

12 months ago

Cub Scouts jump ahead in the ranks

FORT KENT, Maine — Hard work and dedication paid off for some local Cub Scouts who moved up in the ranks this weekend. Cub Scout Pack 189 celebrated a Blue and Gold Ceremony Saturday to recognize the achievements of dozens of youngsters with their eyes on community service and self-betterment. Cubs who earned the rank […]

12 months ago

Madawaska students and other residents clean up their town

MADAWASKA, Maine — Nearly 170 people, including the student body of Madawaska Middle/High School, town employees and Beautification Committee members, gathered under a gloomy northern Maine sky Wednesday to brighten their town with a widespread cleaning effort. “We got rained out but up until then everyone was working hard and honestly the town has a […]

1 year ago

Students to perform Broadway classic ‘Guys and Dolls’

FORT KENT, Maine — Those who have never had the opportunity to attend a Broadway show can have a taste of the experience when Valley Unified drama students perform “Guys and Dolls” at the beginning of June. The long-running musical debuted on Broadway in 1950 and was made into a movie starring Marlon Brando. The […]

1 year ago

Polar Dip brings in $12,000 for Aroostook Special Olympics

SINCLAIR, Maine — Dozens of dippers made a difference for Special Olympians when they raised $12,000 for the Aroostook County branch of the organization at a Polar Dip on Sunday.  The 15th installment of the event took place at Long Lake Sporting Club. Fifty participants traveled from Aroostook County and beyond, with dippers coming from […]

1 year ago

Fort Kent wins first home baseball game of the season

FORT KENT, Maine — The Fort Kent Warrior boys were a hit during their first home baseball game of the season, with a 16-5 win against the Wisdom/Van Buren Pioneers on Wednesday, May 3.  “We have a good returning core of players and some nice young talent,” Warriors coach Jason Nadeau said. Isaiah Martin led […]