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From Our Files – October 5

New potatoes are on sale at a number of roadside stands throughout the St. John Valley. This is a tradition that dates back several generations.

Valley happenings since 1957

50 Years Ago –  October 6, 1966

Vacation’s over – Paul R. Kelly, superintendent of schools for S.A.D. 27, announced that all schools in his district will reopen Monday, October 10, following a 3 and one half weeks of potato vacation.

Crashes on “last flight” – Eudo Cormier, 71, was on his “last flight” when his plane crashed Thursday morning in the Long Lake lagoon near the Sinclair thoroughfare. Cormier, who has been flying for years, was headed to Van Buren from his camp on Long Lake to stow his plane away for the last time when it crashed in about four feet of water and was a total loss. Sylvio Martin, an eyewitness, helped him from the crash and Cormier was taken to the Van Buren Hospital where he was treated for face cuts and a neck injury. He was released on Saturday.

25 Years Ago – October 2, 1991

Viewer’s choice – Kate Albert of Madawaska was the winner of the Viewer’s Choice Award for small-sized quilts in the Crown of Maine Quilt Show at the Presque Isle Recreation Center. Her work is titled, “Valentine.”

Special presentation – Prior to a recent boys’ soccer game between the Fort Kent warriors and Madawaska Owls, a special presentation was made to Chris Lausier for his generosity in donating $900 towards the purchase of new soccer uniforms for the boys’ soccer team. Making the presentation to Lausier was Jim Marquis, principal of Fort Kent Community High School.

10 Years Ago – October 4, 2006

Best children’s float – The Senior High Youth Ministry of Cluster 1 won recognition for their float, “Best Children’s Entry”, in the recent Scarecrow Festival Parade. Their effort was coordinated by Norma Landry. Carolyn Bouchard, Youth Ministry director, who is very pleased by the award said, “We have a very committed group of Catholic teens involved in our program.”

Friendly gesture – Joshua Pelletier of Fort Kent was one of the three lucky winners of the Rally in the Valley’s door prize of a brand new bicycle. When Joshua’s mom told him he had won, his first response was, “Yes, now I can give it to Jacob.” He was talking of his best friend, Jacob Tardif, also of Fort Kent. The boys have been best friends since they were 4 years old.

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