From our Files – Week of March 22, 2023

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50 Years Ago — March 22, 1973

    About news reporting — Beurmond Banville, newspaper reporter and St. John Valley bureau chief for the Bangor Daily News, spoke to Mrs. Theresa Dumond’s fifth-grade reading class on news reporting at Fort Kent Elementary School, in March of 1973.

Banville outlined the job of a news reporter in a small community and answered questions on how news is gathered and reported for a daily newspaper. Emery Labbe also spoke to Mrs Dumond’s group on “Newspapers Today.” Each student had a copy of the “News” and the different parts of the paper were studied.

25 Years Ago — March 25, 1998

100 gallons and counting — Students and faculty at Fort Kent Elementary School have accomplished the goal of collecting 100 gallons of can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor. The tabs are recycled by the Ronald McDonald House for funding. Two representatives from the McDonald’s restaurant in Fort Kent were on hand at Fort Kent Elementary School recently to help celebrate the accomplishment. 

10 Years Ago — March 20, 2013 

Horned owl dies after rescue — An injured horned owl that had been grounded for several hours in a snow bank was rescued on March 6, 2013, by Raymond Bouchard, who covered it with a blanket and brought it to the police department, which then turned it over to Bill Sheehan with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The young owl was starving and had porcupine quills in it at the time of rescue, and died while IF&W was transporting it, Sheehan said.