St. John Valley area From our Files – Week of March 27, 2024

Compiled by Linda Pelletier, Special to The County
2 weeks ago

50 Years Ago — March 27, 1974

  Library has a craft hour – Approximately 35 youngsters attended a craft hour in conjunction with the weekly story hour at the Madawaska Public Library recently. The craft session was organized by 4-H’ers Lisa Martin, assisted by Rebecca Daigle, Linda Burns, Stephanie Picard, Gaetan Bourgoin and Paul Michaud. The participants made paper and pipe cleaner shamrocks that were used as library decorations. Lisa had baked shamrock cookies to serve.

25 Years Ago — March 31, 1999

On the net – Students in Rita Cote’s third-grade class at Madawaska Elementary School recently got an up close and personal look at marine life and oceans without ever having to leave the classroom. Phil Averill brought his hands-on Ocean Adventure program to students last week and spoke on Maine’s ocean and commercial fishing heritage. The program is custom-designed for specific areas around the state and incorporates standards from the Maine Learning Results.

10 Years Ago — March 26, 2014 

Dubois earns farm of the year — Phil Dubois has been chosen for the St. John Valley’s Outstanding Conservation Farm of the year award for 2013, according to a press release from the St. John Valley Soil and Water Conservation District. The award was presented March 21 in St. Agatha. The award has been presented continuously since 1962 and is reserved for farms in the district that not only show exemplary attitudes toward conservation, but practice commendable on-farm conservation, according to the release.