St. John Valley area From our Files – Week of June 26, 2024

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

50 Years Ago — June 26, 1974

  Musical note – Elementary students of Fort Kent dined to the organ music of the director of music for SAD 27, Joel Morneault. On the last day of school, June 13, 1974, a pleasant surprise awaited Fort Kent Elementary School’s student body. The ingenious director of music for SAD 27 had been scheduled to play for the eighth grade graduation and banquet that afternoon. He surprised the student body by playing favorite selections to all three groups, who dine at different time periods. His performance was so well received that many students and teachers requested the same service for every day of the 1974-75 school year.

25 Years Ago — June 30, 1999

Distinguished school – Dr. Levesque School of Frenchville, was recognized for being a Title 1 Distinguished School at the Northern Maine Conference held at UMPI in June of 1999. Only 17 schools in Maine met the criteria for this year’s award. The criteria includes progress in reading, writing and mathematics for the current year, based on MEA test scores as well as other factors. Title 1 staff members were, Clauda Dionne, Anne Daigle, Principal Fern Desjardins, Lisa Bosse and Janice Ouellette.

10 Years Ago — June 25, 2014 

Forest rangers visit MES students — Madawaska Elementary School had its annual staff and student wellness day on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 with activities, games and sports. Nutrition and bullying presentations by Northern Maine Medical Center were included. Forest ranger Mike Daigle, with third-grade student Tyler Ryder, and forest ranger pilot Chris McIntyre, in the helicopter, gave a fire safety presentation after the helicopter touched down on the soccer field behind MES.