Stories by Staff Aroostook Republican

7 years ago

Madgel J. Kennedy Desjardins

Desjardins, Madgel J. K., 74, April 28, 2014.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Presque Isle Wesleyan Church on May 15 with a reception following.

7 years ago

Viking hoop squads get ready for Saturday road trip

     The Caribou Vikings’ basketball teams make the trip down to Lincoln Saturday, with the girls playing at 1:30 p.m. and the boys at 4:30 p.m. against the Mattanawcoook Academy Lynx.

8 years ago

$7 million rescue package sought for Maine Military Authority

     LIMESTONE, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is requesting to use $7 million of the state’s General Fund surplus to help the Maine Military Authority recover from an underbid contract to refurbish Massachusetts transit buses.

The request for the $7 million is aimed at giving the Maine Military Authority the capital needed to complete the bus contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, continue work on smaller contracts and garner future business, said Brig. Gen. Douglas Farnham, commissioner of the Maine Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, during a meeting Wednesday of the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs.

8 years ago

Vikings sweep ski sprints

     The Caribou Nordic ski teams continued their dominance in competitions held within Aroostook County as the girls and boys each claimed team victories at a sprint event held Jan. 18 at Caribou High School.

8 years ago

County Face: Stacy Shaw of Mapleton

     Life’s full of risks and Stacy Shaw’s mantra is “safety first.”  When he walks through the doors of his workplace each morning he prepares for battle as the head of information systems, ready to face the dangers of the cyber world lurking in the dark corners of the internet.      It doesn’t […]

8 years ago

Snow Run returns for 33rd year

      HOULTON, Maine — Katahdin Trust is once again partnering with the town of Houlton and the Aroostook Musterds running club to sponsor the 33rd annual Wild Katahdin Trust Snow Run.

     This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, during Moosestompers Weekend.

8 years ago

Vikings put end to losing streak with come-back win

           A 23-15 scoring run in the final quarter allowed the Vikings to come from behind to defeat Fort Kent, 58-51, at home Wednesday in the make-up contest and break an eight-game losing streak.      Sophomore Austin Findlen scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half for Caribou, […]

8 years ago

Fort Fairfield blows past Easton for eighth straight win

By Kevin Sjoberg Sports Reporter          EASTON  — After going through some early season struggles, Fort Fairfield is proving it belongs among the elite in the Class C North division.      The Tigers raced to a 27-0 lead after 10 minutes in Tuesday’s 66-35 home victory over Washburn, and they put […]