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St. John Valley area From our Files – Week of April 10, 2024

50 Years Ago — April 10, 1974
  Morneault house dates from 1857 – The Morneault house in Grand Isle has been given to the Living Heritage Vivant Historical Society. There is a very special reason that every effort should be made to preserve this house. It is one of the oldest houses still in existence along the valley.

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St. John Valley area From our Files – Week of April 3, 2024

25 Years Ago — April 7, 1999
Beard be gone – Before the entire Fort Kent Elementary School population, Principal Gary Stevens had to come clean on his challenge. Stevens challenged the students to collect double the amount of General Mills box tops this year over last, as part of a PTA fundraiser. If the students met their goal, Stevens promised to shave his beard before the entire student body.

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Presque Isle area From our Files – Week of April 10, 2024

99 Years Ago – April 9, 1925
Forming a Boys’ Garden Club — County Agent Beverly was in town and met with sixteen boys at the High School for the purpose of forming a Boys’ Garden Club under the leadership of Wallace Higgings with Clifton Higgins acting as assistant leader

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Caribou area From our Files – Week of April 10, 2024

25 Years Ago – April 14, 1999
Funland to go out to auction — Piecemeal or parcel, the Funland Amusement Park is being auctioned off April 24. The artifacts that have made the Route 1 location a landmark since 1961 are being offered individually or as a package deal with the property.

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Houlton area From our Files – Week of April 10, 2024

50 Years Ago May 8, 1974
Dr. Madigan Is Chamber’s Outstanding Citizen–  The Board of Directors of the Houlton Chamber of Commerce, at their meeting Tuesday, announced that John B. Madigan, a prominent Houlton physician, has been elected as recipient of the Chamber’s Outstanding Citizen award for 1974.

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Caribou area From our Files – Week of April 3, 2024

75 Years Ago – April 7, 1949
Modern shoe store set for opening here — Opening here on Friday, the Guerrette Shoe Store, 53 Sweden street, marks another improvement to the Caribou business section.

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Houlton area From our Files – Week of April 3, 2024

25 Years Ago – April  14, 1999
HHS Show Choir claims second- place honors – It was a little sining, a little dancing, colorful costumes and some explosions that earned the Houlton High School Show Choir a second-place finish at the High School Show Choir a second-place finish at the Maine State Vocal Jazz Festival held last weekend in Houlton.

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Presque Isle area From our Files – Week of April 3, 2024

25 Years Ago – April 7, 1999
Ladner won a lifetime award — The Maine Arts Sponsors Association awarded their first Lifetime Achievement Award to Dan Ladner, teacher and director at the Caribou High School and the Performing Arts Center for his lifetime contributions to the performing arts in Maine.