Dutchman visits to honor fallen Maine soldier

Linked from: Ellsworth American
Submitted by Sethen on November 18, 2017 - 6:24am

November 15, 2017 by  on News

ELLSWORTH — Seventy-three years ago, Maine native Joseph Wadman was in dire straits. It was mid-December, 1944, and his unit, a platoon of the 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division, had struggled across minefields and taken the German town of Simmerath, near the western border with France.

A few days later, Wadman and the 11 remaining members of his platoon were ordered to help take the nearby town of Kesternich. They fought house-to-house all day before settling into a house on the edge of town, where they awaited further orders.

Wadman’s fight... Read More

What's New at the B-BJ Historical Society?

Submitted by Susan Worcester on November 17, 2017 - 9:36am

Unique Idea for Holiday Gift Giving

Submitted by Susan Worcester on November 17, 2017 - 9:31am

If you are looking for a unique gift for the person who seems to have everything, check out the attachment to this article. 200 copies of this book have already been sold this fall and 50 more are currently available. Pick one up at Simple Sacks in Brownville or contact Susan Worcester at susan.worcester@me.com or call her at 207-965-8070.

Long time teacher, Dave Caivano, has passed away

Submitted by Sethen on November 13, 2017 - 6:34pm

-Reposted from the Penquis Valley Schools Facebook Page-

This weekend, Penquis Valley lost a beloved staff member and friend. Long time teacher, Dave Caivano has passed away.

The loss of a friend can impact each of us in different ways. Because of this, we want to let you know that we will have help and support available for anyone who feels they need or want to talk about Dave tomorrow. If you feel this is the case, we ask that you please let your teacher or another caring adult know and help will be provided.

Please keep the family and MSAD41 community in your thoughts. Gina (Dave’s wife) has asked for us to kindly let people know that she appreciates all your... Read More

Penquis Valley Vendor/Craft Fair

Submitted by Sethen on November 9, 2017 - 9:11pm