Partners honored for work in improving health of the region

Linked from: Piscataquis Observer
Submitted by Sethen on November 23, 2017 - 8:56pm

Stuart Hedstrom • November 21, 2017

MILO — Many different organizations and individuals have been involved in efforts over the last few years designed to improve the health of residents across the region. Many of these partners in the Feel Good Piscataquis! initiative were recognized during a breakfast on Nov. 16 at the Three Rivers Kiwanis building.

“We are here to celebrate collaboration in our communities,” Piscataquis Regional YMCA Healthy Communities Project Coordinator Erin Callaway said at the start of the program. She said she had been thinking about what collaboration is.

“It’s so many things, working, learning together, challenging, frustrating and it makes you look at what works well independently... Read More

2017 Three Rivers Secret Santa Project

Submitted by Sethen on November 21, 2017 - 10:42pm

It is that time of year, Kiwanis Secret Santa Applications are available here at the Milo Town Hall in the Lobby. You can fill them out and drop them off. The deadline this year is December 1st. Please fill out each application completely. Pick up will be around the 16th of December. If you get a different phone number after you fill out the application, please notify the Town Office and we will get it to the right person. This service is provided to anyone in the M.S.A.D. #41 district.

Rabies Clinic

Submitted by Sebec on November 21, 2017 - 10:50am

There will be a Rabies Clinic at the Sebec Town Office on January 6, 2018 from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 PM.

SAD 41 selects firm for Penquis Valley energy efficiency upgrades

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Submitted by Sethen on November 20, 2017 - 10:46pm

Stuart Hedstrom • November 20, 2017

MILO — The SAD 41 school board approved Honeywell — which has worked at the Penquis Valley School for several decades — to carry out work to make the complex more energy efficient. Honeywell was chosen during a Nov. 15 meeting, and the firm is scheduled to bring forward a scope of services for the directors to vote on when they meet next on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Last month Superintendent Michael Wright was authorized to seek request for qualifications to help the district implement a $2.1 million quality zone academy bond (QZAB) from the U.S. Department of Education. QZAB funds have a 0 percent interest rate with the principal to be paid back in 25 years. Ideas discussed on how to... Read More

Dutchman visits to honor fallen Maine soldier

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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