Closed MKL Jr Day

Milo Library News
Submitted by Annette Banker on January 17, 2020 - 12:32pm

          LIBRARY CLOSED

     Monday, January 20th

         in observance of

  Martin Luther King, Jr Day


Body of missing man recovered from Milo river

Submitted by Seth Barden on January 15, 2020 - 7:08pm

Hailey Bryant, Bangor Daily News Staff • January 15, 2020

After more than two weeks of searching, divers from the Maine Warden Service and State Police found the body of a missing man in the Sebec River in Milo on Tuesday, according to Milo police.

The body has been identified as 24-year-old Cevonte Johnson, who was last seen on Park Street in Milo. Local police, as well as Johnson’s family and friends, had been searching since Dec. 29.

Divers from the Maine Warden Service and State Police recovered the body of 24-year-old Cevonte Johnson from the Sebec River in Milo on Tuesday afternoon.

“It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I report that Cevonte has been found,” a representative from the Milo Police Department said in a Facebook statement. “We cannot and we will not speculate on anything regarding the circumstances, as this is still an active investigation.

“We will continue to work this with the Major Crimes Unit of the State Police until we have reached our conclusions.”


Penquis Valley junior raising funds to attend Stanford Law School summer program

Submitted by Seth Barden on January 15, 2020 - 7:07pm

Contributed, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • January 14, 2020

On Jan. 8 Penquis Valley High School junior Joslyn Black, 16, received an invitation in the mail from the education organization Envision. This group provides summer learning programs to students from elementary through high school. Black’s invitation is to the Stanford Law School outside of San Francisco, California to learn and engage in a 10-day intensive law and trial program.

This experience would be incredible for her and it is well deserved. Black has a 97 GPA, is ranked third in her class, serves as class secretary, is a member of Key Club and also participates in cheering in the winter and track & field in the spring. She recently presented her history project on at her school’s history fair and won Best in Show for both the junior and senior classes. 

The tuition for this program, which includes meals, room and board and all materials is expensive. Black started a GoFundMe campaign and has raised $460 in 48 hours, a great early effort but is not enough to register to save her spot. In order to enroll Black needs at least $870 by Jan. 29. Enrollment ends on Feb. 14, but without at least the down payment she will miss her opportunity to enroll.

Black will need $4,000 to participate in this program, which does not include airfare and the nights in a hotel the day before and after the program.

For more information, please see Black’s GoFundMe page at gofundme.com/f/1v2beimtw0.


Sled Dog Race - Jan. 25 & 26

Submitted by Seth Barden on January 15, 2020 - 7:05pm


Body recovered of missing man last seen in Milo

Submitted by Seth Barden on January 15, 2020 - 12:05am
Linked from: WABI TV5

MILO, Maine (WABI) - Milo police say the body of a man who had been missing for about two weeks has been found.

Authorities say the body of 24-year-old Cevonte Johnson was recovered Tuesday afternoon from the Sebec River in Milo with help from divers from the Maine Warden Service and State Police.

Johnson was last seen on Park Street in Milo on December 29th.

Family and friends, along with local officials, had conducted multiple searches.

His cause of death is not yet known.


UPDATE: Police confirm body found in Sebec River is missing Milo man

Submitted by Seth Barden on January 15, 2020 - 12:04am
Linked from: FOX 22 - ABC 7

MILO – Police have confirmed the body that rescuers recovered from the Sebec River in Downtown Milo Tuesday afternoon was that of 24-year old Cevonte Johnson

The Milo Police Department posted on its Facebook page Tuesday evening, confirming Johnson’s body had been found.

In the social media statement, police said “with the help of sophisticated equipment and the divers from the Maine State Police and Warden Service, Cevonte was recovered.”

“We cannot and we will not speculate on anything regarding the circumstances, as this is still an active investigation,” the statement continues.

Searchers pulled a body out of the river around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Johnson, who was the subject of many area searches, had been missing since December 29th.


Town of Milo: Closed Jan. 20

Submitted by Seth Barden on January 13, 2020 - 7:04pm


Brownville Town Office: Closed Jan. 20

Brownville Town Office News
Submitted by Seth Barden on January 13, 2020 - 7:03pm

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