100 Years Ago, Feb. 24, 1916 BELLES OF ROUEN Mr. D. Neveu, Sr., was much pleased recently by the receipt of a newspaper containing a photo-engraving of a reception given to a body of Canadian troops in Rouen, France, where he lived before coming to this country. The picture shows the soldiers as they marched off arm in arm with the belles of Rouen. It was the unquestionable beauty of the latter which appealed particularly to the chivalry of the old-time soldier of France.
70 Years Ago, Feb. 28, 1946 SEVERE STORM The severe storm of last week blocked the roads and highway in all sections. On Friday forty men from here worked all day in aiding Michael Noel to get to Cairns Corner with the snowplow. When they reached their objective, they found the highway to Magog was not opened up owing to the breakdown of the big government plow, so the volunteers kept up their work until Magog was reached.
50 Years Ago, Feb. 24, 1966
10 Years Ago, Feb. 22, 2006
GUILTY, BUT NOT YET The 20 month wait to get to the bottom of the September 2004 drug bust by the American authorities centering around the involvement of Rose Chetrit Palmer, a Canadian Border Services Agency agent, almost came to a conclusion last Thursday, in Burlington Vermont, as the defendant entered a plea of guilty to charges related to her involvement in the conspiracy to import marijuana into the United States. As is the usual procedure in these cases, Judge J. Garvan Murtha, presiding over a video conference link from Brattelboro, asked Mrs. Palmer if she had taken medications, alcohol or had a history of mental illness. To the latter question, she admitted that she had suffered 4 bouts of depression over a period of 4 to 6 years. The third indictment, to which she pleaded guilty, related to charges that between 1999 to 2002, in Vermont and elsewhere, she knowingly joined a conspiracy with others to import into the United States more than 100 pounds of pot. Some was transported, 9 pounds according to U.S. Attorney Jim Gelber, in tires and as much as 90 pounds at a time was sent to the United States, as far away as Northern New York. It seemed that Mrs. Palmer got involved into this endeavour by a family member, Michele Ricci, and another co-defendant Allen Royea.
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PRESENTS BIBLE – Rev. and Mrs. Carl Gustafson, who will leave next week to take up new duties in St. Johns, Que., were honored at a tea on Sunday afternoon when Rev. Fr. Georges Guay, of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, presented Mr. Gustafson with a Bible. Mrs. Gustafson is receiving a floral tribute from Mrs. Paul Girad.
History from the 166 years of the Stanstead Journal
Rose Palmer, in October 2004, after her release from jail.