100 Years Ago, 1906


• The Auburn police arrested William St. Goddard and a woman at their home on the “Range Road” Sunday, and secured a quantity of liquor. Several people were present at St. Goddard’s house, and the woman is alleged to have been serving whiskey, when the raid was made. Late Saturday night the Sturgis Deputies arrested Thomas Gilroy whom they caught in the act of filling bottles with whiskey. Considerable whiskey was seized.

-There were several lucky fishermen at Lake Auburn yesterday, and notwithstanding the stormy weather nearly every available boat was out. The successful fishermen almost entirely used live bait “red fins.” This bait is furnished by Fred Bartlett of North Auburn and he was at the Lake yesterday ready to supply the fishermen.

50 Years Ago, 1956

• Those who put away their winter clothing are beginning to wonder if they have acted too hastily. Yesterday was not just cool, it was cold. Frost nipped apple buds and vegetables as the mercury plunged to 31 degrees – the lowest temperature on May 25 in the Twin Cities in 80 years. The previous low of 36 degrees was set in 1921.

•The plunging mercury dropped low enough the last few nights to cause some damage to garden crops and apple buds but the damage is not widespread. The below-freezing temperatures killed all of the asparagus in the home garden of Samuel W. Mottram on Turner Road, Auburn but did no damage to either the peas or onions, both of which are up several inches.

25 Years Ago, 1981

Top ten records: 1, “Being With You,” Smokey Robinson; 2, “Bette Davis Eyes,” Kim Carnes; 3, “Angel in the Morning,” Juice Newton; 4, “Take it on the Run,” REO Speedwagon; 5, “Morning Train,” Sheena Easton; 6, “Sukiyaki,” A Taste of Honey; 7, “Watching the Wheels,” John Lennon; 8, “Stars on 45 – Medley,” Stars on 45; 9, “Living Inside Myself,” Gino Vannelli; 10, “Too Much Time on My Hands,” Styx.