Looking Back on April 22, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

Elie Roy has been awarded the contract for building the addition to the young Women’s Home and the contract was signed Thursday. Mr. Roy’s bid, which was the lowest of several, was $15,210. Work will be started at once, possibly this week, and it is proposed to have the structure completed by Sept. 1 and all ready for occupancy by the time that the regular fall work will be started.

50 years ago, 1960

While there is some open water showing at Lake Auburn, the best guess is that it will be two or three more days before the ice field leaves the lake. This would bring the situation at the lake in line with the dates of a year ago. At that time the ice really started to leave on April 24 and on that day there was sufficient open water for fishing.

At the pumping station of the Auburn Water District it is reported the ice field was shifting around with the wind. A stretch of open water would develop near Townsend Brook and then close in again as the ice field moved. However, the bulk of the lake remained well covered with ice.

25 years ago, 1985

Slashing requests by more that $37,000, the Auburn City Council on Monday recommended allocating the exact same level of spending for social-service agencies as last year.

Councilors agreed to give $85,064 to 14 agencies requesting a total of $122,360 in funding from the city. About $9,000 of the amount will come from interest from trust funds donated to the city years ago, while the remaining $76,000 will be derived from the city’s General Revenue Sharing account.