Looking Back on January 25

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100 years ago, 1913
Judging from the size of the audience in the assembly room at the Edward Little High School building yesterday, all of the teachers in Androscoggin County were in attendance at the annual meeting of the County Teachers’ Association. The E.L.H.S. orchestra played two selections.

50 years ago, 1963
The Lewiston Youth Commission voted last night to ask Juvenile Officer Paul Martin to work with the corporation council in drawing up a new curfew ordinance for Lewiston. It was hoped it could be written in such a way that stricter enforcement will be possible. The present law says generally that no person under 16 years of age shall be in any public place of amusement, park or public way after 9:15 p.m. unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Exceptions are made for properly supervised school functions and for people under 16 who are lawfully employed after 9:15 p.m.

25 years ago, 1988
To Jersey, the feisty heifer owned by Tom Dahlberg at a farm on outer Main Street, Lewiston, the grass must have looked greener on the other side of the fence. She knocked the board off the top of a gate recently and her owner tracked her for 15 miles across Lewiston and Auburn. By flashlight, he followed the heifer’s tracks through snow in the woods and along Route 202, along power lines, down Gulf Island Road, across fields and over the frozen Androscoggin River. He learned the next day the heifer had been found by residents on the North River Road, Auburn, and had been taken to a nearby farm. Dahlberg hired a cattle truck to transport the heifer back home, and he wound up selling Jersey to the truck owner for $100 more than he had invested in her.

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