Looking Back on March 17, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

Struck by a piece of a brake shoe which flew off a passing freight train, an elderlyman was killed almost instantly Wednesday morning at the Fair Grounds crossing where he was waiting for the train to pass. He was hurried to the C.M.G. Hospital but died before he could be operated upon. In the afternoon, a coroners inquest was held when a verdict was quickly returned. No blame was attached to the M.C.R.R in the verdict.

50 years ago, 1960

The Flame Regiment, an all-girl rifle team, will hold its first meeting tonight at the Auburn VFW post.

The girls will put on their red, white, silver and black practice uniforms for the first time. The meeting will include the selection of a staff. Parents will attend.

The team, which will eventually number 24 members, will use exaggerated leg and arm movements and maneuvers with chrome-plated, standard M1 rifles. The unit will perform in parades, exhibitions and competitions.

25 years ago, 1985

WALES — Richard Bray, an industrial arts teacher department head at Oak Hill High School, was recently elected to the board of directors of the American Industrial Art Association for a two-year term. He will represent Region 1, which includes the entire U.S. East Coast, plus Newfoundland, the Canadian Maritime Provinces, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.