Looking Back on March 8, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

A petition from all of the lady assistant instructors at the Lewiston High School was received last evening at the meeting of the Lewiston School Board, asking that the maximum salary be raised from $800 to $990, with a regular increase of $50 until the maximum is reached. A schedule of salaries paid in other cities was affixed. On motion of Dr. A. M. Garcelon, the motion was referred to the committee on teachers.

50 years ago, 1960

Mayor-Elect Emile Jacques of Lewiston not only predicted his victory over Donia J. Girard yesterday afternoon, well before the polls closed, but also came up with the margin.

“I’m going to win by 1,000 votes,” he commented to a newsman outside the Ward Three polling place at the city building.

He won by 1,173.

25 years ago, 1985

Lewiston Raceway sports a $125,000 mutuel handle as it paces into the heart of its spring meet.

The average is fully $10,000 per card above last year’s record-setting standard. In fact, last week the track recorded its second-best weekend ever and wrote its Friday mutuel record. The last calendar week revealed an average of more than $130,000 per card, and with warm weather predicted for Sunday, even more records may be set.