Looking Back on May 13, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

The new pair of five-year-old bay horses purchased for the big ariel truck in the Lewiston Fire Department are causing much favorable comment. They are being used in the street department at present, but will be broken into the work of the fire department as quickly as possible.

50 years ago, 1960

Combined efforts of Lewiston-Auburn police departments and the telephone company put a halt yesterday to a rash of vexatious telephone calls bothering several Twin City residents.

The calls were made from an Auburn home by two young women, ages 18 and 19, one of them married. They were brought before Associate Judge Harris Isaacson yesterday afternoon, and sternly rebuked and reprimanded.

Last winter police cleared up a rash of prank calls which sent ambulances, taxicabs and delivery trucks to unsuspecting households. These calls had been perpetrated by  high school students.

25 years ago, 1985

A 24-unit apartment building and the steel structure for the seven-story office building going up in Great Falls Plaza helped double the dollar value of Auburn building permits issued in April over the previous month.

Ninety-one permits were issued last month at an estimated dollar value of $2,175,284, as opposed to 51 permits in March at a value of $1,084,469.