Looking Back on May 17, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

Miss Maude Ball of Warner Bros. Co., New York, will be at the Corset Parlor of the Great Department Store all this week where she will be glad to meet the public and demonstrate the wearing qualities and perfect fit of the Red Fern Corset.

50 years ago, 1960

Using a .32 caliber rifle, a Lewiston farmer yesterday morning shot and killed one dog and wounded at least one more during an attack on his flock of sheep.

The raid by some six dogs took place at Spring Valley Farm on the Old Greene Road. Police could not immediately determine who the owners of the dogs were.

Patrolman Lucien H. Longtin was sent to investigate at the farm and found that all but the dead dog were gone when he got there. This dog had been shot inside the sheep pen, he reported.


25 years ago, 1985

The 6th Annual Central Maine Medical Center Wheelchair Games will be held Friday at Bates College.

The event involves competition among mixed teams of wheelchair-bound persons and able-bodied persons in four athletic events.

The games are designed to “increase awareness of the abilities of handicapped people,” says Kathy Sonagere, CMMC’s director of physical and occupational therapy.

The events are volleyball, relay races, an obstacle-course race and swimming. Able-bodied persons will compete from wheelchairs or with a physical encumbrance.