Looking Back on May 23, 2011


100 years ago,1911

Arthur Fish, a messenger boy for the Western Union Telegraph Company, was thrown from his bicycle last evening when he was struck by an automobile. He was riding near the corner of Main and Lisbon streets when an auto came along which he was unable to avoid. Young Fish was thrown from his wheel, but, excepting a shaking up, was uninjured. The owner of the car or the driver could not be learned last evening, as the car moved on after the accident. The boy’s bicycle was not badly damaged, beyond the loss of a pedal.

50 years ago, 1961

Auburn Suburban Little League managers, coaches, president and umpires will meet tonight at Fairview School to determine the best date for opening day.

The opening ceremonies and first game will be held at the new baseball field at the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport.

The finishing touches are now being put onto the field and except for the bleachers it will be completed for opening day.


25 years ago, 1986

Lewiston High School seniors have been warned not to participate in a “traditional skip day” on Friday.

Lewiston High School Assistant Principal John Bouchles said Thursday both written and verbal announcements have been given to “all high school students regarding discipline procedures that will apply to any student who is absent from school without proper parental excuse.”

Unexcused absences will result in application of disciplinary measures that could include up to three-day suspensions, Bouchles said.