Looking Back on May 7, 2011


100 years ago,1911

The degree team of Court Live Oak Foresters of America gave a successful whist and dance in Forester’s Hall last evening. There were about 50 couples in the grand march. At whist Miss Lizzie O”Connell won the prize for ladies and William Sheffield was awarded the gentlemen’s prize.

50 years ago, 1961

The first picture window milking parlor in Maine is now under construction at Whiteholm Farm, Auburn, it was learned recently.

H. S. White and Sons is building an ultra-modern milking system for 60 registered Jersey cows. A low pipeline milking system, the first of its kind in New England, will be installed inside the milking parlor.

Visitors will be able to see the entire panorama at milking time through huge glass windows that will span the entire front of the parlor building.

25 years ago, 1986

Lewiston police are warning motorists to pay heed to those temporary “no parking” signs being set up along streets around town β€” or risk having their vehicles towed away.

The temporary no parking signs are being put up by the Public Works Department to allow for curb-to-curb street cleaning, said Police Lt. Gerard Baril.

Baril said city ordinance requires that the signs be set up four hours before cars can be towed. He said on Tuesday night police also drove through the streets using loudspeakers to warn people to move their cars.