100 years ago, 1917
The offices at the end of the second floor corridor of the Lewiston city building have been remodeled. The central part, set off by lattice work, is used for storing supplies in the school department and the offices at either side are to be used by the Board of Registration and the Fire Commission. The rooms between the Board of Aldermen and the Common Council have been assigned to the clerk of the Board of Overseers of the Poor and of the City Auditor.
50 years ago, 1967
Walter Cronkite returned by plane to New York late Sunday afternoon after a busy weekend in the Twin Cities as guest of honor at a gala theater party staged as a benefit for the Auburn-Lewiston United Fund. The famed newsman and his family were driven to Portland to catch their plane by Raymond A. Geiger, instigator of the benefit event and host to the Cronkites. The appearance of Mr. and Mrs. Cronkite and their daughter, Kathy, at the United Fund party attracted a capacity crowd to the Northwood Park Cinema Saturday night.
25 years ago, 1992
Without exception, officials at Lewiston’s four parochial schools are reporting increased student enrollment figures for the 1992-1993 school year. While the numbers reflect only a minor increase in most cases, school officials say they are confident the movement away from religious education — a trend that lasted for more than 25 years in the Twin Cities — may finally be coming to a halt. “I’m cautious but I think we’ve been able to stabilize enrollment,” said Dan Fuller, principal of St. Dominic Regional High School. “I’m hopeful that we’ve stopped the downward trend.”
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