100 years ago, 1913
A big fish story is told by a party of Sabattus fishermen whose veracity is above suspicion. The three men were fishing on the pond and, among other fish, got a mammoth white perch. Men in a nearby camp disputed the weight, saying that a white perch never lived in this pond that weighed so much. They weighed it on a different set of scales and found that it weighed just the same, two pounds and a quarter, which was without a doubt the largest white perch ever caught in Sabattus pond. They usually run a half pound each, and once in a while one will weigh as much as a pound.
50 years ago, 1963
The president of Twin City Broadcasting Co., Faust O. Couture, said yesterday that he has sold his interest in Station WGUY at Augusta. Couture also said that he is in the process of selling his interest in Station WLOB at Portland. Twin City Broadcasting Co. owns radio station WCOU in Lewiston.
25 years ago, 1988
The cause of Saturday’s spectacular fire that destroyed a three-unit multi-family home at 32 Second Ave., Auburn, will remain undetermined, but officials have ruled out previous speculation that a gas leak caused an explosion and the fire. Neighbors reported hearing an explosion at 11:30 p.m. Saturday shortly before flames were seen. Three residents were rescued.