Looking Back


The board of Public Works last night received an offer from Edwin Jackson who wishes to sell 11 acres of land on the Stevens place on East avenue to the city for a sand and gravel pit. The board will confer with Mr. W. S. Libbey in regard to his offer to allow the city the use of his stone crusher if it will build one mile of macadam road every year.

Chicken Wiggle – Miss Helen Bonsey, Ellsworth. Make a cream of one cup milk, one cup cream and two teaspoons flour. Add salt, dash of cayenne and one tablespoon oyster cocktail or catsup. Pour over the chicken cut in bits and add one-half can French peas. Heat thoroughly then add about one-fourth cup of butter. Serve hot on saltines. This is a good chafing dish recipe and is nice for lunch.

50 Years Ago, 1956

Only a fair-sized crowd lined Auburn and Lewiston streets to watch the annual Armed Forces Day parade march over a two-mile route through the Twin Cities. Maine National Guard and Army Reserve units rode up the first division of the parade with motorized units drawing a lot of attention from onlookers. Veterans organizations, Boy and Girl Scouts and other groups completed the lineup for a total of 20 marching units. The crack of Edward Little High School band led by strutting white-clad majorettes was the first unit in the parade and was followed by Army and Air Force recruiting service vehicles.

25 Years Ago, 1981

“We are here to compete and have a good time,” remarked Jeff Lever of Scarborough, after leading his team to victory in volleyball and obstacle course competition at the second annual Olympic Wheelchair Games held at Bates College. Lever, a member of Alpha-One, an organization concerned with adaptive living for physically handicapped Americans, was one of 20 handicapped participants in events sponsored by Central Maine Medical Center as part of the hospital’s National Hospital Week observance.