Fishing on Lake Auburn has been dull since the ice went out. For six days the salmon and trout didn’t nibble a hook, but on the seventh, they wanted a Sunday dinner and bit at everything that came along. Following are the fish caught at Lake Auburn this week: E. C. Thompson, two one-pound trout; E. D. Ames, Two salmon, seven and eight pounds; H. B. Hoyt, two-pound salmon; Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Durgin, two and one-half-pound trout; Geo Huntington, 7-pound salmon; Eddie Ames, 8-pound salmon.

50 Years Ago, 1954

At the conclusion of a recent survey of air raid warning systems in Lewiston and Auburn, George E. Desjardins, an engineer from the Federal Civil Defense Administration in Washington, declared that neither city has any significant warning system at present. A University of Maine graduate, Desjardins is attached to the Warning and Communications Section of FCDA. He recommended the installation of two warning devices of high power, one in each city, and five others of lesser volume in other parts of the two-city area. His recommendation of a location for a principal 125-decibel warning siren in Lewiston was atop the bell tower of SS. Peter and Paul Church. He recommended Auburn place a similar warning device on the tower of the city building.

25 Years ago, 1979

Running clubs from across the state converged on Auburn Saturday, for team, road-racing championships over a demanding 10,000 meter course. Auburn’s Hasty Memorial Armory was the center of the day-long activities as running clubs from the Portland, Waterville, Bangor and Twin City area competed. Central Maine Striders ace Fred Junkins, the first Maine runner across the finish line in the Boston Marathon last month, led the field of quality runners in Auburn by a wide margin. Judkins was clocked in 32:07 minutes.


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