Supt. Bisbee of the Auburn water system recently sent the state chemist, H.D. Evans, a sample of Lake Auburn water, and has received the following letter in reply: “The analysis shows the water to be in its usual first class condition. It is entirely free from all evidence of sewage pollution, either chemical or bacterial. The water shows no effect from the recent prolonged drought. In its present condition it represents one of the best drinking waters in the state.”

50 years ago, 1958

Four members of the Society of Industrial Realtors will be guests of the Hillcrest Poultry Co. for a chicken barbecue this afternoon as part of their tour of the Twin Cities. The realtors, part of a group of eight spending the week surveying Maine’s industrial potential, will go from the railroad station to the Lewiston-Auburn Municipal Airport. They will then visit the Minot Avenue area and will make a brief tour of the Belgrade Shoe Co.’s plant in Auburn.

A police escort will take the group to the Bates Manufacturing Co. where they will meet officials on the front lawn. The tour will conclude with a visit to the Geiger Brothers plant and the lunch at Hillcrest. The realtors will then return to Augusta where they will meet the other realtors who have been visiting the coastal area. The afternoon will be devoted to hearing the presentation of smaller towns in the central Maine area.

25 years ago, 1983

Denise P. Gosselin of Lewiston was first runner-up in the Maine Miss Teen pageant held recently at the Holiday Inn at Portland. Miss Gosselin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bertrand R. Gosselin of 66 King Ave., Lewiston. She is 15 years old and will be a sophomore at Lewiston High School this fall.

Miss Gosselin was also the winner of the talent competition. She also won the interviews and the formal presentations which was modeling in an evening gown. All contestants received a scholarship to the Vermont College of Cosmetology and Miss Gosselin also received a $250 scholarship.


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