SABATIS – The season at the cottages is at its height, and there are more jolly parties, more boating excursions and more people on the pond than ever before. But for the pond, which is really quite a summer resort, the village would be extremely quiet.

• War has been declared by our leading druggist. They are going to fight stomach troubles with Mi-o-na Tablets. They feel so sure of success that they guarantee to refund the price of any 50-cent box that does not give satisfaction and do all that is claimed for it. Mi-o-na is an absolute strengthener and cure for the stomach and digestive organs. If you suffer with headache, dizziness, palpitation, bad taste in the mouth, nervousness, coated tongue, distress after eating, try Mi-o-na.

50 years ago, 1958

A stick and a half of dynamite and three dynamite caps were found last night in a field in Auburn. Lucien Lagasse of Dee Street told police he found the explosive and its igniting charges in tall grass across the street from his house.

• A western-style chuck wagon barbecue will be held Thursday for all members of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club at the DeWitt Hotel. Western music, to help the atmosphere along, will be provided by the Poland Spring Rangers, well-known area barn dance band.

25 years ago, 1983

Area representatives of the Bureau of the Census will conduct a survey of employment in this area during the work week of August 15-20, Arthur G. Dukakis, director of the bureau’s regional office in Boston, announced Friday.

• The new Wiscassett-Edgecomb bridge, which spans the Sheepscot River, opened to Route 1 traffic at noon Wednesday, according to a Maine Department of Transportation official. The new bridge replaces a bridge that had been deteriorated by marine worms. That structure was closed to heavy vehicles in November 1980.

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