John Greenleaf of Auburn, has been awarded the contract for the erection of the big new shoe factory for the firm of Lunn & Sweet Company of Auburn. His figures were considerably lower than those of any of the other bidders, of whom there were several.

Work on the new factory, which will be approximately 150 by 50 feet in size will be commenced at once and the contract stipulates that it be completed by the first of December.

50 years ago, 1958

Miss Martha Page, a 16-year-old blonde from Auburn, won the Maine woman’s golf championship Friday with a 7 and 6 victory over the veteran Mrs. John L. Hawkes of Portland. Miss Page was out front all the way in a final round over the sun-baked Purpoodock Club course that had been scheduled for 36 holes. She posted a 78 for the first 18 and Mrs. Hawkes carded 82. Miss Page was four up by the end of that first round. As champion, Miss Page succeeds Miss Arlene Gilman, also of Auburn’s Martindale Country Club, who did not defend. Miss Page was medalist in the qualifying round with an 81.

25 years ago, 1983

Want to learn about dowsing for water … making new clothes from old … candlewicking … or perhaps identifying insects?

Perhaps you’re interested in the more direct agricultural pursuits such as no-till farming, farm management practices or the practice of bagging silage. These are some of the 70 demonstrations and exhibits that will be available to the public at the Cooperative Extension Services’ annual Demonstration Day to be held at the McNear-Nutting Farm in Leeds on Thursday. The farm is located in North Leeds near the junction of Routes 219 and 106 on the Campbell Road and is a perfect site for the yearly doings.

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