Lewiston’s truant officer was found intoxicated on Lisbon Street, near Ash, shortly before one o’clock Monday morning. His face was cut, showing that he had just had an encounter with someone. His condition was so bad that an officer took him to the police station and locked him up on the charge of intoxication. Just before court time, City Marshal Cailler released him. It is reported that the latter will resign his office.

50 years ago, 1958

A hula-hoop contest was the main entertainment last night at an Auburn armory dance sponsored by the Auburn Youth Council.

Winners were Nancy Davis in the girls’ division and Mike Gentile, ELHS football quarterback, in the boys’ division. An estimated 350 youngsters attended the affair. Winners of the competition were determined on a time basis.

• A major renovation of the kitchen at the Lincoln Street fire substation in Lewiston has been completed. The length of the kitchen has been extended some eight feet and it has been remodeled. It has a new sink, new lighting fixtures and paint. A toilet has been installed on the first floor, along with a small supply room.

Firemen did most of the work themselves, reports Chief Roland G. Dumais, and are happy with the results. Financing was by budget funds.

25 years ago, 1983

The Social Learning Center of Tri-County Mental Health Services Inc. will celebrate the opening of its new facility on Sunday. The newly renovated facility, located at 984 Sabattus St., Lewiston, provides individual program plans for 50 developmentally disabled adults residing in the Lewiston-Auburn area. The move to Sabattus Street from Turner Street in Auburn culminates several years of effort and planning by the staff of the Social Learning Center.

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