Mr. George Field of Mill Farm, Thornes Corner, Lewiston, came to grief the other day when leading his cow to water. The animal was a bit frisky, but altogether good natured. However, in her frolic she struck Mr. Field a heavy blow with her horn and knocked him to the ground. As a result a bone in his face was badly fractured and he was otherwise bruised about the face. The injury has been very painful and until Wednesday he was obliged to remain in the house. While no serious result is anticipated from the accident, the face will be scarred and discolored for many weeks.

50 years ago, 1958

Members of the Lewiston Board of Education and a Maine National Guard official yesterday afternoon reached agreement in connection with the controversial parking problem between Memorial Armory and the high school.

Meeting at the scene of the controversy, the two sides came to an agreement which will find the Guard limiting its parking to a 50-foot section along the northeast side of the armory. An exception is allowed on occasions when the Guard prepares for field training and needs additional parking area.

School board members have alleged that the parking of Guard units between the armory and high school has been hampering normal operations of school buses, private vehicles and even pedestrian traffic out of the school.

25 years ago, 1983

AUGUSTA – The Maine Freeze Campaign says 600 marchers around the state raised about $30,000 in pledges in the weekend’s walk-athon supporting a halt on nuclear arms production. As part of a nationwide drive to raise $1 million for electioneering and lobbying, Mainers staged local marches Saturday in Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, Augusta, Brunswick and Alfred.

Maine Freeze Campaign Co-chairman Mavourneen Thompson, state representative from South Portland, praised participants in Augusta. “The need to act has never been greater, and the commitment grows with a fervor unsurpassed.” she said.


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