Lewiston, as a big game district is being exploited by Dan Long, the well-known restaurant keeper. Out in front of his place of business are hung three coons, two of them minus skin, but thick with fat, and the other about as pretty a specimen of that animal as you often see, with thick fur, half a foot long. Beneath is a huge sign which informs us that “These coons were shot on the farm of Col. Noel Potter by Admiral Emerson and Col. Fred Hall, Bill Grant guide.” All the big game hunters aren’t dead yet.

50 years ago, 1958

A young boy from the Lewiston-Auburn Children’s Home had himself a running-away good time Friday. At 4 p.m. the lad was in a car driven by a State social worker but when she left the car in downtown Auburn, the lad took off.

Auburn Patrolman Rene Plourde, to whom the disappearing act was first reported, picked up the youngster at 7:13 p.m. at Court and Main streets and he was returned to the home by Patrolman Donald Darling.

At 7:32 p.m. the lad took off again from the home, it was reported to police, but only a few minutes later, at 7:43 p.m., he had returned.

At last report, the lad had been bedded down safely for the night.

25 years ago, 1983

Several Lewiston special education students presently attending the Madison Street School in Auburn could return to classrooms in their home town under a plan now being considered by the Lewiston School Department.

The proposal was revealed by Lewiston Special Education Director Melvin Curtis during the School Committee’s first meeting on its 1984-85 budget.

Curtis said 17 Lewiston students, aged 5 to 19, are presently attending Madison Street School. While praising the Madison Street program, he said having the Lewiston students in that program means that they are isolated from their home town school system and from youngsters their own age.

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