100 years ago, 1908

Apples at five cents apiece. What do you think of that? Yet local fruit stores are selling apples that cost just that – or half a dollar a dozen. Local apples for eating purposes are scarce as hens teeth, you can’t get them at all, in fact. So the commission houses are getting apples way from Oregon, and those same apples cost the retailers four cents apiece by the box. They are big, bright, red and lucious to be sure, but when Maine is one of the best apple states in the country it seems a bit strange that Oregon apples at five cents per find a market.

50 years ago, 1958

A group of children broke into Coburn School in Lewiston on two occasions last weekend and ransacked desks used by instructors.

Police Capt. Ralph E. Fraser said yesterday they broke a cellar window to gain entrance and apparently took nothing. The department located one of the youngsters yesterday and will bring him before a juvenile court session.

A check by school personnel revealed nothing missing, he reported.

25 years ago, 1983

Public television station WCBB of Lewiston is among eight stations in the country that have won first-place awards for local programs.

The station was cited for the children’s program “So You Think You Know Maine,” a quiz show produced for both home and school use, featuring school-age contestants answering questions on the history, geography and culture of Maine.

The award was presented by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in Washington, D.C.


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