100 years ago, 1908

Without doubt, Lewiston’s youngest farmer is Master Robert Tarbox, eight years old, of Upper Main Street. And, be it added, he is one of the most successful farmers. This season he raised a radish that weighed eight pounds and measured 21 inches long and 11 inches around. An eight pound musk melon also came from his garden. Furthermore, Master Robert took a prize on his corn at the Maine State Fair.

50 years ago, 1958

It was bound to happen.

With the increasing trend of American car buyers to invest their Yankee dollars in small foreign cars, an incident reported last night to Auburn police was sure to eventually find its way into police department files.

Mrs. Muguette Landry of 76 Fair St. parked her car last night on Main St., Auburn, while she attended a Little Theater production at Edward Little High School.

When she left the EL auditorium after the play, she found a parking ticket on the vehicle.

She had legally parked her car parallel to the curb, but someone had lifted the rear end of her Simca automobile and set it on the sidewalk.

Police Lt. Leslie F. Stewart voided the ticket.

25 years ago, 1983

Two Lewiston residents, one of them a second-term senator, have been appointed to the Maine-Canadian Legislative Advisory Commission.

Sen. Richard R. Charette, D-Lewiston, and Raymond Dehetre were recently named to the commission by Senate President Gerard P. Conley, D-Portland.

Charette’s term is for two years and Dehetre was named for one year.


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