100 years ago, 1908

Arthur Shaw of Auburn recently trapped a remarkably fine large mink on a little stream leading into Taylor Brook, not more than a mile from the city limits, which shows that trapping in Auburn isn’t such an unprofitable thing. A mink skin is worth five dollars or more, and skins of all kinds are cheap this year.

50 years ago, 1958

A group of Lewiston High School girls spent some anxious moments behind bars yesterday afternoon.

During a visit to the city building to see how municipal operations are carried out, the civics students of Kathleen Lancaster checked out the police station and were ushered into the cell block when they expressed a desire to see what it is like.

Some of the girls closed a cell door and locked themselves in. They had to wait while an officer located the key before getting out again.

25 years ago, 1983

With service by Greyhound Bus Lines halted by a nationwide strike, Trailways Bus Lines will begin service to the Twin Cities Wednesday morning.

Lewiston Development Director Laurie Winsor confirmed Tuesday night that Trailways will begin the service, with stops at Yvon’s Car Wash at Main and Lincoln streets. Since tickets are to be sold on the bus, Winsor said, no permits from the city are required; if the company seeks to operate a depot in the city, permits will be required.

Yvon Pellerin, owner of Yvon’s Car Wash, said the first bus is to stop at 5:20 a.m. He said the bus will stop three times a day in each direction, but he did not know the route or ultimate destination, or the times of the other stops.

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