100 years ago, 1908

Complaints of the mysterious acting of strangers in Lewiston have convinced the police department that a gang of short-change artists and all-around crooks are operating here. Every attention has been directed to rounding up the gang. Several men have been detained at the police station, but they have been released because of the lack of evidence against them.

There are believed to be three members in the short-change artists’ gang as similar practices have been followed by apparently the same men in several stores. A number of the merchants have been caught in a simple trap, who do not talk about the subject because they were fooled so easily.

50 years ago, 1958

Sharpen up those blades.

President Herve O. Gendreau of the Lewiston Police Athletic League reported yesterday that they’ll be ice skating in the four PAL rinks by Thanksgiving Day if the weatherman cooperates and serves up enough of that nippy air to freeze the water.

Flooding of the rinks was started Saturday night and PAL directors and assistants will keep at it until a sufficient surface is available at all rinks.

The PAL operates rinks in the East Avenue, Farwell, Rideout, and Summer street areas with the facilities at the last three locations boarded up on all sides.

25 years ago, 1983

The Lewiston-Auburn Jaycees are taking nominations for their annual Outstanding Young Man of the Year award.

To be eligible, nominees must not reach their 35th birthday before Jan.1, 1985. The winner will be selected on the basis of achievement and adherence to the principles embodied in the Jaycee creed. He will be honored Dec. 16 at Marco’s restaurant in Lewiston and will represent the Twin Cities chapter in statewide competition.

Nominations must be submitted by Nov. 30.

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