Herman McKinney and Earl B. Norris, two bright and energetic young boys, went up to Hooper Pond in Greene the other day and cutting holes thru the ice commenced to fish. It took them just three hours to pull out 51 big pickerel. We would like to hear someone beat that fish story if they can. And it is a fact for half of Perryville were supplied from the catch.

50 years ago, 1958

A Lisbon Street department store opened for business yesterday and its manager was arrested by Lewiston police.

This action came after police officials on Saturday had warned two Lewiston establishments to remain closed or face court action for violation of state law.

The manager of the Mart, a large department store at Lisbon and Pine Streets, was booked twice at police headquarters. He was charged with operating a store on Sunday. There was another Lewiston store, and one in Auburn, which reportedly had scheduled Sunday openings.

State law prohibits the opening of retail stores on Sunday, except those specially licensed ones, such as drug and grocery stores. It sets a $10 fine for violation of the law.

25 years ago, 1983

J.P. Bolduc, a Lewiston native who is heading President Reagan’s private task force seeking to reduce the high costs of federal government, will address the Lewiston-Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce at its monthly breakfast meeting on Dec. 29.

Bolduc, a graduate of Lewiston High School and St. Cloud University, is chief operating officer of the President’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control in the federal government. The group is comprised of 161 chief executive officers and more than 1,300 other private-sector employees who are studying federal operations and identifying opportunities for cost savings and revenue creation.

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