100 years ago

Three Lewiston young men, candidates for the Davis’ Nationals baseball team, have started in training to reduce weight by taking cross country walks. Thursday noon shortly before 1 o’clock they started on a walk to Crowley’s Junction, from there to Sabattus, following the railroad track and then came into the city on the electrics. They arrived in Lewiston on the 5 o’clock car.

50 years ago, 1959

A survey of the recreation habits of 1,331 Lewiston school girls and what they would like to see in recreational facilities has been completed by the Lewiston-Auburn Community Council. A good recreation center, summer dances and more and better playground facilities were cited in that order by the girls as needed in Lewiston. Sports activities also received strong mention.

Albert P. Gamache, secretary of the Recreation Study Committee, said this was only one phase of the survey as boys and girls in both cities have received questionnaires.

25 years ago, 1984

Plans for a new elderly housing project in the former Marcotte Nursing Home in Lewiston will be unveiled Tuesday morning by officials of the home and Shelter Group Inc., a Lewiston development firm.

The Lewiston City Council will review plans for the proposed Maison Marcotte Tuesday night. The project will require the use of industrial revenue bond financing and “air rights” for a connector to St. Mary’s General Hospital, according to a council agenda information sheet.

St. Mary’s General Hospital and Marcotte Home Community Relations Director Barbara Trafton refused to comment on the project Monday afternoon. She said the details of the project will be released during a news conference at 9 a. m. Tuesday.

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