100 years ago, 1909

Early Sunday morning, a Lewiston police officer discovered a young colt running about loose on Park Street near the telephone office. After quite a chase the officer captured the animal, with the assistance of a friend, and put it in the patrol barn for the remainder of the night. Sunday, the owner, Fred Henry, was located and the colt turned over to him.

50 years ago, 1959

Richard Clapp, 13 year-old son of Dr. and Mrs. Waldo A. Clapp of 215 College St., Saturday won the Androscoggin County Spelling Contest. An eighth-grade pupil at Jordan School, Clapp became champion by correctly spelling “eleemosynary” and “herbaceous.” Susan Bean of Auburn was the runner-up and Monique Michaud of Greene was third. Jordan School Principal Joseph F. Mann was contest chairman, while John Gould of Lisbon Falls was bee master. Other contestants for the county title were Raymond Lagueux of Lewiston, Susan Dow of Livermore Falls, Diane Nolin of Auburn, Carolyn Harriman of Mechanic Falls, Maureen Yenco of Lisbon and Robert Pulkkinen of Livermore.

25 years ago, 1984

Dennis Lemieux, who for the last five years has served as Auburn’s assistant city manager, is packing his office belongings and heading for new territory.

Lemieux has accepted a job as city manager in Newcastle, Penn., a city with a population of about 40,000.

Tuesday afternoon, city employees and officials honored their co-worker and friend with a two-hour banquet. During the festivities Lemieux was showered with a variety of foods, best wishes and a plaque presented by Mayor John Cleveland.


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