Looking back

100 years ago, 1909
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Manning of 109 Ash street, Lewiston, a number of their friends, several police officers and a large number of children were searching for several hours Tuesday afternoon for Master Marcellus Manning, aged about three years. The little fellow left the house early in the afternoon and was not seen again until nearly 7 o’clock. About 4 o’clock his mother became anxious and as a search in the vicinity of the house failed to find him a general hunt was started. Finally, about 7 o’clock two young boys out in a pony cart found the little fellow on West Rose hill some distance away from the home of his grandfather and took him home.

50 years ago, 1959
About 6,000 students are expected to come to Lewiston May 9 to participate in the audition festival sponsored by the Western Maine Music Educators’ Association. The district extends from Gardiner to Kittery, with groups from 47 bands, eight orchestras and 67 choral groups, under the leadership of 62 supervisors. All students are junior and senior high school pupils.
The program will commence with auditions from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a parade scheduled at 2 o’clock. The massed bands will present a concert at Lewiston Athletic Park at 3 p.m. The program will conclude with drill routines performed by about eight bands.

25 years ago, 1984
After more than a week on dry land in the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, Bill Dunlop is ready to put to sea again on his solo around the world voyage.
Edward Heath of Poland, a close friend of Dunlop’s, said Sunday night that Maine’s record-setting solo sailor was planning to sail from the island of Nuka-Hiva Monday on the next leg of his journey.
While on Nuka-Hiva, Dunlop had his eight-foot, 9¾-inch boat Wind’s Will out of the water for a general check and cleanup and reported that all is in good condition..


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