100 years ago, 1909
In the Auburn Municipal Court Thursday morning E. J. Miller, a milkman, was bound over to the Supreme Court under $100 on the charge of selling milk from which the cream had been taken. S. M. Farnum Jr. appeared for the state and Tascus Atwood for the defense. The defense was that no cream had been removed intentionally. It was said that all of the milk from nine cows was poured into a large tank from which it was later drawn and that it might have been the first of the milk which had been analyzed. It was also claimed that two of the nine cows had not been given as rich milk of late as the others.

50 years ago, 1959

Sub-primary pupils in Lewiston public schools will have a day off tomorrow while school officials conduct  a pre-registration day for children entering sub-primary classes next September. Registration for sub-primary classes for the coming 1959-60 school year will be held at all public elementary schools from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday.To be eligible for sub-primary classes, a child must be five years old on or before Oct. 15. The parents should present a birth certificate and any medical record of immunization or inoculation that the child may have.

25 years ago, 1984

Ten seniors from St. Dominic Regional High School in Lewiston have earned Presidential Academic Fitness Awards. They are Paul Badeau, Shawn Bell, Jacqueline D’Auteuil, Ann Fortin, Maureen Keaney, Theresa Landry, Donald Laurinaitis, Paul Lewandowski, Glenn Poulin and Lynn Turcotte.
The seniors will receive a certificate signed by President Reagan and a bronze pin. Criteria for the award include attaining an 85 accumulated average over four years of high school, receiving an 80th percentile or better score on the nationally standardized college admissions examination and completing 12 credits in the National Commission on Excellence in Education recommended basics.
This is the first year the awards have been presented.

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