100 years ago, 1909

This is Ladies’ Night at Stevens’ Mill Grange. Some time ago the men entertained the ladies, and now the ladies plan to outdo the men if they can and have made plans for an extra good supper and entertainment. It is expected that the new chandeliers will be in place by tonight. These lamps were purchased by the Ladies’ Circle of the Sclater & Verrill Co. The hall is also being shingled.

50 years ago, 1959

The summer vacation schedule for Bates Manufacturing Co. employees was announced last night by H. L. Gosselin, the textile firm’s public relations director. He said the firm’s three divisions — the Bates and Hill plants in Lewiston and the Edwards division at Augusta — will close down at 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 27.
The Hill and Edwards divisions will remain will remain closed for one week, reported Gosselin, while the Bates division will be closed for two weeks. In the majority of cases, the employee will receive vacation pay amounting to about 4% of his annual wage.

25 years ago, 1984

The sun was bright, and it was hot. There wasn’t a large crowd along the parade route, but that didn’t seem to matter to the former members of the Pine Tree Warriors. They ended their 25th anniversary Sunday, and while there may have been a few creaking joints and aching muscles, the old Warriors plodded and played the full distance of the parade and then took part with the Maine Marching Ambassadors Drum and Bugle Corps and Color Guard in an anniversary-ending concert at Lewiston Memorial Armory. Even royalty took part in the concert. Anniversary Queen Elaine Galipeau, wearing her crown and gown, marched out with the drum corps to play her glockenspeil.
Old Warriors never die, they just go home and join the alumni.

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