100 years ago, 1909

Many complaints have been made in Auburn lately over bicyclists who ride on the sidewalks. Several children have been knocked down and several older persons run into or badly startled. Accordingly, City Marshal Rowe has given strict orders to the police force to arrest all violators and, as a result, two young men were taken to the lock-up last evening and will be arraigned before the court this morning. The city marshal intends to strictly enforce the city ordinances in this matter and will have men in plain clothes to be on the watch.

50 years ago, 1959

A new industry eventually employing about 150 Twin City persons will begin operations in Lewiston within a week, it was announced last night by Industrial Development Director Samuel Michael. Unity Heel Co. of Lowell Mass., manufacturers of plastic and wood heels for nation-wide distribution, has leased 15,000 square feet of space at 36 Park St. in an expansion move.
The firm will begin hiring local help — both men and women, as soon as production machinery is ready to go in.

25 years ago, 1984

Area triathletes planning to take part in the June 10 Androscoggin Challenge Triathlon in Lewiston have up to Thursday noon to become eligible to win running shoes donated by Etonic Inc. of Auburn. Triathlon General Chairman Carol Tracy said Etonic, one of the triathlon’s four prime sponsors, has donated 10 pair of running shoes, to be awarded to early entrants.
Selections of winners will be made at a Thursday noon meeting of the Androscoggin Challenge Steering Committee at the Chamber of Commerce conference room. 

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