Cornelius Linnehan of Lewiston was struck by the Bath car near Chestnut Street crossing Saturday evening at about 6 o’clock and knocked down. The force of the blow partially stunned Mr. Linnehan who when he got up appeared dazed and in his effort to escape further collision with the car lost his bearing and instead of walking away from the car, walked directly in front of it, only to get another bump which sent him to the ground. Those who witnessed the accident say that Mr. Linnehan narrowly escaped with his life.

50 years ago, 1959

A Lewiston girl, Miss Mary LeBlanc, recently won a speaking contest sponsored by the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias, and held in Lewiston. Sponsored by Eureka Lodge, Miss LeBlanc received a $250 scholarship and will compete in the New England contest July 6 at Boston, Mass. Miss Elaine Reed of Strong was given $25 for placing third. Raymond Bonney of Gray was committee chairman.

25 years ago, 1984

Lisbon was one of eight communities in Maine to receive money from the 1983 violators of the Litter Law for beautification and conservation education projects this year, according to Richard B. Anderson, commissioner of the Department of Conservation. Lisbon will use its $500 Community Beautification Matching Grant for the development of a fitness trail in the Beaver Park area with approximately 20 exercise stations planned along a one mile area of woods trail.

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