100 years ago, 190

The famous Glover’s Band of Auburn will never play again. This was decided last evening at the reunion which commenced Wednesday and which will close tonight. Members of this old-time band are becoming scattered over the country and while there are still many cornetists and other musicians able to play, there are not enough basses. Several of those who in the old days played the basses have now given up music and it is too much of an effort to “get up a lip” for one night’s work.

50 years ago, 1959

John L. Dufour, 52 High St., Auburn, was renamed last night by Mayor Herbert E. Callahan and the Auburn City Council as the Auburn dog officer. Dufour has served as the Auburn dog officer for more than 30 years. At last night’s council session, Dufour was nominated by Mayor Callahan and then the appointment was confirmed by the council.

25 years ago, 1984

By mid-evening Friday the Androscoggin River was still above flood stage in Auburn, but well down from earlier levels and receding steadily if slowly. The river’s flood stage in Auburn is 13 feet and at noon the state bureau of Civil Emergency Preparedness reported a reading of 17 feet, though no reports of problems had been reported to the state.
In light of a forecast calling for only intermittent rain Friday night and early Saturday and clearing skies later in the day, a Weather Service spokesman said the river level would probably fall below flood stage by Saturday evening and continue falling for several days.

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