100 years ago, 1909

It is reported that William Hughes of Summer Street, Lewiston, is the loser of between $800 and $1,000 as the result of the sale by one of the members of his family of a quantity of old clothes. It seems that Mr. Hughes had hidden his savings in the old clothes for safe keeping and had not revealed the hiding place to the other members of the family. A few days ago during Mr. Hughes absence the old clothes were sold for rags.

50 years ago, 1959

Robert Mailhot, president of E. W. Mailhot Sausage Co. of 159 Bates St., said yesterday he is negotiating for property in Lewiston on which a new plant “designed to fit the needs of the company” will be built. The company, he said, may purchase some new machinery in addition to moving its present machinery to the new location. The business, started in 1910 by his father, E. W. Mailhot, has been conducted in the family home on Bates Street.

25 years ago, 1984

Four Lewiston students received state awards recently in the 1984 French Language Contest at a reception in Manchester, N.H. The event is sponsored by Cooperative Mutual Life, the government of Quebec and Hydro-Quebec, and about 30,000 students participated in this year’s contest. Among those receiving awards at the reception for more than 70 prize winners were: Suzanne Deschenes, St. Dominic Regional High School, first place, level III; Jeffrey A. Pelletier, Ste Croix School, first place, level II; Louise Pare, St. Dom, second place, level IV; and Susan A. Malenfant, Ste Croix, second place, level III.

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