100 years ago, 1909

The largest and most beautiful affair of the kind ever attempted at Lake Auburn will take place this afternoon and evening when a water carnival will be held. This afternoon there will be motor boat races, canoe races and row boat contests while in the evening the illuminated carnival when nearly every boat on the lake is expected to take part, will be held.

50 years ago, 1959

Lewiston police have had their troubles this summer with missing parakeets, but yesterday they had to decide what to do with a runaway pig.

A 20-pound porker was running around the Lincoln Circle area yesterday morning, and a group of young boys gave chase. Officer Harold Brosious went to the scene and finally corralled the pig in a garage.

Unable to determine who owned the squealer or where it came from, police decided to place it in safekeeping at the city farm. The little piggy, which never made it to market, is colored brown and black.

25 years ago, 1984

RUMFORD — The charge for dumping waste at the Auburn steam plant is going up almost $2 per ton as of Oct. 1, members of the Northern Oxford Regional Solid Waste board learned Wednesday.

The city of Auburn sent a letter to the district notifying them of the increase, saying that as of March 31, 1984, the cost of processing waste was calculated at $14 per ton. With depreciation factored in the waste facility will charge contributing districts $11.12 per ton, up from the $9.15 the district now pays.

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