100 years ago, 1909

George Houghton, who runs a restaurant on Park Street, was arraigned in the Lewiston municipal Court Thursday forenoon on a seizure charge. Two bottles of liquor were seized and were produced in court as evidence. L. J. Bran, who appeared for Houghton, raised the question as to the liquor in the bottles and it was finally decided that it was vinegar and not whiskey. Houghton was at once discharged as the State had no case at all.

50 years ago, 1959

More than 350 children from Lewiston, Auburn and summer camps in the surrounding area thronged to the Central Maine Youth Center yesterday afternoon on a rainy day to enjoy the roller skating facilities at the arena.

Rosaire Halle, C.M.Y.C. general manager, said it was the largest crowd of the season, except for the 475-person turnout on opening night of the roller skating season.

25 years ago, 1984

LISBON — Gold Rush Days will highlight the final week of the Recreation Department’s summer playground program on Wednesday.

The special event will be held at Sugg Middle School with youngsters from both playgrounds participating. All children who plan to attend must sign up on the area playgrounds by Tuesday.

The object of Gold Rush Days is to be the group that collects the most money (play money). Gold nuggets (spray painted rocks) are hidden throughout the playing fields. The groups of youngsters are to find, collect and transfer the gold back to town . The gold is transferred into money and this money can be used to purchase drinks, food, play games or to save.

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