100 years ago, 1909

Hundreds of shining Lincoln pennies, the kind that were recalled by the government soon after the first issue was sent out, have been received by the Low-King Company at the Blue Store and will be given to customers in exchange for old pennies and in making change. The pennies make fine souvenirs as they are quite scarce and were obtained by the Lewiston company only at a great effort.

50 years ago, 1959

A Lewiston girl and three from the surrounding area will be vying with ten other young women for the title of Miss Maine Vacationland during the beauty contest to be held Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 17 and 18, at the Skowhegan State Fair.

Among the contestants for the crown are Marie Lapierre of Lewiston, Betty Hamlin of Turner, Gwendalyn Dunham of Farmington and Judith Legard of Bath.

The winner will receive an engraved trophy and a cash prize of $1,000 in addition to the title of Miss Maine Vacationland.

25 years ago, 1984

Three Lewiston residents were named to the dean’s list at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.

They are Rene Laurier Dumont, of 61 Brooks Ave., Mary T. Murphy, of 51 Nichols St., and Vincent A. Vitiello, of 7 Orchard Circle.

Founded in 1852, Tufts has 7,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs at campuses in Boston, Medford, and Grafton.

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