100 years ago, 1909

Auburn has three fast men with the gloves and local sports want to see a bout between them and three Lewiston boxers. Several boxing promoters in Lewiston have talked over the proposition and a well-known manager who was in the Sun office last evening stated that the carnival would surely be pulled off before long. The men who will represent Auburn will be: Bill Pusey, Young Jones and Young Porter. These three fellows ought to give any three men on this side of the river a good run for their money.

50 years ago, 1959

The red carpet will be rolled out today when Maine’s Millionth visitor and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin B. Dexter of Hempstead, N.Y., will arrive in Lewiston on their tour of the State.

A full program of activities has been planned for the Dexters by the Maine Junior Chamber of Commerce who is sponsoring the vacation promotion.

Friday the Millionth visitors will meet the local press and radio at an 11 a.m. conference at the DeWitt Hotel. After a luncheon at the hotel, they will tour Knapp Shoe Co. and Paragon Glassworks.

25 years ago, 1984

The Auburn City Council Monday endorsed changing a city ordinance that restricts police officers from living no more than ten miles from city hall.

In a 3-0 vote, the council voted to ask City Solicitor Curtis Webber to draft a new ordinance stating that officers must live within 15 miles from city hall.

City Manager Charles Morrison said the city solicitor would be given the order to write a new ordinance, and that the first reading of the ordinance would be acted on at the next meeting, which is scheduled for Sept. 10.


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