100 years ago, 1909

With the acknowledged greatest band in the world, Sousa and his Band will be the attraction at the Empire theatre for one concert on September 15. The concert will be given in the evening. The fame of Sousa is world wide, so that merely the announcement of this great master and his band coming should be sufficient to crowd the Empire to the doors on the important occasion of his appearance.

50 years ago, 1959

Lewiston Police Sgt. Herve J. Gendreau urges citizens not to use the department’s emergency telephone number — 46423 — unless an emergency actually exists. Routine calls should be placed by dialing the Lewiston Police Department’s regular number — 46421. People have been tying up the emergency line to inquire about the weather, temperatures and even the tides, he reports.

25 years ago, 1984

A light heavyweight bout has been added to Friday night’s fight card at the Lewiston Armory which features hometown star Joey Gamache Jr.

The light heavyweight tilt is a rematch between Tim Quinn of Litchfield and Junior Morse of Livermore Falls. They faced each other in the amateur debut for both, and Morse won a split decision.

The headliner, of course, pits Gamache against Francisco “The Cisco Kid” of Massachusetts. It is the best amateur match to be held in Maine in recent memory, as far as the credentials of the principals is concerned.


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