100 years ago, 1910

A student in the Lewiston High School is ill with scarlet fever and his home has been quarantined. As the boy has not been going to school for several days; however, it is believed that no other cases will spread in the school. There are now eight or 10 houses in the city which are quarantined and there have been seven or eight deaths. It is hoped however, that the worst is over.

50 years ago, 1960

Lionel Rodrigue, a Lewiston High School senior, has been named the winner of the Youth Leadership Contest sponsored in Lewiston-Auburn by the Lewiston Lodge of Elks.

Lodge Exalted Ruler Joseph Winner announced yesterday that Rodrigue and the other winners will compete against other community winners for the Maine title.

Tied for second place were Alyce Mahar of Lewiston High School and Frank Drigotas of Edward Little High. Fourth spot went to Claudette C. Pelletier of St. Dominic’s.

25 years ago, 1985

Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner Dana F. Connors will speak about the state’s infrastructure at a panel discussion sponsored by the Lewiston-Auburn League of Women Voters.

The presentation will include talk on financing the state’s roads and bridges, particularly in the Twin City area.

Adding to Connor’s comments will be a panel of Lewiston City Engineer Christopher Branch, Auburn City Engineer Stephen Ranney and transportation planner William Eaton of the Lewiston-Auburn Comprehensive Transportation Study.


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