100 years ago, 1910

George E. Leadbetter is seeking the worst case of dyspepsia or constipation in Lewiston or vicinity to test Dr. Howard’s new specific for the cure of these diseases.

So confident is he that this remarkable medicine will effect a lasting cure in a short time, that he offers to refund the money should it not be successful.

This specific of Dr. Howard’s will cure sick headache, dizzy feelings, constipation, dyspepsia and all forms of malaria and liver trouble. It does not simply give relief for a time, it makes permanent and complete cures.

50 years ago, 1960

A case of malicious mischief at the Auburn Drive-In Theater was reported last night to Auburn police.

The theater manager reported that two rows of speakers had been knocked from their hangers onto the ground, and that three light bulbs had been removed from the exit sign. Only last week other bulbs had been stolen from the sign.

25 years ago 1985

SABATTUS — The green pond blues have returned to Sabattus Lake, where the algae is worse than it’s been in six years, less than two months after water quality was the best it had ever been.

“It looks like a great big bowl of pea soup with big globs of salt pork floating in it.” said Sabattus Lake Association President Raymond Laliberte on Tuesday.

The Lake Association blames the dramatic turnaround on the stocking of 17,000 alewives, but state officials say there is no evidence the small fish have anything to do with this year’s algae problem.

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