100 years ago,1911

A most successful entertainment and sale was held last evening in the High School Hall, for the purpose of raising funds for the Lewiston High School Athletic Association.

The hall was very prettily decorated with banners and sofa pillows, and in the corners, the various class committees arranged very attractive booths — the Seniors selling candy; the Juniors, ice cream; the Sophomores, punch; and the Freshmen cake.

A large attendance was in evidence and made the affair a financial as well as a social success.

50 years ago, 1961

An inmate at Androscoggin County jail is being blamed for the sounding of the take cover alarm over the Civil Defense warning devices early Sunday morning.

County CD Director Normand J. Vermette said an inmate of the jail, let into the sheriff’s department to do some cleaning, attempted to turn on more lights and instead pushed the button which set off the aircraft warning devices in both Lewiston and Auburn.

25 years ago, 1986

Those who travel Auburn’s Center Street on a regular basis have surely noticed that an eyesore has disappeared.

The former Fordland building across from the Roundhouse Quality Inn was recently leveled and, according to developers, will be replaced by either a business park or a medium-sized shopping center.

Auburn City Manager Charles A. Morrison applauded the news, calling the parcel the last major vacant lot on the street.


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