100 years ago, 1912
Some excitement was caused at the home of A.E. Dudley, 157 East Ave., Lewiston, yesterday morning when a partridge smashed through on the dining room windows. The bird was apparently in a hurry, but there appears to have been some trouble with the steering gear. As soon as Miss Jennie Stewart, the house girl, recovered from her fright, she set about to capture the bird, which ran into the kitchen and hid behind the stove. It was here that Miss Stewart made the capture and placed the partridge in a crate.

50 years ago, 1962
Auburn’s annual Fall Clean Up Week this year will be held during the city’s observance of Fire Prevention Week. Streets Supt. William Wilkinson said that his department’s trucks will begin picking up “anything that is on the side of the street” on Oct. 8. Wilkinson urged the city’s residents to take advantage of this special service by getting rid of all junk around the house. “This is the only chance they will have.” City Manager Woodbury E. Brackett explained that the tie-in with Fire Prevention Week should encourage taxpayers to rid their houses and garages of accumulations of junk which constitute fire traps.

25 years ago, 1987
The Town of Wayne may be having a kind of party next fall, one where no one is excluded, if the plans of the Wayne Playground Project work out. Robert Leathers of Ithaca, N.Y., well-known architect of community-made playgrounds, visited each grade school class and asked them what they would like to see in a playground. Ideas included a haunted house, rockets and castles. Leathers told the youngsters, “There are experts right here in Wayne who are going to design your playground. You know who they are? You.’ ”

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