100 years ago, 1913
One of the captains in the Lewiston Fire Department in his rush to get to the fire on the Sabattus Road the other day boarded a Figure Eight car. Just as the car stopped on Pine near Bartlett to let off a passenger, said captain noticed a Sabattus farmer driving by. He jumped off the car and hailed the farmer for a ride out to the fire, but the farmer shook his head and kept on going. The captain then looked for the car, but that also kept on going and there was nothing left for him to do but to hike to the scene of the conflagration.

50 years ago, 1963
Bates College students will mark the completion of midyear examinations with their 43rd annual Bates College Winter Carnival this coming weekend. The festivities will open with the coronation of the queen, which will be held on the ice of Lake Andrews. The activities, planned around a Swiss theme entitled “Alpine Holiday,” will feature winter sports events, snow sculpturing, dorm decoration competition and a square dance.

25 years ago, 1988
The cost of leasing and renovating a building for the University of Southern Maine’s college of Lewiston-Auburn will be about $460,000 a year for 15 years, an official of the University of Maine System said this morning. Trustees are expected to approve the lease and purchase option of the former Central Maine Tennis building in the Lewiston Industrial park. The 65,000-square-foot building, owned by Shelter Group Inc. of Lewiston, will be converted into a new, four-year college. The UMS will pay Shelter Group $260,000 a year in rent for 15 years.