100 years ago, 1914
A hungry man, who, it is thought contemplated breaking and entering, visited the home of Howard Corey, Welchville, on Sunday night. Whatever his motives, the man got but a big drink of milk and left behind, evidently without premeditation, a pair of shoes, estimated value being $3.50. It was about 4 o’clock Monday morning that Mr. Corey was awakened by the sound of his window being raised. “What’s wanted?” he asked. Slowly, and almost silently the window began to descend. As it closed Mr. Corey sprang out of bed, raised the shade and looked out the window. Going across the yard, toward the tie-up, he saw a man. He opened the window and called again: “What d’yer want?” The man changed his course. He didn’t go to the tie-up. Mr. Corey did. There he found the shoes which the man had evidently taken off and left in order that he might move about the house, once inside, in silence. He further found where the nocturnal visitor had milked a cow, and, it is supposed, drank the milk.

50 years ago, 1964
PHOTO CAPTION — John Bower, 23, of Auburn, is shown in action in the jumping contest of the International Nordic Ski Tournament at Le Brassus, Switzerland, today. He finished sixth, topping U.S. competitors in the tournament.

25 years ago, 1989
The chief justice of the Superior Court has requested a meeting with the Androscoggin County Commission to discuss increasing its use of the County Building and concerns that he and other Superior Court justices have about the impact of the county’s jail construction on their use of the building. A letter from Justice Morton A. Brody states he would like to discuss “parking availability for judges and support staff (during construction), our needs to provide a second jury courtroom with a nearby jury deliberation room and additional judicial chambers, possible renovation or expansion of the clerk’s office, our proposed plans for the use of the vacated second floor chambers, our grand jury room needs, janitorial services, the long-range plans for the county courthouse and other matters of mutual concern.”


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