100 years ago, 1914
The forest fire which Wednesday destroyed $24,000 worth of sawed pine and spruce on the land of F. M. Skillings, Auburn, was fanned into new life by the stiff breeze of yesterday morning and before it burned itself out had covered a tract several hundred acres in extent and had destroyed standing and yarded lumber worth at least $6,000 bringing the total loss during the last two days up to $30,000. Several farm buildings were threatened yesterday afternoon. The homes of Frank Marsh and C. W. Allen were set afire several times but hard work saved the buildings. The Auburn Department kept its crew at work practically all day and a large number of farmers were on hand to fight the flames.

50 years ago, 1964
Purchase of the Medallion Heel Co. Division of Gould and Scammon Inc., Auburn, by Samuel M. Hurwitz, president of Advance Heel Co., was announced Wednesday. The new owner is to take over the New Auburn plant on Monday. Both Hurwitz and Ralph A. Gould Jr., president of Gould & Scammon Inc. and of Medallion Heel Co., said the latter concern would continue in the same location in the Koss Building on Mill Street, New Auburn, and with the same personnel. It will be known as Advance Heel Co., Flat Heel Division.

25 years ago, 1989
The Clown-Around Carnival, sponsored by the PTC, will be held June 2, from 4-6 p.m. behind Greene Central School. There will be a bike parade, balloons, face paintings, game booths, water balloon toss, fish pond, food and even a fortune teller will provide fun for all ages.


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