100 years ago, 1915
Eugene Hince, 30 years old, son of Christopher Hince, 192 Pine Street, Lewiston, was brought from Auburn, Sunday, frozen to death, as he was found on a Durham road in the morning by Bert Libbey. It is thought that in the blinding blizzard of Saturday night, Hince became lost in going from George Nelson’s farm where he worked, to another, and fell from fatigue. Libbey driving Sunday, noticed a dark shape in the road that was identified later by Sheriff Davis and Deputy Picard as Hince. The body was clothed in warm clothes, a thick sweater, but the hat was missing. No one in Durham could identify the body and Deputy Bowie brought the body to Auburn after Coroner A. S. Plummer arrived. No autopsy will be required as in the opinion of the coroner and medical examiner, Hince fell because of weakness after being lost. It was said that he was troubled with fainting spells.

50 years ago, 1965
The Norway Fire Department was called to the Albert Holden residence at Noble Corner, North Norway, about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Fire Chief Robert J. Butters said the fire did very little damage to the Holden barn because of the help of neighbors who kept it under control by throwing snow on the blaze until the firemen arrived. Butters reported Robert Frost, a neighbor, was driving by and noticed the fire on the outside of the barn. There was no one at home at the Holden residence so Frost drove to the home of Wayland Upton and told them to call the fire department. Frost then returned to the fire and with other neighbors started throwing snow on it.

25 years ago, 1990
A new indoor and outdoor firing range has been approved by the Mechanic Falls town council at the site of the new 20-acre landfill off Route 26. At its Monday evening meeting, the council sanctioned the project for weekend use by the Mechanic Falls Police Department and the Poland Gun Club, provided that the activity does not interfere with transfer station operations. The project is to include construction of a building for indoor shooting during inclement weather.

The material in Looking Back is reproduced exactly as it originally appeared, although misspellings and errors made at that time may be edited.


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