100 years ago, 1915
An Auburn man who was on the roof of the Great Department Store, Lewiston, Wednesday, suggests that the management convert the space into a tennis court. He says it could be easily provided and would be a source of pleasure to the employes.

50 years ago, 1965
In recognition of his long service to the community, both as an individual and as a writer, Norman S. Thomas will be honored at a testimonial to be held on November 18 at the Montagnard Club Rooms. The idea of staging a testimonial for the Journal Sports Editor has come about through the organizing efforts of State Rep. Louis Jalbert of Lewiston, who organized a committee of friends to handle the arrangements for the affair.

25 years ago, 1990
The Lewiston-Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority is $228,000 in the hole. The over-expenditure is primarily the result of unexpected transportation costs which occurred during 1989. Such an over-expenditure is not expected to occur during 1990. During a special meeting of the authority Friday morning, Lewiston City Administrator Robert J. Mulready said his city will be unable to pay its $151,000 share of the deficit before July 1991. “We just don’t have the money,” said Lewiston Public Works Director Christopher Branch. “If we had been aware of it, we could have budgeted for it.”

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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