100 years ago, 1915
Daughters of Lithuania will start, Saturday, to solicit for their fair which will be held January 1 in St. Baltramiejaus hall, Lewiston.

50 years ago, 1965
One of America’s top jumping and cross country skiers, John Bower of Auburn, this morning cited two main reasons why European skiers have a definite advantage over the Americans in international competition. Speaking at a meeting of the Lewiston-Auburn Go-Getters Club at Marois’ Restaurant in Lewiston, Bower stated that a larger percentage of the overall population in Europe skis, and the European countries have better terrain for the fast growing sport. Bower, new manager and instructor at the expanded Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn. and a member of the U. S. National Ski Team, noted that a Nordic or Alpine skier does not reach his peak until 30 or 35 years of age.

25 years ago, 1990
The Turner Comprehensive Planning Committee made a series of decisions Thursday night to cooperate with neighboring communities in protecting natural resources while guiding future development. In a series of judgments that committee member Gregg Varney called “good neighbor policies,” the planning body voted to work jointly with other municipalities to protect Lake Auburn, Bear Pond, Little Wilson Pond and other natural resources as part of the town’s effort to plan its future. The committee voted to support participation in the proposed Lake Auburn watershed
advisory committee, which would review any proposed development in areas that drain into Lake Auburn. Communities in the watershed, in addition to Auburn and Turner, are Minot and Hebron.

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