100 years ago, 1916
Dana Bither of East Auburn and Will Curtis of Whitney street, Auburn, started out on a hunting trip Wednesday. They found game scarce but discovered several Mayflower buds, which they brought home and were yesterday showing them to their friends. But they didn’t even catch a glimpse of a groundhog.

50 years ago, 1966
A Sabattus plastic heel-making firm plans to shift its site of operations to Lewiston, it was learned today. Lewiston Attorney Peter Isaacson, treasurer of Plastile Products Inc., confirmed reports that the firm will begin moving into the basement floor of the old Androscoggin Mill at Locust and Canal Streets next Friday. The firm, and its Central Plastics Corp., will occupy some 16,000 square feet of manufacturing space in the partially vacant building now owned by the Lewiston Realty Company. According to Attorney Isaacson, the new site is currently in the process of being repainted and completely renovated, and should be ready for occupancy by next week.

25 years ago, 1991
The Woman’s Hospital Association of Central Maine Medical Center is planning its second annual Have a Heart, Ski for WHA Night on Friday evening, Feb. 8. The event, which will be held at Lost Valley in Auburn from 7 to 11 p.m., was planned with families in mind, offering an activity that families could have fun doing together while helping a good cause. All proceeds from the “fun-raiser” will benefit the cardiac care facilities at CMMC.

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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