100 years ago, 1916
The Republican State and county candidates of Oxford County concluded a three day tour of the county at Rumford with a big meeting at the Majestic theatre. The meeting was preceded by a old-fashioned torch-light procession from the Republican headquarters to the meeting place in which about 250 Republicans from Rumford and surrounding towns participated.

50 years ago, 1966
The existing rumble strips on Summer Street at Denison Street are to be removed and replaced with a smoother type of pavement, according to a vote taken Monday night by the Auburn City Council. The vote was four to one with Councilman Franklin Prescott of Ward Three opposing. City Manager Woodbury E. Brackett informed the council that the existing rumble strips have been effective in cutting down the motor vehicle accident frequency rate at that intersection, but he recommended that they be removed.

25 years ago, 1991
There’s hardly a kid in Auburn who doesn’t know Officer Kimm Sleeper, and that’s good, she says. From September to June, most recognize her as “Officer Friendly.” During the summer months, however, the Auburn Police Department’s school liaison program continues with a different twist —Detective Walter Hall, her supervisor, works the day shift alone, and Sleeper goes on duty at 3 in the afternoon. Describing herself as a “visual deterrent,” Sleeper can be found for part of the evening driving an unmarked car and wearing “plain clothes.” Although she often handles curfew violations, her duties include “any juvenile matter from 3 to 11 p.m.,” she said.

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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