100 years ago, 1916
A Lewiston man was a victim at the wrestling match at Augusta, Thursday night. When the wrestlers were ready to enter on the mat, he took off vest and coat to act in the capacity of referee. In his vest pocket he had a roll of money. He left his coat on the chairs and when he was refereeing some clever crooks took all the money he had and it was necessary for him to seek a loan to get home.

50 years ago, 1966
The six room addition to the Lisbon Village Elementary School has been realized as a result of action taken by the citizens of the town of Lisbon at the annual town meeting held in March with the building program inaugurated in early spring. The school will be open for use on Sept. 7. The appropriation for this project authorized the expenditure of $112,000 and it is now anticipated that not more than $100,000 will have to be spent on the project.

25 years ago, 1991
The Auburn City Council voted Monday night to donate their recent pay increase back to the city. Councilors decided to donate the extra $50 a month they are entitled to receive under the new city charter back to the city. Councilors are now paid $1,200 a year; under the new charter adopted by voters in November 1990, they would have received an additional $600 annually.

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