100 years ago, 1916
(Advertisement) SPECIAL SALE ON Men’s Collars; 200 Dozen SILVER BRAND, 4-ply Linen Collars will be sold for 49 cents A DOZEN. Not less than a dozen to a customer. Sizes 14, 14 1/4, 15 3/4, 16, 16 1/2, 17, 17 ½ and 18. Just think of it, fine linen collars, SILVER BRAND, for less than a nickel each. Economy Clothing Co., 84 Lisbon Street, Lewiston.

50 years ago, 1966
Auburn Mayor Harry W Woodard Jr. has named Ralph B. Skinner, radio news commentator and for many years a newspaper reporter, as chairman of a committee to compile a history of the City of Auburn. The history is to be completed for the Auburn centennial in 1969.

25 years ago, 1991
Bates College students, faculty, staff and alumni can now make travel plans on campus. Rumford Travel Service, owned by J. Harold McQuade, has opened a full-service office on the campus, its second campus office in Maine, according to Paul Brochu, general manager. The first for them in the state appeared at Colby College in Waterville in 1985. “Because the bulk of our business is collegiate and student travel, we’re more in touch with the bargains available for them,” Brochu said. “We really want to plan and work for what’s in the best interest of the school.”

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