100 years ago, 1916
It isn’t every day that an auto is taken from Lewiston streets by some person other than its owner and driven to parts unknown, but that was what happened to Fridolin Breton’s auto last Thursday night. He reported it to the police but when no results had been attained by Saturday, he turned the case over to Detective Beaulieu and that same night the machine was recovered and a man alleged to have taken it arrested.

50 years ago, 1966
(Photo Caption) Everybody is observing National Fire Prevention Week this week, and Misty, a toy poodle owned by Mrs. Leroy V. Curtis of 72 High St., has taken the observance into the canine world. Mrs. Curtis’ nephew is an Auburn fireman, and she decided to have Misty show her nephew, Pvt. Robert Dechene, that dogs too can observe Fire Prevention Week. So one day this week, Misty went walking with her mistress to Auburn Central Station, wearing this toy fire helmet. Little Misty proudly displays a Junior Fire Marshal badge on her helmet. Mrs. Curtis was a school teacher for 51 years and was principal of Park Hill School. She retired in 1956.

25 years ago, 1991
Kindergarten pupils at Sabattus Elementary School have been observing the different stages in the life cycle of monarch butterflies. Teachers Jean Wray and Shirley Sanders have given students the opportunity for up-close examination of the insects from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. While students occasionally get confused on minor details, they generally display an accurate understanding of how the monarch comes into being.

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