100 years ago, 1916
Edward Little hung up an Auburn Hall record for high school teams and also a new season’s record for Maine quintets, last evening, by defeating Freeport High 102 to 7. The visitors were on the defense from the start but with the exception of Needleman, a Bowdoin athlete who is coaching Freeport and who played a forward position, none were able to locate the basket.

50 years ago, 1966
(Photo Caption) It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the Twin Cities, and Wednesday’s snowfall put just the right touch on this attractive Auburn home. These colorful yuletide figures are on the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Small, 189 Third St., Auburn. Many homes have been decorated for several days, but the new snow cover was the one thing the most ambitious homeowner couldn’t supply on his own.

25 years ago, 1991
New equipment at the Lewiston recycling center will make baling “a lot more efficient,” said Eileen Sylvan Johnson, the city’s solid waste superintendent. The center on River Road takes in waste from the city’s curbside and drop-off recycling programs. A new conveyor and fluffer in the baling area mean that the lone employee there will be able to keep up, Johnson said. The recyclables can be pushed along the floor to the conveyor “instead of picking them up, driving them over, putting them in the baler” and then starting all over, Johnson said. The equipment, which cost $46,000, arrived Monday and was operational by the end of the week.

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