100 years ago, 1917
Lewiston mills will not open Monday afternoon until 1.30 p.m., that all employees may attend the great patriotic demonstration on Lewiston city common. The fact that this demonstration will be in progress when Congress is well toward a start for a great war session makes it of marked significance. This demonstration begins at 12.30 p.m. There will be selections by St. Cecilia, Brigade and other bands. The Orpheon, Lewiston’s noted men’s singing organization, will give patriotic airs. Five-minute speeches will be delivered by former Congressman D. J. McGillicuddy, former Mayor Brann, C. W. Bickford, superintendent of Lewiston schools, former Mayor Wiseman, Hon. W. D. Fennell and others. Mayor Lemaire will preside. There will unquestionably be a great outpouring.

50 years ago, 1967
SP-4 Gerard N. Lemay and Pfc. Leo F. Gilbert, both of Lewiston, met recently as Lemay was returning to Okinawa after completion of a mission in Korea. Gilbert is stationed near Seoul, Korea, and is a member of the 335th Maintenance Battalion, serving in the Direct Technical Support Platoon. Lemay is stationed with the U.S. Army Strategic Communications Command on Okinawa.

25 years ago, 1992
It used to be that whenever there was a Saturday night basketball game in the Edward Little High School gymnasium, the entire building — all 133,496 square feet of it — was heated to 68 degrees. No more. Now when the Red Eddies are heating up the hardwood, the rest of the school is a cool 55. The days of wasted fuel and money are over, thanks to a new zoned heating system that is paying for itself. It was installed after an interested contractor made the School Department an offer that was too good to pass up: To be paid for the job from the cost savings the new system would generate over an expected three-year period.

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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