100 years ago, 1917
Don’t forgot the Sandman Party, Saturday, when the little people of Lewiston and Auburn entertain Gov. Milliken as their guest of honor. The parade of the Sandman’s kiddies from the park to the Strand theater is going to be well worth seeing. Two thousand little people in a line, with band playing and banners flying will march. (The Sandman Club is a feature for children published by the Lewiston Journal.)

50 years ago, 1967
A large crew from the Auburn Highway Department worked feverishly throughout the day today to repair a cave-in which resulted from a break in a sewer line under Court Street near the intersection of High Street. The situation was discovered late yesterday afternoon and city officials immediately moved to block off the area to prevent damage or injuries should an automobile crash through the pavement.

25 years ago, 1992
Although between 1,000 to 1,200 people came to choose the best pizza in Lewiston-Auburn Sunday, the real winners were the clients of the Sexual Assault Crisis Center. “The center wins, the public wins, and all the vendors get exposure,” Pat’s Pizza owner Laddie Deemer said of the Pizza Challenge, a event held to allow people to sample pizza from area restaurants with the benefits going to the Sexual Assault Crisis Center. Event organizers were happily surprised by the high turnout. Wanda Sprague, a board member for the center, said “the community response has been tremendous.”

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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