100 years ago, 1917
Lieut. Col. Palmer of the First Maine Regiment, Coast Patrol Corps wants 345 comfort bags within a week. This means a busy week for the sewing committee of the local League for Women’s Service, and they will have to enlist many in the work. The materials will be cut and ready to give out at the opening of the league headquarters next Tuesday in the Robbins’ room of the Y. W. C. A. home on Bates street in Lewiston.

50 years ago, 1967
The highlight of events which herald the arrival of spring and coming graduations is the annual junior-senior prom when the girls have a chance to wear lovely long gowns and the boys change their sports clothes for dinner jackets. This year the three high schools, St. Dominic’s, Lewiston and Edward Little, held their proms last night. St. Peter’s School Hall, where students of St. Dominic’s High School and their guests (night) away , was decorated in the theme of “Egyptian Splendor.” A miniature carousel centered the dance floor at the Edward Little gymnasium emphasizing the carnival theme. “Love Makes the World Go Round” was made a reality at the Lewiston Memorial Armory for the LHS ball.

25 years ago, 1992
Athletes from area communities gathered at Bates College last Friday, all part of a regional track and field meet sponsored by Special Olympics of Maine. More than 75 challenged athletes held to their promise — to do their best — as they recited the Special Olympics pledge under the direction of Lewiston Mayor James Howaniec. Runner Shawn Levasseur of Edward Little High School lit the giant ceremonial torch marking the traditional opening of the games. Students and their coaches and teachers from Lewiston, Auburn, Turner, Leeds and Greene marched in procession to the Lewiston High School band to the cheers of friends and families.

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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