100 years ago, 1917
Tonight at Auburn hall will be held the first public meeting ever held in this vicinity in the interest of the greatest organization for the comfort, life and safety of soldiers that the world ever knew. The Red Cross is everyone’s society. It is the only agency that exists through which one may be absolutely sure of reaching the end desired. Every dollar contributed to Red Cross actually goes into the field. The soldier gets the benefit. It may be YOUR boy.

50 years ago, 1967
Student Government Day was observed Monday in Auburn as 18 senior and junior high school students spent the day with city officials, and climaxed the experience by attending the meeting Monday night of the Auburn City Council. At noon they had luncheon with the city officials at the Culinary Arts Center in Lewiston. The young people from Edward Little High School, Walton and Webster Junior High Schools, and the Sacred Heart School were briefed by city officials on the operation of the various city departments and offices.

25 years ago, 1992
For the 206 graduates of Central Maine Technical College Friday night, jobs are tough to come by. But Sunday River Ski Resort President Leslie B. Otten counseled them that it’s not as important how successful they are at the beginning, recalling his own start after graduating from Ithaca College as a C student. “It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish,” Otten said during the ceremony at Lewiston High School. “If you’re good, you will be recognized. Whatever you do, do it for yourself, do it well and that will promote you.” He urged the students, CMTC’s largest graduating class in 28 years, to try to increase their productivity by four percent each year and in 18 years, they will have doubled their productivity.

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