100 years ago, 1917
Sheriff Stevens has taken it upon himself to visit all the Chinese laundries and restaurants in the two cities, as the Chinese, he finds are the hardest to impress with the absolute necessity of registering on June 6th. In one Auburn laundry he talked with an aged Chinaman, bent with toil but with a heart as strong for the right as the most patriotic American. When the sheriff had made him understand the object of his visit, that he was looking for all citizens, Chinese or otherwise, to register, the old man exclaimed: “To fight Germans? I wish I young enough. I go fight Germans.”

50 years ago, 1967
Doug MacDonald of Jay notched one of the most spectacular feature event victories in memory at Oxford Plains Speedway Saturday night as he barreled past two cars deadlocked for the lead in the last 100 yards of a 30-lap race which saw only 20 cars in a 37-car starting line-up finish. MacDonald’s first feature win in four years of racing left 3,600 fans who braved 40-degree temperatures momentarily stunned by the sudden turn of events. The wreck-filled feature capped the first of two nights of racing here. To the very last seconds of the race, it appeared Earl Jones of Farmington or Bobby Mayo of Wilton were slated to win.

25 years ago, 1992
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