100 years ago, 1917
One carload of phosphate arrived at Lewiston on Thursday, May 31, another on Thursday, May 31st, and another is expected immediately. This fertilizer was ordered primarily for the community gardens but the farmers of this vicinity can obtain same as long as it lasts. It is being delivered from the cars by J. W. Thompson of 582 Main street, Lewiston. This fertilizer was obtained thru the Androscoggin branch of the committee on public safety and is being sold at prices which will give no profit to the committee.

50 years ago, 1967
The nine farmers in Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties who have decided to plant sugar beets, as part of the effort to encourage the success of this new industry in Maine, are to be congratulated. But the number is pitifully small, and their total acreage, 200, will make only a small dent in the major portion of the state quota which has gone begging. But the farm owners who have answered the call are demonstrating the courage to try the new crop. Since the processing factory is in Aroostook County, these farmers face transportation costs which will reduce their profits.

25 years ago, 1992
Lewiston community members have once again outdone themselves in their continual support of Lewiston High School’s graduating class and Project Graduation. The students spend their last night together as a senior class involved in various fun and safe activities. Twin Cities businesses have already given more than $2,000 worth of money and merchandise for the annual event. The contributions are expected to total close to $3,000 as the students attempt to reach a $5,000 goal. The festivities begin on June 5 at 10 p.m., right after graduation. Students are given 45 minutes to go home and change and then are bussed away to the Merrymeeting Racquetball Club in Topsham.

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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