100 years ago, 1917
Wayne Pond never before was so full of water as it is today. In fact, it includes several square miles of surface more than the oldest inhabitant ever before saw. Directly in front of Leeds Junction station the water comes up to the railroad truck and trees can be seen rising from the water a quarter of a mile away. A barbed wire fence four feet high can be seen only at the top strand, the rest being entirely submerged. It certainly looks as if the drought has been broken!

50 years ago, 1967
The parade scheduled for tonight as part of the Miss Region One Twirling Contest, promises to be a colorful one with some 3,000 baton twirlers, drum and bugle corps and a U. S. Marine Corps honor guard. The marchers will form on Birch, Howe, Horton, Bartlett, Pierce, Blake and Bates Streets and is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 p.m. The parade will proceed down Birch to Lisbon Street, Main Street to Sabattus Street, and Howe Street to the Central Maine Youth Center.

25 years ago, 1992
Beginning next year, Auburn motorists can expect to contend with delays caused by four separate construction projects on Court Street that probably won’t be completed until 1995-96. Two of the four projects have been fully funded for all phases, although some of the construction details are yet to be finalized. These two phases — Minot Avenue to Richardson Street and Richardson to Park Avenue — could possibly be done at the same time because they abut one another.

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