100 years ago, 1917
An Auburn woman is rejoicing over the results of the Auburn election, as she says she is the winner whereby she gets the price of a nice coat. She states she is the Republican of the family, but that the “voter” is a Democrat, from which condition the bet originated.

50 years ago, 1967
The walls of Lewiston City Hall were reverberating to the solid bass beat of rock music once again Friday night, and a few Twin Cities teenagers showed up for the first PAL dance since the Nov. 24 destructive disturbance. There was a turnout of some 230 young people, according to PAL officials, some of whom seemed disappointed in the small crowd. They promised to sponsor the weekly dances for as long as possible, but they expressed hopes that more youths will return to the dances. The atmosphere at Friday night’s dance was that of “a regular school dance,” according to one of the seven police officers on duty. All the girls were wearing skirts in line with the no-slacks policy set up since the near-riot. The average age of the youths appeared to be somewhat older as a result of the age standards that were also established.

25 years ago, 1992
After being divided among four separate Auburn locations over the past few years, the 250 local employees of Androscoggin Home Health Services are finally working together under one roof in Lewiston. They will celebrate their move to a sizable new office building at 15 Strawberry Ave. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. AHHS board Chairwoman Connie Earle, past Chairman Paul Gosselin, President David Merk, Lewiston Mayor James Howaniec and Auburn Mayor Richard Trafton will speak at the event. Board members and guests will be offered a tour of the 30,000-square-foot facility, developed on a 4-acre site with frontage on Main Street.

The material in Looking Back is reproduced exactly as it originally appeared, although misspellings and errors made at that time may be corrected.


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