100 years ago, 1918

The way that the French vote, so-called, in Lewiston will go both in the sheriff’s contest and in the contest for county attorney is the object of much speculation and probably will swing the nomination. At present all candidates are claiming this vote of the Lewiston middle wards.

50 years ago, 1968

Lewiston’s teenage girls will have an opportunity to compete in the Miss Teenage America 1969 program which is being sponsored locally by the Lewiston Recreation Department. The title of Miss Lewiston Teenager will be conferred at a pageant at Lewiston High School auditorium on October 4 and 5. A panel of judges will have an opportunity at that time to evaluate the intelligence, talent, poise and appearance of the contestants. The winner will represent the city at Forth Worth, Texas, and will appear on national television during the contest for the Miss Teenage America title.

25 years ago, 1993.

Residents from the New Auburn and Newbury Street areas will meet Wednesday in the City Council chambers to voice opinions and concerns about neighborhood conditions in need of improvement. The second in a series of three, the hearing is intended to allow resident input for a study required by the federal government for the acquisition of Community Development Block Grant funds. The study focuses on five target areas, attempting to identify and prioritize problems or deterioration leading to unsafe living conditions. Up to $1.2 million is available this year to the city for neighborhood improvements.

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