100 Years Ago: 1918

Columbia Hall, in Lisbon Falls, has been quickly turned into a hospital and there are now more than 30 patients being cared for there. The State Authorities have provided two doctors and several nurses to assist the local physicians. The local Red Cross has been busy putting the hospital to readiness, making masks and helping in the care of the sick. The entire town has responded to the needy and is assisting the town in caring for the sick. There were no church services held today and there will be no meeting of the church societies until the epidemic is over. The societies are now actively working at the hospital.

50 Years Ago: 1968

The fall and winter season for the Central Maine General Hospital Woman’s Association will open on Oct. 9 in the Heritage Room at Steckino’s Restaurant when a “Get acquainted hour” will be held at noon. Working on the plans are Mrs. John D. Clifford III, program chairman; Mrs. Henry G. Lumbard Jr., president of the association; Mrs. William R. Huston Jr., hostess and reservations chairman.

25 Years Ago: 1993

Approximately 500 plants, trees and shrubs, valued at $15,000, were pulled from Newbury Street Park on Main Street and thrown into the Androscoggin River, Auburn police Sgt. Don Hamel said. Over 400 newly planted shrubs and trees were retrieved Monday from the river behind Florian’s Market where the park is still under construction, but it is unknown if any will live. Police believe the incident took place overnight Sunday and request anyone with information to call 789-7331.

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