100 years ago: 1918

William E. Conant of North Turner recently went into the Sun office with a Green Mountain potato, one end of which had grown through the handle of an iron. Evidently, some child had lost her plaything which became buried in the garden and as the potato grew it reached it and kept on growing, coming out on the other side of the handle.

50 years ago: 1968

Plans for the annual Winter Sports Equipment Exchange sponsored jointly by the Auburn Parks and Recreation Department and the Auburn Ski Association will be discussed tomorrow morning at a meeting at the city building. Norris Ingersoll, APR superintendent, said the committee will meet to finalize plans for the annual event. The session is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. According to Ingersoll, the sale, one of the more popular events each year, will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Articles for sale will be accepted between 4 and 9 p.m. on Friday. Winter sports equipment will be accepted for the exchange, including skates, skis, ski boots, snowshoes, sleds, toboggans and winter clothing.

25 years ago: 1993

The Auburn Art Club met Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. George T. Bain, Auburn, when a recording titled “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” was presented by Mrs. Hubert Hudson, a member of the hostess committee. Assisting with the hostess duties was Mrs. Raymond T. Mills.

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