100 years ago: 1918

Altho practically no cases of influenza have made their appearance in the Auburn schools, the attendance is seriously affected in various ways, due to the epidemic. Friday Lincoln School showed an attendance of approximately 91 percent. Almost 85 percent of the pupils at Edward Little and Walton were present, with 70 percent at Webster and Chamberlain while figures at the other schools ranged between 70 and 75 percent.

50 years ago: 1968

Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops battled American infantrymen at two points north of Saigon Monday, shelled a dozen bases and towns during the night and burned down 125 homes and undefended hamlets in the Central Highlands, military spokesmen reported today

25 years ago: 1993

With winter snow comes a new kind of assignment for Gould Academy students, who will once again hit the slopes to learn ski patrol rescue techniques and work with local youngsters in a learn-to-ski program at the Sunday River Ski Resort. Administrators say the programs not only provide students with new skills and learning opportunities but help to strengthen the school’s ties with the town. “Ski patrol has been a significant part of my education,” said Justin Wahlstrom, who participated in the program for four years before graduating last spring. “Now I feel comfortable about the medical and first aid fields.”

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