100 years ago: 1918

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce has started a drive for a real road to Portland. It was decided at the meeting last night in headquarters on Turner Street, to hammer away until this object is gained. As a starter, a big delegation will attend the meeting of the State Automobile Association at Portland next Wednesday night and if it can be arranged a speaker from Auburn will put the thing squarely before the association’s members. City Manager Otis spoke of the plans to build better roads for Auburn. They will be gravel bound, well-drained roads, which it is believed are better than macadam. The whole plan for the new road construction and repair has not been fully worked out.

50 years ago: 1968

The Mr. and Mrs. Club of the Court Street United Baptist Church met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Savage, Beech Hill Road, Auburn, for the annual Christmas party. Items for the Warehouse of Hope were collected in place of the usual gift swapping. Rev. Charles Bray provided piano accompaniment for the group singing of carols. Refreshments were served by Mr. and Mrs. James Maur and Mr. and Mrs. Alan Donahue.

25 years ago: 1993

The Edward Little High School class of 1937 met recently to make plans for a class reunion. It was decided not to wait five years between reunions. On June 25, 1994, the reunion will be held at Ramada Inn from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A breakfast for the class will be served the next morning. Those working on the reunion plans are Dorothy Austin Buchanan, Francis Buchanan, Verna Bridges Hobbs, Dorothy Fyfe Cole, Sherwood Frances, Marge Frank Downing, Hebert Parker, Dorothy Foster Kern, Robert Chaplin, Muriel Thissell Murphy, Marjorie Morse Weaman and Kenneth Rogers. Members are asked to notify committee members of any changes of address.

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