100 years ago: 1918

A committee from the Auburn Chamber of Commerce discussed the proposed sites for the YMCA building at a meeting Friday evening. The proposed sites given much thought were on North Main Street, the old Webster Grammer School, the lot on the so-called clay bank and the Conant property on Turner Street.

50 years ago: 1968

Members of the Lewiston Finance Board this evening will hear from Lewiston Public Works Department Director William Adams during a regularly scheduled meeting. Adams, who is also interim chairman of the Interim Model Cities Committee, will discuss with finance board members the acquisition of funds for the Model Cities program, as some $6,000 is needed to get the program off the ground.

25 years ago: 1993

With a giant “shamash,” James Platz of Poland lit seven of the jumbo candles on the 10-foot high menorah he constructed himself. “Don’t let the light go out. Let it shine through our hopes and fears,” sang a group of children clustered around the base of the mammoth nine-pronged candelabrum. Once lit, the menorah cast a glow over the approximately 130 area Jews gathered in Great Falls Plaza Tuesday night to commemorate both the seventh day of Hanukkah and the continued presence of the small but devoted Jewish population in the Twin Cities and surrounding towns.

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