100 Years Ago: 1921

A record-breaking audience greeted the Chapman concert artists last night at City Hall. There was nothing to disappoint them, for it was certainly a wonderful concert. Many people came to hear Justin Lawry, Lewiston’s own singer. For many it was the first opportunity in ten years since he has been away. Always possessed of a fine voice, he has fulfilled all that was predicted of him and more.

50 Years Ago: 1971

The Newcomers Club meeting at the Roundhouse Motor Inn, Auburn, on Monday at eight o’clock will have Raymond A. Geiger of Lewiston as guest speaker. A report will be made from the “committee of four” which is completing work on a welfare project, selling stationary and cards. Proceeds will go to a local civic project. Reporting will be Mrs. Richard E. Arsenault, Mrs. John  Hampshire. Mrs. Charles L. Swisher and Mrs. Rudolph Straub.

25 Years Ago: 1996

Summer came early to Auburn city employees who fought the winter doldrums with an outdoor cookout. Each contributed perishable items in order to participate by filling a  box of items to be given to those who have fallen on hard times, but don’t qualify for assistance. “It was fun. We had a good time,” said account clerk Denise Brown, who organized the event with Jane Steeves, administration secretary in the Community Development Department. Clad in hats and gloves, city electrician Ray Pelletier manned the grills outside despite a snowstorm. Employees collected a very large box of food, soap, toilet paper and other items that will be distributed to welfare applicants who don’t qualify for assistance, Brown said. There’s always that group that falls in between the cracks General Assistant Director Edgerly said.

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