100 Years Ago: 1921

Oil for the Auburn streets has been ordered and the first delivery is expected to arrive on Wednesday. This year’s supply was of a lower figure than that of last year and it is understood that there is plenty available.

50 Years Ago: 1971

The Pledge of Allegiance and the Girl Scout Promise opened the Monday afternoon meeting of Girl Scout Troop 288 at the Washburn School! cafeteria. Following the singing of songs led by Brenda Marshall, the girls joined in the making of recipe holders for Mother’s Day. Leaders present were Mrs. James Betsch. Mrs. Erlon Rand and Mrs. David Sjostrom.

25 Years Ago: 1996

When the television sets are turned off for a week, can children adjust to the change? How did they manage in the drought compared to how much viewing they normally do? Cape Cod Hill School in New Sharon recently conducted a television survey for National Television Turn-off week on April 24-30, and the results of the study were surprising, said teacher Cheryl Hosenfus. “We knew there were a number of families who don’t watch television and others who are careful about what they watch, but we found from a wide survey the students watched only an average 9.2 hours of television. The survey included video use and games. I don’t think in today’s society, 9.2 hours a week is that unreasonable. It actually is great and says a lot for what parents are doing,” said Hasenfus. Of  200 surveys passed around the school, 88 families responded, with children keeping a tabulation of each show they watched and how often.

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