100 Years Ago: 1921

E.L. Smith, cashier of the Shoe and Leather Bank of Auburn, recently received a May basket in the form of a box of chocolates and a bouquet of carnations from the clerks at the bank. The whole company was invited into the home and spent a most enjoyable evening.

50 Years Ago: 1971

Miss Tizz Crowley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Crowley of 143 Pleasant St. Auburn, has been named to the Eagles Honor Society at the University of Maine at Portland. Tizz is a member of the freshman class and is a political science major. She also is a freshman class senator and was social editor of the Viking. A graduate of Edward Little High School in the class of 1970, Tizz took a prominent part in school activities. She served as president of both the American Field Service Chapter and the Junior Classical League, was editor of Station ELHS, served as historian for the senior banquet and was a member of the Pep, Dramatic, Biology and International Relations Clubs. In 1968 she was an exchange student in Austria.

25 Years Ago: 1996

Children in Rumford are getting to know the police officers, but parents take  heart: it’s not because of bad behavior. Teachers have invited the officers to read to the children as part of the National Community Policing Program. “The idea behind it is to get out into the public and get to see people,” Patrolman David Bean said. Bean has enjoyed his time with the children and is heartened by their inquisitiveness. “(Of course) the kids are loaded with questions, Most of the kids are really interested,” he said and the feedback from the teachers has been encouraging, he added. Denise Richard of Rumford Elementary School said she really loves watching the policemen interact with her group of second- and third-graders. One boy was intensely curious about an officer’s gun, and asking questions wasn’t quite enough. — “He kept trying to touch it, a little closer,” Richard said. She noted that the officer handled the situation well, satisfying the boy’s curiosity without letting him actually touch the gun. In Linda Percival’s clase at Virginia Elementary School, Officer Mike Richard showed up a minute late and out of breath. It didn’t seem to bother either Richard or the kids, however. They listened excitedly as he explained to the children that he’d been racing through the streets on a call and almost hadn’t made it. The kids just love it.” said Percival. “They get to see the policemen as real people.

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