100 Years Ago: 1921

The Island Park Hotel, situated on beautiful Lake Cobbosseecontee at Island Park, will remain open throughout the month of September. This announcement is certain to cause plenty of happiness to the multitudes who have gone to the Island Park Hotel, seen It and been conquered by it  Under the expert management of J. H. Voyer the hostery has become one of the most famous resort places of the state and indeed the most famous resort places of the state.

50 Years Ago: 1971

The Lewiston-Auburn Business and Professional Women’s Club held a meeting at the Casco Bank meetings rooms in New Auburn Thursday for its first dinner session of the season. Mrs. Georgette Berube spoke on her impressions and observations in her first year in the State House of  Representatives where there are only 15 women members in all.  “Many more women should enter the field of politics and experience the stimulation of solving problems and attaining the goals to serve the people back home.” she said. Mrs. Berube found the veteran legislature most helpful and said she was treated basically as a colleague rather than as a woman. She touched on various bills presented and outlined the procedure of their enactment. A most informative question and answer period followed her talk.

25 Years Ago: 1996

The first-graders at Mexico Christian Academy on Parker Street wore their crowns Friday while doing their afternoon work. The students enthusiastically shared the significance of the crowns, telling the story they heard during library class. “The king never smiled,” six year-old Brandon McLamb said, until the fire truck ride made him smile.” The first graders are Erika Haines of Jay and Terissa Ridge of Rumford, Jacob Brooks of Peru, John Farrington of Andover and Brandon of Rumford.

The material used in Looking Back is produced exactly as it originally appeared although misspellings and errors may be corrected.


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