100 Years Ago: 1921

The Minot Corner Dramatic Club will present “You Tell Em,” a two-act drama, at Steven’s Mills Grange hall Thursday evening of this week. Pulsifer’s four-piece orchestra will play.

50 Years Ago: 1971

A large area off Center Street, Auburn, where the K-Mart will be constructed, is being leveled in preparation for the footings of the huge building. The area is behind large tanks which were removed from the area formerly occupied by the James D. Callahan and Co. Inc. The Rossi Construction firm is doing the grading and filling work with a large fleet of trucks being utilized in addition to other power equipment.

25 Years Ago: 1996

A good pointing dog for field trials needs to be a fast, well-muscled athlete. The dog must have a field nose, because dogs locate birds by scent, according to Allan Wyman, of Farmington, who has raised and trained both hunting dogs and field trial dogs. For Wyman, the dog’s value is its ability to hunt ahead of the handler. “If the dog finds birds you would have walked up to anyway, that isn’t any good,” he explains. But a dog working well ahead of the hunter has to see the bird before it points, otherwise if it’s too close, it will end up flushing the bird before the hunter gets there. The best dogs can scent not only a bird, but its tracks. That kind of ultra-sensitivity to scent can turn into a liability in a trial if a dog points where a bird had been during the trial just previous — a false point that counts against the dog. They have to have sense enough to know enough and nose enough to know this is the wrong thing,” said Wyman.

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