100 Years Ago: 1921

Such fun as the Shrine Club had at their Kid Party last night, when between 400 and 800 “grave and reverend seniors” as the old college songbook puts it, dressed up to look like their sons and daughters and nieces and nephews — and maybe grandsons and granddaughters — and a whole lot of them dressed to look like their own selves back in the days when they were learning their ABC’s and making spitballs to  the teachers’ delight!  A young party is just the thing to begin the New Year with and even the decorations were young. The committee had chosen pink crepe paper and it swept thousands of rays from the center of the hall forming a rosy cloud.

50 Years Ago: 1971

Auburn police Monday afternoon shot at — but missed — a fox roaming about a lawn at a Mount Auburn Avenue residence. It was about 2:30 that Patrolman Calvin Hunter was dispatched to the Colby Turner home. He sighted the animal and fired a shot, but the fox escaped. There’s reason for concern. Several rabid foxes have turned up in various sections of the city in recent weeks.

25 Years Ago: 1997

Bonnie Lounsbury of the Androscoggin Land Trust will address members of the Auburn Art Club at the High Street Congregational Church on Monday at 3 pm. She will discuss the history of the Androscoggin River. The one-hour presentation will include a slide show and refreshments for art club members. Hostesses for the event will include Lisa Dahlbeck, Mrs. Richard D. Libby, Mrs. Otis B. Tibbette and Mrs. John M. Lockhead.

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