100 Years Ago: 1922

Governor Baxter and staff, Senator Fernald, Congressman White, Prof. Arthur Rudman and other public and Young Men Christian Association notables will be present in Auburn tonight at the dedication of the new YMCA building. Justice Oakes will preside over the dedication exercises to be held in the gymnasium. Finishing touches were made late yesterday afternoon under the direction of  Secretary Handley. A splendid program has been arranged and includes speakers from several states. The public has been cordially invited to attend.

50 Years Ago: 1972

Another structure went tumbling to the ground in Auburn Wednesday to make way for the Union Street bypass. This building on Summer Street once housed Pontbriand Furniture Co., both as a store and as a warehouse, and in the past was the location of the US. Navy recruiting office. The demolition at this point is not part of the main stem of the bypass but clears the way for reconstruction of the Summer Street-Turner Street intersection as part of the total project.

25 Years Ago: 1997

Ricker Senior Citizens will meet at 11 am Thursday at the Poland Community Church Parish House. After a business session, there will be a bag lunch with dessert provided. Brad Bahon, property manager at Camp Omni, route 122, will speak on the activities, history and makeup of the camp.

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