100 Years Ago: 1922

Mrs. Mary McCullum of Auburn was elected president of the Auburn W.C.T.U. for the coming season at the annual meeting Thursday afternoon at New Odd Fellows Hall. Miss Helen Anderson was chosen secretary and Mrs. Edith Riggs, treasurer.

50 Years Ago: 1972

Junior-Senior Proms, the time when girls are girls in their formal dresses and boys, well, are a bit uncomfortable in their formal attire. In the Twin Cities, both Lewiston High School and Edward Little High School held their proms Friday evening. In Lewiston, the prom theme was “Showboat,” and the  Lewiston Memorial Armory was imaginatively and attractively decorated In keeping with the motif. “Looking to the Future’ was the theme which prevailed in the gymnasium of Edward Little High School where the band was situated under a tent decorated in rainbow colors in the center of the gym floor. Chuck Dube, Junior class president. welcomed his classmates and their guests.

25 Years Ago: 1997

When downtown Rumford’s business strip looks like a comic strip, you know things have gone “Krazy.” That’ll happen this week, Thursday through Saturday when the River Valley Merchants Association sponsors its annual “Krazy Daze” sidewalk sale, a kind of goofy warmup for the summer’s festivals. The “Daze” this year is “Superheroes and Supervillains.” Faster than a speeding bullet downtown employees will discard their secret identities as sales clerks, bank tellers and waitresses and emerge as the legends they truly are. Judges will pick the best costumes, the most original costume and the best group costume at a breakfast Thursday morning at 8 am at the mini mall on Congress Street. Merchants are encouraged to stay in character throughout the three days.

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