100 Years Ago: 1922

Led by Thomas Leonard of the boy’s department of the Auburn YMCA and Arvard Rohan, physical director will leave the YMCA at 9 am this morning for a walk to Deer Rips power plant and the Androscoggin River where they will inspect the plant, eat lunch and continue along the river and enjoy games and stunts. The boys are instructed to bring their lunches. The party will return to the “Y” at about 4:30 for a swim in the tank.

50 Years Ago: 1972

Crews from the Auburn Highway Department are currently rebuilding catch basins on Dennison Street, as that artery is being re-built in connection with the Code Enforcement Project. Before the project is completed, the street will have received a new surface and new curbing. The work is the city’s contribution to the federal funded program.

25 Years Ago: 1997
(from a Sun Journal photo) Each month, local home schooled students gather for book reports. For May, the topic was historic figures and the students were encouraged to dress as the person they read about and deliver their book report in the first person. Pictured are: Chelsea Coolong as Florence Nightingale, Rebecca Frechette as Sarah Noble, Michael Turgeon as Squanto, Tanya Turgein as Pochahontas, Jessica Hunnewell as Annie Oakley, Charlee Stockwell as Rosa Parks and Kristy Turgeon as Sacagawea.

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