100 Years Ago: 1922

Mrs. Harriet Spiller, who has so efficiently conducted the duties of superintendent for the district of Mechanic Falls, Minot and Poland, was notified today of her reelection to that office for another year. This was a unanimous decision of the members of the joint committee.

50 Years Ago: 1972

The possibility of having a sidewalk art display in Auburn next summer will be discussed at a meeting called for Wednesday afternoon at the Auburn council chamber in the city building. Richard F. Cahill, city planner is spearheading the group which has expressed an interest in the undertaking during the 1973 summer period. The next meeting is scheduled at 1:15 pm on Wednesday. Among those expected to attend are Lucien Dube. George Scott, Don Bush and Dave Collins of the Auburn Business Association, Marcel Berube of the New Auburn Business Group, Mrs. Glennis Lloyd, president of the Androscoggin Valley Art Association and Regis Fournier, who has had experience as chairman of art shows. Such a sidewalk art display in the city would aid not only the participating artists, but also would be good for Auburn business. After the 1973 show such an event could be an annual affair, said Cahill.

25 Years Ago: 1997

The Auburn School Department bus drivers drove away from the annual Regional Bus Safety Conference with top honors. Three of the four conference awards went to Auburn after 172 drivers competed in a driving skills competition judged by Maine State troopers. Mike Henry, head mechanic and spare driver, took first place and Dee Mooney, driver of bus 28, took third place. The Red Anderson Team Award goes to the team with the highest combined score. Auburn took this award in 1995 and again this year. Henry and Mooney will go on to compete in the state competition July 31 at the annual State Safety Conference at Sugarloaf/USA.

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