100 Years Ago: 1922

Phillip Sirois of Lewiston caught a four- and one-half pound salmon and six smaller fish at Lake Auburn Tuesday. The salmon was entered in the E.S. Baribault prize fishing contest and is the largest fish recorded to date.

50 Years Ago: 1972

A special meeting of the Auburn School Committees will be tonight, and members will be given a recommendation on what action should be taken on Sacred Heart School. Ralph Noel, chairman of the ASC special committee: which has been negotiating with representatives of Sacred Heart Parish, said Monday night his committee will present to the full school committee a recommendation on what action should be taken.

Noel declined Monday night to disclose the recommendation indicating that the committee should hear the report first. The agenda for the Wednesday session indicates that action will be taken by the school committee, and it is anticipated that the school should be purchased by the city.

The school ended its existence as a parochial school when it closed its door last month at the end of the school year. The closing precipitated considerable controversy within the parish and the ASC was given a price of $250,000 for the purchase of the facility.


Members of the ASC and the parish representatives have been carrying on for some weeks. The ASC sub-committee has viewed the structure and has had ether city officials check the aspects of the structure.

25 Years Ago: 1997

Penley Corner Church of Auburn will open its doors at 2 p.m. July 13 for the annual all-faith service. The Rev. Richard Cullen of the Park Avenue Methodist Church will give the sermon and Wilbur M. Penley of Forest Hill, Md. will lead the service. Others taking part: Norma Rice-Could, organist; Elaine Penley Ordway, guest book; Elizabeth Vickery, programs; Maurice Penley and Edward Staples, ushers. Charles and Louise Sylvester invite all to their back lawn for refreshments after the service.

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