100 Years Ago: 1922

The County Buildings in Auburn were well decorated for the Legion Convention and Shrine Ceremonial. A 65-foot banner saluted the veterans, while a 20-foot banner beneath bore a Shrine emblem. It was first proposed by county officials to have “Welcome” on both banners, but Sheriff Stevens tabooed the idea, pointing out it would not be “the thing” to put on a county  jail.

50 Years Ago: 1972

(from a journal photo) While members of the Maine County Commissioners Association held business sessions at the Holiday Inn in Auburn today, their wives enjoyed a style show this morning at Happy Jack’s Restaurant. Lorraine Boulet is modeling the latest in winter wear while Connie Lambert provides the descriptive commentary. Mrs. Roland Landry, wife of the chairman of the Androscoggin County Commissioners, and Mrs. Donia Girard served as co-chairmen and Mrs. Ann Moore was moderator. Many of the models were county building employees.

25 Years Ago: 1997

Students enrolled in French 2, 3 or 4 will be able to participate in a trip to France during the April vacation through R.F. Educational tours. Jeanna Allen and Sandra Rich of Gray-New Gloucester High School got school board approval that allows 15 juniors and seniors to participate in the field trip. The cost is $1350 per student plus spending money, which will be paid by students instead of through fundraising.

The school board approved the trip for up to 18 students and three chaperones from April through April 26 by a vote of 11 to 0.

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