Sun Journal for Dec. 10, 1997

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100 Years Ago: 1922

Among those leaving today to attend the meeting of the Maine State Grange are Mrs. Charles E. Jackson, Greene, Androscoggin Grange; Mrs. Nellie Hascall, Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Roakes, Mrs. W. G Durgin, Lake View; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Boothby and Miss Sarah Thorne, North Auburn; Mrs. H.M. Woodman, Mrs. W.H, Thomas, Auburn; and Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Field, Thornes Corner.

50 Years Ago: 1972

Work on the construction of the new McDonald’s Hamburgers Inc. building on Center Street is underway and equipment is on-site, working on the first stages of the building that is expected to be open next spring. Construction is expected to continue through the winter months. The building at the right will be demolished to make way for the new establishment. The site is located between Park Motor Mart and Snow’s Inc.

25 Years Ago: 1997


Lewiston voters elected Kaileigh Tara as the city’s next mayor In a special runoff election Tuesday. Tara stressed community pride throughout her campaign. It apparently struck a chord with voters. Despite her newcomer status — the election was her first attempt at public office — voters jumped on the “New Wave” Tara’s campaign created.

Norm Poulin, a former city councilor and retired street beat cop, lost by 8 percent of the vote.

“I think the people of Lewiston are in for a pleasant surprise,” said Tara, following the election. “I’m really eager to get to work.”

“I can hold my head up high in the community and say I ran a good clean campaign and I’m proud of that,” Poulin said after the results became known. “I have no regrets whatsoever. It gave me an opportunity to work with my kids and I enjoyed that.”

Poulin said he has no intention of seeking office in the future, “I’m going to take it easy, he said.” Tara won the election by 583 votes.

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