Lewiston Daily Sun for Dec. 12, 2022

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100 Years Ago: 1922

The  trolley wire on the Portland-Lewiston Interurban line broke at Danville late last night causing some delay in traffic. Cold weather causing the wire to contract is said to have been responsible for the break. Temperature was the lowest so far this season in this section and at midnight the mercury hit close to the 10 below mark at Danville, it is reported.

50 Years Ago: 1972

Henry Davenport, II, of Auburn, was chosen 1973 president of the East Auburn Community Unit Inc. Sunday night at the regular monthly meeting of the EACU, held at the community building. Davenport succeeds James Campbell, who was elected secretary. Other officers elected were Ernest Ray, vice president. and Bryant B. Tribou, treasurer. Chosen to serve as directors were Roland Saucier, Arnold Burgess, Roger Dubois. and Larry Douglas. All officers will be installed at the Jan 14 regular meeting.

During the meeting Norris Ingersoll. superintendent of the Auburn Parks and Recreation Department, spoke of starting a senior citizens club in East Auburn. Further discussion is scheduled to take place at the January meeting.


Members got their first look at the proposed budget for 1973. A first vote was taken and the measure passed.

Davenport reported that the ski tow committee is preparing for another season at the Mt. Gile Ski slopes, with the opening set for the end of the month — providing there’s enough snow.

Plans for the annual New Year’s Party were also completed.

25 Years Ago: 1997

The United Methodist Church of Auburn musicians will present a Christmas concert, “The Songs and Sounds of the Season” at 7 pm. Friday. There will be no admission, however a free-will offering will be taken. Performers will include John Neal, Norma Rice-Gould, Auburn Methodist Handbell Choir, the 4 Park Avenue handbell quartet, Ruth Cannon and Melissa Buzza. There will also be a Carol sing-along.

The material used in Looking Back is produced exactly as it originally appeared although misspellings and errors may be corrected.

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