Sun Journal for Jan. 12, 1998

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100 Years Ago: 1923

With the mercury hovering around the zero mark all day Friday, snow falling and the wind blowing at a high velocity, it was remarkable that transportation is not completely tied up.The  worst storm of the year was predicted, traveling east Friday.

The local car lines of Androscoggin and Kennebec were still open at 2 o’clock P.M. with cars running practically on time to Waterville, Bath, and Mechanic Falls. Cars on the Interurban were going thru as usual, with word from the utility that no particular fear was entertained of a tie-up under present conditions.

50 years Ago: 1973

A concert presented with no admission charge to further the interest of jazz music was given this week by a Portland dance band in the auditorium of the Auburn Central School.


The Don Doan Band played their own arrangements, mostly jazz which was reported to be in good form. The band consists of 14 musicians including one lady trombonist.

The event, which was reported to have have been a ‘‘very good one,’’ was attended by Lewiston Auburn musicians and a sprinkling of interested persons. Several specialty selections were played and the event proved to be a pleasing concert for those attending.

25 Years Ago: 1998

(from a Sun-Journal photo) Three St. Doms High School seniors have had an opportunity this year to complete a course and get experience on an in training service level with the Healy Day Care Center. The three seniors who qualified for this course are Pat Labrie, Diane Roy, and Cathy St. Onge. Mrs. Joanne Lapointe is faculty for this group.

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