Sun Journal for Jan. 16, 2023

Read more about Jan. 16, 1998, in the archives.

100 Years Ago: 1923

Twenty tables of auction were enjoyed Monday afternoon at St. Margaret’s Guild of St. Michael’s parish. The high score was won by Mrs. Howard Mann and the consolation went to Mrs. Herbert R. Coffin. Refreshments were served on the small tables after the game and a social hour passed. Mrs. Willis P. Atwood and Mrs. Chas. B. Carter were in charge

50 Years Ago: 1973

Five wood sculptures by an Auburn artist will be among the items to be exhibited at Thomas College’s Mariner Library, through Jan. 31.

Sculptor Dennis Saindon is presently a senior at the University of Maine at Portland-Gorham, where he is majoring in industrial arts education. Saindon, who began wood carving while in high school, teaches wood carving at Bayside for Kids, Portland.


His sculptures will be exhibited, along with paintings by Denny Winters of Rockport in the Art Gallery. The public is welcome to view the items.

25 Years Ago: 1998

Faces showing signs of weariness glanced at the motorcade as it passed by. Quickly, most turned back to the task at hand, clearing debris remaining after last week’s devastating ice storm.

It was what the dignitaries, led by Vice-President Al Gore, had come to see. But not all was gloom and doom.

Earlier Thursday, Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport manager Paul Karlowitz said he hadn’t seen as much hubbub of a visiting dignitary since 1976, when Walter Mondale, then only the Democratic vice-presidential candidate, flew in to campaign.

Karlowitz stood in the terminal next to the wood stove that was dedicated by Mondale nearly 22 years ago, as Secret Service agents and press coordinators delivered instructions to the dignitaries and media on how to watch the arrival of Vice-President Al Gore.

The Secret Service came in last night,” Karlowitz said. “They do this so often that they can do it in their sleep. They just tell us what they need, and we can make it work.”

Less than two dozen people braved the frigid temperatures to greet Gore, who was flying in by helicopter from Augusta. The man, considered by many as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2000, was on the second leg of the Brunswick to Augusta, Augusta to Auburn tour to view the damage done by the ice storm of 1998.

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