Lewiston Evening Journal for Feb. 27, 1973

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100 Years Ago: 1923

The third and last entertainment under the auspices of the American Legion will take place Tuesday evening at the Opera house. Robert A. Burden will be the entertainer and in a varied program of readings will amuse his audience as reports come that he is a whole program in himself. The entertainment will be followed by a dance.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Auburn police checked Monday night a report of a strange object in the sky over the Auburn Drive-In Theater — but came up with nothing.

It was about 8:30 p.m. that police received several calls from people who said they had sighted a strange-looking flying object over the Danville area of the city.


Patrolman Stephen Page checked out the area and found nothing unusual. He theorized that planes landing at the nearby Lewiston-Auburn Airport may have been what was seen. He checked with airport officials and learned that several had landed in the past hour.

25 Years Ago: 1998

Heather Poland delivered a one-word filibuster to capture the Androscoggin County Spelling Bee Championship Thursday night.

“Filibuster” was the final word spelled correctly by the eighth grader from Tripp Middle School in Turner. She defeated six other contestants from schools throughout the county.

Peter Cullen, a seventh grader at Auburn Middle School was second. He was tripped up by the first o in stethoscope, opening the door for Heather to attempt one more word for the victory.

Kevin Child, who was competing as the winner of the Lewiston Middle School spelling bee, came in third. The word he missed was diffuser.

Pronouncer and judge for the bee was Sue Gerlick, eighth grade language instructor at Sugg Middle School, Lisbon Falls, where the finals were held.

Heather Poland will represent Androscoggin County in the State spelling bee championship, sponsored by the Bangor Daily News later this year.

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