Lewiston Evening Journal for March 27, 1923

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100 Years Ago: 1923

A special meeting of the Clinton Grange was held Saturday in observance of the 36th anniversary of the organization. It was an all day meeting and Worthy master, Lizzie  A. Burns presided. C. M. White of Augusta, chief of division of markets, gave an Interesting talk on “Market of Apples.” At noon a dinner was served.

50 Years Ago: 1973

The Service Fund of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club will be the topic of discussion at the club’s regular noon luncheon meeting, this Thursday, at the Heritage House, at Steckino’s. Resource speakers at the session will include Sister Harriet of the Resource Center for the Visually Handicapped; Mrs. Dorothy Crocker, of the Warehouse of Hope; and Burton Hejduk of Opportunity Farm.

The Service Fund began as a once a year, one appeal procedure, and substantial donations were made to many worthwhile services, including the Retarded Children’s School, Occupational Training Center, and several dental and eye care college scholarships. The largest recent single gift was that of $5,100 to buy an optascope used jointly by St. Mary’s and Central Maine General Hospitals.


Attendance and generous participation in the annual, “chest” effort is requested of all Rotary members.

25 Years Ago; 1998

A Skowhegan ice fisherman has broken a state’s record by landing the largest northern pike ever caught on hook and line in Maine, state officials said. Lance Bolduc caught the 31.2 pound fish in North Pond in Smithfield, breaking the old record of 29.98 pounds caught last season in Rome on Great Pond, according to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Bolduc’s fish, a female filled with eggs, measured 44 inches in length and 22 inches around.

Bolduc said he used a 5-inch sucker, a baitfish, and fought the monster fish for several minutes. “All I could see was the gigantic head passing beneath the ice hole. It was really nerve-racking for a few minutes. I mean, I was pulling bottom weeds along with the fish,” he said.

Getting the fish weighed was more trouble than actually catching it, he said. He and his fishing partners went to several stores and bait shops, but the scales peaked at 30 pounds.

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