100 Years Ago: 1923

Scores today joined in the search for the body of a California man, believed to have been drowned from a canoe in Moosehead Lake last Monday morning. Shaw registered at a local hotel a week ago yesterday and gave his residence as Riverside, Calif., although it is understood that he worked recently at Orono. Monday forenoon he engaged a canoe for two hours and has not since been seen. It became known today that a canoe was found floating, bottom up, Tuesday, in Matthews Cove near Moose Island, about four miles from the landing here. It contained a sweater, the ownership of which has not been determined. The canoe Is believed to be the one hired by Shaw.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Rustlers on Trail in Auburn. They didn’t cut ’em off at the pass, but if the wrong kind of cutting is done, these cattle rustlers could be in trouble.

Auburn police reported Monday that three Holstein calves had been stolen from a barn at the Ernest Libby farm, on the Penleys Corner Road, but they also said that while the three animals have a high monetary value they are not for human consumption.

If the theft was an effort to get around high meat prices, the only ones likely to get any business could be the medical profession.


Police said all three animals bear tags on their left ear, numbers 608, 609 and 610. The first is valued at $450 and the other two at $300 each. All three are about three-months-old, police said.

25 Years Ago: 1998

(Sun-Journal photo) Lt. Toby Tiner, left, of the Auburn Police Department, and Sgt. Tom Avery, right, of the Lewiston Police Department, hold open the doors of the Ground Round for some customers Friday evening during the annual Tip-a-Cop night. The two departments spend the evening lending a hand at the restaurant to raise funds for the Special Olympics.

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