100 Years Ago 1923

When several young men residing in the vicinity of Thorne’s Corner detected an unpleasant odor, a few days ago, they started out to discover the source. They literally followed their noses, and the search led them to a shed in the unoccupied buildings owned by Henry Spaulding, where, on the floor, lay the body of a dead cow. The matter was reported to Dr. L J. Dumont, health officer, who made a visit to the place. “The cow had been dead for several months,” said Dr. Dumont, when asked about the affair. “How long? I couldn’t tell. But the odor was so bad that one would not care to be nearer than the window.”

50 Years Ago 1973

Einar Gustafson, better known as “Jimmy” of the Jimmy Fund – one of the largest cancer funds in the world – will appear in Auburn in June as part of Central Maine Medical Center’s observation of National Cancer Survivors Day.

25 Years Ago 1998

Maine operates a drug court known as the Project Exodus Drug Diversion Program. The program began in January, and there are about 20 to 25 people enrolled, said Andrew Bloom, assistant district attorney and director of Project Exodus. To be eligible, participants must be nonviolent criminals with a substance abuse problem and a desire to overcome their addiction. About half of the current participants are heroin addicts, 25 percent are alcoholics and another 25 percent are alcoholics with addictions to marijuana or cocaine, Bloom said.

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