100 Years Ago: 1923

About 500 left for Old Orchard  by special train on the fourth annual outing of the Dingley-Foss Co. of Auburn, at 8:30 Thursday morning. No special program has been arranged, but those on the outing will be granted reduced prices at restaurants and amusement places for the day. J. C. Shepard is chairman of the committee on arrangements. Other members are Arthur Abbott, Frank Day and George Stuber.

50 Years Ago: 1973

The 48th reunion of the Keene Family Association was held recently at the Harris Hill Grange Hall with 36 in attendance. Officers were elected and they are Richard Keene of Auburn, president; Harold Keene of Auburn, vice president; Rosalie Keene of Circleville, N.Y., secretary; and James Keene of Auburn, treasurer.

The oldest person present was Mrs. Elsie C. Keene of West Poland and the youngest was Christopher Elkin of North Liberty, Ind. The Elkin family also traveled the farthest distance.

The event was an all-day affair with dinner and recreational games and also a picnic lunch and ice cream.


25 Years Ago: 1998

Reggie Emery Jr. and his wife, Cathy, are taking over Reggie’s Sales and Service at 1334 Minot Ave., from his father. Reggie Emery Sr. and his wife, Gloria, have run the repair shop for chain saws and small engine equipment for 10 years. Prior to that he worked for Mooney’s on Washington Street for 35 years.

Reggie Emery Jr. has about 20 years experience in the trade. His father will work with him from time to time and the quality of service and workmanship will be unchanged.

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