100 Years Ago: 1923

A haul of 75 gallons of high grade alcohol was made on the Poland Spring road yesterday afternoon, by Deputies Leveque, Maloney and Dobbins of the Sheriff’s department. The seizure came about as result of a tip received at the Sheriff’s office concerning the peculiar actions of a party of motorists on the Poland Spring Road late Wednesday night.

The booze was found buried in the leaves and underbrush on the left hand side of the road about 25 feet from the detour swinging to the left, a short distance from the entrance to the Poland Spring House Road.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Senior girls of the three local high schools and Lisbon High School are being informed of the extended deadline to submit applications for the Junior Miss Title of their school. The girls may submit such applications through Saturday, November 10. Winners at the school will begin representation of their schools on Sunday, Nov. 18. Miss Ellen Cooper of Lewiston who is directing Maine’s Junior Miss Pageant may be contacted for further information.

The Pageant will be held in Lewiston January 19 and 20.

25 Years Ago: 1998

Lewiston Post 22, American Legion, will hold a membership meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 21, in the Post 22 Hall, 190 Bates St. All members are asked to attend. The agenda includes the following: Update on finances and loans, status of honorary life members; talk on veterans’ rights and benefits by Robert Winglass, retired from the Marine Corps; and discussion of the early-bird supper. For more information, call Commander Roger Fillion.

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