100 Years Ago: 1923

The Women’s Auxiliary of Lewiston Post American Legion, will meet at the Legion Hall, 36 Lisbon Street, next Wednesday evening. The mothers, sister, wife or daughter of an ex-service man is eligible to become a member of the auxiliary. It is planned to have an election of officers for 1924 at the meeting of Dec. 26.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Several men of the B’nai Brith have volunteered to ride along with Auburn Police officers on Christmas Eve as a goodwill gesture. Police Chief Peter Madore said the men will ride in the cruiser between 6 pm and 2 am, but will not be doing any police work. They’ll be along just for the purpose of keeping the police company. Those volunteering Christmas Eve are Roger Granier, Michael Abronson, Norman Izanstatt, Joel Goodman, Peter Cohen,Henry Frank, Michael Cohen, and Sherman Shapiro.

25 Years Ago: 1998

Sara Marquis, an eighth grade student at the Elm Street School, has taken on the first step in becoming an internationally-recognized artist by winning a local competition conducted by the Mechanic Falls Poland and Minot Lion’s Club.


Marquis’s poster is among more than 300,000 entries worldwide in the 11th annual International Peace Poster Contest.

“Peace is very important and people all over the world should be involved in it,” the 13 year-old from Mechanic Falls said.

Out of the posters created by the Elm Street School students, Marquis’s entry best portrayed the contest’s theme.

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