100 Years Ago: 1923

Senator Brewster was “delighted” with the news that Governor Baxter would not seek the nomination for another term. He regarded Governor Baxter’s decision as a big help to his own candidacy. Personally he knew a great many people whose first choice would be Baxter, but who would support him if Baxter didn’t run.

He was also advised today that Congressman Nelson, the choice of the much advertised, “secret conference” would not be a candidate for governor. Sen Brewster’s friends feel that the situation has cleared up splendidly.

50 Years Ago: 1973

The Senior Youth Group of Calvary United Methodist Church and former members of the group were guests of Rev. and Mrs. Edward L. Fenderson at the parsonage, 27 Blanchette Street, Lewiston this week. Attending were Miss Lorna Beaton, Miss Betsy McGraw, Miss Susan McGraw, Miss Nancy Titus, Miss Jane Fenderson, Mrs. Larry Duchette, Mrs. Henry Scott, Dana Irelnd, Eric Parker, Stanley Grant and Donald Grant.

25 Years Ago: 1998


Kennebec Girl Scout Council Inc announces its annual Women of Distinction Dinner earlier this month raised $25,000 to support Girl Scout programs.

The dinner honored Madeleine Corson, publisher emeritus of the Portland Press Herald, and Yvonne Colombe of Topsham, a Girl Scout Hidden Heroine.

Julie Robertson, manager of fund development for the Girl Scout council said  funds raised at the dinner will support quality programming for girls from kindergarten through 12th. grade.

“We are delighted that the dinner was so successful since it is one of our major fund-raising efforts for the year. Thanks to the generous support of those who attended and those who donated their time and skills, or items for our auction, KGSCwill be able to continue offering quality programming for girls of all ages,” said Robertson.

The council serves more than 11,000 girls, ages 5 to 17, and 3,000 adult volunteers in Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, Know, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc, Somerset and York counties.

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