100 Years Ago: 1924

A charming auction party is being planned by the St. Margaret’s Guild to be held at the Washburn Parish House on Monday afternoon, January 7th. The women who are in charge are Mrs. Samuel Stewart,  Mrs. Jordan and Mrs. John McMurray. The regular meeting will be held on Wednesday afternoon.

50 Years Ago: 1974

Miss Penny Jo Levesque of Lewiston has been selected for inclusion in the forthcoming publication of Who’s Who of American Women.

Daughter of Mrs.  Fernand L. Levesque and the late Mr. Levesque, she is a race horse driver, trainer and has been a driver trainer of standardbred horses since 1968.

At the age of 16, Miss Levesque received her Fair license to drive in sulky races; at 18, her provisional license; and in 1973, her license. She is the first woman to race at Scarborough Downs in 1971 and is a member of the U.S. Trotting Association.


25 Years Ago: 1999

Senator Susan Collins has announced the nomination of Brian Toole of Hebron to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD.

“A nomination to one of our services academies is a great honor,” said Collins, “and I’m proud to be able to bestow this honor on a student as impressive as Brian. Brian has earned this nomination through a record of strong relationship, leadership and character.”

To be considered for an appointment to the service academies, an applicant must have a nomination from an authorized nominating source, which includes members of congress.

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