100 years ago: 1922
A West Sumner correspondent said, “Crops in this section haven’t suffered much from the rain, but the roads are becoming almost impassable. The water is above the roads in many low places.
50 years ago: 1972
A girl from Auburn was elected governor of Girls State last week, held at Husson College in Bangor under the sponsorship of the American Legion. This is Juliann Knowles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neville J. Knowles of 383 Court St. Auburn, a student at Edward Little High School. Another ELHS student, Barbara Gould, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gould Jr. of 118 Grandview Avenue, Auburn, was elected Secretary of State. Two other Auburn girls, Linda Kennedy and Janet White, also attended Girls State. Miss Knowles will be one of three Maine girls participating in Girls National in Washington, DC. At ELHS, she served as her class secretary-treasurer for two years, a member of the Student Senate, and a school reporter. She was active in the American Field Service program.
25 years ago: 1997
Master storyteller John McDonald will deliver an evening of traditional Maine humor at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center at Bates College. Children are especially welcome and the public is invited free of charge. McDonald performs nationwide and is the founder of the Maine Storytellers Festival held annually in Rockport. His Bates appearance is part of the 1997 Speech and Debate Institute. Students from eight states study at Bates this summer
The material used in Looking Back is produced exactly as it originally appeared, although spelling mistakes and errors may be corrected.