Journal class

Throwback to June 28

100 years ago: 1922

Today will be Club Day, with Boys and Girls Clubs from Androscoggin, Sagadahoc, Franklin, Somerset, Kennebec, Knox and Lincoln Counties touring. The trip will be a visit to Augusta with the State House, the objective point. Those from the northern part of the twin counties will meet at Winthrop, and those from the lower part at Greene and join the other forces at Winthrop. On the way from there to Augusta, the militia grounds will be visited. The State House and Blaine Mansion will be inspected, and the Governor will receive the young visitors. A picnic dinner will be enjoyed on the Capital Lawn and there will be sports and other activities. The Atherton County Constable is expecting about 160 from the twin counties here and about 700 in all.

50 years ago: 1972

Demolition of the Cushman Hollis Building at Court Street and Minot Avenue to make way for the Union Street Bypass will begin July 10, it was reported Tuesday morning at a pre-demolition conference in Auburn. Four representatives from the State Highway Commission led the session. They were Howard Dority of SHC’s Utilities Division; Donald D. Hathaway, Right of Way Division, Frank Burns, Resident Inspector, and John Richardson, Construction Engineer. Demolition is to be completed by September 16. In attendance were various Auburn city officials, utility company personnel, and Louis Stuart of the Stuart Construction Co. of Cundy’s Harbor, the company hired to demolish the large structure. Hathaway opened the conference by telling the group that the construction company would take possession of the building on July 10. The last tenant, Advance Heel, Co, is due to vacate on Saturday, July 8. The CHS official said Stuart had permission to enter the structure now, for rescue purposes only. Stuart said he plans to salvage wood, bricks, pipes and steel from the old structure. Stuart said he planned to demolish the wooden shed, adjacent to the brick structure, to tear up the train tracks, in the initial phase of the work. This shed contains equipment belonging to Advance Heel Co. and will be released within the next two weeks, officials said. Stuart said plans call for the wooden shed to be demolished with a crane, with the rubble to be removed by a front-end loader.

25 years ago: 1997

A program for men and women who enjoy swimming laps will be offered as a HealthSteps summer program at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center from July 7 through August 31. 27. The program takes place at Bates College’s Tarbell Pool in Merrill Gymnasium, Monday through Friday from 5:50 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. The 25-meter, eight-lane pool is supervised by a certified lifeguard and participants have access to other HealthSteps Programs. The HealthSteps program is under the supervision of Linda Nadeau, Registered Nurse and Fitness Specialist. Fees for HealthSteps summer programs are $40 for an eight-week session. This gives participants access to this class as well as the many other offerings provided by HealthSteps.

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