25 years ago
According to Mark Bartlett, chairman of the Marietta Civitan Fruit Cake Committee, the club has received its Claxton Fruit Cake for 1988. The fruit cake will be sold in area stores and businesses, as well as door to door.
50 years ago
Edward A. Strachan, aviation machinist's mate first class, USN, of Marietta, recently joined the Hurricane Hunters at the naval station in Puerto Rico. His job is to locate and track tropical storms and hurricanes to provide early warning for evacuations.
100 years ago
Two steers that were being driven to the slaughter house on the West Side became frightened by a passing train and dashed down the sidewalk through the busiest section of the city. Women and men scattered in all directions, but the animals were shortly brought to a stop by those in charge, who were armed with clubs.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.