50 years ago
Salem-Liberty sixth-grade students presented an operetta entitled "Thanksgiving Storybook." Solo performances were given by Linda Dennis, Tim Pontius, and Donna Walters. Speaking parts were presented by Jim Thomas, Joann Handschumacher, Ernest Biehl, Gail Barnes, and Greg Griffin.
Plans are finalized for the annual Marietta Christmas parade, with Jerry Meador as parade chairman and Wayne Morgenstern as parade marshal.
Units include mounted riders, fire equipment, and representatives from area clubs and organizations.
25 years ago
People in the neighborhood around Wayne Street are complaining to City Hall about the bad smells coming from the waste water treatment plant on East Eighth Street. Service Director Lantz Hinson says that several local companies have waste water treatment facilities that contribute to the foul odors in the area.
100 years ago
Marietta will soon have buffet parlor car service between this city and Cleveland, over the Pennsylvania and B. & O. railroad.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.