25 years ago
This year's Christmas parade caused a traffic jam in the center of Stanleyville, as a crowd of 250 to 500 braved bitter winds and snow to see Santa. Parade organizer, Becky Moore, who was dressed as a giant pink rabbit for the day, said that 35 units participated.
50 years ago
The familiar "Number please" will be heard no more in Beverly, Barlow, Lowell, Lower Salem, Watertown, and 16 surrounding communities. After years of planning, engineering, and construction, modern dial telephone service will be activated and new phone numbers assigned.
100 years ago
Large crowds witnessed the feature picture, "Ivanhoe," at the Grand Theatre, one of the finest of its kind ever shown in this city. Students from Williamstown and Marietta high schools were in attendance.