25 years ago
Low attendance at meetings has caused the Marietta Chapter of Amnesty International to disband during ceremonies at the First Unitarian Universalist Church. The organization is dedicated to securing release for political or religious prisoners.
50 years ago
A state contract for an Interstate 77 overpass of Glendale Road will be made if Marietta's city council passes the consent ordinance for construction of the highway through the city. The proposed ordinance is opposed by the River Gas Co. due to unclear definition on reimbursement for costs of relocating gas lines.
100 years ago
Owners of automobiles who are willing to give an hour of their time delivering dinner baskets to the poor on Christmas morning are needed. Associated Charities are also making arrangements for the annual New Year's entertainment for the poor people, to be held in the assembly room at the court house. A large Christmas tree loaded with toys and clothes will be the feature of the evening.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.