25 years ago
DuPont Washington Works will add up to 100 new employees to their workforce of 2,500. The company offered 50 job openings last May, for which 6,500 people applied.
50 years ago
Winners of the annual Jaycee Christmas Decorating Contest were Mark Schwendeman, 523 Fifth Street, for a manger scene, and J. K. Bailey, 205 Keeler Drive, for elves and a reindeer. Judges of this year's competition were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cayton and Ralph Zinser.
100 years ago
A tall, stately cedar was chopped down on the Stacey farm near Devols Dam and hauled to Marietta, where it will be placed at the corner of the Court House as the Municipal Christmas Tree. Standing 30 feet high, the tree will have lights installed by the B. S. Sprague Electrical company.
Compiled by Linda Showalter Marietta College Special Collections.