25 years ago
Belpre's bicentennial year activities will be kicked off with a proclamation signed by Mayor Lewis Vaughn. Bicentennial balls, a musical, and a founders' day dinner are among the events planned.
50 years ago
Two Washington County boys, both sophomores, are playing on the Marietta College basketball team this season. Dave Wilcoxen, who played at Belpre, has tallied 64 points, and Jack Marks, from Warren High, has scored 101 points for the Pioneers.
100 years ago
Seventy-four baskets of food for the poor were distributed by the local Salvation Army, the Associated Charities, and several churches on Christmas Day. It is believed that there are no destitute families or real suffering in Marietta at the present time.
Compiled by Linda Showalter Marietta College Special Collections.