25 years ago
Marietta Rotary Club Christmas decoration judges will make their rounds this week. Winners will be chosen in religious, non-religious, most original, and door and window categories, with $25 and $50 gift certificates as prizes.
50 years ago
Washington County officials were told by the state archivist that they should take steps to get rid of old records that are no longer needed. It was recommended that each department head make an inventory of county records in storage and that a meeting be held to discuss destroying some of the papers.
100 years ago
A community "Sing" will be held in front of the Washington County court house on Christmas afternoon. Public school children, along with area church choirs, will gather around the big, illuminated pine tree to lead the program.
The people in general are invited to join them in what promises to be one of the most fitting celebrations Marietta has ever had.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.