25 years ago
A final report on Marietta's city finances show that $312,304 was left unspent last year, the largest carryover in recent memory. Auditor Tom O'Brien attributed the excess to income tax collections and state-shared taxes that were larger than expected, as well as more interest earned on city checking accounts.
50 years ago
Judges for the National Cleanest Town Contest have rated Marietta's "Clean Up-Paint Up-Fix Up" community improvement program as one of the three best in the nation among cities with populations from 10,000 to 25,000. Marietta will now compete with Neptune, New Jersey, and Bedford, Indiana, for the top award in this category.
25 years ago
Marietta High School seniors Elizabeth McGlynn and Julie Hohman will travel to Europe this summer with the American Musical Ambassadors Band. They will perform with other outstanding high school musicians in Paris, Milan, Venice, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Amsterdam, and London.
100 years ago
Mrs. Abbie Bragg and Mrs. James Immel, both residents of Greene Street, had their wash day plans upset when they found their copper wash boilers were missing. It is supposed that the boilers were stolen for the copper and sold to a junk dealer.
Compiled by Linda Showalter Marietta College Special Collections.