50 years ago
Jesse Price and Jack Hardman of the Beverly Library Association are seeking a site for the proposed Beverly Public Library building. One possible location for the facility is a plot of school property at the corner of Third and McIntosh streets in Beverly.
100 years ago
A dispute between Mrs. Dollie Barnhart and Mrs. Earl McKitrick, Pike Street neighbors, nearly turned into a riot before police were called. Barnhart was converting a cow stable in her yard into a chicken coop when McKitrick, armed with an axe, charged upon her. One of McKitrick's children brandished a butcher knife, while the others fired a volley of snowballs at Barnhart.
Compiled by Linda Showalter, Marietta College Special Collections.