50 years ago
- SP-4 Michael L. McKitrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce McKitrick of Marietta, was named "Group Soldier of the Month" in Okinawa. McKitrick is a medical specialist with the special forces on Okinawa.
100 years ago
- A large audience assembled at the Patterson school house in Lawrence Township to hear a three-hour debate on the abolishment of capital punishment. It was affirmed by A. E. Gruber, Bessie Gorby, and Maud Patterson; denied by Wilbur Rake, William Heldman, and Ceola Patterson. Judges ruled for the affirmative.