Memory Lane

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TEN YEARS AGO - 2001

Groundbreaking held March 5 for Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers restaurant and The Buchanan Oil Company's Marathon Gasoline and Food Mart in Morris Crossing area, Newcomerstown.

Trojan wrestler D.J. Grewell claimed his second state Div. III wrestling championship.

Coach Mark Wolff's Trojans won their second sectional basketball tournament title in three years and was 16-6 on the season after defeating Coshocton 48-37 and advancing to district.

Indian Valley Braves, coached by Frank Polen, finished the season 12-10 after losing to Dover 52-38 in Div. II sectional championship at Steubenville.

Senior Matt Dansby selected as NHS Elks Student of the Month.

NHS senior Michael Lawrence won "Best of Show" in annual Science Fair with his project "How Irons Travel."

Deaths: Doris Marguerite Ward, 91.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991

Iraq accepted terms of a permanent ceasefire in six-week-old Persian Gulf war. Several local area men and women were serving in the U.S. led coalition to restore peace in the Middle East.

Vane Scott, Newcomerstown, awarded "The Spirit of Freedom" award from The Spirit of Freedom Foundation, in recognition of his lifetme dedication to the U.S. and patriotism in America.

Trojans lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic 83-42 in sectional tournament at New Philadelphia High.

Ryan Edwards, Gnadenhutten, a member of Gnadenhutten Boy Scout Troop 429, achieved the Eagle rank.

Married: Telia Jo Bichard and Kristopher (Casey) Little, Feb. 2; Mr. and Mrs. Thurman (Jean) Rausch, St. Rt. 751; West Lafayette, 45th anniversary, March 2.

Deaths: Richard J. Bordenkircher, 69; L. Estelle Caudill, 51; Susie Shepherd, 53; Gilbert Hart.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981

Household Finance Corp. and Wallace Murray Corp. agreed in principle to a merger in which HFC would acquire Wallace Murray, operator of Simonds Cutting Tools plant in Newcomerstown.

Official Census figures released with drops in population indicated for Newcomerstown, 4,155 to 3,955; Stone Creek, 171 to 150, and Gnadenhutten, 1,315 to 1,180. Increased populations: Port Washington from 550 to 580; Plainfield, 183 to 224; West Lafayette, 1,719 to 2,224, and Kimbolton, 247 to 253.

John Hackenbracht, Newcomerstown, elected president of Ohio Fruit Growers Society.

Local area basketball: Coach Mike Gunther's Trojans won the Class A sectional tournament game against Conotton Valley 50-44, with Ben Wright scoring 15 points and Tim Davis, 14; Brenda Willams scored 20 points in Trojan girls 66-39 loss to Buckeye Trail in sectional tournament; Ridgewood lost to Coshocton 58-54 and Lady Generals lost to Claymont 54-45 in Class AA sectional tournament; Coach Charlie Huggins' Indian Valley South Rebels rolled over Guernsey Catholic 78-42 in sectional at New Philadelphia.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne (Mary) Plants Sr., Newcomerstown, celebrate 25th wedding anniversary Feb. 26.

Death: Robert McVey, 53.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971

Francis H. Martin, manager of local A & P Store f or 20 years, honored by company for 40 years of service.

Miss Dayse DaCunha, 17, Bambui, Brazil, is Rotary Club exchange student here.

Married: Teresa Snelson and William Parks; Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Rausch, West Lafayette, 25th.

Deaths: Mrs. Laura Brown, 66; Mrs. Catherine Tufford Brown, 70.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961

Five-year-old John Ellis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ellis, Neighbor St., hurt when hit by car on W. State St.

March 11 marked the sixth anniversary of the tornado that struck Newcomerstown in 1955.

Jaycees Dixieland Minstrel will dock the "Steamboat" March 9-11 in high school auditorium.

$1,016 given here in March of Dimes drive.

Deaths: Harvey H. Kail, 70; Charles E. Hawk, 84; Jay J. Myers, 82; John H. Hart, 61; Mrs. Vera Burris, 45; Harvey Opphile, 60.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951

Cecil R. Haver selected "Man of the Year" by Jaycees.

Council approves $30,000 bond issue for west end sewer system.

Dog quarantine in effect all over Tuscarawas County.

Rev. J.P. Lockner, Buffalo, N.Y., is new pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church in Port Washington.

First National Bank and Oxford Bank now insured with Federal Deposit Insurance Co. for $10,000.

Rev. Henry Holyoak heads Easter Seal drive.

Miss Phyllis Jean Cunningham and James Lewis Bradshaw married in St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Deaths: Mary E. Miskimen, infant; Mrs. James Decker, 73; Jacob Harbold, 51; Miss Lillian Gombar, librarian for 16 years.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941

Flood of tax money pours into the county treasury from Newcomerstown as tax strike ends.

Rev. George Shurtz receives promotion as U.S. Army chaplain, to the rank of Major.

Local firemen aid in battling $16,000 blaze in West Lafayette.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931

Fred Eugene Crater dies of injuries in auto accident.

Married: Miss Helen Deshler and Russell Fletcher; Miss Elizabeth Widder and John Shaw married at Wheeling, W.Va.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921

Council accepts the Miskimen platt west of River St.

F.L. Euga and son, Arthur leave for Texas to negotiate oil property.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911

The Hikers club gives a masquerade ball in Burris-Sells building.

Roy Elliott buys half interest in Kandy Kitchen.

Deaths: Israel Vogenitz, 78; Rev. E.Q. Quillen.

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