Gladys Wise (Mrs. Clyde Casteel) is seen in this 1950 photo with Santa Claus (aka Jesse Wiandt) at the former Clow plant on State St. Santa was visiting the Clow employees' children and distributing treats. Wiandt played the role of Santa for the children of Newcomerstown for many years according to his daughter, Mrs. Carol Cramlet.
TEN YEARS AGO - 1998
Robert James scored 39 points in Trojans 90-58 win over Tuscarawas Central Catholic and became Newcomerstown's all-time leading scorer with his career 1,101 points.
Ridgewood Generals 4-0 on season with wins of 84-41 over Jewett-Scio and 67-49 at Lakeland.
Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce announced David Stiles, agricultural education instructor at Indian Valley High in Gnadenhutten, winner of the "Educator of the Year" Award.
Candice McMath, Gnadenhutten, Indian Valley High sophomore, selected for Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation Leadership.
Married: Cynthia Rae Heston and David Scott Sievers, Sept. 26; Mr. and Mrs. Mark (Sara) Ashcraft, Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary, Dec. 15.
Deaths: Marjorie M. Randles, 94; Glenn Johnson, 92; Joan E. Swain, 69; John W. Calvin, 52; Inez R. Robertson, 75.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1988
Bob Hunt named president of Newcomerstown Senior Center.
Trojans in first place in Inter Valley Conference with 64-50 win over Malvern.
Indian Valley Braves lost 46-45 in last second of game against Garaway.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell (Melva) Marquand, West Lafayette, 50th wedding anniversary, Jan. 7.
Deaths: Neilan N. Landis, 68; Wilbur H. Dayton, 83; Lawrence C. Howell, 68; F. Rebecca Endlich, 35.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1978
Newcomerstown Council passed a fair housing ordinance for the village.
Coach Gary Sterrett's Trojans upset undefeated Indian Valley South Rebels 49-42, and lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic 78-67.
The Chris K. Yanai Tax Office in 35th year of accounting and tax service.
Married: Rebekka Annon and William F. Larrick, Dec. 8.
Death: Mrs. Leona Snyder, 43.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1968
Newcomerstown area of Interstate-77 to be opened in late 1969.
Columbia Gas of Ohio plans $24,000 investment for Newcomerstown customers to receive better service, according to local manager, Calvin Danford.
Tuscarawas County Budget Commission allocated $14,500 to Newcomerstown Public Library.
Army Chief Warrant Officer Arthur J. Miller, Port Washington, receives Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service in Vietnam.
Married: Miss Charlotte Marlene Simmerman and George D. Osborne.
Trojans clobber Ridgewood Generals 70-45; Indian Valley South defeats Dover St. Joe 55-54 overtime.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1958
Automatic gates, flasher lights and bells to be installed at railroad crossings at Goodrich, River, and College streets.
Pvt. Robert Cross gets parachutist wings.
Jane E. Benedum, recent graduate of White Cross School of Nursing, passes State Board nurse exam.
Married: Connie Lee Shull and Donald Urban; Joan Jones and Donald O. Ferrell; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rennard, golden anniversary.
Deaths: Frank Neff, 71; Ross E. Swagger, 76; Ivan E. Ellis, 26; Daniel A. Overholt, 87; Charles Reppart, 76; William McCormick, 88.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1948
Clow plant Christmas bonuses amount to $350,000 for Newcomerstown and Coshocton plants.
Elmer Portz, R.D. 1, named Tuscarawas County corn growing champion.
Wibb Little, attending Kent State University, named on Ohio Conference All-Star team.
Married: Jean Brenneman and John Heller; Fern Quillen and Raymond Herbert; Eva Murphy and Charles Grove; Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Kaiser, golden anniversary.
Virgil G. Knowles, 74, dies at his home on Chestnut St.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1938
Misses Bess Evans, Thelma Thompson and Mary Foust, local teachers, spent Christmas in Florida.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1928
American Legion will present "Bound in Morocco" at high school auditorium.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1918
Fr. Arthur Zuker, pastor of St. Francis de Sales Church, is transferred to Sugar Grove, Ohio.
Novelty Brick and Coal Co. placed in hands of receivers.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1908
Willis Tschudy appointed councilman to succeed C.C. Newton, who resigned.