TEN YEARS AGO - 1998

Over 100 Newcomerstown area families benefited from the 23rd annual Share-A-Christmas, and 3,826 families in Tuscarawas County received helped through the program during the Christmas season.

Millie Russell elected president of Newcomerstown Senior Citizens.

Girls basketball: Lady Trojans suffered their first loss of the season, 61-31 to Hiland; Ridgewood 7-1 on season after their first loss, 72-53 to Hiland; Lindsay Cameron scored 13 points to help lead the Indian Valley Lady Braves to a 45-33 win over New Philadelphia.

Married: Aimee Gail Walters and Bryan L. Proctor, Nov. 14.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1988

The Friends of the Library sponsored Poppinjay Puppets performances in Newcomerstown.

Local basketball: Indian Valley Braves won 74-40 over Conotton Valley and lost to Coshocton 69-58; Ridgewood Generals defeated Garaway 75-61.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean (Elizabeth) Hammersley, Newcomerstown, observed their 45th wedding anniversary, Dec. 22.

Ridgewood High School's quiz team took fourth place out of eight teams at competition at Ohio University.

Deaths: E. Dean Tidrick, 57; James R. Hutchinson, 63; Alfred K. Phillips, 61.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1978

No injuries reported in separate fires that completely destroyed the homes of three area families, including the Denver Larrison family on Guernsey R.D. 2, the Gary Rose family of Kimbolton, and the Willis Wright family of Co. Rd. 3, Newcomerstown.

Attorney Tom Little, graduate of Newcomerstown High, Ashland College and Akron University Law School, and having served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps in Norfolk, Va., joined the office of Attorney Richard Young in Newcomerstown.

Charles Arth, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, re-elected chairman of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service for a two-year term.

Cheryl Wells, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wells, Newcomerstown, named Newcomerstown High School winner in Veterans of Foreign Wars essay contest.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1968

Woody Couts, Newcomerstown Middle School sixth grader, wins trip to Washington to the inauguration of President Richard Nixon. He won the trip in an essay contest sponsored by the Kroger Co.

Trojans lost to Garaway 73-57.

John DeRing, Newcomerstown, a member of The Ohio State University Marching Band, going to Rose Bowl in California.

C.C. "Ben" Speelman displays Civil War collection at local high school.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1958

More than 1,200 visitors filed through the Seiberling plant during open house Dec. 9.

Santa Claus gives candy to approximately 900 Newcomerstown children.

Harry Sweitzer, 71, seriously injured in auto crash.

Mrs. Doris Ross installed as worthy matron and Wildon Clutter, worthy patron of Oriental Chapter 106, OES.

Miss Barbara Patterson and Joan Cutshall Hannahs, graduates of Ruth Brant School of Nursing in Martins Ferry, pass state nurses examination.

Jaycees start raising funds for park improvements.

Mrs. Vida Loader Callentine and Mrs. Beverly Norman Crumbly receive diplomas from Ohio State University.

Deaths: Mrs. Clyde Lee, 80; James F. Ames, 59.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1948

Some 700 attend C.I.O. Christmas party for children in high school auditorium.

Trojans defeat Byesville 44-30.

Philip Mardis, 18, loses arm in hunting accident.

Hobby Club and Sr. Y-Teen members take Christmas gifts to children at County Home.

Heller Brothers donate $1,000 to the pool.

BPW Club gives $500 to pool fund.

Over 100 deer bagged in county in first season.

Married: Mrs. Nola Reinhart and Alvie Shurtz; Miss Edna Casteel and Richard Morrison; Miss Freda Guy and Leman Clark.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1938

Trojan football team honored at banquet by Rotary Club.

Neighbor Street Park will be scene of annual Christmas program.

Clow's to pay $3,200 bonuses to employees.

Farm home of Fred Lyons destroyed by fire.

Miss Mary Lou Johns and Sanford Steed married by D.A. Morris.

Miss Florine Marlatt chosen member of Sigma Alpha Iota national honorary music fraternity at Ohio University.

Mrs. W.P. Lease, Wolf, badly cut in face in auto accident.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1928

The News Printing Co. installs new press.

Miss Florence Ellen Ruby and Lorin Johns married by Rev. Bashford.

Deaths: Infant twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. William Nolan die of pneumonia; Mrs. Callie Rogers, 81.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1918

Darrell Beiter reported missing in action.

Elvin Smith dies overseas.

Adam Wigfield sells draying business to John King.

Mr. and Mrs. George Miskimen leave for Sanibel, Fla., where a bungalow is being erected for them by Frank Mercer.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1908

Several business men have had electric lights installed due to low gas pressure.

James Sultzer, shoemaker, dies following a stroke of paralysis.

Mrs. Guy Danford and Miss Maude McPherson honor mother with party on her birthday.

Miss Eva Harstine and Edward Hothem married by Rev. O.C. Kramer

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rehard will leave soon to make their home in Oregon.

A live lion will be on exhibition at the Grand Theatre.