TEN YEARS AGO - 1999

John "Big Dawg" Thompson, famed head dawg of the Cleveland Browns Dawg Pound, made a special visit to Liz Schumacher's class at Port Washington Elementary in recognition of the class leading in the PTO fund-raiser.

NHS fall sports special recognition awards went to Derek McCune, Steve Butler, Jason Bryan, DJ Grewell and Andrew Branch, football; Caine Bricker, Jeremy Welsh and Rick Almen, golf; Lindsey Donehue, cheerleader; Mike Myers, Lisa Wolff, Marcy Eicholtz and Michael Lawrence, cross country; Bekah Jones, Tana McIntire and Misti Hamilton, volleyball.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell (Wilma) Hawk, Dover, mark 50th wedding anniversary, Nov. 13.

Deaths: Charles E. Seevers, 76; Nicky L. Milligan, 49; Francis E. "Gene" Stewart, 85; Carl Billings, 62.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1989

NHS athletes honored at fall sports awards ceremony. Trojan football team won the Inter Valley Conference title with Darren Belt receiving the Coaches Award. Chris Thogmartin of the conference runner-up golf team awarded Medalist Award, and Kevin Glazer named cross country's Most Valuable Runner. Special recognition for volleyball went to Molly McKibben, Terri Russell and Sharla Dobson. Jennifer Bates was Most Outstanding Cheerleader.

Darren Fillman, member of Inter Valley Conference champion Trojan football team, named 1989 Associated Press Div. IV All-Ohio first team defensive back.

Two Church of Love leaders who bilked thousands of men out of $4.5 million in mail order sex-fantasy scam that allegedly included plans for a retreat near Port Washington, were convicted in federal court in Illinois and sentenced to prison.

Trojan basketball team opened season with 88-73 loss to Shenandoah.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred (Frances) Greathouse, Newcomerstown, celebrating 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 2.

Deaths: Rev. Barynt E. Braden, 85; Lee Anne McIntire, infant; R. Dean Wigfield, 79; Robert H. Eagon, 73; Orlan H. Stocker, 82; Irene I. Neal, 80; Forest Booth Swigert, 83; Virginia T. Marlowe, 87.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1979

Ridgewood Generals head football coach, Russ Ashkettle named Class AA Coach of the Year for Eastern District and the Inter Valley Conference after posting 10-0 season record and conference championship. Brad Nolan, Trojan senior lineman, named Class A District Lineman of the Year.

Other players receiving Eastern District recognition were Trojans Doug Bell and Tim Rine, General Rob Hoobler, Jim Lee, Jerry Gress and Dave Overholt, and Indian Valley South Rebels Jeff Cox and Scott Urban.

Peoples National Bank changed to Bank One.

Santa Claus welcomed to Newcomerstown by estimated 600 persons. Community Christmas trees displayed at Riverside Manor Nursing and Care Center and at Valley View Baptist Church.

Indian Valley South Rebels won their opening basketball game 61-42 over Kidron Central Christian.

Married: Mr. and Mrs. Allen Eddy, Kimbolton, 40th anniversary, Nov. 10; Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Smith, Newcomerstown, 35th anniversary, Nov. 24.

Deaths: Lillie Mae Walters, 74; Mrs. H. Leslie (Eva May) Bliss, 84; Miss Sarah (Sally) Lyons, 86; Harry H. Smith, 73; George H. Angle, 85.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1969

Village council gives first reading to ordinance prohibiting trains from blocking railroad crossings for more than five minutes.

Newcomerstown voters warned by Supt. Harold Shingler schools could be forced to close unless the five-mill operating levy passes at Dec. 9 special election.

Local Lions sell 3,300 roses in annual Rose Day sale.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Smith observe 25th wedding anniversary.

Death: W.V. Greenwood, 83.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1959

Movies of Newcomerstown scenes to be shown at Ritz Theatre.

Rep. Kenneth Berry addresses Rotary.

Trojans lose first basketball game to Gnadenhutten 66-39.

Christmas lights are put up this week by Chamber of Commerce members.

Youth Club Inc. seeks 1,000 members.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1949

Funeral services held in Miami, Fla., for Joseph V. Knezevich, 38, former local resident who lost his life in a plane crash in the Everglades.

George Hodapp elected treasurer and president of Heller Bros. Co.

John C. Ross re-elected president of Tuscarawas County Real Estate Board.

Trojan basketball team defeats West Lafayette 47-27.

Rev. George Shurtz announces he is candidate for State Senate.

Mrs. Fred Shephard announces marriage of her daughter, Velma to Cpl. Fred Clements at Tucson, Ariz.

Deaths: James H. Shaffer; Mrs. Floyd Farrar, 54; Victoria Smock.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1939

Earl Treasure becomes mayor.

Heller plant ready for expansion. Over 800 employed.

Trojans win first cage tilt 26-23 in overtime at Dexter City.

John S. Ross opens insurance agency in office of his father, John C. Ross.

Milk prices are increased from 10 cents to 11 cents a quart.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1929

The bridge over the Tuscarawas River west of town closed for a few days.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1919

Sgt. Paul Korns receives citation for bravery from French government.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1909

Loren Vogenitz returns from Chicago where he graduated from Mechano Therapy School.