TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
D.J. Grewell first-ever state champion in wrestling from Newcomerstown High School.
Lisa Wolff won Best of Show honors for her project in local Science Fair.
Duane Smith and Robert Leonhard received 50-year membership pins at father-son banquet of Lone Star Lodge No. 175 and Nugen Chapter 124 at Newcomerstown Masonic Temple.
Basketball: Trojans lost to Malvern 53-48 in sectional championship at Dover ending season 14-8; Indian Valley Braves won their sectional tournament at Dover 65-55 over Sandy Valley; Lady Trojans end season 14-9 after losing 58-42 to River Local in district tournament at Steubenville.
Married: Mr. and Mrs. Ed (Margaret) Hamsher, Dover, formerly of Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, March 4; Mr. and Mrs. Greg (Janice) Porcher, West Lafayette, 25th anniversary, March 8.
Deaths: Fredrick Triplett, 58; Betty Tennant, 78.
(Note: Incorrect information appeared in last week's Memory Lane column. The 2000 Lady Trojans were not the first-ever in school history to win a sectional tournament. The 1976 and 1977 Lady Trojans won their sectional tournaments.)
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
John Buckey, NHS sophomore, named Tuscarawas County winner in American Legion Americanism and Government test.
Buckeye Girls State delegates from Ridgewood High School were Darla Hamersley, Denise Wilden, Heather George, Amy Hamilton and Latina Duffy.
River Local defeated Ridgewood Generals 66-53 in Div. III district semi-finals at Meadowbrook High, Byesville.
Deaths: Alma Kinsey, 84; Virginia Hammersley; Roger Hart, 55; Robert E. Burch, 73.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Robert Snader, administrator, and Edith Helter, the first resident of Riverside Manor Nursing and Care Center, accepted the Ohio Health Care Assn. "Buckeye Award" given to the local nursing facility for its high standards of patient care.
Susan Greathouse, Newcomerstown, visited by entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond while she was a patient at Children's Hospital, Columbus.
Newcomerstown wrestler Brad Nolan advanced to state tournament at Columbus.
In Class A sectional basketball tournaments, Trojans lost to Zanesville Rosecrans 64-43, and Indian Valley South Rebels won their 10th sectional, defeating Lakeland 73-39. In Class AA, Ridgewood lost to Claymont 68-49.
Deaths: Mrs. Rebecca Sterns, 87; Dennis Hagan Mizer, 74.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Francis H. Martin, manager for 20 years at local A & P Store, named manager of the Coshocton store.
The 1970 census is being compiled - 1960 census shows Newcomerstown's population at 4,273, a decrease from 1950.
Elks Lodge presented $600 from Youth Center trustees in final payment of Youth Center building.
Leslie Besst, retiring from park board after 24 years, honored at dinner.
Annual father-son banquet of Lone Star Masons attended by 75.
Deaths: Edward Kuhn; Paul Mercer; Joel (Dode) Rehard, 88; Mrs. Irene Sweitzer, 50; Raymond Smith, 71; Mrs. Anna M. Rausch, 83.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Dr. Henry Schrickel, Mt. Pleasant, O., opens office on River St.
Mercury drops to four degrees below zero March 8.
Despite ice and snow, 105 attend World Day of Prayer at Trinity Methodist Church.
Mrs. Jeanne Kinsey, clerk in the Ohio Fuel Gas Company's Newcomerstown office, honored for perfect audit by Ohio Fuel.
Mrs. Stella Patricia Cochran and Richard Nolan married in St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Deaths: Edna Neighbor; James Shaw, 85; Dominick Kochowski, 65.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Plans made to dedicate new park to Cy Young.
Annual meeting of Dairy Cooperative Assn. attended by 325 at high school.
Two inches of snow falls, mercury drops to 11 degrees.
Miss Eileen Cunningham and Edgar Addy married at Church of the Nazarene.
Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Williams of near Birds Run celebrate 50th wedding anniversary.
Deaths: Lawrence R. Stanley, 22; Mrs. Leota Thompson, 64.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Plans drawn at Dennison for new athletic league with the Trojans as members.
Trojans lost first tourney tilt to Cadiz.
Local relief problem presses village.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
Fred Barthelmeh is elected president of the Chamber of Commerce.
Trojans among favorite for district basketball tourney.
Mr. and Mrs. George Ames announce marriage of their daughter, Dorothy to John McKean.
Mrs. Lillie Nugen Shield dies at home of her niece, Mrs. Jerry Starker, E. State St.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Newly organized Chamber of Commerce to hold Booster Meeting.
Coshocton Glove Plant will open a plant here.
Francis Raine returns from Louisville, Ky., with his bride, the former Miss Janet Jones.
Miss Louise Cloy dies at her home on Church St.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Heavy rains cause ice-blocked river to overflow. Water reaches E. State St. crossing.
Ernest Kovacks, 8, instantly killed when struck by train at College St. crossing on way home from school.
Rev. J. Wahl, pastor of local UB Church, dies of shock following amputation of arm due to dog bite.