TEN YEARS AGO - 2000

Ground breaking ceremony held March 23 for new Newcomerstown Public Library.

Randi Welch, NHS senior, named Tuscarawas County Beef Queen.

NHS winter sports awards went to: Staci Miller, cheerleader; DJ Grewell, Keith Ellis, Joe Staser, Paul Welch and Shannon Bennington, wrestling; Jenny Berndt, Bekah Jones, Misti Hamilton, Kasey Lawton and Sarah Porcher, girls basketball; Greg Booth, Andy Wolff, Matt Dansby, Josh Branch and Jason Bryant, boys basketball.

Married: Sandra K. Art and William H. Peddicord Jr., Feb. 14; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne (Bonnie) Mortine, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, March 19.

Death: Colleen A. Rexroad Kehl, 66.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990

Roger Dale Lewis Tuscarawas Valley Chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America held its charter meeting and elected interim officers, including Harry Kenney, president.

Newcomerstown Scout leaders receiving awards at Yandata District recognition dinner in Coshocton were Cheryl Rose, "Cubber of the Year" and Don Norman, "District Award of Merit."

Trojan Matt Crank was winning pitcher in season opening win over Indian Valley Braves 8-6. The Braves had won their season opener 5-2 over East Canton with Brave Brock Belknap belting a two-run homer and Brett Belknap, the winning pitcher.

Charles M. Lenzo of Lenzo Studio, Newcomerstown, won several awards at Mid-East States Affiliated Photography Exhibition hosted by Professional Photographers of Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. John R. (Martha) Carrothers, Conway, Ark., formerly of Newcomerstown, celebrate 40th wedding anniversary April 8.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980

Gary Baker succeeded Gary King as president of Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce.

Band director James Pfeiffer and the Indian Valley South Junor High School Band were headed to Orlando, Fla., to perform in a parade at Disney World.

Jody Paulun won first place in Newcomerstown Middle School spelling bee.

Roger George, president of Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau, presented Gold Tractor Award from U.S. Sen. John Glenn while in Washington, D.C.

Deaths: Mrs. John (Gertrude) Grewell, 72; John D. Young, 59; Marie Foraker Brownfield Sparks, 76; Mrs. John Donelson; Carl S. Caley, 53; Lee Arthur Dunn, 42; R.E. Kirkpatrick, 74.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970

"Ruebella Saturday" set for April 5 for Tuscarawas County children to be immunized against German measles.

William Ourant honored for 18 years of service to The Salvation Army.

Mrs. Betty Norman presents awards from Ohio Federation of Music Clubs to local members, Miss Waneta Wilson, Mrs. Margaretta Brenneman, Mrs. Margaret Gaskill and Mrs. Nellie Lehman.

Ohio Bell Telephone announces toll-free calling between Newcomerstown and Gnadenhutten.

Deaths: Charles E. Beal, 78; James H. Hawkins, infant son of Edward and Mary Lou Sanders Workman.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960

Next-Day mail service slated in local area.

Willis Haver of the local Jaycees wins first place in "Speak Up" contest at Zanesville.

Robert Cramlet elected president of Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce.

Mrs. Cora J. Stocker, 65, Port Washington R.D. 1, dies of injuries received in head-on auto crash; eight other persons injured.

Henry Falken is new Rotary president.

Some 400 attend Moose ceremonial service at local high school.

Deaths: Mrs. Clara Ray, 75; John M. Ross, 90; Foy Hollingsworth, 77; Edward S. Lindsey, 73.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950

Cy Young marks his 83rd birthday.

Repairs planned by Council include hardsurfacing for N. Cross St. and sewer on Tuscarawas Ave.

Summer weather is here - mercury reaches 86.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940

Historical Society pushes plans for a marker on the site of the first sermon preached west of the Allegheny mountains.

School board plans to get a $3,000 loan.

The Clow plant is to cut the pipe shop land into sites.

March 20 is deadline for funds in Sterling plant campaign.

Drive renewed for swimming pool.

Legion offers $100 in prizes in annual egg hunt.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930

Dean Beauregard employed as city engineer.

Miss Mary Folkert, Guernsey, and Gradie Criss, Akron, married.

Mrs. L.B. Palmer elected president of Child Conservation League.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920

Council plans to pave Main St. from the railroad to College St. and from River St. to Goodrich St.

Harry Robinson and Miss Mabel Pope married by Rev. M.L. Oliver.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910

Haley's Comet is visible each evening between 6:30 and 7:30 on clear nights.

Miss Neva Mae Sells and Earl Beattie of Columbus married in Covington, Ky.

A.S. Schear, Mrs. Mary Dent, F.H. Woodard and Charles E. Carrothers appointed census enumerators.

Thomas Ervin, Civil War veteran, and local photographer, dies in Cleveland.

Howard Beeks has purchased 21 3/4 acres of land formerly owned by Sheet Mill Co.

Albert Wolfe has purchased the George W. Miskimen Jr. property on W. State St.