TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
NHS class of 95 graduates to receive diplomas May 28 with valedictorians Jennifer Berndt, Staci Malterer and Leah Spengler, and salutatorians Danielle Lahmers and Lisa Gay.
Ridgewood graduation set for May 28; top five percent of class included Rebecca Gordon, Nate Malenke, Susan Patterson, Jason Ribble and Debbie Scott.
Indian Valley High School's graduation to be June 3. Aaron VanVickle was valedictorian and Lisa Frey, salutatorian.
Deaths: Alfred Leroy Butler, 77; Doris J. Murphy, 66; Tammy Kedigh Ross, 30; Mildred I. Mizer, 77; Jack Daniel Fechuch, infant.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Graduation exercises May 27 at NHS with 107 seniors graduating. Valedictorians were Johnnie Kenney, Jamey Lower, Jocelyn and Courtney Smith. Tonya McCoun was salutatorian.
Trojan boys track team won the Div. III regional track title defeating 55 other teams.
Some 130 candidates comprised the graduating class of Indian Valley High, Gnadenhutten. Commencement set for June 3 with co-valedictorians Christine Corra and Eric Renner, and salutatorian Kimberly Laisure.
Ridgewood High's 26th annual commencement was to be May 27 in West Lafayette with 109 graduating. Top five percent were Mark Brill, Mike Harsh, Trista McNeal, Ingrid Yoder, Katrina VanBibber and Brent Wyler.
Deaths: Whitley Nicole Lehman, infant; Floyd C. "Andy" Myers, 83.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Diplomas received by 107 NHS graduating seniors.
Simonds plant in Newcomerstown awarded scholarships to Kevin Hart, Lisa Purdy, Cyndi Lehman and Tim Rine, all Newcomerstown; Elaine Heston, Cambrige, and Kirk Paisley, Indian Valley North.
Bonnie Tidrick installed as president of Newcomerstown Parent-Teacher's Assn.
Ellen Hogue, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hogue, Newcomerstown, returned from eight-month stay in Costa Rica as Rotary exchange student.
NHS spring sports banquet held with Capt. and Mrs. Kenneth Wolff receiving special award for helping the Booster Club. Dan Mozena and Donna Hannahs received J.D. Milburn awards and other awards went to Tim Rine, Brad Lineback, Rick Lehman, Tom and John Hashman, Ben Wright, Kurt Hall, Matt Eggleston, Brad Nolan, Mike Crank, Brenda Williams, Michelle Nay, Kim Simpson and Cyndi Lehman.
Married: Kendra Ebersbach and Jerry Burris, May 17.
Deaths: Carl Boltz, 65; Mrs. Lucy Roof Rose, 93.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Weather Seal, division of Georgia-Pacific, announced closing of plant here June 1.
Graduating class here comprised of 105 seniors.
Village Council accepts bid of $177,251.10 from Clearfork Construction Co. Inc. of Mansfield for construction of new water system here.
Clyde Tufford resigns as chief of police at Port Washington.
Assembly of God Church, pastored by Rev. Fred Schmidt, holds Loyalty Sunday with 116 members attending.
Trojan Jim Thomas placed third in 440 yard dash at State trace meet in Upper Arlington. Mile relay team of Thomas, Don Zeigler, Tim Poorman and Tim Peoples placed sixth.
Mayor Chester Sharrock proclaims May 22-23 "Popy Days" here in conjunction with Thomas Montgomery Post 431 American Legion Auxiliary.
Deaths: Jennie H. Gaumer, 70; Mrs. John H. (Hattie Murphy) Rietz, 85; Martha Godwin, 85.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Newcomerstown one of five towns in Tuscarawas County to show loss of population since 1950 census.
Ruby Davis and John Murphy top-ranked students in NHS class of 1960.
Rhea Denning is valedictorian of Port Washington class of 1960, and Thomas Decker, salutatorian.
Miss Elizabeth Zuchegno and William A. Shalosky married at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Deaths: Charles E. Milburn, 79; Arthur Taylor, 74; Mrs. Cora Moore, 68.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Rev. John H. Bradbury delivers baccalaureate sermon.
Dr. Alfred Hotz, former Newcomerstown resident, is Port Washington commencement speaker.
Thomas C. Cappel fatally injured whne hit by car.
IOOF Founder's Day program attended by 80.
Deaths: Mrs. Lewis Loader, 67; Mrs. Dova Wilson, 76.
Clarice Page married to Clarence H. Smith at Lakewood, O.
Vernon Linberg re-elected president of PTA.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Newcomerstown Historical Society plans to erect a monument on spot where the first sermon of the Northwest Territory was preached.
Buses and private cars take 300 local high school students to Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia for outing.
Heller union votes to strike but wait labor council.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
Fund-raising street concert to be held by Boy Scouts.
Calvin Hartline, 58, postmaster, dies following appendicitis operation at Coshocton Hospital.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mercer celebrate golden wedding anniversary.
Ben C. Robinson, local sports writer, spending several weeks in Canada.
Ben Milligan resigns as street commissioner.
The American Legion, through its secretary Franc Raine, receives charter from national organization.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Eight girls and one boy comprise this year's graduating class.
Supt. J.B. Foster resigns as head of local schools and will move with his family to Colorado.
Rev. Dr. C.H. Beck, president of the Muskingum Conference of the MP Church, elected president of West Lafayette College.