TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
Fund-raising goal of $6500 for a new pavilion and other improvements at Newcomerstown Cy Young Youth League Ballpark quickly met and exceeded. Headed up by First Federal Savings Bank, the fund-raiser collected $8956 in donations.
Frontier Apple Festval Oct. 11-15 in Newcomerstown.
Newcomerstown Schools announced new Internet web site, cancellations.com, a service to help keep parents and students informed of last minute changes or cancellations in school schedules.
Football: Trojans won 45-0 over Garaway; Indian Valley Braves lost to Meadowbrook 33-22; Ridgewood lost 15-0 to Strasburg.
Deaths: Ronald Leonard Foster Jr., 24; Ted Ferrell, 81; Wanita S. Miller, 76.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Tina Norman crowned NHS Homecoming Queen.
Birds Run Grange No. 1366 marking 100th anniversary in October.
Charter meeting of Newcomerstown Lioness held.
Local football: Trojans lost to Garaway, 33-28; Ridgewood beaten by Tuscarawas Central Catholic 32-30; Indian Valley Braves defeated by Wellsville 14-6.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd E. (Charlotte) Bodenheimer, Newcomerstown, 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 11.
Deaths: Helen A. Thomas, 87; Emmaline Lahmers, 74; William Ralph Ford, 85; Ernest D. Larr, 80; Rev. John D. Fletcher, 60; G. Wayne Little, 44.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Contract settlement reached after two-day strike by Newcomerstown school teachers.
Local football action: Newcomerstown defeated by East Canton 13-12 with Chris Hall and Chuck Davis named Trojans of the week; Indian Valley South Rebels lost 42-6 at Strasburg; Ridgewood beat Jewett-Scio 36-6.
Tracy Guthrie, daughter of the Howard Guthrie's, Newcomerstown R.D. 3, and a graduate of Indian Valley South High and Buckeye Joint Vocational School, selected to participate in 1981 Miss Ohio Pageant for Miss USA.
William Ourant, chairman of Lions annual Rose Day, announced Nov. 8 as date for annual fund-raiser for the club's sight-saving programs.
Married: Susan M. Dietrich and Edward M. Johnson, Sept. 20; Gloria Jean Slasor and Timothy Tylor Albaugh, Sept. 13; Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Corle) Hagan, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, 40th anniversary, Oct. 12; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bodenheimer, Newcomerstown, 40th anniversary, Oct. 11; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Silverthorne, Newcomerstown, 60th anniversary, Oct. 16.
Deaths: Harley E. (Buck) Brown, 75; Mrs. Herbert (Alice) Gibbons Hafner, 83; Emil Floyd, 76; Jesse Edgar Munn, 73.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Luther M. Wiandt awarded 50-year membership emblem from Nugen Chapter No. 124, Royal Arch Masons.
Port Washington sets Halloween parade for Oct. 29.
Mayor Chester Sharrock designated Oct. 29 as "Trick or Treat" night in the village.
Trojan Band to perform in National Pumpkin Festival at Circleville, O.
Deaths: Mrs. W.R. (Virginia) Agricola; John I. Furbay, 58; Frank Powell, 35; Mrs. Jessie Forest Moore; infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Rominger; Clyde L. Hall, 68; Horace J. Jackson, 81.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Newcomerstown residents invited to open house at Ohio Bell Co. on Church St.
Members of Newcomerstown Jaycees assemble 150 high school lockers purchased by the board of education.
Plans being made to paint the Youth Center.
Firemen honored at a Lions Club dinner.
Kenneth Gay, 13, grandson of Mrs. Edna Gay, Port Washington, won triple honors at Ohio Youth Talent Contest at Muskingum County Fair.
Deaths: David M. Elwood, 62; John Lee Barker, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Barker.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Pvt. Raymond D. Meek, 17, reported missing in action in Korea.
Trojans trounce Byesville 39-20.
$30,000 bond issue for sewer system in west end of town to be voted on Nov. 7. Newcomerstown's tax rate reduced one mill from 17.30 to 16.30.
Jaycees to present home talent show "It's A Date."
Seniors chose "Mother Is a Freshman" for their class play.
Married: Miss JoAnn Couts and Dayne Lehman; Miss Janice Hinderman and Paul Norman; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Myers, 50th anniversary.
Deaths: W.J. Walker, 73; William Combs, 72.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
Sabotage suspected at Heller when valves of the sprinkling system are found mysteriously closed.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
W.M. Brode Co. awarded contract for overhead bridge at Pilling St.
Formal opening of Taylor's Hardware will be held this weekend.
Homer Cordrey has been appointed superintendent of cemeteries succeeding John Knowles.
Heller Brothers Co. gives banquet for local baseball team at Fountain Hotel.
District convention of the D of UV is held here.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Rev. Carhart installed as pastor of the Presbyterian Church.
Grandma Sarah Shannon, 87, dies at her home on Main St.
Frederick Evans and Miss Mary Wiggins of West Lafayette are married.
Albert Fletcher, 44, dies at his home on Canal St. after long illness.
Miss Ida Brode married at Cleveland to Lewis B. Draper.
Mrs. Siffert, wife of Dr. T.C. Siffert, formerly of here, dies in Canton.
Announcement made of marriage of Miss Grace Gadd and Charles Carr.