TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
Caito Foods Inc. to break ground in Newcomerstown Industrial Park Jan. 3.
Coach Mark Wolff's Trojan basketball team defeated Coshocton 55-48 to win the Coshocton County Boys Holiday Classic.
Judy Jones was elected president of Newcomerstown Senior Citizens.
Married: Julie K. Loader and Kevin T. Waldron, Oct. 21.
Deaths: M. Maxine Funk, 81; James M. Hammond, 53; Bessie M. Deffenbaugh, 86; David A. Ramey, 62; Freida A. Mason, 88.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
Highlights of 1990 in review included the dedication of a new pool at Cy Young Park, the planting of a "Peace Tree" at a memorial located in front of Riverside Manor care center, dedication of a new Youth League field, and Newcomerstown High School winning the Inter-Valley Conference All-Sports banner for 1989-90 for championships in football and boys/girls track and second place finishes in baseball and golf.
W.M. Brode Company of Newcomerstown received the contract to replace the bridge on Rt. 751 over the Tuscarawas River at Orange.
Local area basketball: Trojans won 75-68 over Sullivan Black River Pirates; Lady Trojans lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic 64-43; Indian Valley Braves defeated Garaway 68-55 and Tuslaw 55-52.
Agnes VanDusen, president of the American Baptist Women of the First Baptist Church, West Lafayette, read the Christmas story when the group held their Christmas dinner meeting in the church fellowship hall.
Death: Helen S. Neff, 87.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Mayor Charles Holdsworth read two resignations at Newcomerstown Council meeting. Carl Smith, a 20-year member of the fire department and assistant fire chief resigned, and Donald Zeigler resigned as fire chief and was named assistant fire chief. Ed Groff was appointed fire chief.
Tuscarawas County Auditor, Donald Kinsey announced new tax rates following reappraisal of property values. The new rate for Newcomerstown was 39.49 mills; Port Washington, 42.66, and Stone Creek, 42.79.
Gary Myers was promoted from manager of the City Loan office in Newcomerstown to manager of the Newark office. He was succeeded at the Newcomerstown office by Jeff Orr. Both graduated from Newcomerstown High School.
Fire heavily damanged the mobile home of James Whyde, Pershing Ave., Newcomerstown.
Brenda Williams scored 18 points and Wanda Thompson, 16 points in the Trojan girls 65-45 loss to Coshocton.
Trojans upset 44-39 by Indian Valley South Rebels. Leading scorers for the Trojans were Ben Wright with 16 points and Bob Meek with 12. Von Beal scored 13 points for the Rebels.
Undefeated Buckeye Trail won their seventh victory 55-39 over the Trojans.
Charles Arth, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, was re-elected chairman of the Tuscarawas County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service.
Mrs. Robert Decker was honored by Buckhorn Grange for her 13 years as secretary. She was awarded the "Accurate Secretary's Award."
Brian Rose made a banjo of different types of wood and a fingerboard of ebony with mother-of-pearl designs at the woodshop class of Ernie Art at Newcomerstown High School.
Deaths: Mrs. Edward (Vivian) Barker, 54; Mrs. Alvaretta Riffle, 87; Chester A. Anderson, 86.
(The News regrets additional information for the Memory Lane Column was unavailable this week)