TEN YEARS AGO - 2001

Coach Mark Wolff's Trojans won NHS's first-ever district championship at Athens, defeating Shenandoah 67-60.

Newcomerstown Public Library was in process of moving from the old library into the new facility.

Groundbreaking for new St. Paul Lutheran Church announced for Easter Sunday, April 15. The old church was destroyed by arson fire on Oct. 19, 1999.

Forrest "Junior" Simmons named Newcomerstown Street Dept. commissioner/superintendent.

Married: Kristy Michelle Shivers and Scott West, Sept. 9.

Deaths: Pamela L. Rafika Imani, 44; Joyce Lynn Cramlet, 59; Hiawatha G. King, 65.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991

Newcomerstown 10 to14-year-olds winning local Knights of Columbus free throw competition included Donnell Parks, Dirk Gadd, Tina Smart, Tish Parks, Danny McCall, Walter Hickman, Connie Shaw, Ryan Burrier, Nichole Eicholtz and Troy Lenzo.

Science Fair Best of Show honors awarded to John Buckey at NHS and Shawn Dakin, Middle School.

Jerry Wolfrom, editor of The Daily Jeffersonian in Cambridge, announced as speaker for Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce banquet April 17.

Newcomerstown Women's Bowling Assn. banquet held at Lions Den with tops awards to Karin Evans, Pat Albaugh, Esther Schworm, Kim Jones, Teresa Grewell, and first place Village Cafe team of Irene Williams, Mildred Mizer, Freda Cooper, Evans and Schworm.

Deaths: Kathryn E. "Katie" Bradford, 107, Coshocton County's oldest resident, died five days prior to her 108th birthday; Charles W. Etter, 85; Donald Whyde, 75; Dorothy J. Durbin, 69.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981

Consolidated Rail Company (Conrail) demolition crews razed the landmark depot on Bridge St., Newcomerstown, March 2.

Village landfill fees set at 75¢ for autos and $1.75 for pickup trucks.

Mae Heminger named Newcomerstown Citizen of the Year at annual achievement banquet of local John F. Kennedy Council, Knights of Columbus.

Ingrid Bjerre, 18, South Africa, Rotary Club exchange student here.

Indian Valley South Rebels won their 11th consecutive sectional tournament title 56-36 over Tuscarawas Central Catholic. Joe Gray scored 15 points Eric Huston, 14.

Buckeye Trail won 72-45 over the Trojans in Class A sectional finals. Bill Thompson and Mike Wilkin scored 16 and 13 points, respectively.

Deaths: Virgil Howard Peoples, 64; Mrs. Everett (Louissa) Matchett, 67; Herbert K. Watson, 76.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971

First sectional basketball title in school history won by Coach Gary Caviness and his Trojans when they defeated Hiland Hawks 56-50 and Tuscarawas Central Catholic 59-46 in Class A tournament at Dover.

200th anniversary of Rev. David Zeisberger's first protestant sermon preached west of the Allegheny Mountains to Delaware Indians commemorated at local monument site by members of Historical Society.

Local World Day of Prayer service March 1 in St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Debbie Belcher crowned Newcosean Sweetheart Queen and Tom Heller, King at high school Sweetheart Ball.

Local school board approves budget of $1,007.625.25.

Mae Linard is Heart Fund chairman, and Norma Schreiner, Red Cross drive chairman, in Port Washington.

Deaths: Roe (Roy) Green, 64; Kenneth Daniel Glazer, four months, son of Kenneth W. and Renee Donato Glazer.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961

High school auditorium packed both nights for Dixieland Minstrel.

John Buss and Kenneth Shaw, seniors, chosen to attend Rotary Institute in Cincinnati March 17-18.

Deaths: Harry Postlewait, 49; Sheldon C. Green, 78; C.M. Henderson, 57.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951

Dr. Roy D. Hildebrand named to succeed Dr. C.M. Daugherty as member of Tuscarawas County Health Board for five years.

Mrs. Charles Couts and Mrs. William Tumblin purchase Ritz Sandwich Shop on Bridge St. from Howard Law.

George Sharrock, 45, dies following one-year illness.

PTA Dixieland Minstrel is March 15-16.

Ohio Power appointed Edgar Pickett, W. State St., as district serviceman for Newcomerstown.

Only 500 auto tags sold here to date according to Darwin Biddle, deputy registrar.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941

316 men are this district's draft quota by June 30.

Woodrow Hayes, head football coach at New Philadelphia, will join the Navy in April.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931

Miss Mary Jane Glymer and Ralph Loader are married.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921

New Scout band organized with Mr. Tidball, director.

American Legion leased the Schneider building for its heardquarters.

Atty. Samuel Robinson dies of apoplexy.

Elizabeth, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Portz, drowned in back water of river on her way home from school.

Dwight Schear, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Schear, died after falling on pitchfork at his grandfather's farm in Tuscarawas.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911

Bessie Couts, six, dies of burns received when her clothing caught fire from an open grate at her home south of town.

Fast service will be inaugurated over C & M Railroad May 1.

Edward Cronebaugh and Miss Bernice Johns married at Stone Creek Lutheran Church.

Two train loads of soldiers pass through Newcomerstown on their way to the Mexican border.

Warner Portz, student at Ohio University, appointed cadet at Annapolis.