TEN YEARS AGO - 2001

Newcomerstown Veterans Honor Guard dedicated the flagpole outside the new Newcomerstown Public Library that opened April 4.

Dr. Spencer R. Crew, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of History, announced as speaker for Newcomerstown Area Chamber of Commerce banquet April 25.

New ministers locally were Pastor Brent Heishman at Newcomerstown Victory Assembly of God and Pastor Mike Crank at Port Washington First Baptist Church.

Married: Christine Anita Little and Mark David Kmen, Oct. 7.

Deaths: Harry W. Angle, 93; Laura M. Scheibe, 86; David A. Raach, 59; Dr. Robert Watson Dougherty, 97; Kathryn E. Prutton, 91; Mary W. Marlatt, 84; Mary E. Casteel, 90; Wilbert L. Watson, 90.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991

Newcomerstown Village Council approved a tax abatement package for bringing Express Packaging to Newcomerstown Industrial Park.

The Lady Trojans won the J.D. Milburn Invitational Relays at Lee Stadium, and the Trojans finished second behind Tusky Valley.

Newcomerstown 4-H Roadrunners club tied yellow ribbons along Main St. in support of the coalition troops in the Persian Gulf. Carrie Russell was club president.

Jody McCullough, West Lafayette, to be a contestant in Mrs. Ohio pageant in Columbus.

Annette Durben, a student at Wittenburg University, was studying at the University of Haifa in Israel. Daughter of Bob and Diane Durben of Navarre, she is the granddaughter of Bill and Velma Grant, West Lafayette, and Vernon and Kathleen Durben, Newcomerstown.

Deaths: Roger L. Cline, 38; Cora E. Dorsey, 71.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981

Tuscarawas County commissioners pledged $100,000 in rural secondary road and bridge funds to help replace Bridge 1 on Coshocton Co. Rd. 9 west of Newcomerstown.

Alan MacKinnon and the Foundation Equipment Co. of Newcomerstown awarded "Friend of Education" awards at Newcomerstown Teachers Assn. spring dinner at Andy's in Coshocton. Kenneth Beckley was toastmaster and Eugene Riffle showed slides of previous dinners.

Trojan boys track team won its fourth consecutive Newcomerstown Invitational Relays, and the girls team finished third. Dee Roderick and Jeff Mathews were chosen spring queen and king.

Barb Somerville, Newcomerstown, bowled a record-breaking "668" at Emerald Lanes here.

NHS senior Jim Weber and middle school seventh grader Barb Snyder won best of show awards at annual Science Fair.

David Grewell and Gred Howard of Ridgewood High School earned Superior ratings at district Science Fair in Marietta and advanced to state competition.

Married: Jaynie L. Thornton and John G. Norman Jr., March 7; Rev. and Mrs. James E. (Velma) Porter, Barnesville, formerly of Newcomerstown area, 40th anniversary, April 12.

Deaths: Charles H. McCune, 81; Mrs. David (Ada) Davis, 88; Arthur Michael, 77; Charles F. Brewer, 85; Mrs. Addison (Edna) Wiggins, 77; Harry Huff; Mrs. Charles M. (Elsie) Little, 74; Marie E. Keith, 65; Romona K. Steinbach, 28; Louie P. Jacops, 80.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971

Buckhorn Grange marks 75th anniversary.

Local firemen fight several grass fires during past week, and a fire causing major damage to the Alva Kirk home on Mulvane St.

Some 500 children participated in annual American Legion Easter egg hunt at Cy Young Park.

Married: Judith Barthalow and Timothy Goettge; Mary L. Laisure and James Ludwig.

Deaths: Dr. V.H. Sergeant, 75; Ruth Kohler, 71; Earl F. Reed, 57; Russell J. Long, 79; Mrs. Byron (Libbie) Crater, 84; Margaret Grewell Mackey, 72.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961

Mayor James A. Tufford proclaims week of April 24 as Cancer Crusade.

A deed for the Newcomerstown Clow property presented by S.S. Clow to Mayor Tufford.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ruppenthal observe 50th wedding anniversary.

Deaths: Chester R. Best, 64; Rev. O.M. Peoples, 91; Mrs. Snowie J. Williams, 68; Ervin J. Rehard, 71; J.J. Stilgenbauer, 73; Mrs. E.V. Everhart, 83; Charles F. Randall, 81.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951

Cliff Wilson and Jane Addy crowned king and queen at high school spring dance.

Carl Lenzo named chairman for local Red Cross drive. Goal is $1900.

Deaths: Otto J. Beiter, 61; William Henry Roahrig, 78; Mrs. Raymond Ridgely; Mrs. Emma Noi, 84; Mrs. Jacob Boltz, 79; Charles Barthalow, 53; Mrs. E.V. Berry.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941

Tuscarawas County Moravians will join in "First Sermon" dedication Sunday.

500 children take part in egg hunt.

Chamber of Commerce banquet is held with George Cammarn the speaker.

Capacity audience at Trinity Methodist Church hears Newcomerstown Choral Society's rendition of "The Redemption."

The river is at lowest stage in over a year. Only .91 of an inch of rain fell in March and less than that in April.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931

G.M. Cosby, West Lafayette, named manager of local Kroger store.

E.L. Barthalow has purchased the Hummell property on Bridge St.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921

Mrs. Maude Scott received her notarial commssion from Governor Davis.

Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Downs will open a grocery on E. Canal St.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911

Charles Mugford painfully burned when struck in eye by molten babbit metal at Clow plant.