TEN YEARS AGO - 2001

St. Paul Lutheran Church of Newcomerstown announced plans for a community social event on Aug. 4 to help raise funds toward rebuilding the church destroyed by fire in October 1999.

Tonya Weese was crowned queen of the West Lafayette Homecoming. Junior queen was Hannah Worthington, and mini queens were Allison Norman and Kimberly Kaser.

Thomas "T.J." Guilliams, 15, Coshocton, died from a gunshot wound after participating in a deadly game of Russian roulette.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene (Sherrie Baker) Foltz, missionaries in Thailand, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary June 26.

Deaths: Fredrick R. Snyder, 77; Ethel Kimble, 95.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991

Newcomerstown school board to place one-mill renewal levy for permanent improvements to Newcomerstown schools on November ballot.

Partial solar eclipse occurred Thursday, July 11, at about 2:45 p.m. when the moon's shadow began passing in front of the sun partially obscuring the sun.

Deaths: J. William "Bill" Welsch, 64; Charles R. Welker, 82; Gustave D. Kartman, 95; Erville H. Medley, 81; Robert Craigo, 49; Audrey F. Knox, 89; Eugene W. Day, 66; Lois M. Patterson, 66; Gladys L. Johnson, 86.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981

Newcomerstown Council approved a budget of $592,210 for 1981.

George Herbert, Newcomerstown, only remaining original charter member of local Moose Club was honored on the club's 68th anniversary.

Local area football players selected for fourth annual East-West Charity All-Star Football Game July 31 in Dover's Crater Stadium were: Chris Hall, Jamie Wilden, Alan MacKinnon and Ben Wright of Newcomerstown; Jim Lee, Kris Lusk, Greg Michael and Greg Caudill of Ridgewood; Scott Urban, Jim Miller, Joe Gray and Todd Gardner of Indian Valley South.

U.S. Postal Service introduced ZIP4, an expanded ZIP code of nine digits to help improve service.

Rotary Club exchange student Ingrid Bjere was guest speaker for Lions Club.

Don Mizer elected chairman and Jerry Lahmers, vice chairman of Salem Farm Council No. 3.

Married: Linda Jane Kohl and Thomas A. Swartz, June 27; Carla Anne Cox and Ted Stuart Mercer, June 27; Glenda Jean Simmons and Jeffrey Dean Celuch, June 20; Helen Johnson and David Fairchild, July 4; Viola S. (Candy) Grewell and Phill E. Anderson, June 19.

Deaths: Mrs. William (Mae) Ridley, 70; Justin Watson, 11 days; Mrs. Theodore (Dorothy Carol) Klusty, 45; Martin Herberholz, 67.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971

Mary Regula, 15-year-old daughter of Bill and Janis Regula, Newcomerstown, to play piano on television's "Polka Varieties."

Married: Linda Christine Sherman and Dr. Paul Wesley McFadden; Katherine Gibboney and William Shirner; Susan Jane Miller and Harold E. Riffle.

Deaths: Harry (Bud) Winters, 63; Lizzie F. Emler, 81; Ella Mae Hill, 81; Stella Boltz, 86.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961

Total of 1,165 applications taken at new Kurz-Kasch plastics plan.

New corporation formed to build bowling alley in Newcomerstown.

Rev. Edwin Prophet installed as pastor of Presbyterian Church.

Walter R. Hinds, N. College St., retires after 37 years as funeral director.

Deaths: George Miller, 48; Tom Schlegelmilch, 54; Howard K. Moore, 82.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951

Charles Raine elected commander of Thomas C. Montgomery Post American Legion.

Reappraisal of real estate on basis of 1941 ordered.

Ohio Power Co. to send power bills out every two months.

Heavy rains bring relief to sweltering residents and parched ground.

Scouts Kenneth Loader, Jim Baily, Dick Basehart and assistant leader Dale Longsworth inducted into Order of the Arrow.

Married: Mrs. Alsie McPherson and Russell D. Walter; Miss Mary Joyce Todd and Pfc. Dale Thompson.

Deaths: Mrs. Mary Burdell, 93; Mrs. Martha Jane France; Mrs. Martha Walters, 81; William B. Taylor, 59; Mrs. Charlene Schumacher, 43.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941

Dr. Hildebrand to practice in Canton.

Bell towers in both schools being repaired.

Moose Lodge opens new home on Canal St.

Hellers and the Union awaiting Labor Board decision.

Steel arrives for new bridge on Cross St.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931

E.J. Bergman, Coshocton, purchases Miskimen property on Cross St.

Waldo Thompson, manager of Bairs, given surprise party by his employees.

Mrs. Charles Yingling wins high honors in song fest at Uhrichsville.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921

Atty. J.S. Hare joins Atty. Brooklyn Bridge at his office here.

George Costen, Chicago, buys controlling interest in Fontano and Charles Grocery.

Harry Lyons, captain of local baseball team, breaks collar bone in ball game.

Charles Botimer and Miss Mildred Gruesenski, Cleveland, married.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911

Atty. Frank Murphy marries Miss Harriet Campbell, Cleveland.

Scoopy Stitts catches 30-lb. catfish near railway bridge.

A picnic excursion leaves Friday for Columbus.

B.E. Newton successfully passes pharmacy test at Coshocton.