TEN YEARS AGO - 2007

The Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District approved appropriations of $16,656,376.30 for all district funds.

Newcomerstown High School Homecoming queen candidates were: Keelyne Kissel, Michaela Miller, Whitney Rose, Heather Landis and Shilah Robinson.

The Indian Valley school board approved a five-year forecast but said the forecast shows the district will be operating in the "red" by 2011.

The family of Mrs. Evelyn Watson is pictured in a five-generation picture.

The community is invited to the 95th birthday of Dr. W.R. Agricola, who had practiced medicine in Newcomerstown for decades, prior to his retirement. Matalynn Grace Clark celebrated her sixth birthday.

Kathy McCune and Shirley Belt of Newcomerstown are pictured with country music star Sarah Buxton at the Tuscarawas County Fair. Bucky Covington is the featured entertainer at the Coshocton County Fair.

Lois Merrill of Newcomerstown and Terri Wooten, both of Hospice of Guernsey County, are pictured at a food booth at a recent Ohio State University football game.

Greg Berkshire was named "Favorite Son" for the Frontier Apple Festival.

The Newcomerstown Trojans fell behind in the first half and never recovered in a 30-7 loss to Garaway. Scott Hannahs, who became quarterback because of an injury to Justin Rominger earlier in the year, became the punter, too, when Robb Hendershot was injured.

Ridgewood scored 35 points in the first quarter and defeated Strasburg, 61-13. Dustin Sharier had 100 yards on three carries.

Indian Valley lost to New Philadelphia, 48-0, with Brandyn Murtaugh and Tony Hursey as their leading rushers.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1997

Joanna Guilliams crowned 1997 NHS Homecoming Queen as Newcomerstown defeated Tuscarawas Central Catholic 32-0. Newcomerstown also celebrated 75 consecutive years of Trojan football, and members of the 1972 undefeated Trojan football team and their coach Ward Holdsworth attended the homecoming game and received recognition on the 25th anniversary of their 10-0 season.

Fifth annual Doll, Bear Show, "It’s a Small, Doll World" set for Sept. 27 at the David Baber Civic Center by Newcomerstown Historical Society.

Local area football scores: Ridgewood Generals dominated Jewett-Scio Vikings 66-0; Indian Valley Braves won 26-7 over Garaway Pirates.

Rev. William C. "Pastor Will" Haggis II, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Newcomerstown, honored by his church with surprise 10th anniversary celebration.

Married: Cathy Y. Sellers and Michael E. Douglass, July 18; Mr. and Mrs. Carl (Carol) Gardner, Newcomerstown, 45th anniversary.

Deaths: James W. Brooks Jr., 74; Ronald Lee Halberg, 47; Ruth E. Daugherty, 84; Jeannine Polcyn, 67.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1987

Robert John Moore, seven-month-old son of Judith Nelson Moore and Dickie Moore, died in fire at his home in Mathew’s Trailer Park, SR 258. His mother and three-year old brother were able to escape.

Area football: Trojans 18-7 winner over Tuscarawas Central Catholic; Ridgewood Generals won their homecoming game against Indian Valley South 12-6.

Port Washington Council approved a permissive tax with village residents owning motor vehicles to pay additional $5 when purchasing new plates.

Deaths: Hazel Nelson, 80; Mary C. Lehman, 74; Pearl L. Jacops, 76.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1977

Connie Hannahs crowned Newcomerstown High’s Homecoming Queen with her court including Cheryl Carrico, Jacquie Sharrock, Laura Huffman and Janet McDonnell.

Trojans outlasted Ridgewood for a 7-0 homecoming victory at Lee Stadium. Trojan Tracy Hart awarded the Orange and Black trophy for second straight year.

John Hackenbracht, Newcomerstown, manager of Fruit Growers Marketing Assn., re-elected president of National Apple Month (October) for 1977.

West Lafayette Fire Dept. purchased a 1977 Pierce pumper truck costing $46,000.

Indian Valley South lost 23-18 to Jewett-Scio Vikings.

Clean-up days set for Oct. 12 and 19 in Port Washington.

Married: Miss Julie Ditmar and Steven Eddy, Sept. 3; Miss Patricia Ann Urdak and Larry Dean Russell, Aug. 27.

Deaths: Parks M. Fisher, 69; Mrs. Stella Glazer, 92; Mrs. Oscar (Ida M.) Lightfoot, 88.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1967

Trojans win third straight game by defeating Dover St. Joseph Ramblers 12-8.

Jim Welch and Jim Hagan, both of Newcomerstown, won grand champion 4-H steer and reserve champion steer division, respectively, at Tuscarawas County Fair.

Some 60 persons attend annual Oxford Township School reunion.

Married: Miss Janet Purdy and William B. Starkey.

Deaths: Simeon W. Phillips, 89; George W. Baughns, 57; Zach W. Baker, 83; Ruth Fay Peters, 60; William C. Hoffman, 76.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1957

Oxford School Reunion held with 120 present.

Married: Judith K. Dennis and Wayne E. Moore; Judith Stalter and James E. Bruning; Shirley McGibney and Paul Slaughter; Jane Marie Hogue and James Leland Green, Aug. 31.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1947

Three new housing units for Veterans on Tuscarawas Ave. nearing completion.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1937

Trojans open season with Dennison High School.

American Legion 50 & 8 train is on exhibition this week at National Convention in New York City.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1927

Schools open Sept. 26.

Rev. Gail Thompson new pastor of United Brethren Church.

James Macmillan elected clerk of Board of Public Affairs.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1917

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hart return from Florida to reside here.

Sterling Specialty Co. files $2,000 suit against Nathan Hoffman, junk man, for brass stolen by boys and bought by Hoffman.

 

ONE HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS AGO - 1907

H.R. Rippeth narrowly escaped injury when struck by C & M train at Bridge St.

E.C. Crater, former night guard at Allegheny, Pa., attacked by thugs.