TEN YEARS AGO - 2008

The Newcomerstown Public Library announced plans for a farmers market each Friday through Aug. 29.

Lifeguards at Cy Young Park in Newcomerstown said they would provide swimming lessons two weeks in July.

Amy Miller, a teacher at the Newcomerstown Middle School, was recognized prior to the Middle School’s "Mini Relay for Life." She was given a "Humanitarian Award" for her efforts to promote the American Cancer Society and cancer awareness.

The Isleta United Methodist Church announced plans for a 150th year celebration on July 20.

Jayde Bricker and Riley Kellish, fourth graders at the West School, are pictured helping plant flowers at the school in a beautification project funded through a Learn and Serve Grant.

U.S. Cong. Zack Space spoke at the Tuscarawas County Township Association’s annual spring banquet.

Deaths: Jeffrey W. Roe, 54, New Philadelphia; Alice G. Henry, 80, Port Washington; Roland L. Hackenbracht, Jr., 83, West Lafayette; Max G. Stansbery, 92, Newcomerstown; Catherine M. Triplett, 54, Newcomerstown; Dixie L. Huey, 64, Massillon.

Owner Stacy Pettit and The Ohio Exchange Co. opened shops in some train cars at The Unusual Junction west of Newcomerstown.

Speakers at the Newcomerstown Memorial Day service included Maj. Malcolm S. Ritchie of Newcomerstown and Newcomerstown High School senior Nathan Adamik. Lt. Col Harry Kenney was the speaker at the Port Washington Memorial Day service.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998

Newcomerstown High School graduation set for June 7 for 87 graduates in Lee Stadium with Julia Booth, valedictorian and Angela Smith, salutatorian.

Indian Valley’s graduation June 6 at the high school in Gnadenhutten with 137 to graduate. Nick Lautzenheiser was named valedictorian and Jennifer Lehman and Sarah Stovicek, salutatorians.

93 graduated from Ridgewood High School May 31.

Receiving spring sports awards at NHS were: Ryan Hendershot, Robert James, Chad Elliott and Nathen Sellers, baseball; Michelle Somogye, Jamie Welch and Samantha Fickey, girls track;  Sascha Stein and Matt Lehmers, four-year awards and J.D. Milburn awards; Andy Archer, Mike Myers and Chad Rose, boys track.

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy (Carol) Bourne, Newcomerstown, 40th wedding anniversary, June 8.

Deaths: Donald H. Steffen, 85; Wilbert "Punch" Mathias, 98; Flora L. Cognion, 86; Richard H. Bonnell, 83.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1988

Newcomerstown village operations going "high tech" with new computer system.

New 25-unit Riverside Apartments opened in Newcomerstown with Melba Guy, social services coordinator.

Lee Brown, Gnadenhutten, named "Work Study Coordinator of the Year" at spring conference of Ohio Association of Supervisors and Work Study Coordinators.

Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. John (Essie) Buss, Largo, Fla., former Newcomerstown residents, 50th; Mr. and Mrs. Don (Marge) Courtwright, Port Washington, 50th.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978

Prize-winning journalist Robert W. Carter returned to his hometown to deliver the commencement address to Newcomerstown High’s class of 1978. Crater, a graduate of NHS, dealt with several Presidents and reported for Scripps-Howard newspapers during his years in Washington D.C.

West Lafayette Homecoming slated for June 14-17.

Trojan baseball team Inter Valley Conference co-champions with Malvern. Coached by Chuck Eicholtz, the team included David Lehman, Bill Craigo, Dean Furbay, Dan Vannucci, Mark Crank, Jim Williams, John Hashman, Dave Baker, Mark Sheppard, Tim Rine, Paul Marstrell, Jerry Addy, Glen Hunt and Don Tylicki, with Kevin Arnold, manager.

Married: Judy Beth Waggoner and Charles Curtis Simmerman, May 20th; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Patterson, 60th anniversary, June 12; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Taylor, Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968

Record crowd of some 1200 attended graduation for NHS class of 1968 at Lee Stadium.

Two people killed and several injured in gas pipeline explosion at Plainfield.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958

Seventy seniors graduate from local high school.

St. Paul Lutheran Church and St. Jacobs Lutheran Church, south of town, merge.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd McCormick, R.D. 2, purchase Hill Top Nursing Home from Mrs. Viola Keffer.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Porcher, R.D. 2, observe 55th wedding anniversary.

Deaths: Paul E. Carte, 50; Mrs. Harold Slasor, 61.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948

Gene Ellsworth Baker, 18, dies unexpectedly while visiting at the home of his aunt and uncle, Orland and Vernita Stocker of Kimbolton.

Clow Co. grants general pay increase of six-cents per hour.

J.E. Stewart sells the Red and White Store, Main St., to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Baird, Port Washington.

Married: Miss Bonnie Jean Thornsley and William Patterson; Miss June Patterson and Clarence Miller.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938

Delegation including George Beers, John Atkinson, Herbert Prasser and Supt. W.B. Hayes goes to Washington, D.C., to  seek support for an amendment to flood control bill.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928

The Zimmer Lumber Co. moves from Canal St. to Main St.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918

Housevies must sign card to get supply of sugar for canning.

Severe electrical storm does considerable damage west of town.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Robinson celebrate 50th wedding anniversary.