TEN YEARS AGO - 2008

Nola Mallett and Denny Belle are pictured on the front page during an Afternoon Tea and Vintage Style Show at the Main Street Museum.

Tammy Gray was pictured cleaning up damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ike coming through Newcomerstown and Tuscarawas County. Kathy McCune of The News staff also took damage pictures: Lova Kernkle, Mulvane Street; Carol Widder, Tuscarawas Avenue; E. Main Street, West Lafayette; River Street, Newcomerstown; Jan and Becky Seevers, N. College St.; Bill Casteel.

The 2008 Newcomerstown Homecoming Court included: Brandi Crank, Kirstin Ritchie, Amber Gibson, Taylor Buss and Rashia Deskins. They were photographed by Charles Lenzo of Lenzo Studio.

Mabel Johnson, a life-long resident of Newcomerstown and West Lafayette areas before moving to Alliance, was celebrating her 90th birthday on Sept. 29.

Burton Durr of Newcomerstown was pictured with a sweet potato over six pounds that came from his garden.

Deaths: Melissa L. Robinson, 37, West Lafayette, formerly of Newcomerstown; Dr. Michael McPeak, 50, Coshocton.

Plans were announced for the 2008 Apple Butter Days Festival in Newcomerstown. Charlene Kehl was announced as the "Favorite Daughter."

Country singer Jake Owens was to be the featured performer at the Coshocton County Fair. Other entertainers included Scott Epperson and Bruce Newman, who were to portray Deputy Barney Fife and Gomer from Wally’s Service Station, characters from The Andy Griffith Show.

A powerful Malvern team improved to 5-0 with a 55-7 victory over Newcomerstown. The Trojans’s score came when quarterback Serafin Sanchez connected with Tyler Craigo for a six-yard touchdown pass. Jake Conrad scored four touchdowns in the first half and the Ridgewood Generals outscored Sandy Valley, 47-26, to go to 4-1. Indian Valley couldn’t hold on to a first half lead and fell to Canton Timken, 17-14. Zack Baker scored twice in the first quarter for the Braves.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1998

NHS Homecoming Queen candidates include Becky Marlatt, Sarah Hogue, Michelle Somogye, Laura Collins and Lindsay Wilkin.

Oxford Township Trustees voted to designate Oxford Township as an enterprise zone.

Katie Lynn Huebner crowned 1998 Indian Valley High School Homecoming Queen.

Local football: Trojans won 42-29 over Tuscarawas Central Catholic; Indian Valley Braves defeated Garaway 34-13; Ridgewood won 47-0 over Jewett-Scio Vikings.

Married: Kristine Renee Heston and Matthew Paul Puskarich, May 16.

Deaths: Kathryne M. Fletcher, 81; Bessie M. Grewell, 96.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO -1988

Trojans rolled past Buckeye Trail 34-8. Ridgewood Generals defeated Jewett-Scio 30-8, and Indian Valley Braves lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic 21-6.

Long-time Lions Club member Henry Ball of Newcomerstown recognized for his service to the organization.

138th Tuscarawas County Fair held in Dover with several local winners in various categories. Among livestock winners were Tracey Holzbach, Connie Shaw, Kristy Dorsey, Heath Williams, Machel John, Shannon Rebolt, and Keith, Carla and Wendy Hinds.

Married: Rhonda Owens and Kevin D. Watkins, Sept. 10; Michelle Holder and Brian M. Pinchek, Sept. 3; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur (Gloria) Swauger, Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary, Oct. 8.

Death: Ralph E. Smith, 72.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1978

Kelly Hall reigned as NHS Homecoming Queen as the Trojans won their fourth victory 14-0 over Indian Valley North Big Blue. Court attendants were Vicki Davis, Nancy Rehard, Jodi Wright and Jayne Neal.

Alyce O. Bache, Newcomerstown, retired as a manager from J.C. Penney Co. with 47 years service. She started at the Newcomerstown store in 1931, transferring to Coshocton in 1959 when the local store closed.

Everett L. Bundy named traffic manager at General Tire and Rubber Film Products Co. plant in Newcomerstown.

Deaths: Bertha E. Little, 86; Mrs. Harley (Helen) Corbett, 72; Mrs. Estella Huston, 98; Byron E. McCoy, 72.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1968

St. Francis de Sales Church observes 50th anniversary.

Employees of Heller Tool Division of Wallace-Murray Corp.  here settled strike in less than one day.

Charles Arth, R.D. 1, elected chairman of Tuscarawas County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation committee.

Valley View Baptist Church building dedicated.

Trojans defeat Ridgewood Generals 30-0.

Married: Catherine Zee Loader and James W. Bates.

Deaths: Clarence Carr, 77; Roy Mahaffey, 67; Ralph Maloy, 55.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1958

Rotary donates $600 for Cy Young Park basketball courts.

Married: Miss Thelma Wyler and David Miller; Miss Janet Marie Arnold and Richard Kohler; Miss Suzanne Swigert and Charles A. Groff; AlC Larry Wilson and Margaret Lowery.

Miss Linda Erskine installed as worthy advisor of Rainbow for Girls Assembly 86 at Masonic Temple.

Newcomerstown Public Library reports 2,485 books loaned during August.

Deaths: Lee Scherer, 78; Bert Snell, 79; Mrs. W.A. Robinson, 70.

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1948

First TV set installed in Newcomerstown in the Ortt building on Main St.

New Tiny Tot Furniture Mfg. Co. plant ready to operate.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Oaklief celebrate golden wedding anniversary Sept. 22.

Deaths: Mrs. Jerry Starker, 78; Mrs. Fred Reinhart, 81; John A. Hurst, 72; Charles J. Harbold, 75.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1938

Trojans win from Dennison 7-6.

Paul Huff, 42, florist, dies.

Howard Atha elected president of Hi-Y group.

 

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1928

Pipe organ installed at MP Church.

Miss Ethel Groves and Lloyd Gardner married.

The old state dam on the Tuscarawas is dynamited by W.M. Brode Co.

Rev. H.R. Chalfant appointed pastor of ME Church succeeding Rev. T.I. Hanson who goes to Garrettsville.

Titus Furniture Store opens in Kistler building on Main St.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1918

C.E. Ortt passes civil service examination and is appointed to a position at local post office.

Because of gas shortage local service will be cut Oct. 10.