TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
60th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor remembered during ceremony at West Lawn Cemetery.
Deer count down compared to last year with the rainy and cold weather.
Santa makes his arrival into Newcomerstown and West Lafayette during the villages annual Christmas parades.
Terri Ann Wearsch and Anthony Fennych married Oct. 6.
50th wedding anniversaries celebrated by Vane and Barbara Scott, and Donald and Marjorie Hart.
Death: Mary R. Orr, 83.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
The 50th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor was commemorated by the American Legion of Newcomerstown. Gene Poland, Newcomerstown, past commander of the Three Rivers Council of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and former VFW commander of Newcomerstown, was the speaker. Charles Emler served as master of ceremonies.
Tuscarawas River bridge at Orange was opened after more than a year of being closed for repairs. The W.M. Brode Company of Newcomerstown was the project contractor.
Ridgewood High School students named Elks Students of the Month were Amy Johnson, daughter of Howard and Marlene Johnson, and Mike Arnold, son of Gary and Frances Arnold, all of the West Lafayette area.
Local area girls basketball: Lady Trojans dominated Caldwell Lady Redskins in season opener, 50-17; Ridgewood Lady General lost their season opener to Heath, 61-49; Indian Valley Lady Braves opened their season with a 52-39 loss to West Holmes.
Eric D. Parks, Columbus, formerly of Newcomerstown, was appointed to the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission by Gov. George V. Voinovich.
Marion Mardis was the winner of $100 in the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerces Lucky Barrel weekly drawing.
Indian Valley Middle School at Tuscarawas hosted its annual Thanksgiving Panorama, coordinated and developed by seventh grade Ohio history teacher Joe Hren. The Panorama was started in 1983.
Icy roads resulted in three accidents in just over one hour on local highways. All persons involved in the accidents were from out-of-town.
Married: Carla R. Lester and Kevin D. Gardner, Oct. 12; Jennifer Louise Hart and Michael Todd Lantz, Oct. 31.
Deaths: Reagan V. Clark, 36; Donald Dutch Weir, 82; Helen L. Sheppard, 90; Charles Bill Goettge, 70.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Salvation Army donation kettles set-up in Newcomerstonw at Thompsons IGA and Bakers grocery stores. Henry Zimmer was local contact person and the Rev. Charles Lee, treasurer of the unit.
Eileen Welker, home economics coordinator for Adult Education at Buckeye Joint Vocational School, was guest speaker for Newcomerstown Welcome Wagon Club. Ruth Ann Rine, club vice president, presided.
Clearfork Baptist Church members presented a Christmas program for the residents of Bells Rest Home in Kimbolton.
Trojans dropped basketball games to Tusky Valley, 47-29; and Ridgewood Generals, 82-47. General Dan Olinger was named the games most valuable player.
Trojans girls team lost to Indian Valley South, 63-38, and to Buckeye Trail, 42-34.
Players of the week for Newcomerstown were Theresa Hogue and Bob Meek.
Indian Valley South Rebels were defeated by Strasburg, 54-47.
Tom Lahmers, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, and a 1980 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and Buckeye Joint Vocational School, took over management of the Bakersville Feed Store owned by TMK Farm Service.
The Tuscarawas County Auto Club elected officers and local area directors included Cecil Haver and William Ourant, both of Newcomerstown, and Floyd Lyon, Gnadenhutten. Corporate board members were Roger Bambeck, Newcomerstown; Ben Schreiner, Gnadenhutten; and Mike Cochran, Port Washington.
Rob MacKinnon of the Trojan football team was an honorable mention All-Ohioan on the Class A squad selected by Associated Press. From Class AA Ridgewood, Randy Roberts, Eron Fleming and Keith Guilliams earned honorable mention.
New officers of the Tuscrawas County Farm Bureau were announced. Local area individuals named to offices were Wayne Patterson, Fresno R.D. 1, named vice president, and Mary Jane John, Stone Creek R.D. 1, secretary-treasurer. New board members from the area were Sonny Lahmers, Port Washington, and Don Hoffman, Gnadenhutten, R.D. 1. Hoffman was also the recipient of a state Outstanding Individual Achievement Award for Marketing.
Weddings: Miss Debra Clipner and Robert W. Gattrell, Nov. 20.
Deaths: Ronald Millien; Harold E. Schlarb, 57; Norma Carrol Knowles, 55; Marie Bradley, 78; Ralph Waldo (Pete) Rose, 77.
(The News regrets that additional information for Memory Lane was unavailable for this weeks column.)