TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

Dr. W.R. Agricola receives 60-year membership pin from Lone Star Lodge 175, Newcomerstown, while Wm. R. Jones receives 50-year and Wesley S. Deffenbaugh and Robert D. Cross each receive 25 year.

Brandon Welsh, Newcomerstown High School senior, wins Best of Show with his project, "Intense Light," at Science Fair.

Senior Gene Moore finishes in fourth place in State Wrestling Championship.

Trojans upset by Sandy Valley 58-50 in sectional tournament.

Deaths: Jack Miller, 64; Mary Nolan, 93; Robert M. Davidson, 75; Moira J. Tufford, 68; Iris K. Shoemaker, 97; Wilma K. Basehart, 92; Bonnie Irene McVey, 75.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

Molly McKibben and Mel Lahmers of Newcomerstown and Dani Hostetler of Ridgwood, were first team selected for All-Inter Valley Conference basketball honors.

Don Keating of Newcomerstown, chairman of the Eastern Ohio Bigfoot Study Group, announced the fourth annual Bigfoot Conference was set for March 7 at Simond's Union Hall.

Carl C. Hearing, formerly of Gnadenhutten, named general manager of Monroe Evening Times, Monroe, Wis.

Boys' basketball: In Division III sectional tournament at Meadowbrook, Trojans lost in overtime 52-51 to Fort Frye, and Ridgewood Generals lost to Fort Frye 59-45; Indian Valley Braves won 50-45 over Union Local in sectional tournament at Steubenville.

Deaths: Evelyn Phillips, 71; Emmett Kail, 83; Larry T. Wilson, 55; Eulalia M. Koester, 82.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

Several parents disagree with changing half-day kindergarten to full-day in Newcomerstown.

Murder investigation conducted in death of Bruce Kunze, 33, found with four bullets in his body at his home on Science Hill Road, Kimbolton.

Senior Brian Rose and seventh grader Russell Kidd top award winners in Newcomerstown schools' science fair.

American Legion Americanism winners at Newcomerstown High School were Derek Sheppard, Bill Thompson, Marc Gibson, Kelly Werber, Denise Belle and Karla Phelps.

Ridgewood won their sectional basketball tournament 65-46 over West Holmes at River View.

Ridgewood General Todd Bradford was named the first team Class AA All-District, and several other area athletes earned recognitions.

Indian Valley South lost to Lakeland 62-54 in sectional finals at New Philadelphia.

John and Goldie Stocker, Newcomerstown, named "Sweetheart Couple" at Moose event.

James G. "Walkie" Walkenspaw, Newark, native of Newcomerstown, named Rockwell International Corp. Engineer of the Year.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl S. VanSickle, Newcomerstown, observe 40th anniversary, March 14.

Deaths: Rev. W. Ken Reese, 43; Onna Cutshall, infant daughter of Kevin and Michelle Carpenter Cutshall; Mrs. John (Mary Kathryn) Rothenstein, 63.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

Roger Prater, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Prater, Port Washington, won first place for his applications of Home Improvement and Farm Electrification in the District 12 FFA competition.

Newcomerstown Trojans lost first game in AA sectional tournament to West Muskingum, 49-39.

Newcomerstown Council accepts $215 per month bid for rental new cruiser from Welker Sales & Service.

Death: Lewis Casteel, 79.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

United Church Women of Newcomerstown complete plans for World Day of Prayer observance to be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

A council majority endorses a two-mill levy for Tuscarawas County regional planning.

Plans are made for Newcomerstown area residents to participate in Polio Immunization Program.

Marilyn Courtwright and Don Fenton are married March 2 in St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Deaths: Mrs. Wilbur Jones, 46; Mrs. Clifford Mizer, 67; Leroy Shaffer, 78; Hobart Hammersley, 65; Mrs. Ada Welch, 88; Walter Lindon, 37.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

World Day of Prayer held at Evangelical United Brethren Church with a record attendance of 175.

Superintendent D.B. Roeder is honored as Man of the Year at Jaycees Bosses Night dinner. Congressman Frank T. Bow is guest speaker.

A total of 160 feted at a Clow dinner held for excellence record.

It is estimated there are 100 TV sets in Newcomerstown.

Miss Erma Hoffman and Alvin Day are married at Coshocton Presbyterian Church.

Deaths: Mrs. Jessie Cole, 72; Frank Dearth, 68; George Geese, 78; Ernest Peeper, 51; Nicholas Kahl.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

Boy Scouting is revived, and Rev. Paul Smithson is named Scoutmaster.

John Morris, 78, clerk of Oxford Township, dies.

Manufacture of lathe beds for war effort is being at James B. Clow plant.

Population of Newcomerstown is 4,674, a gain of 112 over the last census.

Salvage drive starts with 36 volunteers of the Civic League at work.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

Chamber of Commerce sponsors campaign to provide work.

Mrs. Fred Lyons, 37, dies of bullet wound, caused when she was accidentally shot by her son, Fred.

Woman's Club entertains state officers with a dinner at the Fountain Hotel.

Mrs. S.A. Neighbor is elected president of the C.C. League.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

Melva Porcher and Howard Marlatt are married at Wheeling.

Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Rippeth observe wedding anniversary at their Neighbor Street home.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

Roy Elliott has right arm crushed while at work on the railroad.

Tau Iota Gamma social club organized.

Death: John Tufford, 81.