TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

The Newcomerstown First Baptist Church, celebrating its 100th anniversary, with a special "Faithful Service" on Sunday, April 14.

The Korean Group Study Exchange Team visits Newcomerstown. The five-member team from Republic of Korea were here as part of a program sponsored by Rotary International.

Tim McVay, local singer, to perform at the Coshocton County Fair this fall.

Newcomerstown News correspondent Esther Silvius, Dundee, celebrates 80th birthday April 6.

Ashley Gadd and Chris Bryant chosen as queen and king of Newcomerstown Spring Court.

Laken Stocker, 16-year old Indian Valley High School sophomore, chosen as the 2002 Tuscarawas County Pork Queen. Attendants were Megan Swisshelm, Stone Crerek, and Brandi Hershberger, Sugarcreek.

Heavy snow falls during Milburn Relays held here and one by the boys and girls teams from West Holmes. In other track results for the week, Trojan boys win over Ridgewood and girls lose to Ridgewood.

Lady Trojan softball team finishes week 1-2 losing to Strasburg 9-0 and Malvern 10-2 but pick up a win over Buckeye Trail 5-3.

Newcomerstown Trojan baseball open season with impressive victory over Conotton Valley, 13-3, but lose to Buckeye Trail 7-0 and Sandy Valley 7-6.

Deaths: Farrell E. Harvey, 82; Virginia J. Pettay, 80; Floyd E. Bodenheimer, 83.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

State Rep. Greg DiDonato was announced as the speaker for the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce banquet April 15.

Machael John, 18, Newcomerstown, selected 1992 Lamb and Wool Queen for Tuscarawas and Csohocton counties. She was a senior at Indian Valley High School, Gnadenhutten.

Rev. Mark E. Lail named new pastor of Newcomerstown Church of the Nazarene.

Tabitha Club, with Violet Myers as president, observes its 65th anniversary.

Tim McNeal, president of Ridgewood Future Farmers of America, elected District 9 president.

Mr. and Mrs. John (Linda) Tedrow, Bellville, forrmerly of the Port Washington area, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Dec. 25.

Deaths: Lorin E. "Jimmy" Knowles, 92; Jessie B. Sumners, 84; Laura E. "Lillie" Mathews, 71; Veral L. Davis, 86; Virginia Foster Ambler.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

Area covered by seven inches of snow on Good Friday, April 9.

Newcomerstown to welcome home Woody Hayes, former Ohio State Buckeyes football coach, returning to speak at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet April 14.

Dorothea Marshall, president of Newcomerstown Historical Society, announced the Temperance Tavern Museum would open for the season April 21.

Tabitha Club celebrated its 55th anniversary at Dun Rovin Restaurant. Mrs. Myron Hagan was club president.

Birmingham Homemakers Club met at the home of Mrs. Allen Shugart with 22 members and five children president.

Mr. and Mrs. Home J. (Hazel) Hawkins, Kimbolton, observe their 50th wedding anniversary, March 21.

Deaths: Mrs. Samuel (Norvyn) Nighswander, 68; Erin Nay, infant daughter of Steve and Diane (Steiner) Nay; Mrs. Charles (Virginia) Ashcraft, 60; Mrs. Harry (Josephine) Little, 81; Ralph Miller, 38.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

Local library marks National Library Week.

Richard McMillen, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Richard McMillen, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, appointed editor of the Metro Moonbeam, an adult education publication. He was a teacher for the visually limited at Tennessee State Prison.

Tri-County School of Nursing holds a capping ceremony with Janis Regula, Bonita Fisher, Beverly Myers and Mary Hunt, all of Newcomerstown, and Geraldine Goff, Port Washington, receiving caps.

Navy Petty Officer Third Class James Hammond, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hammond, 114 Goodrich St., Newcomerstown, returned to homeport at Long Beach, Calif., following a seventh-month deployment in the western Pacific aboard the destroyer USS McKean. The ship operated off the coast of Vietnam.

Deaths: Mrs. Hazel Miller, 76; Carl Blizzard, 53; Robert Hines, 60; Mrs. Fred Reynolds, 78; Joseph Henry Bradford, 77; Ira Edenburn, 47; Mrs. Ira Murphy, 79.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

Council adopts an ordinance creating the position of superintendent of parks and swimming pools.

Newcomerstown salutes its newest industry, Kurz-Kasch, at the 42nd annual Chamber of Commerce banquet.

Carl Krebs sworn-in as member of the board of education to complete the unexpired term of Henry Falken.

Bonnell Funeral Home, located on Main Street, West Lafayette, purchased by Eugene O'Neill of Toledo.

Deaths: Mary Eagon Lowe, 37; Clancy Brode, 74; Mrs. William Herbert, 68.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

The Rotary Club receives $500 for their crippled children fund from the estate of Mrs. Manuel Yingling.

The Juniors choose "Our Miss Brooks" for their class play.

Rain mars local Easter observance and a tornado narrowly misses here.

Don Unger, owner of Unger Lumber Co. of Gnadenhutten, purchases the Bert Loader Lumber Co.

Deaths: Mrs. Ora Stocker, 87; Cordelia Lockard, 83; Augusta Medley, 67; Mrs. John McCleary, 54; Mrs. Anna Yousko, 76; Frederick Evans, 59; Miss Ida Mae Lint, 93; Mrs. Lulu Hammersley, 69.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

State of Ohio prepares to widen State Street.

The Army drafts 21 local men this month.

Local sugar sign-up plans are mapped.

J. Denver Reed dies of heart attack.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

Attorney General Gilbert Bettman is guest speaker at Chamber of Commerce banquet.

A card load of relief flour will arrive this week.

Ben Barthalow signs up with St. Louis Cardinals.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

J.H. Knowles appointed superintendent of cemeteries.

GAR Post will erect a granite memorial to comrades in local cemetery.

Alfred Heller, general manager of Rex File Co., is here on business from Newark, N.J.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

The Titanic sinks with a great loss of life.

Lawrence Mills, Pennsylvania Railroad brakeman, seriously injured when a car is derailed at the State Street crossing.

John McElhaney given surprise birthday party.

Schoolmates of Mildred Stonebrook hold a party at her home.