TEN YEARS AGO - 2002

Jeffrey T. Cook and Chad Little were named as the Newcomerstown Athletic Directors on a one-year supplemental contract.

Pioneer Days in Gnadenhutten is set for Aug. 3-4.

Indian Valley Board of Education approves two foreign exchange students for the 2002-2003 school year.

Deaths: Evelyn J. Ward, 79, Port Washington; C. Glen Wilson, 84, Scio; Clifton L. Cox, 54, Fresno; and Elinor Elizabeth Lawless, 88, Cambridge.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992

The Village of Newcomerstown began enforcing a nuisance abatement ordinance that had been dormant since its passage in 1988. Robert Snader was appointed local building inspector.

Catherine J. McCrea, West Lafayette, named principal of Newcomerstown Middle School replacing David Branch, Newcomerstown's new superintendent.

Roberta Butler was a guest of the American Baptist Women of Newcomerstown First Baptist Church and showed slides of her Holy Land trip.

Deaths: Carl J. Sieber, 76; Maxine Kiefer, 75; Sylvia E. Foraker, 84; Blake G. Boyd, 71.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982

Work was progressing on construction of a new County Road 9 bridge connecting West Lafayette and Newcomerstown. The Chambers of Commerce of both communities were planning a joint celebration for the bridge opening sometime in October.

Temperatures for the week were in the upper 80s and 90s with a 96-degree reading July 27 that tied the record set in 1877 and again in 1941.

Carl T. Smith, Newcomerstown, and newly-elected Exulted Ruler of the Newcomerstown Elks Lodge, received recognition at the 188th convention of the grand lodge in Chicago.

Kevin Mutti, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Mutti, Stone Creek, named winner of the DeKalb Agricultural Accomplishment Awards, sponsored nationwide by DeKalb Agricultural Research Inc.

Showing at the Starlite Drive-In theatre, between Newcomerstown and West Lafayette, were "Rocky III" starring Sylvester Stallone, and "Eye on the Needle" with Donald Sutherland.

Mobile home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Saxton and son of Pat, Port Washington, totally destroyed by fire.

Deaths: John Foster McMillen, 83, Gilmore; Marchie Elizabeth Darner, 66, Plainfield; and James R. Couts, 60, Canton, formerly of Newcomerstown.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972

Gary Hickman hired as principal at Newcomerstown High School.

Dwight Lyons appointed postmaster at Kimbolton Post Office.

Linda Rothenstein, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rothenstein, College Street, enlists in U.S. Women's Army Corps for three years.

Fire slightly damages the Taylor Tin Shop on River Street.

Deaths: Mrs. George Angle, 77; Clarence Kinsey, 70; Henry Rothenstein, 76; Mrs. Bertha Hoobler, 85; Lorin Johns, 74; Dennis Dodds, 79; Clarence Steed, 95; Paul Whitis, 65; Mrs. Celia Rutter, 75.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962

Mayor Tufford reports to council that several Newcomerstown sidewalks are in poor condition and a hazard to pedestrians.

Newcomerstown property owners led Tuscarawas County Corporations in 1961 tax payments percentage wise, according to figures released by Victor Martinelli, treasurer.

Miss Marian Gaskill and Mrs. Rebecca Carpenter Baker graduate from Aultman School of Nursing, Canton.

Deaths: Mrs. Matilda Carr, 67; Jeffery Alan Shaw, infant; Archie Fletcher Sr., 60; Albert Lindell, 66.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952

Heavy rainfall brings end to long dry spell.

Total of 43 enter Jaycees golf tourney.

Meeting called by football coach, Fred DiMenico, attended by 55 boys.

Kings EUB Church Homecoming attended by 220.

Youngsters catch 29 carp in fifth annual carp derby sponsored by Tri-County Sportsmen League. Eureka Hardware donated prizes for the largest carp, won by Edward Welsch.

Dolly Carson, Earl Murphy and Margery Wigfield are hired by the board of education.

Jim Baily and Duke Heller are among the explorer on an eight-day canoe trip in the Canadian wilds. They were accompanied by Dale Longsworth, scout leader.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942

Ten percent of voters turn out for primary.

Scrap need is urgent.

Legion field gun called back into service.

Fire destroys two barns and three horses after lightning strikes the William Brown farm on Blue Ridge.

C.L. McMahon, formerly local school superintendent, named superintendent of Roseville, Ohio, schools.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932

Edward Wilgus, 56, former local resident, dies at Canton.

Farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Hursey on Lick Run Road is destroyed by fire.

Work on Mulvane Memorial Park will furnish work for the unemployed.

E.W. Steffen buys the Kirby Grocery on Main Street.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922

Forest Vierheller, seven, dies of poisoning after eating green grapes.

MP Church votes to spend $4,000 on repairs.

Melvin Wilson fills vacancy in local high school caused by resignation of Ray Lambert.

Dorothea Swigert entertains Camp Fire Girls.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912

Harold Portz, four, dies suddenly after short illness.

Temperance talks will be given by Rev. George Shurtz and Dr. John Wright of Columbus.

Barn of Walter Widder, south of town, burns when struck by lightning.

The Newcomerstown Duplicate Whist Club loses tournament at Coshocton.

Frank Wilson, expert field worker from Providence, R.I., takes position with Rex Saw and File Co.