TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Tara Belt, 2001 Newcomerstown High School graduate, embarks on mission trip to help under privileged children in Ukraine on May 5, 2003.

Local basketball action: Lady Braves defeat Lady Generals, 41-23; and Lady Trojans best Malvern, 47-41. Sandy Valley boys' team beats Newcomerstown, 87-58.

Deaths: Verda E. Newell, 88, Newcomerstown; Dorothy M. Snyder, 83, Newcomerstown; Arden Marlatt, 93, Newcomerstown; Aubrey D. Robertson, 86, Newcomerstown; Margaret L. Sees, 83, Coshocton; and Mary Rector Paton, 84, Phoenix, Ariz.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Ridgewood High School Band returned with several trophies and awards from the National Hall of Fame Bowl Band Contest in Tampa, Fla.

Marian Frank, president, and other new officers of the Newcomerstown Chapter of the AARP were installed by Marvin Lawver.

Rev. Bruce D. Weaver, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Newcomerstown, received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Local basketball: Trojans lost to Conotton Valley, 61-51; Indian Valley Braves defeated Manchester Panthers 76-58; Indian Valley Braves won 58-44 over Ridgewood Lady Generals.

Deaths: Glenn R. Hunt, 33; Florence A. "Flossie" Wiandt, 83; Dorothy Peoples Huff, 71.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Trojans defeated Strasburg 39-38, winning their first victory of the basketball season. In their second game of the week, the Trojans lost to Lakeland 65-44.

Clark "Skip" Smith elected president of Newcomerstown Board of Education.

Mayor Dennis Belle presented council with the 1982 "Progress" report.

Ridgewood Generals won over Indian Valley South Rebels 52-50, ending the Rebels eight-year, 34-game winning streak at their home gym in Port Washington. The Rebels' previous defeat was 47-45 loss to Newcomerstown in 1974.

In other basketball games: Indian Valley South lost to Jewett Scio 72-67, and Ridgewood was clipped by Tuscarawas Central Catholic 67-56.

Baltimore Clothing Store announced it would be closing its doors Jan. 17.

Deaths: Ruth Huffman, 889; George W. Sherretts, 92, Stone Creek; Mrs. Harold (Kathryn) Burch, 57; Peter Eichel, 82; Errol Emig, 69; Joseph L. Carpenter, 92, West Lafayette.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Mayor Ronald Hooker, councilman and village department heads, read 1972 activities at council's first meeting of the new year. Appropriations for 1973 was $556,300.

State Senator Douglas Applegate to speak at the 11th graduation banquet of the Newcomerstown Peace Officer Training School Feb. 8.

Chuck Abbuhl appointed personnel manager of Heller Tool Co. here.

Trojans won 80-69 over the Cadiz Cardinals, and lost to Ridgewood.

Harry Basehart, a graduate of Newcomerstown High School, received his doctorate of philosophy degree from The Ohio State University.

Deaths: Katherine Peters, 84; Jackie Douglas, 19; Russell F. Loos, 74; Jesse A. Wiandt, 82.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Council appropriates $199,605.42 for village operations.

Roger George succeeds Lucy Loader as school board president.

Trojans lose to Carrollton 49-42.

Newcomerstown firemen responded to 63 fire calls last year an increase of 14 over the 49 in 1961.

Tri-Valley Development Corp. announces the purchase of 32 acres of land from Rennison and Zella Beall at the junction of Highway 36 and 16 and State Highway 93 west of Newcomerstown.

Deaths: Mrs. Elizabeth White, 74; Mrs. Alta Smith, 84; Mrs. Armintha Ulrich, 90; Wilbur Powell, 59; Miss Ann M. Lee, 57; Grant Huff, 69.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Council passes appropriations of $124,712 for 1953.

Trojans win from Dennison and Carrollton, lead ECO League.

Willard Gunn named branch manager of the Newcomerstown operation of Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau Co-op.

Deaths: George Ortt, 71; Mrs. Mary Ann Stonebrook, 79; Mrs. M.E. Shaffer, 84; Albert Aubiel, 71; Miron L. Bell; McCall infant; Addy twins infants.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Rotary bond drive goes over top.

Town starts year with largest surplus.

Dams hold back water from Newcomerstown while flood water spill over Ohio Valley.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

The Chapman dairy herd wins testing honors.

Dean Beauregard, civil engineer, has been appointed to the position of rodman and engineer in the division office of the State Highway Department.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1943

Abe Davis, Caldwell, buys Candy Kitchen from Nasser Brothers.

Drug firm of Eagon and Davis is dissolved; business taken over by Mr. Davis.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1933

D.C. Troendly elected master of Blue Ridge Grange.

Presbyterian Church members present large donation to Rev. Carhart and family.