TEN YEARS AGO - 2003
Newcomerstown High School's Elks' Student of the Month for May is Megan Stocker, daughter of Brent and Dee Stocker, Newcomerstown.
Kristen Cochran (3-0) picked up a win for the Lady Trojans (9-11), fanning two and walking four.
Derek Hickman had two singles and an RBI in the win against West Muskingum.
Jack McIntee was nominated as the seventh grade Student of the Week at the Newcomerstown Middle School.
Vane and Barbara Scott were awarded the prestigious Zeisberger-Heckewelder Medal during the annual Founders Day Banquet.
Mitchell Meeks won Best of Show honors at the District Pinewood Derby.
Newcomerstown Mayor Jim Carr presents a plaque to Matt Lenzo signifying May as Motorcycle Awareness Month in the village.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993
The Newcomerstown community was being given the opportunity to decide the location of the annual Memorial Day services choosing between the East State Street Cemetery or West Lawn Cemetery.
Marjorie Randles, 88, of Newcomerstown, wrote a book of anecdotes titled, "Bits and Pieces," with the assistance of Iris Fruchey, Newcomerstown.
Todd J. Edwards, Gnadenhutten, received the "God and Life" scouting award. He was a Life rank Scout with Boy Scout Troop 429, Gnadenhutten.
The Lady Trojans and Ridgewood Generals were winners of the 26th annual Inter Valley Conference track championship held at Newcomerstown's Lee Stadium. Lady Trojan Wendy Hinds set a new discus record with a throw of 131-6 1/2. The Lady Generals took fourth place, and the Trojans placed fifth in the conference event.
Deaths: Jack H. Fillman, 71; Thelma M. Loader, 77; Thomas W. Daugherty, 69; Rev. James E. Porter, 73; Winifred B. Alright, 94; Neva M. Williams, 58; Robert G. Huff, 76; Martha M. Bordenkircher, 83; Godfrey H. Meek, 78; Robert L. Kopp, 60.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983
Newcomerstown High School to graduate 85 seniors May 22. Valedictorians were Denise Belle, David Ellis and William Thompson, and salutatorian was Barbara Gardner.
Ridgewood High School was graduating 121 seniors May 22 with Philip Wilden, valedictorian, and Mary Cognion, salutatorian.
Newcomerstown finished second in the Inter-Valley Conference track meet at Lee Stadium here. Strasburg took first place. Ridgewood placed third and Indian Valley South eighth.
Buckeye Girls State representatives from Indian Valley South High were Pam Preston, Dunyell Polen, Sandy Bland and Ann Milhone, and chosen Buckeye Boys State delegates were Roger McCoy, John Rankin and Troy Schumacher.
Joseph Clantz, Newcomerstown, was a winner in the 41st annual arts and crafts exhibition at Zanesville Arts Center with his acrylic painting titled, "Life Begins at Zero."
Temperatures warmed into the 80 degree range during the week with little precipitation.
Deaths: Marvin W. Brown, 40; Charles W. Ault, 79; Earl H. Lanning, 61; Willard A. Radcliff, 89; Mrs. Ronald (Marla) Mehaffey, 32; James L. Harper, 27; Roy M. Haas, 88; Mrs. Charles (Chlorys) Risher, 64; Clarence A. Lahmers, 73.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973
Connie Hoffman was valedictorian, and Mary Kay Burris, salutatorian of the 1973 graduating class of Newcomerstown High with 104 to receive diplomas at the June 3 commencement in Lee Stadium.
Russell Ashkettle, formerly with Newcomerstown School system, hired as head football coach at Ridgewood High.
Ridgewood High to graduate 100 seniors with Jane Ann Gress named valedictorian and Kay Exline, salutatorian.
John Hendershot and Jerry Beiter of Newcomerstown High, and Chuck McCoach, Van Henry, Dave Young and Joel Cochran, all of Indian Valley South High, among seniors selected for the South team in the Tuscarawas County North-South basketball game May 25.
Deaths: Mrs. Ella C. Simmerman, 77; Mrs. Leonard (Clara Mae) Brown, 51; Mrs. J.R. (Donna) Bartlett, 71; Thomas Whyde, 60.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963
David Eshelman, Nancy Stratton and David Vogel are selected to go to Canton District Methodist Youth Fellowship.
Seiberling Plastics sales hit a new record.
Sixty-three seniors to graduate from Newcomerstown High.
Death: Jesse G. Miller, 78.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953
Lt. Gov. Brown to speak at Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
Dianne Duff chosen to attend Girl's State.
Junior-Senior Banquet attended by 180.
Ovel Beiter elected president of Lions Club.
Deaths: William S. Turner, 79; Harry K. Luce, 52; Roy Vansickle, 57; Mrs. Josie Fsiher, 78; Leon J. Rinehart, 58; Mrs. Marie Hayes, 97.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943
Seventy-nine graduate from local high school.
Ration board organized with four panels.
Frank Powell grocery, W. State Street, purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Lester Woods.
James Carr, 24, is a prisoner in Italy.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933
Local Elks degree team seeks state honors.
Bakersville Presbyterian Church celebrating its 100th anniversary.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923
Board of education lets general contract to Taylor Owens and Company of Coshocton for the erection of a high school at a cost of $107.000.
Rev. L.C. Momberg recalled to the MP Church for the fifth year.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913
Rev. E.E. Patterson, former pastor of the Presbyterian Church, located at Anson, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Yingling arrive from Florida to spend summer here.