TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Hannah Mason was nominated as the seventh grade Student of the Week at the Newcomerstown Middle School.

Ashley Duhamel (9-11) fanned seven and walked three in the victory against Coshocton (girls' softball).

Newcomerstown's Adam Barker steels second during Division III Sectional Tournament game against West Muskingum, advancing to a 12-6 victory.

Mabel Virginia Pollock publishes second book, "The Crusade of the Children."

The Tuscarawas County YMCA will be sponsoring the 2003 Joe Dragovich Memorial 5K Walk/Run June 7.

The Cy Young Park swimming pool will be open Saturday, May 24 through Monday, May 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. for Memorial Day weekend.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Newcomerstwon Mayor Kelly Ault announced 21st Century Recycling, located on S. College Street, planned to close June 1.

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, River Street, Newcomerstown, was celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Elks' Students of the Month for May were Bobbie Jo Hammons and Jeffrey Guilliams, both of Newcomerstown High, and Lori Lahna and Gary Hosfelt, both of Ridgewood High.

Port Washington Homemakers had its International Tea luncheon at Miller's Dutch Kitch'n in Baltic with Shirley Wolff, Elizabeth Hammersley and Doris Donley, hostesses.

The Lady Trojans defeated the Ridgewood Lady Generals 69-59, and the Ridgewood Generals beat he Trojans 99-33 in a meet held at West Lafayette.

Indian Valley Braves defeated Coshocton 18-6 to claim the Division II sectional baseball title.

Death: Jesse E. Butler Sr., 65.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Woody Hayes, one of Newcomerstown's famed former residents, attended the dedication ceremony naming the street on the east side of Newcomerstown High School and the former High Street, "Woody Hayes Drive."

Eugene "Gene" Riffle, who retired from teaching here in 1982 after 45 years, selected Newcomerstown's "Favorite Son" for the coming Frontier Days Celebration. The W.M. Brode Company of Newcomerstown, founded in 1887, was to be honored during the celebration in the annual "Salute to Industry."

Rev. Charles Lee, pastor of the Presbyterian churches in Newcomerstown and Bakersville, speaker for Memorial Day services at East State Street Cemetery.

Newcomerstown Business Women's Club installed new officers with Bonnie Duhamel, president.

Indian Valley South High School, Gnadenutten, set to graduate 63 seniors May 28 in Port Washington School gymnasium. Alyssa Unger was valedictorian, and Rhonda Beal, salutatorian.

Loyal Order of Moose 1337, Newcomerstown, chartered June 26, 1913, planning 70th anniversary observance.

Clyde Barthalow, Newcomerstown, long-time educator and active with the local Olde Temperance House Museum, was among four Tuscarawas County residents honored by the Tuscarawas County Historical Society with the distinguished Zeisberger-Heckewelder Award.

John Feller, teacher at Newcomerstown Middle School, named to The United States Achievement Academy advisory board.

Deaths: Mrs. Otto (Harriet) Carpenter, 79; Lloyd G. Belt, 66; James E. Jones, 68, Guernsey.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Poppy Days May 25-26 in Newcomerstown and West Lafayette sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary units.

Indian Valley school board approved a resolution to join Buckeye Joint Vocational School District.

Carol Hampton named co-salutatorian at Ridgewood High School after computer error was discovered. Kay Exline was also a salutatorian and Jane Ann Gress, valedictorian.

Deaths: Russell I. Riggle, 78; Nora D. Starts, 92; Harry C. Matchett, 93; Harvey H. Miller, 83; William H. Miller, 82.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Sixty-two seniors graduate at Newcomerstown High School.

Plans being made for the town's 150th birthday.

Deaths: Jason R. Gardner, 88; Raymond Ridgley, 65.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Council buys village scales for truckers.

104 pints of blood received at Red Cross blood bank sponsored by BPW.

Miss Dora Jean Lyons named valedictorian of Newcomerstown High graduating class. Salutatorian is Miss Shirley Gephart.

Deaths: Mrs. Dora Hinds, 86; Mrs. John Mellor, 80; Mrs. Joseph Martin, 68.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Town gets award for good safety record for 1942.

C&M to operate passenger trains to transport wounded soldiers to Fletcher Hospital, Cambridge.

A new blackout scheduled for May 26.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Local Elks Lodge Degree Team wins State contest.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

Plans being made for Vacation Bible School.

Newcomerstown Society gives concert at Presbyterian Church.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

Daniel Harrison closes his meat market because of illness.