TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Over 1,000 runners are expected at Lee Stadium as the Newcomerstown Trojans host their annual Cross Country Invitational at the Newcomerstown High School.

Anniedale Johns had her hair cut last week at Tangles by her aunt, Terri Hunt, and plans to donate the nearly one-foot of hair to the Locks of Love program.

Carter Parks was presented the God and Me medallion at the Hartwood Church.

It's a solid group of runners hitting the cross country courses for coach Darrell Ball and Ridgewood High School this season, as they return six letter winners.

The Newcomerstown Elks T-ball team finished their baseball season with a bowling party at Cy Young Lanes, enjoying pizza and bowling were Jason Springer, Ryan Renicker, Kezdynn Stowers, Ciara Spann, Chris Foraker, Dylan Little, Austin Campbell, Brent Heishman, Heath Wilkin, Tyler Butler, and coaches Brian Little and Mitch Wise.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Extensive list of candidates on ballot for November elections. Newcomerstown mayoral candidates were William Schake, Wayne "Packy" McFarland and Ike Meek.

Everals Church of Newcomerstown was celebrating its 135th anniversary with the Rev. Frank Conley, current pastor.

The 25th anniversary of the Newcomerstown Trojans 1968 undefeated football season was recounted in an article written fro The News by Packy McFarland.

Deaths: Vernon G.J. "Scotty" Emslie, 76; John Ira Baker, 92; Ross T. Swogger, 77.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Newcomerstown area experienced a dry week with zero precipitation and temperatures near 100 degrees.

Bowman Garment & Advertising Inc., Newcomerstown, owned by Greg and Ron Bowman, held an open house as part of a "red carpet" welcome sponsored by the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce.

Alchrome Products Company Inc., Newcomerstown, received a contract for nearly $60,000 from the Defense Construction Supply Center to provide cap tubes to U.S. Military units worldwide.

Earl Murphy elected master of Buckhorn Grange.

First Baptist Church, 135 S. River St., Newcomerstown, held a mortgage burning ceremony Aug. 21.

Carol Fuller named most improved player of year when River Greens Thursday Morning Ladies Golf League held a round up. New league officers included Dee Dyer and Judy Kobel, co-chairman.

Deaths: Mamie O. Boyd, 90, Port Washington; Ernest G. Milligan, 71, Kimbolton.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

More than 1,600 students expected at Newcomerstown Schools on opening day Sept. 5.

Controversy continues in West Lafayette where a proposed BOYS (Boys Own Youth Shelter Inc.) complex is proposed.

Newcomerstown Booster Club to present Variety Show, under the direction of Bev Sharrock.

Kristi Hoobler, 14-year old daughter of Bob Hoobler's, Newcomerstown R.D. 3, named queen of Coshocton Canal Days.

Graham E. Marshall, Newcomerstown insurance agent, presented Distinguished Service Award from the Tuscarawas Branch of Kent State University for his role in the establishment of the facility.

Deaths: Lawrence Carr, 80; Fred C. Mathews, 77; Curtis A. Judy, 83.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Head football coach Cliff Wilson ready for season with 10 lettermen back.

Newcomerstown students ready for school opening on Sept. 2.

Mary Jo Dorsey, Janice Gibson, Susan Swigert and Barbara Decker earn top honors at 4-H Style Show.

Howard Hensley purchases Bates Jewelry Store.

Deaths: Robert Grewell, 21; Raymond E. Toney.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Announcement is made married girls can enter Sesquicentennial Queen contest.

Charles Lahmers wins 1953 4-H tractor rodeo held on his father's farm.

Nick Pappas elected and installed as president of Tuscarawas County Industrial Council.

Forty-six boys out for football under coach Fred Domenico. Fred Hixon is assistant coach.

Lester Early passes state bar exam. He is married to the former Margaret Dayton.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Campaign for Canteen passes halfway mark. Goal is $1,500.

Helicopter stop is slated here if U.S. Air board gives approval.

Pfc. Earl McIntire, 27, former resident dies of wounds received in Southwest Pacific action.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Eugene Chapman, William Beers Jr. and Charles Raine leave for World's Fair.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

The late President Harding is honored with a memorial service at community of Chautauqua.

Primary elections results: M.L. Oliver, Republican, and Marion Mercer, Democrat. Both will be candidates for mayor.

Community picnic will be held this week at Riverside Park.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

George Pace and family leave for auto trip through Northern Ohio and the Niagara Falls area.