TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

First Baptist Church relocates to a bigger facility in West Lafayette.

Lisa Dawn Porcher, a 1999 graduate of Ridgewood High School, recently graduated from the associated applied science Radiographic Technology program at Central Ohio Technical College.

Over 40 schools participated in the annual Newcomerstown Cross Country Invitational.

In volleyball action, Leanne Prysi led the Lady Trojans with seven points, seven blocks, seven kills and eight digs.

The following Buckeye Buddies 4-H Club members helped with the summer clean-up at the Korean Memorial on Bridge Street, Newcomerstown: Amanda Perkins, Ethan Perkins, Rachel Gribble, Ashley Pugh, Sam Rogal and Ian Perkins.

Newcomerstown Boy Scout Pack No. 424 will be selling subscriptions to The Newcomerstown News as a fundraiser for their group.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce and local businesses announced the return of the Lucky Barrel give-a-ways. A fall series of weekly drawings was in the planning process.

Former Newcomerstown resident Ray Russell, Domino's Pizza franchisee in Louisville received the Domino's Pizza Midwest Regional Manager of the Year Award.

A new computer system was enabling Mary K. Zeigler, Newcomerstown, to read despite being legally blind.

Deaths: James V. "Jerry" Couts, 66; Russell W. Duff, 80.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

The 133rd Tuscarawas County Fair was set for Sept. 20-25 at the fairgrounds in Dover. Featured grandstand entertainment were to be David Frizzell and Shelly West.

Trojans opened football season with 11-6 loss against the River View Black Bears in Warsaw.

Tuscarawas Valley Comprehensive Mental Health Center changed its name to Community Professional Services Inc.

Newcomerstown Parent Teachers Association announced plans for "Meet the Teachers" night to be held Sept. 13 during the group's first meeting of the year at the West School. Laura Weinzimmer was president of the PTA.

A feature article in The Newcomerstown News on Sunset Acres, operated by George and Bev Darr near Shadybend, told of the variety of fruits and vegetables grown on the 300-plus acre farm, including a daily harvest of 1,500 to 2,000 muskmelons.

Deaths: Willard E. "Bill" Palmer, 77; Robert S. Renner, 72; Elisha D. Swigert Jr., 68; Mildred Bittecuffer, 79; Addie M. Mouer, 91, Guernsey.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Coach Ward Holdsworth's Trojans, holding a perfect 10-0 record from 1972, to open 1973 football season at Meadowbrook.

The Newcomerstown News, along with all other newspapers nationwide, being forced to use less newsprint due to papermill strikes.

Second Annual Band-O-Rama scheduled for Lee Stadium on Sept. 8 with seven high school bands participating.

Local branch of Peoples Bank expands drive-in facilities.

Valley View Baptist Church observes its 10th anniversary Aug. 26.

Deaths: Edward O. Moore, 75; Robert F. Howard, 87.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

1,047 students in classes as Newcomerstown schools open.

Crosswalks and curbs newly painted in preparation of school opening.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Murphy earn belated degrees at Muskingum College.

Larry Peoples gets bad-weather flying certificate.

Arthur T. Baughns dies at age 16 in Cleveland.

First Baptist Church buys property adjacent to Haver Electric.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Temperature climbs past 100 degrees for four straight days.

New teachers at Newcomerstown are Rachel Stoffer, Dora Dovenbarger, Eleanor Doss, Floyd Hixon and John Crumley.

BPW is Little League champion.

Mrs. J.P. Burge wins second prize for loveliest antique gown in 1830-1867 era at Ohio Sesqui-Centennial in Columbus.

Death claims Oscar Boles, 76; and Harry Renicker, 68.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Miss Eileen Dillehay leaves to join WAVES.

Nadine Butler, Claude Hinds, Jean Cochran, Mildred Cox and D.L. McInturf are new teachers here.

Newcomerstown high gridders will open Sept. 7 against Caldwell.

Herron Sanitary Market is closed because of the illness of Raymond Herron.

Ohio Fuel Gas will hold a canning fair here.

Sgt. John Heifner is enrolled at Armed Forces Institute, Fr. Robinson, Ark.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

National NRA orator Deloss Walker of New York opens drive-in at Newcomerstown.

Schools will open Sept. 5.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

William White, 13, narrowly escapes drowning while attending community picnic at Riverside.

A class of 1,600 is received into the Ku Klux Klan concave at Dover.

Sept. 12 is selected as the date for laying the cornerstone for the new high school building.