TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Newcomerstown High School 2003 Homecoming Court includes: Jenna Lenzo, Kadi Mason, Shannon Bryant, Lindsay Welch and Amy Nay.

Warner Bros. recording artist Neal McCoy, entertained at the Tuscarawas County Fair.

SRA Jason McCune of the 4th LRS at Seymour Johnson Air Base in North Carolina is currently serving in Iraq.

A classic fall evening yielded a classic defensive football game as Newcomerstown defeated Strasburg 7-0 in a key IVC showdown.

Ridgewood goes unbeaten in the IVC.

Ridgewood High School Marching Band is headed to Chicago to march in the nationally-televised Thanksgiving Day Parade on ABC.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Coach Dick Wright's Trojan golf team won their second victory of the season, defeating Conotton Valley 192-204, led by Trojan Chip Henson with a 46.

Local football: Conotton Valley defeated the Trojans 16-8; Indian Valley Braves won 14-6 over Tusky Valley; Ridgewood Generals beat Waterford 14-6.

Matt Simmerman, Port Washington R.D. 2, a member of Boy Scout Troop 560 Birmingham, received his Eagle Scout Award.

West Lafayette Care Center was celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Deaths: Nettie M. Mackey, 90; Charles W. "Bingo" Sanders, 56; Reva O. Jennings, 87; Doris K. Tipton, 66.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Riverside Manor Nursing and Care Center announced plans to expand the facility with a 6,800-square feet addition.

Weather report in The News noted highs of 90 degrees or more, were recorded 40 times during summer. The week's temperatures, varied, rising one day to 90 degrees and dropping to 50 degrees two days.

Trojans 3-0 winner over Indian Valley North Big Blue.

Coshocton Redskins defeated the Ridgewood Generals, 26-14.

Chris Dyer of Newcomerstown set a school record and tied a Hickory Flats Golf Course record after he carded a 31 on the front nine leading the Trojans to a 157-169 win over Garaway.

Deaths: Jay X. Graham, 71, West Lafayette; Harold (Ed) Elliott, 62; William Eddy, 66; Walter J. (Yock) Sharrock, 73; Carl C. McKain Chaney, 60, Port Washington.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Rhonda Roe crowned homecoming queen at Newcomerstown vs. Ridgewood football game won by Ridgewood 32-14. Members of the homecoming court were Jane Fruchey, Joyce Gadd, Candy Shingler and Leslie Huffman.

Buckeye Joint Vocational School, in the making for 10 years, comprised of 11 school districts including Newcomerstown, Carrollton, New Philadelphia, Strasburg-Franklin, Conotton Valley, Claymont, Garaway, Indian Valley, Tuscarawas Valley and East Holmes.

Deaths: Fred Linard, 72; Clyde Ellis, 74; Vernon Greathouse, 79; Helen R. Gefeller, 68.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Candidates for homecoming queen at Newcomerstown High School are Karen Henry, Cheryl Johnson, Jacquie McCleary, Nancy Stratton and Linda Van Voorhis.

Mrs. Angeline Frye wins Jaycee award for suggesting welcome signs at outskirts of town.

Plans to form non-profit corporation to promote local industry outlined to Rotarians and Lions.

Five-day Tuscarawas County Fair draws 15,692, second largest in history.

Rev. Rex Humbard will talk here.

Frost reported Sept. 14.

Median family income in county reported to be $5,406.

Deaths: Mrs. John Long; Claude Hazlett.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Council raises mayor's pay from $1,800 to $3,600 per year.

Sally Russell, daughter of Mrs. C.C. Russell, earns two-year scholarship.

New Masonic Temple for Lone Star Lodge 175 dedicated.

Some 100 attend open house at First Baptist Church honoring Pastor Ralph Dovenbarger and wife.

Deaths: Mrs. Ida Pfleghardt, 94; John Umstott, 90; George Sheeley, 25.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Rev. W.S. Longsworth resigns from College Street Methodist Church pastorate to accept similar one in East Liverpool.

Evangelist R.H. Banks assumes full-time duties at Church of Christ.

Rev. Paul Smithson resigns pastorate at First Baptist Church to accept one in New York State.

Heller Tool will receive Army-Navy "E" award.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Mary Alice Murray resigns as music instructor in the local school system.

Schools open here with an enrollment of 1,236.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

Local business here temporarily suspended for laying of cornerstone of new high school.