TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3303 presented Newcomerstown High School students Mary Hogue and Ethan Conley savings bonds for winning the 2003 Voice of Democracy Contest and Patriot's Pen contest locally.

SBC Communications announced the availability of SBC Yahoo in West Lafayette, Newcomerstown and Dresden.

Congratulations Alex Nay for winning AMA's District 12 MX Championship Series 2003.

The wait isn't over -- Jim Carr remains leader in Newcomerstown mayoral race pending a recount by Tuscarawas County Board of Elections.

Deaths: Maxine H. Ahlf, 90; Patrick W. Atkins, 38; Donald Babcock, 73; and Dorothy E. Dudley, 66.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Rev. John Little announced as speaker for the Community Thanksgiving service sponsored by Newcomerstown-Port Washington Ministerial Association.

Vane Scott received the American Legion Department of Ohio's "Red, White and Blue Award" at Veterans' Day program at Newcomerstown High School.

Dan Gross, West Lafayette, chosen winner of Ridgewood High School's "Voice of Democracy" contest. Jessica Bates took second place and Heather Frank, third.

Deaths: John W. Gulick Jr., 53; M. Vernon Parks, 83; Delores V. Bosold, 64; Mary A. Huston, 67.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Annual fall sports banquet held at Newcomerstown High School to honor athletes, cheerleaders and coaches on a successful fall sports program as the golf team won the Inter Valley Conference, and the cross country and football teams finished second in the IVC.

Newcomerstown firefighters earning certificates for completing 30 hours of instruction in advanced fire service training were: Carl Smith, Ed Berkshire, Tim Celuch, Montel Collins, Dave Dittmar, Dick Donley, Bob Fisher, Leroy Tilman and Tom Sauerbrey. Tom Simmons was instructor.

Charles Arth, Newcomerstown area farmer and chairman of the Tuscarawas County Agricultural Stabilization & Conservation Service, elected Ohio president and national delegate of the Ohio National Association of Farmer Elected Committeemen.

Ridgewood High School senior, Arlene Matchett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Matchett, West Lafayette, was winner of the Hugh O'Brien Award.

Deaths: Dr. Robert P. McFarland, 56; Richard Lahna, 60; Julius "Jiggs" Shaw, 60; Raymond E. Craigo, 78; Gladys Mae Summers, 82.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Trojans Mike Dansby, Tom Wilkin and Terry McCrone, and Ridgewood Generals Dave Foreman, Bob McAllister, Dan Potts, Mark Lowe and Seven Warren are named to the Inter Valley Conference all-star team.

World Community Day, sponsored by Church Women United, celebrated at Christ United Methodist Church.

Russell Day and Roger Rehard receive 55-year cards and pins from West Lafayette American Legion Post 466.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Virtue named "Citizens of the Year" at Gnadenhutten Chamber of Commerce banquet.

Deaths: Raymond C. Howard, 23; Mrs. Frank (Elizabeth) Huff, 80; Pearl M. Jones, 74.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Charles Derr and Roy Walker, two former teachers, honored in a "This Is Your Life" program at Wheeling School in Guernsey.

$1,058 raised in local drive for Red Cross.

Newcomerstown Volunteer Fire Department acquires new $20,000 fire truck.

Marlowe Shoe Store announces it is quitting business.

Deaths: G.L. Cronebaugh, 85; Clarence Shaffer, 69; Frank Wiggins, 85; Ruth A. McClain, 78; Mrs. Ida Addy, 94.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Trojans defeat Dennison 39-6.

Local chapter of the Izaak Walter League receives charter: Bernard Chapman is president.

Deaths: Joseph C. Angle, 85; Arthur Carter, 92; Mrs. Louise Calhoun, 86; Mrs. Merrill Beal, 35; Mrs. Sarah Morrow, 66.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Big rally planned for Dec. 2 honoring Trojans who close season with win over Dennison.

Rev. George Shurtz will speak at annual Thanksgiving service at U.B. Church.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Alumni football game is played on Thanksgiving Day.

C.C. Starker catches musky weighing 11 pounds and measuring 36 inches.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

O.J. Beiter and F.B. Angle re-elected to board of education.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

Biggest blizzard ever striking this vicinity started Saturday night and continued until Monday. By Monday, snow was from 18-22 inches deep on the level and in places drifted to 10 feet high.

Death: Mrs. V.E. Leighninger, Goodrich Street.