TEN YEARS AGO - 2004

Voters in the Guernsey County community of Kimbolton decided March 2 they no longer wish to be an incorporated village.

A potential buy-out for Newcomerstown Mayor Jim Carr to leave office was the final topic for discussion at council's meeting March 2.

Newcomerstown High School's Elks' Student of the Month is Kadi N. Mason, daughter of Dave and Lisa Mason.

Gene Parks receives his 65-year pin from Worship Master Alan Hart and Dennis Barlow, secretary, at the Lone Star Lodge No. 175 Father-Son Banquet Feb. 21.

Jerrod Sparling, Newcomerstown's staring quarterback for the past three seasons and who owns almost every Trojan passing record, was accepted as a preferred walk-on at Ohio University for the upcoming gridiron season.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1994

Newcomerstown High School students, Karri Addy and Angie Storck, were winners in Tuscarawas County portion of American Legion Americanism and Government test.

Tiffany Staley won the Rachel Stoffer Spelling Bee at Newcomerstown Middle School; Christy Wright placed second and Lindsey Donehue, third.

Arco Ohio Valley Retirees held a dinner meeting at the Masonic Temple in Gnadenhutten with 102 members and guests attending and George Benedetto, vice president, presiding.

Basketball tournaments: Ridgewood Generals won 64-63 over Fort Frye in sectional at New Concord; Newcomerstown lost to West Muskingum 67-52 at New Concord; Indian Valley Braves defeated Tusky Valley 53-38 in sectional at Dover.

Deaths: Leah Thomas, 82; Donald E. Wingeier, 53; Doris N. Mardis, 80; Zelma C. Gray, 87; J. Glenn Stewart, 84.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1984

Dana Lewis, McDonald's Restaurant developer and franchise owner, uses giant hamburger turner to break ground for new restaurant being built here.

Tuscarawas County Commissioners approved annexation of a 50-acre development area at U.S. 36 and I-77 into the village of Newcomerstown. McDonald's Restaurant and a Duke Motel are planned for the area.

Ridgewood Generals defeated Buckeye South 49-46 in Class AA district semi-final tournament at Steubenville. In finals, All-American Jay Burson scored 26 points and led John Glenn Little Muskies over Ridgewood 66-45.

Thomas Montgomery Post 431 American Legion, Newcomerstown, joining in 65th anniversary celebration of the American Legion's founding in France in March 1919.

Newcomerstown Police Chief John Lawver marked his 35th year in law enforcement, including 30 years as chief here.

Evelyn Phillips retired after nearly 15 years from her business and Sam Phillips Sundries, Main Street, Newcomerstown. Hilda and Sam Studer, Port Washington, purchased the business and re-named it Studer's Sundries.

Deaths: Earl E. Leeper, 93; George C. Everhart, 80; Delia M. Norris, 72; Elsie Mae Maloy, 67; Owen E. Miller Jr., 79.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1974

Members of Business and Professional Men officially launch program to obtain second police cruiser in village.

Thomas C. Montgomery Post 431 American Legion plans banquet in observance of 55th anniversary of American Legion.

Indian Valley South Rebels defeat Strasburg 47-37 in district finals tournament at Steubenville.

West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce honors six charter members, John Stover, Arthur Emler, Emmor Mendenhall, Clarence Gress, O.J. Busser and Ernest Holmes.

Deaths: Albert E. Lorenz, 85; Wayne L. McFarland, 72; Gerard W. (Jerry) Gross, 65; Mrs. Mary L. Adams, 74.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1964

New Kroger store, corner of State and River streets, to open March 18.

Three-school merger plan for Newcomerstown, Stone Creek-Jefferson and Salem-Washington under study here.

Deaths: Miss Helen Lyons, 90; Mrs. Mary Hannahs, 90; Charles Schwendiman, 92; Dr. W.R. Cochran, 86; Miss Ada Winck, 91.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1954

Parking meters "remodeled" to take pennies and nickels in any rotation.

Grass fire at Fred Torgler home, N. College Street, causes $100 damage.

Roger Johnson, 12, and Paul Hopkins, 16, find skeleton of W.H. Shuman of Cambridge R.D. 4, on bank of Tuscarawas River.

Local heart fund receives $462.50.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1944

Mrs. Mary Miskimen, 87, one of Newcomerstown's oldest known residents, dies in Florida.

E.D. Swigert, who had operated a meat business here for 42 years, retires.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1934

Elks Show Board minstrel to be presented March 15-16.

Home of Walter Widder, south of town, damaged by lightning.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1924

Lucy Lewis receives $7,000 damages from Pennsylvania Railroad as result of injuries received in accident.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1914

Chautauqua group organized with Rev. O.C. Kramer as president.

Basil Smith honored with surprise birthday party.