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Memory Lane

Remembering the past. Looking to the future.

Published: February 22, 2017 12:00 AM

2007

A two-day snow and ice storm dumped approximately six inches on the area. The snowstorm closed school, businesses, offices and factories, and left some without power.

Kimbolton resident Gregory C. Polk, 43, was killed Feb. 13 when the tractor-trailer he was driving south on Stonecreek Road traveled off the snow-covered road and crashed into a ditch and tree.

The annual Rachel B. Stoffer Spelling Bee was held Feb. 8 at the Middle School. Eighth-grader Jacquelyn Smith was named champion by correctly spelling the word "diesel." Ashley Shugers was first runner-up and Christian Graves, second runner-up.

Allen Kerns, son of Chad Kerns, Tuscarawas, was named to the dean's list at The University of Akron for the fall semester. He is a 2006 graduate of Newcomerstown High School.

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Baby Gage David Wagoner, the son of Brittney and Andrew Wagoner of Grand Forks, N.D., came into this world on Interstate 77 near mile marker post 67 on Jan. 7, 2007 while onboard the Tri-County Ambulance with Paramedic Jeff Sanders and EMT Angie Marts delivering. He is the grandson of Dick and Debbie Hursey, Carrie Gaines and Mark Tennis, and David and Karen Wagoner.

Emma J. Baker, Newcomerstown, celebrated her 100th birthday. Mrs. Baker was born in Germany on Feb. 28, 1907.

Jim Wolff, Newcomerstown, was the winner of the Sweetheart Package given by Morgan Pharmacy in conjunction with WTNS radio station of Coshocton.

Deaths: Evelyn L. Burrier, 89; Emanuel P. Erb, 67; Walter R. Hanner Jr., 82; Martha Hershberger, 70; Joyce V. Miskimen, 83; Gregory C. Polk, 43; Calvin Stockli, 82; Lois Gertrude Taylor, 88; Ben A.D. Troyer, 83; Melvin E. Whyde, 69; `

1997

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Coach Mark Wolff and his Trojans were celebrating winning Newcomerstown's first-ever Inter Valley Conference basketball championship, sharing the title with Hiland. The Trojans finished the season at 14-6 overall and 11-5 in the IVC after their 74-56 win at Lakeland.

Black History Month was being observed in local schools.

Gnadenhutten Historical Museum was awarded certification by the Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums.

Buckhorn Tribe 4-H Club held election of officers at their first meeting, naming Randi Welch as president.

Jonathan Jones, son of John and Carolyn Jones of Newcomerstown and Ellen and Steve Seabrook of New Philadelphia, earned his Eagle Scout honor.

Ridgewood lost to Fort Frye 78-69 in Div. III sectional game at Byesville. Duo of Matt Colvin and Chris Cabot scored a combined 68 points for the Generals, with Colvin scoring 30 and Cabot, 28.

A landmark in Birmingham, the Birmingham Store was demolished and removed from the corner of Birmingham and Peoli roads, where it had been operated by Faye and Roger Gray for several years.

Deaths: Kathryn Studer, 73; Robert J. Gay, 81; Emma Helen Hart, 95; H. Charles "Berky" Berkshire, 70; Raymond F. Buechler, 77.

1987

Indian Valley South students awarded certificates for placing in regional spelling bee included first place winners, sixth grader Heather Gram and seventh grader Patricia Stewart.

Trojans lost heart-breaker 58-56 to Indian Valley North in a sectional tournament at New Philadelphia after making a comeback only to lose in final seconds when North's Todd Herman sank an 18 ft. jumper.

Indian Valley South Rebels lost to Conotton Valley Rockets 54-52 in overtime sectional tournament game at New Philadelphia.

Ridgewood advanced in Class AA sectional tournament at Warsaw after defeating Tusky Valley 75-65.

Deaths: Grace M. Cramlett, 84; Lydia Snyder, 64.

1977

Coach Bill Gorscak's Ridgewood Generals, ranked number one in UPI poll, ended regular cage season with 18-0 record after 66-59 win over Zanesville Rosecrans.

Charles Knight, master of ceremonies for 38th annual Lone Star Masonic Lodge F & AM father-son banquet at Masonic Temple.

Madison Eagles defeated the Trojans 64-44 in Class A tournament at River View High School.

Doug Weir and Larry Huggins scored 17 and 14 points to lead Indian Valley South to 64-43 victory over Malvern in regular season finale.

Jon M. Glasgow, Newcomerstown High School senior, finalist in National Merit Scholarship Foundation program.

Deaths: Jeanne Ann Keffer Simmons, 24; Dean O. Robinson, 49; Mrs. Frank (Kathryn) Kinsey, 72; Fred G. Polland.

1967

Newcomerstown Jaycees plan 1967 Jaycee Dixieland Minstrel Show with theme "Roaring 20's."

Port Washington Council cracked down on junk vehicles abandoned on village streets and private properties.

Vince Costello, linebacker for Cleveland Browns, announced as a speaker for the annual all-sports banquet at Newcomerstown High.

J.R. Barber, Newcomerstown, announced the opening of a new furniture store in Coshocton.

Deaths: Mrs. Mary I. Clough, 49; Sue Ellen Rehard, 11 months; Mrs. Mary M. Haines, 68.

1957

Ed Bates, Port Washington senior, sets record for points during 1956-57 basketball season.

Cubs annual banquet attended by 200.

Deaths: A.E. Dillehay, 56; Harry Osler, 84; Dr. Don A. Hagan, 79; Mrs. Eldridge Morrison

1947

Mr. and Mrs. Burton Brown, Heller Dr., celebrate golden wedding anniversary.

A number of ex-baseball stars plan to attend 80th birthday celebration for Cy Young.

1937

Godfrey Meek and John Fletcher sign contract with St. Louis Cardinals.

Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Rippeth celebrate 65th wedding anniversary.

1927

CyYoung shares honors with Cy Rigler, dean of major league umpires, at banquet in Cambridge.

Reception held at Lutheran Church for new pastor, Rev. Charles Foust and family.

1917

Frank Jones and Clarence Ott purchase Tyhurst property, corner of River and Church Streets.

Clow baseball team organized and leases Warner ball park.

1907

Francis Lydick presses the button for the first illumination of the town with electric lights.

George Mulvane offers Crater Hill as a park to town.

Dr. and Mrs. T.C. Siffert leave to make their home in Canton.

G.W. Tufford appointed marshal to fill unexpired term of Jacob Boltz, who resigned.


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