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Memory Lane

Remembering the past. Looking to the future.

Published: May 3, 2017 12:00 AM

2007

May 8 primary election will include levies for Newcomerstown schools and Newcomerstown streets. Mayoral election waits for November.

One lane of the Cross Street bridge is closed. The entire bridge is expected to be replaced.

Grace AnnGardner, the daughter of Abigail Gardner of Newcomerstown, has been selected as te Elks Student of the Month for May at Newcomerstown High School.

Air Force Airman Dustin D. Shalosky, the son of Dave Shalosky of Newcomerstown, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

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Students in the Work and Family class at Newcomerstown High School made lap robes for residents at Riverdale Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newcomerstown. A total of 24 lap robes were distributed to residents last week.

Gilbert Ernest 'Ernie' Art added to Newcomerstown High School's Wall of Honor. Jima Williams, Sr., Vane S. Scott Jr. and Barbara J. Scott added to Citizen's Wall of Honor.

Deaths: Warner J. 'Junior' Clarke, 82; Dorothea J. Casteel, 84; MaryAlice Little, 90; Gerald E. Dansby, 68; Craig Herbert Moore, 58; Noreen A. Biddlestone, 55; Jeanneth Boyer, 83; Irene Brenly, 77; Ralph W. Kaser, 90; Arthur G. 'Ike' Royer, 87; Wilbur Ulrich, 78; Carlos Shaw Walter, 87; Bernadine A. Weaver, 96.

1997

Knights of Columbus of St. Francis de Sales Church, Newcomerstown, held their annual awards banquet. Recipients were: Lou Vannucci, Wise Owl; Shirley Muhs, Woman of the Tear; Greg Bowman, Knight of the Year; Dana Eicholtz, Youth of the Year; and Mr. and Mrs. Jefferey Spaulding and son Daniel, Family of the Year.

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Pinewood Derby held by local Scouts. Kyle Little won Best of Show and first place in the Newcomerstown Pinewood Derby, followed by Kyle Carpenter, Travis Stonebrook, Jaysson Calhoun and Daniel Welch. In Port Washington Scout's Pinewood Derby Andrew Donato received Best of Show, and Jamie Jones took first place, followed by Joey Corpman, Jacob McMasters, Donato, and Kyle Bourne.

Trojan baseball team won at Ridgewood 8-2 with Chad Elliott the winning pitcher and top hitter with a single and a double.

State-ranked Indian Valley Braves baseball team won two of three games for a 12-4 season record. The Braves lost to Coshocton 11-8, won over Canton Timken 11-2 (Chad Lynch winning pitcher), and Charlie Smith hurled a no-hitter against Dover For a 10-1 Braves victory.

Ridgewood Generals and Lady Generals track teams won a triangular with Newcomerstown and Coshocton. In the boys division, Newcomerstown finished second and Coshocton, third. Fr the girls, Coshocton placed second and Newcomerstown, third.

Death: Mary R. Smith, 92.

1987

The 67th Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce banquet with Chief Netawates awards presented to Thompson's IGA, Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad, Pacemaker Plastics, Plants

1977

Jeannie Gaumer selected Newcomerstown's "Mother of the Year."

Thelma M. Loader, River St., first person to purchase driver's license with her photo at deputy registrar's office in Newcomerstown.

Trojan Band awards went to Janet Barthalow, Vickie Stocker, Brenda Booth, Jon Glasgow, Paul Yanai, Lori Rush, and Laurie MacKinnon.

Tower Communications Inc. announced CTV-2 from New Philadelphia would be microwaved to the Newcomerstown Cable System.

George and Mabel Shurtz, Tucson, Ariz., former residents of Newcomerstown, donated $5,000 to local American Cance Society drive. Mrs. Richard Robinson was drive chairman.

Deaths: Edward Wggleston Jr., 62; Clarence G. Smith, 69; Lewis J. Fletcher, 73.

1967

Richard Gross and Mimi Bowling named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of NHS class of 1967.

NHS Marching Band, under the direction of Connie Dichler, won first place in 14th annual VFW District Loyalty Day Parade at Dover.

Farrill S. Sharrock, Plainfield, purchases Emerald Lanes bowling alley building and acreage from the Harold Stahl's.

Dr. Donald Potts, West Lafayette, wins first place at Daytona dog show with his champion St. Bernard.

Trojans overpower Garaway 93-34 to claim sixth victory of track season.

Deaths: John E. Grewell, 65; Mrs. Charlotte (Lottie) Taylor; Charles E. Scarberry, 84; John Robert Sandel, infant son of George and Shirley Bender Sandel.

1957

Dr. Burton W. Gorman of Kent State University to speak at Newcomerstown High School commencement.

Tom Sigman, Cambridge architect, states the West School building nearing completion.

1947

Col. Edgar R. Cochran, Columbus, to be principal speaker at Chamber of Commerce banquet.

Supt. D.B. Roeder appointed chairman for Newcomerstown Cy Young Day in Cleveland.

Excessive rains keep farmers from plowing ground.

Trojans defeated by Baltic 8-7.

Mary Jo Pugeist becomes bride of Robert G. Huff.

1937

Coach Dave Gorby granted four-year contract.

Trojans drop two weekend baseball games with West Lafayette and Tuscarawas.

WCTU Institute held at College St. Methodist Church.

Death: Adam Wigfield, 62.

1927

Port Washington mill destroyed by fire.

Newcomerstown raises $200 for Ohio River flood sufferers.

1917

Lt. W.L. Miller is in charge of guarding the railroad bridge Henry Wolfe arrives safely in France.

Work begins on new office building of James B. Clow plant.

1907

Captain Ezra Meeker with prairie schooner and oxen from Oregon pass through here this week on their way to Washington, D.C.

Lt. and Mrs. John Wilson observe 50th wedding anniversary.

Commencement is May 31 with eight girls and two boys in the graduating class.

W.M. Brode, Elmer Barnett and George Brode visited the Cooley Floating Theatre at Marietta.


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