The above photo, dated March 4, 1929, is courtesy of Tom and Jan Watson, Newcomerstown. Joseph Leonard Daugherty is pictured in the sleigh being pulled by his family's Kentucky thoroughbred, "Don." The wintry scene is one mile east of Newcomerstown off East State Road.
TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
Newcomerstown Village Council voted in former chief of police, Don Ryan to fill the council seat vacated by new mayor Jim Carr.
Solicitor Michael Cochran swore-in new Port Washington Council members, Timothy Gram and Daniel Fouts.
Katherine (Kate) Marie Thompson and William Patrick Trefz married Oct. 2, 1999.
Local area basketball: Trojans won 59-49 over Sandy Valley, and Trojan Jason Bryant scored 23 points in a 79-58 win over Harrison Central; Indian Valley won 47-38 over Garaway, lost to Claymont 60-50; Ridgewood lost to Hiland 70-40 and to Garaway 54-30.
Deaths: Betty R. Temple, 62; Jay M. Gorham, 72.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Massive street resurfacing project planned in Newcomerstown; cost estimated at $550,000.
Courtney Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Smith, Newcomerstown, winner of local Voice of Democracy essay contest sponsored by VFW Post 3303.
Area basketball: Trojans lost to Hiland 100-64; Tuscarawas Central Catholic 62-40, and Malvern 71-42; Ridgewood defeated Strasburg 46-38 and Lakeland 77-62; Indian Valley Braves beat West Holmes 58-56.
Deaths: Howard R. Peeper, 71; Clara R. Boitnott, 62.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Newcomerstown selected as one of five locations in Tuscarawas County for a public hearing for the White House Conference on Families.
High temperature for week 55 degrees, low of 10.
State-ranked Buckeye Trail defeated the Trojans 64-62 on last second shot by Warrior David Allen, and state-ranked Strasburg pulled away in final minutes for 71-64 win over the Trojans; Indian Valley South 9-2 on season with wins over Jewett-Scio 49-38 and East Knox 74-40; Ridgewood lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic 61-44 and to West Holmes 63-45.
Deaths: Anna Magley, 102; Ernest A. Myers, 69; Mrs. Charles (Elsie) Todd, 76; Mary Krebs, 81; Rev. John G. Waelde; Willis Stoffer, 84; Richard E. Hughes, 52.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Clarence Schlarb Jr., local Elks exalted ruler, and Woodrow Warner, chairman of Elks Youth Leadership committee, presented awards to Youth Leadership contest winners Carol Muster, Gnadenhutten, and Allen Darr of Ridgewood High.
Trojans claim 56-45 victory over Tusky Valley, paced by Mark Warner with 28 points. Warner netted 32 points to lead the Trojans to a 63-46 win over Meadowbrook.
School board includes Virgil Ervin, Nancy Lineback, Dale Johnson, Harold Huff and Carl Krebs.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Virgil Ervin receives "Outstanding Jaycee" award for 1959.
Wendell J. Yanai Jr. electd president of Newcomerstown Board of Education.
Building at Murphy Gravel Plant, one mile west on Rt. 36, destroyed by fire when spark from diesel ignites leaves outside building.
S.L. Lightbody, Port Washington, named controller and assistant secretary-treasurer of newly formed Wheatland Electric Products Co. at Pittsburgh, Pa.
Mrs. Ruth Tidrick, Guernsey, and Chester Johnson, Ely, Minn., married.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Newcomerstwon tax valuations increased from 12 to 17 percent.
Harold McVicker named local representative of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
$120,000 estimated cost of sewage plant.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
School appropriations for 1940 is $98,017.50.
Mercury sinks to 11 degrees below zero, lowest in the year.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
Frank Carmen, 41, actor and former resident, dies in Virginia enroute to Florida.
Highway dept. makes plans to eliminate Pilling St. crossing.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Mrs. Thomas Daugherty dies in Union Hospital, Dover.
Mrs. Mary West and S.A. Emerson married by Rev. Hartshorn.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Cy Young will visit relatives in California this month.
Rollin Taylor accepts position as detective on C & M Railroad.
Rev. T.B. Roberts, pastor of the ME Church, given surprise 35th birthday party by his Sunday School.