TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce announces Thomas E. Hackenbracht, West Lafayette, was selected 2001 Educator of the Year. He is the vocational agriculture resource conservation teacher at Buckeye Career Center, New Philadelphia.
Four new council members will officially take office Jan. 2 all with the same new years resolution to continue the improvements of Newcomerstown.
Trojans win Holiday Coshocton Cage Classic by defeating River View 49-38.
Deaths: Wallace Dornself, 77; John L. Edens, 66.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
The first issue of 1992 featured a review of 1991 with the highlight of the year centered on the war in the Persian Gulf. The community pray service coordinated by Newcomerstown Area Ministerial Association to pray for the men and women serving in Operation Desert Storm, and the swift victory in the war were among the major points included in the review.
The Sweethearts Follies committee, including Camille Smith, Elaine Haas and Bobbie Opphile announced plans for the 10th anniversary Best of the Best Follies to be presented at the Newcomerstown Middle School in February.
Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce launched a membership drive with Gary King heading up the campaign. Dave Mason was serving as Chamber president.
Groovfold Inc., established in Newcomerstown in 1963, held an employees Christmas party and Cris Cornell, president, presented several awards including a 25-year service award to Robert Davis and 20-year service awards to Janice Celuch, Richard Durben, Dolly Greathouse, Helen Heston, Martha Mardis, Stephanie Miller, Mary Ott, Bruce Poland, Shirley Slasor and Arlene Watson.
Boys basketball: Trojans lost to Conotton Valley 81-54; Indian Valley Braves defeated Garaway, 63-48; and Tuslaw, 67-56; Ridgewood lost to Tuscarawa Valley 62-40 and to Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 58-53.
Girls basketball: Lady Trojans lost to Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 51-29; Indian Valley defeated Coshocton, 43-40, and lost to Claymont, 37-28; Ridgewood fell to Strasburg, 40-37.
Master Phyllis Arth presided when Buckhorn Grange No. 1445 held its Christmas meeting at the grange hall in Wolf.
Karen Haver, Newcomerstown, was the winner of $100 in the final week of the Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce Lucky Barrel contest.
Deaths: Kathleen Lewis, 66; Orrin Ricketts, 76; Marjorie Lease Drovdahl, 71.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
John E. Lawver, chief of police for 27 years in Newcomerstown, submitted his resignation to village council. Lawver had been in law enforcement for 33 years.
Newcomersotwns new council members sworn-in to office were Francis Dalton, David Leading, Marvin Lawver and Steve Guy. Already serving on council were Audrey Hanni and Arthur Schwarzer.
Thomas Montgomery American Legion Post of Newcomerstown announced the winners of its Americanism and Government test-essay contest were seniors Marc Gibson and Carla Phelps, juniors Bill Thompson and Denise Belle, and sophomores Derek Sheppard and Kelly Werber.
A review of the year 1981 included such highlights as the release of American hostages from Iran in January; a fire that gutted the Canned Dairy Products Company on Coshocton County Road 9 on March 30; the dismantling of the bridge on Coshocton County Road 9 just west of Newcomerstown to make way for a new structure; Newcomerstown councils proposed crematory at West Lawn Cemetery that was meeting opposition from numerous area residents; and the announcement that Belden Brick Co. at Port Washington would discontinue manufacturing Oct. 16 after 80 years of operation.
Ridgewood finished third in the Coshocton County Cage Classic. In regular season play, the Ridgewood Generals won a come-from-behind 56-60 victory over Tusky Valley. The Generals season record was 8-1.
Newcomerstwon continued its losing streak as the Garaway Pirates defeated the Trojans 54-35 giving the Trojans a 0-9 record.
A compilation of world scientific literature on Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam was being distributed by the Veterans Administration.
Owen Manning, general manager of Frontier Power Company for 27 years, announced his retirement. His successor was Joseph J. Uher.
Mrs. Macado (Mary Marie) Good, 48, Coshocton, was killed in a head-on collision on Route 36.
Jeffrey A. Bradford, 28, West Lafayette, was killed when his pickup truck overturned on Coshocton County Road 16, near Woodys Carry-Out.
Deaths: John W. Blair, 91; Raymond H. Rife, 83; Richard C. Warne, 52; Robert G. Elliott, 56.
(The Memory Lane column will be back to its usual length next week.)