TEN YEARS AGO - 2002
Newcomerstown Village Council tables annexation discussion of Booth and Mizer additions.
Only 20 percent of the registered voters in Tuscarawas County turned out for the primary election.
Cy Young candy bar is now on the market.
Bethel Cemetery to have Memorial Day Services.
State Senator Jim Carnes (R-20th District) to speak at 2002 Memorial Day Services at Waggoner Cemetery, West Lafayette.
Newcomerstown boys' track and Ridgewood girls' track teams won the Inter-Valley Conference championship titles.
Lady Generals roll to a victory over the Lady Trojans, 15-4, in softball action.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1992
Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce re-instituting the "Luck Barrel" drawings with a prize of $100 to be given each week.
Ridgewood boys' track team, paced by runner Ryan Bible, won the Inter-Valley Conference championship at Newcomerstown's Lee Stadium, with the Newcomerstown boys' track team placuing sixth. The girls' division was won by Jewett-Scio Lady Vikings, with the Lady Trojans, second.
Lori McMullen was awarded to John Phillip Sousa Award during the Newcomerstown High School Music Department's recognition night.
Port Washington Masonic Lodge No. 22 honored firefighters of Gnadenhutten at a Friendship Dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Ted (Lucy) Ferrell, Newcomerstown, observed their 50th wedding anniversary, May 2.
Deaths: Mary L. Beall, 80; Garnet E. Shryock, 80; Doris R. Brown, 64; Calvin P. Hartline, 52; Mary H. Jones, 83.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1982
Newcomerstown High School (NHS) to graduate 101 seniors May 23, marking the 100th class to graduate from NHS. Thomas W. Hashman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hashman, was named valedictorian, and Carolyn Watson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Watson, salutatorian.
Ridgewood High School's 18th commencement was set for May 23 with 124 to graduate. Tom Thompson of WTNS-Radio in Coshocton was to be commencement speaker.
Karen Kohl, Michele Morris, Lisa Norman, Denise Belle, Bill Thompson and Kurt Hall of Newcomerstown High were selected delegates to Buckeye Girls State and Buckeye Boys State.
Ridgewood Generals boys' track team re-wrote the record books on their way to winning the Inter-Valley Conference championship track meet with 157 points. Newcomerstown finished second with 112 points. The girls' IVC winner was Indian Valley North Big Blue with fourth place going to Ridgewood, fifth to Newcomerstown, and sixth to Indian Valley South.
Deaths: Eric Dwight Ely, 25; Charles M. Little, 77; J. Wayne Dorsey, 74.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1972
The 90th commencement and baccalaureate of Newcomerstown High School was set for May 28 with Dr. Joseph Cecil, assistant professor of chemistry and chairman of the faculty committee at Tuscarawas Branch of Kent State University, the speaker. Gary Hoffman was valedictorian, and Richard Smith and Christopher Hart, salutatorians.
Mrs. Ralph Portz named president of Alpha Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International Society.
Heller Tool Company recognizes employees with Robert W. Decker, plant superintendent, presenting service awards to: E.W. Ruby and C.E. Holdsworth, 35 years; Cliff Overholt, Katherine Beiter, Raymond Lawrence, Charles Johns, W. Calvert and A. Moody, 30 years; and Bruce Harvey and E. Couts, 25 years.
Deaths: Eli T. Jones, 57; Rev. Floyd Eckert, 81; Call Bowers, 66; and Amanda Whitis, 85.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1962
John Berg named valedictorian, and Mary Jo Dorsey, salutatorian, for the 63-member Newcomerstown High School senior class.
Bob Leonard, assistant superintendent of Cy Young Park, announces that the swimming pool will be open Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27.
Married: Miss Doris Ann Tidrick and Gaylon E. Wise; Miss Audrey Boutton and William D. King.
Deaths: Mrs. George Carr, 69; Alex Love, 91; Adam Skuratovich, 69; Roland L. Hackenbracht, 60.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1952
Carolyn Jean Wolff and Max Byerly Roeder are co-valedictorians, and Ruth Emily McFadden, salutatorian, when 58 seniors graduate here.
Veterans to attend service at First Baptist Church on Sunday proceeding Memorial Day.
Carl Krebs Jr. elected president of Jaycees.
Rev. George Shurtz, Cross Street, gives Memorial Day address at Sugarcreek-Shanesville services.
Deaths: Mrs. Elizabeth Amacher, 77; Mrs. George Jones, 81; infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Danley; infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jontie Garretson; Mrs. Nellie Johnson, 51; Clinton Farnsworth, 69; and Mrs. Mary Porcher, 94.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1942
Due to the war, the annual alumni banquet will not be held this year.
Attorney Jonathan Hare, New Philadelphia, will deliver the annual Memorial Day address.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1932
A Jubilee is being planned by the Chamber of Commerce, Elks, and American Legion on June 30, July 1-2.
Dr. M.T. Moorehead, 71, of West Lafayette, dies.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1922
Manager Earl Tufford announces a ball game between Cambridge and the local team on Decoration Day.
Annual Memorial Service will be held at the Baptist Church with the Rev. Harley Fletcher, the speaker.
Ralph Wise and Miss Sadie Berry are married at New Philadelphia.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1912
Theodore Roosevelt speaks from train platform at the depot.
Miss Cecil Campbell of Gnadenhutten and Daniel Kohler are married.