Employees of the former Moore Enameling plant in West Lafayette are shown in this 1940s photo. The photo belonged to the late Kate (Wise) Lukens, who is pictured second from left in the back row. Identities of others in the photo were unavailable. (Photo courtesy of William Casteel, West Lafayette)

TEN YEARS AGO - 1999

Santa Claus was the honored guest in Newcomerstown's Christmas parade.

Trojans opened basketball season with 74-61 win over Monroe Central; Ridgewood lost to Licking Valley 78-68; Indian Valley Braves opened with two wins, 60-45 over Cleveland John F. Kennedy and 44- 39 over Tuscarawas Central Catholic.

Coach Mark Kowalski's Lady Trojans 2-0 with 55-32 win over Strasburg; Indian Valley Lady Braves defeated Ridgewood 41-21 and Coshocton 44-42; Ridgewood Lady Generals beat Claymont 53-39.

Deaths: Raymond E. Glazier, 83; Todd A. Ledbetter, 37; Frances J. Zwick, 95; Fletcher V. Shryock, 90.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1989

Newcomerstown's Christmas parade set for Dec. 9 with theme "Twas the Night Before Christmas."

Ridgewood juniors Amy Hamilton and Ethan Vessels selected delegates for Presidential Classroom in March.

Oriental Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Newcomerstown, held installation of officers with Mabel Thornton installed as worthy matron and Clarence "Jack" Thornton, worthy patron.

Cecil Lawrence re-elected president of Tri-County Sportsman's Club of Newcomerstown.

In local area basketball: Newcomerstown lost to Jewett-Scio Vikings 62-51; Ridgewood over Hiland 72-66; Indian Valley Braves defeated Tusky Valley 53-42 and lost to Claymont 63-45.

Married: Jennifer Lynne George and Michael Edward Crawford, Oct. 7; Mr. and Mrs. John H. (Maxine) Davis, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, Dec. 18; Mr. and Mrs. Chester (Lucille) Leonhard, Newcomerstown, 55th anniversary, Dec. 12.

Deaths: Candace K. Hagan, 39; Doris L. Sandel, 79; Marjorie F. Jeffries, 55.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1979

The $6-million sewer project underway in Newcomerstown progressing "smoothly" with completion anticipated in August 1980.

Charles Arth, Newcomerstown R.D. 2, selected to serve on Midwest Area Director's Council of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service in Washington, D.C.

Mark and Kathy Addy became parents of triplets, all boys, Nov. 24.

Coach Gary Sterrett's Trojans won the Orange and Black trophy after defeating Ridgewood 57-49 and Trojan Matt Eggleston was game MVP; Ridgewood lost a close 58-57 decision to John Glenn and 70-57 to Claymont; for first time in seven years Strasburg defeated Indian Valley South 55-49 in overtime.

Deaths: Frank Rhoads, 95; Eugene "Bud" Hawk, 56; John W. Milburn, 66; Alice Jane Frenton, 65; Volena Alberta Miller, 65.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1969

Ralph W. Hiester, a 46-year employe of Ohio Power and former company manager, retires in Millersburg.

Mrs. Donald Norris, R.D. 2, wins wristwatch after finding balloon that traveled 382 miles from Pottsville, Pa.

Married: Brenda Quillen and Charles Fox; Loretta Ann Windland and Seltzer A. Shalosky; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Gibson, 50th anniversary.

Deaths: Howard Moore, 47; Rev. Fleming Bradbury, 81; Mrs. Luther Carney; John Dollison, 76; Steve Schmidt, 63; Mrs. Rollin Norris, 69; Henry Maloy, 80; Mrs. Lottie Jones.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1959

Johnson E. Ruby, 66, Guernsey R.D. 2, dies at his home.

Married: Miss Rebecca Cummings and Rev. Charles Lieser; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Warner, W. Main St., 40th anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Hayes, West Lafayette R.D. 1, 50th anniversary.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1949

Penney associates get extra yule pay under the sharing plan.

Deaths: Mrs. Tracy Grewell, 82; Mrs. Louise Dansby, 36.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1939

Heller plant ready for expansion. Over 800 employed.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1929

Mrs. Josie Edwards entertains the Friendship Class with a theatre party.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1919

SLS of the high school is entertained by John Rehard.

Emmett Yingling, Pennsylvania Railroad engineer, loses leg in train wreck.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1909

George Stocker, 25, dies of appendicitis at Cleveland.

Jesse Gotschall, shoemaker, installs machine for sewing half soles.

Russell Palmer and Bertha McPherson married.

Mae McElroy, Florence Leiser and Forest Couts, students at Ohio Wesleyan, were home for Thanksgiving.