TEN YEARS AGO - 1999

Tuscarawas County Commissioners re-appointed Corey A. Moner, Newcomerstown, to four-year term on Tuscarawas Branch District Board of Trustees.

Coach Mark Wolff's Trojans won the Orange and Black trophy after a 62-51 win at Ridgewood. Greg Booth led Trojans scorers with 20 points.

Indian Valley lost to New Philadelphia 75-58.

Deaths: Wallace R. Hall, 78; Stella Glazer, 83.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1989

Mayor Gordon DeMarco gave a positive "State of the Village" report to residents of Newcomerstown, citing promising growth due to the development of the Industrial Park, the resurfacing of streets, and plans to open a new swimming pool at Cy Young Park on Memorial Day.

Local area basketball: Indian Valley Braves defeated Ridgewood 57-37 with Brave Chris Kohl scoring 16 points to lead all scorers.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hickman, Newcomerstown, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 31.

Deaths: Patricia D. Gadd, 43; Lottie Leonhard, 97; Burris "Red" Hill, 78; Lewis I. Smith, 74; Edith M. Billman, 80; William Opphile, 88; Everett Matchett, 81; Alta B. Graham, 90; Sevilla "Sue" Shryock, 79; Robert K. Luce, 79.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1979

Rev. John Little re-elected president of Newcomerstown Ministerial Assn. and honored for the 50th anniversary of his call to the ministry.

Kevin Hinds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hinds, Newcomerstown, and member of the Trojan Marching Band, made nationwide news with his routine head-stand with his bass drum. His photo was first published in the Newcomerstown News and eventually was picked up by the Associated Press.

Ohio's first statewide primitive weapons deer season set for Jan. 2-4.

Dr. Philip Mozena elected president of Newcomerstown school board with Claude Hinds, vice president, and Mrs. Roger George named board representative to Buckeye Joint Vocational School.

Deaths: Andrew A. Koran, 74; Caroline Atherton, 85; Rowland Kinner, 63; Richard Hughes.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1969

Thirteen railroad cars derail on C and M tracks at Post Boy.

Business Women's club awards prizes to Mr. and Mrs. Preston Hannahs and Mrs. E.W. Steffen in local Christmas home decorating contest.

Organ costing $11,000 dedicated at Christ United Methodist Church.

Winter officially arrives blanketing the area with eight inches of snow and near zero temperatures.

Trojans bow to Garaway 76-40.

Married: Jane Brown and Ronald Anderson; Louise Carothers and Wayne Swigert; Frances Truex and Gary Arnold; Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Hayes observe 60th anniversary.

Deaths: Mrs. Forest Berkshire; Arthur F. Kuhn, 86; Bertran E. Reed, 81.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1959

Clyde Barthalow apointed assistant superintendent at Shaker Heights.

Tim Decker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Decker, R.D. 1, one of nine winners in All-Ohio School Safety Poster Contest.

Deaths: Harry Rufer, 59; Mrs. W.J. Lehman, 80; Boyd C. Adams, 80; Diana Sue Simmons, infant; William Carnahan, 74; Mrs. C.B. Thomas, 58; Mrs. Charles Hill, 66; Henry E. Bowen, 92; Kathy Ann Slasor, infant.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1949

Mrs. George V. Rippel, 47, Dover, killed in auto crash on Rt. 21.

Lorenzo Burdette, 93, dies.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1939

Rev. George Shurtz promoted to rank of Major in Chaplain's Reserve Corps.

Cecil Haver elected president-protem of council to fill seat made vacant by the naming of Earl Treasure, mayor to succeed the late Charles Mugford. George Tufford elected councilman.

Miss Helen Gefeller appointed deputy in county's sheriff office.

Watershed assessments are on tax statements sent out this mohth.

Rev. D.A. Morris takes three months absence due to ill health.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1929

Joan Mulvane, 92, dies in California.

Miss Olive Ray and Lorin D. Gadd are married by Rev. Charles Foust.

Miss Lydia Leiser fractures hip in fall.

Mrs. Susanna Anderson dies at home of her daughter, Miss Gladys Anderson, Canton.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1919

The home of D.F. Folkert, rural mail carrier, is destroyed by fire.

R.H. Smith has sold his River St. grocery to Michell Atkinson.

Roy Kohler, recently honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, will open a bakery on W. State St.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS - 1909

The portable bungalow of Mr. and Mrs. M. Yingling, being shipped to Florida, destroyed in railroad wreck.

Mrs. J.O. Owens dies at home on Church St.

Charles Marlatt and Anna Herbert are married by Rev. O.C. Kramer.

James Cole has purchased the Main St. lumber yard from Roy Mulvane.

C.R. Sheafe has leased the coal yards west of town from Warner Beers.

E.M. Blair has purchased the brick residence of Mac Shaw, Cross St.