TEN YEARS AGO - 2000
Alma Reed named queen of Newcomerstown Frontier Apple Festival, and Ruth Ann Swigert, Tourism Queen. Jenny VanSickle, Coshocton, was Apple Princess, and Ridgewood student Laura Bice tied with River View student Whitney McMullen for Apple Princess honors.
Newcomerstown Moose Lodge 1337 raised over $5,000 for area youth and made donations of $1,625 to the Cy Young Youth League, $450 to Newcomerstown Police Dept. Explorers Post 616, and $3,000 to a local young man battling bone cancer.
Megan Hackenbracht crowned Ridgewood High Homecoming Queen with her court including Kristina Hill, Monica Carpenter, Beth Ianiello and Ashley Hamilton. Ridgewood Generals snapped a seven-game losing streak, winning the homecoming game against Tuscarawas Central Catholic 7-6.
Newcomerstown Trojans 6-2 on season after 17-14 loss to Columbus St. Charles. Indian Valley Braves lost to Coshocton Redskns 61-13.
Deaths: Ella Lorraine Singel, 55; Albert Eugene Porcher, 85; Lois Addy Miller, 93; Thelma E. Miller-Jones Benson, 79; Virgil Duncan, 74.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1990
Chamber of Commerce sponsoring mini Apple Festival in downtown Newcomerstown Oct. 20.
Mayor Gordon DeMarco discussed grants and progress in the village when he spoke at the season's first Newcomerstown Mayor's Prayer Breakfast at Assembly of God Church.
Local area football: Trojans won 12-9 over Strasburg Tigers; Ridgewood Generals lost to Garaway 17-14; Indian Valley Braves lost to Meadowbrook Colts 6-0.
Ridgewood Lady Generals won the Inter Valley Conference volleyball title with a perfect 16-0 record.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert (Edith) Miller, Newcomerstown, to celebrate 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 31.
Death: Frank P. Russell, 46.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1980
Mrs. Chester (Grace) Lindell, 44, her daughter, Connie Durben, 23, and her grandson, Jason Durben, eight months, lost their lives in fire that destroyed their housetrailer on Old Rt. 21 near North Salem.
Damage estimated between $15,000 and $20,000 in electrical fire that completely destroyed the kitchen of the Touraine Club.
Newcomerstown residents to pay higher property taxes as six-year reappraisal determined property values increased in Tuscarawas County.
Trojans lost 7-6 to Inter Valley Conference leaders, Garaway Pirates, after officials determined the Trojans extra point attempt was no good.
Coach Russ Ashkettle's Ridgewood Generals defeated Tuscarawas Central Catholic 21-0 at Dover's Crater Stadium. Scoring for the Generals were Jim Lee and Kris Lusk.
Indian Valley South Rebels won over Malvern 21-12.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell (Aileen) Glazer, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, observed their 40th anniversary Oct. 20.
Deaths: James Sondles, 74; Arthur R. Cline, 82; Ray W. Hoover, 82; Clarence E. McNeil, 58; Mrs. Fred (Cathleen) Hutchinson, 60.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1970
Local Church Women United sponsor first Ecumenical Prayer Service here in St. Francis de Sales Church.
Plans for Buckeye Joint Vocational School continue pending passage of 2.95 mill levy on Nov. 3 ballot.
Service anniversaries observed by Heller Tool employees: Bill Fisher, Jim Duhamel, Pat McCleary, J.R. Watkins, 20 years; Walter Orr, 25 years, and Art Dennis, Bob Hagan, John King and Bertha Loader, 35 years.
Work nearly completed on city's new 750,000 gallon water tank.
Married: Linda Daugherty and William Madison.
Death: Mrs. Clara Hill, 87.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1960
Indications made this week that highway 77 will follow the "ridge route."
Campaign to raise money for Newcomerstown's library off to good start according to Dale Johnson, library trustee.
Newcomerstown Rotary donated $100 to library fund.
Professional Business Men to sponsor cheese, cider and trail bologna stand during annual Halloween parade with proceeds donated to Newcomerstown Public Library.
Deaths: Elmer Burdette, 74; Mrs. Lillie Addy, 92; Mary Reppart.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1950
Fulton Uhrich chosen guardian of more than $75,000 estate of William Henry Elliott.
Halloween parade draws crowd here.
Married: Miss Helen Gray to Sgt. Henry S. Allgyer; Miss Polly Rausch and Ted T. Geiger; Mrs. Grace Bergert to J.M. Gibbons.
Deaths: Mrs. Emma Zickefoose, 79; Mrs. S.G. Moore, 82; Mrs. Lettie Lyons, 83.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1940
GOP caravan visits here. Democrats also hold large rally.
Trojans lose to Canton St. Johns 13-0.
Chairmen named for Scout drive.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1930
Electrical flasher warnings installed on four local railroad crossings.
Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Lyons announced marriage of their daughter, Myrtle to Eliot Lemon in Adrian, Mich.
Ben Robinson shoots 6 3/4-pound Canadian goose near Tuscarawas River.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1920
Miss Nora Whiting and Charles Brink of Coshocton are married.
Jason Gardner fractures right arm while operating motor at Euga mine.
Samuel Waggoner, 93, dies at his home west of town.
Rev. H.N. Nicholson, pastor of Lutheran Church, dies of heart attack.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1910
Jason Gardner seriously injured when he jumps from top of car while employed in railway yards.