TEN YEARS AGO - 2001
Groovfold Inc., founded by Richard Cornell in 1963 in Newcomerstown, was the Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month.
Trojan wrestler DJ Grewell was headed to state with a perfect 40-0 record and was chosen "Eastern District Wrestler of the Year."
NHS senior Lisa Wolff was to participate in the Presidential Classroom civic education program in Washington, D.C., in March.
Boys basketball: Greg Booth made a steal and two-point shot to seal a 46-44 Trojan win over Ridgewood at tournaments in Dover, and the Trojans, 15-6 on the season, were set to play Coshocton, 10-11 on season; Indian Valley Braves won 57-54 over Beaver Local in Div. II sectional tournament finals at Steubenville, where they earlier had defeated Carrollton 49-45 in semi-finals.
Deaths: Marshall Rex Nay, 80; Harry W. Gibbs, 92.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1991
Single copies of The Newcomerstown News raised from 25¢ to 35¢.
Trojan wrestlers Jack Lenhoff and Drew Lippencott advanced to district.
Basketball tournaments: Indian Valley Braves lost to West Muskingum 58-43, and Ridgewood lost to Tusky Valley 69-61 in Div. III sectionals at Meadowbrook; Indian Valley Lady Braves lost to West Muskingum 75-54, and Ridgewood Lady Generals lost 65-58 to Shenandoah in sectionals at Cambridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Palmer, Newcomerstown, observed their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 22.
Deaths: Sudie McMullen Huston, 91; Carma L. Hildebrand, 81; Blanche M. Davies, 82; Grace M. Atkinson, 82; Jack D. Beiter, 60.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1981
Simonds Cutting Tools of Wallace-Murray Corp. upgraded their electrical system at the Newcomerstown plant, where a major improvements plan costing over a million dollars was in progress.
Rev. and Mrs. Ray (Anne) Snyder of Christ United Methodist Church, Newcomerstown, attended the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., where President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George Bush made appearances.
Trojan wrestling team won the Inter-Valley Conference title; Ridgewood placed second. Newcomerstown's Jeff Mathews named Most Valuable Wrestler and Craig Collins, Coach of the Year.
Indian Valley South 17-3 on season after 59-53 win over Buckeye Central; Ridgewood closed season with 67-58 win over Garaway and a 9-11 record.
Trojan girls defeated Lakeland Raiders 49-24 in Class A sectional tournament at Newcomerstown. Ridgewood Lady Generals, state Class AA runner-up in 1980, defeated Coshocton 38-34 in tournament, and Indian Valley South Lady Rebels lost in sectional tilt to Zanesville Rosecrans 55-49.
NHS basketball players of the week were Clayton Walker, Mike Wilkin, Brenda Williams and Wanda Thompson.
Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Palmer, Newcomerstown, 40th, Feb. 22; Mr. and Mrs. James Nugen of Willoughby, formerly of West Lafayette, 60th, Feb. 17.
Deaths: Mrs. Bruce (Imogene) Ankrum, 57; Mrs. Paul (Margaret) Maloy, 64; Mrs. Calvin B. (Pearl) Lafferty, 64; Mrs. Willard (Ruth) Chaney, 68; Harold E. Marquand, 54; Wilbur (Mike) Arcore, 76.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1971
Shady Bend's historic John Hardy home, built in 1874, and owned by the Charles Downer's of West Lafayette, hit by fire causing estimated $20,000 in damages.
NHS Athletic Dept. received a unique film processing machine through efforts of local businessmen and Larry Peoples of Channel 7 television.
Trojans win final game of season over Ridgewood 84-54. Trojan Mark Warner hit a career game high 40 points, was named game MVP and received the Orange and Black trophy becoming the first athlete to win the award three times.
Mr. and Mrs. James Nugen, West Lafayette, observe 50th wedding anniversary; Mr. and Mrs. Willard Donley celebrate their 25th anniversary.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1961
Some 200 persons attended World Day of Prayer at Presybyterian Church.
Rain suddenly turning to snow resulted in a blinding blizzard.
Mrs. Donald Kohl elected president of Music Study Club.
Deaths: Kenneth Kohler, 59; Earl A. Culp, 83; Mrs. Martha Lewis, 80; Charles Fred Gardner, 70.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1951
Trojans win over Cadiz 72-49.
Carl Lenzo named chairman of Newcomerstown Red Cross drive.
Miss Helen Ogilbee and James Walkenspaw married at EUB Church.
Deaths; Grant White, 65; Mrs. Emma Welsch, 70.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1941
Improved town finances seen as tax strike ends.
Bond bill for $500 from Attorney General Thomas Herbert surprises village officlals.
Margaret Tufford and Robert Palmer married at Methodist parsonage Feb. 22.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1931
NHS Alumni defeats the Trojans 56-30.
L.H. Barnett takes over the Nash Agency.
Heller basketball team wins over Navarre.
IGA dealers hold banquet at Swiss Club.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1921
Dr. R.R. Mason taking post graduate course at Columbia University.
Earl V. Knowles dies in Columbus following operation.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1911
Among those taking rural carrier examinations were Edward Holder, Charles Geese, Will Hinds, Eugene Schlupp, C.B. McConnell, James Decker, Harvey Haver and J.M. Murphy.
Fire damage in office of Dr. Hayes amounts to $75.
The McMack property on Main St. is sold to J.E. Keiser.