TEN YEARS AGO - 2004

Journey's End Ministries celebrated their grand opening at their new building located at 205 S. River St., Newcomerstown.

The 2004 Ridgewood High School Prom King was Andy Senita and Queen Amanda Dreher.

Paul Hamilton of Newcomerstown purchased the past new automobile to be sold at Funk Pontiac-Olds from Jeff Funk.

Angie Shurtz continued her IVC dominance, tossing her third no-hitter of the season to lead the Generals past Hiland in girls' softball.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1994

Newcomerstown High School's 112th commencement was to be May 29 at Lee Stadium. Co-valedictorians were Shelly Ashcraft, Mary Belt, Tonya Mayhew, Emily Overholser and Jennifer Riffle, and salutatorian was Carrie Anne Russell.

Ridgewood Generals boys and girls won titles at the Inter Valley Conference track meet at Newcomerstown's Lee Stadium.

Don Norman, Newcomerstown, received the "Silver Beaver" award from the Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Port Washington Homemakers held their International Tea at Indian Valley Settlement House Restaurant in Gnadenhutten.

Knights of Columbus held their annual banquet at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Newcomerstown, and presented awards to: Pat Cadle, Citizen of the Year; Cindy Branch, Woman of the Year; Henry Clark, Knight of the Year; Karri Addy, Youth of the Year; Clem Stute and Lou Vannucci, Volunteers of the Year; and Caine Bricker, free throw winner.

Ridgewood High School's "Elks' Students of the Month" were Travis Paul Morrison and Bethany Sue George.

Deaths: Doris L. Glazier, 70; Georgette E. Noel Grewell, 69; Norman Lerenman, 86.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1984

Diplomas awarded to 105 graduates at Newcomerstown High's 102nd commencement May 20.

Trojan track team captured the Class A district track championship held at Lee Stadium.

GenCorp, formerly General Tire and Rubber Company, announced its Chemical-Plastics Industrial Products Group would incorporate under the name DiversiTech General Inc.

Majorettes for 1984-85 Trojan Band were Kim Carr, head majorette, and Penny Taylor, Sherry Baker, Lori Maloy, Jackie Buckey and Shelly Nastoff.

20th commencement of Ridgewood High School set for May 27 with 117 graduates. Top five percent of the class included James Mizer, Troy Luke, Kelly Hamilton, Karen McCrea, David Bartolec and Jennifer Loomis.

Alison Sanders and Pamela Preston were co-valedictorians of the 17th graduating class of Indian Valley South High School, Gnadenhutten. Commencement was scheduled for May 26 with 76 graduates.

Deaths: John L. Stocker, 72; Beatrice H. Best, 81; Harold "Buddy" Goettge, 57; Georgia Edna Sandel, 99; James Conn, 62; Williams C. Dugan, 82; Donald E. Jones, 51.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1974

Claude Hinds, Newcomerstown, retiring after 40 years in education.

Trojan track team members Dave Hill in discus and Ron Duffy in pole vault, placed third in Class A district meet at Rio Grande College and qualify for state meet.

Mrs. William Padgitt named librarian at Gnadenhutten Library.

Grocery store prices included eight 16-ounce bottles Coca-Cola, 79 cents; three large heads of lettuce, 89 cents; one pound bacon, 69 cents.

Deaths: Mrs. Raymond (Margaret) McPeek, 67.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1964

Rev. L.O. Rist to pastor Nazarene church.

Kent Collins in first NHS trackman to go to state track meet.

Jaycees elect Darrel "Tip" Chaney as president.

Seven-school merger proposed here.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1954

Lawrence M. Rich appointed director of sales at Heller Brothers.

Deaths: Lewis Snyder, 87; Charles Gray, 85; Charles Skaer, 85.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1944

The Women's Club, oldest federated women's club in Ohio, celebrates its 50th anniversary at home of Mrs. T.A. Banks, Main Street.

City Council accepts deed for new park received by Mayor Earl Treasure from the park and playground committee, for site purchased from Charles Loader.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1934

Rev. D.A. Morris of Trinity Methodist Church to preach memorial sermon.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1914

A number of local people to attend auto races at Indianapolis.

Rev. Hudness, pastor of the MP Church, to preach memorial sermon.