TEN YEARS AGO - 2004

The 2004 Ridgewood Homecoming Court includes Casey Crites, Laura Ellis, Ashlee Moyer, Dave Deshong, Tommy Dreher and Justin Warne.

A reward of $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fire at Blackhawk Motor Sports.

Newcomerstown uses stellar ground game to beat TCC 35-12 in football action.

Deaths: Lelah H. Highben, 80, Port Washington; Robert R. Leonhard, 79, Orient; Foster Reed, 64, West Lafayette; Keaten Reigle, infant, Killbuck; and Rudolph Wolf, 91, Fresno.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1994

Angela Wright, 1994 Newcomerstown High homecoming queen, joined by 24 former NHS homecoming queens at special event at Lee Stadium.

Frontier Apple Festival set for Oct. 12-16 with Dr. W.R. Agricola to be honored as "Favorite Son."

Local 496 of United Rubber Workers of America strike at Gen Corp Polymer Products.

Rev. Donald Fields new minister of St. Paul AME Church, Martin Luther King Drive, Newcomerstown.

Football: Strasburg won 28-8 over the Trojans; Ridgewood lost 19-12 to Inter Valley Conference leaders, Garaway Pirates; and Indian Valley Braves defeated Tuslaw, 41-14.

Deaths: Margaret Wilson, 80; J. Royal James, 88; Edward C. Jones, 74; Dorothy M. Frank, 83; Willard R. Alexander, 74; Mary Lucille McCullough,79.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1984

Newcomerstown Board of Education and Wheeling Township Trustees agree to trustees purchase of the Guernsey School and seven acres for $1; building to be used as Guernsey Community Center.

Kimbolton held a three-day celebration to mark the village's 100th birthday.

Brian Powell, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Powell, Fresno, and a member of White Eyes Livestock 4-H Club, represented Ohio in the Eastern Division U.S. 4-H Engineering Event at the Virginia State Fair. He placed third in the tractor operator contest.

Area football: Trojans defeated by Garaway 27-8; undefeated Tuscarawas Central Catholic won over Ridgewood Generals 7-3 in closing minute of game; Indian Valley South lost to Malvern, 17-10.

Jaynie Henline, Chestnut Street, Newcomerstown, was the week's winner of $10 in the Football Contest sponsored by The Newcomerstown News.

Deaths: Dorothie C. Myers, 75; Clyde E. Thompson, 82; James W. Nugen, 84; Isadore M. Rehard, 80; Nora M. Morrison, 86; Harvey S. "Shorty" Bradford, 81.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1974

Granite baseball stolen from Cy Young memorial monument at Cy Young Park.

Football: Trojans beat Jewett-Scio 20-0 for second consecutive win of season; Indian Valley South Rebels defeated 57-0 by Tusky Valley; Ridgewood Generals ripped Malvern Hornets, 26-6.

Local Jaycees to sponsor Halloween Parade Oct. 26.

Lillian Ruby is residential drive chairman of United Way campaign.

Death: Mrs. James (Helen) King, 88.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1964

Trojans defeat Zanesville Rosecrans, 45-22.

Shirley Hendershot crowned homecoming queen by Hi-Y president James Thomas.

Trick or treat night set for Oct. 30.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1954

Linda Smith chosen as homecoming queen.

Trojans win from Springfield Local, 26-0.

Deaths: Leo Callentine, 43; Mrs. Ernest Hahn, 59.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1944

Charles Fultz, 69, well-known of Gilmore, disappears from home.

Mrs. Florence Landers, local music instructor, is in Columbus attending classes of John M. Williams, well-known music instructor.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1934

Carrollton defeats Trojans, 26-7.

Newcomerstown wins county baseball championship over Wainwright.

Dr. Charles Wilkin, former resident, dies at home of his sister, Mrs. Sara Dickinson, Cleveland.

D.L. Lydick buys Beers house on Main Street and will move into vacant lot adjoining M.P. Church.

Action of Salem Township and Newcomerstown Board of Education on schools at Wolf, Sands, Glenwood, and Lick Run come under jurisdiction of Newcomerstown schools.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1924

William Denning and family move into new home on Neighbor Street.

Ortt brothers excavating for new two-story building on Main Street.

A number of "dry" meetings scheduled for this week.