TEN YEARS AGO - 2009

Cydney McMillan of Newcomerstown won first place in the student category of the annual Canton Jewish Center Photography show.

Jim Carr, of Newcomerstown, during vacation catches up with a 30+ - year acquaintance and music legend, Willie Nelson.

 Ralph Tilton  received his 60-year membership pin and Clarence "Pappy" Watts received 50-year membership pin from Lone Star Lodge No. 175, Newcomerstown.

Deaths: Jane E. Bliss, 56; William M. Bundy, 98; Linda M. Rexroad, 61; Peggy M. Allen, 72; Lloyd H. Hart, 82; James R. Graham, 65; Thomas W. Pittis, 23.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1999

Toll-free calling between Newcomerstown and parts of northern Tuscarawas County received massive support as several hundred residents attended a public hearing held by PUCO.

Tuscarawas County Convention & Visitors Bureau, New Philadelphia, announced grant money for non-profit tourism related attractions would be received by local groups, Newcomerstown Tourism Unlimited, Port Washington-Salem Historical Society, and Gnadenhutten Historical Museum; $500 each for promotional purposes.

Eugene Parks received his 60-year membership pin and John Hackenbracht a 50-year membership pin from Lone Star Lodge 175, Newcomerstown.

Trojans lost to Fort Frye 61-58 in Div. III district tournament semi-final at St. John Arena in Steubenville, ending the season 17-6.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence (Mary) Watts, Newcomerstown, 25th wedding anniversary, March 9.

Deaths: Graedon V. Egler, 67; Laura M. Fillman, 70; B. Ann Chadwell, 72; Mary E. Brown, 86; Marjorie Jane Gray, 74.

 

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1989

Rev. Charles Lee, Newcomerstown, presented plaque from The Salvation Army at dinner given in his honor.

Marian Craig renamed president of local Parmi Nous Club.

Married: Tami Whyde and Randy Stout, Jan 14;  Martha Jean McMullen and Robert L. Main, Oct. 15; Mr. and Mrs. D. Paul (Karen) Morrison, Newcomerstown, 25th anniversary, April 1; Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Kathrene) Sondles, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, March 25; Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. (Marjorie) Chamberlin, West Lafayette, 50th anniversary, April 8.

Deaths: Jessie G. Jacobs, 56; Larry Allen Daugherty, 37; Stanley D. Dunlap, 67.

 

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1979

Baker’s AG Foods broke ground for 6,000 sq. ft. expansion of Newcomerstown store.

Gary King elected president of Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce.

Patti Hoffman of Newcomerstown High, and Jan Powell and Gordon Arney, both of Ridgewood High, were winners of the Elks National Foundation "Most Valuable Student" competition.

Seventh grader, Amy Goff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goff, winner of Newcomerstown Middle School spelling bee.

Audrey Goettge named president of Port Washington Firebelles.

Indian Valley South lost the Class A regional basketball tournament 57-55 to Zanesville Rosecrans Bishops. Rebel Larry "Hambone" Huggins scored 27 points and his team ended the season 22-2.

Ridgewood Generals girls (21-2 record) won Class AA district championship, defeating Martins Ferry 42-38 in overtime, with leading scorers Denise Slay, Janet Gladstone and Lisa Ulrich.

Married: Mr. and Mrs. Walter T. Beall, Newcomerstown, 50th anniversary, March 30; Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Sondles, Newcomerstown 40th anniversary, March 25.

Deaths: Michael E. Gaumer, 18; Cecil R. Ford, 73; Clyde Butler Sr. 65; Mrs. Ray (Pearl) Booth, 86; Raymond H. Gress, 71; John L. Hoffman, 90; Charles E. Kirk, 81.

 

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1969

Robert L. Gibson, formerly of Dover, convicted for second time for bilking cash out of two elderly county residents, including Curtis Schupp of Newcomerstown. Boston Attorney F. Lee Bailey represented Gibson and said he would appeal.

Richard D. Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Baker, promoted to Army Lieutenant Colonel at the U.S. Army Command General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.

Edward Dichler, Port Washington, elected director of Producers Livestock Assn.

Dick Roe of Reeves Bank named chairman of Newcomerstown Citizens Scholarship Foundation annual fund drive.

Local Ministerial Assn. slates Good Friday poster contest for area youth.

Don Kohl, Newcomerstown, received special award at local Girl Scout Rally. Senior  Girl Scouts honored were Janet Lenzo, Carmela Lenzo, Ann Agricola, Debbie Loader and Judy Weber.

175 attended World Day of Prayer service at First Baptist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester John, Newcomerstown, mark golden wedding anniversary.

 

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1959

Wind lashes local area, damage slight.

Veteran mail carrier, Clarence Walkenspaw, retires after 32 years service.

Council approves training course for fire fighters.

Jaycee Park Fund receives $2,700.

 

 

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1949

$3,850 blaze hits office at the File Plant.

Fire department helps fight fire that destroys the M. O’Neil Co. in Coshocton.

Military services held here for Pvt. Donald O’Troendly, killed in action in France Sept. 11, 1944.

Some 400 hear Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra here.

Swimming pool bonds amounting to $50,000 are sold to J.C. White Co., Cincinnati.

 

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1939

Supt. W.B. Hayes, 58, dies following a stroke. He had been superintendent of schools for 19 years.

Newcomerstown sued by Muskingum Watershed Conservancy.

Preferred stock holders of Sterling Faucet Co. file petition in Common Pleas Court asking that the company be dissolved and assets liquidated. 

 

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1929

Mr. and Mrs. J.F. McDonnell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Miss Kathryn Regula is married to Enos Geltz in New Philadelphia.

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1919

Ike Norris with the 308 Engineers in Germany writes his experiences to Mrs. F.S. Miskimen.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Geese, Isleta, celebrate 50th wedding anniversary.