TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Funk Pontiac-Olds Sales Corp. celebrated their 58th anniversary in business.

Newcomerstown Shannon Bennington finished third in the pole vault (12-3) at Regionals held in Lancaster, and junior Jeff McIntire, placed sixth in the discus (133-11).

Robert (Alan) Edwards is awarded a full scholarship to attend the Akron Machining Institute.

Newcomerstown Hampton Inn was awarded the "Wall of Fame Award" from the Hilton Hotels Corporation for the third consecutive time.

Brian Cook was nominated Seventh Grade Student of the Week at the Newcomerstown Middle School.

Kathie Lyons was inducted into the local Rotary Chapter by President Jeff Orr.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

"Happy Birthday USA" selected as the theme for the Fourth of July celebration in Newcomerstown.

Ruby Roahrig elected president of Newcomerstown 100 Club.

Newcomerstown High was sending two representatives to the state track meet with Wendy Hinds competing in shot put and discus, and Jamie Lewis in pole vault.

McDonald's Restaurant of Newcomerstown celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Big Mac sandwich by giving away the sandwiches to customers.

Newcomerstown High's spring sports athletes were honored, including Jeff Guilliams, Nate Archer and Trevor Garretson, baseball; Matt Fockler, Rob Henry, Jeremy Houston and Brad Carpenter, boys' track; and Kim Norman, Kristy McMillen, Misty McMillen and Wendy Hinds, girls' track.

Deaths: Mrs. Merton (Dorothy) Boyd, 85.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Construction was nearing completing on a new meeting center for Newcomerstown Senior Citizens.

Newcomerstown trackmen finished fourth at the state meet with Clayton Walker finishing the highest for the Trojans. His high jump of 6-4 tied for first, but he placed second due to more misses. Also competing for the Trojans were Mark Kellerman, Dave Bell, Kurt Hall, Randy Barthalow and Tony Russell.

Starlite Drive-In theatre, between Newcomerstown and West Lafayette, was showing "Tootside" starring Dustin Hoffman, and "The Toy" starring Jackie Gleason and Richard Pryor.

Deaths: Howard K. Castell, 67; Pearl D. Ahle, 69; Mrs. John (Nora Pearl) Harsh, 66; Mrs. James (Melva Louella) Besser, 45; John Huffman, 45; James P. Gallagher, 71.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Diplomas awarded to 101 seniors at Newcomerstown High School's 91st Commencement June 3. Connie Jo Hoffman is valedictorian and Mary Kay Burris, salutatorian.

Ninety-one receive diplomas May 26 at sixth annual commencement of Indian Valley South High, Gnadenhutten.

Erin Collins and Norman McPherson, students at Ridgewood High School, announced as high scorers in district scholastic achievement tests.

Mike Wise named recipient of the John Phillip Sousa Award, and Mary Kay Burris won the Distinguished Musicians Certificate at Trojan Band Boosters annual banquet.

Deaths: Mrs. Albert Kline, 81; Edwin Getz, 70; Elmer Albert, 82.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Memorial Day services attended by 300 persons.

Area lowlands flooded by 4.45 inch rainfall.

Newcomerstown High School holds 81st annual commencement.

John Berg wins intramural speaking contest at Wittenberg University.

Deaths: Miss Xenia Hinds, 96; Alex S. Kovach, 57; George Mulvane, 92.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Council approves $325,000 in bonds for sewage plant.

John F. Rickets, Coshocton, promoted to plant superintendent at James B. Clow & Sons plant.

Deaths: Charles S. Mathews; W.A. Horzog.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Miss Dorothy Stalter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stalter, enters WAVES.

Food and help shortages force local restaurants to close and Jack's close permanently and others are open shorter hours.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Laura Quigley, Pauline Asher, Virginia Foster and Eula Hollingsworth graduated from Ohio University.

A 60x20 dining hall is being constructed in Mulvane Park.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

The body of Mrs. Roy Sondles, 39, found in pond near C&M trestle.

Taylor-Owens Co., Coshocton, breaking ground for new high school building.

Wesley Chapel Methodist Church, southwest of town burns to ground when struck by lightning.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

Nineteen members graduated at 32nd commencement of Newcomerstown High School.

Boy Scout Band makes first public appearance at concert.

Council petitions Pennsylvania Railroad to put in additional spans in bridges to aid in flood prevention.

Attorney J.T. Russell moves to New Philadelphia.