TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Jeffrey Philip Decker, a son of Richard Decker, graduated as an aeronautical and astronautical engineer from Purdue University.

Representatives from the Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union cut the ribbon June 2 as they unveil the Newcomerstown branch.

Seth Nolan, Coshocton sixth grader, was recently selected to represent Ohio at the 2003 National High School Coaches Association National Dual Wrestling Meet Championships in Salisbury, Md.

Newcomerstown's Shannon Bennington finished an impressive 10th place in the pole vault (13-0(.

Newcomerstown Saddle Club members, Stevie Jo Bliss, Sonya Gano, Sara Bliss and Madison Kistler begin preparing their horses for a show at Sunset Arena.

Hundreds of customers await the opening of the Goodwill store in New Philadelphia.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Newcomerstown threatened by Ohio EPA with a per day fine if the village failed to proceeds with plans to place an additional two-foot covering on top of the landfill, closed in 1985.

Lady Trojan Wendy Hinds won two medals at the state track meet in Columbus, placing third in discus and fifth in shot put.

Tina Stocker, Gnadenhutten, won the Peoples Church Award at Port Washington-Salem Historical Society's annual Memorial Day quilt show at the Union Hall, Port Washington.

Shawn Dakin, Newcomerstown High sophomore, received NASA Aerospace Achievemetn Awrad and was invited to attend VIP Recognition Day at NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleveland.

Deaths: Charles Edwin Riley, 80; Elizabeth Gagner Miller, 67; and Rex H. Rose, 88.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Major water line break erupted on Main Street, Newcomerstown.

Temperatures throughout the week averaged 80 degrees with near zero precipitation.

Frank Ackerman was installed as new president of Newcomerstown Lions Club.

Pastor William Calvert confirmed the 1983 Confirmation Class at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Newcomerstown, including Roberta Huff, Karla Sorrell, Kendra Ault, Kathryn Stephan, Terri Kupfer and Kathy Meeks.

The 13th annual Dress-a-Child-For-School project at the Tuscarawas County Church Women United was underway with local area donations chairman Faye Davidson of Newcomerstown and Ruth Baker of Gnadenhutten.

Shannon Harvey, 4-year old daughter of Lacy and Donna Harvey, Newcomerstown, won the 2- to 4-year old category of the "Cute Kid" contest sponsored by the Plainfield Area Jaycees at Ridgewood Football Field. Proceeds from the event were donated to Ronald McDonald House.

Some 200 attended the Port Washington Alumni Banquet in the Port Washington School gymnasium June 4. Neil Compton, retired principal, was presented an honorary membership to the alumni.

Deaths: Carl W. Hammond, 77, and Margaret Leavengood, 84, both West Lafayette; and Mrs. M. Gresco Winrod, 85.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Gary Hickman, principal at Newcomerstown High School, resigned his position to take the job of purchasing agent for Groovfold Inc.

New municipal swimming pool at West Lafayette opened with about 300 youngsters enjoying the first "free day" of swimming.

Ralph Steinbach, Port Washington Fire chief, retired.

Vera Smith and Virgil Fruchey, River Street neighbors, engaged in a "tomato war" in which the first ripe tomato grown would determine the winner. When Fruchey stealthily purchases and plants a plant bearing an almost ripe tomato, Smith quickly retaliates. Under cover of darkness, she fastens plastic bananas, plums, apples, and an ear of corn to Fruchey's bogus winner.

Deaths: Brothers, Jack Hillegas, 27, and Timothy Hillegas, 21, killed in motorcycle accidents; and Elmer Grewell, 81.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

A four-day program is scheduled for the July 4 celebration.

Gary Hickman graduates from Ohio University.

Charles Holdsworth is honored for having the highest single game score of any league bowler last season, 268.

Deaths: Edward Glazer, 73; Richard Hostetler, 12; Mrs. Perry Beal, 70; and Henry Fickes, 59.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Newcomerstown Eagles' anniversary celebration attended by 200.

Cy Young Park Pool draws 1,500 since its opening May 29.

C.R. Yingling is appointed office and personnel manager of James B. Clow and Sons, Newcomerstown plant.

Deaths: Mrs. Augusta Johns, 80; John Patrick McPherson, infant; Mrs. Emma DeLong, 87; Cecil Barthalow, 52; Frank Wallace, 83; and Samuel Waggoner.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

New gas wells are started in Guernsey area.

Two local men, L.M. Wright and Orville Fletcher, were working on the Alcan Highway in Alaska.

Boy Scout Camp-O-Ree will be held at Athletic Field, June 11-12.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Fire of undetermined origin does considerable damage to the Clow radiator plant.

Candidates filing for mayor are Harley Kail and Raymond Wolf, Democrats; and M.L. Oliver, Arthur Lacy, Denver Reed and Charles Mugford, Republicans.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

Harry Lyons catches at 17-1/2 pound muskie near the railroad bridge.

D.B. Moore leases James Rennard's blacksmith shop near corner of Canal and College streets and will put in filling station.