TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Members of the 2003 Indian Valley Homecoming Court included: Danielle Cummings, Kylie Baker, Brittany Haney, Nikki Johnson, Allisha Casteel, Rhonda Byers, Lincoln Ryan, Shane Bowe, Lucas Sullivan, Andy McPeek, Tommy Miller and Michael Bolon.

During a blood drive at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, John Ourant and Sandy Henry received 8 gallon pins, and Burris Gardner received a 9 gallon pin.

At Wilkshire Golf Course, Newcomerstown finished in 12th place with a 416 in Division II sectional play.

Chrispen J. Schlegel, a graduate of Ridgewood High School, is a current member of the Ohio Northern University (ONU) football team.

The Trojan football team came out sharper than ever to deliver another knock-out half, rolling over their red and blue foe to a 41-0 victory against the Garaway Pirates.

Newcomerstown High School 2003 Homecoming Queen Amy Nay is escorted by Derek Booth during festivities.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Tuscarawas County Fair well-attended in spite of several rainy days. Numerous local groups and individuals were winners in the various food and livestock competitions.

100 Club planning 1994 Sweethearts Follies for Feb. 17-20.

Donna Ames, Newcomerstown, was developing 20 acres of land north of the village into the "Creek Side," an adult retirement community.

Danielle Smith crowned Ridgewood Homecoming queen. Her court included: Stacie Bahmer and Heather Carnes, senior attendants; Aimee Lockard, junior; Melissa Hocter, sophomore; and Jessica Hocter, freshman.

Local football: Trojans defeated by Tuscarawas Central Catholic 61-0; Ridgewood won 34-3 over Jewett-Scio; Indian Valley posted a 28-7 victory over East Canton.

Deaths: J. Therma Hickenbottom, 85; William T. "Tom" Simpkins, 43; Lena M. Baird, 88; Charlene E. Robinson, 82; David Watson, 17.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Newcomerstown 100 Club and village officials join in beautification project to plant Bradford Pear trees in downtown area in 1984.

Newcomerstown Trojans golf team, coached by Chuck Eicholtz, won the sectional golf trophy.

Trojan Marching Band took first place in its division at the Marlington Band Competition.

Tuscarawas County Fair set a new attendance record with a total of 46,768 attending the six-day event in Dover. The Newcomerstown, Port Washington, Gnadenhutten and Stone Creek areas fared well in the various judging categories.

Rev. Lee Fetters, new pastor of Calvary United Methodist, Everals and Kings churches, was honored along with his wife at a welcoming dinner.

Guernsey Port Office officially closed at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Mail was to be handled by Kimbolton Post Office.

Trojans defeated 32-0 by Tuscarawas Central Catholic Saints, ranked sixth in the state.

Ridgewood and Indian Valley South Rebels evenly matched throughout football contest until final minute when Brian Brown scored a pass from Ron Roberts giving Ridgewood a 6-0 win.

Death: Sara E. (Sally) Lemmons, 70.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

"Send the Band to Philadelphia Day" raises $2,568.15 towards a $5,000 goal to send the Trojan Marching Band to Gimbel's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, Pa.

Council approves new alert system providing about 17 local volunteer firemen with portable radios.

Clark Smith to join his father, F. Herbert Smith, as vice president in charge of production and quality control at the local Alchrome Products Company, Newcomerstown.

Indian Valley North beats Trojans 14-6; Ridgewood Generals umph over Tuscarawas Central Catholic Saints, 20-0.

Mrs. Richard (Patty Lahmers) Arth, Port Washington, becomes the first woman secretary for the Tuscarawas County Fair in 123 years.

Deaths: Wilbur S. Snively, 63; W.A. Tufford, 82.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Jacqueline McCleary chosen Homecoming Queen by high school.

Trojan clobber Carrollton 22-14.

Plans announced to make Newcomerstown's annual Hi-Y Club parade bigger and better than ever.

Deaths: Claude Hazlett, Lawrence C. Ahle, 87; George Leighninger, 72; Clifford I. Hale, 69; Mrs. Carlos Taylor, 64; Mrs. W.F. Tedrick, 78; Marcus Swigert, 61.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

September has only 1.03 inch rainfall.

Cy Young throws first ball in World Series opener in New York.

Lawrence Gaskill elected master of Buckhorn Grange.

Heller Bros. annual kiddies field day huge success.

Deaths: Mrs. Susie Ross, 73; Miss Lucy Lewis, 48; Robert Lee Walkup, infant; Mrs. Emma Mizer, 87.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Elks Lodge purchased $5,000 in war bonds.

Tax rate is down from 17 to 15.40.

Trojans win over Caldwell 14-6 in opening game.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

George W. Miskimen, 74, dies after five week illness.

Rev. F.W. Langell is returning as pastor of the EUB Church.

Clyde Bourne and Chester Smith plead guilty in Gilmore murder case.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

Red Cross makes appeal for stricken Japan.

Biggest KKK conclave ever held in county is staged on the Dougherty farm with 10,000 present.

May Kuns Devolld, former resident, dies in Cambridge.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

The Good Samaritan Class of the ME Church surprises Rev. A.F. Patterson on his birthday anniversary.

J.A. Burris, W.P. Mulvane and Dr. J.R. McElroy attend soldiers reunion at Chattanooga, Tenn.