TEN YEARS AGO - 2003

Air Force Airman Kyle D. Mowery has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Chamber becomes part of revitalizing downtown Newcomerstown.

Lee Allen Fish, Newcomerstown, tagged his 30-point trophy buck in at the Newcomerstown Truck Stop.

Jake Fox placed 14th in the Cambridge Cross Country meet with a time of 18:09.

A solid all around performance against TCC led to a 43-0 victory over the Saints, eliminating the Trojans' last obstacle to a season ending showdown with arch-rival Ridgewood.

Ridgewood advanced as a team from the Eastern District cross country meet for the first time in ten years.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993

Melissa Pickett crowned 1993 Newcomerstown High Homecoming Queen. Her court included Shelly Ashcraft, Susan Ashcraft, Tonya Mayhew and Mary Belt.

AmeriMark (formerly Alsco) announced plans to close its facility in Gnadenhutten.

Pauline Young, Newcomerstown, was the first week's winner of $100 in the Lucky Barrel drawing, and Rosemary Guy, Newcomerstown, was announced as the second week winner.

Local football: Trojans lost to Garaway 40-0; Ridgewood defeated Strasburg, 14-10; Indian Valley won their homecoming game against Coventry 26-8.

Lori Leigh was crowned Indian Valley Homecoming queen, and her court was comprised of Darcy Myers and Amy Lippencott, senior attendants; Ann Yoder, junior; Kelly Huebner, sophomore; and Laura Kohl, freshman.

Deaths: Nicholas Lee Amore, 17 months; Carl H. Gano, 71; Raymond J. Gress, 60; Willis H. Stocker, 85; Ida M. Richardson, 71; R. Olive Gadd, 85.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983

Trojans won 10-0 over Inter Valley Conference leader, Strasburg Tigers. Newcomerstown and Strasburg's bands combined a special half-time presentation of "script Ohio."

Trojans golf team, coached by Chuck Eicholtz, finished fifth in the state in Class A division.

"Meet the Candidates" night was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Newcomerstown 100 Club at St. Francis de Sales Church.

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Newcomerstown, planned a special service to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's birth and the 466th anniversary of his nailing his 95 Theses on the castle church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Dr. Walter Bowman professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, was to be guest speaker.

Ridgewood Generals defeated Garaway 12-0 and was tied with Strasburg for the Inter Valley Conference lead.

Indian Valley South Rebels, coached by Steve Masten, 28-0 winner over Conotton Valley.

Death: Grace Zimmer McAllister, 63.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973

Employees of local General Tire plant returns to work after two-week strike.

Jaycees to award some $230 in cash prizes in annual Halloween Parade Oct. 27.

Gnadenhutten mayor Charles Miller announced his village's Post Office would move Nov. 2 into the Winrod building.

Trojans nipped by Tuscarawas Central Catholic 18-15; Indian Valley North defeated Ridgewood 22-8.

West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce holds annual membership dinner with Tom Berry awarded the Distinguished Member Award.

Death: Elmer R. Patterson, 75.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963

Coach Cliff Wilson's Trojans rack up fifth victory defeating Three Rivers 22-8.

William Ludwig, a patrolman on the Newcomerstown Police Department since October 1954, resigns.

Rainfall record is .07 inches in 64 days. Last sizeable rainfall was Aug. 20.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953

Farms are hit as dry period dries up streams and spring.

Twenty-four candidates seek municipal office here. Voters to pass a five-mill school levy renewal.

Ralph Robinson is elected president of Toastmasters.

Deaths: Mrs. Cora Porcher, 46; Toner Shultz, 63.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943

Gas Co. asks 15 percent self-rationing in gas use.

Chamber of Commerce will provide Christmas treats.

Relatives received word that Cpl. James Carr is prisoner of the Germans.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933

Paul Ford opens barber shop in Central Hotel building.

Local women meet every Wednesday in Oxford Bank building.

Clow plant is working again and the file works is working overtime in rush orders.

Millersburg Spartans trounce Trojans 32-0.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923

Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Leiser and the latter's father, Joseph Kuhn, New Philadelphia, return from 8,600 mile western auto trip.

Capt. Len Wilson, 78, former Ohio Canal Boat captain, dies at home in Otsego.

Council will issue bonds for $3,000 to purchase a new motor driven fire truck.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913

Dr. and Mrs. W.J. Roberts, moving to Ft. Wayne, Ind., given farewell party.

Ladies of St. Paul Lutheran Church will present a Lyceum course this winter.