TEN YEARS AGO - 2004

West Lafayette Council approves budget for fiscal year 2005.

Matt Dansby, of Newcomerstown, named the Newcomerstown Recreation director at the Cy Young Park.

Deaths: Juanita Ellwood, 94, Newcomerstown; Opal Harmon, 83, formerly of Sugarcreek; Lela Raach, 74, Newcomerstown; and Harold "Bud" Temple, 78, Newcomerstown.

TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1994

Local residents Jeff Brown was headed to Cleveland to appear in the Ohio Lottery's Cash Explosion game with an opportunity to win up to $200,000.

Ryan Burrier, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Burrier, of Newcomerstown, was among 40 Ohio high school students visiting Washington, D.C., as pat of Ohio Rural Electric Cooperative's Youth Tour.

Paul Gilhausen, Fresno, exalted ruler of Newcomerstown Elks Lodge 1555, attended the 130th national convention in Chicago.

Linn Loomis, Newcomerstown, author of books on the canal era, published his book about the Sandy and Beaver Canal.

Death: Floyd M. Stocker, 82.

THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1984

New expansion wing at Riverside Manor & Nursing Rehabilitation Center named the "William Ourant Wing" in recognition of Ourant's endeavors to make the facility a reality.

W. Lee Russell, formerly of Newcomerstown, was an at-large delegate for Sen. Gary Hart of Colorado at Democratic Convention in San Francisco.

Ivy and Georgia Steward, Kimbolton, finished second and fifth respectively, in the senior division of the Tuscarawas County Soap Box Derby in New Philadelphia.

David Weber, Newcomerstown R.D. 1, stroked a hole-in-one on the 183-yard No. 4 hole at Atwood Golf Course.

Starlite Drive-In theatre was showing "The Muppets Take Manhattan" and "The Toy" starring Richard Pryor and Jackie Gleason.

Deaths: Ben F. Hartline, 74; Earl J. Blind, 91.

FORTY YEARS AGO - 1974

Local Lions Club holds installation of officers with John Buss II, club president.

James T. Rodgers, Newcomerstown, joined Caldwell Insurance Agency here.

Charles R. Leech Jr., formerly of Newcomerstown, approved to three-year term as an alumni member of Kenyon College board of trustees.

Penny Shearrow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Shearrow, named West Lafayette Homecoming queen. Attendants were Jody Hoobler and Janice Hartley.

Lloyd Roth farm, Port Washington R.D. 1, served as campsite for French, Belgian and South African Boy Scouts on a 10-day American outing.

Deaths: Joseph A. Fletcher, 79; Mrs. Leah P. Tice, 70; Mrs. Maxine Watson, 60.

FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1964

Council asked by Business and Professional Men's Club to remove parking meters entirely from village streets.

Evangelist David V. Reppart announces his resignation as minister of the Church of Christ to accept pastorate in Rochester, Minn.

A 90-day quarantine of dogs in Tuscarawas County draws much protest from dog owners.

Deaths: Mary Jane Shurtz, 58; Mrs. Roy D. Mulvane, 82; Mrs. Edward Cecil, 54; Mrs. Marguerite Gauthier Vogneitz, 71; Mrs. Albert Moreland, 65; John C. Speers, 71; Mrs. Dora Horton, 76.

SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1954

Mercury climbs to 104 degrees here.

Council decides to place a 1.8 mill tax levy on the November ballot.

Clows Little League team wins first place as half season ends.

Bill J. Ludwig installed as commander of American Legion.

Deaths: Mrs. John Mallett, 68; Charles Gunn, 80; Mrs. Carrie Brown.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1944

Sylvia L. Stowe, cashier of Oxford Bank, and prominent in Masonic circles, taken by death.

Rotarians and firemen clean-up new park grounds.

Marine Carl Powell home on furlough after 26 months in the South Pacific.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1934

Deacon Litz, famous auto race driver, visits here.

C.C. Gist is serving as agent of Penna. station here. Agent P.B. Cowgill is ill.

Buckhorn Grange wins County Booster Contest.

NINETY YEARS AGO - 1924

Plans being made for modern store front at C.L. Raine Store.

Miss Almena Yingling entertains with lawn party at new house on Cross Street.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hart have returned to their home after visiting relatives and friends here.

Pythian Sisters have party at home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Eagon.

Dr. R.M. Quigley, Tyrone, Pa., appointed veterinarian for 3rd Brigade as inspector of horses.